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Known to her faithful as the Dawnflower, the Healing Flame, and the Everlight, [[Sarenrae]] (pronounced SAER-en-ray<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|247}}</ref>) 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.<ref>{{Cite web|date=July 30, 2007|author=[[James Jacobs]]|title=Meet the Iconics: Kyra|url=http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2007/july#v5748eaic9kog|page=Paizo Blog}}</ref>
 
Known to her faithful as the Dawnflower, the Healing Flame, and the Everlight, [[Sarenrae]] (pronounced SAER-en-ray<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|247}}</ref>) 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.<ref>{{Cite web|date=July 30, 2007|author=[[James Jacobs]]|title=Meet the Iconics: Kyra|url=http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2007/july#v5748eaic9kog|page=Paizo Blog}}</ref>
  
[[File:Sarenrae.jpg|thumb|left|150px|A common depiction of the Dawnflower]]Sarenrae is the patron deity of the [[Empire of Kelesh|Empire of Kelesh]]. The [[Everlight Oasis|Everlight Oasis]] in Kelesh is a popular site of pilgrimage for followers of the goddess.<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|153}}</ref>
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== History ==
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[[Sarenrae]] is known to be among the early gods that battled [[Rovagug]] in defending creation. During this magnificent war of prehistory, the [[Sarenrae|Dawnflower]] cast down [[Rovagug]] to the center of the world. It is believed that after [[Asmodeus]] bound the [[Rovagug|Rough Beast]] there, [[Sarenrae]] placed therein the raging flames of the sun as an eternal torment.<ref name="GM-32">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|32}}</ref>
  
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== Relationships ==
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[[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.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34}}</ref> Her only true enemy is [[Rovagug]].<ref name="CS-167">{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|167}}</ref>
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== Appearance and Emissaries ==
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[[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.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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[[File:Sarenrae.jpg|thumb|left|172px|A common depiction of the Dawnflower]]
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=== Servants ===
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[[Sarenrae]] has numerous angelic servants. Her [[herald]], the [[Holy Sunlord Thalachos]], is a platinum skinned angelic minion that is escorted by 11 divine doves.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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; [[Bryla]]
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:This servant of [[Sarenrae]] is manifested as a wheel of flaming sunlight.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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; [[Charlabu]]
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:[[Charlabu]] is a gold-colored [[hound archon]] that often appears in a canine form.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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; [[Mystmorning]]
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:This servant of the [[Sarenrae|Dawnflower]] is an intelligent animated blade and possesses the same powers as that of a [[celestial unicorn]].<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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==Church of Sarenrae ==
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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.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref> The [[Empire of Kelesh|Empire of Kelesh]] holds her as their patron deity and is responsible for spreading her faith throughout the [[Inner Sea]].<ref name="CS-153">{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|153}}</ref>
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===Worshipers and Clergy ===
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A large portion of [[Sarenrae]]'s priests are composed of [[clerics]], but within their ranks are also [[paladin|paladins]] and [[ranger|rangers]], as well as a few [[druids]] and [[bard|bards]]. The [[scimitar]] is a favored weapon by her priests and its use is held in high regard.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref> In battle, [[Sarenrae]]'s clerics become dervishes, ready to destroy irredeemable corruption. <ref name="CS-167">{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|167}}</ref>
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===Temples and Shrines ===
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The temples of the [[Sarenrae|Dawnflower]] are open-air buildings. Priests often travel from one temple to the next. The [[Everlight Oasis|Everlight Oasis]] in Kelesh is a popular site of pilgrimage for followers of the goddess.<ref name="CS-153">{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|153}}</ref> Church services are held outdoors and are joyous affairs that feature singing, dancing, and music.<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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===Holy Texts ===
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[[The Birth of Light and Truth]] is the principal holy book of [[Sarenrae]].<ref name="GM-34">{{Cite book/Gods & Magic|34-35}}</ref>
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===Holidays ===
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The most commonly celebrated [[Holidays and festivals|holidays]] celebrated by the followers of [[Sarenrae]] are [[Burning Blades]] on the 10th of [[Sarenith]], and the [[Sunwrought Festival]], held on the summer solstice.<ref >{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|238}}</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Sarenrae
Sarenrae's holy symbol
(Deity)
Titles The Dawnflower
The Everlight
The Healing Light
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

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.[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. The scimitar is a favored weapon by her priests 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