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Valani

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Valani
(Deity)
Titles Fireshaker
The Father of Islands
Home Bright-Burning Volcano, Elysium
Alignment Chaotic good
Areas of Concern Change
Growth,
Primal forces
Worshipers Elementalists, natives of volcanic islands, shapechanging druids, storm giants
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Earth, Good, Weather
Subdomains Azata, Growth, Seasons, Storms
Favored Weapon Club
Symbol Volcano with gold lava
Sacred Animal Dinosaur
Sacred Colors Brown, gold

Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 26

Where the azata empyreal lord Valani (pronounced wah-LAH-nee)[1] touches the world, verdant land springs forth. His acts teach mortals that although the world is an abundant place fit for man's growth, through nature's force nothing lasts forever; growth requires destruction so good can take root in once-evil soil. He is renowned for his short temper, but many of his peers respect his mastery over nature.[2][3][4]

Home

Valani's home lies deep in the Bright-Burning Volcano in Elysium.[4]

Appearance

Valani is a muscular, boar-headed, ten-foot-tall figure, with a primate's thick limbs, long dark hair, and ruddy dark brown skin. He wears a crown of spiked grass and purple flowers, and an ornate suit of armor made from shells and obsidian. His expression contorts into awful rage when he is angered. It is said that his laugh can bend trees and his roar of wrath splits the ground under him.[4]

Cults

Valani is known as a proud, wise father, and many island-dwelling tribes across the Great Beyond claim to be his blessed children.[4]

Followers of Valani are travelers and mercurial in nature. There is no formal church but worshipers most commonly congregate on beaches for nightly bonfires filled with dance and revelry. Shell necklaces, often adorned with a pearl in its center, are popular amongst his faithful.[5]

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