|Titles||Spirit of Abandon|
Host of Delectation
|Realm||No permanent abode|
|Areas of Concern||Freedom|
the repressed, sculptors, sexual partners
|Edicts||Inspire passion, comfort and free the repressed, seek your true self and desires|
|Anathema||Judge another based on sexual desires or gender roles, harm another in pursuit of passion|
|Cleric Alignments (1E)|
|Domains (1E)||Charm, Good, Liberation, Strength|
|Subdomains (1E)||Agathion, Freedom, Love, Lust|
|Cleric Alignments (2E)|
|Domains (2E)||Confidence, freedom, passion, perfection|
|Symbol||Figure with colorful sashes|
|Sacred Colors||Purple, white|
Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 71E
Lost Omens Gods & Magic, pg(s). 82, 128f.
(angel, extraplanar, good)
Source: Bestiary 6, pg(s). 110–111
The angel empyreal Lord Arshea (pronounced AHR-shey) is a champion of the repressed and weary, providing mortals deliverance from their bonds. This liberation applies to many of Arshea's worshipers, who often choose to ignore conventional gender identities, eventually choosing one that fits them best.
Arshea is androgynous and has been depicted as both male and female, but in either case, always dressed in many-colored veils of gossamer. Indeed, Arshea is of both genders and neither, unhindered by such differences. Arshea has a perfect face, a lithe body, and wings of gray and blue. Their form is seen as ideal by any species that look upon them, and some claim that those who directly behold Arshea can never be satisfied with mortal beauty again.
Miserable individuals sometimes receive a sign of hope from Arshea in the form of a soft grey feather, jewelled bangle, or scrap of gossamer.
Church of Arshea
Arshea is worshipped by artisans, courtesans, some fey, and those seeking to escape repression. They eschew gender roles and often dress and behave as members of the opposite sex (or another gender role in societies with multiple gender roles) for a period of time ranging from months to decades, which they consider the best way to overcome repression and understand freedom, choosing the most fitting gender after this period of pilgrimage. Arshea teaches them to abandon constraining beliefs and practice free love and sexuality.
The Spirit of Abandon's temples are most likely found in artist's studios, burlesque parlors, and dance halls. Arshea's most devout followers endeavor to achieve sexual release daily (either solo or with partners), praise the beauty of the partners and self, and pray to Arshea while naked.
For additional resources, see the Meta page.
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 234. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- Amber Scott. (2013). Chronicle of the Righteous, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-506-8
- Robert Brookes et al. (2017). Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6, p. 11. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-931-8
- Judy Bauer et al. (2016). Heaven Unleashed, p. 7. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-828-1
- Adam Daigle and James Jacobs. (2012). Magnimar, City of Monuments, p. 25. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-446-7