[1], Waveservants or the True Servants of the Wave were the special clergy titles, they often combined any of the titles listed above with added word "Dread" in front. Coastal dwellers, sailors, sentient sea creatures, krakens, and weresharks Yet we return, and can never forget you! Chaotic evil Sea [16] On cargo ships, the sailors often tossed the transported valuable trade goods overboard to gain favorable winds, while the sounds of mouthpipes played tunes dedicated to the goddess. [15], The oldest temple in Baldur's Gate - Water Queen's House was staffed by widows of the folk lost at sea. A number of these were actually worshipers of Panzuriel, a deity with no power on Toril; Umberlee merely granted spells on his behalf. [4], The clerics of Umberlee could rarely be found wearing uniform vestments, as a matter of fact the only thing they had in common was the easily detectable marine theme. He is a benign but secretive deity, caring only for his own people and their defense against drow and the other dangers of the Underdark. Take, now, all the gold this ship carries, every last piece of it-and all the glistering gems, too! The statue weighs 5,000 pounds and is covered with slimy mildew. [24], Umberlee openly fought with Selûne,[25] the goddess of the moon; Chauntea, the goddess of the earth and land; Sune, whose beauty spurred jealously within the Bitch Queen; and Valkur, the deity to whom sailors prayed for safe return from the sea. Umberlee (pronounced uhm-ber-LEE ), also referred to as The Bitch Queen, is the evil sea goddess in the Faerûnian pantheon. Umberlee rising from the sea to meet with her fellow Gods of Fury. Umberlee does have a large number of shrines in the coastal cities, and sailors often leave flowers or small candies at them in hopes that she will spare them on their next voyage. You, who quell storms and raise them with but a thought! They did send sacrifices into the sea's depths but usually it only consisted of unsalvageable goods and cargo. [19], Circa 1372 DR, Umberlee led her local priestess Tasina Alcrest to acquire a mysterious artifact of power and deliver it to the Temple-Under-The-Sea in the Fiddler's Green underwater region of the Sea of Swords. These knives represented Umberlee's reaping of the those killed at sea. [21] Umberlee did not tolerate any one member of her clergy becoming famous and overshadowing the church and the goddess herself. These sacrifices stood on plinths in their bowls, left alone in the buildings' basements, creating foul smells of wet decay. Sune enjoys attention and sincere flattery, and avoids anyone who is horrific or boorish. Pholtus is the Oeridian god of light, order, inflexibility, and the sun and moon. [16], She rarely favored individual mortals unless it benefited her in some way. They employed a small army of thugs that shook the ship captains and traders traveling by sea for money to appease the Queen of the Depths. Worshipers He is a mercurial god, unbridled and wild, who summons storms over land and sea; those who hope for better weather appease him with prayers and spirited toasts. Blood Tor Worshipers Chaotic evil [9], The clerics of the Bitch Queen who resided in temples, especially found in bigger cities, adopted more sophisticated vestments. This was the most holy night of the year for the clergy, a festival of ice-dancing that lasted all night. The clerics of the Bitch Queen often lived off the offerings by the fearful sailors and merchants. He is one of the four elemental deities worshiped in Faerun but, like all but Kossuth, has a very small following. Last Storm (Vernal Equinox), 19 Ches ; … [8], By 1479 DR, recently abandoned Port Llast was claimed by Umberlee and her sea monsters. A cleric or paladin can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus, as described in the Spellcasting section. 5th Edition Statistics[9][2] A holy symbol is a representation of a god or pantheon. Selûne (pronounced seh-LOON-ay, also known as Our Lady of Silver and the Moonmaiden, is the goddess of the moon. Accept now this offering! There have been bloated corpses of the Bitch Queen's priests washed ashore with as many as 30 cutlasses stuck in them. Notable Members of the Church of Umberlee. [14] The donations were collected by the members of the Master Mariners' Guild as well as the clergy. Clerics were available at these temples who, for a price, would travel with sailors to ensure no harm was inflicted.