Jedha The Magistrate
The divine angel of law, as Jedha is known, was believed to have been forged by Vale himself in the furnace of star, along with her sister Seriel. They we made to be holy warriors impervious to harm and unflinchingly loyal. The Vale Manuscripts say they were calculating, detached and mechanical in both form and emotion. This made them deadly opponents who were capable of defeating the greatest threats to the pantheon.
When the gods arrived at Tairos, Jedha and her sister were no longer needed in the role of unfeeling killers. Vale asked that they take on new personas, that of guardians and defenders of the mortals. He gifted them both with souls so that they could truly care for mortal life. In primitive times Jedha and her sister did just that. They offered the mortals great enchantments for their weapons, taught them their fighting arts and warned them of threats such as the orcs, goblins and kobolds.
Above all else they strived to obey the laws of their creator and the rules of the great barrier erected by Sandor The Guardian of Tairos. However, Jedha would learn that her sister was violating the most sacred rule, meddling in the affairs of mortals directly. Seriel had fallen in love with a halfling and was using her divine abilities to gift him with health, immortality and great magic. She confronted Seriel and told her that the gifts she gave would have to be revoked. This would undo the halfling’s longevity and mean his end. Seriel begged at first but when her pleas fell on deaf ears she lashed out at her sister. In their great battle Seriel’s lover was killed and the goddess herself crippled and left dying. Jedha’s holy text say that Neros The Companionand Tatayne The Breath of Life helped Seriel die and cast her body into the heavens.
Jedha could not manage the great sorrow she felt for what she had done and so she used her blade to carve out the soul that Vale had given her, thus surrendering her emotions.
She became the goddess of law, judgement and execution. Her worshipers followed suit and they too embraced lives free from the pain of emotions. They became cold, logical peacekeepers, arbitrators, diplomats and executioners. After the Fang Crusades her followers would clash with those of Thatur The Ledger Lord and Nisaba The Lady Midnight. If the followers of either of those gods were organized enough it could have led to holy wars and zealous bloodshed.
Temples to Jedha were simple stone places where a copy of the laws of every nation were kept. Officials from each kingdom knew they could always come to a temple of Jedha to seek an unbiased arbitration or to task some of one of her priests, known as Lawbringers, with the capture and punishment of wanted outlaws.
Knowledge, Protection, Law and Repose
Holy Books & Codes
Jedha has no holy books of her own. The law books of other nations and gods are as close as possible to venerated texts for her followers.
Divine Symbols & Sigils
Jedha's symbol is a great sword laid across a silver cog. Her favored weapon is a great sword and it is often used to represent her.
Tenets of Faith
Laws must be followed. Revolution and rebellion are sins. The law of Vale is the highest law in all creation.
Divine Goals & Aspirations
Jedha exists now only to uphold law and to serve Vale unquestioningly.