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[[Kai's Strike]], the eighth step in the [[Order of Voln]], is governed by Kai. [[Kai's Smite]], the twenty-first step in the [[Order of Voln]], is also governed by Kai.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:51, 15 September 2019

Kai
Kai.jpg
Domain Strength, Athletic Prowess, Skill at Arms
Symbol a silver arm with fist clenched
on a field of crimson
Pantheon Pantheon of Liabo
Relationships Leya (daughter)
Smite/Bane Smite
Critical Crush

God of Strength, Athletic Prowess, and Skill at Arms

Kai is the God of Physical Strength and Athletic Prowess. He has been beaten once in armed combat by Koar, and fought once to a standstill against V'tull. Beyond these two instances, every opponent Kai has faced has fallen before him. Legend holds that in the Ur-Daemon War, Kai slew more of the enemy than any Drake did, despite their awesome might, and is the only Arkati who participated in that war to have survived.

Kai's joy of physical combat is such that only Koar's injunctions keep him from constant battle with the Gods of Darkness. As an alternative he often roams Elanthia looking for unsuspecting mortals to toy with in physical "contests" of one sort or another.

Kai's blessing is often invoked at contests of physical prowess.

Kai's preferred humanoid manifestation is that of a young man of epic build with strong and carefree features. Kai is always dressed in light armor and is never without a weapon of some sort. In manner, he is carefree, brave and aggressive. His symbol is a silver arm with fist clenched, on a field of crimson. His clerics name their maces, cast in the same shape, the Fists of Kai.

Shrines, Statuary, and Holy Places

Wehnimer's Landing, Shrine of Heroes

The Shrine of Heroes was located in the Lower Dragonsclaw Forest outside Wehnimer's Landing. It played an important role along the path to enlightenment in the Order of Voln.

A warrior of magnificent size and strength stands proudly in the center of the room.

The heroic figure, carved from a single block of pale grey granite, towers to a height of nearly twenty breathtaking feet.  Though his face is youthful, his gaze is that of one who has unflinchingly confronted even the mightiest of foes.  One mighty hand clutches a fel-wood spear tipped with gleaming adamantine, raised warily against some unseen foe.

Perhaps the most remarkable feature of this granite god is his left hand.  Clenched in a tight fist that betrays both stern inner resolve as well as intense ferocity, you can almost imagine it crushing the last breath out of any enemy.

Ta'Vaalor, Victory Court

Standing in Victory Court is a statue dedicated to Kai. It is considered a holy shrine.

[Ta'Vaalor, Victory Court]
An immense white marble fountain occupies the center of the court.  Perched in its center, a towering statue of Kai stands, holding his sword aloft.  His features have been painted onto the marble surface with pigments and artistry so lifelike, he appears ready to step from the fountain.
Obvious paths: north, east, south, west

>look at statue
The statue stands at least the height of three elves.  Fully dressed in light battle armor, Kai holds his massive sword aloft, a fierce expression on his face.  From his helm to the soles of his boots, his likeness is the epitome of a fearsome warrior.

Cleric Guilds

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

The statue of Kai seems to exude boundless energy and martial enthusiasm.  He appears as a young man, well-muscled, with strong and carefree features.  He wears his armor as naturally as robes.  In his powerful hand is a spiked mace.

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

A warm feeling washes over you, as if Kai smiled upon you.

Wehnimer's Landing Cleric Guild

Located in the Antechamber of Liabo is a table inset with disks depicting all of the Liabo arkati, including one for Kai. This area is not considered a holy shrine.

A silver arm, with fist clenched, on a field of crimson is painted on the crystal disk representing Kai.

Ta'Vaalor Cleric Guild

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

[Liabo Hall, Chamber of Lessons]
Banners of vivid crimson silk span the gaps between the pristine, fluted white columns, and the hall ends abruptly in small, round chamber.  A small, flawless altar rises from the unadorned floor, its base wrought with bold silver knotwork.  Behind the altar is a cyclopean statue of a heavily-muscled man, his fluid stance a masterful depiction of his competence in combat.
Obvious exits: south

>look altar
Inlaid with a disc of vivid scarlet eahnor, the altar bears the lustrous symbol of a clenched fist upon its surface.  Dark silver knotwork runs along its base and edges, twining about its topmost portions in a bold, striking style.  An open book lays atop the altar.

>read book
In the Common language, it reads:
"Learn the lessons well from this Patron - combat flows as the blood in his veins."

