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Polonius the Designer

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Patron of the Tritons, Patron of Sculpture, Architecture and Arts

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 25th (Eternal), LN, Matter
Symbol: a compass and a hammer
Portfolio: tritons, architecture, arts and crafts, magic, creativity, tradition
Worshipped in: Arm of the Immortals (Gombar), Skothar (Tangor), Undersea, all Mystaran seas
Appearance: an old triton (a being with the upper part of a human and the lower half of a fish) with a head of long white hair, a face lined by a thoughtful air, intelligent and flashing eyes, with a bag of coral full of books to shoulder strap and a dagger of coral inserted in a bandoleer that holds on his chest where it holds other items.
History: Polonius in life was a great triton cleric-mage that studied for a large part of his life the corals, arrived to discover the secret of their growth and to interact magically with them for moulding them to his will. Teaching therefore to the tritons magic like accelerating and moulding the formation of the coral, creating architectural works of an immense magnificence, and succeeding to produce items and weapons of tough coral for the undersea peoples. Succeeded to crown his dream of Immortality proper thanks to his work, he was welcomed among the ranks of Matter by his patron Kagyar in the XV century BC.
Personality: Polonius embodies creativity, freedom of thought, the tradition of the values of the tritons, crafts and arts in general, and keep the vision of a brilliant constructor and perfectionist. Presently his cult is widespread among the underwater peoples that research harmonic and artistic architectural work, and in special way among the tritons. Polonius doesn’t have a good rapport with either Gorrziok (who is often associated with phenomena of devastation opposed to the philosophy of Matter) or with Saasskas, who preaches the destruction of life and beauty in the seas and who has oppressed his people from times immemorial in all the waters of the globe. Polonius sometimes collaborates with Kagyar and Wayland, with who he worked in the past to construct Pandius, the hidden Immortal city in the moon Patera.
Patron: unknown [presumed: Kagyar]
Allies: collaborates with Wayland and Kagyar
Enemies: Gorrziok, Saasskas
Alignment of followers: clerics and followers can have any alignment
Favourite weapon: dagger (allowed all piercing weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: +1 bonus to Dexterity and Intelligence, +2 bonus to sculpture and construction (not free)
Domains: Matter, Law, Magic, Crafts, Arts
Preferred weapon: dagger
Source: PC3, WotI