Elysia

 

Patron of the Vhalurians

Elysia is the deity of creation. Within every new leaf and bough, every swelling and every birth, her emanations can be traced. She is the mistress of nature, the trees and animals are her extensions. She is also the goddess of new life, of seeds and children. Love is her domain, for true love only brings growth and prosperity. On her breath, love and caring travel throughout the land. Also referred to as “The Lady”.

She is Change through creation.

Her main temple lies in the city of Vhaluran, a stone's throw away from the large sprawling city of Rymaliel. Shaped like a customary Vhalurian church, it also hosts a small cemetery, where all clergy of Elysia that have died while performing their duties are now buried. This is a custom singular to this temple, signifying the growth from the dead, the clergy still serving their deity in the afterlife by being food for new life. Clergy devoted chiefly to Elysia perform perhaps the most mundane, but by no means least important duties. They oversee the growth of crops throughout the world of Khaeros. Blessings and prayers ensure great fertility and bounty. It is most customary and wished for of all families that a devotee of Elysia is present at a child's birth, to ensure the process to go smoothly and without pain for the mother and child, which usually consist of prayer during the birth process, and bathing the child in rosewater afterwards. Infertile women customarily seek out help in the temple, wanting blessings, balms, potions or little items that would heal their womb. In the event of marriage, her clergy is highly sought after to bless such a union, promising to give it long lasting understanding and devotion. 

Clergy primarily devoted to Elysia tend to be kind, gentle souls, perhaps slightly sedentary, but rarely lazy. They take great care for their community – they wish to ensure its growth. They often settle down in a village, taking up residence, helping the clergy, but always caring for their people. They mostly move about primarily when summoned by the people they serve.