Koar is the King of the Gods.
Once, he ruled all the Arkati and he is still the titular head of both the Light and Dark Gods. In practice, however, his direct control is only over the Gods of Light. Not since the fall of the Drakes in the Ur-Daemon War has Koar rallied all the gods to him, and none knows for sure if he could unify the Arkati now, no matter the cause. Still, it is said that as long as Koar lives, the Gods of Light and Dark will never face each other in open war. Legend holds that Koar sits on a great throne carved from the stone heart of the world extending up through the tallest mountain in Elanthia. He rarely leaves his throne, and spends most of his time slumbering or brooding. Even when he sleeps, one eye is always slightly open, and while Koar may not intervene in the affairs of gods or mortals often, there is little that escapes his notice.
The sages say that the mountains of Elanthia rise and fall as Koar's brow furrows. One day, it is said, when the Gods of Darkness no longer vex their king, and when mortals no longer wage petty wars, the mountains will sink back into the ground and all the world will be a fertile plain. Earthquakes are attributed to Koar shifting restlessly, and before Koar's brow is smoothed, legend holds he will rise from his throne in wrath, shaking the greatest fortresses to rubble. The prophecy is silent as to who or what will be the object of his ire.
Some common folk believe that Koar is not an Arkati, but actually the last of the Great Drakes. No one living can confirm this notion, however.
Koar's blessing is often invoked during coronation ceremonies, and it is not uncommon for rulers to claim that their particular right to reign bears Koar's approval.
Koar's preferred humanoid manifestation is that of a huge man upon a throne, wearing a gold crown, contemplating the fate of all things. In manner, he is commanding, detached, or weary. His symbol is a golden crown, often set on a circle of white.
Shrines, Statuary, and Holy Places
From Liabo Plaza: Go Arch, Go Column, W, NW
>l altar Flecks of gold glisten from the face of the altar, which is carved in primitive fashion. Etched clouds swirl about a stylized sun, its rays of light striking down at the peaks of snow-capped jagged mountains. A tiny bronze plaque adorns the altar's forward face. >l on altar On the stone altar you see a tiny bronze plaque. >read plaque In the Common language, it reads: My lord's cares are as the world itself. When furrows His brow, the mountains rise.
Ta'Vaalor, Hall of the Arkati
The local temple of Ta'Vaalor, the Hall of the Arkati, has an altar dedicated to Koar. It is considered a holy shrine.
>look at altar Topped with a slab of pure white marble, the altar is carved of pale silvery-blue haon. Each corner of the piece is carved in a stylized representation of the Arkati Koar.
Displayed in the Prayer Rooms of each Cleric Guild is a state of Koar. These prayer rooms are considered a holy shrine to multiple deities.
Despite the small size of the statue it's clear this is the image of a huge man sitting on a huge throne. A crown, elegant in its simplicity, graces his solemn brow. He rests his chin on one of his massive fists and stares out at you with weary detachment. K>touch Koar You reach out and touch the statue of Koar. A warm feeling washes over you, as if Koar smiled upon you.
Located in the Antechamber of Liabo is a table inset with disks depicting all of the Liabo arkati, including one for Koar. This area is not considered a holy shrine.
A dazzling golden crown set on a field of pure white is painted on the large, plate-sized crystal disk representing Koar.
Hendoran Outpost (Wehnimer's Landing)
The shrine is located north of the entrance, in a tall stone rotunda.
- The Gods of Elanthia - Koar, King of the Gods (official documentation)
- Koar's Temple opens its doors (saved post) (Solhaven)
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