Debsoiip (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A black, dead cockroach|
|Home Plane:||Elemental Plane of Earth|
|Portfolio:||Death, Rebirth, Cracked Shells, Afterlife, Decomposed Insects|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral, Neutral Good|
|Domains:||Death, Healing, Protection, Community|
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Debsoiip was from Dipsodia's original brood. The diminutive Diopsid would gather the dead from the battlefield, it wasn't until Debsoiip began doing this that the Diopsid invented veneration of the dead, and over time burial practices and funerals. The culture of the war time lead the Diopsid to have a morbid outlook on the dead, they are to be stripped of all valuables, including their meat, moisture, and unbroken shells. The broken shells held special significance to the Diopsid who believed this is where the soul escaped when it left the body and after Miek created the tunnels in the Elemental planes the Diopsid would say a prayer to Debsoiip when they buried the lost.
We must look upon the faces of the dead, and not forget their sacrifice. When we die, we die for all the Diopsid. The tunnels live on through us, our death gives the others a richer life.
Clergy and Temples
The Clerics of Debsoiip are cemetery keepers, grinding down the cracked shells of the dead into a gravel which is stored in dedicated tunnels full of urns. The clerics fear necromancy as it disrupts their natural death cycle and will hunt necromancers openly. The churches of the Debsoiip are, as above, cemetery catacombs filled with the urns of the dead. The tunnels are usually cramped and packed with urns, this small space with many load bearing urns allows their tunnels to be sturdier than many other Diopsid tunnels.
Debsoiip is a six foot gray Diopsid with mud and dirt packed and caked on. She smells of fresh earth and this smell is even noticeable to Diospid who are deep in fresh tunnels. She holds a Falchion made of a Diopsid shell, the shell is a deep teal with red lightning rippling down the sides.