The Lifegiver, Lord of the Continuum, The One-Eyed God, The Philosopher, The Sage at Sunset
Intermediate Power of the Olympian Glades of Arborea
Symbol: A setting sun
Home Plane: Olympus/Arvandor
Alignment: Chaotic good
Portfolio: Time, longevity, the moment of choice, history
Alias: Chronos, Karonis, Kronus, the Simbul
Superior: Corellon Larethian
Allies: Deneir, Cyrrollalee, Eilistraee, Milil, Mystra, Null, Oghma, Savras, Shekinester, the Seldarine
Foes: Myrkul (dead), Orcus (dead)/Tenebrous (undead), Yeenoghu, Velsharoon, the drow pantheon (except Eilistraee)
Core Worshipers: Elves
Worshipers: Bards, divine disciples, elves, lore masters, scholars, teachers
Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, NG, N
Domains: Celerity* (CD), Chaos, Destiny* (RoD), Good, Knowledge, Mind* (CD), Oracle* (CD), Rune* (Ss).
Favored Weapon: The Timestave (+4 spell storing quarterstaff)
Labelas Enoreth (lah-bay-lahs ehn-or-eth) is a philosopher-deity, a patient teacher and instructor. His demeanor is calm and meditative, and he is not given to sudden action or hasty speech. According to legend, he traded an eye for the ability to peer through time. Labelas concerns himself with transgenerational changes and the growth of learning and wisdom among elves, and thus rarely involves himself directly in the lives of individuals.
Clergy and Temples
The church of Labelas is small, but highly organized, for records of its traditional practices and beliefs date back millennia. Clerics of Labelas are the keepers of elven history and lore, and they are charged with searching for hidden facts of the past. They compile and protect such sacred knowledge and record it for the instruction of future generations. Members of Labelas’s clergy are also philosophers and teachers, responsible for educating the young and promoting and acquiring knowledge.
The faithful of Labelas do not celebrate individual holy days, for the passage of time is uniform, independent of the events that unfold in each regular interval. Instead, the Lifegiver’s followers gather each day in small groves near his temples as the sun sets to mark the passage of another day, a daily ritual known as the Marking of Time. They utter prayers to Labelas, including prayers for their daily spells, and recite all that they have learned in the past day to be recorded by the lore keepers of Arvandor who serve the Lifegiver. Many clerics multiclass as bards, divine disciples, or lore masters.
History/Relationships: Labelas maintains close relationship with most of the Seldarine, although Erevan Ilesere sorely tests his patience. Labelas has long had a close relationship with Mystra in all her incarnations. Other allies include Deneir, Cyrrollalee, Eilistraee, Milil, Oghma, and Savras. Clangeddin Silverbeard still nurses a grudge against Labelas stemming back to a battle on the isle of Ruathym during the Time of Troubles. Labelas opposes the deities of entropy and death, particularly Enough (the gnolls demon), Velsharoon, and the evil drow deities.
Dogma: The march of time is inexorable, but the blessings of the Lifegiver enable the children of Corellon to live long and fruitful lives, unmarked by the passage of years. Record and preserve the lessons of history, and draw lessons from that which has unfolded. In the end, the sun always sets ere the next day dawns anew.