Icon: Priestess

Icon: Priestess

The Priestess hears all the Gods and speaks for those who please her. She is part oracle, part mystic, and part metaphysical engineer, since she created the Cathedral, an ever expanding temple with rooms or entire wings for each of the gods she favors.

Quote

“If you listen carefully, you can hear the world’s song of hope.”

Usual Location

The Cathedral, a towering edifice in Roma, the City of Temples.

Common Knowledge

The Priestess and her followers could be the most approachable and humane of the icons. While she clearly cares about most everyone, she is a fierce zealot and firebrand of the gods, the Priestess demands worship, sacrifice, and obedience. The gods that the Priestess represents care not where or how the worship comes, so long as it comes regularly and in great numbers. The Priestess and her fanatical followers constantly ensure that the faithful do not falter in their divinely-given task.

Adventurers & the Icon

Followers of the Priestess often have the zeal of the true believer and act accordingly. They fight against blasphemy, heresy, and apathy within the Empire and fight to spread the word to the godless outside the Empire. Outside of the circles of fervent believers, the Priestesses followers are often disliked or even hated, but few would say such things out loud where they might be overheard.

Allies

The Priestess serves the Emperor, alongside the Sorcerer Supreme. The Great Wyrm is on her side in the abstract, but her followers and his have a notorious tendency to rub each other the wrong way.

Enemies

Evil icons drive people to the Priestess, where she can protect them. But the Crusader draws people to darkness. His victories are her losses.

History

If the Priestess has come to the land in previous ages, it was in some other form, perhaps an oracle. Even so, she seems to be something new under the sun. Some say that she is this age’s embodiment of the Fool.

The True Danger

As long as the Priestess’s Cathedral unites the people of the Empire, civilization will surely stand.

 

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