Grasp of Orcus
An elven god, with whom Stern has an interesting relationship.
Corellon is the deity of spring, the arts, magic, beauty and the fey.
Corellon is one of the patrons of the arcane arts and the Fey, along with Sehanine and Lolth, and thus is most frequently worshiped by elves and eladrin. He seeded the world with arcane magic and planted the most ancient forests. Artists and musicians worship him, as do those who view their spellcasting as an art, and his shrines can be found throughout the Feywild. He despises Lolth and her priestesses for leading the drow astray. He urges his followers thus:
- Cultivate beauty in all that you do, whether you’re casting a spell, composing a saga, strumming a lute, or practicing the arts of war.
- Seek out lost magic items, forgotten rituals, and ancient works of art. Corellon might have inspired them in the world’s first days.
- Thwart the followers of Lolth at every opportunity.
Corellon desires, above everything else, to protect and preserve the elven race. He wishes to thwart the schemes of the drow and the orcs, especially the followers of Gruumsh, since Corellon is said to have taken out the war god’s left eye in an ancient battle. He advises his followers to avoid stagnation and always seek new experiences. Not only do half-elves and elves worship him, but also many bards. He dislikes those who defile the dead or flee from their enemies. His temples are found in many large elven cities.
Stern actually met Corellon face to face when he returned to Shadowfell Keep in order to keep his word to Balgron the Fat. Corellon was able to ease Stern’s spirit by revealing the truth behind many events and actions that the paladin has misinterpreted. The result of the meeting was a possible renaissance of Stern’s faith. He laid down his paladin’s sword, acknowledging that he did not understand Corellon’s ways well enough to continue fighting in his name. However, he picked up his quill and parchment, swearing to return to his writing which, as the god of art, Corellon was more pleased with anyway.