Lore:Stendarr

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Stendarr
"Come to me, Stendarr, for without you, I might be deaf to the manswarm murmurings of thy people, and forgetting their need for comfort and wisdom, I might indulge myself in vain scribblings."The Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition

Stendarr has been called the God of Mercy, Charity, and Well-Earned Luck,[1] as well as the God of Justice.[2] A member of the Eight Divines/Nine Divines,[3] his origins are traced back to Stuhn, God of Ransom, Shield-thane of Shor, but he evolved into a deity of compassion or, sometimes, righteous rule by might and merciful forbearance. Stendarr is the inspiration of magistrates and rulers, the patron of the Imperial Legion,[4] and the comfort of the law-abiding citizen.[5] He is said to have accompanied Tiber Septim in his later years. In early Altmeri legends, Stendarr is the apologist of Man. He is popular among Imperials, Altmer, Bosmer, and Bretons.[4] He is also called "Stendarr the Steadfast",[6] and the deity who "suffers Men to read".[7]

Stendarr created the Gauntlets of the Crusader for Pelinal Whitestrake to help him defeat Umaril the Unfeathered.[8] The gauntlets famously lay immovable on the floor of the Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol from 3E 139 until the end of the Third Era nearly three hundred years later.[8][9][10] He also created and wielded Stendarr's Hammer, an ancient artifact recovered in 3E 427 in Morrowind which took four men just to lift.[2]

In the late Third Era, the temples of Stendarr in the Iliac Bay region were the only healers who offered services to the faithful and heathens alike to honor the God of Mercy.[11] Stendarr, along with Mara and Akatosh, was said to have intervened to create the Miracle of Peace in the Iliac Bay.[12] Members of the Imperial Cult are said to "serve Stendarr" by taking on roles of protection.[5] After the Oblivion Crisis, an order of holy warriors was founded, one which chose to emphasize their devotion to Stendarr as the God of Justice. The Vigilants of Stendarr are dedicated to eliminating Daedra and any other "abominations" (such as vampires, werewolves and witches) in the name of the divine.[13]

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Notes

  • The Little Moon God Jone (Secunda) is also known as Stendarr's Sorrow.[4] Third Era studies in comparative religion concluded that Stendarr, like the other Divines, appears in the Khajiiti pantheon.[14]
  • The Iulus Truptor in TES III: Morrowind, a member of the Imperial Cult, was called the "Stendarr Savant".[5] Another cult member, Lalatia Varian, claimed to have received visions from Stendarr guiding her to lost treasures.
  • Followers of the Divines use many variants on a common threat: they offer Stendarr's mercy, for they themselves will not give any.[15][13]

References

  1. ^ Bravil: Daughter of the NibenSathyr Longleat
  2. ^ a b Torasa Aram's dialogue in Tribunal.
  3. ^ Talos, o ErroLeonora Venatus, Imperial Liaison to the Aldmeri Dominion
  4. ^ a b c Variedades da Fé no ImpérioIrmão Mikhael Karkuxor
  5. ^ a b c Dialogue of the Imperial Cult in Morrowind.
  6. ^ Sir Roderic's dialogue in Knights of the Nine.
  7. ^ [[Lore:Guia de Bolso do Império, 1º Edição/Invocation|]]
  8. ^ a b Events of Knights of the Nine
  9. ^ Guide to ChorrolAlessia Ottus
  10. ^ The Knights of the NineKaroline of Solitude
  11. ^ The Healer's Tale
  12. ^ A Distorção no OesteUlvius Tero
  13. ^ a b Events of Skyrim
  14. ^ [[Lore:Guia de Bolso do Império, 1º Edição/The Elsweyr Confederacy|]]
  15. ^ Events of Oblivion