Laethe

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Laethe
Domain Young Love, Lost Love
Symbol a black rose on a field of purple
Pantheon Pantheon of Liabo
Relationships Voaris (brother)
Smite/Bane Smite
Critical Fire

Patron of Young Love and Lost Love

Laethe, patron of young love and especially lost love, is the twin brother of Voaris. Where his brother watches over those whose love is forbidden, Laethe watches over those whose love is lost.

While Voaris took his parents' passing with a calm acceptance, Laethe never truly learned to cope with their death. Thus, he has an intimate understanding of the pain associated with a loved one gone from one's life. He works to aid them in whatever way he can, even if it is only to put them at peace with their loss.

Traditionally, worshipers leave notes with their prayers for the hopeful return of their loves in the shrines dedicated to Laethe.

Laethe's preferred humanoid manifestation is that of a young man with black hair, fair skin and sorrowful blue eyes. He most often dresses in plain black attire, unadorned by any jewelry or decoration. In manner, he is compassionate, caring and sad. His symbol is a black rose on a field of purple.

Shrines, Statuary, and Holy Places

Cleric Guilds

Displayed in the Prayer Rooms of each Cleric Guild is a statue of Laethe. These prayer rooms are considered a holy shrine to multiple deities.

Although his physiognomy is identical to that of Voaris, the statue of Laethe is somber and pensive.  He is holding a single rose cupped in his hand as if he seeks to protect and preserve it.  His attire is as melancholy as his expression, completely devoid of ornament or jewelry.

K>touch Laethe
You reach out and touch the statue of Laethe.

A soft wave of magic flows over you, making your skin tingle with Laethe's energies.

Wehnimer's Landing Cleric Guild

Located in the Antechamber of Others is a statue of Laethe. This area is not considered a holy shrine.

Somber in appearance, this figurine depicts a young man with black hair, fair skin, and sorrowful blue eyes.  His garments are plain and entirely black.  The symbol at the figurine's base is a black rose on a field of purple.

Additional information

He is considered the patron spirit of Icemule Trace, due to the tragic history inevitably resulting in the founding of Icemule, as well as the loss of the first town. There are two shrines to Laethe in the vicinity of Icemule, one of which is shared with his brother Voaris.

