|2E: A snowcapped mountain
5E: A mountain with a river
|Divine Rank||Intermediate Deity|
|Portfolio||Mountains, Rivers, Snow Elves, Wild Places|
|Domains||2E: Animal, Chaos, Earth, Water, Healing
5E: Nature, Tempest
|Home Plane||Great Wheel: The Wild Hunt (Ysgard)|
|Worshippers||Snow Elves, Mountain survivalists, Rangers|
Tarsellis is the patron deity of the Snow Elves, detailed in Dragon Magazine.
He is a member of the Seldarine in a loose sense, because he does not get on with many of them and does not answer to their master Corellon. Part of this may be due to a falling out he had with Solonor Thelandira; considering they were already rivals due to the fact they were patrons of hunters, the story goes that in the early eons they got into an argument over the courtship of Hanali Celanil, which drove a wedge between them. Other stories claim the argument was over Araushnee before her exile from the Seldarine, which if true might also imply he may have considered Corellon himself to be a rival.
If that is not enough, Tarsellis also considers Rillifane Rallathil to be a rival by claiming dominion over those forests which grow on mountains.
He spends much of his time wandering between Vanaheim and Elfheim in Ysgard.
His church is small and is decentralised over different areas where they watch over Snow Elf communities. In fact Rangers tend to hold more authority in more "civilised" regions, leaving Clerics to tend the shrines in the mountain passes.
|2E: A silver spear with a white circle to either side
5E: A spear between two circles
|Divine Rank||Lesser Deity|
|Portfolio||2E: Frost Sprites, Protection from the elements
5E: Winter, Harsh Weather
|Domains||2E: Animal, Charm, Divination, Healing, Protection
|Home Plane||Great Wheel: Karasuthra (Beastlands)
|Worshippers||Snow Elves, Rangers, Paladins|
Rellavar used to serve Tarsellis but was a friend of Solonor Thelandira, meaning his relationship with his master inevitably became strained. Eventually leading them to split with each other, although they still have overlapping portfolios.
He is friends with Erevan Ilesere due to their shared association with faerie creatures, although he respects Erevan as the patron of fey folk in general.
His church act as weathermen and protect elven communities against blizzards and storms. Uniquely for an elven deity, he sponsors a Paladin-like order of Wyrmslayers who seek out and kill white dragons and frost giants. They are also experts in the art of working ice into items that would normally be made from steel, providing isolated communities of elves with weapons and armour where other options are not available.
Because of his impact on the community, it was believed that his cult would eventually eclipse that of his former master, though both deities seem to have been forgotten in the move to 3E.