Lorielan

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Lorielan
Realm Knowledge and Order
Symbols none
Relatives None
Allies none
Enemies Sartan, Twilight, Eris, Babel, Keresis, Aegis, Indrani
Order Name the Samatha
Temples Siorraidh, in the Shamtota Hills


Lorielan, the Jade Empress holds the domain as Goddess of Knowledge, and was a member of the esteemed Te'Serra Alliance.

History

Lorielan is one of the Elder Gods from the early days of Creation. She took no realm and was loved by Proteus, leader of the Elder Gods. During the War of Humanity, She plotted with Khalas and Agatheis to overthrow Proteus. When Their Triumvirate failed, Lorielan was sentenced to exile in the Crystal Plane, where She ruled for three millennia as the Jade Empress. In the Modern Age, Lorielan repented of Her sins and was forgiven by Sarapis, Who allowed Her to leave the Crystal Plane. She became the Goddess of Knowledge, later taking on the mantle of Enlightenment.

At some point, the Goddess once again returned to the Crystal Plane and its Kx'Khrah people. During Her stay there, She became dissatisfied with the neutrality and moral ambiguity of that realm; She no longer wished to merely accumulate knowledge and turned Her focus instead on analysing and using the information She had attained. Her time spent in introspection gave Her a desire to ensure Knowledge was being used to benefit others. This has created a natural alliance between Her ideals and the concepts of Light, Righteousness, and Virtue.

In the year 476 AF, She returned from the Crystal Plane, concerned by the rebirth of Babel and the subsequent resurgence of Chaos in Achaea. Despite having returned, She maintained aloof to ideologies dissimilar to Hers - although adventurers who are both intelligent and deeply devoted to Good were able to gain the Lady's notice.

Around the turn of the 7th century the blight of Babel reached to the crystal realm and Lorielan travelled there to turn it aside for a time. With the rise of Bal'met and the deaths of her colleagues in 610, Lorielan soon became the last Divine of the Te'Serra Alliance. A Shallamese summoning ritual in Siorraidh saw Her brief appearance, but their cries for aid against the rogue God fell on deaf ears. Before the supplicants she named Herself Jade Empress once more, renouncing Her ties to them and abandoning the Prime Material Plane for what many took to be the last time.

She would eventually surprise Sapience with Her return, however, in the year 666AF, to claim once more Her dominion over the realm of Knowledge.

The Samatha

The Samatha is the devout order of those sworn to the Jade Empress, but little is known of them outside of Samathan circles.

Divine Symbols

The symbol of the Lady Lorielan is a looped ribbon undergoing a half-twist.