Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG
The Triune Goddess, Queen of Arvandor
Symbol: Three interconnecting rings on a downward pointing triangle
Home Plane: Arvandor
Alignment: Chaotic Good
fertility, planting, birth, defense, wisdom
elders, druids, elves, farmers, fighters, midwives, mothers
Alignments: CG, CN, NG
Domains: Chaos, Elf, Good, Knowledge, Plant,
Favored Weapon: "Duskshaft" (longspear or shortspear)
ngharradh (an-gahr-rath) is the unified face of the deity who is
both three separate goddesses - Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil, and
Sehanine Moonbow-- as well as a single goddess who subsumes their three
separate aspects. As such, Angharradh's nature reflects the personality
traits of each of the Three, including the impulsive and whimsical
nature of the Winged Mother, the romantic and affectionate nature of the
Heart of Gold, and the serene and ephemeral nature of the Daughter of
the Night Skies. The fusion of the Three was born of Araushnee's (Lolth's)
betrayal and the collective threat to Arvandor and the Seldarine. As
such, the Triune Goddess exhibits the fierce protectiveness and
unbending resolve of the Queen of Arvandor. Despite her vigilance, the
Elven Retreat, its reversal, and the return of drow to Cormanthor have
weakened Angharradh's spirit, and the three goddesses have been spending
more and more time separated, preferring the ability to get more done as
a group than as an individual.
The church of Angharradh is essentially
the unified face of three separate, but closely allied, churches.
Clerics of Angharradh serve the Triune Goddess much like the clergies of
Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil, and Sehanine Moonbow. Most clerics of
the Triune Goddess are affiliated with one aspect of the Three, and
their activities reflect their association with that particular aspect.
Clerics of Angharradh are also considered wise women and sages and are
often consulted on important issues. They can serve as clerics of
Aerdrie Faenya, Hanali Celanil, and Sehanine Moonbow, as well as their
single embodiment, Angharradh. They attend births, bless young children,
help with planting and harvest, and bless warriors going into battle.
Particularly successful totem sisters are sought out by other tribes and
aspiring totemic practitioners for advice and counsel. Clerics and
druids of Angharradh pray for their spells at a time of their choosing,
but it must be the time when one of the three goddesses is prayed to.
Members of Angharradh's clergy celebrate the holy days and important
ceremonies of one of the Three, depending upon which aspect of the
Triune Goddess they particularly venerate.
The only holy day celebrated
exclusively by those who pray to Angharradh is the Melding of the Three,
held quadrennially on Cinnaeloscor (the Day of Corellon's Peace), more
commonly known as Shieldmeet. While this holy day is more generally
observed by elves in honor of Corellon, the moon elves celebrate the
tripartite aspects of Angharradh and the unification of the Three that
have led to centuries of peace in Arvandor and elven realms in Faerun.
In addition to singing great hymns to the Triune Goddess, Angharradh's
faithful often assemble to invoke great feats of cooperative magic on
this day. Many clerics and druids multiclass as fighters.
HISTORY/RELATIONSHIPS: Before the Fair Folk walked the forest of Faerun, the Triune Goddess arose from the great battle between the
Seldarine and those who followed Araushnee, later known as Lolth. The
three drew together to heal Corellon after he was felled by Araushnee's
machinations, taking their place in the form of the One alongside
Corellon as the Queen of Arvandor. Angharradh is second only to Corellon
among the Seldarine and works closely with the other elven deities.
Other allies include Berronar Truesilver, Chauntea, Cyrrollalee,
Eilistraee, Lurue, Mielikki, Milil, Mystra, Selune, Sharindlar, Sheela
Peryroyl, Silvanus, Sune, and Yondalla. Her foes include the traditional
opponents of the Seldarine: the drow pantheon (other than Elilistraee),
the Deities of Fury (Auril, Malar, Talos, and Umberlee), and the
DOGMA: Unity and diversity bring strength. Be ever vigilant against
She Who Was Banished and work together in defending the lands of the
Fair Folk from those who would work evil. Celebrate the One and the
Three for their collective purpose and individual expressions of life.
Through the melding of widely different skills and interests,
creativity, life, and artistry are nurtured and new ideas are