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by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

Patron of Milenia, Protector of Governors

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 6th (Initiate), LN, Time
Symbol: a crown and a sceptre
Portfolio: Milenia, nobility, authority, power, order, good government
Worshipped in: Hollow World (Milenians)
Appearance: a middle-aged human of olive complexion and a robust physique, with marked features, a typically Milenian nose and a short curly white beard, his look dignified and arrogant, dressed only in a short white toga fastened at the right shoulder and decorated with geometric symbols along the border, a golden tiara on his head and a sceptre in his right hand (symbols of royal power).
History: PROBABLE THEORY: when Milen gathered his subjects and decided to flee to the south via the sea for avoiding the destructive gnolls, following the visions of the prophet Tiresias, the general Androsar, his right arm, was occupied organising the expedition. After having crossed the Sea of Dread losing a third of the fleet (and King Milen among these) due to the adverse climatic conditions and marine monsters, Androsar guided the survivors upstream of a river in the Davanian north-western coast, for avoiding the enormous creatures of the abyss that had harassed them in the final months, and founded the city of Milenia on the lower side of this river. Androsar was found then to have organised the defence of the small community, and very soon assumed on himself the ancient powers of King Milen, becoming the figurehead for all. With the passing of time the ambitions of Androsar increased, until during an expedition in the southern mountains he encountered a seer, who revealed the path for Immortality. After having sought and gained the support of Khoronus, Androsar left the place to his own son and successively travelled into the future appearing with another identities, the last of these was that of Taroyas, the one who reformed the kingdom turning it into an empire and granted to the senate the existing powers. Androsar thus succeeded to become Immortal in the Sphere of Time in the VII century BC with the name of Taroyas.
Personality: Taroyas is worshipped in Milenia as patron of the nobility, good government and order, and has a large following among those that held the dominant positions. He is an extremely noble and authoritarian individual, and defend with his sword the values of order and tradition. Presently he is the companion of Patura and besides his mentor Khoronus is also an ally of Palson and Tiresias (his mortal life contemporaries).
Patron: Khoronus
Allies: Khoronus, Patura (his companion), Palson, Tiresias
Enemies: none
Alignment of followers: Lawful or Neutral; clerics must be Lawful
Favourite weapon: short sword (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: +1 bonus to Charisma, +2 bonus to one of the following abilities (chosen by the cleric) knowledge of codes and laws, etiquette, command, politics and diplomacy (not free)
Domains: Time, Law, Nobility
Preferred weapon: short sword
Source: WotI, IM2