Untrained Skills Sense Motive +2, Intimidate +6 (+8 vs. evil), Perception +5 (-4 on opposed check)
A baby found on the doorstep of a temple of Iomedae, Anarya was given a name from the holy books of Aroden, to whom the temple was first consecrated. Raised by the priesthood, she was discovered performing miracles even as a young girl, divine power coming naturally to her rather than through devotion and prayer. She grew into a caring healer and fierce opponent of cruelty, and now works in Kenabres to assist in the efforts of the Fifth Crusade as a healer. A flickering halo surrounds her head, growing in brightness and intensity when she channels her magic. Her power seems to stem from its light - her healing touch manifests as a pale glow, and her channeled energy is a moment of blinding radiance that scorches the flesh of the dead and the corrupt.
To those who look, the young girl shows hints of Azlanti heritage, the violet eyes and receding hairline so popular among the nobility of Cheliax and Taldor, hinting at a likely noble birth in one of the two nations. Anarya puts no stock in these rumors, knowing how unlikely it would be for a noble scion to be left on the steps of a Mendevian temple. She seldom wonders about her parentage, considering herself lucky to have had the guidance of the sisterhood at the temple which became her home. Though they had often pressured her to join the clergy, she never officially became a priestess, using her innate magic to serve Iomedae in her own way.
Excerpts from The History and Future of Humanity:
"And it was said that in those days, Aroden the Living God walked the streets and trails of Golarion; And at his side walked many companions, but the first and most beloved of these was Anarya..."
It was a name from a forgotten age - one of the companions of Aroden, the living god, from the days when he walked the lands of Golarion as a mere mortal. The Sisters at the Chapel of the Inheritor gave it to the fair-haired infant when she was found on the temple steps one morning. She was an unusual child, even for a ward of the church. She was a quiet child, except for when it became time to sing, which she did beautifully. She loved music, joining the church choir and adding her young voice to the chorus and hymns. When danger threatened the nearby villages, as happens all too frequently in demon-tainted Mendev, she assisted in healing the wounds of the sisters who marched forth to protect the innocent in Iomedae's name. She could heal injuries with but a touch even as a child, her gifts coming unbidden by prayer or words of power.
"At this, Aroden cried out, 'Let the noise of the world cease, this day! I have heard enough.' And at his cry, all was silent."
"In the time of winter, the Living God walked in the guise of the Shepherd, and all of humanity was his flock; And he tended to them with the love and care of a parent."
"The Last Azlanti spoke to all in attendance. 'Go forth, and spread the lessons I have taught across this world. Carry humanity's strength to every corner, and start strong families wherever you settle.'"
"And it is known that the pure of heart and strong of soul are never truly abandoned or lost."
"Aroden held the child in his hands, and spoke to her mother; And his words were taken down and recorded by those in attendance. 'Stronger even than fate is a parent's love. Your daughter is loved, and by that power, not mine, evil cannot touch her.'"
"The last words spoken, by the last Azlanti, before his ascension to the realms Beyond, echoed in the stillness of the chamber. 'It is not a bright path humanity walks now, but a dark one. There will be pain, and sickness, and war. Hardships unimagined will arise. But it is humanity which will ride triumphant over them. The human spirit is the hope of the world, and that spirit will keep it until the day of my return."
"By the act of selflessness, one opens every door. It is by giving of oneself, and sharing one's heart with the community, that all are uplifted."
"We still await his return."
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