Tales of Brittanis
• The Evermaiden, The Dawn Rose, Lady of Light
• Humility, Largesse, Etiquette, Faith
Goddess of beauty and healing, redemption and sunlight, Liriel is quite literally the most beautiful entity in all creation. Not a vain creature of physicality, the Evermaiden knows and expects her followers to acknowledge that beauty comes from within as well. As the child of a love match between Arturian and The Lady of the Lake, she knows the beauty that such a union can bring to the world. Indeed, physical beauty in all things shall fade, but those who are kind of heart and lovely of disposition are blessed with far more durable gifts. Liriel is the youngest of the gods, and is often portrayed as a benevolent, smiling young woman. She is the goddess of healing, and her clerics often accompany armies, intent on preserving the beauty of life instead of letting it slip away into the hands of bloody death.
She is the goddess of love but not lust, citing that sexual union is beautiful only when both parties are emotionally connected. Rape is the ultimate heresy to her faith, damaging both the spirit and the body at the same time. The Shining Rose, Liriel is Good and holds the best for all things in her heart, and encourages such optimism in her clerics as well. As the goddess of the sun, she spreads her warmth down upon all things granting them her blessings equally. Her symbols are an angelic figure with the sun rising behind its wings, a rising sun, a rose (always depicted WITH the thorns) surrounded by wheat, or a unicorn. Though she deplores the destruction that violence brings, she realizes the necessity of self-defense in a darkening world— many are the paladins dedicated to guardianship of a particular site or thing of beauty. When necessary, her favored weapon is the longbow. Her patron values are Humility, Largesse, Etiquette, and Faith.