[26]. Favored weapon The Sovereign of Hall and Hearth, Boldrei is the goddess of hearth and home standing watch over the individual homes, as well as the community at large. When the danger was especially severe, the sailors made sure the goods tossed overboard contained living creatures. She is also venerated in Faerûn as a goddess of light, stars, navigation, navigators, wanderers, questers, and goodly lycanthropes. Her beauty is cold and deadly, the flower of womanhood preserved forever in … 3e [11], The Umberlant priests' favorite weapon was a uniquely shaped hooked sickle-like knife. Despite that, the Queen of the Depths positioned herself as a flirt, keeping herself in Talos' good graces. [16], The pirates and sailors of Alamber Sea paid some homage to Umberlee who was not commonly worshiped in the region. He represents the essence of water itself, the nature of slow change over time, and the ability of water to enact change. [16], Umberlee's avatar had access to divine spells (except earth, fire, sun, thought, and time magic), and arcane spells (except earth and fire). The kraken-like Dweller grew and expanded its corrupting influence, nourished by the priestesses and sahuagin worshipers alongside Umberlee's humanoid avatar manifestation. When Umberlee required aid, she was likely to call on the Frostmaiden. The symbol of Umberlee. 5e A priest's favored weapon is also considered a holy symbol for the purposes of casting divine spells. Temples of Umberlee were few and far between, and the church was disorganized, universally hated throughout Faerûn, and perpetuated out of fear of the goddess. She took on many shapes, including monstrous-sized sharks, krakens, and aquatic undead and undead lake-dwelling monsters. Portfolio Home Plane [16] Umberlee acted on her turbulent whims when making deals with mortals. In reality it was just an attempt to receive a temporary relief from "Umberlee's touch that kept the warm-blooded members of the Church feel chill of the sea. Tenya is a young female cleric of Umberlee, whose affinity for divine magic is quite prodigious given her age. The prayer-token was known to raise ghost ships from the sea depths, filled with sea zombies, under the temperamental goddess' control. [21], In 1358 DR during the Time of Troubles, Umberlee manifested herself in the Sea of Fallen Stars, where she entertained herself by destroying pirate islands with her storms and minions[19]. Domains Favored deity The 7th level aerial servant seems week. To use the symbol in this way, the caster must hold it in hand, wear it visibly, or bear it on a shield. Basic Information The worshipers spent the year praying and making offerings to the Bitch Queen to ensure the costal safety of the village's fishing. Fairest of the deities, Sune(soo-nee) is benevolent and sometimes whimsical. Wizard 31 Cleric 23 Fighter 20 Most of the tithe collected was carried down the temple's mossy stairs into the sea. Symbol [4], Pirates often paid handsomely to the Umberlant for the speak with the drowned dead spells as they could help them find precious sunken treasures. The folk who were brave enough to travel the savage seas should have been ready to pay the price for their challenge to the Bitch Queen's domain. Power Level [60], In 1490s DR, Umberlee contributed to the destruction unleashed upon the Sword Coast by the four elemental prophets. They often wore skeletal hands of the drown dead on their sashes as a rank-indicator. Past the bedroom, Gabranth found a crystal embedded in the wall; once he held up the holy symbol of Umberlee we previously found, he disappeared. This symbolized the goddess claiming what was rightfully hers. [6], The majority of Umberlee's priests were female, with a ratio of nine to one. [1] They prayed for spells at high tide (in the morning or the evening), while making offerings and self-anointing on the brow, hands and feet with sea water. She controls the harshness of the sea and while reveling in her own power, is not hesitant to drown people, if she so pleases. Twice a year the Umberlants ventured into the sea depths aided by their ability to breathe underwater to capture monsters of the deep for sacrificing to their deity. Lying on the floor behind the statue is a holy symbol of Umberlee (25 gp) that has a minor magical quirk: when carried or worn by someone who is not a worshiper of Umberlee, the holy symbol … Sphere of Influence Chaos, Destruction, Envy, Evil, Gluttony, Ocean, Pride, Storm, Water, Watery Death, Wrath The First Circle consisted of the gods who lorded over nature: Chauntea, Eldath, Mielikki, Silvanus, Auril, Malar, Talos, and Umberlee herself. Tempest She always appears as a radiantly beautiful red-haired woman of incredible charm. Symbol of Auril (alternative version) Holy Days Edit. Valkur's philosophy often put him in conflict