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Tymora
Basic Information
Title(s) Lady Luck
The Lady Who Smiles
Our Smiling Lady
Symbol Silver coin with Tymora's face surrounded by shamrocks[1]
Power level Intermediate deity
Influence
Portfolio Adventurers
Good fortune
Skill
Victory
Domains Change, Luck[2]
Formerly: Chaos, Good, Protection, Travel
Worshipers
Worshipers Adventurers, gamblers, Harpers, Lightfoot halflings, and rogues
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Favored weapon A spinning coin (shuriken)
Channel divinity prayer Favor of Tymora[3]
Tymora's coin
Rules Information
Alignment Chaotic good

Tymora (pronounced tie-MORE-ah [4]), or more commonly Lady Luck, was the goddess of good fortune. She shone upon those who took risks and blessed those who dealt harshly with the followers of Beshaba. Should someone flee from her sisters' mischievous followers or defile the dead, their fate would be decided with a roll of Tymora's dice.

Worshipers Edit

Commonly consisting of adventurers and others who relied on a mixture of luck and skill to achieve their goals, the Tymoran clergy encouraged folk to pursue their dreams. They were also dutybound to aid the daring by providing healing and even some minor magic items.[citation needed]

Shrines and temples of Tymora were widespread as the needs of adventurers to be healed made the temples wealthy. These places of worship often differed significantly from each other in powers, manners and titles though, with little overall authority or hierarchy. The temples provided potions, scrolls or other little things like glowstones, often as rewards to those who served Tymora and her tenets well.[citation needed]

Residence Edit

Tymora resided in the Gates of the Moon, allied to but independent of that realm's twin mistresses. Her realm was the Great Wheel, seven earthmotes connected by lofty bridges, where games of chance, tests of luck and gambling abound.[5]

Orders Edit

Fellows of Free Fate 
This was a special fellowship of clergy within the church of Tymora who dedicated themselves to countering the efforts of Beshaba, and especially of the Black Fingers, her assassins. Any clergy member could join who showed experience, dedication to the cause and is vouched for by a senior Fellow.[citation needed]
Testers 
The Testers were fanactical followers of Tymora who took extreme risks in order to further the worship of the goddess.[6]
Fatemakers 
A heretical band of Tymorans who believed that all luck was the same and that mortals could influence luck.[6]

Relationships Edit

Tymora was a known ally of the demipower Finder Wyvernspur. She also had a relationship with Brandobaris of the halfling pantheon.

History Edit

Tymora was a sister to Beshaba, the goddess of misfortune, having been created when Tyche, the former deity of luck, was infected by Moander's evil essence and split apart by Selûne.

Creative originsEdit

In Ed Greenwood's original campaign, Tymora was called Tyche. Her name was changed to Tymora by Jeff Grubb because he was afraid that calling her Tyche might offend Wiccans.[7]

DogmaEdit

One should be bold, for to be bold is to live. A brave heart and willingness to take risks beat out carefully wrought plans nine times out of ten. Place yourself in the hands of fate and trust your own luck. Bear and conduct yourselves as your own masters, showing your good or bad fortune as confidence in the Lady. Chase your own unique goals, and the Lady aids the chase. Without direction or goals, you soon know the embrace of Beshaba, For those on no set course are at the mercy of misfortune, which has no mercy at all.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. Logan Bonner (August, 2009). “Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms”. Dragon #378 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32.
  3. Brian R. James “Backdrop: Cormyr”. Dragon #365 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 24.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 253. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Cordell, Bruce R., Ed Greenwood, and Chris Sims. Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, p. 63. (Wizards of the Coast, 2008)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Erik Scott de Bie. "Channel Divinity: Tymora" Dragon #388. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, June 2010.
  7. Jeff Grubb (March 25, 2010). Realms and Rememberance. Retrieved on 14 November 2010.

Further readingEdit

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


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