|Forgotten Realms Deity|
|Title(s)|| The Bitch Queen, |
Queen of the Depths
|Portfolio||Oceans, currents, waves, sea winds|
Umberlee is an evil sea goddess in the Faerûnian pantheon, in the fictional setting of Forgotten Realms. She is most often worshipped by sailors or people travelling by sea, out of fear for her destructive powers. She controls the harshness of the sea and, revelling in her own power, she is not hesitant in drowning people at sea, if she so pleases.
Note: The history listed in the first paragraph below (regarding Poseidon) is not in the Faiths & Pantheons manual and cannot be verified. Please provide a source if you find one.
During the Time of Troubles, when Lord Ao deprived the Faerûnian gods and goddesses of their powers and let them wander the earth as mortals, Umberlee killed the former ocean god Poseidon, and took over his divine powers and portfolio.
It is far between the temples of Umberlee, and the church is not well organized resting on Umberlee's nature of chaos where disputes are ruled in favour of the strongest individual. There are, though, shrines dedicated to her predominantly located at portcities of the Sea of Fallen Stars and at Nelanther Isles. Here travellers by sea are sure to pay their tribute to her, and the preachings of her clerics are built upon the terrible fate that will fall upon any who do not bring a sacrifice to Umberlee. Also at the shrines are clerics for hire who for a price will travel with sailors to ensure no harm is inflicted.
Umberlee is the terror of sailors and coastal dwellers across the world. She breaks agreements on a whim and takes great pleasure in watching others drown. Umberlee is also known as The Bitch Queen.
She is in league with the Icemaiden Auril and the Beastlord Malar, under the leadership of the Storm Lord Talos. Together these gods of destruction form the "Gods of Fury" who all reside in the plane of "Fury's Heart". Even though they are in league, Umberlee faces the problem of sailors ascribing her destructive sea storms to the Storm Lord, sailors who in turn for their misguided beliefs are swiftly punished by Umberlee's wrath.
Places of worshipEdit
Apart from the mentioned regions around the Sea of Fallen Stars and at Nelanther Isles, Umberlee has places of worship at many ports, such as:
- "Water Queen's House", a temple in Baldur's Gate.
- Temple in Urmlaspyr, Sembia.
- Small shrine in city of Marsember, Cormyr.
- "Halls of the Sea-Born", temple complex in Cimbar, Chessenta.
- The "Queenspire", new temple complex fronting the harbor in Waterdeep.