|Tittler||The Eternal Rose; the Lady of Chrysanthemums (Tian Xia); Syriss|
|Hjem||Shelyn's Domain, Nirvana|
|Portfolio||Beauty, art, love, music|
|Tilbedere||Artists, poets, lovers|
|Domains||Air, Charm, Good, Luck, Protection|
|Subdomains||Agathion, Cloud, Defense, Fate, Love, Purity|
|Favoritt Våpen||Whisperer of Souls (glaive)|
|Roller har kunnskap om Shelyn ut i fra ranks i Knowledge (Religion). Troende av Shelyn har ett nivå mer kunnskap om Shelyn en de som følger andre guder/religioner. Prester, Paladiner og andre geistlige har to nivå mer kunnskap en andre. for eksempel en prest av Shelyn med 3 ranks i Knowledge(Religion) har kunnskap til rank 7.|
Rank 0 - Nivå 1
Shelyn (pronounced SHEHL-ihn) is the half-sister of Zon-Kuthon. She started life as a relatively minor deity of beauty, art, and music, but with the destruction of her mother (former goddess of love), she gained the very important portfolio of love and became a somewhat more-powerful deity. Shelyn continues to focus on beauty (and the related areas of art and music), and has expanded upon her mother’s relatively narrow view of love to include all forms of the emotion. 
Rank 1 - Nivå 2
Shelyn once shared her powers with her half-brother Dou-Bral. Long ago, however, the goddess suffered a great loss when her brother’s explorations into the darkness between worlds awoke a deep corruption that overcame his soul and turned him into Zon-Kuthon, god of agony. She struggled against him and eventually fought him to a bitter stalemate, and now carries his glaive, the Whisperer of Souls, as a reminder of the pain of loss and the devotion of true love; one cannot know her without knowing the suffering of her brother.
Rank 3 - Nivå 3
Utseende til Guden
All depictions of Shelyn, regardless of race or ethnicity, show her as a young woman barely out of her youth, with eyes of blue or silver (or sometimes heterochromatic, with both colors). Shelyn’s ankle-length chestnut hair bears several strands colored bright red, green, and gold. She always wears tasteful clothing and jewelry that accentuates her beauty without revealing too much of it.
Her avatar is an embodiment of passion, energy, and devotion; though she appears to be just a woman of resounding beauty as she is shown in art, nearby objects and even the air and light itself bends toward her as if her very proximity brings bliss.
Her herald is the Spirit of Adoration, a winged human (or sometimes an elf ) whose eyes burn with the fire of true love threatened, her face the stern mask of the artist lost in the moment of finishing his masterpiece, her hands dancing like they move to the very music of creation; rarely does she enter battle, but it is said that there is nothing she cannot bend or break in pursuit of her goal.
Relasjoner til andre Guder
Shelyn is in a unique position among the deities in that everyone loves her and wishes to please her (though they may not acknowledge this when she is not around); she cannot help this, as it is merely her nature. However, the other gods and goddesses all have different ideas about what it is to love someone, and far too many of the evil ones equate love with ownership (and treat their “property” horribly). She is the only deity who has any regular contact with Zon-Kuthon, as they have reached an agreement and he never attacks her, though she remains wary that the evil force that controls him might one day change its mind.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 3
Among her worshipers are artists, young lovers, old couples still very much in love, musicians, those awaiting arranged marriages, the broken-hearted, and romantics of all stripes. Star-crossed lovers pray to be united, young men to catch the eye of a beautiful girl, and young women to find a handsome and loving husband. A husband in a politically-motivated marriage prays that his wife never meets his beloved mistress, while his wife asks that her husband never suspect the peasant boy who makes her heart ache with longing.
Most of her clergy is composed of clerics or bards, though she has a few paladins, druids, and rangers of status in her church.
Worship services may be quiet and slow paced or loud and upbeat, but they are always heartfelt; dance and music are core to any ritual. The church has no universal holidays, but any anniversary of love is reason for an entire temple to celebrate, and vow-renewals are a common occurrence.
Kirken av Shelyn, Rank 3
The church as a whole is disorganized, but as there is little need for focused group efforts it doesn’t really hinder their activities.
