It was Mansa’s blow, but he only knew because of the plotting and slow, methodical work of the ever risky to cross Antelle. She was and some say still is the Spymaster, the Schemer, the Planner behind many plans, and Pallor’s opposite number. Antelle is not someone who tolerates betrayal or who seeks to harm those in her care, and this has placed her at opposite sides of many a situation from people who are otherwise friendly. Her chief concerns these days are ensuring the success and wellbeing of all the peoples of Wyrlde, even the Foes.
Like much of the Shadow Host, Antelle has cordial if distant relations with the Bright Host and is closer to her own Host than many of them are. She is tightest with Paria and Lamia, and rumor has it she even once seduced Mansa “just to see”. It is a favorite story of Ara’s to tell. She is fairly rigid in her positions but is willing to work with others to achieve their goals or ends.
Centers of Worship
Antelle is the chief Patron of Dorado, and it is there her largest Temple is found. She can be found in many other places as well, as among the shadow host she is fairly popular despite her flaw: Antelle, like Paria and Chicory, is a transgender Power. As below, so above, and while few will speak to her directly, all find her a bit unnerving to deal with at times.
Like Qetza, Antelle’s followers love festivals and parties. Unlike his, those who follow the Shescythe are much more sedate and think of themselves as refined. Flowers feature largely in any activity involving her followers, as flowers are all sacred to her.
She is the heart of the Shadow Host, and even if the others were to switch sides, she would remain where she is, always in the center, always between the poles, just as she was in the War itself. She is unconcerned with the things that benefits the Powers – her worries and focus are on the people, but she does not seek their favor, like the rest of the Shadow Host, in the same way. She is grateful for it, but few would say it is what drivers her.
Antelle is famous for carrying a gigantic scythe that is bone white from gleaming point to metal shod base. She uses it to carve away the souls of those who oppose her, and to stop time – which is one of the reasons she is considered among the most powerful of the Powers, for only three, maybe four others can do that: The Three of the Old Ones, and Chicory.
Life, Independence, Unity, Agency, Balance, Benefice, Pattern
Arabelle, Shescythe, The Laughing, Paratrans
A black dog in the distance
Failing to see the beauty around you
Offering, request, prayer
Raise 13 flowers from seed and present as an offering.
Be well, be happy, be thankful, be open, be honest
Flowers of any kind, coin
Must be gender Variant. Her weird shows up as a tattoo like change around an eye, an ear, or the mouth.