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Nephthys, (pronounced: /ˈnɛfθɪsNEF-thiss[5]) known as Nesharia in Thay and as Neselthia in Unther. was a vain but caring member of the Mulhorandi pantheon. She was Mulhorand's goddess of the dead, protecting both graves and the riches found therein.[1]


Nephthys typically appeared as a Mulan woman in royal dress. She often wore numerous pieces of gold jewelry as well.[1]


Nephthys' will was sometimes communicated through golems or hoarding animals, such as rats. The face of Nephthys might appear to forces hostile to her, and a golden mist might appear to ward off grave robbers. A single gold coin might lead to great treasure, and an individual who pleased the Guardian of Wealth and Commerce might experience a shower of such coins.[8]


Nephthys could stun enemies with her mere presence, and kill with a simple gaze. She had the ability to raise the undead into her service, and could increase wealth with a touch of her hand.[8]


Nephthys was the daughter of Geb and Nut. She was the twin sister of Isis and was once married to Seth, who she left after his murder of Osiris.[1]

Nephthys had few true allies. Waukeen closely monitored the growth of the church of the Devoted Lady.[5]

Nephthys openly opposed Mask and the Red Wizards of Thay.[1]


Holy Symbol of Nephthys

Nephthys urged her followers to accumulate wealth, but had little patience for true greed.[1] Worship of the Devoted Lady was most common among nobles and housewives.[8]

Church of Nephthys[]

A priestess of Nephthys

The clergy of the church of Nephthys was composed entirely of women of Mulan descent. These priestesses must be married or widowed.[8]

Clerics of Nephythis administered the economy of Mulhorand, as well as served in the funeral preparations of those in the upper classes.[8]

Temples dedicated to Nephthys were defensible structures designed to display great wealth. These buildings often served as banks for the Mulhorandi people. The center of the church of Nephthys was the Vault of Golden Commerce, located in the city of Neldorild.[8]

The church of Nephthys had spread throughout Unther, and had even begun to push beyond this border.[1]

Clerics of Nephthys usually wore white linen skirts and robes or linen dresses. They wore wigs on their shaved heads as well as sandals. Three blue circles were painted on a priestess' forehead, a mark of her divine calling.[9]

When preparing themselves for combat, the clergy of Nephthys selected the most expensive equipment they could afford.[9]

Clerics of Nephthys prayed for spells at noon.[5]


The clergy of Nephthys took up arms to protect the wealth of their nation.[9]

The Order of the Golden Coin served as guardians for hire to the people of Mulhorand.[9]


The clergy of Nephthys performed rituals over the deceased in preparation for burial.[8]

On the Feast of the Silver Coin (known as the Feast of the Moon throughout the rest of Faerûn), Nephthys was thanked for the wealth accumulated over the past year.[8]

During Passage Onward, protective wards, spells, and traps were set to protect the tombs of the recently deceased.[8]


Nephthys and Isis at the resurrection of Osiris.

Nephthys assisted Isis in resurrecting Osiris, who had been murdered by Set.[1]

During the Second Sundering, Nephthys and other deities from the pantheon returned in the form of demigods and led the Mulhorandi uprising against the Imaskari, in a manner similar to how the Chosen manifested in other regions. As of 1489 DR, Mulhorand was led by the returned pantheon, who temporarily set their differences aside for the good of the Mulhorandi people.[4]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Eric L. Boyd (September 1997). Powers & Pantheons. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 117. ISBN 978-0786906574.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 299. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Steve Kenson, et al. (November 2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 978-0-7869-6580-9.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. Edited by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 145–146. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  6. Hal Maclean (September 2004). “Seven Deadly Domains”. In Matthew Sernett ed. Dragon #323 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 65.
  7. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons. Wizards of the Coast. p. 13. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Eric L. Boyd (September 1997). Powers & Pantheons. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 118. ISBN 978-0786906574.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Eric L. Boyd (September 1997). Powers & Pantheons. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 119. ISBN 978-0786906574.



Pharaonic Pantheon (Those Who Stayed Behind)

Deities of the Post–Second Sundering Era
Ao the Overgod
Faerûnian Pantheon
Akadi | Amaunator | Asmodeus | Auril | Azuth | Bane | Beshaba | Bhaal | Chauntea | Cyric | Deneir | Eldath | Gond | Grumbar | Gwaeron | Helm | Hoar | Ilmater | Istishia | Jergal | Kelemvor | Kossuth | Lathander | Leira | Lliira | Loviatar | Malar | Mask | Mielikki | Milil | Myrkul | Mystra | Oghma | Red Knight | Savras | Selûne | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talona | Talos | Tempus | Torm | Tymora | Tyr | Umberlee | Valkur | Waukeen
The Morndinsamman
Abbathor | Berronar Truesilver | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Deep Duerra | Dugmaren Brightmantle | Dumathoin | Gorm Gulthyn | Haela Brightaxe | Laduguer | Marthammor Duin | Moradin | Sharindlar | Vergadain
The Seldarine
Aerdrie Faenya | Angharradh | Corellon | Deep Sashelas | Erevan | Fenmarel Mestarine | Hanali Celanil | Labelas Enoreth | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Shevarash | Solonor Thelandira
The Dark Seldarine
Eilistraee | Kiaransalee | Lolth | Selvetarm | Vhaeraun
Yondalla's Children
Arvoreen | Brandobaris | Cyrrollalee | Sheela Peryroyl | Urogalan | Yondalla
Lords of the Golden Hills
Baervan Wildwanderer | Baravar Cloakshadow | Callarduran Smoothhands | Flandal Steelskin | Gaerdal Ironhand | Garl Glittergold | Nebelun | Segojan Earthcaller | Urdlen
Orc Pantheon
Bahgtru | Gruumsh | Ilneval | Luthic | Shargaas | Yurtrus
Mulhorandi pantheon
Anhur | Bast | Geb | Hathor | Horus | Isis | Nephthys | Osiris | Re | Sebek | Set | Thoth
Other gods of Faerûn
Bahamut | Enlil | Finder Wyvernspur | Ghaunadaur | Gilgeam | Lurue | Moander | Nobanion | Raven Queen | Tiamat