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Umberlee
Basic Information
Title(s) The Bitch Queen
Queen of the Depths
Symbol Blue-green wave curling left and right[1]
Power level Intermediate deity
Subservient deities None known
Influence
Dominion The Deep Wilds
Formerly: Fury's Heart
Area(s) of Interest Sea
Portfolio Currents
Oceans
Sea Winds
Waves
Domains Sea, Storm[2]
Formerly: Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Water
Worshipers
Worshipers Coastal dwellers, sailors, sentient sea creatures, krakens, and weresharks
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Favored weapon Drowning Death (trident)
Holy day(s) First Tide
Channel divinity prayer None known
Rules Information
Alignment Chaotic evil

Umberlee (pronounced uhm-ber-LEE [3]), also referred to as The Bitch Queen, was the evil sea goddess in the Faerûnian pantheon. She was most often worshiped by sailors or people traveling by sea, out of fear of her destructive powers. She controlled the harshness of the sea while reveling in her own power and was not hesitant to drown people, if she so pleased.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

Umberlee once had a relationship with Iakhovas, variously described as a megalodon, wereshark or sharkwere. She even granted him immortality. However, their relationship fell apart, and she sought revenge on him.[citation needed]

WorshipersEdit

Main article: Church of Umberlee

Temples of Umberlee were few and far between, and the church was not well organized, resting on Umberlee's chaotic nature where disputes were ruled in favor of the strongest individual. There were, however, shrines dedicated to her which were predominantly located in port cities of the Sea of Fallen Stars and in the Nelanther Isles. Here travelers by sea were sure to pay their tribute to her, and the preachings of her clerics were built upon the terrible fate that would befall any who did not bring a sacrifice to Umberlee. Clerics were available at these temples who, for a price, would travel with sailors to ensure no harm was inflicted.[citation needed]

Umberlee had worshipers among krakens, sahuagin and other evil sea creatures, even though a few of them worshiped her through her alias, Panzuriel.[4]

Umberlee's ChosenEdit

Places of worshipEdit

Apart from the region around the Sea of Fallen Stars and at Nelanther Isles, Umberlee had places of worship at many ports. Among these were a temple in Urmlaspyr, Sembia, a small shrine in city of Marsember in Cormyr and another small shrine in Hillsfar, on the Moonsea. Others included:

RelationshipsEdit

Umberlee was strongly opposed to Selûne, whose stars guided navigators at sea, Valkur, who guided travelers safely home, Sune, whose beauty made her green with envy, and Chauntea for her dominion over land.[7][8]

Silvanus was technically Umberlee's supporter, as the ruler of the dominion the Deep Wilds within which she resides. However, Umberlee rarely, if ever, saw herself as Silvanus' servant.[9]

Deities of furyEdit

Main article: Deities of Fury

Umberlee is a member of the Deities of Fury, a group lead by Talos.[citation needed]

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. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 254. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 220. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  5. Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  6. Richard Lee Byers (Feb 4, 2014). The Reaver. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 84. ISBN 0786964588.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 83. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  8. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  9. Richard Baker (August 12th, 2008). The one and only "Ask the Realms authors/designers thread" 4. Retrieved on January 8th, 2009.

SourcesEdit

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


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