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Author Topic: Research: "Shady Deals Inc." - Shar, gaps in contracts etc.  (Read 1445 times)

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Research: "Shady Deals Inc." - Shar, gaps in contracts etc.
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:37:48 am »
Zahirra comes to the library and sits down with sheets of paper, a pencil and a selection of books.

Some of which talk about Shar and Selune; 

- whether one can weaken the other’s power in any way
- closer info on Shar 

- about how Shar’s power connection to her clerics works
- and the location of closest known site/s of worship of Shar


The rest of the selection seems more fitting for a troubled young commoner, as one of the rest talks about
- gaps in contracts
- margins that allow breaching of one 


Notes are taken staying in the assumption that neither of the parties is bound by law nor cares about it.

…and the last book is a book of myths and legends in which
she flips the pages in hope of finding stories related to one or the other topic, noting down the bits that seem useful.
If nothing, it at least provides a bit of easy reading towards the end.

The session is finished by a brief look into a small, worn-out album filled with images of little dogs.
۞Iskvaeri Mai Traahen
☼Oxana Vulpeti
♫Charlotte Von Krall
♛Artemis Aurelia

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Re: Research: "Shady Deals Inc." - Shar, gaps in contracts etc.
« Reply #1 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.
"People who have no hope are easy to control"