Maëlân (3.5e Deity)
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|Home Plane:||The Feywild|
|Portfolio:||Elves, Magic, Healing, Good and Chaos|
|Clergy Alignments:||Any Good|
|Domains:||Chaos, Good, Healing, Magic, Protection, Strength, Sun and War|
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Maëlân is the greatest of the elder powers. He was the first to discover the arcania, and thus discovered the arts of arcana. He was the one to unite the elder powers and create material and planar existence from the arcania. Due to the actions of Lolth, his wife Arachne refuses to associate with him until he proves "worthy" of her. He hopes to win her back, and until he can, he sends her whatever help he can.
Maëlân teaches respect for the life created by the elder powers, and hatred of daemons and devils. Maëlân loves the elves most of all the creations of the elder powers, and hates orcs and goblinoids most of all of the taints caused by the daemons. He teaches pity of drow rather than hatred for the things Lolth has done to them.
Clergy and Temples
Maëlân does not encourage clerical worship in the way other deities do. His followers (who are mostly elves) do not have to dedicate themselves to him like other deities' clerics would. Neither does he encourage the building of temples dedicated to him. His "temples" are more like shrines, and his clergy do not refer to themselves as clerics, priests or similar, instead calling themselves [???]. His followers respect him greatly, and view him as more of a father than a god.