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Sarenrae
Sarenrae's holy symbol
(Deity)
Titles The Dawnflower
The Everlight
The Healing Light
Home Sarenrae's Realm, Nirvana
Alignment Neutral good
Areas of Concern Sun
Redemption
Honesty
Healing
Worshipers healers, farmers, redeemed evil-doers
Cleric Alignments
Domains Fire, Glory, Good, Healing, Sun
Favored Weapon scimitar
Images of Sarenrae

Known to her faithful as the Dawnflower, the Healing Flame, and the Everlight, Sarenrae (pronounced SAER-en-ray[1]) teaches temperance and patience in all things. Compassion and peace are her greatest virtues, and if enemies of the faith can be redeemed, they should be. Yet there are those who have no interest in redemption, who glory in slaughter and death. From the remorseless evil of the undead and fiends to the cruelties born in the hearts of mortals, Sarenrae's doctrines preach swift justice delivered by the scimitar's edge. To this end, she expects her faithful to be skilled at swordplay, both as a form of martial art promoting centering of mind and body, and so that when they do enter battle, their foes do not suffer any longer than necessary.[2]

History

Sarenrae is known to be among the early gods that battled Rovagug in defending creation. During this magnificent war of prehistory, the Dawnflower cast down Rovagug to the center of the world. It is believed that after Asmodeus bound the Rough Beast there, Sarenrae placed therein the raging flames of the sun as an eternal torment.[3]

Relationships

Sarenrae counts all non-evil gods as companions, and even communicates with evil deities in the hopes of converting them from their dark ways. She has some distrust for Asmodeus due to arguing over the souls of the dead.[4] Her only true enemy is Rovagug.[5]

Appearance and Emissaries

Sarenrae manifests as a bronze angelic beauty, with golden hair composed of flowing flame. From one hand emits a holy light which trickles down like liquid luminescence, whereas the other holds a scimitar emblazoned with radiant fire. Her holy light provides healing and sustenance, while the scimitar creates gusts of winds that remove disease and fear.[4]

A common depiction of the Dawnflower

Servants

Sarenrae has numerous angelic servants. Her herald, the Holy Sunlord Thalachos, is a platinum-skinned angelic minion that is escorted by 11 divine doves.[4]

Bryla
This servant of Sarenrae is manifested as a wheel of flaming sunlight.[4]
Charlabu
Charlabu is a gold-colored hound archon that often appears in a canine form.[4]
Mystmorning
This servant of the Dawnflower is an intelligent animated blade and possesses the same powers as that of a celestial unicorn.[4]

Church of Sarenrae

An artist's depiction of the goddess

The church of Sarenrae is mostly composed of altruistic priests who are also ready to be stern should it be warranted. The church is known for blessing crops, healing the sick, and reforming criminals and evil doers. They are often consulted to solve feuds and disputes among neighbors and family. [4] The Empire of Kelesh holds her as their patron deity and is responsible for spreading her faith throughout the Inner Sea.[6]

Worshipers and Clergy

A large portion of Sarenrae's priests are composed of clerics, but within their ranks are also paladins and rangers, as well as a few druids and bards. Some priests work as personal retainers or healers for the wealthy, while others survive on assistance from congregational worshipers. A common form of worship by priests is to awaken with the dawn and give thanks and praise to the rising sun. The scimitar is a favored weapon and its use is held in high regard.[4] In battle, Sarenrae's clerics become dervishes, ready to destroy irredeemable corruption. [5]

Temples and Shrines

The temples of the Dawnflower are open-air buildings. Priests often travel from one temple to the next. The Everlight Oasis in Kelesh is a popular site of pilgrimage for followers of the goddess.[6] Church services are held outdoors and are joyous affairs that feature singing, dancing, and music.[4]

Holy Texts

The Birth of Light and Truth is the principal holy book of Sarenrae.[4]

Holidays

The most commonly celebrated holidays celebrated by the followers of Sarenrae are Burning Blades on the 10th of Sarenith, and the Sunwrought Festival, held on the summer solstice.[7]

References

  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 247. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. James Jacobs. (July 30, 2007). Meet the Iconics: Kyra, Paizo Blog.
  3. Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 32. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 34. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "GM-34" defined multiple times with different content
  5. 5.0 5.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 167. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  6. 6.0 6.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 153. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  7. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 238. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1