Tag: Passions

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  • The Passions

    [[Barsaive | Barsaivians]] worship twelve Passions, living, physical embodiments of their wishes, hopes, beliefs, and strongest emotions. A Passion is summoned wherever its ideals are strongly felt, grievously violated, or aggressively defended. Some …

  • The Mad Passions

    Prior to [[The Scourge]], all twelve of the [[The Passions]] were united in their stewardship of the [[Namegivers]] of [[Barsaive]]. But the corruption of [[Astral Space]] by the [[Horrors]] drove three of these entities insane. Now known as the *Mad …

  • Questor

    Even [[The Passions]] cannot be everywhere, tackling every task, healing every sick person, and inspiring every man to chop wood with renewed energy so he will have fuel to keep warm in winter. For this, they have their questors, [[Namegivers]] who …

  • Raggok

    Raggok was known as Rashomon before the Scourge, and his ideals then were Leadership, Endurance, Tolerance, and Perseverance. Today, Raggok is the most terrible of the Mad Passions, and embodies all that is corrupted in the world. He causes the dead to …

  • Dis

    Known as Erendis before the Scourge, this [[The Passions | Passion]] once stood for the ideals of Order, Bureaucracy and Work. Now, even with her warped ideals, Dis is a popular Passion among those who make their living from the [[Theran Empire | Theran]] …

  • Astendar

    Astendar is the living muse of romance and the arts. Tales abound of artists paid a visit by Astendar who spent a feverish night alternately working at the easel and making love with [[The Passion | the Passion]]. Such a gift of inspiration is not lightly …

  • Chorrolis

    Chorrolis wanders the world, aiding those who want to strike a clever bargain or long for more wealth than they have. He inspires people to rise at dawn and work to improve their lot, and leaves them despairing if they go to bed at night without having …

  • Floranuus

    Floranuus is the perpetual optimist and the motivator of all Namegivers. He burns in the hearts of all who rise eagerly from their beds each morn to meet the new day. He inspires all people toward victory, and stands at the center of all celebrations. …

  • Garlen

    During the Scourge, all the [[Kaer | kaers]] and [[Citadel | citadels]] called on Garlen for protection, and she remains one of the most widely revered [[The Passions | Passions]] in [[Barsaive]]. People of all races call her the mother who cares for all, …

  • Jaspree

    Countless [[Namegivers]] have invoked Jaspreeā€™s name during the past hundred years as people across [[Barsaive]] have revived farmlands and forests devastated during [[The Scourge]]. Moved by his deep love of all growing things, Jaspree has answered …

  • Lochost

    Lochost is the patron [[The Passions | Passion]] of slaves, rebels, and scholars. The truly educated mind seeks the inspiration to break free from the beliefs of the past and make new discoveries, and so merits the protection of Lochost as surely as any …

  • Mynbruje

    Mynbruje stands by the unjustly accused, those the law has passed over, and those misunderstood by their society. He is a busy [[The Passions | Passion]], for though the [[Namegivers]] occupy a special place in the universe, mere mortals are often blind …

  • Thystonius

    Thystonius is the [[The Passions | Passion]] of physical conflict and valor. Most soldiers mistakenly believe him a Passion of war and try to claim him for their own, but Thystonius cares little for killing. He resides in living bones and muscles, not in …

  • Upandal

    Upandal is the [[The Passions | Passion]] of Construction. He reinforces the need to build shared by all the [[Namegivers | Namegiver]] races of [[Barsaive]], helping them to create order and beauty by building structures as well as giving names. …

  • Vestrial

    Before [[The Scourge]], Vestrial was the prankster [[The Passions | Passion]], blending good humor with trickery to puncture the over- blown egos of the arrogant. Insanity took hold of him during the Scourge, however, making him as arrogant as the former …