Lux - Mortal God of Light and Righteousness

Domains: Community, Glory, Good, Nobility, Protection
Portfolio: Community, Charity, Light, Purity
Worshippers: Northern Humanoids of good and lawful alignment
Code: Lux's Honour Code as per the honor system

Lux spent his entire mortal life, after a vision from the heavens, to find and destroy the demon, Tenebris. Along his journey, Lux accomplished many feats considered too great for what any mortal should be able to do. The progression and accomplishments of these feats are what allowed Lux to ascend to godhood upon his death. The story of Lux’s life are detailed in the Tome of Lux.
Within the Tome of Lux are major events in Lux’s life, which outline the code's that his followers uphold. These major events are summarized as the 7 Feats. These feats are, in chronological order;
An adolescent Lux, stared down at the criminal he had beaten into submission. This man had murdered his father, and had proceeded to rape his mother, yet Lux did not deliver a killing blow.
Lux spent the entire day, preparing the soups he would later feed the misfortunate. Though he had not eaten for 3 days, he denied the theft of the soups in which were not his.
Lux had reached the cemetery in which the necromancer was creating his minions. Lux did not hesitate to slaughter all the evil creatures, and the necromancer himself, for they were all tainted to the soul.
Lux threw himself upon the child before the burning debris could crush her. Though more than at least 300lbs of burning wood had fallen on him, Lux raised to both feet, child in hands, and escaped the burning home.
After tearing through the possessed king’s army, Lux returned to personally bandage and heal any incapacitated or injured soldiers. Even after helping hundreds of soldiers, Lux pressed forward to the king's keep.
Lux prayed to the heavens before his encounter with the minions of Tenebris. His prayers were made for 12 hours straight. Lux was to have the heavens on his side.
During Lux’s climactic clash with Tenebris, Lux was nearing defeat. Having his arm chopped off, and being blinded by Tenebris’ acid, Lux fell to his knees, dropping his sword. Lux began to pray. As Lux prayed, the heavens sent him a final gift. With a new found strength, Lux raised to a roaring charge. With a swift jab to his chest, he broke his rib cage and reached for his own heart! As he neared Tenebris, Lux tore his beating heart from himself, and smitted Tenebris with a final blow. Lux’s heart erupted into a flash of divine light. When the dust settled, all that remained were the corpse of Lux, and the ashes of Tenebris.
These 7 Feats may be interpreted as however an individual believes, as long as they fall within pre approved guidelines set by The Church of Lux.

Lux’s followers fall under two categories;
The Church of Lux, and;
The Order of Lux.

The Church of Lux is the organization of priests and monks, as well as the commoner believers. They archive major events, maintain buildings of worship, and educate commoners and The Order of Lux.

The Order of Lux is the organization of paladins who follow Lux’s legacy by following in his footsteps, upholding the law, defeating evil, and supporting communities.
The Order of Lux, along with following the 7 Feats, follow specific laws that guide them along a stricter path with Lux. These laws must be followed at all times by a paladin, and will allow them to mirror Lux, their goal in life and service.

These laws are as follows;

  • A paladin must never consume alcoholic beverages, or consume exotic or high class foods. The paladin may consume only bread and basic soups unless such foods are unavailable, then they may consume as long as they follow the law.
  • A paladin must never, through physical violence, force any sentient being to convert to The Church of Lux. They must encourage and display their feats to convert sentient beings.
  • A paladin must uphold abstinence at all times.
  • A paladin will never allow anyone to suffer, or be in a position below them. I.e. A paladin may not sleep in a bed when someone known is sleeping on the floor.
  • A paladin may never indulge in gluttony, but they may accumulate wealth to benefit the Church and all that is light.
  • Lastly, a paladin must give all enemies a chance to embrace Lux’s light. However, if said enemy is too tainted by evil, as to where no light shall ever shine, they are to be executed and sent to Lux for redemption.

Where Lux devoted his life to destroying Tenebris, their afterlife fates are closely intertwined. This means that if a paladin submits themselves to The Order of Lux, that they now tread a line where Tenebris may consume their soul. This is why the laws and feats were established. It is believed that as long as a paladin follows these laws and feats, and follow Lux as close as possible, that they may never befall the influence of Tenebris. However, the more they stray from Lux’s life, the more exposed they will become to Tenebris. When a paladin has been fully influenced by Tenebris, and strayed from the path of Lux, they are deemed fallen paladins. These fallen paladins must be hunted and destroyed by all members of The Church, and The Order of Lux.