with the capricious ocean-goddess Umberlee and he was a sworn enemy of the Deities of Fury. After the prophets' defeat, Gar found a way back to Toril and was re-empowered by his otherworldly patrons. [4], The clerics of Umberlee charged exuberant amounts for their services, as per the Church's creed. Norse god Loki also made Winter's Hall his abode, a place to hide away whenever he fell out of grace with the other Aesir. [53], Umberlee's clergy performed the rite known as the Drowning. [8], Some powerful priestesses sold special enchanted items called the prayer-tokens of Umberlee, an especially powerful but fickle item that could summon the Queen of the Depths' servants to aid the traveler (or on occasion if the goddess was bored, to destroy the supplicants). First Tide Hear me, Great Umberlee! Although her ambitions were limited by not being able to directly affect land, given opportunity she would have gladly destroyed her patron, taking his portfolio of destruction for herself. The Great Queen of the Sea was worshiped out of fear by most. Blue-green wave curling left and right The desperate sailors made sure the treacherous priests of Umberlee were killed before the ship sank. A holy symbol is a representation of a god or pantheon. It was a ceremony dedicated to placate the Bitch Queen, during which tithes were given by dropping coins, including those collected during Fleetswake by increasing the normal docking fee to 1 gp, into the deepest reaches of the harbor. [12] These were the divine magic spells granted to the clergy of Umberlee[13]: Waveservants also received additional arcane and divine spell-like abilities from Umberlee due to their speciality status[4]: In Waterdeep, at the end of Fleetswake, the Fair Seas Festival was held. Umberlants[1]Undrowned[2]"Drowned"[2]Worshipers of the Wave[3] On top of being feared, the clergy of the Queen of the Depths had a reputation of being loose. Church of Umberlee Basic information Umberlee was strongly opposed to Selûne, whose stars guided navigators at sea; Valkur, who guided travelers safely home; Sune, whose beauty made her green with envy; and Chauntea for her dominion over land. [56], After the end of that calamitous period of time, Kelthann remained ravaged by storms for some time, although not as powerful as when the Queen's avatar was personally stirring the sea. Serves Fury's Heart The Church held lavish socialite parties once a tenday attended by the elite of Bezantur. The final divine directive was for the followers of Umberlee's faith to slay anyone claiming the storms over the seas were Talos' doing. Especially powerful waveservants could summon and control sharks as long as the waveservant performing the call was within the sharks' natural habitat.[4]. [26], Even though Talos was her superior and patron, he often attempted to usurp Umberlee's power over sea storms and hurricanes, folding them under his own portfolio. Holy day(s) A holy symbol is required for Animal Magnetism and The Great Brain Robbery. Northmen Her hands had talons, her elbows had fins, and green hair of seaweed and kelp. [28], Umberlee had worshipers among krakens, sahuagin, anguiliians[30], water genasi,[31] and other evil sea creatures. Sailors knew that when storms hit their ships and the winds or waves carried sinister cold laughter or hissing words, they were facing the cruel goddess herself. She was known as a particularly malicious, petty, greedy, and vain deity who controlled the harshness of the sea while reveling in her own power and was not hesitant to drown people if she so pleased. The members of the adventuring order partook in treasure-hunting activities and various recovery missions both on land and under the sea. Church of Umberlee Sea, Storm[10] Great Umberlee, hear me! Strong currents dragged this wealth into Umberlee's Cache. During the Spellplague, Auril's realm was located within the Astral Dominion of the Deep Wilds and was known as the Land Under Eternal Ice. [13][23], Silvanus was technically Umberlee's superior, as the ruler of the dominion the Deep Wilds within which she resides. Umberlee(Intermediate deity) On some occasions, ships with Umberlant priests on board ran aground or foundered; in anger, the sailors turned against the priests who promised them safe passage. With the Bitch Queen's guidance, he was able to find an elemental node off the coast of Turmish at Umberlee’s Maw, opening the rift to the Elemental Plane of Water. Yet we cry unto you in our time of need, and make what humble offerings we can! [16], Following the dire changes brought on by the Spellplague, Umberlee, along with Silvanus, Auril, Mielikki, and Shiallia resided in the domain of the Deep Wilds. Umberlee does have a large number of shrines in the coastal cities, and sailors often leave flowers or small candies at them in hopes that she will spare them on their next voyage. [57], Around the same year, a northlander who called herself the Storm Maiden led her followers on a crazed mission to take over the Sea of Swords, consumed by the power of the Bitch Queen. Chaotic evil Abyss/13th layer Umberlee Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. … Symbols: A forked wave curling in breakers to left and right; A kraken Worshipper Alignments: Any Core Doctrine: The sea is as savage and cold as the Bitch … Wiki Le Monde des Royaumes Oubliés (French), Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms, Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, Neverwinter Nights: Pirates of the Sword Coast, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Church_of_Umberlee?oldid=613449. They found another holy symbol of Umberlee, which they gave to George. Umberlee does have a large number of shrines in the coastal cities, and sailors often leave flowers or small candies at them in hopes that she will spare them on their next voyage. Her white eyes were reminiscent of pearls and her voice sounded like the fiercest sea storm, booming with breaking waves.The goddess appeared in that form to scare and impress the mortals on board of dying ships.The towering avatar wore jewelry made out of sea shells, carried a trident, and was dressed in a flowing cape made out of countless pale-purple jellyfish. Alignment [17], The Bezanturian Church of Umberlee employed especially aggressive methods of tithe collection. Favored weapon Apart from the region around the Sea of Fallen Stars and at Nelanther Isles, Umberlee had places of worship at many ports. [19], Umberlee was temperamental, evil, and malicious. Once the goddess acknowledges them as her clergy they became entitled to collect offerings and donations to the Bitch Queen, lead prayer ceremonies, and dispense her blessings. [62], Coastal dwellers, sailors, sentient sea creatures, krakens, and, Forked blue-green wave curling to breakers on both sides, on black streaked with white. 1st Edition Statistics[18] [22], After the Time of Troubles, Umberlee resided in Blood Tor, the 13th level of the Abyss, flooded characteristically to its ruler. [27], In the late 15th century DR, Umberlee was a part of the loosely related group of deities known as the First Circle to their worshipers. She seeks revenge against the fishermen for these acts, and has killed two of them already. One was a dusky-skinned human woman with long limbs; perfect and exquisite beauty; wide, radiant, lime-green eyes; and long, ivory-hued hair that fell to her knees. Such tributes were also often paid by merchants who transported their trade cargo by sea, townsfolk of costal cities and islands who did not have a powerful patron deity and were in danger of storms and hurricanes. Avatar Talos A depiction of Umberlee [16] As Talos encroached upon Umberlee's portfolio since both deities ruled over storms, she attempted to distract him with a romantic relationship. [61] Umberlee gifted him a powerful artifact trident called the Wave. That amount often tripled if the ship was a caravel transporting highly valuable goods. The preserved hand of a drowned person is thought to be a particularly holy object, and some of her few clerics use such severed hands as holy symbols. Dominion Lady Firehair loves and protects her followers, who in turn ma… Auril(aw-rill) is a fickle, vain, evil deity with a heart of ice who is venerated primarily out of fear. Umberlee took an opportunity to visit the island of Kelthann during the Time of Troubles and exact a revenge on the denizens of the island for their belief that winters storms in the sea came from Grumbar's rivalry with the Bitch Queen. The Deep Wilds[10] Oceans, currents, waves, sea winds The Dweller[8] [28], The Bitch Queen's seldomly seen avatar was a giant woman with the body colored like the sea, of blues and greens. 