Ruins of Adventure
- Name: Corellon Larethian
- Allegiance: None (It is a Solipsist)
- Portfolio: Elves, Art, Music, Warfare, Conformity, Eternity, Chastity
- Titles: The First Born, The Progenitor, The One, The Untouchable, The Ruler of All Elves, The Monarch of Evermeet, The Elder of Elders
- Symbols: A shooting star; A quarter moon with a bowstring; A golden ribbon
- Worshiper Alignments: Any (Elves only)
Core Doctrine: Elves are supreme among all species who dwell upon Abeir-Toril.
- Conformity. Look, act, and speak as Corellon does in all things.
- Conquest. Surpass non-elves in all things.
- Using gendered pronouns.
- Allowing a demon to live.
- Interacting with half-breeds.
- Engaging in any signs of physical affection.
- Positively recognizing or acknowledging the works of non-elves.
- Acknowledging any difference in another elf (whether that be their appearance, behavior, social status, rank, gender, choice of weapon, or any other aspect of their existence).
- Allied Faiths: none
- Enemy Faiths: Armok, Lolth, Malar, Mielikki, The Mog, Sune
- Pseudonyms: Angharradh (among elves living on the mainland)
- Races: Elf
- Classes: Cleric
- Ability Requirements: Stamina 11, Reason 11, Appearance 15
- Alignments: Non-Chaotic, Non-Evil
- Starting Cash: by class
- Weapon Slots: By class
- Allowed Weapons: Any Weapons
- Allowed Armor: Any Armor
- Bonus Weapon Proficiencies: None
- Required Weapon Proficiencies: Longsword, Longbow
- Non-weapon Slots: By class
- Available Groups: Spiritual, Craft, and Sorcerous
- Bonus Proficiencies: Feylore, Musical Instrument, Religion, Singing
- Required Proficiencies: Artistic Ability, Spellcraft
- Recommended Proficiencies: Any Craft Proficiencies.
- Forbidden Proficiencies: none
- Major: All, Animal, Charm, Combat, Law, Plant, Wards, Weather
- Minor: Divination, Protection
Overview: Called “The First Born”, Corellon Larethian, is the first immortal of an immortal race. Though itself a created being, the elves worship Corellon as the progenitor of their species. Corellon, and the first generation of elves that budded from it (often called the Eldren) is a truly sexless and asexual creature, and all of the first generation elves are, for all practical purposes, perfect copies of Corellon in form. Even today, Corellon continues to bud from his home on the island of Evermeet, giving birth to one new Eldren every one hundred years like clockwork.
As the progenitor of their species, Corellon embodies the highest ideals of elvenkind, and is the patron of most aesthetic endeavors, including art, magic, music, poetry, and warfare…so long as they are done in the exact manner that Corellon prescribes. Corellon is venerated by all Eldren as their parent, and by most “lesser elves” (any from those latter generations that have been corrupted by the capacity for sexual reproduction). Though many lesser elves refer to it as “Angharradh” and ascribe a feminine mothering quality to it. This veneration grants Corellon powers on the par with many greater gods of the realms.
Description: Ceremonial vestments for priests of Corellon-often worn in normal situations by choice, although such attire is not required-consist of viridescent robes made of gossamer and embroidered with silver quarter moons. Silver circlets engraved with the Progenitor’s symbol are worn on the brow. The holy symbol of the faith is a silver or mithral lunate pendant worn on an slender chain hung from the neck.
Role-Playing: Priests of Corellon are expected to serve actively in the defense and artistic development of elven communities and to work to mediate disputes that arise among the Fair Folk or between the elves and other sylvan deities. In service to the First Born, many Corellite priests serve in the armed forces of their homeland, defending elf-claimed territories from the relentless expansion of other races and training their fellow elves in combat skills and magic. Others work closely with elven artisans and craftsfolk instructing them in the skills they need to create works of wondrous beauty, as well as using their own creative talents in similar pursuits. Finally, members of Corellon’s priesthood are often called upon to act as diplomats and arbitrators between the various classes of elven society, and even between elven communities. While few priests of the Corellon actually serve as rulers or councilors, many work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth functioning of government.
- Priests of Corellon may take the Totem Sister kit (even though it is normally limited to clerics who clearly identify as female). The weapon, armor, and sphere restrictions of that kit override those above.
- Clerics of Corellon gain a +2 bonus to their effective Appearance and Leadership scores when dealing with other elves.
- Clerics of Corellon are immune to the paralyzing touch of ghasts as well as ghouls. They gain a +1 bonus to saving throws vs. other forms of paralysis as well.
- Clerics of Corellon gain a +2 bonus to their nonweapon proficiency check with all Craft Proficiencies. When they are of sufficient level, they gain bonuses adjudicated by the DM when constructing magical items or helping others to do so.
- At 5th level, clerics of Corellon gain a +2 bonus to saving throws vs. poison and automatically save against spider venoms.
- At 9th level, non-elves (including half-elves) suffer a -2 penalty on saving throws against spells cast by a priest of Corellon.
- Clerics of Corellon do not gain the ability to Turn Undead.
- Clerics of Corellon must uphold the ideals of elven superiority. Any acknowledgement, verbal or otherwise, that a non-elf has contributed anything of value to the world (whether that be a kind word to a companion aiding the elf in battle, or admiring an ancient structure made by men) causes the Cleric to lose his current highest-level prepared spell. Multiple consecutive infractions cause the Cleric to lose his next highest spell prepared, until there are none. This loss is a one-time event and does not prevent him from preparing new spells in the future.
- Clerics of Corellon may not engage in sexual activity of any kind, and even to admit or imply in conversation that elves have separate sexes or genders is taboo. This extends even to the use of gendered pronouns when describing themselves or another elf. A Cleric of Corellon that knowingly breaks these taboos is immediately cast out from the church and permanently forsaken by the First Born. The cleric permanently loses all of his clerical powers and becomes, effectively, a single-classed fighter of his current experience total.
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