Jaela Daran is an eleven-year-old human girl who serves as the Keeper of the Flame, the spiritual leader of the Church of the Silver Flame. She lives in the Cathedral of the Silver Flame in Flamekeep, Thrane. She is one of the strongest clerics on Eberron, but has to stay near Flamekeep with the Silver Flame in order to receive her powers.
Description[edit | edit source]
Jaela is a dark-skinned human with grey eyes. Her hair is black with light streaks through it, which she wears it cropped short. She usually dresses in simple apparel of dull shades of grey and black and is rarely seen wearing any footwear, preferring to walk the marble corridors bare-footed.
History[edit | edit source]
Jaela was born around 987 YK as the daughter of a simple craftsman in Flamekeep. At the age of four, she manifested the ability to predict catastrophic events through dreams and nightmares, leading her concerned father to contact Cardinal Hagaci. She was brought before the Silver Flame, who warned Jaela of a secret Lords of Dust cabal operating within the walls of Flamekeep. After the cult was promptly eradicated by Thrane's knights, Jaela's ability was confirmed. Following these events, Lavira Tagor stepped down as Keeper and the Council of Cardinals dutifully appointed Jaela, now 6 years old, as the new Keeper in 993 YK.
Jaela acted as Keeper during the final years of the Last War, and over the years Jaela has been the target of many assassination attempts by rival nations who wish to destabilize Thrane's government. She has also used her powers to aid Thrane, including resurrecting a cardinal after his assassination. She currently seeks to maintain the current peace, believing resuming the Last War to be a futile endeavor.
Duties and Leadership[edit | edit source]
Jaela receives extensive theological instruction through communion with the Silver Flame. During her conversations with the Silver Flame, she regularly receives warnings of impending trials that await Thrane. Sometimes the Silver Flame will provide Jaela with specific instructions, after which she will arrange a meeting with the cardinals and councilors to instruct them in carrying out the Flame's orders. Jaela has little policy-making power, as the Council of Cardinals has enough autonomy to enforce the law as it sees fit. However, when carrying out instructions provided by the Silver Flame, she can overrule the cardinals' authority.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Security[edit | edit source]
Due to repeated assassination attempts, Jaela rarely leaves the Church of the Silver Flame. On the rare occasion she does, she will be escorted by bodyguards on a carefully planned route, as her safety is paramount. Like all other Keepers before her, Jaela is guarded by Skaravojen, a magebred dragonhound created by House Vadalis. She is rarely seen without Skaravojen.
In the unfortunate event of Jaela's demise, Flamekeep's council are suspected to appoint High Cardinal Krozen as an interim leader. Some in Thrane politics have suggested the idea of a secondary visionary in case an assassination attempt on Jaela is successful. This idea has not yet been implemented.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Five Nations, p. 138. Bill Slavicsek, David Noonan, and Christopher Perkins (2005). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3690-8.
- Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 229. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
- Eberron: Rising from the Last War, p. 144. Keith Baker, Jeremy Crawford, & James Wyatt (2019). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0786966890.
- Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 207. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
- Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 208. Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.
- Eberron Campaign Guide, p. 247. James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.
- Five Nations, p. 139. Bill Slavicsek, David Noonan, and Christopher Perkins (2005). Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3690-8.