Asta is the goddess of mercy and forgiveness, and her followers abide by her pacifist tenets. However, there are times of utmost need, when the very existence of the world is threatened, that Asta will assign a Champion, a single warrior who may kill in her name, and that of mercy.
The occurrence of a Champion of Asta is never taken lightly, for it means that a literal end of the world is imminent.
A Champion of Asta surfaced recently in Lancomb Valley. This Champion, Aelfar, was formerly a cleric of Kord, the god of bloody conquest, and therefore as unlikely a candidate for a bringer of mercy as any of his predecessors.