Voln

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This article is about the Lesser Spirit. For society information, see Order of Voln.
Voln
Domain Destruction of the Undead
Symbol a white shield on a field of black
Pantheon Pantheon of Liabo
Relationships Koar (possible father)
Smite/Bane Smite
Critical Fire

Destroyer of the Undead

While not directly a servant of Lorminstra, Voln does owe much to her and shares her hatred of Luukos. Tales suggest that Voln's very existence is a result of Lorminstra's constant entreaties to Koar for some direct action to counter the spreading curse of Luukos' undead. Most tales attribute Voln's paternal lineage to Koar and a mortal woman. His upbringing, in a land where he witnessed loved ones lost to Luukos' curse, shaped him with an undying hatred of the undead and provided a lifelong mission.

Now fully cognizant of his own immortal nature, Voln has pledged himself to the release of every soul enslaved by Luukos.

Voln's form is that of a man in full armor of black chainmail topped by a white surcoat and carrying a white shield. In manner, he is grim and sometimes snide. His symbol is a white shield on a field of black.

Shrines, Statuary, and Holy Places

Cleric Guilds

In a Prayer Room inside each Cleric Guild is a statue of Voln. The Prayer Rooms are considered holy shrines to multiple deities.

You see a man clad in full chainmail topped by a surcoat.  He rests on one knee, a slightly battered shield at his side and an oft-nicked longsword in his hand.  The weariness in his face is tempered by vigilance and grim determination.

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

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

Wehnimer's Landing Cleric Guild

One of the Halls of Lessons in the Wehnimer's Landing Cleric Guild is dedicated to Voln. The statue is identical to that in the other Cleric Guilds. It is considered a holy shrine.

[Cleric Guild, Hall of Lessons]
Dark ebonwood panels line the walls of this small room, their mottled surfaces dimly illuminated by several large pillar candles. The statue of a man bedecked in black chain-mail is located within a small arched alcove, the white marble around him a stark contrast to the dark surroundings. The man's face is stony even for a statue, and a grimly determined expression has been chiseled upon his face. A simple black altar sits before the shallow niche, an ivory kite shield lying upon its surface.
Obvious exits: northeast
Crafted of sturdy black vultite, the altar is unadorned and very plain-looking.  A white kite shield lies downturned atop its surface.

The shield has plainly seen many battles, as evident by the scratches and dents which have been slightly hidden by a coating of dye.  Inscribed across its surface in plain script are the words, "The struggle always continues, and the righteous will never abandon the fight."

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

This figurine depicts a well-built man in full black chainmail armor covered with a belted white surcoat.  His expression is grim, his eyes are full of purpose, and he holds a white shield in his hands.  The symbol represented is that of a white shield on a field of black.

Ta'Vaalor Cleric Guild

One of the Chambers of Lessons in the Ta'Vaalor Cleric Guild is dedicated to Voln. The statue is identical to that in the other Cleric Guilds. It is considered a holy shrine.

[Spirit Hall, Chamber of Lessons]
Neatly ordered rows of columns form the circular chamber, banners of black bearing white shields hung between them. Within the recesses of an arched niche is a towering statue of a man, his grim form knelt down in a vigilant prayer. A small altar draped with a black velvet cloth is set before the statue, its white surface appearing pale and somber within the embrace of the faint candlelight.
Obvious exits: east
>read book
In the Common language, it reads:
"Control and temperance are the measure of any great commander.  This Patron embodies these qualities - he endures where others would flounder.  All may find valuable assets in this one's teachings."
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Messaging

