Sinterklaas (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A red, floppy, conical hat with white, fluffy trimmings|
|Home Plane:||The prime material|
|Portfolio:||Gift giving, the winter solstice, feasting, merrymaking, kindness|
|Clergy Alignments:||Any good|
|Domains:||Creation, Travel, Knowledge|
Sinterklaas, also known as Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Sinterklaas and Φαθερ Χριστμασ, appears as a portly, aged human with a long, white, curly beard, and short, neatly combed hair that is longer in the back. His clothes are red with white trim, his boots and belt are black leather with golden buckles. He is often seen smoking a pipe and/or drinking a (very) dark brown, bubbling, sweet smelling liquid from a red labeled bottle.
Sinterklaas rewards those who are kind to others, exchange gifts, leave out cookies and milk for him, donate to charities, and aid those less fortunate than themselves; especially during the coldest time of the year (or the equivalent there of). For some reason he leaves coal for anyone who does not conform to his dogma to a certain extent. Meaning all the worst people in the world have flammable rocks at the same time.
Clergy and Temples
Sinterklaas has no temples, but in the middle of the coldest season, many people (particularly ones of a good alignment) make shrines to him. a shrine usually consists of a fire place with socks hung up on it, so that they may be filled with small tokens (which may be lightly magical), with a small (the literal size can range anywhere from small to huge) tree nearby, which Sinterklaas will put a few gifts underneath of, and a table with treats and a drink somewhere between the two.