Munday – Regarding God/dess

How does your character feel about God? Or religion in general. And lest this sound too Judeo-Christian specific, it can refer to any and all deities or spiritual forces in your character’s world, be they Hindu, Native American, part of the Greek pantheon, or something unique to your character’s setting.

However you define it, gods or goddesses, tell us how your character feels about the whole thing. Are they a believer in any sort of deity? How do they feel about that deity? How about the church/organized religion if it exists in their world? Or perhaps they’re a hard-line atheist. What do they think of people who do believe in God/s?

Fanny / Faelyn is the High Lady of the Ninefold Sisterhood of Affwyn or the Fortunate Island, also known as the Isle of Apples or Avalon. They are both human and Fae, that were created before the split between Humans and Sidhe. They honour the Great Goddess who is Danu, or Dana, hence they are a part of or believe themselves directly descended and connected to the Tuatha Dé Danann. This established territory was throughout the Celts / Gael / Gaul lands. There was a time when the Gods of the Ancient World walked alongside mankind, and that all forms of Immortals such as the Fae of all types, Angels, Fallen Angels such as Grigorii, Nephilim, etc. all this is connected.

As for believing in Gods (plural), of course she does. She also quite adamantly believes that she is in fact descended from them – but then so are many others. As far as almight_g_d, well she thinks He is an arrogant git and has no right to call Himself the One True anything. She gives him a what-for on a regular basis as to His punishment of the Fallen Ones – and the reduced status of the Sidhe as being somehow erroneously behind or beneath that of Humans. That she gives Him migraines for her efforts is a source of great amusement for her – and also for some of those whom she is friendly with among the fallen ones, such as 1st_of_the200, Azazeal. She also is secretly hoping that a_giovanni achieves his ultimate goal of Godhead just so he can also give the ‘Almighty” even more headaches.

She has flown in the face of would-be limitations of life, death, rebirth, in whatever fashion she can, sometimes failing miserably in the attempt. That does not seem to stop her – her arrogance on that front knows no bounds. A prime example of this was her obsession with bringing her husband, the Comte de Rochefort (all_forme), back from the Realm of the Dead. After 400+ years of trying she finally succeeds. That did nothing to diffuse her Goddess-like arrogance, to be sure. Then there are the Laws of Power – of every kind of Power, to which she is an absolute devotee. That is not to say that she is obsessed with Power, she studies it, understands it and uses all Seven Realms of Existence to try and bend it to her Will. This sort of viewpoint can only come from beings that were close to Godhood themselves in the eyes of more primitive beings In short, while Faelyn may say she honours the Goddess or other Gods, she pretty much puts herself on equal footing with them in her own mind at the very least.

As far as organised religion, she feels nothing but contempt toward the blindness of both Catholic and Protestants to the exclusion of all else. Wars over religion are a matter of arrogance that started with God Himself. She has hidden behind the trappings and practices of Catholicism later in her life because it was easy to substitute Mary for Danu, the Saints for all the other Gods and Goddesses, various spirits, etc. especially when she was living in France with her husband in the 17th Century. Her magickal practices and sorcery she kept out of the light as much as possible, but not without incurring some suspicion, especially from someone like Cardinal Richelieu, who in spite of knowing what she probably was, let her take Holy Communion from him anyway. Richelieu was no Inquisitor, but he certainly did not make the thin line Faelyn walked at all easy. Cardinal Richelieu made it clear on numerous occasions that the only reason he stayed his hand was because she was the wife of the Captain of his guard. In spite of Cardinal Richelieu’s and Faelyn de Rochefort’s intense and very mutual dislike of one another, there was a still an underlying respect there – even if it was unspoken.

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