Tempest

Tempest

Other names: Storm Godess, Walker of Waves

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Symbols: Twin lightning bolts

Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Portfolio: Wind, Water, Storms, the Sea, Fish, and Ocean

Favored Weapon: Trident and Javelin (Ebb and Flow)

Common Worshippers: Fisherman, Seaside Villagers, Travelers, and anyone else whose life depends of the sea

History: Tempest was the volitile wife of Kerius, and Mistress of Bennatar. She was a torn soul, who could be loving one moment, and viscious the next. She was responsible for bringing the first rain to Nor, and also turning it into a hurricane.

Philosophy: Tempest is a dual goddess. She is almost two godesses in one. Thoes who follow her fall into one of two catagories, depeing on thier philosophy.
Wave Dancers - Wave dancer are the gentle followers of Tempest, Blessing boats and calming storms before the roll ashore. They believe in the serenity that can be found at sea. The sound of the waves crashing upon the shore or the gentle notes of a spring rain. The belive the sea is a source of life and nourishment.
Storm Bringers have a different ideology all together. Tempest is the embodiment of strength and power a testament to the might of the sea that no man can control a wild freedom. They feel that thoes who do not respect the might of the sea and air should be punished by the force that they scorn.

Dogma: Wave Dancers - Respect the sea, as it brings us food. Respect the storm, it bring us water to drink. The sea can provide all that is nessecary to sustain life.

Stormbringers: Fear the sea, for it is the most powerful force in the world. Fear the wind, for it can bring down any structure built my man. The sea was here long before humanoids, and will be here when humanoids are no more.

Places of Worship: Most temples to Tempest are found near the sea. A few are found inland especially in places of drought or where rain is not often found all year. But these inland shrines are more close tied to alters of sacrifice to ask the goddess for rain then for true religious devotion.

The temples of the Wind Walkers are beautiful to behold often adorned with the treasures of the sea herself, Giant pearls and coral of every color even the stairways in the temple seem to glisten like abalone shells. Temples of the Wind Walker Aspect often function as lighthouses and warehouses for smoked or salted fish in case of times of famine.

The temples of the Storm Bringers are often frightful and are only found as giant buildings on boats tethered to shore. In the central area of the temple sits a small coral throne where the high priestess performs her duty before a reflecting pool of the sea on a moonless night. It is said that when the priestess has the favor of Tempest her reflection changes to that of tempest herself sitting upon a throne of bone and kelp under the sea. Even the inside of the temple are usually open to the sea as well, consiting of floating walkways.

Average services: Prayers are held when a ship is about to depart or return from the sea (typically just before dawn and just after dusk) Sailor’s wives often come and lay tribute to Tempest every day at high noon on each day that their husbands are away. The Storm Bringers offer great prayers at the beginning and end of a hurricane when Tempest’s power shows to all, While the Wind walkers pray when the eye of the storm is overhead and after the storm has passed.

Example Prayer:
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Holy Days:

Wave Dancer Holy Days
First day of spring
First Catch is when the ice thaws and ships are free to travel again. All boats are anointed and every vessel goes out and returns at dusk to celebrate giving the whole days catch to the temple.
Summer Solstice
The Long Feast is when for 3 days after everyone in a village gets together and offers praise homage and returns to the sea a little of what they have received this is a time when sailors are married under the blessing of the Goddess.
Storm Bringer Holy days
once every 100 years
The Day of the Reclamation occurs once every 100 years and is a massive hurricane prayed for by the priest and priestess of Tempest often lasting for up to a week as it tears through every fishing village reclaiming what has been taken from the sea. During this time prayer is non stop and only water may be consumed for to intake anything else would earn the goddesses wraith

Priesthood

There are two sects of Priest of Tempest. The Wave Dancers, and the Storm Binders.

Wavedancers

Alignments: Any Chaotic or Neutral (Not Lawful Neutral)

Duties: Thing priest of this god are responsible for. What they do day to day.

Domains: Air, Water, Ocean, Storm

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