The Celestial Light, the Primordial Good, the Protector of Civilization, She Who
Symbol: A flawless white mask of a beautiful female face, radiating blazing light
Sacred Items/Creatures: pearls, diamonds, creatures of light, angels
Spell domains: good, renewal, protection, creation, glory
Allied Deities: Jarmila, Callamir, Kreysneothosies
In the beginning there was the Celestial Light and her sister the Primordial Darkness. Many are the stories of the reasons that these two entities came to blows. What is known for certain is that their conflict tore the universe and themselves asunder and from the shards of these primordial beings were born the gods as we know them and the universe itself. Through the eons the fragments of these beings have continued their battle and as they fell and were absorbed by those that survived or inherited by lesser beings, they became more and more whole. The Primordial Darkness took form first, casting the material plane into eternal darkness. The Celestial Light rose from her slumber to battle the darkness, soaring into the sky to fill the world with light once more. Now she keeps the darkness at bay, defending her creation from her destructive sister. Her inspiring presence calls out to all whose hearts are touched by her light to take up Her cause and usher the world into the embrace of the Eternal Dawn.
Being a primordial, Edea does not present as a person or creature of any type, but rather as a force of light, growth and healing. She is anathema to darkness, corruption and decay and cannot abide their existence in any form. She has a singular purpose of excising all dark influences from the universe and spreading her warmth and light to its greatest extent. Some say that if left unbalanced, or uncontested, Edea’s light would overtake the world with rampant growth and energy, eventually leading to its destruction and rebirth. Others claim that Edea’s light is the only power keeping the Primordial darkness at bay, and that She is protecting the world as we know it from destruction.
As a primordial, Edea does not directly communicate with mortals, and most mortals are beneath her notice. In many ways she is more akin to a raw force than to a person. Some have claimed to be an exception, and some have claimed to have witnessed miracles wrought by Edea, but many are skeptical of such claims. Much more likely is that her very essence fills those nearby with feelings of joy or renew their hearts, bodies and minds.
The undead are perversions of the natural order and thus are hunted by the disciples of Edea in the war against the servants of the dark.
The faithful abhor shadow creatures, demons, and devils and any with associated influences. Mortals with demonic/devilish/shadow taint will always be subjected to cleansing efforts to free them from their taint. Good fey outsiders, devas, and any good celestials are greatly revered.
The clergy of Edea are a diverse lot and so too are their vestments. Universally they favor light colors with white typically dominant however highlight and accent colors run the gamut and are as varied as the faithful themselves.
The light of Edea grows and soon shall purge this world of all darkness. Her essence is within us all as we are all born of Her. Only those who embrace this truth can rise above their fear to become one of Her true children. Heed Her gentle whispers for all She asks is that you embrace your inner light and become a manifestation of holy power. Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Seek always to aid others so that they will be inspired to do the same; thus the kindess of Edea grows. Stand fast against the creeping corruption, for you are the flame and you shall know no fear.
Primordial Favor: As the epitome of light, Edea will only grant her favor to those who represent her ideals. Any follower of Edea, regardless of class and race, must be of a light resonance.