Parthaenae

Parthaenae

Lawful Neutral Goddess

Other Names: Arbitress, Virgin Lady, Heavenly Wisdom, Marshal of The Muses, Mistress of War
Domains: Knowledge, Law, Rune, Strength, War
Sumbdomains: Judgment, Language, Resolve, Tactics, Thought
Favored Weapon: Short Spear

Parthaenae.jpg Firstborn daughter of Xiphios and the patron of wisdom, tactics, and inspiration, Parthaenae takes the shape of a strong woman with a short spear and a mighty shield. Wearing a breastplate of heavenly bronze and a matching helmet with a trail of phoenix feathers, she strikes an imposing figure. In her great temple at Periandropolis, a great statue stands with her spear in one hand, Vikae in the other, and her shield at her side against her hip. It is said that when Xiphios began to make his plans for battle, Parthaenae was born from his head as the realization of his tactics and desire for victory. Since the Cosmomachy, Parthaenae serves as judge of the heavens and source of inspiration for scholars. The Muses consider her a half sister, as she inspires thinkers in matters that are not art, as they inspire art. Clerics of the Arbitress adorn themselves in bronze and dark blue cloth. Her paladins are known as Justiciars, and such champions of discernment are sought to weigh cases by accused who truly believe themselves innocent. While her worship is common in Periandropolis, her shrines are smaller in other cities. She accepts offerings of sheep, ravens, and cattle, and her ire earn the unwary spells of ill luck or a momentary flash of madness.

Parthaenae

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