Salix

SALIX
Power: IG
Alignment: NG
Pantheons: the Parthan Order
Titles: The Lawgiver, the Lady of Wisdom, the Flame of Truth
Portfolio: Knowledge, wisdom, truth, law-makers, justice
Symbol: An open eye with a flame within the pupil
Constellation:
Description: Salix (SA-lex) is the daughter of Ahad-Amal and Isati, ancient deities of the Kamoran Pantheon. Despite this supreme lineage, Salix was ever an outsider among the Kamorans. Though revered by the people, the empire she was worshipped in was a rigid theocracy forever bound to the ways it had known since its genesis. To Salix, the truth born of wisdom and knowledge was the highest good, and she would not forsake these tenets in favor of blind adherence to tradition.

Through her son, Ariston, Salix began cultivating followers among those Parthans who possessed qualities she found admirable. Along with the rest of her children, she brought civiliation to Parthus and introduced the Age of Philosophy. Her efforts saw the six Great Citadels raised, and since then Salix and her progeny have been known as the Pillars of the Citadels.

Appearance: The Lady of Wisdom most often takes the form of a beautiful woman in flowing, glowing robes with colors of the rising sun. Her skin is of the classic Parthan olive tone; her hair is black as the night, wavy, and reaches almost to the ground. Salix’s eyes are her most captivating feature, though: her irises are like orbs of soft fire that dance with light.
Personality:

History/Relationships: Among deities, Salix associates almost exclusively with her children and their own progeny. Together, they seek to bring about a new beginning for the Parthan people. Salix is wise and a realist, and she understands that they cannot alone prevail against the warrior ethos that has been entrenched in their pantheon. She hopes that the seeds of change can be planted in their people through the younger generation of Parthan deities.

Like her sons, she utterly despises Kraetis, Sekthiss, and their ilk. The falling-out between her son and Polynikia caused her much pain; she had hoped that their union would have also been a catalyst for a better tomorrow. Nonetheless, she bears no ill will toward Memnos’ daughter.

Powers:
Children: Ariston, by Strathose; Kionanthos, by Horaptuh

After life:

Servitors:

Worshipers: (Academics, historians, judges, nobles, teachers and students of all sorts) Salix is praised and prayed to by judges, philosophers, teachers, students, and any who seek wisdom, justice and, ultimately, truth. Every Parthan council-hall has shrines and statues devoted to Salix or famed followers of her, as do the higher academies and great libraries.

Priests of Salix offer prayers at high noon. Inquiries into the truth, legal cases, and other investigations all also begin with prayers to Salix.
Worshiper's Ability:
1/Round Ability:
1/Day Ability:

Priests:
Spell Domains: Good, Knowledge, Law
Favored Weapons: Unarmed strike
Cleric Alignments: CG, LG, N, NG
Dogma: Always work toward truth, for only through the quest for truth can one gain wisdom. Without wisdom there is no justice. Without justice, all is dust.
Clergy and Temples: Salix’s clergy can most often be found in the various council-halls, courtrooms, and libraries of Parthus. Such places either house shrines to the goddess, or are dedicated to her outright. The grandest of such buildings are as much temples to Salix as they are places of governance, and are counted among the greatest works of the Parthan people.

OLDER:
SALIX
The Lawgiver, Lady of Wisdom, Flame of Truth

Intermediate Deity
Symbol: An open eye with a flame within the pupil
Home Plane:
Alignment: Neutral Good
Portfolio: Knowledge, wisdom, truth, law-makers, justice
Worshippers: Academics, historians, judges, nobles, teachers and students of all sorts
Cleric Alignments: CG, LG, N, NG
Domains: Good, Knowledge, Law
Favored Weapon: Unarmed strike

Salix (SA-lex) is the daughter of Ahad-Amal and Isati, ancient deities of the Kamoran pantheon. Despite this nigh-supreme lineage, Salix was ever an outsider among the Kamorans. Though revered by the people, the empire she was worshipped in was a rigid theocracy forever bound to the ways it had known from its genesis. To Salix, the truth born of wisdom and knowledge was the highest good, and she would not abide ignoring these tenets in favor of blind adherence to tradition.
Salix’s son, Ariston, was likewise ever looking outwards. In his journeys he found the nascent Parthan people and began cultivating followers among those who possessed qualities he admired. Salix not only encouraged him in his enterprise when she learned of it, but decided to join him as well. Together, they visited six wise and noble Parthans who best emulated their ways and graced them with divine inspiration. These men and women in turn brought the lessons of Salix and her sons to their people. They were known as the Lawgivers, legendary leaders who turned almost nomadic tribes to a civilization of thinkers, athletes, and builders. From their efforts, the six Great Citadels were raised and since then Salix and her sons have been known as the Pillars of the Citadels.
The Lady of Wisdom most often takes the form of a beautiful woman in flowing, glowing robes with colors of the rising sun. Her skin is of the classic Parthan olive tone; her hair is black as the night, wavy, and reaches almost to the ground. Salix’s eyes are her most captivating feature, though: her irises are like orbs of soft fire that dance with light.
Salix is praised and prayed to by judges, philosophers, teachers, students, and any who seek wisdom, justice and, ultimately, truth. Every Parthan council-hall has shrines and statues devoted to Salix or famed followers of her, as do the higher academies and great libraries.
Priests of Salix offer prayers at high noon. Inquiries into the truth, legal cases, and other investigations all also begin with prayers to Salix.

History/Relationships: Salix associates almost exclusively with Ariston and Kionanthus and his children. Together, they seek to bring about a new beginning for the Parthan people. Salix is wise and a realist, and she understands that they cannot alone prevail against such a strong warrior ethos as has been entrenched in their pantheon. She hopes that through this new generation of Parthan deities, the seeds of change can be planted in their people.
Like Ariston and Kionanthus, she utterly despises Kraetis, Sekthiss, and their ilk. The falling-out between her son and Polynikia caused her much pain; she had hoped that their union would have also been a catalyst for a better tomorrow. Nonetheless, she bears no ill will for Memnos’ daughter.

Dogma: Always work toward truth, for only through the quest for truth can one gain wisdom. Without wisdom there is no justice. Without justice, all is dust.

Clergy and Temples: Salix’s clergy can most often be found in the various council-halls, courtrooms, and libraries of Parthus. Such places often either house shrines to the goddess, or are even dedicated to her outright. The grandest of such buildings are as much temples to Salix as they are places of study, and are counted among the greatest achievements of the Parthan people.

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