Umberlee (pronounced uhm-ber-LEE ), 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.
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.
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.
- The very old kraken wizard, Slarkrethel, was a Chosen of Umberlee. He was also the leader of the Kraken Society.
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:
- Water Queen's House – a temple in Baldur's Gate.
- Halls of the Sea-Born – a temple complex in Cimbar, Chessenta.
- The Queenspire – a temple complex fronting the harbor in Waterdeep.
- Priory of the Depths - a shrine complex north of Port Llast.
- Brynnlaw - a small temple on the island of Brynnlaw
- Whitecap Hall - a temple of Umberlee in Westgate.
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.
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