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Pelor, the Dawnfather, is the god of the Sun domain[2] and agriculture, and is generally worshiped by farmers and people who live off the land.[3] He is one of the prime creator gods of Exandria.[4] He is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone. As an NPC, Pelor is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description Edit

Appearance Edit

BLackSalander Dawnfather

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.[5]

Personality Edit

Biography Edit

Background Edit

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.[6]

"Elysium" (1x104) Edit

Relationships Edit

The Sun Tree Edit

Pelor is the creator of the Sun Tree in Whitestone.

Vex'ahlia Edit

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.[7]

Commandments of the Dawnfather Edit

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.

Pelor, the Dawnfather - Christian Thor Lally

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

Known Worshipers Edit

Trivia Edit

  • His holy day is Highsummer, on the 15th of Sydenstar.
  • Pelor is one of the six deities approved for worship in the Dwendalian Empire[8]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 15.
  2. Matthew Mercer commented on Pelor being a god of the Sun domain.
  3. See "The Sun Tree" (1x28) at 2:13:44.
  4. See "Elysium" (1x104) at 2:22:38.
  5. See "Elysium" (1x104) at 2:11:03.
  6. See "The Endless Atheneeum" (1x106) at 1:09:35.
  7. See "Elysium" (1x104).
  8. See "Steam and Conversation" (2x09) at 0:46:11.

Art:

  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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