Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!====Oracles==== The Oracles are both more and less than their normal race. The spirit of the Elemental Dragon changes its host from time to time, for reasons in ways still not fully understood by even the most eminent scholars. However, the spirit remains largely unchanged, even though the host may be different. The Oracles Rest in remote sanctuaries that sometimes change, but are always appropriate to the element each Oracle represents. For example, the Oracle of Earth has always resided in a tower made of vines woven tight enough to form the very walls and floors of the tower itself. This tower has constantly stayed in the mountains bordering the Reito-Butsu. Reaching an Oracle for guidance is never an easy task, and is the subject of many plays, novels, and stories. The power of sharing a Dragon's soul has always proven too much for a mortal spirit. In the past, the Dragon's psyche has totally eclipsed the mortal mind, the host becoming nothing more than a shell for the Dragon's Extension. The five most recent Oracles have diverged from the precedent, and have retained their mortal minds and desires in some form. The Oracle of Void is the most obvious example; she returned and married a mortal before vanishing back into the Boido. In contrast, the Oracle of Earth is already forgetting his own mortal name and history. Perhaps this change is not as permanent as it appeared. Another recent oddity is the report of Oracles of Ice, Magma, and Wood. In the Past, though there were known to be Elemtal Dragons representing the more exotic elements, but they were never known to be powerful enough to extend themselves into Ningen-do. There are also the Dark Oracles, who come from Jigoku itself and technically control the element Shadow. However, there are also Dark counterparts to the Five Elemental Dragons as well. :'''Powers:''' As the representation of a Dragon's power in the mortal world, Oracles are a force that should always be respected. Though non are sure where the Dark Oracles draw their power from, they are as mighty as their normal counterparts. Oracles have undone the souls of offensive mortals with a smiple gesture in the past, and they would not hesitate to do so again. For all their power, however, they are bound to a code, and when encountered can be asked a single question. Each Oracle must answer a question for a mortal when asked, but only once. Often the Oracle itself does not know the answer until the question is asked, and the Dragon's soul provides the information as the Oracle speaks. Many have attempted to seek out all the Oracles, to gain guidance from each, but the task is monumental. Also, an Oracle cannot meddle directly in the affairs of mortals except in self-defense. When the Dark Oracles attempt to harass the Light Oracles, they generally do so through intermediaries. The Oracles' power is nearly limitless against mortal beings, though they could be dealt with in high power campaigns. In game terms, an Oracle is an extremely high level [[Elemental Weird (3.5e Class)|elemental weird]]/ elementalist/ geomancers who should not be dealt with in a non-epic scenario. Attracting their anger is suicide, plain and simple. =====The Oracles===== The current locations of the Oracles are as follows: :'''Oracle of Air:''' The Oracle of Air carries on in the traditional sanctuary of her predecessors — a floating home in the clouds. :'''Oracle of Earth:''' He lives in the Tower of Vines that recently appeared along the northern-most border of the Empire, bordering the Reito-butsu. :'''Oracle of Fire:''' The Oracle of Fire is wandering among the Empire, posing as just another mortal. :'''Oracle of Ice:''' The Oracle of Ice lives in a vast palace made out of hardened ice and glacial matter at the very top of the North Pole. :'''Oracle of Magma:''' The Oracle of Magma has just made her new castle in the heart of a large volcano, entirely made out of hardened obsidian. :'''Oracle of the Void:''' The Oracle of the Void has vanished into Boido and has not been seen since. It is unknown if a new Oracle will take her place. :'''Oracle of Water:''' The Oracle of Water has been reported walking along the shores and on top of the waters of the Nishi-no-Umi. :'''Oracle of Wood:''' The Oracle of Wood has been reported to be resting in the heart of a great tree, surrounded by Dryads and Oaken Defenders. :'''Dark Oracles:''' The Dark Oracles are much harder to find. They prefer to wander the length of the Burning Sands, using their powers to torment the Light Oracles from afar. Very few have been foolish enough to seek out the Dark Oracles, and none have returned. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Dungeons and Dragons Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://dungeons.fandom.com/wiki/The_Empire_of_the_Rising_Sun_(3.5e_Campaign_Setting)/Pantheon"