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The Astar Uln

The Astar Uln Pantheon, also called “The Companions,” are worshiped by the wood elves and some others, though many more prayed to them in past eras. This is their story, according to the Elves of the wild.

The darkness was barren, save for a seed and an endless wind that gently moved through it. The wind was cool and soft, the kind that whispers love poems to bare skin in the spring time. That was the wind that existed before all other things. That was the wind that would bring the rain.

The seed rose in a single point, the rounded bottom settling into the darkness itself. It laid dormant for many years, lonely among an eternity of empty. There was no time in this place, nor was there spirit. There was seed, wind, and darkness. There was also possibility.

When the wind is overwhelmed, the wind weeps. So it was in the beginning. The seed was pelted by the wind’s tears. Like an egg, it cracked, and two red stems crept out. It was the first Tadilisus tree, the one on which all worlds hang.

All the realms are held aloft by this tree. The Sribinet of the demons, the Aerie of dragon kind, our very own Samsarras, and the never ending underground of Jeragoth. Atop the plant, surrounded by a pool of water, is Yurilda. That is the realm of the Astar Uln, held in the highest. It is for them to protect the plant and all of its fruit.

Yurilda, the ripest of the fruits, was home to our gods and their many tales. Like all Tadilisus trees, this one will also some day fall, providing compost for the next worlds. We are but a small part of eternity. One only needs to look toward the seed to see how important a small part may be.



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Digging in the Sand

Bones. So many bones. How many people have been buried here?

You find a rusty long sword and a small, golden vulture head worth 250 gp.

Red Sand

The sand here on the edge of the sacrificial ground is loose and looks recently churned.

Vulture Priest

The Vulture Priests are the enemy of knowledge and enlightenment. They seek to bring the eternal silence, the end of all things. Decay and obedience is their only god.

Armor Class 6 [13]
Hit Dice 1 (4hp)
Attacks 1 × Beak (1d4 or by weapon)
THAC0 19 [0]
Movement 120’ (40’)
Saving Throws D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (1)
Morale 8 (11 when at their temple)
Alignment Lawful
XP 10 
Number Appearing 2d4 (1d6 × 10)
Treasure Type D
Immune to the Divine: The spells and powers of clerics and paladins have no effect on them.
Weapons: They frequently use wickedly curved daggers, which they use for sacrificial purposes.
Soul Clouders: There is a 10% chance that any Vulture Priest can use the sleep spell once per day. The targets are still awake, but they are beset by such a deep depression that it has the same effect as sleep. They may only watch what unfurls around them.