Adhan (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A judge's gavel.|
|Home Plane:||The Dominion of Law|
|Portfolio:||Justice, Death, Law|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Neutral.|
|Domains:||Law, Death, Fate.|
|Favored Weapon:||A one-handed hammer called Fatestrike.|
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Adhan is the god of time, death, law and justice, appointed by Aesasris to replace the fallen Utiolth. He ensures that the souls of the dead go to their rightful places in the afterlife, and he believes most strongly in the primacy of Law above Good, Evil, and Chaos. He is also the supreme lawmaker for the gods, and the only god who exists in the Dominion of Law, refusing any break from the absolute impartiality required of his job. He is the one who puts the gods on trial, and does not interfere in the mortal world very often, only interfering in the lives of his clergy by granting them spells. His Avatar is figure wearing grey robes and a blank iron mask. Nobody knows what he looks like under it, and some believe hat underneath the mask he does not exist. Whatever it is, whenever Adhan's avatar appears, disaster follows soon behind.
Adhan insists in a dogma of absolute, unbreakable law. Any who is a member of his cult and breaks his laws suffers instant death, but no one is above the law and even the greatest member of his church may be executed for the slightest penalty.
Clergy and Temples
Adhan's clergy are divided in a strict heirarchy of order, with dozens upon dozens of laws, some long forgotten, others fresh and new, which all members have to obey. There is also a great and confusing number of ranks and sub-ranks, about a score in total. Temples to Adhan often double as courtrooms, and many clerics of Adhan are also judges. The Paladins of Adhan, the Grey Order, fight crime, although they only do this because criminals break the law. They kill criminals for serious crimes, acting as judge, jury and executioner, and define justice only as the punishment of the guilty. They are disliked in most cities and outright banned in some, yet still they continue their work, hunting down criminals, capturing them, and executing them if the crime is greater than Assault.