Tales from the Fallen Gate
The High Temple of Ishtar
The largest and wealthiest temple in Quodeth, the High Temple of Ishtar is a splendid alabaster dome graced by slender minarets. Ishtar has always been regarded as the special protector and patroness of Quodeth, and her temple is therefore at the forefront of every civic celebration or important decision. The Daughters of Ishtar may not command as many temple warriors as the priests of Mithra or Tarhun, but the inner circles are known to wield powerful magic, and few in Quodeth dare to challenge them.
The leader of the temple is High Initiate Mother Zarissa, who also is a member of Quodeth’s royal council. She is a white-haired woman of sixty years, a legendary beauty in her youth and still graceful today.