Numiel is the god of valor, heroism, justice, the sun, metallic dragons, and light. He appears as a platinum warrior with a draconic mien, longsword in hand, invariably smiting something. He's popular in Romus, Shell, and among adventurers. The nominal leader of the worship of Numiel is the Archbishop of Shell, currently Jov Sauart, called the Able.
There is a minor disagreement, not serious enough to be considered a schism, between the Numielites of Shell led by the Archbishop of Shell, prioritizing Law over Good, and the Numielites of Romus led by the Praetor of Romus and the Archbishop of Romus, prioritizing Good over Law.
Numiel's archnemesis is Mirk, god of darkness and the undead, though he is none too fond of Quasxthe or the Burning Hate, either. Occasionally, Numiel will work with Dalya or Urmaggr to pursue shared goals. Numiel and Sequoia were once close allies, until she spurned him, and now they each try to pretend the other doesn't exist. Though Numiel and Inglip are not personally thought to be at odds, the Inglipian Koprulu Fylkirate is currently at war with Numielite Romus.
Light, the sun, fighting against evil, dandelions, actual lions, gold and platinum, summer, butterflies, dragonflies, peacocks, cats, goldfinches, and good dragons are sacred to Numiel.
Numiel smiles upon the entire spectrum of heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and asexuality, but he is strictly pro-monogamy.Numiel is Lawful Good.
He lives on the Celestial Plane of Light.
His favored weapon is the longsword.
His primary holy symbol is a golden butterfly.
Numiel's priests usually wear golden yellow robes.
Numiel's domains are Celestial, Courage, Deathless, Destruction, Dragon, Exorcism, Fire, Glory, Good, Healing, Inquisition, Law, Nobility, Pride, Protection, Purification, Retribution, Sky, Strength, Summer, Sun, War, Wealth, and Wrath.
Followers of Numiel are frequently paladins, platinum knights (Draconomicon), sacred warders of Bahamut (Draconomicon), vassals of Bahamut (Book of Exalted Deeds), shining blades of Heironeous (Complete Divine), justiciars (Complete Warrior), consecrated harriers (Complete Divine), warpriests (Complete Divine), pious templars (Complete Divine), reaping maulers (Complete Warrior), radiant servants of Pelor (Complete Divine), church inquisitors (Complete Divine), of Fists of Raziel (Book of Exalted Deeds).
Historical Archbishops of ShellEdit
The Archbishopric of Shell became the high priesthood of Numiel in 33ii. Accurate records of previous church leaders have been lost.
- 33ii-3pi - Arrand Hamiqton "the Rash"
- 3-6pi - Calel Varakas "the Strange"
- 6-10pi - Correlius Bursh "the Pilgrim"
- 10-17pi - Olcar I Deae "the Noble"
- 17-26pi - Dord I Sauart "the Terrible"
- 26-50pi - Hallan Pints
- 50-89pi - Vlifford Roodes "the Magnificent"
- 89-430pi - Kohiel "the Angel" - a literal angel, served 341 years, assassinated by servants of the Burning Hate
- 430-463pi - Ediyon Toaers "the Handsome"
- 463-489pi - Doyle Harriqon "the Monk"
- 489-492pi - Dord II Prefext "the Tall"
- 492-495pi - Viccent Deae "the Strong"
- 495-496pi - Jabob Hoccomb - served 343 days
- 496pi-16pd - Olcar II Harriqon "the Saintly"
- 16pd-present - Jov Sauart "the Able"