Tales of Telluria: Birthright and DeathRight
Speaker of the Word
Name(s): THE SPEAKER OF THE WORD, THE LORD ON HIGH, HONORABLE HIGHNESS, THE IRREPROACHABLE ONE, THE HONORABLE ONE
Spheres of Influence: The Speaker of the Word is the god of honor, oath, and general ethics.
Symbol: An open book.
Divine Focus: Prayer book entitled “The Word”
Domains: Good, Knowledge, Law, Strength, Inquisition
Alignment: Lawful Good
Spells Returned: At Dawn
Appearance: The Lord on High appears as a knight in shimmering platemail, or a tall thin being dressed in red and silver robes with a book in one hand.
Allies: Halls of the Valiant, the Courts of Justice, the Founder’s Creation
Enemies: The Confuser of Ways, the House of Vice, the Congregation of the Dead
The Role of the Church
Priests of the Speaker of the Word are often requested to be present at the signing of major treaties, alliances between Houses, and other notable agreements. Oaths take on an even higher meaning when sworn before a Keeper of the Word. To restore a nation’s moral, a ruler might make a show of swearing in the Hall of Oaths to drive out a humanoid incursion or provide food for the poor. These oaths should be made with care, because oaths sworn at the altar of the Speaker of the Word are broken at a great price.
Merchant’s Tongue: The Speaker of the Word, Honorable Highness, The Irreproachable One,
The Lord on High, The Honorable One
You honor me with your goodness
I give you my word
Do good and avoid evil
One is only as good as his word
My word is my bond
Death before dishonor
Do unto others what you would have them do unto you
A farewell: May honor go with you
A greeting: You honor my presence