Forgotten Realms Cormyr Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. And yet we see Shadowheart running around with Shar's holy symbol on her head, openly. What do her followers do? Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Temples of Shar vary in description but usually double as a place of business or residence. All regard her as a dark and vengeful deity, but many seek out her servants in times of grief or bereavement. Shar reflects the primal dark, the flawless void erased at the beginning of time by a distant, unconcerned over deity. Her only frequent ally is Talona, who may eventually serve Shar in return for the Dark Goddess’s aid in murdering her hated enemy Loviatar. Instead of offering release from the pangs of grief, though, Shar’s clerics reinforce supplicants’ regrets and feelings of betrayal, turning their focus to bitterness and revenge. She continues to grant spells to clerics in the name of Ibrandul, reveling in the deceit of the entire affair. In this guise, her haunting purple eyes have coal black pupils that reflect the primeval void. Therefore, your character may be a nihilist, an avenger, an assassin, etc. A tale that every child is told by their parents, every adult knows by heart. To them everything deserves to perish, and their duty in life is to encourage the process of destruction. Because most of her followers keep their devotion a secret, the religion has but one fixed holiday. Among her array of twisted powers is the ability to see everything that lay or happened in the dark. Reveal secrets only to fellow members of the faithful. Shar is a Neutral Evil Greater Power whose symbol is a black disk with a deep purple border. Shar entstand kurz nach dem AO das Universum schuf, gemeinsam mit ihrer Zwillingsschwester Selûne aus dem wirbelnden Chaos der großen Dunkelheit aber ist anders als ihre Schwester immer noch der Inbegriff dieser vorzeitlichen Schwärze. The following chart lists the more well-known deities of the Forgotten Realms, at the time at which the Baldur's Gate games take place. Shar, also known as Mistress of the Night, Nightsinger, Lady of Loss, or The Darkness, is a fictional deity in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Shar's agents work to murder Selune's avatars whenever possible. The barbarian blackguard knelt at the feet of Zoha before the Idol of Shar in the Hall of Shrines in the Thayan Enclave. Sharn have three large … Shar brooded for aeons, striking against her sister whenever she saw the opportunity until Ao forced her avatar to Toril during the Time of Troubles. Alignment: Neutral Evil Shar, theMistress of the Night, was the goddess of the night and sister to Selûne. Patron of the Shadow Weave, a corrupting magical force based upon nothingness and mad secrets, the Mistress of the Night bolsters her impressive power with temptation and guile. Shars Symbol ist eine schwarze Scheibe mit purpurnem Rand. This redirect is within the scope of the Dungeons & Dragons WikiProject, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Dungeons & Dragons-related articles on Wikipedia.If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, or join the discussion, where you can join the project and find out how to help! Still, she occasionally moves directly against minor enemies. Quench the light of the moon (agents and items of Selune) whenever you find it, and hide from it when you cannot prevail. In order to gain admittance to the order, a priest of Shar has to have killed a priest of. Shar was also the creator of the Shadow Weave, which was a counterpart and to foil the Weave, controlled by Mystryl and her successors, before both of the Weaves fell into ruin during the Spellplague. Never follow hope or turn to promises of success. The Dark Moon, an elite order of sorcerer-monks, employ the power of the Shadow Weave to further the Dark Goddess’s agenda. Episode 60! It revealed that Shar and Cyric had slain Mystra, releasing a Spellplague . Shar is a goddess of darkness in the Underdark of the Forgotten Realms setting of Dungeons & Dragons. ; Base-Breaking Character: Mystra.There are two schools of thought on her; those who believe that she is the Realms, and those that believe she is everything wrong with The Realms. Shar reflects the primal dark, the flawless void erased at the beginning of time by a distant, unconcerned over deity. We explore Shar the deity of darkness and Silvanus the god of wild nature! Share. Among her array of twisted powers is the ability to see everything that lies or happens in the dark. Faiths and Pantheons describes Shar's dogma as "vengeful nihilism." Sometime later, a spell w… Forgotten Realms is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. There is a pervasive belief that her clergy aids those who have been wronged or who have suffered a great loss. She is also very fond of secrets. She is worshiped by souls consumed with bitterness and loss, who seek to turn sorrow into vengeance and exact suffering in kind. Shar has seemingly not been referenced or heard of since the release story for the Animate Dead spell. Who worships her? She uses her mortal worshipers as pawns in a perverse game against everything that has been, is, and will be. Obsidian Portal allows you to create campaign websites for tabletop roleplaying games. Once one is infected with a Nightbring that person fuses to being as one with the Nightbringer gaining the strength and beauty of Shar. Shar’s ceaseless battles against her bright sister have caused the creation and destruction of several deities throughout history. However, he does not acknowledge mortal worshippers or grant spells, interacting with mortals only during the most unusual of circumstances, such as the Time of Troubles. At the moment, only the Human (or "Universal") pantheon is listed, but future updates to this site will include the Elven, Dark Elven, Dwarven, Gnomish, Halfling, and Orcish pantheons as well. Chauntea(chawn-tee-ah) is as old as Toril itself. Religious art depicts Shar as a black sphere outlined in a magical purple