Chalice of Heironeous

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Greyhawk Deity
Chalice of Heironeous
Title(s)
Home Plane Baator
Power Level Goddess-angel
Gender Female
Class(es) Unknown
Alignment Unknown (presumably lawful good)
Portfolio Unknown
Domains Unknown
Alias(es) none
Superior none

The Chalice of Heironeous is a "goddess-angel" currently held captive on the plane of Baator.

Relationships

The Chalice of Heironeous is the daughter of the deity Heironeous and, presumably, a female angel.

Realm

Though presumably from the Seven Heavens of Mount Celestia originally, the Chalice is currently imprisoned within the Iron City of Dis, part of Dispater's foul realm.

Worshippers

The Chalice of Heironeous has few worshipers at present, being a secret known only to the Lightning Councilors of the Order of the Chalice.

Affiliated Orders

The Chalice is an order of knights dedicating to freeing the Chalice of Heironeous from her prison.

Myths and legends

The Chalice of Heironeous

The Chalice of Heironeous is known only in a secret myth revealed to the highest echelons of the Chalice, a knightly order devoted to slaying fiends. Most believe the Chalice to be a powerful relic of Heironeous's faith kept safe by the Masters of the order. The masters of the order, the Lightning Councilors, know that the Chalice of Heironeous is actually the daughter of Heironeous, a young goddess-angel kidnapped by Hextor and given over to Dispater in enable him to shirk responsibility for his deed, as well as to keep the prisoner more secure. The Chalice was founded in approximately -628 CY in order to find a way to rescue the Chalice of Heironeous and reunite her with her father [Player's Handbook II, page 170].

Creative origins

Though described as a miraculous silver cup in earlier sources, the Chalice of Heironeous was revealed to be a "goddess-angel" in the Player's Handbook II.

Bibliography

  • Noonan, David. Player's Handbook II. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2006.