Tegn i fra Guden
Shelyn sometimes sends messages to her faithful directly by means of a short but precise whispered message in the ear. Songbirds are sacred to the sect; their presence is considered good luck. Her displeasure can manifest in a number of ways, and a brief glimpse of a repellent ref lection in a mirror, a lover’s quarrel, a drably-colored bird or one singing off-key, and wilted rose beds are all common signs of her disappointment.
Shelyn’s faithful observe only one significant holiday, for they believe that every day should be holy. The holiday they do celebrate is Crystalhue, which falls on the winter solstice. It is a time of intense artistic creation, of roaring fires symbolizing the blaze of creativity, in which the faithful fight the winter doldrums and prove that the spark of life burns strong within them still. It is also a traditional time of marriage proposals and courtship.
Rank 5 - Nivå 4
Shelyn’s most popular assistants in the mortal world are Harmonia (a cloud-like being with dozens of winking eyes and singing mouths), Phoenix Tail (a brilliantly-plumed avoral bard), and Dancing Petal (an euphoric air elemental).
Kirken av Shelyn, Rank 5
The prists duty is to promote and protect beauty, art, and love so that these things may flourish and inspire others to joy and enlightenment. Though all priests have access to charm magic, they do not use it recklessly or to seduce, as this is a violation of the goddess’s teachings and unfair to those who might honesty be searching for love. Her clergy has been known to use magic such as calm emotions to ease the hurt of a broken heart. Most priests eventually get married.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 5
Priests of Shelyn must endeavor each day to create something of beauty—typically a work of art or piece of music, but other skills might be appropriate (such as a gardener tending f lowers). They recognize that other mortals can be superficial, rejecting good folk unlucky enough to be unattractive, so priests help these ugly ducklings find ways to accentuate their better qualities, often through the use of clothing or hairstyle.
Formal garb for the church is a pair of leggings and a long tunic for men or a calf-length dress for women, cut and tailored to make the wearer attractive but not overtly sexual.
Shelyn has a loving and kind heart, and would move mountains or take extreme risks for those she loves (evidence of this is her devotion to her possessed and hostile half-brother). She is a passionate and creative artist both in matters of the heart and works of beauty and tries to make the world a better place by her actions. She preaches and practices that true beauty comes from within, and she favors relationships not based solely on carnal desires, which often puts her at odds with Calistria. She does not oppose such relationships among mortals, but only hopes they blossom into something more meaningful.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 5
Her prayer book is Melodies of Inner Beauty, most of which is stories in song form.
Templer og Helligdommer, Rank 5
Her temples are roomy places surrounded by gardens and statues, decorated inside with paintings and sculpture and always filled with song and music. They are havens for young lovers and are the sites of many wedding ceremonies. In many cases the temple art was donated, created, or sponsored by those who found love and approval from the church when all others opposed it.
While most of the best-known worshipers of the other deities are primarily martial orders, Shelyn’s Glory of the Risen Rose is concerned first and foremost with creation and beauty, and only secondarily with weapons and magic.
Rank 7 - Nivå 5
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 7
Typically, non-adventuring priests support themselves through some kind of art, which means they tend to be employed in larger cities or travel in the manner of wandering minstrels. Her rangers and druids are usually the types who live off the land, content to watch over places of natural beauty or perhaps hire themselves out to lovers in need of a fresh start in a new place. In general her priests make fine negotiators and teachers, as the people they interact with can’t help but like them and want to please them.
Templer og Helligdommer, Rank 7
The Temple of the Upheld and Golden Rose in Oppara, capital city of Taldor, is the oldest known temple of Shelyn. It is an intricate affair, fluted and open to the sky. Bright birds roost around its central courtyard, and exquisite musicians play tunes appropriate to the hour and the weather throughout the year. It is said that once a year, the goddess herself walks among the faithful here (though hidden to their eyes), personally blessing those who best embody her qualities. However, no one knows exactly which day it is that this occurs, and so the temple sees a constant flow of worshipers.
Rank 10 - Nivå 6
Kirken av Rank 10
Priests gain status based on their wisdom (particularly in overcoming problems with loved ones) and artistic sense, but otherwise a temple usually makes decisions communally. Those priests who agree with a particular solution help work toward it; those who disagree either try a different method or stay out of the situation.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 10
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