From Tome of Sadness
- Be calm, mortal. Raise your hands in praise and I shall hear your plea.
One of the second Gods and the son of Urett and Jir, it is said that the illumination and sustainer of life could not have been without the inevitability of death. Rir is the father of Eiron, but left his guidance to Uir-- Rir concerns himself with Andor more than any other and oversees their creations.
His creations were the Sun Elves, known in their language as the Rirsonne. Andor's aid ensured that the Rirsonne were perfected and their relations with the humans were strengthened by their Gods' bond.
Rir is depicted in his children's art as a great golden lion that chases the dark wolf across the sky. He appears as an elven man of roughly eight feet, built broad and strongly, garbed in gold plate armour and furs, with a kind face and soft manner of speaking. A helm hides most of his face, but long black braids lay down his back and chest. In one hand he carries a treasured carved staff, a gift from the first of his children, when he walks Mir and a curved blade in the other, a gift from the Uirmond.
When he removes the fine helm, his eyes are bound over with white cloth. It is speculated that Rir does not have eyes, or he shields them from mortals for their own good. He touches the faces of his followers, carefully memorising their shape and aura, a practise which dedicated followers may pledge themselves to.
The followers of Rir are numerous and supported by the Cathedral. Many orders dedicate themselves to the worship and teachings of the sun and his prophets, be it peacefully in monastic solitude or in the arts of battle. A notable sect are the Sonnelicht, who blind themselves to demonstrate their dedication and with divine guidance, are some of the Cathedral's deadliest warriors.
Rir offers not only power to his followers, but the ability to heal. Being granted these powers requires years of service, contemplation, fasting, a strong heart and great compassion.
Clerics and Paladins of Rir are considerably flashier than those of Roxhen, though the two are allied.
The teachings of Rir speak of compassion, dedication, a strong will and fierceness. He preaches kindness and a will to care for all life, while striking strong and sure against those that would defy him and his followers.
Rir is both a destructive force of nature to be reckoned with and a kind father.