Messaging

To add messaging, see deity messaging.
Spell/Ability Messaging
CHANT (verb)
[1p cleric] You chant a reverent orison, asking Kai to bless you with strength and endurance.
[3p cleric] CLERIC chants a short but reverent orison, asking to be blessed with strength and endurance.
[1p paladin] You bow your head and chant a short prayer to Kai, causing steely silver and crimson light to momentarily coalesce in front of you.
[3p paladin] PALADIN bows his head and chants a short prayer, causing steely silver and crimson light to momentarily coalesce in front of him.
Major Sanctuary (220)
The sound of battle cries and war horns reaches your ears, and your vision is blurred with the images of battles being fought in countless places. You feel the world around you shift...
[Sanctuary of the Hero's Hearth]
Thick and brown, a rich bear rug offers soft comfort before a fireplace set with a roaring flame. Arranged around the crimson walled room are a multitude of weapons, armor, and shields; the silver metal they are crafted of reflects the light of the fire. Resting upon the mantle is a single gauntlet fashioned of metallic scales and formed into a clenched fist.
The distant cry of horns calls to you as the world around you dissolves into a blur of crimson and silver light...
Well of Life (308)
As you sense your souls have linked together, a shaft of light like a well-thrown spear flashes briefly across your sight.
Condemn (309)
[Success] An array of silvery weapons takes shape nearby, each angled menacingly toward TARGET!
[Failure] Silver light flickers around TARGET, but nothing comes of it.
[Damage] With a powerful swing, a silver (war hammer|mace|morning star|crowbill|ball and chain) catches TARGET a sound blow, inflicting X points of damage!
[Debuff end] The silvery armaments surrounding TARGET flicker and fade away.
Blind (311)
[1p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
[2p]
Prayer (313)
[1p] Turning your thoughts inward, you ask for the fist of your deity to protect you. Strength and confidence imbue your body, and you sense that your prayer has been granted.
[3p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
Censure (316)
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Raise Dead (318)
[1p] Deep and resonating, you feel the chant that falls from your lips instill within you with the strength of your faith. You crouch beside (TARGET) and gently lift him into your arms, your muscles swelling with the power of your deity, and cradle him close to your chest. Strength and life momentarily seep from your limbs, causing them to feel laden and heavy, and you are overcome with a sudden weakness. With a sigh, you are able to lay (TARGET) back down.
[2p]
[3p] Deep and resonating, you feel the chant that falls from her lips and watch as she is filled with the strength of her faith. She crouches beside TARGET and gently lifts him into her arms. CASTER's muscles swell with the power of her deity, and she cradles him close to her chest. Strength and life flood from CASTER's body into TARGET's, but CASTER suddenly seems weakened by the experience and is forced to her knees. With a soft sigh, CASTER still manages to lay TARGET gently back down.
Intercession
a carved silver tigerfang fist symbol
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Divine Wrath (335)
[1p]
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[3p]
An aura of power, health, and vitality settles around CASTER.
A brilliant silver glow encircles each of CASTER's hands and shapes a pair of ethereal silver-hued gauntlets.
CASTER punches at TARGET. A massive bolt of silver light blazes away from his fist!
CASTER looks briefly dejected as the ethereal silver gauntlets vanish from around his hands.
[Look Caster]
[Manifestation]
A faint, healthy flush tinges CASTER's cheeks, and an aura of power and vitality fills each of his movements. Silver light encircles each of his hands in ethereal silver gauntlets.
Symbol of the Proselyte (340)
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[Chant]
Miracle (350)
[1p] Large and ethereal, rectangular talismans rise from the ground to form a ring around your lifeless form. Each talisman is carved with a different word and glows with a brilliant light. One by one, the talismans tumble into you. As the first falls upon you, you are filled with a deep sense of Honor, the second reminds you of Valor in battle, and the third causes your spirit to surge with Hope, while the fourth binds you with the strength of your Faith. The remaining two tumble into you simultaneously and, in a flash of white light, you absorb them all.
[3p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
Guard the Meek (1613)
[1p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
[3p]
Divine Strike (1615)
[1p] A pillar of crimson radiance manifests around TARGET.
[2p] This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
[3p]
Aid the Fallen (1620)
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Judgment (1630)
[1p]
You briefly close your eyes, and the air behind you darkens with a ruddy crimson mist. A faint silver light builds up and emanates from your hand before your entire arm flashes, becoming solid silver!
A flare of silver energy blasts from the fist of the silver arm, striking TARGET!
The silver on your arm cracks and breaks apart before blowing away on an errant breeze.
[3p]
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Divine Incarnation (1650)
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[Cast 3p]
[Expiration 1p]
[Expiration 3p]
[Zeal 1p]
[Zeal 3p]
[Armor 1p]
[Armor 3p]
[Smite 1p]
[Smite 3p]
[Onslaught 1p]
[Onslaught 3p]
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Resources

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