Lucifer (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A white flame (before his defeat); A yellow flame (after his defeat)|
|Home Plane:||Chamada, Gehenna|
|Portfolio:||Light (before his defeat), Darkness (after his defeat), Creation, Destruction (before his defeat), Rebellion (after his defeat), Death, Power, Magic, Knowledge|
|Clergy Alignments:||usually CN, TN, CE, CG|
|Domains:||Creation, Death, Repose, Magic, Knowledge|
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Lucifer was the first-born and most powerful of the high archangels spawned by Yahweh. Many mortals have conflated Lucifer with Satan. Lucifer was originally known as the Lightbringer.
Lucifer is a handsome being, with wavy shoulder-length blond hair and tanned skin. His irises were of a green-tinged light brown color, and glistened like crystal. As is common in archangels, he had 2 large wings attached to his back. His wings had white feathers. Lucifer wore only a very loosely wrapped white cloth sheet.
Eventually, Lucifer came to revel in his great power, and became ambitious with it. He knew Yahweh planned to use the humans as inferior beings whose ultimate purpose was to worship Yahweh. He also knew the great pains he would inflict on humanity. He started plotting against Yahweh for God was a tyrannical being. Lucifer garnered an army worthy of opposing God.
Lucifer usually did not fight with weapons, but he hardly needed to. Lucifer typically dealt with enemies with his white light attack, which consists of an enormous number of photons, like those released from a nuclear bomb. Lucifer could customize the power of his white light attack, ranging it's power from infinitesimal to extremely powerful. The white light attack was sufficiently powerful to quickly melt or vaporize most enemies. Lucifer could emanate powerful white light from any part on his body, but his most powerful white light attacks only emanated from the palm of his hand. In cases where an enemy actually managed to anger Lucifer however, he would not simply burn them away with the white light attack, but would subject them to horrific torment and disfigurement.
Lucifer's rebellion was brought to an end when the archangel Michael requested that Yahweh enchant his curved and serrated dagger with great power. The dagger was enchanted with the power to damage the spirit along with the flesh. When Lucifer was waging war, he pulled out the concealed dagger and stabbed Lucifer in the back. Not only was Lucifer severed in both flesh and spirit, but the decapitation destroyed Lucifer's spiritual integrity, which caused major rifts of scarring and burning damage throughout his body, and destroyed much of his angelic power. As Lucifer writhed in pain, Michael cast him out of the angelic realm.
The rifts of damage throughout Lucifer's body had created meandering lines of visible dark red-and-black scarring throughout his flesh. His irises became red as a consequence of internal bleeding.. Having lost his connections to the angelic, Lucifer's white feathers which were symbolic of grace now fell out, and the new feathers which grew in were black.
After having been cast out of the realm of angels, Lucifer established his lair in an underground cavern in Gehenna.
Although Lucifer was defeated and lost much of his power, he was still the most powerful of the high archangels, and he came to attract followers among the beings in the material plane. He would often oppose the angels and Yahweh in favour of humanity's free will. He became known as the lord and god of this world. Lucifer, having lost the white cloth sheet which he had used as clothing, made a new cloth sheet, this one black, which he likewise wrapped around himself loosely, though not as loosely as he had wrapped his previous cloth. Unlike his previous cloth, he used this one to cover most of his body, including having part of it hang above his face as a hood, to shadow his scarred face. However with illusion magic he can retain his form he had before his fall.
Since Lucifer's white light attack had lost most of it's power, Lucifer sought to develop new powerful attacks. He developed his ability to cause decay in other beings and objects, and this became his most powerful attack, particularly when emanated from the palm of his hand (akin to his white light attack).
"Power and personal greatness and the pleasure thereof are the only things worth living for. Everything else in life is meaningless and worthless. Beings other than oneself exist only to be subjected to whatever oneself wills."
Clergy and Temples
The clerics of Lucifer gain power from Lucifer himself. The clergy of Lucifer are widely hated. Even many evil-aligned beings hate the clerics of Lucifer, believing them to have too much power. Therefore many clerics of Lucifer are closet members. In imitation of Lucifer, the clerics of Lucifer wear loose black robes. In imitation of Lucifer, the clerics of Lucifer are always seeking greater power.