Bringer of Spring, Wind-Daughter, Provider, Shy One, First Sister, the Sad Maiden
Lesser Power of the Beastlands, NG
Portfolio: Spring, east wind, renewal
Domain Name: Brux/Grove of Perpetual Spring
Domains: Air, Good, Plant, Sun, Travel.
Superior: VeInius (father)
Allies: Ehlonna, Phaulkon, SotiIlon, Velnius
Symbol: Kara tree full of red, ripe fruit, a heart with an air glyph
Worshipers’ Alignment: Any good
Favored Weapon(s): Sling
Atroa (ah-TKO-ah) is the youngest of the three daughters of Velnius, She is the power of rebirth and the first sister of the seasons to show her face after Telchur has his wintry reign. She brings the warmth back to land after winter’s cold grip, causes the crops to grow, and brings the warm winds from the east. She represents planting and self-perpetuation.
Atroa is a shy god, rarely communicating to her priests or followers. Her worshipers understand the circle of life that she represents—birth, growth, death, rebirth. The seasons always change, but life and spring always comes again. Atroa assures her people of that.
Atroa’s Avatar (Mystic 18, Druid 14)
Atroa almost never appears in avatar form. A threat to her followers must be very great tor this power to set foot cm Oerth. When she does appear, Atroa takes the form of a beautiful young woman dressed in a short, green skirt and tunic. A few fresh, green leaves are usually tucked in her blonde hair. Her features are perfect, more elven than human, and her skin is tanned by the sun. Warm breezes constantly play about her hair and clothes, keeping both in motion. She is never armed.
Description: Atroa is one of the five Oeridian wind and agricultural deities fathered by Procan. Depicted as a fresh-faced blonde woman with an eagle perched on her shoulder, she once loved the gold Kurell but was spurned by him for her sister Sotillion. She oversees the blessings of spring, including the opening of hearts to new prospects and the body to new horizons. Her sling Windstorm can strike the most distant foe, and her spherical glass talisman Readying’s Dawn can melt ice within her line of sight. She is closest to her divine family and is indifferent to most other gods except Fharlanghn. Her holy symbol is a heart with an air-glyph within. “Spring is the time that the world awakens from her slumber by the invigorating breath of the east wind. Spring brings new life and love to the world, renews old friendships, and pulls on the heartstrings of lovers, poets, and travelers. It is a time for old things to be repaired, old feuds to be buried, and old biases to be discarded. Like the dawn, it presages great things to come; look to them with an open mind and heart so that they may be enjoyed to the fullest.” Clerics of Atroa are optimistic, willing to try new things; and rarely settle in one place for more than a year. They are forgiving and proud to turn foes into friends. They love returning to past friends and lovers almost as much as they relish any opportunity to travel and see new places. They enjoy exploring strange places, especially if they haven’t traveled in a while.