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Sune
Basic Information
Title(s) Lady Firehair
Hanali Celanil
Symbol Face of a red-haired, ivory-skinned beautiful woman[1]
Power level Greater deity
Subservient deities Lliira
Sharess
Formerly: Selûne[2]
Influence
Dominion Brightwater
Area(s) of Interest Beauty
Portfolio Beauty
Love
Passion
Domains Love, Skill, Trickery[3]
Formerly: Chaos, Charm, Good, Protection[4], Pleasure[5]
Worshipers
Worshipers Lovers, artists, half-elves, adventurers, and Sun Soul monks
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
And LG for paladins only.
Favored weapon A silken sash (whip)
Channel divinity prayer Sune's touch
Rules Information
Alignment Chaotic good

Source: Faiths and Pantheons , p. 65

Sune (pronounced SOO-nee[6]), also known as Lady Firehair, was the deity of beauty, with governance also over love. Her dogma primarily concerned love based on outward beauty, with primary importance placed upon loving people who responded to the Sunite's appearance. Her symbol was that of a beautiful woman with red hair.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Sune

Sune, Faerûnian greater goddess of beauty and love.

When Sune appeared to the mortals of Faerûn she wore only a near-transparent gown. She was known for her lustrous red hair that draped down to the ground, her eyes of shining emeralds and ruby red plump lips.[7]

Worshipers Edit

Main article: Worshipers of Sune

Sune's highest priest was known as the Heartwarder, usually being the most handsome/beautiful clergy member both inside and out. They were expected to keep their appearance as flattering as possible and shower others with sweet words at least five times a month.[citation needed]

Orders Edit

Order of the Ruby Rose 
The Church of Sune had a small affiliated order of fighters, paladins, and bards who served to guard temples and holy sites along with the clergy and who sometimes pursued quests or do good works in Sune's name to promote her faith. To become one of the Sisters and Brothers of the Ruby Rose, a candidate stood vigil in a church of Sune all night. If the Lady Firehair appeared to the candidate in a vision during the night or somehow showed her favor, the candidate was admitted to the order. Members of this order were given to writing essays and songs of courtly love when not engaged in vital business, and often adopted a beautiful individual to adore from afar whether that individual would be flattered by such attentions or not.[citation needed]

Notable Sunites Edit

History Edit

Relationships Edit

Sune was served by Lliira and Sharess, whom she rescued from the influence of Shar during the Godswar. For this, Shar considered Sune her enemy; because of this Sune aided Mystra in her struggle against Shar and the Shadow Weave. She was also allied to Selûne, who once served her much as Sharess does now, but has since gone her own way, Milil, and Lathander. Sune was also known to enjoy long-term relationships, and many casual flirtations.[citation needed]

The Lady Firehair disliked the Gods of Fury, including Talos and his follower deities, as well as Tempus for the destruction they caused to beautiful things. Despite this, she had no true enemies among the gods, as the Gods of Fury dislike all others and Tempus considered her too flighty and therefore irrelevant to be worth the conflict.[citation needed]

Dogma Edit

Beauty is more than skin deep. It issues from the core of one's being and reveals one's true face to the world, fair or foul. Believe in romance, as true love will win over all. Follow your heart to your true destination. Love none more than yourself except Sune, and lose yourself in love of the Lady Firehair. Perform a loving act each day, and seek to awaken love in others. Respond to love at least once in a day. Encourage beauty wherever you find it. Acquire beautiful items of all sorts, and encourage, sponsor, and protect those who create them. Keep your own body as comely as possible and as attractively displayed as situations warrant. Let hairstyle and clothing best suit your personal appearance, striving to stir and delight others who look upon you. Moreover, hide not away, but always seek to present yourself to those around you in a pleasing variety of garbs and activities so as to move them with love and desire. Love those who respond to your appearance, and let warm friendship and admiration flower where love cannot or dares not.[2]


NotesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 235. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 66. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  3. Logan Bonner (August, 2009). Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms, Dragon #378, p. 32. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 65. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  5. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn, p. 189. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 251. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 68. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-2759-3.

ReferencesEdit


The Faerûnian Pantheon
Major Deities
AzuthBaneBhaalChaunteaCyricGondHelmIlmaterKelemvorKossuthLathanderLoviatarMaskMielikkiMyrkulMystra (Midnight) • OghmaSelûneSharShaundakulSilvanusSuneTalosTempusTormTymoraTyrUmberleeWaukeen
Other Members
AkadiAurilBeshabaDeneirEldathFinder WyvernspurGaragosGargauthGrumbarGwaeron WindstromHoarIstishiaIyachtu XvimJergalLliiraLurueMalarMililNobanionThe Red KnightSavrasSharessShialliaSiamorpheTalonaTiamatUbtaoUlutiuValkurVelsharoon
The Netherese Pantheon
AmaunatorJannathJergalKozahMoanderMystrylSelûneSharSuneTargusTyche


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