Khirdai

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Stormlord, God of Battle, Haelyn’s Champion Khirdai
Symbol: Lightning bolt crossed by a sword Favored Weapon: Longsword
Portfolio: Storms, conflict, battle, glory Domains: Chaos, Good, Strength, Storm, War

Khirdai (ker-dye) is the son of Haelyn and Nesirie. The god of battle is the patron of young warriors, for he is the representation of reckless courage and victory through strength. His father’s name is invoked for discipline, bravery, and victory through organization, duty, and proper conduct; Khirdai’s name is invoked for strength of arms, fearlessness, and personal glory. Khirdai has a stormy temper and can be both vain and rash. As the Stormlord, he heralds his presence with storm clouds, lightning, and thunder. Apocrypha suggests that Khirdai is romantically linked with both Laerme and EloĆ©le.

The worship of Khirdai is a warrior’s faith. It appeals to soldiers, guardsmen, militant priests, and other professions of war. Farmers might invoke the name of Khirdai only to beg to be spared the ravages of a brewing storm, but Khirdai does not provide them with spiritual guidance in their daily lives. Several kentesai orders of are allied with the church of Khirdai.

The followers of Khirdai spend much of their time engaged in martial pursuits, for such is considered worship to Khirdai. They perfect their own combat and tactical abilities and teach others such skills. The priesthood celebrate two of major holidays to both Haelyn and Khirdai – Haelyn’s Festival and Godsday. In addition, followers celebrate the first day of spring (the Day of Rebirth) as the beginning of the storm season. They conduct a minor celebration six weeks later which they observe as the beginning of the campaign season. The principal ceremonies of worship are held in the early afternoon.

Dogma: Khirdai fights without fear. Through strength of arm and unflagging courage inspire lesser men to conquer their fears and thus lead them to victory. Success in battle is the truest test of worth. Enter the fray when ere you can, but most assuredly in the defense of those who no one else can or will defend. Never refuse just battle. Act quickly and decisively; indecision is a sure path to ruin.

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Khirdai

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