God of the sun and summer, Pelor is the keeper of time. He supports those in need and opposes all that is evil. As the lord of agriculture and the bountiful harvest, he is the deity most commonly worshiped by ordinary humans, and his priests are well received wherever they go. Paladins and rangers are found among his worshipers. He directs his followers thus:
- Alleviate suffering wherever you find it.
- Bring Pelor’s light into places of darkness, showing kindness, mercy, and compassion.
- Be watchful against evil.
Pelor is the good aligned god of the sun, agriculture and time as well as the seasonal god of summer. He is known as a healing god and is the most popular god among humans. His clerics are well respected and honored in most good aligned realms.
Pelor's domains are hope, life and the sun.
Pelor shines the light of hope into all hearts that accept his benevolent message. His followers express hope not just for a kinder future but for good harvests from their just labors. Pelor's hope is the faith that the sun will rise, that winter will end, and that compassion will flourish.
Pelor brings Iiicus to the cause of life in two different ways. He watches over the life of the fields and farms, and the harvests and herds. As his priests are wont to say, good food is sustenance for the soul. He cares also for the lives of good people and blesses those who show mercy and alleviate suffering.
The sun's influence and brilliance are obvious to all, acting as a daily reminder of Pelor's power and beneficence. The sun is the light of growth and renewal. It is warmth in winter and ensures good harvest come the fall. Pelor extends its light to all just as he hopes his followers extend their compassion to all. The sun also peels back the veil of night, and Pelor's followers see in that a metaphor for the Light they must bring to shadowy deeds and dark hearts.
Pelor dwells in the in a palace called Aurosion in Hestavar with Erathis, goddess of civilization, inventions and law, who it is implied he is in a relationship with. The two are known as "the King and Queen of Light".
While he opposes evil and the evil gods, he is the greatest enemy of the Chained God Tharizdun. His antithesis is the Raven Queen, goddess of death, fate and doom, and the seasonal goddess of winter. He stands against Zehir, god of darkness, poison and murder, who is said to cause solar eclipses.
Pelor originated in the World of Greyhawk setting and was a core deity.