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Gendowyn
(Person)

Titles
Lady of the Fangwood
Alignment
Ancestry/Species
Gender
Female
Homeland
Organization
Source: Prisoners of the Blight, pg(s). 54
Gendowyn
(Deity)

Titles
Lady of the Fangwood
Realm
Alignment
Edicts
Preserve primal areas, destroy blighted fey and agents of Cyth V'sug, protect those who placate you with offerings
Anathema
Parley or make a deal with fiends, forgive those who deceive you, harm an innocent child
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Chaos, Community, Plant
Subdomains (1E)
Growth, Home
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Earth, family, luck, nature
Favored Weapon
Source: Prisoners of the Blight, pg(s). 55 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 130–131 (2E)

Gendowyn is once again the queen of the fey Accressiel Court in the Fangwood, where she fights to eliminate what remains of the Darkblight.1

History

Gendowyn founded the Accressiel Court In -3852 AR. She claims to have planted the first seedling in the Fangwood when she left the First World for the shores of Lake Encarthan, although this story cannot be verified due to the fey's tendency to exaggerate. The local dwarves and Kellids sought to exploit the Fangwood's resources, but were driven away by Gendowyn's guile and trickery. In -3701 AR, she reached out to them and formed strong alliances.231

In 2506 AR, after Treerazer killed Hephloma, guardian of the Fierani Forest, Gendowyn gathered an army to march against him. Her troops managed to inflict heavy casualties and stole the Spiteful Scimitar, but were ultimately turned back after she received several festering wounds that took decades to heal. This incident left Gendowyn less willing to fight and more distrustful of outsiders. In 3203 AR, in the face of the Whispering Tyrant's onslaught, she ignored the Kellids when they came to beseech her aid, overturning an alliance that had lasted nearly 7,000 years. She had the court retreat deeper in the forest, insisting on remaining neutral. Nevertheless, she felt a pang of guilt over the thousands killed by the Tyrant.23

In 3981 AR, Gendowyn saw the respect and deference of the dwarves of Kraggodan, when they came to seek out her advice on safety after Droskar's Crag erupted. She happily told them that the Mindspin Mountains were not volcanic, and offered them an alliance sealed by her sceptre, the Dryad's Song, assuring them that they were welcome as long as she ruled over the Fangwood.24

As the friendship between dwarves and fey grew greater, Gendowyn's handmaiden Arlantia seethed under what she saw as favouritism. In 4062 AR, she betrayed her mistress with an army of fey she blighted with the Darkblight. Gendowyn demanded Arlantia renounce her evil and displayed her might by conjuring a terrible storm over Arlantia's tree, unknown that the handmaiden had used her access to Gendowyn's chambers to corrupt Dryad's Song. In using the corrupted sceptre, Gendowyn unleashed a magical feedback that weakened her, allowing Arlantia to imprison her.23

In 4717 AR, Nirmathi militia leaders eradicated the Darkblight, killed Arlantia, and freed Gendowyn from her imprisonment; she now rules over the Accressiel Court again.5

Associates

Knowing that even with Arlantia gone, her rule is far from secure due to remnants of the Darkblight and various threats infesting the northern Fangwood, Gendowyn has established relations with Nirmathas, particularly the druids of Crystalhurst and the Chernasardo Rangers.1

With the rise of Tar-Baphon presenting an immediate threat to the Fangwood, Gendowyn has allied herself with the Knights of Lastwall in their fight against his undead forces in the Gravelands.6

Cults

Many of Gendowyn's handmaidens are clerics and inquisitors who worship and draw power from her.7

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tanya DePass, et al. Eye of Dread” in World Guide, 40. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Amanda Hamon. “NPC Gallery” in Prisoners of the Blight, 54–55. Paizo Inc., 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Lissa Guillet & Amber E. Scott. “A Land Divided” in Lands of Conflict, 3–4. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. Crystal Frasier. “Foreword” in Prisoners of the Blight, 3. Paizo Inc., 2017
  5. Tanya DePass, et al. Eye of Dread” in World Guide, 39. Paizo Inc., 2019
  6. Jessica Catalan, et al. “Chapter 2: Among the Knights” in Knights of Lastwall, 55. Paizo Inc., 2022
  7. Amanda Hamon. “Prisoners of the Blight” in Prisoners of the Blight, 50. Paizo Inc., 2017