Taruthe

Taruthe (tah-rooth)

Biographical Information

SpeciesGenderForm(s)
OntauttMaleBiped Lion

Religious Information

TitlesDomainsHoly Text
Lord of Fair Trade, The FulcrumBalance, Justice, MagicThe Ath

Items

ClothesArmourWeaponrySeen With
Deity Robes, Leather Tunic, Caped SmockMetal SpauldersStaff of BalanceOntautt

Creation

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Sham’ayn was inadvertently created by Aster when he felt that one more deity was needed. However, instead of creating one more deity, Aster created both Sham’ayn and Taruthe.

Powers

Taruthe was granted small portions of the other seven Deities’ powers, with the caveat that he would never be able to fully wield a single power to its full extent. Thus, Taruthe over time came to represent balance. In cultures that have laws, particularly his own Sentient Species, he is viewed as a patron of Justice, which often takes many forms.

Artifacts

Taruthe is usually depicted with his staff, which itself is not the artifact of power. Instead, two artifacts make up the staff, the ring at the top, and the prism at the bottom.

View of Sentient Species

Taruthe’s views on the Sentient Species are rather peculiar, in light of the fact that he never asked for one to be made in his image. Overall, it is believed he is benevolent in seeking to create peace and justice throughout the universe. Since the majority of Omneutta is peaceful, Taruthe is likely pleased with this.
However, Taruthe is very much a stickler for tradition and the “natural order”, as it pertains to balance. It is theorized that too much technological advancement could anger Taruthe, who could destroy mortal beings in the name of preserving the natural order. Other Omneuttians propose he would be more benevolent, adapting to the nature of the Sentient Species themselves.

Appearances/References

Statues of Taruthe often dot the landscape of The Hilt, and his symbols are hung in places which practice some sort of law around Omneutta. It is believed, at least through the statues, that he can impart justice through the bodies which administer it.

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