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Messaging

To add messaging, see deity messaging.
Spell/Ability Messaging
CHANT (verb)
[1p cleric] You chant a reverent orison, asking for lost love to be healed by Laethe's hand.
[3p cleric] CLERIC chants a short but reverent orison, asking for lost love to be healed.
[1p paladin] You bow your head and chant a short prayer to Laethe, causing black and purple light to momentarily coalesce in front of you.
[3p paladin] PALADIN bows her head and chants a short prayer, causing black and purple light to momentarily coalesce in front of her.
Major Sanctuary (220)
A cloud of black rose petals rises from the ground and swirls across your vision...
[Widow's Walk Sanctuary]
Surrounding the flat widow's walk deck is a wrought iron balustrade, beyond which lie bright orange terracotta shingles. Hundreds of deep purple glass votives house tiny candles that burn fitfully in the light zephyr that gently tugs at you. Clouds blanket the sky, their fluffy faces painted rosy and amethyst by the perpetual twilight.
Black rose petals rise from the ground to swirl about you, their heady fragrance momentarily stuns you, and your vision blurs...
Well of Life (308)
As you sense your souls have linked together, the dusky, dense smell of drying roses drifts past.
Condemn (309)
[Success] A hot, ash-laden wind begins to blow around TARGET!
[Failure] Ash drifts past TARGET on a warm breeze, but nothing comes of it.
[Damage] An ash-laden whirlwind of smoldering black rose petals coils around TARGET, scorching (him/her/it) for X points of damage!
[Debuff end] The wind around TARGET dies and its warmth fades away.
Blind (311)
[1p] As your faith overcomes TARGET's weakened defenses, you sense the sorrowful compassion of the Lovelorn flowing through you.
[2p] CASTER'S face shimmers and vanishes, and, in its place, you see the image of a young man with delicately fair skin, raven black hair, and sorrowful blue eyes. Despite the lines of emotional pain that mark his features, his gaze is filled with vast compassion. After only a few seconds pass, the young man's face fades away into blackness, and everything else vanishes into blackness as well.
Prayer (313)
[1p] Turning your thoughts inward, you ask for the sympathy of your deity to protect you. The soft, musky scent of roses twines about you, and you sense that your prayer has been granted.
[3p] Dark violet light glimmers in <caster>'s eyes.
Censure (316)
For your trangressions, all those you love will be parted from you, never to join you again. There shall be neither comfort nor contact for you, not even in death's dark domain....
Raise Dead (318)
[1p] As the last syllable of your chant falls from your lips, you feel the need to hum come over you. The soft lullaby that issues from your throat reminds you of young loves that were lost before they had a chance to blossom. Gazing down at TARGET's prone form, you feel a deep connection between the light tune you hum and the loss of the life before you. Channeling your energy toward TARGET, you implore him to return to his body and rejoin the living so that others do not feel that loss.
[2p] CASTER chants softly, his words blending one into the other until the chant becomes a soft lullaby. Delicate and light, the tune reminds you of young loves that were lost before they had a chance to blossom. Turning his gaze down upon your prone form, you feel the power of his song overcome you, imploring you back into life so that others do not feel the loss that his song reminds you of. So cajoled, you return to your body with a sudden gasping of breath
[3p]CASTER chants softly, his words blending one into the other until the chant becomes a soft lullaby. Delicate and light, the tune reminds you of young loves that were lost before they had a chance to blossom. Turning his gaze down upon TARGET'S prone form, you feel the power of CASTER'S song fall like a wave upon TARGET. Within moments, TARGET draws her first breath of life.
Intercession
a delicate black onyx rose symbol
A dull ache builds in your chest, filling you with formless sorrow and bringing tears to your eyes. The pain eases after a moment, borne away on a calming river of peace.
Divine Wrath (335)
[1p]
As you pour your soul into an appeal to Laethe, you know that you are heard. You feel a brief, cool pressure on your brow, like a kiss of benediction.
Ethereal shadowy black roses sprout from the ground in a wide ring around you, twisting and twining about as they grow. The power of Laethe has answered your prayer.
A shadowy black rose touches TARGET and wraps immediately about it, struggling to force its long, barbed thorns into the TARGET.
You feel the kiss of benediction once more upon your brow, and then your connection to Laethe lessens. The shadowy black roses dissolve into tendrils of black, rose-scented smoke that dissipate rapidly.
[3p]
The image of a stylized black rose appears on CASTER's forehead, surrounded by a faint violet glow.
A shadowy black rose touches a TARGET and wraps immediately about it, struggling to force its long, barbed thorns into it.
The shadowy black roses dissolve into tendrils of black, rose-scented smoke that dissipate rapidly. The black rose mark vanishes from CASTER's forehead.
[Look Caster]
A faint violet glow surrounds a stylized black rose mark glimmering on CASTER's forehead.
[Manifestation]
a ring of ethereal black roses
(Looking at a ring of ethereal black roses) Wickedly sharp thorns glimmer among the shadowy petals and tangled vines.
(Touching a ring of ethereal black roses)
[1p - Caster] The thorns avoid your flesh as you reach past the brambles, and your fingertips caress the silky softness of a rose petal.
[1p - Other] Those thorns look very sharp! That probably isn't a good idea.
[3p] CASTER caresses one of the shadowy black roses growing in a ring around her.
The shadowy black roses dissolve into tendrils of black, rose-scented smoke that dissipate rapidly. The black rose mark vanishes from CASTER's forehead.
Symbol of the Proselyte (340)
[Cast] You rest your hand atop your dreamstone rose symbol. The symbol blooms suddenly and swiftly with a heavily thorned black ethereal rose. The petals of the blossom are quickly shed, however, each one falling away in a burst of purple sparks.
[Chant] You chant a reverent orison and lightly clasp your dreamstone rose symbol. A rush of divine power washes over you. Your symbol pulses once and you feel Laethe's sense of loss like a blow.
Miracle (350)
[1p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
[3p]
Guard the Meek (1613)
Divine Strike (1615)
Aid the Fallen (1620)
Judgment (1630)
[1p]
You briefly close your eyes, and a single black rose petal falls from above you. A faint purple light builds up and emanates from your hand before it takes the shape of an ethereal heart-shaped shield!
A barrage of purple essence flings from the surface of the ethereal shield, striking TARGET!
The ethereal shield simply fades away.
[3p]
CASTER briefly closes her eyes, and a single black rose petal falls from above her. A faint purple light builds up and emanates from CASTER's hand before it takes the shape of an ethereal heart-shaped shield, and CASTER thrusts it forward!
A barrage of purple essence flings from the surface of the ethereal shield, striking TARGET!
The ethereal shield simply fades away.
Divine Incarnation (1650)
[Cast 1p]Issuing the last syllables of your spell, your vision is momentarily obscured by rose petals haloed in purple mist.
[Cast 3p]As CASTER issues the last syllable of her spell, a purple nimbus formulates before her and settles over her eyes, filling them with the image of rose petals.
[Expiration 1p]You feel the influence of Laethe leaving you as your vision is momentarily obscured by a cascade of black rose petals that tumble to the ground before disappearing.
[Expiration 3p]The purple nimbus that fills CASTER's eyes with the image of rose petals slowly fades away.
[Zeal 1p]You beseech your patron for combat prowess as deep violet radiance begins to take form, swirling violently around you.
[Zeal 3p]CASTER beseeches her patron as deep violet radiance begins to take form, swirling violently around her.
[Armor 1p]Concentrating upon the sorrowful compassion of Laethe, you beseech him to guard you and feel his comforting presence settle upon your shoulders, back, and chest.
[Armor 3p]A brief look of sorrow flits across CASTER's face and is immediately followed by a dark purple nimbus, suffused with ebon rose petals, settling upon her shoulders, chest, and back.
[Smite 1p]Calling upon Leathe to aid you in issuing a swift, compassionate end, you watch as an ethereal black rose superimposes itself over your weapon. Raising it high over your head, you wave it at TARGET and release the full sorrow of Laethe upon him.
[Smite 3p]Superimposed over CASTER's weapon is the image of an ethereal black rose. She raises her weapon high overhead and waves it at TARGET, unleashing the full weight of Laethe's sorrow upon him.
[Onslaught 1p]You utter a soft prayer to Laethe and feel a familiar sorrow settle over you. Oddly swift and graceful, despite the deep melancholy that fills you, you wield your weapon in a fluid attack against all that surround you.
[Onslaught 3p]Uttering a soft prayer to Laethe, CASTER is suddenly surrounded by a purple, fiery nimbus. CASTER becomes a blur of motion, the movements swift and fluid, as she strikes out at her opponents with divine fervor.
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