The Aia Chronicles
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Domains: Tempest, War
Region of Origin: Essmus
Kord's Guidance: Increase your Attack and Damage with Melee weapons and unarmed strikes and your Athletics skill by 1.
Kord is the storm goddess and the lord of battle. She revels in strength, battlefield prowess, and thunder. Fighters and athletes revere her. She is a mercurial god, unbridled and wild, who summons storms over land and sea; those who hope for better weather appease her with prayers and spirited toasts. She gives few commands:
- Be strong, but do not use your strength for wanton destruction.
- Be brave and scorn cowardice in any form.
- Prove your might in battle to win glory and renown.
Gender & Strength
Over the centuries, her femininity has been lost to the hubris of men and the interference of deities, thus she is often depicted as a man. At the behest of her lover,Zehir, she began an inquisition and killed many of her followers. When Melora and Ioun uncovered Zehir's poison in the mind's of her followers, they revealed his treachery to her. This betrayal and the infiltration of the Asmodeus, Bane, Lolth, and Tharizdun into the ranks of gods began Great Pantheonic Civil War that rifted the Pantheon between the Benevolent and Malevolent deities. Although the Benevolent gods were victorious, many of Kord's followers died fighting with their minds poisoned by Zehir. Kord was left weak and vulnerable, thus she embarked on a quest to rebuild her church from the scratch. This led to the Redemption of Kord. She used her strength and wrath to aid rebellions against the Tyrants of Asmodeus and accrue followers and power. After decades of conflict and diplomacy, Kord accumulated enough power to fight Asmodeus directly and send him back to the Nine Hells.
Kord ascended once more and left her worshippers to follow her tenets. But as the millenia progressed, Zehir and Tharizdun began to speak whispers into the ears of men, and the false image of Kord began to resurge. Learning from the past, Kord now fights in the Abyss and the Nine Hells to force Zehir and his ilk to force their attentions away from Aia and her people while sating her thirst for blood and battle.