The Burning Sultans
Eidala is the goddess of water and life, and patron goddess of elves and halflings. With her siblings Meren and Khalim, she governs the greater part of the Material Plane. She is known as the Feyqueen, Lady of Waters, and the Lifespring, along with many other more regional titles. Her symbol is a tree growing up out of a simple wave pattern. She teaches flexibility in thought and act, saying that her followers must not become set in their ways if life is to continue to flower across Jir’Azad. While there are some who resent her for not gifting the world with more water to drink, most believe that it is not in her power to create more water than presently exists, only to control its flow.
The church of Eidala is the official religion of the elven Azure Sultanate, though priests to Eidala never establish permanent temples. Instead, in keeping with her teachings, they travel widely, bringing her word with them wherever they go. Nevertheless, like water adapting itself to its container, they will sometimes temporarily settle in towns and cities, setting up an erstwhile tent temple in which the faithful may gather. Larger settlements are often host to enough such pilgrims that they have more or less permanent temples (sometimes more than one) to worship Eidala. The Sultanate itself serves as the archive for Eidala’s religious texts, collecting them so as to prevent the loss of their knowledge across generations.
Prayers to Eidala occur three times a day, and involve the cessation of all activities and prostrated prayer for about five minutes, symbolizing that her followers would be still and lifeless as stones were it not for her beneficence. Trade within the Azure Sultanate stops during these times, and outsiders are expected to abide by these rules, even if they do not themselves stop to pray.