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Grandmother Crow; Shepherd
Areas of Concern
Authority figures, bereaved, conflicted, elders
Respect elders, instill good virtues in children, seek and abet redemption
Hold a grudge, mock the dead, pass judgement hastily or carelessly
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Good, Knowledge, Law, Protection
Subdomains (1E)
Archon, Defense, Education, Memory, Purity
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Family, knowledge, protection, sorrow
Favored Weapon
Hand with willow staff
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Black, green
Source: Heaven Unleashed, pg(s). 16ff. (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 82, 128
f. (2E)

(archon, extraplanar, good, lawful)
Any (Heaven)
Source: Heaven Unleashed, pg(s). 16f.

Andoletta (pronounced an-do-LET-ah),1 also known as Grandmother Crow, is one of the powerful archons known as an empyreal lord. She treats her flock as any grandmother would, protecting the innocent, reprimanding the wayward, and punishing the sinful.23 She is the current steward of Requius, the fourth tier of Heaven, gaining her the title of Shepherd.45


Grandmother Crow stands 5 feet tall and has a stern, wrinkled face. She keeps her gray hair tucked into a bun. She wears a black cape of glossy crow feathers and walks with a willow walking stick.3


Andoletta is the Shepherd of Requius, the fourth tier of Heaven, where she lives in a cottage on the Field of Opsimathy.435 Along with Erastil, she oversees the villages and cities of Requius, where shades reside who have no interest in joining Heaven's ongoing crusades against the forces of chaos and evil throughout the Great Beyond.5

Church of Andoletta

Devotees of Andoletta carry willow-wood walking sticks just like her. When they meet a fellow worshiper, they acknowledge one another by bowing low over the stick, with both hands holding it. They generally dress in simple, black clothing, and can be recognized by their intolerance of foolishness. Her holy symbol is a walking stick made of willow; the stick is held in a hand which wears a wristlet of crow feathers.63

She is known to be worshiped in the small town of Grayce in the Ustalavic province of Caliphas, near the border with Lastwall.7

Common places to worship Grandmother Crow are courthouses, orphanages, and schools. Her most devout followers take time each day for a special rite: reciting the Obeisance of Glorious Preservation from memory while weaving a willow branch basket, filling the basket with food or money, and giving it to the poor.3

Creatures most often associated with Andoletta include blink dogs, celestial crows, hound archons, lantern archons, and similarly-aligned tengu.3


Paizo published a major article about Andoletta and her realm in Heaven Unleashed.

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 246. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 233. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 6. Paizo Inc., 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amber Stewart. “The Outer Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 39. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Judy Bauer, et al. “Visiting Heaven” in Heaven Unleashed, 5. Paizo Inc., 2016
  6. Colin McComb. “Minor Deities” in Faiths of Purity, 21. Paizo Inc., 2011
  7. F. Wesley Schneider. “Counties” in Rule of Fear, 16. Paizo Inc., 2011