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Library of Valstiir / Research: Selune Artifacts & Celestial Death
« Last post by Briar_Rose on December 11, 2019, 08:36:18 pm »
Minerva enters the library after some personal investigation and searches the shelves for a very specific set of criteria:
  • An Artifact, specifically from Selune during her fight with Shar, when a part of her fell to Toril
  • It's known locations or possible rumors, written by anyone from experts to amateurs.
  • The theorized effects of said artifact
  • Theories on acquiring and/or finding said artifacts (if any)
Furthermore, she sets up more research:
  • If celestials can be destroyed - knowing most fight end in banishment to the celestial realms
  • The methods to permanently destroy a celestial, if possible
  • The consequences of destroying a celestial
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Library of Valstiir / Re: Research: Forgotten Artifacts
« Last post by Vydaera on December 11, 2019, 07:16:04 pm »
Coming back rested with a new direction, he sets about looking for any mention of a myth about a piece of Selune falling to Toril during a battle with Shar, what that could actually be, and where it might have ended up throughout history until the present.

On a second but related note, he goes about trying to track down information about something that was stolen from the Skettus Vaults by Menner, a shadowy orb of some kind perhaps.
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Journals & Backgrounds / Re: Zahirra Sa'Laeth - Deflecting the Destiny
« Last post by Zahirra Sa'Laeth on December 11, 2019, 10:35:37 am »

First visit to the library - done, and very fruitful. I'll keep the notes for the future.
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After creation, there was a period of timeless nothingness, a misty realm of shadows that existed before light and darkness were separated. Eventually, this shadowy essence coalesced to form twin beautiful goddesses, polar opposites of each other, one dark and one light. The twin goddesses created the bodies of the heavens, creating Chauntea, the embodiment of the world of Toril. Toril was lit by the cool radiance of the goddess Selūne and darkened by the welcoming embrace of the goddess Shar, but no heat yet existed in this place.

Chauntea begged for warmth that she might nurture life and living creatures upon her form, and this caused the twin goddesses to become divided in intent. The two fought, and from their divine conflict the deities of war, disease, murder, death, and others were created.

Selūne reached beyond the universe to a plane of fire, using pure flame to ignite one of the heavenly bodies so that Chauntea would be warmed. Shar became enraged and began to snuff out all light and warmth in the universe. Desperate and greatly weakened, Selūne tore the divine essence of magic from her body and hurled it at her sister, tearing through Shar's form and pulling with it like energy from the dark twin. This energy formed Mystryl, the goddess of magic. Composed of light and dark magic but favoring her first mother, Mystryl balanced the battle enough to establish an uneasy truce between the two sisters.

Shar, who remained powerful, nursed a bitter loneliness in the darkness and plotted her revenge. Selūne waxed and waned with the light, but drew strength from her allied daughters and sons, and even interloper deities from other planes. Their battle continues to this day.

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Shar's realm is said to be on the Plane of Shadow and is a tower that has no obvious entrances called the Tower of Loss. She would trap those who enjoyed their freedom inside, savoring their despair at their loss, though she would allow petitioners and visiting worshipers to freely come and go (perhaps to further torture the trapped ones).

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Shar is a greater deity and she offers her powers to any devout worshiper as most other gods do.

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There was a shrine to Shar in Southbank. It may still be there. Most places of worship, though, are kept in secret and hidden from prying eyes.

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You are pointed to the Church of Amaunator if you want more then just simple contractual law. They are the experts.

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One myth that does catch your eye has to do with the battle of the twin gods Shar and Selūne. It tells of a fragment of Selūne that 'fell' after she tore out her divine essence and tossed it at her sister. But it does not say to where it fell or even what happened to it after.
Another tale insists that Shar and Selūne are one god with 2 faces.


I shared what I learnt with Shi, Neasa… and Minerva, who kind of appeared in the situation, yet I’d like to trust her to be a reliable ally.
-Neasa’s task is to talk with Sun-someone about contract breaches, loopholes et cetera, as well as to meet with Dame Averil on the topic of the fragment.
-Shi’s thing is mainly to find out more about the artifact, likely along with Minerva who’s going to have a different take on the topic.


I asked each of them what should I do, and it was to find a place of worship of Shar, the one in Southbank.
Shi Lei offered me his company for the safety, and I agreed. Together, in the deep night, we have found a peculiar place.
A village among the cliffs.

