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The Father of Islands
Areas of Concern
Primal forces
Elementalists, natives of volcanic islands, shapechanging druids, storm giants
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Chaos, Earth, Good, Weather
Subdomains (1E)
Azata, Growth, Seasons, Storms
Favored Weapon
Volcano with gold lava
Sacred Animal
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.234


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


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


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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  1. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 247. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 3: Religion” in Campaign Setting, 175. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 234. Paizo Inc., 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 26. Paizo Inc., 2013
  5. Colin McComb. “Minor Deities” in Faiths of Purity, 21. Paizo Inc., 2011