The child divhi Aliel forms one half of the Dioune alongside Koroth, a pairing of divh said to be brother and sister, or simply two aspects of a single divhi, by the dominant landsman faith of Ahlonia Isle.

Aliel (Ahlonia); The Dioune (Ahlonia)

Children; Mothers; Mercy; Forgiveness; Wisdom; Birth; Innocence


Generally Aliel appears to mortals and is depicted in legend as a small girl with bronzed skin, fair hair and laughing eyes. Usually she has a daisy chain in her hair, and is attired in simple peasant garb that changes with the era of the artist. She is usually associated with the natural world, and is often attended by small birds and gentle does. Aliel has also been said to appear as a white doe or as a woman who rises from out of a body of water, made of swirling mist and sea-spray.


Aliel's faith always focuses on mercy and passivity, counselling to turn the other cheek to foes, and to peacefully resist foes with inaction. While many consider this impractical, others live by it. Aliel is credited with being the more wise and level headed of the Dioune, and many interpret this to mean that Aliel's teachings are more founded upon seeking solutions not rooted in conflict to differences, and priests consulting Aliel are known for finding unusual and creative solutions to conflict. Aliel places great value on the lives of men, be they kings or paupers, and her followers call for unconditional generosity offered simply in the name of a shared lineage, and for a man to consider his neighbor to be his brother in his caring and providing, for one day he may also be in need of a brother. The path of Aliel is, therefore, a very hard one, and most followers of the Dioune teach that the philosophies of Aliel and Koroth must be balanced and tempered by one another to achieve a truly balanced life and blessed spirit, but some, most notably the Order of the Black Sarith, teach that a soul is bound to choose one path or the other.

The Church of the Dioune and it's various offspring orders all promise eternal life after death in Paras at the sides of the dioune as sarith for those who have lived always "in the sight of the dioune". Because the Dioune can see all of a mortal's actions from their lofty perch above the clouds, dually making an example and spectacle of oneself is usually the best way to ensure blessing upon one's family.


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