|An oak tree|
|Aliases||The Great Oak, the Leaflord, the Many-Branched, the Many-Limbed, the Wild One|
|Divine Rank||Intermediate God|
|Portfolio||Nature, Woodlands, Druids|
|Domains||3E: Celerity, Chaos, Elf, Good, Mysticism, Plant, Protection, Travel
|Home Plane||Great Wheel: Arvandor (Arborea)
World Tree: Oak Grove (Arvandor)
|Worshippers||Wild/Wood Elves, Druids, Rangers|
|Favoured Weapon||The Oakstaff (Quarterstaff)|
Rillifane Rallathil is the Elven deity of nature. He is depicted as a giant oak tree whose roots touch every part of the world. Quite possibly an aspect of Silvanus, and is even served by an elven aspect of Mielikki called Khalreshaar. Tellingly, Rillifane also does not appear in 4E, while Silvanus does, though in most instances they are considered separate gods.
In 1E-3E, Rillifane was an old god, almost certainly the oldest member of the Seldarine and is believed to be truly immortal in the sense that he exists as an eternal entity. Though in 5E he was said to have sprung up as one of the first primal elves that were created from Corellon's blood (actually making him younger than most of the other gods - go figure). Those "primal" elves had no physical form at that point, so Rillifane adopted the form of a tree rather than taking humanoid form like all of his peers.
His duties are to ensure the health and sustainability of nature, defending woodlands against disease and predation.
When the Star Elves migrated to the Yuirwood, Rillifane absorbed many of the local spirits into his own cult and retaining them as aspects, including Magnar the Bear who might have just been the lesser deity "Bear" to the Green Elves in earlier editions of the game who was a god of wilderness survival. The Leaflord also absorbed Relkath of the Infinite Branches too, who was an unpredictable Treant deity who would alternate between protecting the Elves under his care, or turning them into trees.
Though Green Elves (earlier edition name for Wood Elves before the Wood/Wild split) give reverence to Corellon as the father of their race, they generally consider the Leaflord to be their patron and rate him higher in significance. Rillifane is the protector of the places that the Green Elves call home, he nurtures life and growth, and promotes harmony with with the natural world.
Unlike the rest of the Seldarine, his "church" is fairly self contained and does not involve itself with the affairs of the other gods. Clerics and Druids serve in the same congregations, though have different assigned duties depending on their class: Druids tend to and protect the forests. When a druid of Rillifane is ordained, he receives a vision of an Oak tree somewhere in his forest and will seek it out and carve the image of a small canary into the trunk; from that point onwards the tree acts as a shrine to Rillifane. If the shrine is ever destroyed or defiled, the druid (or the nearest other druid of Rillifane) will instantly know about it and seek to bring retribution on the defiler.
Clerics act as missionaries and teachers for the faith, educating others in how to live with nature. If the community needs to rise up against a foreign invader, it will be the Clerics of Rillifane who unite the community and prepare them for war.
Servants, Exarch, & Aspects
|Three blue, crested lines|
|Aliases||The Nixie Queen|
|Divine Rank||Lesser God|
|Portfolio||Lakes, Streams, Water Magic|
|Domains||2E: Animal, Charm, Divination, Healing, Protection, Water
5E: Tempest, Trickery
|Home Plane||Brythanion (Arborea)|
|Worshippers||Elves, Nixies, Faeries, Water Wizards|
Sarula was originally a member of the Seelie Court, but left that organisation when she allied herself with Rillifane Rallathil, bringing her to the Seldarine, acting in a capacity similar to a father/daughter relationship. As a lesser nature deity, she oversees the flow of water from rain, through rivers to the oceans, where it falls out of her control. That brings her into contact with Aerdrie Faenya as the goddess of the sky and bringer of rain, and Deep Sashelas as the lord of the sea. This close relationship with each other has started Deep Sashelas' eyes wandering and his pants itchy, though Trishina keeps her husband in check and makes sure the relationship remains completely professional.
While she is a pacifistic deity, she actually has no qualms about killing where necessary. Usually in an indirect manner such as summoning floods to drown invading armies, rather than getting her or her followers hands dirty.
Her priests (called Brooktenders) have no particular holy days, and their duties involve making sure that waterways do not become polluted. As a bonus, water elementals will not attack them unless the priest attacks first.
|Aliases||The Celestial Gardener|
|Divine Rank||Intermediate God|
|Portfolio||Nature, Gardens, Orchards, Farming|
|Domains||3E: Chaos, Good, Plant, Sun
5E: Life, Nature
|Home Plane||Arvandor (Arborea)|
|Worshippers||Elves, Gardeners, Farmers|
Considered by some fans to be an aspect of Rillifane Rallathil, the Intermediate Deity Elebrin Liothiel is the "Core" D&D counterpart to the Elven god of nature, and thus is near enough to be counted as such anyway. The main difference between the two is that Elebrin is depicted as a young god (rather than FUCK-OLD) and has his primary concern over gardens and harvests.
Elobrin was said to have gifted the elves the saelas trees that they use to create masterwork quality items with due to the unique properties of the wood. It is extraordinarily flexible and regrows after being damaged, making for an excellent armor material.