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Chiron

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

(TURLOCK)
Patron of Centaurs, Patron of Healers, Master of Arts, Guardian of Sylvan races

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 6th (Initiate), NG, Matter
Symbol: profile of a white centaur on a green background
Portfolio: centaurs, sylvan races, arts, healing, knowledge, wisdom
Worshipped in: Davania (Meghala Kimata), Isle of Dawn (Redstone), Known World (Alfheim, Ethengar, Wendar), Midlands
Appearance: a centaur (a being with the upper part of a human’s body and the lower part of a horse’s body) of silver skin, with a calm and wise facial expression, a long grey head of hair and an uncultivated beard that covers his cheeks, chin and neck, that left showing his large thorax and muscular arms and carries with him only a leather bag (in which there is supposed to be salves, potions and parchment) and a long staff.
History: in life Chiron was a wise centaur respected by all the sylvan races. Chiron had the gift of Immortality, possibly a divine heritage granted by Ixion, the father of the centaur race, that according to the mythology was born of the union of Ixion (the sun) with Nephele (a being of the air), and thanks to his longevity he lived to hand on to his children his knowledge and invented poetry, music, medicine and accumulated great knowledge in his library. One day however he assisted in a violent fight between a centaur and a human, and trying to placate it by some means, received a arrow imbued with mortal venom. Unable to die, he began to suffer mostly by the venom that devoured his flesh, and prayed to the Immortals for aid. There was at that moment among the celestial spheres an Immortal of Matter who was slowly dying, and it was thus that Chiron gave his own life essence to save that Immortal, and at the same time finally died. Later on, the same Immortal revived Chiron as a sign of gratitude for his extreme sacrifice, and he undertook the way of Immortality that before he was precluded because of his nature, succeeding finally to become an Immortal in the Sphere of Matter in the XI century BC.
Personality: Chiron is extremely benign and wise, always humane and quick to aid the needy and to disseminate knowledge. He is the patron of centaurs and sylvan races, of healers and of the teachers, of artists and all those that pursue wisdom and peace.
Patron: unknown [presumed: Faunus]
Allies: Djaea, Chardastes, Ixion, Ilsundal, Zirchev
Enemies: Thanatos, humanoid Immortals
Alignment of followers: any; clerics must be Neutral or Lawful
Favourite weapon: none (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: free healing general skill
Domains: Matter, Good, Healing, Arts
Preferred weapon: half spear
Source: PC1, WotI