A sixth generation member of the Anunnaki, being the child of Haia and Nisaba, Ninlil is an immortal being. Empowered by both her lineage and the worship of her person by mere mortals, Ninlil has numerous divine powers with which to pursue her agenda.
Immortality: part of the Anunnaki extended family, Ninlil is a divine entity. She can be reduced to zero Health and Endurance, but will eventually return to plague her foes no matter how terribly they harm her. Her heritage also grants Ninlil these related, divine powers:
* Awe: the Queen of the Gods for a time, Ninlil is bolstered by faith in both her and the Anunnaki. As such, she can expose the spectral glow of her immortal life force, overwhelming those within Very Near distance who fail a Psyche (will) FEAT against Monstrous (75) rank.
* Boon: having been venerated for several thousand years, Ninlil happily grants requests for power to others. She may do this with Monstrous (75) ability, bolstering magical spells in general, or fueling entreaty spells based on Plant Control or Vapor Animation.
Plant Control: an ability she inherited from her mother, Ninlil holds power over grains and other plants. Though rarely thought of in agricultural terms after marrying Enlil, she can induce growth in plant life, or otherwise manipulate it, with Excellent (20) ability.
Vapor Animation: acquired upon marrying Enlil, this power allows her mastery over the wind itself! She may wield this potent power with Monstrous (75) ability, giving her command of the skies that is only eclipsed by that of her mighty husband.
Limitations / Enhancements:
Politics: if nothing else, Ninlil was good at communicating with others, whether mortal or divine. Excelling at swaying the point of view held by others, Ninlil should receive a +1 CS bonus on efforts intended to do just that, whether for good or for ill.
Ninlil is sixth generation Anunnaki, and the spouse of the one and only Enlil. As such, she can readily rely upon her fellow deities from this pantheon of gods for assistance in just about any matter, even if she is no longer acting as their queen.
In general, Ninlil wears extravagant regal clothing befitting that of a divine queen. They primarily take the form of long, flowing dresses, coupled with exquisitely crafted sandals, bracelets, necklaces, and a headdress flanked on each side with horns simulating those of an ox.
Though paired with Enlil at a very young age, Ninlil is a smart and powerful goddess who knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to strive for it. She may live in the shadow of her spouse, but Ninlil works hard for the betterment of her family and those it lords over.
Real Name: Sud
Occupation: former queen of the air, goddess of grain
Legal Status: the citizen of no mortal land, Ninlil can be considered one of the people of extraplanar Ubshukkina
Marital Status: married
Alias(es), if any: Mullissu, Sheru'a
Group Affiliation: the Anunnaki
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none.
The daughter of Haia and Nisaba, Sud was destined for great things. A sixth (or earlier) generation Anunnaki, Sud was guaranteed a prominent place in her pantheon of gods. She didn't know just how prominent, however, until she attracted the attentions of the one and only Enlil.
The first son of Anu, Enlil was next in line to take command of the cosmos, and he had become smitten with Enlil. Her parents knew the situation was fraught with peril, however, so they insisted that Enlil properly woo their daughter. And, at first, that's precisely what he did.
Enlil had happened upon Sud while bathing in the river one night, however, and made his amorous intentions quite clear. Whether the resultant tryst was consensual or not is mythologically debated, but either way, the end result is that Sud conceived Sin, her first child.
For his actions, Enlil was banished by the gods from Ubshukkina to the underworld, to which he left forthwith. But feeling that Sud would follow him, Enlil took the guise of heaven's gatekeeper. And, soon enough, he caught sight of her leaving the heavens to track him down.
Inquiring about Enlil to the man who appeared to be the gatekeeper, Sud quickly realized that she was dealing with Enlil, and found herself overcome with attraction to him. In the guard house, the two consummated their love once more, causing Sin to rise to the heavens.
Now bearing Nergal, Sud traveled to the underworld, where she met a man of the Hubur, the river of Irkalla. As it turned out, this too was Enlil, having taken the form of the river man, and when inquired upon about himself he told Sud that he had not seen him.
Once again Sud saw through this deception, however, and allowed her attraction to Enlil control over her actions. Just as overcome with lust, Enlil didn't let this opportunity pass, and there she released Nergal into the unverworld, now that she had conceived a third child.
Bearing Ninurta, Sud sailed down the Hubur with its ferryman, Urshanabi, in her effort to free Enlil from the underworld. Yet again, she asked about Enlil, and whether the ferryman had seen him in his travels. And, yet again, Urshanabi was not himself, but Enlil in disguise!
As she had previously, Sud saw right through Enlil's disguise, and the two embraced on the spot, atop the Hubur. With that, their fourth child had been conceived, with Ninurta being birthed into the world to make room for the conception of his younger sibling, Enbilulu.
Upon giving birth to this fourth son, Enlil and Sud were wed, and the gods relented in their banishment of Anu's son. Resuming his place in the heavens, Enlil subsequently took command of the Anunnaki, and Sud adopted a variant of his name, Ninlil, in honor of him!
There, in Ubshukkina, Ninlil helped Enlil to rule the gods, and continued to do so until chaos descended upon the pantheon. After Enki slew Abzu, and Tiamat warred against her children in response, only Marduk would rise to the occasion and defeat this threat to the Anunnaki.
Taking possession of the Tablet of Destinies from Qingu, the artifact which previously belonged to Enlil, Marduk then assumed lordship over the gods. No longer the queen of the Anunnaki in Babylon, Ninlil journeyed along with Enlil to Assyria, when he assumed the guise of Ashur.
Taking the name of Sheru'a in Assyria, Ninlil ultimately donned her second name anew when Enlil's attempt to retake control of the gods there ultimately failed. Still held in high regard by the Anunnaki, Ninlil continues her works on their behalf to this very day.
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