Radiant Prelate Mathaera Dolan (muh-THAIR-uh DOH-lan)

Mathaera Dolan is the Radiant Prelate of the church of Sunpyrion, based in Taliara, and works tirelessly to further the church's aims, aid those in need, and grow the nation of Pyria.   The Prelate is in her early fifties, and is utterly dedicated to her faith and the church, selflessly devoted in her worship of her deity. In return, Sunpyrion has granted her immense magical power, and assassination attempts by enemies of the church, notably the Links of Tyranix, have revealed celestials invisibly standing watch over her.   The formal title of the Radiant Prelate is to address them as 'Radiance', and Dolan is also entitled Defender of the Faith and Light of the Great Flame, in recognition of her role leading the church of Sunpyrion and serving as the mortal representative of Sunpyrion himself. Her robes of office consist of yellow and red silk under-robes, with layers of swirling semi-transparent silks and gauzes billowing over the top like flames. Instead, Mathaera commonly wears far simpler robes as she goes about the business of the church and her people, and it is not unknown for new ambassadors to Pyria to mistake her for one of her secretaries. When she focuses her attention on them they are quick to abandon that idea.   Dolan serves as a member of the Council of Eleven, the council which oversees all Pyrian affairs and directs the course of the realm. She has been noted for her dedication to the well-being of her people, both individually and as a nation, and it is not unknown for her to make time to meet a single humble Pyrian missionary before they depart so she can bless them and gift them with a set of Pyrian mage-silk robes to protect them on their travels.   The people know of Dolan's devotion to them, and return it in equal measure. When she is scheduled to preach the sermon at the Grand Cathedral on a holy day or special holiday, the crowds that turn out to see her are immense, and the cheers form a near-solid wall of sound.
Regal grey-haired mature woman stares piercingly at the viewer, dressed in yellow and red.
Portrait of Mathaera Dolan by Nathan Turner via PortraitWorks
"A poor man giving a single gold piece to someone less fortunate than himself is just as generous as a wealthy man giving a thousand. Offer aid to others as you can, and the Great Sun will know your intent."
-Mathaera Dolan
Current Location
Year of Birth
944 AS 53 Years old
Birthplace
Children
Belief/Deity
Sunpyrion

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
13 Aug, 2022 11:21

Hi there! You may not know me, but I am the sponsor of the Great Leader of Their People Summer Camp Prompt this year! Since you wrote this article, I would like to know, would you mind me reading it aloud on my Twitch channel next week? I have a lot to get through so it helps to do it live while people watch. If not, it's okay! Not agreeing to be streamed definitely does not put you at any disadvantage for winning in my eyes. Please respond swiftly by replying here (make sure to click REPLY under my comment or I won't be notified), message me on my World Anvil profile page, Discord, or anywhere else you find me online.   Thanks again! Whatever you choose, God bless and much success! <3

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14 Aug, 2022 05:05

Hi Wordigirl! Certainly, I'd be delighted for you to read it on your channel. :) Thanks for sponsoring such an interesting challenge. :)

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
14 Aug, 2022 21:11

Thanks for permission! I'll try to let you know when I plan to stream in case you'd like to check it out. You can also always watch streams after the fact on my YouTube channel if you aren't able to make it or prefer not to be there live. :)

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
15 Aug, 2022 04:22

Just an update: I've scheduled to go live at 8am and 8pm Eastern Time every weekday this week. If you join the stream and comment, I can go over your article right then and there! If you'd like to coordinate a specific date, feel free to reply below or contact me at one of the places in my post above. If not, remember you can watch anytime at my YouTube channel. I'll try to go back through and let you know which episode yours fell on. :D

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15 Aug, 2022 13:58

Thanks for the invite, but I'm in Australia (Sydney) and this week is flat-out for me, coordinating a major project at work - your streams are 10am & 10pm my time, and I'll be either too busy or too tired, respectively! :) Please feel free to slot it in whenever is convenient for you, and I'll try to catch up when things are a little more sane around here. I hope things go well, and you have a great week! :)

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
15 Aug, 2022 21:40

Sorry you won't be able to make it live but I appreciate the response and the permission! Sending all the prayers, love, and hugs your way. Wishing the best and much success to you in your real life. <3 Have a blessed one!

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17 Aug, 2022 13:33

Thanks, you too. I don't know whether you'll be notified of other comments on the article, so I thought I'd let you know about the portrait of Mathaera Dolan I just created & added into the comments - since I can't edit the article to add it directly until the end of the judging period, I've added it below for anyone who wants to look at it.

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17 Aug, 2022 13:27

Until the article can be edited again after the end of the Summer Camp judging, here's the image I just created of Mathaera Dolan using the Portrait Workshop app (still in beta after its Kickstarter, but due for release to non-backers soon).

Regal grey-haired mature woman stares piercingly at the viewer, dressed in yellow and red.
Portrait of Mathaera Dolan by Nathan Turner via PortraitWorks

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
17 Aug, 2022 18:16

Cute art! I will be sure to show this on stream. Nice one and I appreciate you letting me know by replying to my above comment <3 :)

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
20 Aug, 2022 04:45

Hi there. I pray all is well. I went over your article today. Here's the link for the replay if you'd like to take a look. If not, no worries at all. Thanks again for allowing me the honor! Have a blessed one. <3

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