Sadr - the Goddess of Disease, Mistress of Pain, Maiden of Suffering Once known in the elder tongue as Yenko, the Goddess Sadr appeared in the pantheon during the latter centuries of the First Age. She is the goddess of disease, as well as pain and suffering. This revelation of the true name of Sadr and the embodiment of disease occurred late in the Third Age. Some say this knowledge originated from a lost prophet, while others suspect the influence of the Lord of Chaos. Pain and suffering is seen as a part of the learning process by those who venerate Her, and only through them do people gain wisdom and enlightenment. How this is interpreted often varies, as some see this path as an internal exercise of perseverance, while others work externally- often pursuing acts of torture as a method of "spreading the Word." The Goddess' role as the culler of the weak does not garner favor with much of the world, except by those who view Her work as a necessary process of life. Other factions of this faith are more fanatical in their pursuit of understanding through disease, and that of the culling role. They have been responsible for seeding villages with clouds of plague, contaminating even the dead with its corrosive touch. Those who survive are deemed worthy, while those fallen serve their purpose through the spread of such fetidness. Some also view Her harshness and infliction of suffering incarnated in the icy climes and as part of the natural cycle of winter, and venerate Her as such. However, that practice is not as common as it once was.