Sarula Iliene was a lesser water-based nature deity who attached herself to the Seldarine.


When the first primitive elves left Faerie in the time before the Seldarine existed, they served the fey and worshiped their gods[1]. After the Seldarine began to lead the tel'quessir on Toril, Sarula Iliene, the patron godess of nixies, began to foster an alliance with Rillifane Rallathil. The two saw each other as father and daughter and, possibly to strengthen this paternal bond, Sarula attempted and succeeded in leaving the Seelie Court and joining the Seldarine.

She erected a glass and marble palace on the bottom of the lake known as The Brythanion on Arvandor where she collected the rains of Aerdrie Faenya and caused them to flow into the realm of Deep Sashelas. This caused her to grow closer to the elven sea god but his lover Trishina made sure that their relationship never grew any stronger than amicable.


Sarula has a close bond with Deep Sashelas but she is much closer to Rilifane. She also maintains an alliance with Eldath but is not nearly as pacifistic as the goddess of calm water.

Like the rest of the Seldarine, she bears a grudge against Lolth and the gods of the orc pantheon but her only other enemy is the Queen of Air and Darkness who she still bears an enmity for from her time as a member of the Seelie Court.


The followers of Sarula are all joined by some connection to water. Nixies, of course are strongly associated with such places but so are water mages - spellcasters who specialize in the elemental power of water - such as the legendary Ashaba (though it is unknown if Ashaba himself was dedicated to Sarula).

Her priests are generally tasked with the guardianship of a specifc body of water which they ensure remains unpolluted. They also endeavor to protect any elves from harm if they come within a reasonable distance of their protectorate.

Because of her followers out-of-the-way territory and fey nature, very few have ever even heard of Sarula's worship.


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  1. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.