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Symbol of the Coming Dawn
Second only to the Celestial Host in popularity and prominence, the Coming Dawn espouses purity, steadfastness, charity, and, above all, the destruction of evil. As such, paladins are its most fervent worshipers, but crusaders from all walks of life look to the Dawn for guidance. The Coming Dawn is an abstraction, not a deity. It represents powerful forces of good and self-sacrifice that keep evil locked away. In ages long past, a female human transcended her humanity to become the immortal Voice of the Dawn. She serves as the intermediary between the sacred Dawnand the vast majority of mortals who haven’t attained the purity necessary to communicate directly with the divine force.
The Church of the Coming Dawn is much more organized than the hierarchy of the Celestial Host. The Church has a definite chain of command, and its members aren’t afraid to wield their power in secular affairs. The teachings of the Coming Dawn (and its church) are:
- Destroy evil in all its forms. Undead are particularly abhorrent to the Coming Dawn.
- Bring relief to those who suffer.
- Protect those who cannot protect themselves. Offer aid to those who can.