Machidiel (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||Sunburst inside a eight-sided crystal|
|Home Plane:||Celestia (Mertion)|
|Portfolio:||Justice, Bravery, Honor, Paladins|
|Clergy Alignments:||LG, NG, LN|
|Domains:||Good, Law, Strength, Sun, Community, Nobility, Glory|
Machidiel is the paragon of goodness and de facto 'King' of heaven in the Nibiru pantheon. Highly respected by his fellow gods and even some of his adversaries, he exemplifies all good traits paladins are supposed to stand for. He appears as a human of supernatural size, with flowing long hair of gold and skin that seems to glow. He is clad in crystal armor, with a giant crystal sword that shines with unearthly beauty. He tends to busy himself with keeping an eye on the forces of evil, so they may not disrupt the universe. Usually the treat of his action is enough to intimidate evil to stand down. Of course, they'll be glad to do it behind his back...
Machidiel is a god of the Nibiru Pantheon.
Machidiel encourages benevolence and help for the weak. Laws exist to help others, and he fights both evil in its obvious form and those that would seek to corrupt the law to evil ends. He takes an active role, believing to lead by example, but encourages paladins of his order to take action only when called for and not to give in to zealotry or needless passions.
Clergy and Temples
As expected, many worshipers of Machidiel are paladins or martial clerics. They usually try to find places where they can work best, law enforcement, and defense against monsters which threaten the land. Undead are their primary quarry. Generally defensive, they can and do perform offensive actions against evil if they know something terrible is upon the horizon.