Bella(Deity)

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=Deities=
Alram        Bella        Cygnus        Kortamus        Lilith        Lorti        Malla        Paran
===Bella===
Description: Bella is the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, whose plea is that all beings seek and attain the highest enlightenment during their time.
Cleric Restrictions: Allows only Cleric types. Requires a base intelligence of at least 13. Requires a base wisdom of at least 13.
Follower Restrictions: Anyone
Available Blessings: Detect Hidden, Detect Magic, Detect Invisible, Detect Undead, Comprehend Languages, Enlightenment, Divine Favor (Clerics only)
Blessing Instructions: The blessings of Bella are placed upon her clerics whenever the cleric does the following: the player should eat grape, and the player should read something, and the player should say 'lend me your wisdom bella that i might light the way before others'.

The blessings of Bella are placed upon her worshippers whenever they do the following: the player should eat grape, and the player should read something, and the player should say 'lend me your wisdom bella'.

Service Instructions: The services of Bella are the following: the player should say 'bella grant me the wisdom to lead this service', and wait 4 seconds, and wait 4 seconds, and then you will automatically say 'let us begin', and the player should say 'thank bella all you have learned', and then all others will say 'hmmmmm', and the player should say 'now meditate quietly', and wait 4 seconds, and then all will say 'hmmmmm', and the player should say 'you are dismissed'.

About this deity

Symbol

The owl – The holy symbol may be a medallion or carved figurine of the owl.

Church

Bella is the goddess of intellect and wisdom and the gifts of natural divination. Her worship as a sect is rare but found in some parts of Alram and the Itantas.

The chief goal of this religion is the gathering of knowledge and the divination of wisdom for its own sake. Education and natural intellect are paramount as well as the philosophy of man’s natural end.

Followers of Bella tend to be aristocratic or the children of sages and mages. They devote their time and sometimes their life to lofty questions and pray for the divination of knowledge. Even where the sect is prominent, the religion tends to be a civil observance, and involve educational facilities. Followers learn for the glory of their goddess, and rely on her for difficult answers and revelations. Followers and priests of Bella may be any alignment.

Priests of Bella are almost always older men and women devoted to educating the young. Their only duty to society is its enlightenment and encouraging its collective devotion to reason and wisdom. The priests are sometimes counselors to kings, and sages to the rich. Occasionally a priest will be called on to seek revelations or answer to important questions, which the priest may spend his or her entire life in trying to answer. A priest of Bella must have an intelligence and wisdom of 13 each.

Known Shrines

Shrines to Bella where clerics may perform services are located in: