Tamara

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Tamara

Symbol of Tamara
Symbol of Tamara

Dragon Deity of Life, Light and Mercy in the Azolin Pantheon

Member of the Draconic Pantheon

Tamara is the kindest and most benevolent of the draconic deities. Some mistake this characteristic for weakness, though such beings don’t make the same error twice. She appears as a luminously beautiful silver dragon, her eyes shining with the brightness of the sun.

Tamara believes in mercy both in life and in death. Not only does she heal the sick and tend the injured, she also delivers a merciful end to those dragons nearing the end of their natural life span. She fiercely detests those who artificially prolong the life of a dragon, particularly when it is against that dragon’s will.

Worshipers

Tamara the Merciful
Tamara the Merciful

Tamara’s clerics are healers, but also deliverers of death to those who would escape it. They prefer to destroy any undead they encounter, particularly draconic undead (such as dracoliches).

Though theirs is a peaceful and merciful faith, the worshipers of Tamara do not hesitate to stand against evil or tyranny. Tamara is worshiped by good dragons, healers, and those who desire mercy. Some lawful good dragons (gold, silver, and brass) still worship both Zorquan and Tamara, while some brass and copper dragons worship Tamara alone.

Orders

Temples

Tamara’s temples are not simple places of worship. They tend to be hospitals, infirmaries, or hospices where the sick are welcomed. Severely or terminally ill individuals are cared for with dignity and respect. When a patient dies, his passing is greeted as good news, a merciful escape from the cares of this life.

Rituals

Prayers to Tamara have joyous, uplifting cadences and are often melodious paeans to light and life.

Births, returns to life (such as through raise dead or resurrection), and even final deaths are celebrated. They are opportunities to reflect upon and praise Tamara’s generosity, mercy and peace.

Holy Days

Relationships

Tamara is part of the draconic pantheon, which includes Io, Aasterinian, Astilabor, Bahamut, Asgorath, Falazure, Garyx, Kereska, Zorquan, Tiamat, and others. Like most of the dragon deities, Tamara is considered to be a child of Io.

Tamara is the consort of Zorquan. She eternally strives to temper Zorquan's hard-edged sense of justice with a sense of forgiveness. Some myths say their offspring is Bahamut, who combines his father's love of justice with his mother's love of mercy.

Tamara counts Pelor among her staunchest friends and Falazure, Erythnul, Hextor, and Nerull among her enemies.

History

Myths and Legends

Realm

Tamara's realm exists on the plane of Elysium. Little else is known of her realm in scriptures and legends of the dragons.

Dogma

Tamara believes in mercy, both in life and in death. Not only does she heal the sick and tend the injured, she delivers a merciful end to those dragons nearing the end of their natural lives. She fiercely detests those who artificially prolong the life of a dragon, particularly when it is against that dragon’s will.

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