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  • The Celestial Heavens

    * [[Alimus | Alimus]], the Sun * [[Faro | Faro]], the Great Moon * [[Kismé]], the Small Moon h3. Constellations * [[Aerix | Aerix]], the hero, a constellation in the summer sky. * [[Arathelle]], the pegasus, a constellation in the spring …

  • Aerix

    *Aerix*: Greatest of the mortal children of Terak, Aerix is the hero of many tales of adventure. He is also the central figure of a parable in which, craving a challenge, he asks his father to send against him a foe he could not best. The tale ends in …

  • Jibraiil

    *Jibraiil*: The herald of the gods, Jibraiil the archangel marches at the front of the Heavenly host. It is said that to hear her unmuted voice is to hear a music so perfect that the mortal heart will break with joy. She is second among the seven …

  • Metteron

    *Metteron*: The golden lion of Heaven, Metteron is the king of the beasts of Heaven and earth and the greatest animal in the universe. He is servant and companion to Terak and lies at the foot of his throne. He can be as high as a mountain or as small …

  • Issama

    *Issama*: As a mortal, Issama dared to question the decree of Maal. Maal deemed her question wise and made her his counselor upon her death. She stands to the left of Maal’s throne and advises him on matters as varied as elven customs, legal loopholes …

  • Arathelle

    *Arathelle*: Aymara’s animal companion, Arathelle is a silver pegasus and the most lovely of all the beasts of Heaven. She is considered endlessly wise as well. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of CRIMSON SKIES | …

  • Barik-tharn

    *Barik-tharn*: Known as “the Miner,” Barik-tharn is the guardian of the treasures of Rontra’s womb – silver, gold, gems, etc. He is also the force that warns miners when they delve too deep. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[ …

  • Belial

    *Belial*: A member of the rebellious host of Heaven who, standing with Iblis, rejected the command of the gods to serve the five mortal races. Belial served as an instigator of the rebellion and is now a lord of Hell, having surpassed Iblis in power …

  • Camael

    *Camael*: Attendant to the thrones of the gods, Camael the archangel is the minister of Heaven and stands behind the Lords of Good. It is Camael who oversees all the workings of the gods’ court and arranges audiences with some of them. As a servant …

  • Grey Librarian

    *Grey Librarian, The*: So called for her robes of grey wolf fur trimmed in gold, this celestial servant of Tinel is the head of the Cataloguers. She is the only member of that heavenly order to speak to Tinel. She runs his library and makes sure he has …

  • Chorus of the Birds, The

    *Chorus of the Birds, The*: An aviary of pearl and silver in Heaven contains these ten thousand song birds who sing together in perfect harmony. They sometimes visit mortal singers to inspire them. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens …

  • Cornucopia, The

    *Cornucopia, The*: A gift from Anwyn to her followers that is forever overflowing with the most delicious feasts. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of CRIMSON SKIES | Religions of CRIMSON SKIES]]

    Five Apprentices, The

    *Five Apprentices, The*: Korak’s servants are apprenticed to him for 100 years and then are named journeymen of the heavens. The apprentices are among the greatest mortal craftsmen, receiving the honored position after death. Their names while they …

  • Grifynne

    *Grifynne*: The first eagle, and servant to Urian, Grifynne is golden and glorious with a wingspan as long as a mighty river and a cry that shakes the heavens. She is the mother of the griffins and the lamassus, which were fathered on her by Metteron, …

  • Guide, The

    *Guide, The*: An ancient woman with a lantern, this servant of Morwyn eases men and women into the wisdom of old age. The Guide lessens the trauma of becoming old and also comes, sometimes, to those who are about to die of age and tells them that they …

  • Gwainlath

    *Gwainlath*: Often called the Shepherdess, Gwainlath is a servant of Rontra’s who provides aid in dark times. When the land is being desecrated or otherwise misused, the Shepherdess makes subtle appeals to those responsible to change their ways. She …

  • Gwedryl

    *Gwedryl*: Thellyne’s bow made of yew. Its name signifies “True Seeker.” It was with Gwedryl that Thellyne slew the Three Druids. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of CRIMSON SKIES | Religions of CRIMSON SKIES]] …

  • Heka

    *Heka*: One of a pair of hyenas that accompany Zheenkeef. The two are part of the menagerie Zheenkeef keeps of all the creatures of the earth. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of CRIMSON SKIES | Religions of CRIMSON …

  • Tekit

    *Tekit*: One of a pair of hyenas that accompany Zheenkeef. The two are part of the menagerie Zheenkeef keeps of all the creatures of the earth. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of CRIMSON SKIES | Religions of CRIMSON …

  • Ix

    *Ix*: The silver fox companion of Darmon, Ix is a joyful and mischievous creature. He is known to come to the aid of Darmon’s followers. In legends he is either seen accompanying his master on a splendid adventure or tricking the blustering lion of …

  • King’s Crucible, The

    *King’s Crucible, The*: Also called simply, “The Crucible,” this is the tool sometimes used by Korak to reforge the souls of those who are perennially wicked, but not so wicked as to warrant eternal damnation. It is believed that those so reforged …

