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Elua and his Companions
The deities of the D'Angeline pantheon. The people of Terre d'Ange are descended from them. Blessed Elua is the misbegotten grandson of the One God of the Yeshuites, born from the mingled blood of Yeshua ben Yosef and tears of the Magdalene. His eight Companions are angels of God who came to earth to join him in his wanderings.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Elua and his Companions departed Terre d'Ange to enter a new heaven, which D'Angelines call the Terre d'Ange-that-lies-beyond.
- Divine Parentage: All of the noble families of Terre d'Ange are descended from Elua and his Companions.
- Fallen Angel: The Companions
- Fantasy Pantheon: They are the pantheon of Terre d'Ange.
- Interfaith Smoothie: D'Angeline religion contains both Pagan and Christian elements.
- Our Angels Are Different
- Founder of the Kingdom: Together they founded Terre d'Ange. Seven of the Companions also founded their own provinces within it.
- Sacred Scripture: The Eluine Cycle
- True Companions
EluaChief god of the D'Angeline pantheon. Elua was born from the blood of Yeshua ben Yosef and the tears of the Magdalene nurtured in the womb of the earth. After his birth Elua began wandering the earth aimlessly until being captured by the King of Persis. His distress caught the attention of eight angels, who decided to come to earth and aid him. Eventually they came to Terre d'Ange, where the people welcomed them. Elua claimed no territory for himself, but founded the City of Elua. He gave the people of Terre d'Ange one commandment: Love As Thou Wilt.
- Fertile Feet: Flowers were said to sprout from the ground where Elua walked.
- Fleur de Lis: His symbol
- Flower Motifs: Is associated with flowers, especially lilies.
- Friend to All Living Things: While not as much of a nature deity as Anael, Elua is consistently associated with nature, particularly plants. His temples have no walls or ceilings and any plants are allowed to grow within them without interference.
- Love God: His sole divine attribute is love.
- Our Founder: Founded the City of Elua in the only place where he paused during his wanderings.
- The Power of Love
- Walking the Earth: What he did before coming to Terre d'Ange.
AnaelCompanion who taught D'Angelines agriculture and animal husbandry. He is commonly known as the Good Steward.
AzzaCompanion responsible for teaching D'Angelines about ships and navigation. The Yeshuites identify his sin as pride, a trait that is consistently associated with him.
CamaelCompanion who taught D'Angelines the art of war and created the first D'Angeline armies. He chose to found his province on the Skaldi border because it was the area most in need of his martial hand.
CassielKnown as the Perfect Companion, Cassiel joined Elua in order to take up the duty of loving him that the One God neglected. He remained by Elua's side throughout all of his wanderings. He was only one of the Companions to obey the One God's laws by claiming no territory and fathering no children. He has no temples and is not commonly prayed to. The Cassiline Brotherhood was founded in his honor.
- Black Sheep: Of Elua and his Companions.
- Celibate Hero: He refused to sleep with mortals, unlike the rest of the Companions.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Stayed by Elua's side, though he believed he was damned for it. He was the only Companion to look back in regret as they ascended to the Terre d'Ange-that-lies-beyond.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Elua
- Knife Nut: Carried a dagger, which he loaned to Elua at one point. This is the origin of the Cassiline Brotherhood's dagger-based fighting style.
- Undying Loyalty: To Elua.
- Warrior Monk: The Cassiline Brotherhood, who serve as his priests.
EishethCompanion associated with healing, music, and storytelling. In addition to being the goddess of healing in general, Eisheth is particularly concerned with womens' health.
- Fantasy Contraception: In order to become pregnant, D'Angeline women must light a candle to Eisheth and pray for the goddess to open her womb.
- Harp of Femininity: Usually depicted with one.
- Healing Hands: Eisheth is the goddess of healing.
- Medical Monarch: Was this when she was ruling in Marsilikos. Many of her descendants in House Mereliot also qualify.
- The Storyteller
- Women's Mysteries: The candle-lighting ritual is forbidden to men.
KushielGod of justice and punishment. Kushiel was once the One God's punisher, charged with administering punishment to sinners. He understood that the chastisement he gave them was an act of mercy. They came to love him for it, so much that when given a chance to repent they refused out of love for their lord. Kushiel joined Elua because he felt Elua understood what he did. He will occasionally mark a mortal as his own with a red mote in their eye. These are known as anguissettes, Kushiel's Chosen who are cursed to feel pain as pleasure.
- Brains and Bondage
- The Chooser of The One: Will mark a mortal as his own in order to redress an imbalance in the world.
- Compelling Voice: Occasionally makes his will known by speaking through Phèdre.
- The Conscience: It tempers his sadistic side.
- Cool Mask: Is depicted wearing a bronze mask. His priests wear them as well.
- Cruel Mercy: Kushiel is made of this trope.
- The Penance: Delivers penance to the souls of D'Angelines in the afterlife.
- Sadist: Though tempered with a conscience and compassion. He believes that imparting suffering without compassion is an abomination.
- A Taste of the Lash: He administered pain to sinners in hell while serving as the One God's punisher.
- Whip It Good
NaamahGoddess of sexuality, prostitution, and desire. Naamah was the first of the Companions to join Elua. She gave herself to the King of Persis for a night in exchange for Elua's freedom. While traveling in Bhodistan, she lay with strangers so that Elua might eat. It is because of this that prostitution is referred to Naamah's Service and considered a sacred calling in Terre d'Ange. The thirteen houses of the Night Court are considered the most elite of these. Her clergy practice sacred prostitution.
- Anything That Moves
- Heroic Seductress: She slept with the King of Persis in exchange for Elua's freedom. Each house of the Night Court has its own interpretation of her motivations for doing this.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold
- Living Aphrodisiac
- Love Goddess: Is the goddess of love and sex in the D'Angeline pantheon.
- Really Gets Around
- Sex for Services: See Heroic Seductress.
- Sex Goddess: Literally
- Unproblematic Prostitution: Naamah's actions are the reason why prostitution is sacred in Terre d'Ange.
ShemhazaiGod of wisdom and knowledge. He taught D'Angelines how to write. He is associated with knowledge of all kinds as well as engineering. A common phrase associated with Shemhazai is "All knowledge is worth having."
Other D'Angeline Religious Figures
Yeshuite Deities and Religious Figures
Yeshua ben Yosef