Glimpses of adventure
THE PURE ONE, LADY LOVE, PROTECTOR OF THE HEART
An outsider’s view
“You see the Children of Love everywhere, trying to convert us. Still, they are well-liked. They try to help us work together, which is always useful. No one sees them as smart or strong, merely friendly and nice. I usually think of them of as pretty boys or sweet girls, because of their focus on love and company. Still, I doubt one would be of much use in a fight.”
A practitioner’s view
“Without the Pure One, all people would be groveling in the dirt. We bring her love to the world, promoting harmony and understanding between all peoples, in all lands.”
REGIONAL NAMES (HUMAN): Lelnani (Brandobian), Yewaji (Dejy), Koverr (Fhokki), Lelani (Kalamaran), Lauraiz (Reanaarese), Shanano (Svimohzish)
RACIAL NAMES (HUMANOID): Roirak (Dwarven), Adrabrintariel (Elven), Ssalansa (Gnomish), Kavagon (Halfling), Thunarrag (Hobgoblin), Vrodash (Orc)
SPHERES OF INFLUENCE: Love, harmony
ALIGNMENT: Neutral good
SYMBOL: Dove over a white rose
HOLY SYMBOL: Silver rose
HOLY DAYS: Spring equinox followed by a week-long celebration.
PLACE OF WORSHIP: Worship of the Pure One usually occurs in temples or flower gardens. Regular services feature a variety of brief songs, usually sung in celebration of a loved one or to the glory of the Pure One. A libation of wine precedes three sips by each worshipper while praying for love, passion and happiness. The main focus of the worship service is to encourage worshippers to meet each other. An equal focus is on helping couples work out their problems peacefully.
COLORS: Pastels, white and floral patterns
APPEARANCE: The Pure One appears either as a dove or a young, beautiful being with long blond hair in a robe made of flowers. It is said that those who gaze upon her magical robe will fall in love with the next person they see.
CHURCH: Parish of Love
CLERGY: Children of Love
RAIMENT: Robes with silver roses worn on the collar (determined by rank).
SACRIFICE & FREQUENCY: Selfless, good deeds as often as possible
ADVANCEMENT: Advancement is based on experience, dedication and success in bringing love and harmony into the world.
CLERICS: The Children of Love believe the Pure One came into being as a result of the love that the Creator felt for all her works. They preach that in ages past, humans led a pitiful existence in a savage world. After a time, the Pure One gave love to the intelligent creatures of the world. This gave man a reason to live. It started a cultural revolution sparking the modern age.
Clerics and followers of the Pure One try to embody their deity’s spheres of influence. They believe in selfless and unconditional love. Clerics of the Pure One would willingly die for one another. They are charged with promoting harmony and bringing as much love into the world as possible. The Children of Love act as matchmakers, conduct wedding ceremonies or reconcile differences between couples or friends. Clerics of Lady Love do not care for arranged marriages since there is rarely any love involved.
Before becoming a Servant of Harmony, a cleric must embark upon a one year mission in which he or she travels to foreign, uncivilized lands to promote harmony and understanding between people.
During this mission the cleric learns about other cultures and how different peoples coexist. The Child of Love must share this knowledge with the Parish and the local community prior to advancement.
A Child of Love might help lovers escape arranged marriages, return kidnapped persons to their families, reconcile parents and estranged children, reunite siblings separated by forced slavery, or otherwise engage in any activity that joins people who think they belong to each other but have been removed by force or circumstance. They seek encourage all people to love each other.
FRIENDS/ALLIES: The House of Solace, the Church of Everlasting Hope, the Home Foundation.
FOES/ENEMIES: The Temple of Strife, House of Scorn, the House of Shackles, the Congregation of the Dead, the Temple of Armed Conflict, the Way of the Berserk.
SAYINGS: A man without love has nothing. – A broken heart is worse than a broken bone. – Love is eternal. – Achieve harmony through love. – Love thy enemy and he will become thy friend. – It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.