Valthera

Even after his sacrifice, the angelic children of Al'Madoon, the Architect, born from Aymara’s branches, follow in the pursuit of good. The Valthera fight in an eternal war against forces that could take root and corrupt Al’Madoon’s creations. But because they are born from Aymara’s broken branches, they too must be constantly vigilant lest evil corrupt their souls, transforming them into the creatures they despise.
 
Looking down upon the multiverse from the Above since birth, Valthera are celestial guardians charged by the powers of good, to protect the weak and further the cause of justice.   It is up to every individual Valthera, to decide what to do with the time they are given. All Valthera will face their eventual death and ascension to a spiritual protector of Zion Mountain. Those who have made a difference in the lives of mortals will ascend closer to Zion Mountain’s peak and the Firstborn. Be it fighting in the Below against Elturel’s demonic threat, or rescuing a city from peril, all Valthera’s deeds are judged by Rezmir, of Light and Law in the end.  

Celestial Wanderers

Valthera do not keep cities or societies of their own, instead choosing to be wanderers or guides, traveling to quell threats, and spread peace. Their numbers are so small that a Valthera may spend a lifetime on Erenel without meeting another of his or her kind until ascension. They live among other races and to some extent, adopt their ways while remaining true to their calling.   It is a welcomed sight for townsfolk to see a Valthera sitting in the inn enjoying a meal. Valthera are refined and polite and adopt high moral standards, but it is well known to be respectful in return. The celestial wanderers are not afraid of necessary violence.   Not all Valthera follow this ordained path. Thanks in part to Aymara’s broken branch following the Great Sacrifice, Valthera are susceptible to evil clouding their judgment much more so than their angelic brothers and sisters in the Above. Over time, a Valthera may see their eventual judgment by Rezmir as a curse, and choose to turn away from the light. In their minds, ordained law is nothing more than zealous indoctrination. These Valthera are Fallen, their celestial abilities altered as they become shadows who wander Erenel searching for a new purpose.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Valthera are tall and muscular humanoids, standing over 6 feet tall and a lean 175 to 250 pounds. They resemble bipedal lions with feline characteristics and lustrous fur that typically takes a gold or white tone. The most recognizable feature for males are their manes, which shimmer like gemstones and accentuate their celestial origin. While females lack manes, their jewel-toned eyes shine deeply in bright light.   A fallen Valthera takes on a much darker visage, their fur and manes noticeably stealing light and casting a dark aura around their figure. A fallen Valthera’s eyes burn instead of shine, revealing their true nature.

Genetics and Reproduction

Valthera are unable to have children. All Valthera are born from Aymara, the Foremother's broken branches.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

When a Valthera falls from Aymara's branches, the Valthera is given a name by the tending Seraph Choir. Every Valthera is given a different name; when the Foremother speaks their name, she can call her children from anywhere in the Multiverse, except the Below. Upon hearing their name called, a Valthera can choose to answer the call and in a flash of bright light, will return to Aymara’s side.   Fallen Valthera will curse their given name and choose another, removing the angelic ability to hear Aymara’s call.
  Male Names: Ansis, Bavak, Galad, Mahar, Raham, Samel, Vered
Female Names: Adara, Chana, Darah, Kayah, Navah, Riyah, Tirah

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by Aaron Miller
Lifespan
A Valthera is born as an adult and can live up to 150 years. Upon death, they return to the Above as a spiritual guardians.
Average Height
6ft - 7ft
Average Weight
175 - 250 pounds

Fallen Valthera

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by Legion of Heroes

Valthera Stat Blocks

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