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Kelemvor

Fair yet cold, Kelemvor is the God of Death and the dead, given his power by the previous God of Death, Jergal. Kelemvor urges knowledge that death is a natural part of life and should not be feared as long as it is understood.   Although he has a fierce revulsion for undead, his hatred is reserved for "undead by choice" (such as liches). He has sympathy for haunts, apparitions, and revenants that exist because someone died without being able to finish a task, mission, or achievement that dominated their lives at the time of death.

Divine Domains

  • Grave (Undead Hunters)
  • Peace (Gentle Repose)

Divine Symbols & Sigils

A skeletal hand holding scales.

Holidays

Most holy ceremonies involve blessing a soul for the transition into the afterlife. If present at the moment of death, a cleric of Kelemvor performs the Passing, a simple ceremony of last rites that is a chant of comfort calling on Kelemvor to be alert for the coming essence of this person, who has enriched life in his or her own way and earned this salute.   The Lament for the Fallen is a larger ceremony of this sort sung over a battlefield, ruined village or fortress, or other site where many folk have recently died. This ceremony, similar to the Passing, features low, droning chants, and rhythmic beating of ash staffs upon the open ground.   The Day of the Dead¬†holiday allows the priests to call upon the spirits of heroes to impart their wisdom. During this holy day, any priest who casts "Speak with Dead" can freely talk with the spirits of the departed for as long as desired and hold conversations, not merely "Yes" or "No" questions.
Divine Classification
Deity
Church/Cult
Honorary & Occupational Titles
  • Lord of the Dead
  • The Final Judge
  • The Great Guide
Children
Alignment: Lawful Neutral   Portfolio: The Dead   Worshippers: The dying and their families, gravediggers, undead hunters, morticians, mourners

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