Against the coming storm
Dol’Arrah is the shining goddess of honorable combat and sunlight. She brings light to dark places and blades to pierce the hearts of monsters. According to legend, she is the sister of both Dol’Dorn and the Mockery.
“The Sovereign of Sun and Sacrifice,”
Dol Arrah is the light, not only of the sun, but of the best aspects of the mortal soul. She is the god of honor, forthrightness, and self-sacrifice. Many Vassals see her as no less vital to civilization than Aureon and Boldrei, and they believe that when the mortal races accept this truth, the world will become much brighter. Dol Arrah is the patron of paladins, diplomats, all who seek justice, and warriors who fight with wisdom and honor as much as with weapons. To a lesser extent, she is also the patron of explorers, who bring the light of knowledge to dark places, and to all who revere the sun. She aids Arawai by lighting her way during the growing season.
Portfolio: Honor, sacrifice, light, the sun, diplomacy.
Domains: Glory‡, Good, Law, Sun, War.
Priest Training: Dol Arrah’s priests must have the highest integrity. Many were warriors, diplomats, or law officers before becoming priests. In all cases, they are people of sterling reputation.
Quests: Dol Arrah’s priests quest to bring peace to warring factions, to expose deceptions, to aid soldiers fighting for justice, and to defend the helpless against invaders.
Prayers and Rites: Dol Arrah does not require specific items for sacrifice, so long as they have true meaning to the petitioner.
Shrines: Dol Arrah’s shrines have large east-facing windows, to let in the light of the dawn. They are normally stone and are easily defensible, though not as fortresslike as those of her brother Dol Dorn.
Favored Weapon: Halberd.
Holy Symbol: A rising sun, or the Octogram in bright yellow-gold and white, representing light and purity.
Iconography: Dol’Arrah is usually represented in images as a human or half-elven knight alight with holy radiance, and rarely as a red dragon atop a cloud. In at least one temple, her image has been melded with that of Agera.