Azreal (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A balance scale with a skull as its balance point|
|Home Plane:||Arcadia (Abellio)|
|Portfolio:||Death, Judgement, Logic, Secrets|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Neutral, Lawful Good, Lawful Evil, True Neutral|
|Domains:||Law, Knowledge, Magic, Repose, Rune, Fate|
Lord of the Dead, he has the grim task of shifting souls to their appropriate afterlives. He does not have many worshipers, as death is not an attractive concept to most people, but does have a fleet of creatures called Reapers working under his steed to aid in his task. He is not evil or malicious, simply doing his job, something he focuses on quite well. He does keep a large stock of knowledge however, gained from encountering countless dead, and so some worship him for sake of acquiring knowledge and memories lost to time.
He appears completely cloaked, with a skeletal frame below (though it is usually out of sight). A true grim reaper, but his presence gives off an air of calm, not fear. In addition, while he is indeed focused on work it is said he possesses an odd sense of humor, and loves dark comedy.
Azreal is a god of the Nibiru Pantheon.
Azreal is more concerned with his work that what his followers are doing. He does leave them with something however. Death is merely a process of life, and you should be there to help the transition along (evil followers interpret this at killing people rather than giving them their last rites or making them comfortable). He dislikes undead, specifically undead which keep their souls such as liches, but is often too busy to handle them. He sometimes sends a reaper or inevitable onto the case in the event that they prove to be more than a minor glitch. Order is paramount.
Clergy and Temples
Clerics of Azreal come in two forms. There are the scholars and philosophers who seek the knowledge of the dead, and there are the exorcists, who purge ghosts and destroy liches. The former are more common, and the latter rarely have their own temples, hiding within ranks of paladins of Machitiel and the like.