Devotees: Chirurgeons, herbalists, egoists, worldthought medics
Nodes: Body, Healing, Protection
State of Consciousness: Dormant, entity
Favored Weapon: Corrupting touch
When the gods of Ksaren disappeared after The Impact, life among the everyday citizens of the world became diffcult – not only because of The Impact itself, but with the loss of divine magic, wounds and ailments that could normally be easily countered became life-threatening. Communities began to fracture, and entire societies disappeared from the face of Tion. Out of a need for unity, a desperation that was spreading across the globe, the being Eltha appeared, created by
mental cries for protection and solidarity, given life by the psionic energy of the mortals of Ksaren, and guided by the needs of the populace. Shortly thereafter, inspiration was gained by the uncivilized creatures of Ksaren and cities and nations started forming, with the city of Ophiduas the oldest that remains intact to the present day. The passive insight and infuence of the godmind Eltha subtly gave those with the potential to lead the inspiration to start bringing their brethren together in social structures more complex than huts and villages.
Over the course of the next thousand years, many of the present-day civilizations and cultures of Tion would be established, given guidance by this embodiment of unity and community. Those who venerate Eltha see her as a godmind of healing, whose infuence on unity and community healed the societies of Tion on a massive scale, and work in her name to heal the wounds and ailments of their fellow creatures. Eltha is often seen as a servant godmind of Aur’eskin, due to her ties to healing and his dominion over psychometabolism.
Doctrine: Those who practice the tenets of Eltha’s philosophy are expected to heal when able, especially by using psionic power, if possible. The study of herbalism as a means to develop potions, poultices, and other treatments is strongly recommended for followers of Eltha. Intentionally harming someone under the pretense of healing is strictly forbidden to those seeking to exemplify Eltha and results in losing any benefts granted from following the godmind.
The use of violence is acceptable by followers of Eltha if the target is harmful to the community as a whole.