Talanor, the Bright Tower
Faelynn, the Merchant
Goddess of Trade & Commerce
An arbiter of good faith and trade, she negotiated peace among the races before the godling wars. The goddess is also known to whisper in the ears of those who seek agreements, giving them counsel and advice on building trust and cooperation. It is through her many influences that many of the ancient civilizations were able to be formed.
She is a protector of travelers, often summoning strong winds to aid the sails of ships bringing goods to ports of trade. Although she can be scornful of those who show her disfavor. Many merchants ships and caravans have been lost to sudden storms that Faelynn purportedly brought down upon the unscrupulous.
While Faelynn isn’t lawful, she does insist upon keeping vows and covenants to the letter as written. Often her guile and cleverness has lead her and her disciples to uphold unfair bargains due to ambiguous or one-sided language. As long as the agreement was accurately disclosed and not under any undue influence or coercion, the terms will be upheld.
Many ports and city gates contain shrines dedicated to the goddess. Travelers often provide a small donation prior to departure to ensure a safe journey to their intended destination. In most cases, these donations are collected and used to feed the less fortunate in the community although wide-spread corruption has taken hold in larger cities. While many of the priests and priestesses are dedicated to the Merchant, the upper echelon of the church have accumulated much of their wealth through donations and collected in the vaults under the Gilded Spire at the Bay of Narwell to the north of Alarid on the Rynin Sea.
Domains: Community, Healing, Travel, Water, Weather
Subdomains: Alchemy, Cloud, Cooperation, Floatsom, Ice, Medicine, Seasons, Trade
Preferred Weapon: Cutlass
Of Creation and the Greater Spirits by Enasilaor, the Keeper of History for the Aleamitore House of First Elves, excerpt…
[Forged truce between men and elves]
[Close ally of Calledrym and Celestri, who granted Faelynn command of the seas and weather]
[During the Godling Wars, Faelynn escorted the injured to the groves of healing tended by her mother, Teysura.]