Asternia, Augor, and Oren
Daughter of _________
A woman of northern descent stands tall with a relaxed confidence. She is layered in quilted robes, reminiscent of old Augorian style. In her hands is a golden arrow sized for an elvish longbow, wielded like a staff. A vein of gold extends from her neck, to the back of her head.
Mantra is a powerful member of the Hands of Morighean. She wields the Golden Arrow, a relic used to seal the demon Amachator. With it she has transformed members of the Red Smiles into Grins, her own agents of chaos.
She was encountered during the Battle of Fort Ash, where she referred to Eze’kiel and Tariel as “the false sons”, saying their rights to Augor are illegitimate, and that the rightful ruler is in the process of taking over. Using her magic, she debilitated each member of the party, transmuting parts of their body to gold.
A bible was discovered in Mantra’s chambers in the Red Smile caves. Along with the bible were two gold wrought ‘paintings’ on the cave’s walls. One was of Morighean, the other of a small, hunched, shriveled humanoid.
When the party reached the Capital of the Augor within the storm, Mantra was acting as the Head Priestess. She claimed she was preparing this world for the arrival of her ‘father’. She was defeated here by the party, her body transmuting to gold and breaking apart.
The party took the Golden Arrow and used it to open the passageway into the mountain’s cave. They walked into Morighean’s Garden, where Mantra’s soul had escaped. Using the power of this garden, she emulated the powers of Morighean and turned the cave into a cosmic field. Using the tenets of Mantra’s bible, the party wrought destruction of nearby objects and their personal belongings to curry favor with Morighean and gain power. Appoline dealt Mantra a finishing blow, and Mantra collapsed into a black hole, S U C C ing the party into a strange void.