Idunn

Born 351 R.I. Died 374 R.I. Spoke life every day in between. Idunn’s mother, Helga Indria, technically died in childbirth, however, seconds later Idunn’s first scream formed into a ruby in mid-air. A ruby which woke the dead woman and healed her extensive blood loss instantly. From day one it was known this woman was somehow different. Her father sold what gems she generated with her words and paraded her around the countryside like a geek in a freak show for his own profit. She ran away from him at the age of 14 and lived homeless in the docks district for 5 years, never speaking for fear of revealing her true identity. However, something, and no one knows what, convinced a 19 year old Idunn to preach by the docks one day. A sermon on morality moving in its complexity, delivered amongst the kaleidoscope colors of the gems which formed around her and glittered in the setting sun. 30 men and women put down their everyday lives that day to follow her around the kingdom on a series of sermons. These 30 are the Bishops (and arch-bishops) of today’s church. Idunn claimed that she felt every death that occurred in the world and that death and anger were symptoms of the same disease and that she wanted to teach the world the cure to both. She spoke out against war, crime, hate, and poverty. She built hospitals which used her gems to heal the sick and wounded. She visited every city and many villages speaking of the end of death and the end of violence, an agenda which only made her murder all the more unexpected. The sermon on mount Gorum ended in tragedy when a tall, cloaked figure teleported behind the speaking goddess and drove a syringe of the crimson waters of Lake Morganeria into her spine, one hand over her mouth to prevent her from speaking a cure for herself. She dissolved to ashes before the eyes of thousands of her devout followers. The assassin teleported away leaving a small glyph with an alchemal sign used to indicate decay. The Assassin was never found and the number of theories pertaining to his identity and motive are multifarious to say the least.

Idunn

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