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Sarenrae

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Sarenrae
Sarenrae's holy symbol
(Deity)
Titles The Dawnflower
The Firescale
Adjective Sarenite
Home Everlight, Nirvana
Alignment Neutral good
Portfolio Healing
Redemption
Sun
Worshipers Solarians, Aballon, Absalom Station, the Sun, Verces
Connections Empath
Healer
Star shaman
Favored Weapon Scimitar
Symbol Angel with flaming wings
Images of Sarenrae

Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 489
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Sarenrae, also known as the Dawnflower or the Firescale (in the Veskarium), is the goddess of stars and suns, and is particularly associated with the Pact Worlds system's sun, which is nicknamed the Dawnflower's Star. She teaches temperance and patience in all things, and delights in healing and bringing light into darkness. Compassion and peace are her greatest virtues, and if enemies of the faith can be redeemed, they should be, but if they are not, she is willing to strike them down with no mercy. She promises that dawn will always come, bringing with it hope, kindness and victory.[1]

Cults

Sarenrae's faithful come from all walks of life, rejoice in the light of the sun, and believe in love, compassion and redemption.[1]

Sarenrae is commonly worshipped in societies that rely on sunlight for energy and nourishment. Humans make up the plurality of Sarenrae's worshippers (and sometimes claim her as one of their gods), followed by shirrens attracted to her message of redemption and empathy. Many of them are envoys, mystics, solarians, or soldiers who vouch for peace but are ready to fight against irredeemable evil. Sarenrae's temples are open to the sky if possible, and always have at least a window or skylight where the faithful can bask in natural sunlight.[1]

Holy texts

The Birth of Truth and Light is Sarenrae's foremost holy book. It continues to be studied today by scholars who scrutinise Sarenrae's life, deeds and motivations, discuss about the allegories in the book, and examine the historical records they represent. It has been translated to more than a thousand dialects, and is available for free on most infospheres.[2]

A collection of maxims, poems and popular songs in The Birth of Truth and Light has been collected and edited into a collection known as the Essences of Sarenrae, which encapsulate what is expected of her faithful. Many excerpts from this book are used as prayers, reminding Sarenites o their patron's virtues and guidelines. The most popular mantra, "The Edicts of Illumination", reads:[2]

Shed light, act true, embody good, give charitably, shun intolerance, know patience, expose lies, and redeem evil.

Numerous church records and historic documents have been collected in a vast database by modern Sarenites, which is accessible wirelessly by everyone and curated by the artificial intelligence named Primary Repository Intelligent Silicon Mainframe, or PRISM.[2]

In the Pact Worlds

The headquarters of Sarenrae's faith in the Pact Worlds system is the Radiant Cathedral, located in Dawnshore, the central bubble-city of the Burning Archipelago. The church organises and trains priests who then wander the galaxy doing Sarenrae's work, and many Sarenites are driven to make a pilgrimage to the Radiant Cathedral itself.[1]

Prior to the Burning Archipelago's discovery, the largest Sarenite church in the Pact Worlds was the Holy Angel of Flame, located in the Ring of Absalom Station.[2]

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