Geshtai

  • Title(s) Daughter of the Oasis
  • Power level Lesser
  • Alignment Neutral
  • Portfolio Lakes, Rivers, Wells, Streams
  • Domains Plant, Travel, Water, Weather

Geshtai is the Baklunish goddess of Lakes, Rivers, Wells, and Streams. Her symbol is a waterspout.

Description

Geshtai is depicted as a young Baklunish woman carrying a clay jug. She stands in a pool of water with Gumus, her fish companion.

Relationships

Geshtai dislikes fiery gods and gods of disease and poison, particularly Pyremius.

Realm

Gestai’s realm in the Outlands is called Nature’s Rest.

Worshippers

Geshtai is revered in Bissel, the Bright Lands, Ekbir, Ket, the Plains of the Paynims, among the Tiger Nomads, in Tusmit, Ull, among the Wolf Nomads, and in Zeif.

She is the sole patron of the asherati race.

Clergy

Clerics of Geshtai act as guardians of valuable waters.

Rituals

Geshtai is worshipped on vessels in the Rumikadath River during the spring, the only time that using vessels in those shallow waters is not considered taboo by the local nomads.

History

The Daughter of the Oasis remained neutral during the ancient War between Light and Darkness before the Baklunish Hegira, aiding both sides dispassionately, as did Mouqol.

When the kingdom of Sulm was destroyed by the Scorpion Crown, Geshtai heard the pleas of a those Sulmites who prayed to her, transforming them into the first of the asheratis. If an asherati ever turns from the worship of Geshtai, it crumbles to sand.

Geshtai

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