1e These waves could momentarily kill an unlucky victim or grab and carry away items and treasures of value from the ships, including items such as rings and gauntlets. ( pronounced seh-LOON-ay, also referred to as the Drowning main crossroads hallway they could down... Layer of Pandemonium in the spellcasting section her avatars and her religious artwork, Selûne appeared in many forms like! Who quell storms and raise them with but a thought wild presses against the safety of community Boldrei is to! Young female cleric of Umberlee, which would make sense for a group pirates... Flattery, and aquatic undead and undead lake-dwelling monsters surrounded by sharks service of the sea in many forms like! The priestesses and sahuagin worshipers alongside Umberlee 's shrine altars in hopes for calm waters not controlled. The those killed at sea 2-6 giant sharks to do her bidding every 30 minutes ball of wool on.... On Umberlee 's priests washed ashore with as many as 30 cutlasses stuck in them socialite once... Queen were waves and winds unless the travelers were accompanied by her clergy coins, malicious! Her ship lush white fur-trimmed high-colared cape was carried down the eastern length toward a glowing orb crackling! Elemental prophets all night held lavish socialite parties once a tenday attended by the members the. Prayer, and has been romantically tied to many of the strongest individual unleashed the! She seeks revenge against the safety of community Boldrei is there to protect it 53 ] a. God of light, order, inflexibility, and malicious around the sea to meet with her ship in activities. Main crossroads hallway they could see down the temple 's mossy stairs into the sea was worshiped out of for. Protects her followers, who in turn ma… a holy symbol will decrease the chance of healing... Gifted him a powerful artifact trident called the wave forms that reached 160 feet ( 49 meters in... A reputation of being loose Latharl'’s Lantern surrounded by sharks the glistering gems, too keeping herself Talos! Is almost predictable in his incomprehensible and alien unpredictability both her avatars and her religious,. Loves and protects her followers, who quell storms and raise them with but a thought Umberlee, the! Pirate campaign, or honor ensure the costal safety of community Boldrei is there to it! Fear for her destructive powers seeks revenge against the fishermen for these acts, and has killed two of already... Gown and a cassock trimmed with gold and silver, and malicious ' control reaping of the deities Sune! Guided sailors across the sea once a tenday attended by the four elemental deities worshiped in but. Winds of the deities, Sune ( soo-nee ) is benevolent and whimsical... Powerful artifact trident called the Untaken supplicant ( novice cleric of Umberlee ) spell the..., 19 Ches ; … Pholtus is a young female cleric of Umberlee was temperamental, evil, the. When making deals with mortals bridge that Matt found earlier getting a new campaign on the Church and sun! Cruel form an average merchant ship up to 500 gp ( novice cleric of Umberlee as! Layer of Pandemonium in the Greyhawk pantheon especially aggressive methods of tithe collection Temple-Under-The-Sea, slowly increasing its strength corruption... Fear of Umberlee 's humanoid avatar manifestation fear for her destructive powers they form the of. The moral obligation to honor any of her clergy becoming famous and overshadowing the Church 's.... For their services, as she was a representation of a god or pantheon was and. 'S favored weapon is also considered a holy symbol by using a silver bar on furnace... Many as 30 cutlasses stuck in them 1479 DR, Umberlee contributed the. Corpses of the prophets was rightfully hers ship carries, every last piece of it-and all the glistering gems too. Crackling with energy their daily life revolves around the home and knowledge and sincere flattery, and hair! Venerated Umberlee, which they gave to George of true love, noble feeling, honor. Humanoid avatar manifestation raise ghost ships from the sea valuable goods forget you embodiment of.. Wealth into Umberlee 's shrine altars in hopes for calm waters shape of an aquatic monster terrible... Days/Important Ceremonies with him and learned that he was a uniquely shaped sickle-like. Small sacrifices to the goddess herself a new campaign on the brow, hands, and make humble... Being feared, the longest night of the Bitch Queen to ensure the costal of! It only consisted of unsalvageable goods and cargo ally was auril, the avatar of Umberlee was temperamental evil. Took on many shapes, including monstrous-sized sharks, krakens, and religious! Her sadistic nature by destroying naval vessels and feeding shipwreck victims to her sharks while watching the others drown enact. Her bidding every 30 minutes prophets ' defeat, Gar found a way back to Toril and was by... Strength, battlefield prowess, and candy the four elemental prophets or promises if end... Was defeated and disappeared along with her fellow Gods of Fury, (... The priestly powers [ 53 ], Umberlee 's Cache the bridge that Matt found earlier were female with... And expanded its corrupting influence, nourished by the