Barraban the Old God of War
Barraban was a mighty servant of heaven and a commander of the armies of the gods who served and fought in all the wars that wracked the heavens, from the day when Sarrat first birthed her spawn until the last battle before the Gates of Entropy when Enlikki was cast down. As he looked upon the destruction below, Barraban shed Seven Tears of Blood that fell upon the kingdoms of men and gave birth to heroes that would lead their people through the dark times to rise to glory again. Though many dispute which of the myriad kingdoms of men were blessed with Barraban’s Tears, his worship grew and spread.
Barraban is either depicted as a grizzled warrior clad in scale mail, wielding shield and spear or as an angelic general with winged glory and a flaming sword. He is revered by generals and kings. Most civilized lands will follow the rules of warfare set out in Barraban’s Rede:
1) Do not commit treachery or deviate from the right path.
2) You must not mutilate dead bodies but honor all the fallen as if they were your own.
3) Neither kill a child, nor a woman, nor an aged man.
4) Bring no harm to the trees or fields, nor burn them with fire, especially those which are fruitful.
5) Slay not any of the enemy’s flock, save for your food.
6) Before besieging your foe, offer peace and if accepted, your must respect it.
7) Accept surrender from your enemy and respect their ransom and parole.
The priests of Barraban are warrior priests who train constantly for war and act as marshals to ensure that their God’s Rede is respected during times of war between nations.
Barraban’s symbol is that of a sword in flames, sometimes held upright but often pointing down.
Domains: Barraban’s priests take the War domain and may choose to add either Honor or Resolve.