Koar, King of the Gods
God of Justice, Loyalty and Law
(Pantheon of Liabo)
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Koar is the King of the Gods. Once, he ruled all the Arkati and he
is still the titular head of both the Light and Dark Gods. In practice,
however, his direct control is only over the Gods of Light. Not since
the fall of the Drakes in the Ur-Daemon War has Koar rallied all the
gods to him, and none knows for sure if he could unify the Arkati
now, no matter the cause. Still, it is said that as long as Koar lives,
the Gods of Light and Dark will never face each other in open war.
Legend holds that Koar sits on a great throne carved from the stone
heart of the world extending up through the tallest mountain in
Elanthia. He rarely leaves his throne, and spends most of his time
slumbering or brooding. Even when he sleeps, one eye is always slightly
open, and while Koar may not intervene in the affairs of gods or
mortals often, there is little that escapes his notice.
The sages say that the mountains of Elanthia rise and fall as Koars
brow furrows. One day, it is said, when the Gods of Darkness no
longer vex their king, and when mortals no longer wage petty wars,
the mountains will sink back into the ground and all the world will
be a fertile plain. Earthquakes are attributed to Koar shifting
restlessly, and before Koars brow is smoothed, legend holds
he will rise from his throne in wrath, shaking the greatest fortresses
to rubble. The prophecy is silent as to who or what will be the
object of his ire.
Some common folk believe that Koar is not an Arkati, but actually
the last of the Great Drakes. No one living can confirm this notion,
Koars blessing is often invoked during coronation ceremonies,
and it is not uncommon for rulers to claim that their particular
right to reign bears Koars approval.
Koars preferred humanoid manifestation is that of a huge
man upon a throne, wearing a gold crown, contemplating the fate
of all things. In manner, he is commanding, detached, or weary.
His symbol is a golden crown, often set on a circle of white.
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