Corellon Larethian

Creator of the Elves, The Protector, First of the Seldarine, Protector and Preserver of Life, Ruler of All Elves, Coronal of Arvandor
Greater Power of the Olympian Glades of Arborea

Symbol: A silver crescent moon
Home Plane: Arborea (Olympus)/Arvandor
Alignment: Chaotic good
Portfolio: Magic and elven magic (especially elven High Magic), music, arts, crafts, war, the elven race (especially grey elves), poetry, bards, warriors
Alias: none
Superior: none
Allies: Chauntea, Cyrrollalee, Eilistraee, Emmantiensien, Garl Glittergold, Horus-Re, Lathander, Lurue, Mielikki, Milil, Moradin, Mystra, Oberon, Selune, Shiallia, Skerrit, Silvanus, Sune, Tapann, Titania, Tyr, Ubtao, Yondalla, the Seldarine
Foes: Cyric, Talos, Malar, Moander, the Queen of Air and Darkness, the drow pantheon (except Eilistraee), the ore and goblinkin pantheons
Core Worshipers: Elves
Worshipers: Arcane archers, artisans, artists, bards, fighters, good leaders, rangers, poets, sorcerers, warriors, wizards
Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG, N
Domains: Celerity* (CD), Chaos, Community* (CD), Good, Liberation* (CD), Magic, Protection, War.
Favored Weapon: Sahandrian (+ 5 keen speed chaotic longsword)

Corellon Larethian (core-ell-lon lah-reth-ee-yen) is the leader of the elven pantheon, and the very race of elves is said to have sprung from his blood during his many battles with Gruumsh of the orc pantheon. He embodies the highest ideals of elvenkind, working as a powerful war deity when need be (his longsword Sahandrian is made from a star) and protecting his chosen people with the careful hands of an artisan.

Description: CorelIon Larethian usually appears as an androgynous elf clad in a sky-blue cloak and armed with a longbow and Sahandrian. He also wears a large circular amulet that bears his crescent moon symbol. He has a lithe and swift look about him, and his movements are both swift and graceful. Gruumsh, the deity of orcs, is his nemesis, and it is because of Corellon’s battle prowess that Gruumsh is called One-Eye. Because elves are so long-lived, CorelIon’s clerics can afford to spend years observing potential recruits before initiating them into the mysteries of the faith. Once a new cleric-to-he gets an invitation to join the clergy, he spends much time in meditation, quiet academic study, and artistic endeavors.

Dogma: The elves are sculptors and wardens of magic’s endless mysteries. Bring forth the beauty that envelops and lets the spirit gambol unfettered. Seek out new experiences and new ways. Ward against those that would destroy what they cannot create. Commune with the natural and mystical world. Be ever vigilant against the return of the banished darkness and be strong in heart against the corruption of the Spider Queen.

Corellon wants to protect the elven people from harm, naturally. Beyond that, he wants to return to the elves the lost artistic masterpieces of their heritage, and he tries to thwart the drow at every opportunity. Corellon’s followers find themselves protecting villages from gnoll incursions, stealing into evil temples to recover ancient elven tomes of lore, and destroying underground fortresses full of vampiric drow clerics. Corellon’s prayers are always in Elvish. They often begin. “Hei-Corollon shar-shelevu,” which means “CorelIon, may your grace grant,..”

Clergy and Temples
Corellon’s church emphasizes his protective and artisan aspects over his role as ruler of the elves. They watch over the borders of elven land, guard elven communities, help shape the appearance of elven settlements, and create beautiful items for use within the community and trade without. It is rare to find one of his clerics in a position of leadership, although they often act as intermediaries in disputes among the sylvan races and assist elven governments to assure smooth functioning.

Prayer times for his clerics are at night, preferably when the moon is highest in the sky. They have many holy days, although most are tied to astronomical events and only occur every few years. One monthly ceremony is Lateu’quor, the Forest Communion of the Crescent Moon, which takes place in the first quarter waxing and involves music, song, dance, and offerings of beautiful items. His clerics are most likely to multiclass as arcane archers, fighters, or wizards.

Cleric Training: Because elves are so long-lived, Corellon’s clerics can afford to spend years observing potential recruits before initiating them into the mysteries of the faith. Once a new cleric-to-be gets an invitation to join the clergy, he spends much time in meditation, quiet academic study, and artistic endeavors.

Quests: Corellon wants to protect the elven people from harm, naturally. Beyond that, he wants to return to the elves the lost artistic masterpieces of their heritage, and he tries to thwart the drow at every opportunity. Corellon’s followers find themselves protecting villages from gnoll incursions, stealing into evil temples to recover ancient elven tomes of lore, and destroying underground fortresses full of vampiric drow clerics.

Prayers: Corellon’s prayers are always in Elvish. They often begin, “Hei-Corollon shar-shelevu,” which means “Corellon, may your grace grant…”

Temples: In an elven city, the temple to Corellon Larethian is often an alabaster wonder of minarets and parapets. In smaller communities, the temple often takes the form of a massive treehouse hundreds of feet above the forest floor. Most temples are eager to aid traveling elves in any way they can—and other races as well if they’re fighting the hated
drow.

Rites: Corellon’s rites are integrated with elven society, celebrating births, honoring deceased believers, and blessing marriages. Before a battle, believers often recite a Litany of the Arrows.

Correlon’s clergy often wear blue cloaks. Prayer time for clerics is at night, preferably when the moon is highest in the sky. Most of his holy days are tied to astronomical events and only occur every few years.

History/Relationships: Corellon created the elven race and is the lord of the non-evil elven deities, which are collectively known as the Seldarine (“fellowship of brothers and sisters of the wood”). The Seldarine respect and honor him, and he has peaceful contact with the leaders of the dwarf, gnome, and halfling deities, as well as Oerthian nature deities and good deities from that pantheon. Corellon counts Lolth (once his consort) and Vhaeraun as his enemies, for he had to banish them from the Seldarine when they led an attack against their kin. His other enemies include beings such as Bane, Cyric, Talos, Malar, and the deities of the orcs and goblinoids.

Herald and Allies: Corellon uses celestial elves who are 20th-level clerics as his heralds. They are always consummate archers. Allies are bralani eladrins, ghaele eladrins, and planetars.

Relics: Bow of the wintermoon, millennial chainmail

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Corellon Larethian

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