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Nature's Prophet
Nature's Prophet Lore.png
Associated with
Heroes Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit
Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw
Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker
Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer
Races Treants
Factions Treant Guard
Druids of Verodicia
Society of Likeminded Keenfolk
Gods Verodicia
Characters Virga Truebark
Iron Princeling (probably the Brass Herald)
Castor Twin-Tusks
Al-Fusha

From the vast remains of Verodicia, the Nature's Prophet sprouts into full leaf, rolling the great wheel of life once more. With the foresight to watch over the creations of his goddess and the power to protect it in times of need, the favored son of Verodicia preserves his life and all of her creations to never squander the fated yet selfless sacrifice that his goddess underwent with great sorrow.

Biography[]

Nature's Prophet minimap icon.png Nature's Prophet
When Verodicia, Goddess of the Woods, had finished filling in the green places, having planted the coiled-up spirit in the seed, having lured the twining waters from deep within the rock, having sworn the sun its full attention to the growing things, she realized that her own time had reached its end, and like one of the leaves whose fate she had imprinted in the seed, she would fall without seeing the fruiting of her dream. It pained her to leave the world bereft, for the sprouts had not yet broken through the soil--and they would be tender and vulnerable to every sort of harm. She found in her seed pouch one last seed that she had missed in the sowing. She spoke a single word into the seed and swallowed it as she fell. Her vast body decomposed throughout the long winter, becoming the humus that would feed the seedlings in the spring. And on the morning of the vernal equinox, before the rest of the forest had begun to wake, that last seed ripened and burst in an instant. From it stepped Nature's Prophet, in full leaf, strong and wise, possessing Verodicia's power to foresee where he would be needed most in defense of the green places--and any who might be fortunate enough to call him an ally.


Nature's Prophet is entrusted with the burden of keeping the woods safe. With his foresight, he can always know where he is needed and respond to the wild places and their natural inhabitants, from the things of leaf and petal to the beasts and fauna alike.

Birth[]

The being we know as Nature's Prophet came to be from the remains of his progenitor deity Verodicia, the Goddess of the Woods. Long ago, Verodicia toiled to prepare a nurturing environment for her living things to grow in. She planted the burgeoning spirit in the seed, lured the groundwaters deep within the aquifers, and made the sun swear its full attention to her children. But she soon realized that she will soon die without seeing her children grow. On one of the leaves inside the seed that she had planted, she saw the unswayable fate of her fall imprinted within it. Although it pained her that she would leave her seeds vulnerable, she was determined to do something about it even if she couldn't defy her destined demise.

Verodicia found one last seed in her seed pouch and spoke a single word into the seed, swallowing it as she fell. Her vast body decomposed throughout the winter season, becoming the humus that would feed her seedlings in the spring. On the morning of the vernal equinox that marked the beginning of the spring seasons, the last seed ripened and burst in an instant before the other seedlings could even grow. From the last seed sprouted Nature's Prophet, who inherited Verodicia's power to foresee the forest's future in the very leaves of destiny, staying vigil over the green places where danger or great need may beckon the aid of the goddess' sole descendant.

Battles[]

The riverlands hero Castor Twin-Tusks once challenged the Nature's Prophet to an arcane duel. The prophet won the duel and now wears Castor's upper jaw on his shoulder.[1]

The Oakfall Horn was used to summon the Nature's Prophet to Virga Truebark's side, who defied the Iron Princeling. Together, they fought their enemy side by side.[2]

Personality and Mannerisms[]

  • The Prophet's disposition is like that of nature. In equal parts, nature is both caring and unforgiving. At times, the Prophet may be peaceful and gentle,[3][4][5] but those who fail to see the other side of nature will learn that he is no stranger to violence. Embodying the violent half of nature, he is ferocious, savage, and punishing if he needs to be.[6][7]

Relationships[]

Family[]

Born from the final breath of his goddess Verodicia, the Prophet is said to be her favored son.[2] The Prophet honors his goddess and tends to all of her creations.

However, it is said that the Prophet is actually her avatar.[8]

Allies[]

Earth Spirit minimap icon.png Earth Spirit is related to the Prophet, who seems to share an unnamed goddess with his lore. Kaolin's goddess may possibly be Verodicia with the following speculations.

  • When meeting the Prophet, Kaolin will claim that they are both of like spirits.[9] Kaolin will also say that the Prophet must revere him, which hints that Kaolin has authority over the Prophet.[10]
  • Just like the Prophet, Kaolin is dedicated to a goddess who is said to tend to all life.[11]
  • Upon her death, Verodicia's body became humus and got absorbed into the earth. It's possible that, with Verodicia's remains being one with the earth, Kaolin now fights in honor of the Earth which includes Verodicia herself.


