Goddess of Shame: Verasundia

A portrait of Veradundia, Goddess of shame.
Verasundia as the Red-Eyed Lady

Names and Titles

  • Verasis
  • The Red-Eyed Lady
  • The Denier of Rest
  • The Poisoner of Victory
  • The Eye that Judges

Divine Domains

Verasundia is goddess of shame, punishement and suffering.

The Red-Eyed Lady and the Coliseum

Verasundia is the patron deity of the Coliseum. Her icon, the eye, is visible in every single arena in the Coliseum complex. You just have to know where to look. Foremost is the eye-shaped lake in Voivode’s Arena. The empty eye sockets of a dragon skull, or the eyes of a statue serve her just as well. Her judging eye sees all that happens in the arena, and find it lacking. Every being in the Coliseum hears her whispers in their mind.

Voivode Kohoutek has nursed a secret shame for most of his life. Indeed, it stalked him through his training as a wizard. It has haunted him as he approached the apex of his power, leaving every victory and achievement hollow. Verasundia shadowed him for his entire life

Verasundia spoke to Voivode in his dreams. He could never escape the shame, but if he’d allow her to deepen it into a well to feed from, she would make him great. She gave him the seeds of the complex when he submitted himself to her eternally.

Verasundia’s Astral Shieldbeast, tumbling in and out of the astral plane, visits every other know plane of existence. She gave it to Voivode as a base of operations. She also connected him to a host of devils, enabling him to secure the resources he needed to build the coliseum. Without a doubt, the price he had to pay to those devils only deepened his connection to Verasundia.

Time Sweetens the Shame and Deepens the Suffering

She didn’t promise him glory, just power. He would battle his contestants in the Coliseum with everything he had, but he was bound by her rules. The contestants always had to have a fair chance at victory. Thus, Voivode has to sit and watch as they tore apart the wonderful beasts he collected from across the planes to defeat them. Every defeat shames him and feeds her. Should the contestants be defeated, she gets her taste of their shame and suffering instead.

The time-loop that bind the Coliseum complex is also her creation. The Complex itself moves normally through time and space, but Voivode and the rest of the living inhabitants experience each season of combat as though it were the first. The glamour of Verasundia blinds Voivode to all the changes and improvements that accrue to the complex over time.

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