Oiwa (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A bleeding eye|
|Home Plane:||Hades (Niflheim)|
|Portfolio:||Suicide, Death, Sorrow, and Loneliness.|
|Clergy Alignments:||Any, but end up Neutral Evil, Lawful Evil, Chaotic Evil, or True Neutral.|
|Domains:||Evil, Death, Madness, Curse, Dementation|
|Favored Weapon:||Spiked Chain|
Oiwa is a very strange goddess, as she actively leads those who call upon her to ruin. She appears as a small girl, pale white skin and long black hair, whose eyes are often bleeding and whose body is marked with a thousand hidden scars on her wrists and neck. She was given form by despair, the desire to kill oneself made "flesh". Oiwa is almost pitiable, a lonely girl who wishes to bring her followers closer in a faux, warped form of love for them. The only way for this love to manifest is through the embrace of death, and joining her on the bleak lands of Hades. She is thus, love corrupt, and consumes even the kind hearted with her trickery. She has some as yet uncertain relation to Ireul, the goddess of fear.
Oiwa is a goddess of the Nibiru Pantheon.
Oiwa pitied those whose lives have been shattered, and thus promotes the feeling of hopelessness in them so they may remove themselves willingly from the mortal coil. Then she can steal their soul, gathering more "friends" for herself in the gray wastes. She cares nothing for the living, indeed she spites them for finding joy in life. She is not directly related to undeath, but their company is preferable to those still alive.
Clergy and Temples
Her members are the broken, and they build no temples in their name. Sometimes suicide cults form by her guidance, but more often than not their worship and eventual death is a solitary thing. Some of the more insane and dedicated plot with others to help the entire world die for Oiwa, willing or not.