flames or a beautiful human woman with long, raven-black hair dressed in swirling dark garb. Lord Ao is the Overdeity of the Forgotten Realms. Hers is the divine spark that gave life to the natural world, the vibrant, caring spirit infused with the planet at the moment of its creation. Among her worshipers are the Shadovar (the citizens of Shade Enclave—a floating city which is home to the survivors of ancient Netheril who fled into the shadow plane before Karsus's folly). Sharn have large bodies shaped like teardrops with amorphous, hairless, and oily black flesh surrounded by a nimbus of purple light. Shar ist die Göttin der Dunkelheit und Zerstörung. Shar’s love of secrecy serves her clergy well, and most residents of Faerun know very little about her mysterious cult. "Aye, Priestess Zoha, direct my axe to the will of Shar. Shar resides in shadow, nurturing secret hatreds, unnatural desires, and a lust for revenge. She also wants to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and control all magic. The natural satellite of Forgotten Realms is very much like Moon on Earth with similar phases as Forgotten Realms are supposed to be based on Earth. The clergy of Shar is a secretive organization that pursues subversive tactics rather than direct confrontation with its rivals. Obey ranking clergy unless it would result in your own death. Her heart longs for a retur… She is the evil counterpart to her twin sister Selûne , and presides over caverns , dark, dungeons , forgetfulness, loss, night, secrets, and the Underdark . He alone can allow new deities to join the pantheons of Forgotten Realms. She is the evil counterpart to her twin sister Selûne, and presides over caverns, dark, dungeons, forgetfulness, loss, night, secrets, and the Underdark. All who favor the dark or who do their business by night (such as cutthroats and thieves) curry her favor, as do many whose deranged world views might be interpreted as insanity. It is common practice to engage in human (or other intelligent humanoid) sacrifice in the name of Shar and in accordance with her doctrine, followers must commit an act of cruelty once a tenday (week in FR). They are spirits that infest hosting bodies, possessing them and using the bodies as puppets. Shar’s clerics often multiclass as rogues, with her most debased and accomplished servitors becoming nightcloaks. In areas where Shar’s cult is strong, wars of assassination against Selunites are common. Shar’s love of dark spaces bring her into frequent conflict with deities of light and fire, and her desire to dominate the concept of revenge sets her against the ancient, dwindling power of Hoar. This keeps the church fairly small, since many Sharrans die in these attacks or are put to death by local magistrates shortly afterward. Their massive three thousand-pound (1,360-kilogram) black and silver bodies are lit by continual magical flares, and they are between twelve and fifteen feet (366 and 457 centimeters) tall. ... Shar (SHAHR) is the goddess of darkness and the Shadow Weave. In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Weave is the source of both arcane and divine spellcasting . Originally a deity of wild places and animal life, Chauntea has grown with her world, changing and adapting to its many developments which over the millennia have taught her patience to the point of being, at times, ponderous. Shar herself. Servant of the Shard: Forgotten Realms: The Sellswords, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged R. A. Salvatore (Author), Victor Bevine (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher) & … Share with: Link: Copy link. And unlike most villains who want to do this kind of thing, she's had some success at it. Sharrans believe that all that matters is the freedom to live by one’s own dictates; the state exists to limit freedoms and is hence an inherently immoral institution that should be crushed. During the Festival of the Moon, Sharrans celebrate the Rising of the Dark, when the directors of local cults outline the dark plots of the coming year over the quivering body of a live sacrifice. Most feature at least one room bathed in deeper darkness, which is used in religious ceremonies and ritual killings. Cultists work to overthrow governments, promote vengeance, organize cabals, and foment unrest through calumny and sedition. She is worshiped by souls consumed with bitterness and loss, who seek to turn sorrow into vengeance and exact suffering in kind. In The Grand History of the Realms (2007), Wizards moved the Forgotten Realms chronology up from the 1374-1375 timeframe of those final adventures to 1385. Shar may attempt to consume Mask as well, for she nurses a cold anger for his dominion over shadow. The Tale of how Toril was created. Shar’s clergy revel in secrets. Shar pronounced SHAHR, the Mistress of the Night, is the goddess of darkness, and the caverns of Faerun, as well as a neutral evil greater deity. Once a tenday, followers must engage in an act of wickedness, ideally after a nocturnal dancing and feasting ritual known as a Nightfall. Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", it was created by game designer Ed Greenwood around 1967 as a setting for his childhood stories. This article is about the fictional deity. After Lord Ao created the universe, the swirling chaos coalesced to form twin deities: Selune, a being of light and creation, and Shar (shahr), a power of darkness and destruction. Shar’s existence, paradoxically, is tied to the shrouded nothingness that existed prior to Ao’s act of creation. They each have three huge, eyeless heads which each only consist of two nostrils and a large mouth with sharp fangs dripping saliva. Shar is an ancient goddess, formed together with her sister at the beginning of time, out of the empty nothingness that existed before gods or mortals. What does "Being in Shar's Favor" look like? 'S secretive monastic order is referred to as the `` order of the night and sister to Selûne to in... 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