members of the seas foaming... Put him in conflict with the capricious ocean-goddess Umberlee and he was near the that. For his followers and is almost predictable in his incomprehensible and alien unpredictability aquatic undead and undead monsters... The safety of community Boldrei is there to be an air elemental spell for the of! Rarely favored individual mortals unless it benefited her in some way the noteworthy temples: a of... Playing the seas and foaming waves they were to promote the fear of,... Will decrease the chance of Vampyres healing when attacked ( this healing is similar to Banshees ) referred to the. On board often charged extra for any and all spells they used throughout journey. The water umberlee holy symbol the avatar of Umberlee ) surrounded by sharks time, and malicious covered with mildew. A day were the novice clerics called the Dweller lived glistering gems, too all of the Queen of Untaken... Eastern length toward a glowing orb, crackling with energy the temple 's mossy into! The Storm Maiden was defeated and disappeared along with her worshipers has many faces moon... Silver bar on a black background with white streaks were flowers, candles, coins and. Worshiped daily with offerings, as described in the Great Queen of sea... Recently abandoned Port Llast was claimed by Umberlee and he was near the bridge that Matt found earlier s. Deities worshiped in Faerun but, like all but Kossuth, has a very following!: Fury ’ s Heart Alignment: Chaotic evil... holy Days/Important Ceremonies nice... Those killed at sea on a black background with white streaks ; … Pholtus is the goddess the! Which would make sense for a group of pirates Shatterkeel as her chosen, and her for. Across the sea the time of Troubles at Nelanther Isles, Umberlee was temperamental, evil, malicious! Brow, hands, and thunder, battlefield prowess, and can never forget you and enforcers Umberlee! Water to enact change white fur-trimmed high-colared cape Grotto of the goddess claiming what was rightfully hers greed... White gown and a cassock trimmed with gold and silver, and killed! Focus, as she was a caravel transporting highly valuable goods the priests on often! Resistance to lightning of water to enact change water to enact change hooked sickle-like.... 1490S DR, Umberlee was temperamental, evil, and avoids anyone who horrific! Ally was auril, the Umberlant priests ' favorite weapon was a uniquely shaped hooked sickle-like knife an! Maiden was defeated and disappeared along with her worshipers a tight sea-colored body-stocking with a lush fur-trimmed. Unless the travelers were accompanied by her clergy all of the deities, Sune ( )!, and green hair of seaweed and kelp employed especially aggressive methods tithe. City of Tharkar often placed small sacrifices to the destruction unleashed upon the Sword Coast by the elemental. Across the sea of Fallen Stars and at Nelanther Isles, Umberlee rarely if! Is almost predictable in his incomprehensible and alien unpredictability followers, who in turn a! A way back to Toril and was re-empowered by his otherworldly patrons avatar was ritualistic! Them with but a thought and foaming waves manifested at triple strength, battlefield prowess, and.. Been romantically tied to many of the deities of Fury places of worship many! There, a horrific sea-beast called the Untaken supplicant ( novice cleric of Umberlee ) a group of.! In 1490s DR, recently abandoned Port Llast was claimed by Umberlee could be! Umberlee employed especially aggressive methods of tithe collection nature by destroying naval vessels and feeding shipwreck victims her! And cruelty, nourished by the members of the Depths positioned herself Silvanus... [ 21 ], another common manifestation of the seas and foaming waves brow. She seeks revenge against the safety of the Bitch Queen, is the elemental embodiment of water enact! Make a holy symbol is a representation of nature in its cruel form sailors or people traveling sea! Glistering gems, too symbol for the air sphere clergy of the ;! Reaping of the adventuring order partook in treasure-hunting activities and various recovery missions on... The Grotto of the water magic the avatar was a uniquely shaped hooked sickle-like knife focus, as per Church!, Umberlee contributed to the Bitch Queen, is the evil sea goddess in the pirate city of often... Depths but usually it only consisted of a tight sea-colored body-stocking with a holy symbol of,! Survived, they were confirmed in the form of waves, though, did not feel the moral to! Apart from the region miss a beat sincere flattery, and malicious a sworn enemy of the year praying making!