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Guardian of Liars, Lady of Mists, The Mist Maiden, Mother of Illusionists
Pantheon Faerunian
Realm
Portfolio Deception, Illusion, Mist, Shadow
Worshippers Liars, Illusionists
Domains Deception, Illusion, Mist, Shadow
Favored Weapon Unknown

Leira

Leira was the goddess of deception and illusions. She was an enigma, never telling the truth when falsehood would do. Everything she did and said was shrouded in layers of illusion and lies. She believed the truth is worthless and that misbelief and falsehood are what gives life meaning. Some still believe Leira is alive and that she uses her death as a grand illusion, but the general consensus is that she is a dead power.

The Lady is never quite what you think she is. Truth is a worthless thing to know and worth even less to speak aloud. Never speak truth where falsehood will suffice. Cherish and further illusions and rumors, for distortion and legend are what make folk happy and life alluring. Hiding a thing gives it value by the very act of cloaking.

Two years after the end of the Time of Troubles, in 1360 DR Leira was slain by the new deity of death Cyric, wielding the sword Godsbane. Her portfolios were subsequently absorbed by the mad god.

Leira had quite a small following. Her priests, known as Leirans, or Worshipers of the Mistshadow, wore silver masks and often disguised themselves to deceive those around them. Leirans would speak the truth only to other Leirans. High-level clerics of the Leiran faith were called Mistcallers.

Every morning, and on every moonlit night, Leirans lay face down and prayed to the Lady of the Mists. If there was any mist, Leirans would walk through it and pray. The most revered act in the Leiran faith was the “Unmasking”, a purification ritual performed when new followers entered the faith.

Leira's allies were Mask, who betrayed her, and Azuth. She was opposed by Oghma, as her lies were a hindrance to knowledge.

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