|Title(s)|| Lady Firehair |
|Symbol||Face of a red-haired, ivory-skinned beautiful woman|
|Power level||Greater deity|
|Dominion||Sune Firehair's Grove in Elysium|
|Area(s) of Interest||Beauty|
|Portfolio|| Beauty |
|Domains||Chaos (azata), Charm (love), Good (friendship), Protection (defense), Pleasure (inneundo)|
|Worshipers||Lovers, artists, half-elves, adventurers, and Sun Soul monks|
|Worshiper alignments|| |
|Favored weapon||A silken sash (whip)|
|Channel divinity prayer||Sune's touch|
Source: Faiths and Pantheons , p. 65
Sune (pronounced SOO-nee), also known as Lady Firehair, was the deity of beauty, with governance also over love. Her dogma primarily concerned love based on outward beauty, with primary importance placed upon loving people who responded to the Sunite's appearance. Her symbol was that of a beautiful woman with red hair.
DescriptionEditWhen Sune appeared to the mortals of Faerûn she wore only a near-transparent gown. She was known for her lustrous red hair that draped down to the ground, her eyes of shining emeralds and ruby red plump lips.
- Main article: Worshipers of Sune
Sune's highest priest was known as the Heartwarder, usually being the most handsome/beautiful clergy member both inside and out. They were expected to keep their appearance as flattering as possible and shower others with sweet words at least five times a month.
- Order of the Ruby Rose
- The Church of Sune had a small affiliated order of fighters, paladins, and bards who served to guard temples and holy sites along with the clergy and who sometimes pursued quests or do good works in Sune's name to promote her faith. To become one of the Sisters and Brothers of the Ruby Rose, a candidate stood vigil in a church of Sune all night. If the Lady Firehair appeared to the candidate in a vision during the night or somehow showed her favor, the candidate was admitted to the order. Members of this order were given to writing essays and songs of courtly love when not engaged in vital business, and often adopted a beautiful individual to adore from afar whether that individual would be flattered by such attentions or not.
Notable Sunites Edit
Interloping into LemuriasEdit
Sune has probable cause to Interlope into Lemurias as a rival Goddess of Love, looking for the affections of mortals who worship Aphrodite, Ishtar, and Tanith. She came to Lemurias after the Crisis known as the "Spellplague" on Abeir-Toril. The interloper crossed Time and Space (after all, what is time and space to a God or Goddess?) and started looking for converts.
She found the Prophyrists to be of interest and started to look for converts there. In time, she joined the Prophyric Pantheon as the new Goddess of Love, but that didn't stop her. She started looking on Aphrodite with an envious eye.
Sune has few relationships as she is an Interloper deity. Unlike Aphrodite, which had relations with Zeus, Hermes, Ares, and others, she has yet to assert herself. As her church grows, however, so will her relationships with other deities. Right now, they think of her as a new Neighbor.
|“||Beauty is more than skin deep. It issues from the core of one's being and reveals one's true face to the world, fair or foul. Believe in romance, as true love will win over all. Follow your heart to your true destination. Love none more than yourself except Sune, and lose yourself in love of the Lady Firehair. Perform a loving act each day, and seek to awaken love in others. Respond to love at least once in a day. Encourage beauty wherever you find it. Acquire beautiful items of all sorts, and encourage, sponsor, and protect those who create them. Keep your own body as comely as possible and as attractively displayed as situations warrant. Let hairstyle and clothing best suit your personal appearance, striving to stir and delight others who look upon you. Moreover, hide not away, but always seek to present yourself to those around you in a pleasing variety of garbs and activities so as to move them with love and desire. Love those who respond to your appearance, and let warm friendship and admiration flower where love cannot or dares not.||”|
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 235. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 65. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn, p. 189. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 251. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 68. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 66. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 65-68. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
- Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars, p. 149-152. TSR, Inc. ISBN 978-0786903849.