Also known as the Lady of Lies, the Lurker, the Politician
Goddess of Deception, Shadows, Necessary Deeds.
- Associated Colours: Black
- Symbol: A Mask
Solitude is the only altar the follower of Ryniss worships at. 'Good' and 'Evil' are not subjective ideas, but they are irrelevent distractions from the task at hand. Once you have decided upon your duty, you must not be diverted from enacting it. The ends justify the means. The 'truth' is but a lack of imagination. Others will misunderstand you and wilfully misjudge you if you give them the chance; do not allow them to get even the smallest measure of you and your work, lest they will use it against you. Completion of a task is important, but if the circumstances change or you find yourself misled, your obligation is expunged. If the task is a deception, then so may be your loyalty. Do not draw undue attention to yourself; it interferes with your purpose. Secrecy and subtlety are neccessary for success; if you crave adulation, misdirection is the key. Nobody can laud a successful thief, but a thief who hides his work, spreads his gains and constructs a mask may be lauded. Use any and all means necessaries to complete your task, but do not engage in wilful and unnecessary destruction.
Ryniss is the goddess of what is necessary rather than standing for what is right. She is worshipped more broadly than the Churches imply, but it remains difficult to measure due to the secretive ways in which followers pay respect and homage to her. There have been churches of Ryniss in the past, but they tend to be places fallen into disrepair through neglect where very little activity happens - or, at least, seems to happen. Her followers and her agents keep to the shadows, pursuing with the utmost of care a task usually decided upon by the individual. As such, Ryniss has earned something of a reputation for being a lawless god of murderers and thieves, when in actuality her purview is more through the liberation of the individual who worships her rather than any strict agenda in the world. An individual might pay homage to Ryniss when a course of action that is right must be undergone, even if not strictly the same as what is just, moral, or lawful, as sometimes the world is not as black and white as other gods might portray it to be.