Elathera Clearwater Character in Pathfinder: Crusades | World Anvil

Written by kalvorp

Sorcerer Supreme Elathera Mary-Anne Clearwater

Elathera Clearwater is a human woman and native Caelsimilian who was heavily involved in the Caelsimil Crusade against Teme-Rasadar. Once a shy summoner, she is now widely regarded as one of the most powerful sorceresses in existence, and acts as a protector of the Material Plane.

Physical Description

Facial Features

While she has generally plain appearance, her wide eyes are often expressive and the color varies depending on the sight she has activated at any given time. She has freckles along her cheeks and soft features.

Identifying Characteristics

She has a winding plant tattoo that wraps around one of her forearms.

Special abilities

  • She is unable to lose access to her magic permanently, even by divine means.
  • She is exceptionally skilled in time magic, and can exert a certain degree of control over small periods of time itself.
  • Mental characteristics

    Personal history

    Elathera grew up eagerly listening to her grandfather's fantastic stories about his adventures throughout the planes. After an attack on her hometown in her youth, her family relocated to a small fishing village where she spent the rest of her childhood before moving to Flornce during the Caelsimil Crusade against Teme-Rasadar.   She has spent time as a summoner and a sorceress, and is also a mother, a shape-changer, and an archangel for Industria Cellini.

    Accomplishments & Achievements

  • She has mastered the art of summoning and spellcasting in general, and is regarded by many as the most powerful mage on the material plane. She has a level of control and mastery over her spells that most sorcerers cannot claim to possess.
  • She is a veteran of the Caelsimil Crusade against Teme-Rasadar, where she played an important role alongside her allies as a soldier, a spy master, and a negotiator of peace.
  • She has traveled throughout various inner and outer planes throughout the universe, and constructed her own thriving, personal demiplane.
  • She has traveled through the River Styx and survived the Trials of Xibalba.
  • Failures & Embarrassments

  • She sees Vihrea's second passing without redemption as a personal failure, and it weighs on her mind heavily.
  • Despite her best efforts, her marriage with Elliot eventually failed due to her frequent absences while adventuring with the party, exploring the planes, and preventing disaster. However, she strives to maintain regular contact with her children and even gets along well with her ex-husband.
  • Morality & Philosophy

    Elathera believes that life is precious, and everyone has the capacity for growth and redemption, no matter how wicked. Her outlook on life is overwhelmingly positive, and she considers every day a gift and an opportunity to do and be better. She is merciful and sees the potential in every living thing.


  • Taking the life of an intelligent being, especially an ignorant or an innocent one.
  • Denying another a chance or opportunity for repentance.
  • Turning down another's offer to pay.
  • Personality Characteristics


    Elathera has an earnest and genuine belief in the greater good, and she is motivated to play her part in making the world (and universe at large) a better place. She believes that mercy, compassion, and forgiveness should be practiced by and extended to all, and that life itself a gift that ought to be treasured.   She is also motivated by personal curiosity and a desire to explore the planes and all that they have to offer. Despite her shy personality, she has a strong sense of adventure.

    Savvies & Ineptitudes

    She is gullible, nervous, and conflict avoidant, which makes her an easy target not only for pranks, but for more malicious deeds. Despite her many accomplishments, she is insecure and socially awkward. She stumbles over her words and does a poor job of explaining herself when put on the spot. She is easily embarrassed by even the most trivial mistakes and errors.

    Virtues & Personality perks

    Elathera is compassionate, empathetic, and merciful, with a forgiving nature. She is loving, appreciative, and loyal to her friends, and she sees the inherent value in others. She is often considerate and sensitive to the needs of those around her.   She is also diligent and determined, capable of staying the course until she accomplishes her goals- no matter how ambitious they may be.

    Vices & Personality flaws

    Her insecurity and quick embarrassment can make her dishonest and reluctant with information. She lacks confidence in herself, sometimes second-guessing her own opinions or attributing her talent to luck. In addition, she often acts spontaneously, easily excited about her own thoughts or ideas, which, on many occasions, has landed herself and others in perilous situations that may have been avoided with some forethought.


    Family Ties

  • Priscilla Clearwater
  • Johannes Clearwater
  • Altaura Clearwater
  • Social Aptitude

    Socially awkward and nervous, she avoids being center-stage. She has deep insecurities about looking or sounding foolish or silly in front of others. She is very mild-mannered, and she often avoids speaking up when when she feels uncomfortable.

    Heart of Gold

    Neutral Good
    Honorary & Occupational Titles
  • Court Sorceress
  • Sorcerer Supreme
  • Spymaster (former)
  • Birthplace
    Carlo Rosei
    Current Residence
    Elathera’s Tower
    Wide, expressive; naturally green
    Tawny brown
    Skin Tone/Pigmentation
    Fair skin; freckled
    Quotes & Catchphrases
    "Today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."
    "It doesn't have to be like this; we can change it. You can be whoever you want."
    "Don't resist!"
    "We can at least hear them out."
    "Uh, close your eyes. Don't look."
    Caelsimillian Pantheon
    Other Affiliations
    by OpenAI
    A stained glass of Elathera at the @Sabella

    Cover image: by Kal V, derivative work created with the Canva Content License
    Character Portrait image: by Frankie Valentine (generated with OpenAI)


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