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Kiaransalee
(Dead power)
Basic Information
Title(s) Lady of the Dead
The Revenancer
The Vengeful Banshee[3]
As a Mortal
Race Drow[7] Lich[2]
Gender Female[3]

4th Edition Statistics
Power Level Dead power[1]

3rd Edition Statistics[3][2][1]
Power Level Dead power[1]
formerly Lesser deity[2]
formerly Demigod[3]
Alignment Chaotic evil
Symbol Female drow hand wearing silver rings
Home Plane Demonweb pits
Serves Lolth
Portfolio Undead, vengence
Domains Chaos, Drow, Evil, Retribution, Undeath
Worshipers Drow, necromancers, undead
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Favored weapon "Cold Heart" (dagger)
Holy day(s) The Graverending (Midwinter's eve).
Avatar
Necromancer 20
Cleric 20

2nd Edition Statistics[4][5][6]
Power Level Demipower[4]
Alignment Chaotic evil[4]
Symbol Female drow hand wearing silver rings[4]
Home Plane Thanatos[4] (113th Layer of the Abyss)
Serves Lolth[4]
Portfolio Undead and vengence[4]
Spheres All, Charm, Combat, Divination, Elemental (earth) Guardian, Healing (reversed only), Necromantic, Sun (reversed only) Minor: Astral, Chaos, Elemental (fire), Protection, Summoning[5]
Worshipers Crusaders, Necromancers, Speciality priests
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Holy day(s) The Graverending (Midwinter's eve).
Avatar
Necromancer 25
Cleric 23

Kiaransalee (kee-uh-ran-sa-lee) was a drow lesser deity, also known as the Lady of the Dead, The Revenancer or The Vengeful Banshee. Her portfolio included vengeance and the undead. Kiaransalee was a cruel, twisted and vengeful deity. The Lady of the Dead became insane ages ago; however, she managed to keep her cunning and she could still clearly remember every slight or insult towards her, whether it was real or imagined. Kiaransalee was swift to anger, powerful, and against all who have wronged her she plotted a dark revenge. The Lady of the Dead preferred company from the mindless undead she could manipulate at will, over sentient beings that are possessed of independent thought. She rarely trusted anyone else to do justice to her vision and thus preferred to settle her problems herself.[8]

WorshipersEdit

Kiaransalee's clergy comprised of orderly regimented cells, but the faith lacked in overall organization. The Revenancer's clerics were mostly found in small drow communities or in special enclaves, and acted constantly in secret. Her clerics were agents of vengeance who plotted against anyone who ever slighted the faith. They regularly organised slaying missions to acquire corpses for animation, and were very active in persecuting slaves. Higher-ranking priestesses were called Yathrinshee. Many clerics multiclassed as necromancers. A few of the church also joined the Cult of the Dragon and became Wearers of Purple. Eventually, most became undead themselves[8].

OrdersEdit

Legion of Vengeful Banshees
These banshee knights' sole purpose was to battle the undead tanar'ri servants of Orcus. Their base of operations was the Acropolis of Thanatos in V'elddrinnsshar[9].

RitualsEdit

Clerics of Kiaransalee prayed for their spells at midnight, the time of day in which spirits are most restless. Each individual cleric performed a handful of minor devotions to Kiaransalee each month.[8]

The GraverendingEdit

The single annual holy day of the faith was called the Graverending and was celebrated each Midwinter Eve. The Graverending was an individual ritual, where each cleric animated as many undead as she could handle. These undead were known as the Vengeance Hunters and they were consumed only with a desire for revenge against those that ended their lives. They hunted down this killer unerringly within 24 hours. When a Vengeance Hunter was destroyed it did not rise again. These undead returned to their graves after their 24 hours or after their vengeance had been executed, if possible.[10]

RelationshipsEdit

Kiaransalee had many foes and only loose allies. In the hopes of loosening Lolth's web she allied herself with such deities as Hoar, Velsharoon, Malar, and Vhaeraun. Her chief enemies were Deep Duerra, Dumathoin, Eilistraee, Kelemvor, Laduguer, Jergal[11] and the Demon lord Orcus.

HistoryEdit

Kiaransalee was, in her mortal life a powerful lichdrow necromancer-queen from another plane. Upon becoming a demigod, she was made an unwilling vassal of Lolth and was until shortly before her death. She was only capable of small acts of rebellion against Lolth. Kiaransalee once took over Orcus's realm but was repelled by the resurrected demon prince not long afterwards. She was then completely aimed towards destroying every trace of the demon lord of the undead.[11]

During the Silence of Lolth, Kiaransalee received a massive influx of worshipers that elevated her from the rank of demigod to Lesser deity[12]

After the silence ended, Kiaransalee joined the sava game between Lolth and Eilistraee as a 3rd party faction. In order to have a one-on-one fight with Lolth, she dedicated her moves towards eliminating Eilistraee from the game. In the end though, she was defeated by Eilistraee's wizard piece, Q'arlynd Melarn in a High Magic ritual that wiped her name from the minds of all mortals and gods, even Kiaransalee herself. Without worshipers she instantaneously faded from existence along with her demiplane. [1]

DogmaEdit

Death comes to all and cruel vengeance will be exacted on those who waste their lives on the petty concerns of this existence. True power comes only from the unquestioning servitude of the once-dead, mastery over death, and the eventual earned stature of one of the ever-living in death. Hunt, slay and animate those who scorn the Revenancer's power, and answer any slight a thousandfold, so that all may know the coming power of Kiaransalee.[11]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lisa Smedman (September 2007). Storm of the Dead. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 978-0-7869-4701-0.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James Wyatt (2002-09-07). Underdark Campaigns (Zipped PDF) p. 10. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 24. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  6. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 25. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  9. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  10. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 112–3. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 113. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  12. James Wyatt (2002-07-09). City of the Spider Queen Web Enhancement (PDF). City of the Spider Queen p. 10. WotC. Retrieved on 2008-08-01.


The Dark Seldarine
The drow pantheon
Lolth
Dead Powers
EilistraeeKiaransaleeSelvetarmVhaeraunZinzerena
Ex-members
Ghaunadaur


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