|Title(s)|| Lord of the Sun |
Master of Vengeance
Ruler of Mulhorand
Pharaoh of the Gods
|Power level||Greater deity|
|Favored weapon||An ankh (khopesh)|
|Portfolio|| The Sun |
|Domains||Good, Law, Nobility, Retribution, Sun|
|Worshipers||Administrators, Judges, Nobles, Paladins|
|Worshiper alignment(s)|| |
When Re was defeated by Gruumsh during the Orcgate Wars, the failing deity passed his powers and domain to Horus before passing on. Upon gaining this power Horus became Horus-Re, and began exhibiting the personality traits and beliefs of his dead father.
AvatarEditHorus-Re usually appears as a Mulan human possessing the head of a hawk. He rides the airborne galley Matet (or Semktet) and carries a glowing ankh.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- Celestial events
- The sun represents Horus-Re in the day, and a shooting star signifies his presence at night. The sky darkens if a follower fails to carry out the will of the Lord of the Sun, and it is said the sun will go dark if Set usurps Horus-Re's position.
- The cry of a hawk signifies the fitting punishment of a criminal, and a thunder clap is a sign of Horus-Re's favor.
- The eye of Horus-Re is often signified by a circling hawk.
Church of Horus-ReEditThe position of priest in the church of Horus-Re is hereditary; members belong to the House of Helcaliant, and can claim at least one divine incarnation of Horus-Re among their ancestors. The church of the Lord of the Sun is the leading political body in Mulhorand; it's currently led by the pharaoh, Horustep III, and the vizier Kalarzim.
The clergy of the church of Horus-Re has traditionally spent its time serving in government positions, but are slowly turning their attention to spreading the worship of their deity.
Priests of Horus-Re are usually nobles. They tend to be arrogant and expect to receive special treatment from those with lesser standing, and are often motivated by political gain as much as divine calling.
Temples dedicated to Horus-Re often serve in an official government capacity, in addition to being a center of worship. All such structures stress openness and justice in their construction. The primary temple and center of the church of Horus-Re, the Solarium of Skuld, is located in the capital city of Skuld.
Worship of Horus-Re is most likely among nobles and the elite of Mulhorandi society. Most individuals serving in a government position considers themselves a follower of the Pharaoh of the Gods.
Clerics of Horus-Re typically wear white linen skirts and sandals. Some wear wigs over shaved heads, topped by a headdress. Like all priests of Mulhorand, they paint three circles on their forehead to symbolize their divine calling. They may don false beards for official occasions.
When the clergy of Horus-Re prepare for combat, they select equipment practical to the situation. They prefer light armor, and always wear some form of headdress.
Clerics of Horus-Re pray for spells as part of the Zenith Aspirant, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.
The church of Horus-Re serves as the government of Mulhorand.
- Claws of the Sun and the Ankh
- This organization is composed of paladins of Horus-Re, who devote themselves to their divine responsibilities rather than politics of the nation.
Celebrations and festivalsEdit
The followers of Horus-Re perform three celebrations daily.
- Greeting of the Lord
- Each morning, the faithful of Horus-Re celebrate the rising sun.
- Zenith Aspirant
- The clergy of Horus-Re perform a daily sermon when the sun is at its highest point.
- Girding of the Guard
- The clergy of Horus-Re take up weapons every evening to defend their nation throughout the night.
- Midsummer's Day
- Priests of Horus-Re spend the day praising the Lord of the Sun. The government of Mulhorand is shut down during this time.
- Solar Eclipse
- A solar eclipse signifies Horus-Re's right to rule. Priests of the Master of Vengeance seek to thwart the servants of Set on such days.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 144. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons, p. 109. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons, p. 111. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 143. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons, p. 11. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
- ↑ 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons, p. 112. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons, p. 110. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
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