Even so had Kushiel cared for the damned in his charge, when he was still the Punisher of God; he loved them so well they received pain as balm and begged not to leave him. So too it made Kushiel vulnerable, for the One God was displeased with him and would have cast him down. But he followed Blessed Elua, who said, love as thou wilt.
– Phèdre's narration,
Kushiel's Chosen, "Chapter 45"

Kushiel served as the punisher for the One God before he became one of Elua's Companions. He understood the pain and chastisement he gave his subjects was an act of love, and his subjects came to love him for it. When the sinners in his care were offered a chance to repent, they refused out of love for him. He chose to join Elua because he felt that Elua understood what he did. Endurance, suffering, atonement, these are the gifts the punisher of the One God, Kushiel, brought to the people of Terre d’Ange, and the Yeshuites identify his sin as loving his charges too well.

Kushiel founded the territory of Kusheth along the north coast of Terre d'Ange, and it is in this land that his main temple resides. His symbol is a rod and flail.


The main temple for Kushiel is located in his home province of Kusheth.

Desc required for Marsilikos temple.


The priesthood of Kushiel wear black robes and bronze masks whilst within his temples, making identifying them difficult. It is believed that those that come to the temple for the cleansing of their sins must believe that it is the hand of Kushiel himself punishing them, using the priest or priestess as his vessel to do so.

Position Name
High Priest/Priestess Open to Application
Second to Elua Open forApplication




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