Shi is concerned by me being willing to pay the Society. Besides his advice, he gave me leftover gemstones - another support of my man’s habit. At times he seems nervous about receiving gifts. Let me mix this batch into his hoard on my own, then.
I’m afraid he might feel unworthy, with all his troubles. That heaves on my heart.
I hope to see him soon.


Aardyn’s late payment in form of a dinner turned out to be more than welcome. Both as a break from the ordinary and the burdens of a day, as well as a good expansion of my portfolio of information.

However nervous I am about meeting new people, I need to talk with Tanner. Hopefully, soon. He doesn’t seem to have any regular schedule.

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Library of Valstiir / Re: City state/independate province research
« Last post by Gmork on December 10, 2019, 11:19:24 pm »
Apparently one can, if they have the followers, simply write a town charter and submit it to their local enclave and wait to be recognized. If that town is conquered by another in that time, then there is not much that can be done.
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Library of Valstiir / Re: Research: Fae Laws, rules, and treaties.
« Last post by Gmork on December 10, 2019, 11:14:45 pm »
There does not seem to be any consistency here other than the inconsistencies of the fey and their 'laws'
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Library of Valstiir / Re: Research: "Shady Deals Inc." - Shar, gaps in contracts etc.
« Last post by Gmork on December 10, 2019, 11:13:29 pm »
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After creation, there was a period of timeless nothingness, a misty realm of shadows that existed before light and darkness were separated. Eventually, this shadowy essence coalesced to form twin beautiful goddesses, polar opposites of each other, one dark and one light. The twin goddesses created the bodies of the heavens, creating Chauntea, the embodiment of the world of Toril. Toril was lit by the cool radiance of the goddess Selūne and darkened by the welcoming embrace of the goddess Shar, but no heat yet existed in this place.

Chauntea begged for warmth that she might nurture life and living creatures upon her form, and this caused the twin goddesses to become divided in intent. The two fought, and from their divine conflict the deities of war, disease, murder, death, and others were created.

Selūne reached beyond the universe to a plane of fire, using pure flame to ignite one of the heavenly bodies so that Chauntea would be warmed. Shar became enraged and began to snuff out all light and warmth in the universe. Desperate and greatly weakened, Selūne tore the divine essence of magic from her body and hurled it at her sister, tearing through Shar's form and pulling with it like energy from the dark twin. This energy formed Mystryl, the goddess of magic. Composed of light and dark magic but favoring her first mother, Mystryl balanced the battle enough to establish an uneasy truce between the two sisters.

Shar, who remained powerful, nursed a bitter loneliness in the darkness and plotted her revenge. Selūne waxed and waned with the light, but drew strength from her allied daughters and sons, and even interloper deities from other planes. Their battle continues to this day.

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Shar's realm is said to be on the Plane of Shadow and is a tower that has no obvious entrances called the Tower of Loss. She would trap those who enjoyed their freedom inside, savoring their despair at their loss, though she would allow petitioners and visiting worshipers to freely come and go (perhaps to further torture the trapped ones).

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Shar is a greater deity and she offers her powers to any devout worshiper as most other gods do.


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There was a shrine to Shar in Southbank. It may still be there. Most places of worship, though, are kept in secret and hidden from prying eyes.

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You are pointed to the Church of Amaunator if you want more then just simple contractual law. They are the experts.

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One myth that does catch your eye has to do with the battle of the twin gods Shar and Selūne. It tells of a fragment of Selūne that 'fell' after she tore out her divine essence and tossed it at her sister. But it does not say to where it fell or even what happened to it after.
Another tale insists that Shar and Selūne are one god with 2 faces.
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Library of Valstiir / Re: Research: Forgotten Artifacts
« Last post by Gmork on December 10, 2019, 10:15:53 pm »
It quickly becomes apparent that this topic is too broad as the books pile up about you. You might need to narrow down your search.
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Library of Valstiir / Research: Forgotten Artifacts
« Last post by Vydaera on December 10, 2019, 06:52:32 pm »
Shi Lei enters the library, and gives a cordial nod to the Archivist, but seeks his own council.

He is looking for information on very old and perhaps 'lost' artifacts, taking notes of anything divine in nature and very specifically anything to do with Shar.
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Journals & Backgrounds / Re: Minerva Alvira: A Line of Shadow [Mature Content]
« Last post by Briar_Rose on December 10, 2019, 04:33:45 pm »
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ohh I split some tea over your work ...

It needed time to dry out but I am looking over it now

Albert Pendragon, Master Librarian
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