|Tattoo:||a black jaguar with glowing white eyes|
|Sphere(s):||Courage, Combat, Purity|
There is a certain nobility in the art of combat and in the fight for
a righteous cause. Many find their soul's true home in the rush that
comes with a hunt and in the savage triumph that is felt in defeating a
worthy and wicked foe. In these victories the virtue of a courageous,
pure soul is proven. Combat at its most untainted form is something
none should shy from, something that the cowardly never feel the
thrill of, a fulfillment that the weak never find within their souls.
The elven maiden Baerinika embodies the virtues in fighting for one's beliefs, triumphing over enemies and spilling life's blood to prove the victor. They call her the Spirit of the Jaguar, for she is legendary for the bite of her spear and for the speed at which she pounces. She resides in an ancient ruin deep within a misty jungle, where runic magic is said to pulse within the very walls of her haven. A woman of purity and nobility of spirit, she is often thought of as barbaric by those who feel the wrath of her holy spear and as righteous to those whom she considers comrades.
Thera is constantly beseiged by wretched forces that strive to overcome and make a permanent mark upon the realm. Followers of Baerinika take a harsh stance against these threats that taint their homes and lives. They make a firm, final and bloody stand against these things that threaten their beliefs. Fighting is the only way they believe that they will overcome and vanquish these threats. Courage to stand and fight for one's beliefs is paramount to Baerinika's faith. There is no compromise in her religion; there is only purity of purpose, intergrity of spirit, and strength of arms.
Those who follow the path marked by the jaguar's bite tend towards the light. Purity in righteous wrath holds favor with Baerinika, as she views those of dark heart as being selfish and without cause to strengthen the conviction of their fight. Those of the dark way who present themselves before the maiden will likely find themselves impaled upon her white spear.