Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG
Hanali Celanil The Heart of Gold, Winsome Rose, Lady Goldheart
Intermediate Elven Deity
Symbol: Gold heart
Home Plane: Arvandor
Alignment: Chaotic good
Portfolio: Love, romance, beauty, enchantments, magic item artistry,
fine art, artists
Worshipers: Aesthetes, artists, enchanters, lovers,
Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG
Domains: Chaos, Charm, Elf,
Good, Magic, Protection
Favored Weapon: A shining heart (dagger)
Celanil (han-uh-lee sell-uh-nihl) is a being of timeless beauty and
benign nature, who always forgives minor transgressions and delights in
rewarding her followers with the bliss of unexpected love and affection.
She embodies romance, beauty, love, and joy in elven spirits, her only
flaws being her own mild vanity and flighty nature. Although she rarely
appears to her faithful, Hanali delights in seeing the growth of love
among elves, and she often acts in secret to protect young lovers. She
is also known as an aspect of Angharradh, the Triune Goddess.
clerics are flighty and somewhat vain, given to dancing and wild
celebrations. The hierarchy is loosely organized, and clerics are free
to join or leave a temple's ranks as they wish. They preside over
marriage and rites of passage ceremonies for young elves, although they
are not required to marry, for Hanali's concern is love, not necessarily
marriage. Members of Hanali's clergy spend their days cultivating beauty
and love in all their myriad forms. Many of Lady Goldheart's clerics
tend fine gardens, while others amass personal or temple-based
collections of gems, crystal sculptures, and other fine works of art.
While things of gold and crystal, ¦particularly jewelry and statues, are
favored, beautiful art in any form is admired, collected, and displayed.
Hanali's clerics must always be finely dressed, and displaying one's
personal beauty to its best advantage is a requirement of every cleric
of the Heart of Gold.
Clerics of Hanali pray for their spells each day
whenever the moon is highest in the sky and romance is in the air. While
Hanali's clerics are given to frequent impromptu revels, their greatest
celebrations are held every month beneath the bright light of the full
moon. Such holy days are known as, Secrets of the Heart, for
romantically involved participants are said to experience the full bloom
of their affections on such nights, allowing them to evaluate the
strength of their feelings. Likewise, the inner beauty of celebrants
visibly manifests as a rosy glow in their cheeks and eyes for days
thereafter. Offerings of objects of great beauty are made to Lady
Goldheart during such holy festivals, some of which are swept into
Arvandor while others are returned to be shared among Hanali's
followers. It is not uncommon for artists to unveil their latest work at
such holy days, nor is it rare for young lovers to either pledge their
troth secretly or proclaim it to all assembled, for doing so is said to
invite Hanali's favor. Her clerics often multiclass as enchanters or
History/Relationships: Like others of the Seldarine, Hanali answers
to Corellon and opposes the machinations of the evil drow deities and
the Deities of Fury. She also opposes the cruel tyrannies of other
deities, including Bane, Cyric, Shar, and Talona. Her allies include
Eilistraee, Cyrrollalee, Isis, Lliira, Lurue, Milil, Sharess, Sharindlar,
Sheela Peryroyl, Sune, and Tymora.
Dogma: Life is worth living because of the beauty found in the world
and the love that draws twin hearts together. Nurture what is beautiful
in life, and let beauty's rapturous glow enliven and brighten the lives
of those around you. The greatest joy is the rapture of newfound love
and the tide of romance that sweeps over those wrapped in its embrace.
Find love wherever it takes root, and bring it to its fullest bloom so
that all may share in it joy and beauty it creates. Always give shelter
and succor to young lovers, for their hearts are the truest guides to
life's proper course.