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Saimpt Clébard

by Giampaolo Agosta

(The Holy King)
Demipower of Arborea, LG/Initiate of Thought, L

PORTFOLIO: Loyalty, fidelity, family, the law, love between those of good breeding
DOMAIN: Arborea/Olympus/The Plain of Lilies
SPONSOR: Korotiku
ALLIES: Korotiku, Saimpt Malinois, Saimpt Ralon
FOES: Yazak pantheon, Saimpt Loup
SYMBOL: Fleur de Lis on azure field
WAL: Any
In mortal life, Clébard de Clairvault was a wizard and one of the lupin followers of Sire Claude d'Ambreville. After his presumed death (and the disappearance of Château d'Ambreville) in 896, Clébard left Glantri, as he already disagreed with the Glantrian succession laws that excluded Claude from inheritance of his title. He reached Renardy with other Glantrian lupins, and there he became Baron de Marmandie. Clébard married Princess Ralon of Renardy and inherited the throne, starting the feudal age of his country. It was under Clébard's rule that most of the current Renardois law was codified, unifying ancient lupin traditions and the legal principles that Clébard learned from Sire Claude. Clébard also gave his name to the royal dynasty and added his Fleur de Lis to the old Golden Fox in the kings' coat of arms. Having ruled his country for nearly twenty years, he abdicated in favour of his eldest son Gaston in 928. He attained immortality only in 954, under Korotiku's sponsorship.

The Church
CLERGY: Priests, defenders
WEAPONS: Sabre, rapier, dagger, staff, lance, spear
MAJOR SPHERES: All, Law, Protection, Thought, Healing, Guardian
MINOR SPHERES: Divination, Wards
GRANTED POWERS: Calm Others 1/day

DOGMA: Loyalty and goodness are the main concerns of this Immortal, who stands as the paragon of the civilised lupin. Followers must be loyal to their liege, and should be peaceful, but ready to defend their lord and their families.
DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES: Clergy of Saimpt Clébard preside over weddings and other ceremonies related to family life. Individual priests also act as advisers for noble families. Even though Clébard has been acknowledged as a Saimpt only half century ago, his clergy is now quite powerful, mainly thanks to the support received from the royal family and other noble houses of Renardy.
IMPORTANT CEREMONIES/HOLY DAYS: Many marriages are celebrated on the day of Saimpt Clébard, the 1st of Klarmont.
MAJOR CENTRES OF WORSHIP: Saimpt Clébard is revered in all Renardy, the major centres of worship being Mons-en-Plécy and Louvines. Most lupin nobles are followers of Saimpt Clébard or Saimpt Renard, and many monasteries are held by Clébardite clergy.
AFFILIATED ORDERS: There is no affiliated order, but lupin Honourbound commonly follow Saimpt Clébard's teachings, in addition to the Warrior's Code.
PRIESTLY VESTMENTS: Priests of Saimpt Clébard wear pure white tunics with the symbol of their patron, a white lily on blue field.
ADVENTURING GARB: Most priests of Saimpt Clébard aren't great travellers, but those who enjoy adventuring often dress as the upper classes do (priests of Saimpt Clébard often are nobles).

Clébardite Spells
Compared Analyse Balance (Divination)
Level: 3
Sphere: Divination
Range: 10' radius
Components: V, S, M
Duration: 1 round
Casting Time: 1 round
Area of Effect: 2 persons
Saving Throw: Neg.
This is a variant of the first level spell Analyse Balance (from the Tome of Magic). Clébardite priests use it during the betrothal ceremonies. The spell allows the caster to sense the difference of the alignments (on each axis) of two creatures in a 10' radius from the priest (who cannot be one of the two affected creatures). This spell never shows the direction of variation, but the priest as a 5% per level chance of forecasting the possibility of a dissension within the couple, and the approximate time of such event. The priest must then do his best to keep this event from happening.

Priest of Saimpt Clébard may also use Personal Reading (ToM), even if they do not have access to the sphere of Numbers.