Corellon Larethian

Corellon Larethian

Greater god
Pantheon: Elf Pantheon
Titles: Creator of the Elves, The Protector, Protector and Preserver of Life, Ruler of All Elves
Home Plane: Arborea
Portfolio: Elves, magic, arts and crafts, music, war
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Worshippers: Elves, half-elves, bards
Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG
Domains: Chaos, Community, Good, Protection, War
Holy Symbols: Silver crescent moon
Favoured Weapons: Longsword

The deity of elves, Corellon Larethian, usually appears as an androgynous elf clad in a sky-blue cloak and armed with a longbow and longsword. He also wears a large, circular amulet that bears his crescent moon symbol. He has a lithe and swift look about him, and his movements are both swift and graceful.

Corellon Larethian is the creator and protector of the elven race. He governs those things held in highest esteem among elves, such as magic, music, arts, crafts, poetry, and warfare. Gruumsh, the deity of orcs, is his nemesis, and it is because of Corellon’s battle prowess that Gruumsh is called “One-Eye”.

Dogma

Corellon concerns himself with all aspects of elven welfare. He also remains alert to any taint of evil among the elves, and he seeks to stamp out any evil influence the moment it appears. Corellon played a leading role in the schism that ultimately resulted in the banishment of the drow underground.

Corellon spurs his people toward self-reliance, vigilance against danger, and appreciation of the world’s beauty. It is Corellon’s influence that leads elves to study magic and swordplay for the duration of their long lives, to serve as guardians and caretakers of the forests, and to appreciate aesthetic pleasures in spite of their warrior heritage.

Clergy

Corellon’s clerics often wear blue cloaks. They serve as leaders, teachers, diplomats, and generals in elven communities. They train others in the arts of combat and magic while honing their own skills, and they serve as mediators in any disputes that may arise from the elves’ independent lifestyle. They usually seek to maintain cordial relations with other good, sylvan creatures.

Because elves are so long-lived, Corellon's clerics can afford to spend years observing potential recruits before initiating them into the mysteries of the faith. Once a new cleric-to-be accepts an invitation to join the clergy, she spends much time in meditation, quiet academic study, and artistic endeavors.

Temples

Corellon’s temples can be located anywhere elves live, usually in sylvan woodlands. They are often placed on hilltops, river crossings, and other locations of strategic significance. Living plants or trees are always included in a temple of Corellon, either as decoration as part of the structure.

Though always beautiful and designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape, they are invariably both sturdy and defensible. In an elven city, the temple to Corellon Larethian is often an alabaster wonder of minarets and parapets. In smaller communities, the temple often takes the form of a massive treehouse hundreds of feet above the forest floor. Most temples are eager to aid traveling elves in any way they can - and other races as well if they're fighting the hated drow.

Prayers

Corellon's prayers are always in Elven. They often begin, "Hei-Corollon shar-shelevu," which means "Corellon, may your grace grant…"

Rites

Corellon's rites are integrated with elven society, celebrating births, honoring deceased believers, and blessing marriages. Before a battle, believers often recite a Litany of the Arrows.

Quests

Corellon wants to protect the elven people from harm, naturally. Beyond that, he wants to return to the elves the lost artistic masterpieces of their heritage, and he tries to thwart the drow at every opportunity. Corellon's followers find themselves protecting villages from gnoll incursions, stealing into evil temples to recover ancient elven tomes of lore, and destroying underground fortresses full of vampiric drow clerics.

Aspects

Avatars: Corellon’s avatars are usually but not always male. They usually appear as elves but occasionally take the form of other sylvan creatures such as centaurs, dryads, pixies, or treants. He sends his avatars to patrol the borders of elven lands to keep discreet watch over elven crafters and leaders.

Herald: Corellon uses celestial elves who are 20th-level clerics as his heralds. They are always consummate archers.

Allies: Allies are bralani eladrins, ghaele eladrins, and planetars.

Relics And Artifacts

Relics: Bow Of The Wintermoon, Millennial Chainmail.

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