Pelor, the Dawnfather, is the god of the sun[4] and agriculture, and is generally worshiped by farmers and people who live off the land.[5] He is one of the prime creator gods of Exandria.[6] He is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone. As an NPC, Pelor is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Fan art of TheDawnfather, by BlackSalander.[art 1]

Pelor wears a white cloak over an intricate golden plate armor. Where a head would be, instead, there is a burning star. An almost featureless male head burns within the corona.[7]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

The Rites of Prime Banishment were used to banish Tharizdun and end the war of the Calamity. During these rites, it took Pelor's full might to beat down Tharizdun, attach four Prime Trammels, and finally complete the ritual. Tharizdun was, however, successfully banished.[8]

"Elysium" (1x104)[edit | edit source]

Vox Machina meet Pelor to discuss how to seal away Vecna for good.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

The Sun Tree[edit | edit source]

Pelor is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone.

Vex'ahlia[edit | edit source]

Vex became a Champion of Pelor as part of Vox Machina's quest to defeat Vecna. She completed his challenge and in return was granted a boon to aid in combat. Furthermore, Pelor gave her a bead of divinity, to be used in creating the Divine Trammels that are a part of the ritual to banish Vecna.[9]

Commandments of the Dawnfather[edit | edit source]

Commandments of the Dawnfather

  • Be ever vigilant for evil. People are quick to forget the lessons of the past.

  • Help relieve the suffering of the innocent wherever it exists.

  • Deliver the light of the Dawnfather where darkness dwells, with kindness, compassion, and mercy.

Fan art of Pelor, the Dawnfather, by Christian Thor Lally.[art 2]

Known Worshipers[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His holy day is Highsummer, on the 15th of Sydenstar.
  • Pelor is one of the six deities approved for worship in the Dwendalian Empire[10]

References[edit | edit source]


  1. Fan art of TheDawnfather, by BlackSalander (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Pelor, the Dawnfather, by Christian Thor Lally (source).  Used with permission.

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