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Arshea
(Deity)
Titles Spirit of Abandon
Host of Delectation
Adjective Arshean
Home None permanent
Alignment Neutral good
Areas of Concern Freedom
Physical beauty
Sexuality
Worshipers Courtesans, painters,
the repressed, sculptors, sexual partners
Cleric Alignments
Domains Charm, Good, Liberation, Strength
Subdomains Agathion, Freedom, Love, Lust
Favored Weapon Flail
Symbol Figure with colorful sashes
Sacred Animal Swan
Sacred Colors Purple, white

Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 7
Arshea
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(angel, extraplanar, good)
CR 29
Environment Any (Nirvana)
Alignment

Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 110-111

The angel empyreal Lord Arshea (pronounced AHR-shey)[1] is a champion of the repressed and weary, providing mortals deliverance from their bonds.[2] This liberation applies to many of Arshea's worshipers, who often choose to ignore conventional gender identities, eventually choosing one that fits them best.[3]

Home

Arshea has no permanent home, and constantly travels through the Material Plane, Nirvana, Elysium and Heaven.[3]

Appearance

Arshea is androgynous and has been depicted as both male and female, but in either case, always dressed in many-colored veils of gossamer. Arshea has a perfect face, a lithe body, and wings of gray and blue. Its form is seen as ideal by any species that look upon it, and some claim that those who directly behold Arshea can never be satisfied with mortal beauty again.[3][4]

Providence

Miserable individuals sometimes receive a sign of hope from Arshea in the form of a soft grey feather, jewelled bangle or scrap of gossamer.[3]

Relationships

Arshea is a welcome guest at the empyreal lord Lymnieris' Palace of Delectation in Heaven and such visits are legendary in the intensity of the revels held.[5]

Church of Arshea

Arshea is worshipped by artisans, courtesans, some fey, and those seeking to escape repression. They eschew gender roles and often pretend to be members of the opposite sex, which they consider to overcome oppression and understand freedom, choosing the most fitting gender after this period of experimentation. Arshea teaches them to abandon constraining beliefs and practice free love and sexuality.[3][4]

The Spirit of Abandon's temples are most likely found in artist's studios, burlesque parlors, and dance halls. Arshea's most devout followers endeavor to achieve sexual release daily (either solo or with partners), praise the beauty of the partners and self, and pray to Arshea while naked.[3]

Arshea's favored minions are aasimar enchanters, astral devas, and good-aligned nymphs.[3]

The cult of Arshea has a long association with Magnimar.[6]

References

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