|Titles|| The Silence Between|
|Home||Stair of Stars|
|Areas of Concern|| Distance|
|Worshipers||deaf, mute, parted lovers, those vowed to isolation, those vowed to silence, explorers|
|Domains||Chaos, Good, Liberation, Void|
|Subdomains||Azata, Freedom, Revolution, Stars|
|Symbol||Black butterfly with star|
|Sacred Colors||Black, silver|
Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 9
(azata, chaotic, extraplanar, good)
Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 112–113
Black Butterfly is a powerful azata empyreal lord. She never acts rashly and believes in the wisdom of the cosmos to guide her. She teaches that in the silence between breaths and thoughts, one's true nature can be seen.
The Black Butterfly hides in the dark spaces of the Stair of Stars, which leads to Cynosure, Desna's palace. Her realm is a quiet void, with breathable air for all creatures and pockets of solid shadows for those that want their feet grounded. It is very difficult to find and not even scholars can agree on its exact location, though desperate travellers sometimes make their way there and enjoy momentary succour.
The Black Butterfly's followers are those who live lives of silence, like the deaf and the mute, and explorers venturing into uncharted territory. The Black Butterfly is typically worshiped in monasteries atop mountain peaks, in underground spaces, and on asteroids. On holy days, her devotees eschew loud spectacles. Creatures she favors include celestial gloomwings, star monarchs, and yamahs.
Her most obedient followers perform an anonymous charitable act each day, in order to foster the perception that good things sometimes happen to one just because one deserves it. If the beneficiary is seen or spoken to, the follower must spend an hour blindfolded while praying, then tithe to a temple of the Black Butterfly or other good god.