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by Marco Dalmonte

(Mother Earth, Yamuga, Yamag, Cay, Marau-Ixuí)
Patroness of Life and Fertility

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 36 (Hierarch), LG, Matter
Symbol: a circle of stones with a plant (often a flower) or a living creature (usually an animal) inside it
Portfolio: creation and protection of all life-forms, balancing the life-death cycle, birth, fertility and prosperity, nature, earth, shepherds and farmers
Worshipped in: Known World (Ethengar), Yazak Steppes, Savage Coast (Cay, Jibarú), Alphatia, Bellissaria, Davania, Skothar, Hollow World (Neathars, Nithians, Jennites), Elemental Plane of Earth and some outer planes
Appearance: a human woman clad in simple brown robes with dark skin without any particular somatic traits and a squat shape, showing an expression which is a the same time stern and compassionate. Hair colour varies with the time of the day: rosy red at dawn, brown during first part of the day and afternoon, blond at midday and black from sunset till sunrise.
History: Terra began her existence as an earth elemental and she soon distinguished herself as a powerful defender of her plane from elemental invasions attempted by rival creatures. During her youth she was contacted by an incorporeal voice that led her on the path of enlightenment, unveiling before her eyes the mysteries of the universe. That same voice pushed her along a difficult and dangerous path for the welfare of her kin and her world, and she followed her patrons' orders understanding only at the end that this voice belonged to a mysterious immortal being. However, Terra did not follow the Path of the Polymath as later candidates in the sphere of Matter: it is likely she became immortal way before that same path was established. Whatever the truth, in one of the last adventures she was exposed to a huge amount of magical energy released by the destruction of an evil fire creature, and just when she believed she was about to fade into nothingness she realised she had become an immortal.
From that moment she enlarged her knowledge of the Multiverse and she became fascinated by the power of Matter to give birth and protect whole civilisations made of all manner of creatures. Creation of life became her passion and recruiting new candidates for her sphere was her final aim. This way, millennia later, she became the Supreme Hierarch of Matter when Ouranos left her that seat vacant and disappeared.
Personality: Terra's main interest lies in creating and protecting new living species, and she tries hard to do this especially in those areas of the universe where Matter dominates. Terra oversees many aspects regarding the life cycle of a planet or a civilisation and she's worshipped in the whole Multiverse as Patroness of Life, Birth and Fertility. Even if she despises the plots and intrigues each immortal spins every day, she would do anything to protect the interests of her own sphere and make her triumph over death and chaos.
Terra is extremely stubborn and focused on ancient laws and order. She does not follow new theories, nor she promotes changes from the primeval order of the Multiverse. Order and life must be protected at all costs.
Patron: unknown [likely: Ouranos]
Allies: Djaea, Utnapishtim, Diamond, Buglore, Urtson, Ground, Earth Elemaster
Enemies: no specific enemy, but opposes all Entropics
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' alignment: Lawful or Neutral
Favoured weapons: none (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics' skills & powers: Terra's clerics can choose 4 druidic spells (one for each spell level from 1st to 4th) and add them to their spell-list. They can also choose one of the following options:
1. +1 bonus di Constitution; bonus spell-like power Speak with Animals always active; from 10th level they can also permanently speak with plants .
2. +2 bonus to ST vs Poisons and Petrification; from 10th level they gain 2 Hit Points per level instead of only 1 as per normal clerics.
Paladins' skills & powers: lay on hands, permanent spell-like power to Speak with Animals
D&D 3E Stats:
Domains: Matter, Law, Good, Earth, Protection, Fertility
Preferred weapons: warhammer
Sources: GAZ12, WotI, SCS, Immortal set

I am still uncertain whether to make her Lawful Good or Lawful Neutral, so I'm open to suggestions