Thursday, January 3, 2008
Lady Ajav’Andu of House Ormil
Lady Ajav’Andu is the member of the Ennead in charge of religious rituals and communal worship. Lady Ashgrave is the titular head of all drow churches and she alone may rule on matters of doctrine, but Ajav’Andu has the executive office of supervising worship and officiating at ceremonies. She has the title of Supreme Hierophant. Her House, Ormil, supplies the drow community with more priestesses than any other House.
Lady Ajav’Andu is withered by age. Her hair is long gone, as are most of her teeth. She wears a ceremonial wig of fine silver chains that look nothing like hair. Her actual age is unknown but there are reliable accounts of her presence at the first attack on Shallenoi when the Drow Wars began. Lady Ashgrave fears her and her alone of all other drow. Indeed, Ashgrave governs only with Ajav’Andu’s consent, and that is only because she does not want the job herself.
Some of the younger drow, drawing wild conclusions from her obvious old age, believe that she is a genuine immortal and cannot be killed.