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Lathander (pronounced lah-THAN-der), also known as The Morning Lord, is the deity of creativity, dawn, renewal, birth, athletics, spring, self-perfection, vitality and youth. He is also the god called upon to bless birth and fertility related ceremonies. Lathander's favored weapon is the heavy mace, "Dawnspeaker". His holy symbol is a sunrise made of pink, red, yellow and green gems.

He is one of the two deities principally worshipped within Barovia, along with the Night Mother. Common belief in Barovia used to maintain that he was dominant in Barovia between dawn and dusk, however the plight of Barovia's people has led to skepticism in this belief.

"Evelyn is devoted to Lathander, the Morning Lord, who blesses fertility ceremonies and stands for renewal and youth. Lathander has a whole mythos (thankfully for lawful good characters, D&D has lots of lore for inspiration) in which he loves Chauntea, the goddess of the agriculture, and despises the Cult of the Dragon, an evil organization founded by a necromancy-worshipping wizard".[1]

Domains Edit

Good, Nobility, Protection, Renewal, Strength and Sun.

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Dogma Edit

"Strive always to aid, to foster new hope, new ideas, and new prosperity for all humankind and its allies. It is a sacred duty to foster new growth, nurture growing things, and work for rebirth and renewal. Perfect yourself, and be fertile in mind and in body. Wherever you go, plant seeds of hope, new ideas, and plans for a rosy future in the minds of all. Watch each sunrise. Consider the consequences of your actions so that your least effort may bring the greatest and best reward. Avoid negativity, for from death comes life, and there is always another morning to turn a setback into a success. Place more importance in activities that help others than in strict adherence to rules, rituals, and the dictates of your seniors."

Favored sayings Edit

  • "From death, life."
  • "There is always another dawn."
  • "In the dawn, beauty reigns, and the way is clearer."

Known followers Edit

  • Evelyn
  • Father Donavich
  • Doru (Pre-vampire spawn)
  • Lydia Petrovna
  • van Richten
  • Zaress
  • Saint Andraal
  • Saint Markovia

References Edit

[1] How To Redeem D&D's Worst Alignment, Which Is Obviously Lawful Good. Kotaku.com.