The Golden Conquest
The Inevitable Sunrise
Symbol: A longsword superimposed vertically over a golden disk
Home Plane: Hall of the Victorious
Alignment: Lawful neutral
Portfolio: Armies, conquest, exploration, fighters, law, sun, war
Worshipers: Paladins, enforcers, despots, monks, judges, constables
Cleric Alignments: LG, LN, LE
Domains: Glory, Law, Sun, War
Favored Weapon: Longsword
The solar deity of war and victory, the Golden Conquest takes on only one form if he wishes to be seen; that of a large golden-skinned man with hair and beard made of sun rays, full plate armor made of white gold and a crown of pure fire. His eyes are always closed, but it doesn’t seem to impede his ability to see.
The Golden Conquest is in constant battle with the minions of darkness, unstoppable in his pursuit to bring light to every shadowy corner of the world. He may have once been a mortal man (as his worshipers claim), but if so it was long ago during a time before the four central countries.
Among the Golden Conquest’s followers, the Word of the Sun is law, and his followers take pains to spread the world so that all may benefit from the warmth of his light. Weakness in faith and acting against the Golden Conquest’s teachings are intolerable, especially in believers. The Golden Conquest exhorts his followers to make increasing efforts to bring unbelievers into the fold.
Clergy and Temples
Clerics of the Conquest are stern folk who speak their minds plainly. They do not suffer fools and disapprove of those who backslide in faith. They train in the arts of war and keep themselves physically fit. Those who have proven themselves are given positions of power across the empire, ruling major cities and enforcing the rule of the emperor.
The Order of the Templar is the church’s fist, enforcing the Golden Conquest’s word throughout the land. The order is made up of Order of the Star cavaliers while the elites, named the Sun Templars, are chosen by the Golden Conquest himself and are exclusively paladins, enforcers, and despots.