  • Lonely Runner, The

    *Lonely Runner, The*: Likely the greatest mortal athlete ever born, the lonely runner was the only competitor ever able to match pace with Canelle. He is the center of an important parable of the Canellan faith. His form is now seen as a constellation …

  • Maal’s Voice

    *Maal’s Voice*: Herald of the Court of Maal, his true name is long forgotten. When Maal sits upon the Throne of Judgment, any word he utters is lasting law or judgment, so for lesser matters of the court, Maal’s Voice speaks for his master. He is …

  • Mercy

    *Mercy*: Beloved servant of Morwyn, it is Mercy that lifts hate from men’s hearts and leads them to spare their hated enemies. Mercy is a beautiful maiden with flaxen hair in a white gown, like that of her mistress. Many who are affected by Mercy …

  • Midwife, The

    *Midwife, The*: Called upon by women in the midst of difficult labors, this servant of Morwyn clarifies matters. Should the Midwife come invisibly to the bedside of a woman in a difficult labor, she may speed the delivery and save the woman’s life. If …

  • Mika’il

    *Mika’il*: Chief among the Archangels, Mika’il protects the downtrodden and is the champion of those in need. He was once a great div king who was elevated to great power by Morwyn and raised to be chief of the Archangels after the fall of Iblis. …

  • Nayariel

    *Nayariel*: The most skilled hunter who ever lived, Nayariel was an elf accursed so that she would transform into the shape of animals against her will. She usually became a beautiful White Hart, and all of the world’s greatest hunters eventually came …

  • Rafaiil

    *Rafaiil*: The guide of the lost, Rafaiil the archangel is the giver of charity from the gods. It is said that if the gods send a mortal aid, it is Rafaiil who delivers it. Rafaiil is charged with overseeing Elysium. He is third among the archangels. …

  • Raguel

    *Raguel*: The vengeance of Heaven, Raguel the archangel is charged by the gods to smite down those who have grown too high and think themselves equal to the gods, as well as infernal powers when they trespass on the Prime Material Plane for reasons …

  • Remorse

    *Remorse*: Called the “Weeper for the Wronged,” no one knows how Remorse came into Maal’s service. When someone comes before Maal who has been grievously wronged, Remorse petitions the King of Souls to right the wrong and give the wounded party succor …

  • Saraqael

    *Saraqael*: The magistrate of Heaven, Saraqael the archangel oversees the laws of Heaven and sees to it that all celestials perform their duties under the Compact. She is fifth among the archangels. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens …

  • Scriveners, The

    *Scriveners, The*: An order of servants to Tinel in Heaven, these mute and hooded celestials take note of every event in the mortal world and Heaven, making the supreme record of history. Their chief is called the Black Scribe. [[The Celestial …

  • Seacrest

    *Seacrest*: The falchion of Shalimyr was forged by Korak out of the reflection of a metal sword caught in water. In return for this fine gift, Shalimyr agreed not to destroy the dwarves for their arrogance – for dwarves do not praise the water and …

  • Serpent, The

    *Serpent, The*: A peripheral character in many myths, some believe that the surface of the world is actually the serpent biting its own tail (he is sometimes called Ouroboros). They believe that the serpent is the chief of Rontra’s servants and that …

  • Seven, The

    *Seven, The*: The children of Aymara by Aragos, the seven are charged with inspiring and watching over musicians. Each one of the seven corresponds to one kind of instrument and one of the notes on the scale. Their names are Aragoth, Barawyn, …

  • Sorrow’s Song

    *Sorrow’s Song*: The name of Aymara’s rapier, which sings with the mournful music of war. Legends tell that it was forged for her during the wars with Kador – but as the Great Sage Matalou’s Treatise proves, she was not yet born during those wars, nor …

  • Three Stones, The

    *Three Stones, The*: Korak left the dwarves these three stones of enormous power after teaching them the arts of smithy and masonry. The ultimate fate of these stones is unknown. [[The Celestial Heavens | The Celestial Heavens]] [[Religions of …

  • Twelve Swans, The

    *Twelve Swans, The*: Naryne rides a chariot drawn by these magnificent birds. Once every 100 years, they come to the Prime Material Plane and assume the form of mortal women, often falling in love and having children before they must return to their …

  • Uriel

    *Uriel*: The protector of Heaven, Uriel the archangel is only seen by mortals should they seek entrance through the locked gates of Heaven. Uriel also watches over the celestial host; it is he who casts down the fallen. Uriel returned magic to the …

  • Wahilla

    *Wahilla*: Counselor to Naryne, Wahilla and Naryne met during the goddess’ Journey to the East. When Naryne returned to the world after marrying Maal, she intended to make Wahilla queen of the world, for the halfling lady was the wisest mortal ever …

  • White Whisperer, The

    *White Whisperer, The*: Head of Tinel’s celestial order of secret gatherers, the Eyes, the White Whisperer is an enigma. Hooded in robes of snow fox fur trimmed in ebon, the White Whisperer is of mysterious form and background and speaks to no one but …

  • Wisdom

    *Wisdom*: Maal’s owl companion, Wisdom’s origins are mysterious. Maal sometimes uses Wisdom to send messages to the mortal sphere. The owl is often depicted on Maal’s left shoulder or perched on the razor’s edge of Justice, Maal’s blade. [[The …

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