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Name – Myazu, the Pale Lady; the Death Moon
Portfolio – Death (divine magic), Necromancy (arcane magic)
Myth – The palest of the eight moons would shine upon the world for brief moments, anyone the light touched would be dead before the rising of the sun. After nearly a thousand years of hiding from the moon’s light, a young high elf crafted a barrier for the city he lived in. He built a great mirror that was large enough to cover the entirety of the city and reflect the dread moonlight back into the heavens.
Myazu rose and shed her pale light, only to bathe in the light of her own skin. She died as everything else ever had and her light faded. Without the light of the pale moon the lands were soon over run with elves. In the next thousand years no one died, not even those that should have. Hunters lived on with savage teeth and claw wounds. Children contracted deadly diseases and lingered into adulthood and old age as they lay crippled for life.
The high elves sought to bring death back to the world, and in doing so unwittingly created the first of the undead, Myazu became the Pale Lady, an undead moon. She once again controls the death, and now, the undeath of most creatures. Her hatred of the high elves knows no bounds.
Manifestaion – Myazu has been known to manifest as a black skeleton shrouded in a pale robe and cloak. She also sends ravens, crows, and vultures as her messengers. All manifestations are accompanied by the soft rattling of bone on bone.
Ritual – Those creatures and undead that worship the Pale Lady hold a sacrifice on the last day of her new moon, in the hopes that the death will enable her to regain her strength. This sacrifice occurs every twenty-eight days and is a time of great trepidation among the townsfolk that live in areas infested with her worshippers, as they tend to be the ones sacrificed. Her preferred sacrifice is a high elf.
Divine Rewards & Punishments – For those that dedicate their lives to the Death Moon, Myazu is known to grant spontaneous undeath. A great warrior might become a wight or perhaps even a death knight whereas a magician might be granted lichdom. Those that displease Myazu are cursed to wander the lands as zombies and skeletons until they are destroyed for eternity.