Lothian

Lothian was a mortal who lived about fifteen hundred years ago. He ascended to godhood based on his own good works and strength of spirit. Lothian today is a god of justice and purity. His followers usually take one aspect or the other (justice or purity), focusing on either Lothian’s lawful or his good qualities. In his lawful aspect, Lothian is the Lawgiver. In his good aspect, he is called the Daykeeper. In either case, he remains a staunch foe of cruelty and destruction and harbors a particular hatred of undead. He promotes peace, harmony, and safety. His symbol is a silver sun on blue field.

When it initially spread its influence across the growing Empire, the Church was far less tolerant of divergent beliefs and even of arcane magic than it is today. The Church of Lothian released the Edict of Deviltry centuries ago, proclaiming all arcane spellcasting to be an evil act. The more enlightened modern Church rescinded the Edict but that was long after it had dealt a hard blow to the world’s arcane population and tainted the church in their eyes. In Ptolus, many different chapels throughout the city are devoted to Lothian. The Church maintains its headquarters in St. Valien’s Cathedral in the Temple District.

In general, the Church of Lothian seeks to convert the heathen and protect and nurture the faithful. Far more than typical organized religions, the Church of Lothian remains involved in day-to-day government administration and the making (and sometimes enforcing) of laws. Lothian’s priests serve as judges and officials in the government of the Empire.
Lothian grants the following domains to his clerics: Good, Law, Protection, and Sun. His clerics normally wear white/silver and blue, although on high holy days they wear golden garments. Lothian’s favored weapon is the longsword.

Lothian

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