The Eighteen Blades of Vode Nulan
Alignment: Always neutral good
Portfolio: Sun, Light, Sky, Redemption, Healing, Agriculture
Domains: Air, Community, Good, Healing, Repose, Sun
Holy Symbol: A spear with a tassel of peacock Feathers
During the Divine War, both the land and the people suffered terribly. Whole races were wiped out, titans and their allies brutally slaughtered men, women and children, and those who survived were often horribly mutated or deranged. Through the entire bloody history, one figure inspired hope, compassion and peace in those lucky enough to see her. Madriel, the Redeemer, was perhaps the most revered Goddess on all of Scarn. When not fighting the titans directly, she was among the war’s victims, raising slain faithful to fight again, making the broken whole, healing the wounded, curing the sick and destroying any undead that crossed her path.
Hers was a righteous, yet compassionate fury, fueled by her sorrow and anguish. Since the end of the Titanswar, Madriel has come to be known as the First Angel of Mercy, due in large part to the manifestation of her avatar on Scam – that of an armored angel held aloft on lustrous wings with exotic feathers. Her armor glows with the divine radiance of the heavens, and when forced into combat, she wields a spear forged of pure sunlight.
Madriel is especially popular among the common folk of Scarn, who pray to her for good harvests, plentiful rains and abundant sunlight. These prayers, especially for those of rain, became so numerous that the Redeemer bequeathed responsibility for the clouds, rain and rainbows to her only daughter Syhana. Since then, more of the farmers’ prayers have been directed toward Syhana, leaving Madriel time to tend to other duties.
Today, Madriel sends her avatar to Scarn to bring mercy and ease the suffering of the truly devout and to thwart the schemes of her wicked sister, Belsameth. The Divine Truce prevents her from confronting Belsameth directly, but many beings of great power serve the Mother of Mercy, and they often find themselves pitted against the minions of the Slayer. In fact, Madriel’s avatar is often accompanied by her herald and various planetars, trumpet archons, avorals or lantern archons.