Patron of Herbs and Flowers
Kuon is the patron of herbs and flowers, which many consider odd for a former giantman. In the days following the Ur-Daemon War, he unabashedly knelt beside Imaera, working to heal the green growing things of Elanthia. It was at his suggestion that Imaera gave certain herbs healing properties, for Kuon felt that, while the help of the Arkati was well and good, the lesser beings should have a way to help themselves.
Imaera was impressed with this gentle giant, and at the end of his allotted span of life, she gave him the gift of immortality. It is said that as long as there is a single green leaf upon the planet, Kuon will be there, nurturing it back into health. Flowers grow spontaneously in his wake, and go uncrushed beneath his steps.
Kuon's form is that of an immense giantman in his thirties with hazel eyes, light brown hair and a hulking presence. His shimmering green, amber and brown robes are unable to hide his massive shoulders. In manner he is gentle and kind, but has a bad temper once pushed far enough. His symbol is a gold leaf on a field of brown.
Shrines, Statuary, and Holy Places
Displayed in the Prayer Rooms of each Cleric Guild is a statue of Kuon. These prayer rooms are considered a holy shrine to multiple deities.
Although the statue is small it depicts a very tall, very muscular giantman. In one massive hand he holds a pair of pruning shears, in the other is a small branch with the leaves still attached. He is presented as pushing back an unruly shock of hair with his wrist. The grin on his face carries an aura of good-natured gentleness. K>touch Kuon You reach out and touch the statue of Kuon. A deep and rumbling, yet gentle, chuckle rolls through your mind. "The gods help those that help themselves, Orah," says the voice. "Instead of begging for help from the gods, beg the gods to tell you how you can best help, and you will find yourself contented."
Located in the Antechamber of Others is a statue of Kuon. This area is not considered a holy shrine.
Though the statue is small, it is easy to tell that the giantman carved here is of immense proportions. Relatively young, and handsome for his race, he has expressive hazel eyes and light brown hair. Barely covering his shoulders are shimmering robes of green, amber, and brown. The symbol for this giantman is a gold leaf on a field of brown.
One of the Halls of Lessons in the River's Rest Cleric Guild is dedicated to Kuon. The statue is identical to that in the other Cleric Guilds. It is considered a holy shrine.
Fashioned in a simplistic manner from faded driftwood, the altar displays a large, dried golden-hued leaf upon its face. Its uppermost portions house deep brown earth, ivy vines sprouting from the rich soil and trailing down the altar to give it the feel of nature's touch. Upon the surface of the dirt lies an open book. In the Common language, it reads: "Plants hold secrets and powers to help us, plants hold beauty unsurpassed. Work to till the earth for plants to live and receive the blessings of Kuon, for the Green knows that each rely on the other for aid."
There is a holy shrine dedicated to Kuon in the Hearthstone Manor Herb Garden.
>look at statue Carved of white marble, the statue takes on the green tint of the plants surrounding it. Closer inspection reveals a robed figure, large and protective of the growth which seems to flourish under his watchful eye.
House Sovyn, Herb Garden
Located behind House Sovyn is an herb garden dedicated to Imaera and Kuon. The garden is accessible to the public and is located down the narrow footpath and the stone walkway from the Sovyn Courtyard. This room is considered a holy shrine.
>look statue You see a trio of wooden statues. Looking at the statues, you see a cheerful sylvan woman statue, a hulking giantman statue and a petite doe statue. >look sylvan statue Nestled between two statues is a carved, beaming sylvan woman bearing the visage of Imaera. She wears a full-length robe composed of leaves and flowers, with sleeves reaching all the way to her fingertips. The grass beneath her bare feet appears visibly greener and more lush than the other grass in the area. She has one hand placed on the shoulder of a giantman statue kneeling beside her, while her other hand rests upon the back of a petite doe statue. >touch sylvan statue As you place your hand on a cheerful sylvan woman statue, a feeling of peace and calm washes over you. The wooden statue feels almost warm beneath your touch, and glancing down, it seems as if the grass around your feet appears more green and lush. As you remove your hand from the statue, the warmth fades from your fingertips, and the grass underfoot is its normal verdant hue. >look giantman statue Kneeling beside a sylvan woman statue is a carved, young, smiling giantman that bears the visage of Kuon. Wearing robes of a gold and brown hue, he holds a small shovel in one hand and a handful of seeds in the other. While large and imposing in appearance, a calm and gentle aura surrounds the giantman as he tends to a small bed of herbs planted at his feet. >touch giantman statue As you place your hand on the arm of a hulking giantman statue, a tiny seed drops from the giant's carved fist into a small bed of herbs planted at its feet. >look doe statue A small brown doe stands beside a cheerful sylvan woman statue. The doe appears to survey the entire area of the garden, its amber-inlaid eyes carved to give the animal an alert yet peaceful appearance. Exquisitely chiseled curves trace the doe's muscles, and even in total stillness, the statue manages to capture the grace of its living counterpart. >touch doe statue As you rest your hand on the muzzle of a petite doe statue, you notice an ambient light catch the amber-inlaid eyes. Though the statue remains motionless, the perfectly carved nose seems to nuzzle against the palm of your hand. >look tree This tall tree with branches extending in a circular pattern is a beautiful specimen of a faewood tree. In contrast to many of the surrounding trees, its greyish brown bark is perfectly smooth. Centrally placed in the garden, it provides cover for a trio of wooden statues and many of the shade-loving herbs. The faewood tree appears to be about forty feet tall. It can be harvested for seeds. You can try to shake, pluck, or climb the faewood tree. >look fountain A shallow pool of water sits atop the fountain, which appears to fill continuously from an unseen water source. The marble is remarkably smooth, giving the appearance of being sculpted over a long period of time by the running water. The soft trickle of the water falls is reminiscent of a gentle stream, lending a sense of peace and tranquility to the garden. >sense You open your soul to the lesser spirits in the area in an attempt to find a Minor Sanctuary. Nothing stands out to you. Utilizing your familiarity with the divine, you sense the distinct presence of Imaera and Kuon's influence in the area.
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