Solar Queen and the Original Holder of the Creation Ruling Mandate

Merela the Gladiator

Solar Queen Merela

  • Sol Invictus' lover
  • Supreme Commander of the Exalted host during the Primordial Wars
  • Queen of Creation

Notable Items

Crown of Thunders

Legendary Artifact

The Crown of Thunders is often believed to be the literal embodiment of the Creation Ruling Mandate. While popular, this assumption is wrong. Creation Ruling Mandate is completely seperate from the Crown of Thunder - as seperate as a King's Royal Lineage and his Crown.

The Unconquered Sun bestowed the Creation Ruling Mandate upon Merela and the Crown of Thunder is hers as the proof of this great honor. However, Even if the crown was somehow destroyed the Mandate would be in no way affected.

Just as that it was not the act of Queen Merela giving up the Crown that shared the Creation Ruling Mandate, but the fact that she decided to share it. This esoteric distinction however was never made, since after Queen Merela's the Crown was placed in the Solar Deliberative to "empower" the entirety of the Deliberative with the Creation Ruling Mandate.

The Crown is a elegant crown wrought of the purest orichalcum made by Sol Invictus' own hands and radiates palpable power in pulses as if it is the heartbeat of Creation. It has 3 hearthstone settings and requires 10 moles of essence to attune. While none save Queen Merela have ever gained the chance to attune it, the crown can be readily attuned (still bound by Loyalty Rules) by anyone who is not a Creature of Darkness.

  • Once attuned it increases her primary attribute group by 3 dots each, secondary attribute group by 2 dots each, and the last attribute group by 1 dot each
    • These increase in attributes are considered natural increase and thus raises any applicable dice pool cap
  • The character is able to hear prayer and answer prayer made in Creationas if she is a God, including the ability to use charms through arcane link created by Prayer
    • Because of this transformative link the wearer's Cult ratings are effective 1 dot higher
    • This item in no way circumvent or superseded the Celestial Law banning Solar Cults
      • The wearer is still not allowed to have organized worship of herself
  • The character is able to becoming immaterial for the purpose of entering Sanctums/Yu-Shan as a reflexive action and at no cost
  • The character becomes immune to all unnatural mental influence
  • The character adds her permanent Essence score to her Mental DVs.
  • The crown grants its wearer 3 automatic successes to all acts of leadership and command and negates all botch for these actions
    • Botches become simple failures
  • With 10 motes the wearer can bring forth the Creation Ruling Mandate into physicality
    • For the rest of the scene all beings of Creation1 - Creatures, Mortals, Exalts, Members of the Terrestrial Courts, and other Supernatural beings with Essence 3 or lower cannot take acts of aggression against her, nor can they resist her explicit commands.
    • To Resist this unnatural mental influence cost a commitment of 2 Willpower and half their Essence Pool for a month and a day, during which they are immune to the mechanical effects of this compulsion
    • Those who are immune to this effect, such as the Bearer of Mecca, nonetheless still have their MDC halved

From the Rathess Book (IIRC)

Member of the The Maiden Circle

Circle of the Solar Queen

  • The First (hence Maiden) Solar circle ever formed
    • Formed around the Unconquered Sun's favorite - Merela
  • The cirlce members were hand picked by Merela and formed with the personal benediction of the Unconquered Sun
    • Zenith 30: Merela is the Unconquered Sun's favorite and the one closest embodies the perfection that all Solar aspires to. Peerless even before her Exaltation the blessing of the unconquered sun just made her even more incomparable.
    • exaltationhistory:dawn25: Sonja of Rogatino was also taken to the Gladiator Pit to participate in the decade long "Great Game". She was only a few years older than Merela when the new orphan entered the roster. She took the weak Merela under her wing and the two became blood sisters. Together they are undefeated and earned the honor of receiving their Spark from the hand of Unconqured Sun as all of Rathess stood witness to this singularity of history.
    • exaltationhistory:twilight32: Diana of Themyscira is the definition of warrior philosopher and one of the few who is capable of debating Merela on academic subjects and matters of theology. She is loved by the Jade Born for her quicksilver mind and endless inspiration.
    • exaltationhistory:night20: Xena "the Destroyer" is an elemental force. Exalted by a rogue spark under torture and pain she went on a killing spree across the land. Wounded and dying it was Merela that recovered he and nursed her back to health. Earning her Xena's undying love and gratitude.
    • exaltationhistory:eclipse57: She-ra's real name is Adora, a timid little girl whom the Maidens marked as recipient of the Spark. She took the name "She-Ra" after her 2nd breath and had a total reversal of personality. She is now hyperactive, gregorious, permiscuous, and confrontational. She quickly rised through the ranks of the newly exalted Solars in a polarizing storm. You can either love her or hate her but there is little room inbetween. Her exploits gained her Merela's notice and she was included in the circle to balance Merela's reserved nature.

Lunar Mates

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Exaltation History: Zenith 30


  • Will only Exalt females
  • Will not Exalt anyone whose Appearance and Dexterity is less than 6
  • Will not Exalt anyone whose Compassion is less than 5
-9000+, First Age Merela
     The Maiden Circle
     Gladiator turned defacto Queen of Rathess
     Beloved of Unconqured Sun
     The Empress of Creation
     Crowned by the hands of the Unconquered Sun
     Bearer of the Creation Ruling Mandate
     Bearer of the Crown of Thunders
     Guardian of the Ochre Fountain
     Mother of Civilization
     Greatest Warrior during the Primordial Wars
     Commander of Operation Wyld Hand
60/10/17 12:00 Gladrien Vanja of Rathess
     Circle of Beauty
     character:aata's lover
     Savior of Rathess
     Whose kidnapping caused nearly all the Solars in Creation at the time to invade the Underworld

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