The Goddess of the Wind and Sky, Shahara is a Chaotic Good Elemental deity. She is an aloof goddess who seldom
interferes with the mortal realms. She represents the unfettered side of nature. Her priesthood battles entropy and is opposed to the evil portions of the world. Shahara is the protector of the weak and the guardian of those who cannot fend for themselves. She is
revered by barbaric tribes and the occasional paladin.
Shahara has few holy days. Her clerics celebrate the
end of winter by holding a great feast and inviting all to come and enjoy the
return of life. They prey for spells at sunrise or noon. Great
storms or unusual weather events also becomes wild revels for priests and the
is one of the oldest known deities in Traykon. Ancient text call her the
daughter of Morval, the creator. She is attributed to bringing the fey
races to Traykon. She has no allies or
enemies. She opposes evil on principle but only passively acts against the
forces of evil in Traykon.
Shahara do not build temples. Shahara is worshiped outside under the open
sky. Often, Druids and Clerics who worship her will build stone monoliths
dedicated to her that they sanctify for their rituals. Often rangers,
barbarian tribes, and those who suffer harsh weather try to placate her even if
they do not venerate her as their goddess.
Shahara teaches her faithful that they must be strong in the face of
adversity. Her followers are fiercely independent and seldom ever ask for
aid. Teachings say that those who want good hunting, healthy crops, and
gentle rains should try to please their goddess. The best way to please
Shahara is to protect and provide for yourself.
Avatar: Shahara retains the ability to manifest an Avatar in Traykon. She seldom uses this ability and when she does she will often apear as a Sylph or some other Sylvan creature in the high mountains to tempt and play with travelers. She distains combat and will disappear at the first signs of violence. Her divine abilities grant her the power to resist all mortal magics and often she will reflect the spells of casters back upon them. Rumors persist that like her father, she has been known to take a mortal mate for a midnight dalliance. Her followers often go on pilgrimages to the high mountains in hopes of being granted this most divine embrace.