Mal Dorig worshiped Pyra and each time he overcame a brilliant defense, each time he conquered the unconquerable and each time he burnt a city to the ground, unbeknownst to the dread conqueror, she found herself becoming more and more interested in the mortal. Eventually, she visited him and showed her appreciation for him by making him her champion and concubine. Who could deny the passionate advances of the goddess of passion? He was her prince and she was his queen.
But Pyra is a fickle goddess. When Mal-Dorig lay siege to the city state of Korin, he met his end at the hands of King Gurda, and Pyra abandoned his side and believed him dead. Shortly thereafter, she gave birth to twin sons of Mal Dorig: Nimb and Strata.
Their contests entertained the gods greatly and found favor among all their aunts and uncles. Yet, despite being born of such a prominent goddess, the two had yet to claim any domains or birthrights by the time they had reached maturity. They asked the gods which domains they should take:
The two separated and took the broken staff to Brigid who, from that day on, would forge lightning and thunder for her brothers. It is their storms that bring rain and wind along with their lightning and thunder that is said to be the two quarreling with the gifts from their sister Brigid. Her prowess as the master craftsman of the gods increased from this new duty but the previous accolades of Pyra's daughter Brigid the Smith are not to be understated either:
While Brigid is often called the "Wielder of the Sacred Flame" by doctors and "The Beloved Muse" by poets, it is by engineers, inventors and smiths that Brigid is most often admired and called upon for a blessing upon their works. Unfortunately, while her skill so often has aided the gods, such as in creating the tether that binds Fenrir, it has also caused woe, such as the creation of the Tower of Rowa, in which young Yolo was trapped. Villains as often as heroes sought Brigid out and, even if she refused to make their magical items, she was often coerced into it. Sometimes she managed to build weaknesses into the items, such as the staff driving Qumolong to madness, but other times she was forced to create evil like the armor the armor that gave Mal-Dorig his divinity.
It was her success at making her brothers the Lord of Lightning and Thunder that inspired Darkheart to kidnap her to the Nine Hells and force her to build his armor. And with that armor, Mal-Dorig nearly conquered all of heaven and Narya. And yet, ultimately, it was her lightning and thunder bolts wielded by the brothers that defeated him. Only time will tell whether Brigid the Smith's works will be used for good or evil.
NIMB THE LORD OF LIGHTNING AND STRATA THE THUNDER LORD
Title(s)The Storm Brothers, The Tempest Twins, Blue and Red, The Quarrelers,
Power LevelIntermediate Deity
Red and blue lightning bolts
PortfolioStorms, war, combat, contest, music
Warriors, bards, sailors, twins and athletes
Favored WeaponNimb: The Spear and Bow
Strata: The Warhammer and Bow
Title(s)The Smith, The Poet, The Healer, The Wielder of the Sacred Flame, The Beloved Muse
Power LevelIntermediate Deity
A flaming anvil
PortfolioPoetry, music, medicine, crafting, magic items
Smiths, poets, engineers, inventors, artists, doctors, nurses,
Favored WeaponThe hammer