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Pulura

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Pulura
(Deity)
Titles The Shimmering Maiden[1]
The North Star[2]
Mistress of the Stars and the Mysterious Light of the Aurora[3]
Mistress of the Aurora Iobara[2]
Adjective Puluran[4]
Home No fixed abode
Alignment Chaotic good
Areas of Concern Constellations
Homesickness
Northern lights
Worshipers Hunters, lonely travelers, nomads, stargazers
Cleric Alignments
Domains Air, Chaos, Good, Weather
Subdomains Azata, Cloud, Seasons, Stars
Favored Weapon Sling
Symbol Face in northern lights
Sacred Animal Firefly
Sacred Colors Midnight blue
Images of Pulura

Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 20
A stargazer of Pulura sporting the holy symbol of his goddess as a tattoo on his chest.

Pulura, the mistress of the stars and the aurora, is an angel empyreal lord, the patron of those travellers that become homesick, lost, or injured in the snowy wastes of the far north.[5]

Home

Pulura prefers the Material Plane to Elysium, and keeps a number of homes hidden in the stars. When Desna requires her counsel, Pulura often visits Cynosure; and Pulura's followers are often sent to Cynosure after death.[5][6]

Appearance

Pulura appears as a lovely, alluring Tian woman with the grace of a dancer, a gravity about her expression, and black, flowing hair gleaming with the light of stars. Her robes appear to be made from green and pink light, and flicker with every one of her movements. She often appears dancing amid the aurora borealis in the skies of far northern lands, and legend has it that her extraordinary beauty will burn any mortals who dare approach her too closely. She wields a sling made from sighs that fires bullets of starlight.[5]

Cults

Pulura is worshipped by denizens of the far north who believe that the aurora is an omen of her good deeds. They tell about the constellations to help others learn the night sky and to pass on stories of goodness and light. They also believe in the connection between the colour of plankton and the auroras they reflect.[5][7]

Some sailors believe that if they are homesick, they can be lured from their ships by a beautiful woman wrapped in a cloak of flickering light, reaching for them from the water's surface. If they go overboard and drown, Pulura will take their souls to her palace to keep them company, but their longing is never satisfied and, bitterly, she will eventually have to let them go.[7]

On Golarion

On Golarion, Pulura's influence is believed to be strongest at the Shining Sea, which has become a pilgrimage site for many of her followers.[7]

Pulura was worshiped as a major deity in the lost Kellid realm of Sarkoris. The Sarkorians saw her and the demon lord Kostchtchie as dualistic gods of cold.[8] She was honoured by a mighty ring of idols in the city of Dyinglight but, in common with the rest of Sarkoris, the city fell to the demons of the Worldwound.[9] A cascade named for her, Pulura's Fall, once flowed to the northeast of Iz; it has since been swallowed by the Worldwound, but its namesake, a temple to Pulura, remains, and has been withstanding a demonic siege for more than a century.[10][11] An idol to Pulura stands on the Walk of Lost Gods in the ravaged town of Gundrun.[12]

Artifacts

Pulura is associated with the legendary artifact known as the barding of pleated light.[13]

References

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  1. James Jacobs, Jonathan H. Keith, Jason Nelson, Todd Stewart, and Tanith Tyrr. (2013). The Worldwound, p. 34. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-532-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 149. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. James Jacobs, Jonathan H. Keith, Jason Nelson, Todd Stewart, and Tanith Tyrr. (2013). The Worldwound, p. 8. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-532-7
  4. Alexander Augunas, John Compton, Jenny Jarzabski, et al. (2016). Paths of the Righteous, p. 30. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-910-3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
  6. Robert Brookes et al. (2018). Planar Adventures, p. 211. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-044-6
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Amber E. Scott and Mark Seifter. (2017). Aquatic Adventures, p. 33. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-944-8
  8. Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lost Kingdoms, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-415-3
  9. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 200. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  10. Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lost Kingdoms, p. 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-415-3
  11. James Jacobs, Jonathan H. Keith, Jason Nelson, Todd Stewart, and Tanith Tyrr. (2013). The Worldwound, p. 34. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-532-7
  12. Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lost Kingdoms, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-415-3
  13. Ron Lundeen. (2013). Lost Relics of the Crusades. Sword of Valor, p. 65. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-568-6