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Teshallas

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Teshallas
(Deity)
Titles The Primordial Poison
Home Bower Antimony, Boneyard
Alignment Neutral
Areas of Concern Ageing
Poison
Venomous creatures
Worshipers Alchemists
Assassins
The elderly
Hedge witches
Herbalists
Vishkanyas
Cleric Alignments
Domains Healing, Magic, Repose, Scalykind
Favored Weapon Chakram
Symbol Circle pierced by two vertical lines

Source: Concordance of Rivals, pg(s). 18

Teshallas is an agender psychopomp usher who embodies ageing. Teshallas' touch—age—robs mortals of memory, passion, and vitality until death comes to claim them, but Teshallas' touch also allows mortals to mature and can bring them new understanding that they failed to grasp in their youth.[1][2]

History

When Pharasma saw that mortals were unwilling to let go of life when their time came, she transformed an asp into Teshallas, whose figurative venom (ageing) would eventually cause mortals to welcome death. Because of this, Teshallas is sometimes cursed and regarded as an example of Pharasma's cruel indifference.[1]

Home

Teshallas' home is the greenhouse known as the Bower Antimony, and they often leave their home to wander the Ethereal Plane.[1]

Appearance

Teshallas resembles a snake eating their own tail, with four feathered wings not connected to their body.[1]

Cults

Teshallas is the patron of those who refine natural poisons into medicine, who often grow small gardens of poisonous plants to honour their patron. Teshallas is also associated with intelligent reptiles, such as kobolds, lizardfolk, and serpentfolk, whose souls Teshallas manages.[1]

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