Kalthanan

Kalthanan
Power: Ascended Demigod
Alignment: CG
Pantheons: Gelvani Gods
Titles: Master of the Suar-Lanyr; Thanor of Issantia
Portfolio: Courage, Swordsmanship and the Suar-Lanyr
Symbol: A coiled dragon impaled by a downward-pointing eol'lanyr
Constellation: Kalthanan, like all Gelvani gods, has no celestial representation
Description: Kalthanan was the last son born to Elphaedrir and Marsallen Korianthil. A famed and powerful adventurer, Kalthanan was eventually raised to divinity by Kelamin, whom he served as Servitor. When the war-god declared his intention to usurp Gelthena, though, Kalthanan rejected his master and fought against his forces during the Valatha'Kahn. His power was restored to him by Gelthena and Tiercellus, and grew even greater as many warriors and adventurers rallied to his nascent cult.

Kalthanan soon found himself at odds with the divine mother, though, as he proved unwilling to submit to the boundaries she placed upon the deities of Arvanis. As such, he surrendered all but a fraction of his divine spark in order to remain on the mortal plane. Though he denied worship in his name and turned his focus to championing his people and ruling Issantia, his fame persisted and with it his star has waxed again. His power is that of a demigod, but he remains on the mortal plane.

Kalthanan is seen as the peerless swordsman, the patron of the Suar-Lanyr, and the legendary bane of dragons. Ever-vigilant, his watch against the enemies of his people never ceases; ever resistant to authority, he refuses to take his proper station among the divine, keeping instead his place on Naeja.

Appearance: Kalthanan still appears as he did as a mortal; despite being over two centuries old, he does not show his age, instead radiating a sense of tempered youthfulness. He is a dashingly handsome elf; his hair is silver, flowing, and kept cut short, while his skin is swarthy (unusually so for one of his kind!) from decades spent traveling beyond Gelvanmyr. Kalthanan’s eyes are not the well-known Korianthil emerald, but the sparkling azure of his father.

Kalthanan is average in height as Gelvani go, and possesses their naturally slender build. His body gives testament to a lifetime dedicated to athletic and martial perfection; he is broad-shouldered for a Gelvani, and possesses the statuesque musculature of a gymnast. Kalthanan moves with the easy grace of a born swordsman; he never seems off-balance, and trained observers will see that his every movement is carefully measured and controlled.

When among his people, Kalthanan favors elegant, white or off-earth colored garments. In battle, however, he is sinister-looking, clad in an array of formidable artifacts of war. He wears a black cloak that appears to be wrapped in shadow, and wisps around him as if it were spun from ephemeral smoke rather than silk. Around his arms are a set of metallic black vambraces forged to resemble forearm musculature, and carved with eldritch runes of war and physical prowess. On his hands are gloves of the smoothest gray felt, adorned with silvery arcane sigils. Around his waist is a black leather belt inlaid with mithril rings, studs, and engraved disks. Centered on its buckle, also made of mithril, is what appears to be a large, exotic crimson stone—hardened Troll’s blood, in fact. Finally, sitting on Kalthanan’s brow is a thin mithril circlet whose centerpiece is an ornate arrangement of three small mystic eyes. One of these is adorned with runes of war that are almost lost among the other decorative etchings; another has runes of protection; and the last has runes of defense. A number of other, minor by comparison, magical items are worn about his body.

Girded to his belt are Kalthanan’s legendary swords: Fealadryn's Blade on his left, and Heartward on his right. For the direst of times, Wailing Doom is suspended from his back.

Kalthanan often uses his Ring of Transformation to disguise his true appearance, conceal any taint or grime, or to even hide evidence of his wounds in battle.

Personality: Kalthanan is driven, fearless, and unfailingly confident in himself and his abilities. He is committed to the heroic ideal, and the pursuit of perfection with the blade. In his heart, those blessed with power and prowess are obligated to always strive towards excellence, to better to protect those weaker than they.

In battle, Kalthanan does not acknowledge a situation he cannot overcome or an enemy he cannot best. This is not due to arrogance, however, but rather his total conviction for his cause: Kalthanan’s battles have ever been waged for his people and his loved ones. As such, he cannot cede ground to any evil that may threaten those he has sworn to protect. Kalthanan’s standards affect the way he treats others, however. Few, he feels, can meet the standards he sets for himself. This makes him overly protective of his friends, loved ones, and subjects, and he finds it difficult to trust others to succeed in his place. One must work hard indeed to earn not his trust, but his confidence.

In social circles, Kalthanan displays a preternatural force of personality. He effortlessly flows from a disarmingly charming manner in small circles to a truly majestic persona during functions of the court. He is as comfortable engaging in philosophical debate with Grey-Gelvani scholars as he is negotiating trade agreements with Ronan ambassadors. Kalthanan prefers civil, amiable discourse, but when pushed he can adopt quite an intimidating mien; without resulting to overt force or postures, he can easily set back on their heels those who forget themselves in his presence.

Kalthanan firmly believes himself to be a force for good and a champion of his people. He will not commit deeds that bring shame or pain to his people, or harm the innocent.

Kalthanan often finds himself at odds with the mother of all Gelvani deities. Though he believes that the Gelvani have a responsibility to work toward their prophesied reunification, he resents that Gelthena and her fellow gods leave their children to their own devices. He recognizes that divine power flows through his veins, but would rather he be treated as a prince among his people than as a god. Since his return from Arvanis, he has done nothing to encourage or invite the worship of his person.

Powers: Kalthanan brings to bear his peerless skill with the sword, powerful sorceries, and a complete repudiation of fear.
Children:
- with Moonbreeze - Arahel, his Genasi-blooded daughter and eldest child
- with the Lady Brucien of Authbrig - an unknown, presumably deceased, half-elf bastard
- with Laferia - Shey'elnor, his daemon-blooded eldest son, now deceased
- with Keleen, Kelthanyr, his Danthae-Gelvani son and youngest child

Worshipers: Kalthanan does not encourage or invite worship of his person. Some few Gelvani, most notably prodigy swordsmen, Suar-Lanyr, and other adventurers revere him in the way Duneimen do so with their Saints.
Priests: A largely informal order even when their deity resided in the Gelvan paradise, priests and priestesses of Kalthanan are almost unknown since his return from Arvanis. Kalthanan bade them all to take up service under one of the other Gelvani deities of war. It is unknown if any refused to quit his service; Kalthanan would not deny such "renegades" their clerical magic, but he would not allow them to interfere with the workings of the proper temples of the Gelvani pantheon.
After life: Arvanis

Servitors: None

Worshiper's Ability:
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Spell Domains: War, Good, Liberation
Chosen Weapons: Longswords - eol'lanyr or otherwise
Priest Restrictions: Kalthanan does not wish for priests. Even when his cult was in existence, though, he never accepted those will not suffer those of evil heart to call upon him.

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