The greatest cult deity,
Hemator was a member of the Counsil for two centuries before she left
it. Hers was the most well known defection from the Counsil in
history. She defiantly walked out on the other deities, undertaking a
dangerous endeavor to claim her status as a deity beyond the reaches of
the Counsil. When she succeeded, Hemator became the most dangerous
deity since Amat, at least in the eyes of the other deities.
Hemator’s existence before
ascending to the Counsil had been devoted to the protection and healing
of the sick and infirmed. It was during the years of the
Doggeden Wars that she impressed upon the other deities her level of skill
and devotion. Hemator is credited, in the records of Pacyr and other
nations, with saving nearly 5,000 lives by her direct healing. When the
war ended, she left her homeland of Pacyr and traveled to nations that
had been more ravaged by war. She became renowned throughout the main
After an amazing ninety-five
year life, she was offered a secondary seat on the Counsil, for too many
of the member feared her hard dedication to the forces of law and good.
In the end, as the faithful of Hemator tell the tale, the Counsil would
come to regret that decision.
The Cult of Hemator grew
rapidly at first, but was knocked back by crusade and persecution. Only
in the land of Pacyr, where the mortal
Hemator lived, has it always been allowed to freely exist. Although
they have no fear of defending themselves, the faithful never take the
offensive militarily. They prefer to allow words and goodly actions to
convert and convince.
As would be expected, the
Cult of Hemator has many enemies and few allies on the Counsil. By
their mandate, no cleric of a religion may aid a cleric of Hemator on
threat of excommunication. No faithful follower may receive a blessing
from her clerics. Some religions, Han~Sui, Gruweas, and Sutyr are the
most common perpetrators, go so far as the physically drive her faithful
away. Only Stasis, Tfop, and Asur’anyodel openly support her, although
their clerics and faithful most obey the mandate as well.
Among the other cults,
Hemator finds an unexpected ally in Drunnbar. The two deities find
themselves to have the largest and only lawful cults. They are the
targets of the Counsil, and of the power-hungry lesser cults, for which
Hemator has no regard.
If it were up to Hemator, she
and her followers would live in relative peace with the other religions,
with one exception. Quan Yin holds many similar views to Hemator, but
is unwilling to fight for those ideals. Hemator strives for peace, but
understands war is necessary. She cannot abide a deity that would allow
her followers to die rather than call them to arms to defend what is
The faithful of Hemator are
bound to keep themselves fit and in good health. They are bound to heal
those in need, and tithe as much as they can afford. They are also
bound to protect the other faithful, and the innocent.
A pick cross.
Healing, Paladins, Love, Peace,
Plane of Existence:
Prayer Time: Immediately after waking up
Back from the Dead:
Number of Faithful:
Order of the Banished Hero, Master
Dogma: Love and help
one another. Those who do not understand can best be shown through good
deeds. Healing others is the most noble of good deeds. The greatest
enemies of these goals are war and hatred. Tolerance is important, but
not at the cost of life. Compassion is important, but not at the cost
of safety. Death will be a reward to the faithful, a punishment for
Feast Day: 4th
Pramon (Departure from the Counsil)