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"The Huntress"
Pantheon: Greek
AoC: Hunting, wild beasts,
Symbol: Bow and arrow on
Alignment: NG
Worshiper Alignment: NG, CG, LG
Home P/L/R: Arborea/Olympus/
Know Proxies: Actaeon Human Male

Artemis, the sister of Apollo, is the patron (or rather, matron) of hunters and huntresses. She's far more happy in the company of dogs and wild animals than in that of her fellow powers. She's the closest thing the pantheon has to a savage; she disdains civilization and its trappings in favor of nature and the wild. But she hunts only to fill her belly or feed someone else, never for sport.

Artemis is a maiden goddess, neither keeping nor encouraging lovers. Though other powers occasionally pursue her and try to win her over, she doesn't favor any of them. Even those who can hunt as well as she can (or better) don't stand a chance; like the other Olympians, she refuses to acknowledge a better in her chosen field.

The Goddess considers all of Olympus to be her realm, and hunts without care, returning only occasionally to a small bower where she makes her home. Truth to tell, her case is little more than a small complex of caves in the side of the mountain, for Artemis has no real need of a palace to retire to. She frequently travels to Arkenos, the city of the Amazons, where she's revered as a protector.

Her friends among the powers include Solonor Thelandira of the elves and Uller of the Norse. Though Solonor's more gregarious than Artemis, the two have shared many a hunt together. However, Uller's a better match for the Olympian; when they stalk together, few words are spoken, just an appreciation of the hunt between them.

Her proxy is a petitioner named Actaeon, a berk who was unlucky enough to come across the goddess while she was bathing. She transformed him into a stag and set his own dogs on him. Then she left some small remorse, and made him master of the hounds instead. Actaeon now has the ability to change himself into a magnificent stag at will, and each of his horns carries a piece of moonlight, which he can cast upon his enemies.