Naki-Ono, The Whore Frost

Naki-Ono.jpgAlignment: LE
Portfolio: Lord of Winter, Scorned Lovers, Undead
Domains: Charm, Death, Evil, Law, Water
Subdomains: Devil, Ice, Lust, Undead
Favored Weapon: Short sword
Holy Symbol: Deep blue snowflake
Sacred Colors: Blue, White
Sacred Stones: Alabaster, Moonstone

“Winter’s a bitch”

Referred to as the Hoar Queen, The Frozen Maiden, and The Heartless Lover and a variety of less savory terms the Lord known as Naki-Ono is the Lord of all that is bitter and cold in this world. From the bite of every snow filled gale to the frozen chill in the heart of a lover left to wither by those who never truly cared, Naki-Ono is said to be there, the bitter entomber of the world and it’s love. Originally a powerful, but minor spirit of the winter and love found in the beauty of the snow, she was said to have cut out her heart after suffering the greatest pain a heart could bring, so that it might never harm her again. In that instant she ascended to a true lord of winter. Now she rules over her domains of the frost and snow, claiming all that live and die within her domain as hers to command and use as she see’s fit. Prayers to her are often bitter curses and epithets spewed by those trapped in the snow or the bitter tears of those who’ve felt the cold of love reciprocated and dispassionately abused. Those who actually worship her are either those who seek to harness or understand the powers of winter, Scorned Lovers seeking to harden their hearts to the world, and necromancers or undead of the winter.

She is often depicted as either an asian female with pale white skin and ice blue hair or a female tengu with snow white feathers. In either depiction she is shown in a flowing blue white kimono and with pupiless eyes, a look of pitiless resolve etched across her face. Some depictions of her place her in slightly more revealing dress, showing off the ragged frozen hole where her heart used to be.

Followers: Arctic denizens, Ice Devils, Scorned Lovers, Undead, Liches

Amongst her undead followers some of the most interesting are the mythological lich. Powerful undead who were said to carve out their own hearts for immortality. This is said to grant them absolute mental clarity by separating them from the weakness of an emotional heart.

Naki-Ono, The Whore Frost

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