The Lady Rowena and Urdric the Wild
– the Light and the Cog of Civilization
This breastplate features the double symbol of
Erathis: the cog of civilization
inset with the rising sunburst
Part of the CosmologyErathis is the goddess of civilization. She is the muse of great invention, founder of cities, and author of laws. Rulers, judges, pioneers, and devoted citizens revere her, and her temples hold prominent places in most of the world’s major cities. Her laws are many, but their purpose is straightforward:
- Work with others to achieve your goals. Community and order are always stronger than the disjointed efforts of lone individuals.
- Tame the wilderness to make it fit for civilization, and defend the light of civilization against the encroaching darkness.
- Seek out new ideas, new inventions, new lands to inhabit. Build machines, build cities, build empires.
Erathis, alongisde her one-time companion Bane, led the gods in the war against the Primordials. Of course, it wasn’t until after the ousting of the Primordials and the establishment of the ordered universe that Erathis saw Bane’s lust for conquest had passed the point of decency.