Kebyet

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Kebyet is the Dancer, once a mortal with such striking beauty and dance that she manipulated the Immortals into granting her immortality. Legends vary on which Immortal or Immortals did this, but Vandin seems to be the most frequent reference. Kebyet is considered a patron of beauty, dance, and frequently aesthetics in general as well. Her darker associations are seduction, lust, envy, and manipulation. She is not as widely acknowledged outside Nuum and Ivial.

To the Nuum Kebyet is a patron of ultimate beauty, and proof that mortals can transcend mortality via beauty and aesthetics. She is a woman whose beauty is matched by no other, and is occasionally depicted with four or six arms as she dances with long filmy ribbons. Nuumic festivals and ceremonies often include dance rituals by priestesses of Kebyet, whom are highly regarded throughout the nation and are even occasionally rumored to be pulling the strings behind the Empire. There are several cults dedicated to Kebyet in Nuum, accepting only members of extraordinary beauty and grace.

To the Viali Kebyet is a patron of temptation and seduction, and the mother of the sincubi. Her tale is often used as a warning against judging based upon appearances alone. She caught the attention of Amato, Vandin's most favored watcher and scribe, whom fell in love with the woman and pled to have Kebyet be granted immortality. The request was granted with Vandin's support, against the better judgment of the Immortals, and Kebyet was brought to live among the Aengels. Kebyet went on to attempt to convince Amato that he should take Vandin's place, seeking the greater influence that would give her as his wife. After attempting to stir up a rebellion to this end, Kebyet was exiled and Amato went mad with grief. Since then, she makes her way among mortals and Immortals alike, seducing them into furthering her own schemes and birthing her children the sincubi, whom serve her in ever-increasing numbers. In appearance she is exceedingly beautiful, with long black hair, black eyes, golden-bronze skin, and leathery batlike wings in mockery of the winged aengels she briefly dwelt among.