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Spell/Ability Messaging
CHANT (verb)
[1p cleric] You chant a reverent orison, asking for unjustly bound souls to be released by Voln's will
[3p cleric] CLERIC chants a short but reverent orison, asking for unjustly bound souls to be released.
[1p paladin] You bow your head and chant a short prayer to Voln, causing bright white and muted black light to momentarily coalesce in front of you.
[3p paladin] PALADIN bows his head and chants a short prayer, causing bright white and muted black light to momentarily coalesce in front of him.
Major Sanctuary (220)
The sound of a man softly praying fills your ears and your vision blurs...
[Vigil Sanctuary]
Austere and barren, the sanctuary is ringed in white walls devoid of any wall hangings or fixtures except for a single window cut in the shape of a shield. A lone prayer-mat, beaded with onyx and white birch, rests at the center of the small room, while one white pillar candle burns quietly near the narrow door.
The candle flickers out and your vision is blanketed in velvety blackness...
Well of Life (308)
As you sense your souls have linked together, you hear the distant clash of sword upon shield.
Condemn (309)
[Success] TARGET flinches back from a sudden upwelling of white light!
[Failure] White light flickers around TARGET, but nothing comes of it.
[Damage] Cleansing white fire envelops TARGET, searing (him/her/it) for X points of damage!
[Debuff end] The white light surrounding TARGET fades away.
Blind (311)
[1p] As your faith overcomes TARGET's weakened defenses, you sense the grim, determined spirit of the Paladin flowing through you.
[2p] CASTER's face shimmers and vanishes, and, in its place, you see the image of a grim man clad in a full suit of black chainmail. His cold, somber eyes stare straight past you, and the faint halo of white radiance surrounding him only seems to deepen the shadows of his forbidding visage. The image sears itself into your eyes before everything dissolves into blackness.
Prayer (313)
[1p] Turning your thoughts inward, you ask for the shield of your deity to protect you. Something unseen settles around your torso like a suit of massive armor enclosing you. Instead of feeling weighted or weary, however, you feel uplifted, and you sense that your prayer has been granted.
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Censure (316)
For your transgressions, no punishment could be greater than that which you bring upon yourself. From death, undeath will enslave you. Your will shall be torn, your soul flayed to tatters, and not even enough of self-control shall remain for you to beg for a liberating sword....
Raise Dead (318)
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[2p]
[3p] Gazing grimly upon the body of TARGET, CASTER chants with a quiet determination to intervene in TARGET's fate. Determination fills CASTER's face and he summons gossamer white energy around his hands. CASTER clutches his fist over his heart and then places his hand above TARGET's lifeless eyes. His once quiet chant grows stronger and louder as the energy rushes forth from his fingertips and into TARGET.
Intercession
a pure white onyx shield talisman
Cold, white light floods your mind, forming a near-solid barrier about your thoughts. Strength courses through your body, bringing with it new resolve and a firm sense of the righteousness of your cause.
Divine Wrath (335)
[1p]
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[3p]
[Look Caster]
[Manifestation]
Symbol of the Proselyte (340)
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[Chant]
Miracle (350)
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[3p]
Guard the Meek (1613)
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[3p]
Divine Strike (1615)
[1p] A pillar of black-streaked white radiance manifests around TARGET.
[2p] CASTER's eyes glow with white light, and then everything around you vanishes into a matching white radiance streaked with pure black.
[3p] CASTER's eyes glow with pure white light, and a glimmering pillar of black-streaked white radiance manifests around TARGET.
Aid the Fallen (1620)
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Judgment (1630)
[1p]
You briefly close your eyes, and your form is shrouded with a radiant white surcoat. A faint white light builds up and emanates from your hand before it takes the shape of an ethereal shield!
A surge of white fire blazes from the center of the ethereal shield, striking TARGET!
The ethereal shield becomes insubstantial and parts with a whisper.
[3p]
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Divine Incarnation (1650)
[Cast 1p] Precisely murmuring the last syllables of your spell, your vision is momentarily obscured by twin orbs of black and white that swirl about you.
[Cast 3p] As Teveriel precisely murmurs the last syllable of his spell, twin orbs of white and black settle over his eyes.
[Expiration 1p] You feel the influence of Voln leaving you as your vision is momentarily obscured by twin orbs of black and white that fuse into a single shield.
[Expiration 3p] The twin orbs of black and white that reside within Teveriel's face slowly fade away.
[Zeal 1p] You beseech your patron for combat prowess as black-streaked white radiance begins to take form, swirling violently around you.
[Zeal 3p] Teveriel beseeches his patron as black-streaked white radiance begins to take form, swirling violently around him.
[Armor 1p] Concentrating upon the martial prowess of Voln, you beseech him to guard you and feel the solid, reassuring presence of the Paladin as he rests his hand upon first your shoulders, then your back, and lastly your chest.
[Armor 3p] A brief look of determination travels across Teveriel's face and is immediately followed by a white-veined ebon nimbus settling over his shoulders, chest, and back.
[Smite 1p] Calling upon the martial might of Voln to guide your hand, you watch as an ebon longsword wreathed in brilliant white flames superimposes itself over your warblade. Raising it high over your head, you thrust it in a sweeping arc at a shrickhen and sear him with holy fire.
[Smite 3p] Superimposed over Teveriel's warblade is the image of an ebon longsword wreathed in brilliant white flames. He raises his warblade high overhead, then trusts it in a sweeping arc at a shrickhen and sears it with holy fire
[Onslaught 1p] You utter a short, martial prayer to Voln and feel a familiar stoic efficiency sweep over you. Determined and uplifted, you wield your weapon in a fiery, brilliant white arc at all that surround you.
[Onslaught 3p] Uttering a short, martial prayer to Voln, Teveriel is suddenly encircled by a brilliant white nimbus. Teveriel becomes a blur of motion, the movements determined and firm, as he strikes out at his enemies with divine fervor.
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Resources

Arkati and Lesser Spirits - edit
Liabo:
Lornon:
Neutral: