|"Mother of Cats"|
Also called Bastet or Oubastet among the Egyptians, Sharess by the humans of the prime-world Toril, and Zandilar the Dancer by some of Toril's elves, this power is said to watch over every cat in existence, none of which can harm her. Regardless, she's bitterly opposed to the cat lord of the Beastlands, who she sees as an usurper and unlawful claimant to the hearts of cats everywhere.
Bast's realm is called Merratet, the central point of which is an ancient city lost in the deserts of her earthberg. Every building is covered with vines, incredible age evident in every crack and crumbled wall. The sun beats down with a lazy heat on the rolling terrain and dense thickets of the rest of the realm, where fat animals roam and fall, terrified, beneath the claws of mighty cats that stalk the land.
It's said that Bast's dreams echo throughout the realm, their images of the hunt and bloody feasts playing through the heads of everyone in Merratet. Those who appreciate the dreams are supposedly safe from the cats of the night; berks who don't find themselves prey before too long.