The Prophet once fought alongside the ancient forest warden Virga Truebark,[2] who once wielded a spear that now belongs to the Enchantress minimap icon.png Enchantress.[12]

Treant Protector minimap icon.png Treant Protector

Lone Druid minimap icon.png Lone Druid

Enemies[]

Nature's Prophet bears a great hatred and rivalry towards the Society of Likeminded Keenfolk, especially Timbersaw minimap icon.png Timbersaw and Tinker minimap icon.png Tinker.[13][14] He believes that they are a scourge on nature with their inventions that pollute and quell the forest and its inhabitants. [15][16]

He rejects the presence of Venomancer minimap icon.png Venomancer and his plague wards in the forest.[17][18]

Powers and Abilities[]

Physiology[]

Born from a special seed that was blessed by Verodicia's last breath, Nature's Prophet is made out of plant matter.[19] Because of this, plant matter that gathers upon him may flourish again.[20]

He possesses the ability to shapeshift his physical form, taking on the aspects of a tree, a predator, or prey.[21]

Foresight[]

He got his name from the foresight that he inherited from his goddess Verodicia, whose seeds contained a coiled-up spiritual plant with leaves that are imprinted with the fate and destiny of those who read it. These are the same leaves that portended Verodicia's demise. Nature's Prophet can read the future through these leaves within the seed that birthed him, and the many branches of this plant may signify the many futures that he can see.[22]

Equipment[]

Nature's Prophet possesses a copy of the Orchid Malevolence and the Scythe of Vyse.[23][24]

Before the Prophet's seed was made to sprout, Verodicia imbued a sapphire gem with a spark of her essence. This gem was a fail-safe left in the wastes of a war-torn land to restore life and restart its cycle in places that may lack it.[25]

The Prophet wears a set of natural garments made of fungi and moss infused with the essence of the Father Mushroom.[26] He also wears a coat of leaves that were common apparel among the druids of Verodicia.[27] He wears the spiked and goddess-blessed pauldron of Al-Fusha, a fallen satyr general in service to Verodicia, to honor him.[28]

To work his magic, the Prophet owns a variety of magical foci to help him with his sorcery. He has a staff capped with a Sinorian gemstone that provides a magical focus for nature's incantations,[29] a staff engraved with Verodicia's name in shining runes,[30] a staff made from the limb of a gnarliest tree of the Manglewood Forest,[31] and a staff that bears a set of gilded spectrolite crystals that can focus mana to it.[32]

He wears a pair of ailettes (shoulder armor) engraved with runes that grant the user the strength to carry the heaviest burden.[33] There is also a pair of bracers made of fastened stone slabs where two sigils bear the sign of an "Elder Ecology". What this "Elder Ecology" means is unknown.[34]

Powers[]

All of the Prophet's powers come from the blessing of his goddess Verodicia. With his power, he can bend nature to his will even if they are harmful or aligned against nature, such as the parasitic Cordyceps and corrupting Sufferwood.[35][36] Rather than using mana or blood magic, the Prophet relies on the wrathsome will of his goddess to use his powers, tapping directly into it to work his arts.[37]

Sprout allows the Prophet to grow a ring of trees to fence in his opponents. In its lore, reports of the Nature's Prophet's fury state that he frequently uses this against his attackers.

Teleportation does not have much lore to it, so it can simply be assumed that it is nothing but a teleportation ability.

Nature's Call is but one of the many abilities bestowed upon him by the woods-goddess. With this boon, he has the ability to summon the Treant Guard, a mythical sentient army in service to the greenery of Verodicia. In gameplay and lore, he can summon them using the trees as a catalyst, but he can also use simple animation spells on trees to make treants.[38]

  • It is said that not only can he summon them, but he even bends them to his will to place them under his complete control.[35][39]
  • The Prophet can construct a fungal familiar named Shroom Thing, made from fungus and moss and infused with the Father Mushroom's essence.[40]
  • He can also summon the Shroomlings to his side. A sentient, walking fungi who hail from the Drowned Forest, they are fearless and are fond of dark and damp places.[41]

Calling upon Verodicia's fury, Nature's Prophet summons the Wrath of Nature to strike down all who wish to threaten and destroy the green places with its powerful, far-reaching energies.

Friendships and rivalries[]

Allies meeting Nature's Prophet

  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r I'm more of a city girl meself.
  • ▶️ Dark Willow minimap icon.png r I know you like making trees. I don't suppose you can add an addition to my little hollow?
  • ▶️ Dawnbreaker minimap icon.png r It's surprising trees don't hold more influence in these lands.
  • ▶️ Drow Ranger minimap icon.png r Prophet, you and I will reclaim these woods.
  • ▶️ Earth Spirit minimap icon.png r Come Prophet, we are of like spirits.
  • ▶️ Earth Spirit minimap icon.png r My Prophet, we shall defend these lands.
  • ▶️ Hoodwink minimap icon.png r You always think you know best, Prophet. I don't care who sprout you, no one bosses me around in my woods.
  • ▶️ Lone Druid minimap icon.png r Tell me what you see for us, Prophet.
  • ▶️ Lone Druid minimap icon.png u Tell me what you see for us, Prophet.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Just don't go moving the trees when I need 'em, Prophet.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Forcing trees to fight goes against their nature, Prophet.
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r So do the trees like what you do to them, Prophet?
  • ▶️ Pangolier minimap icon.png r I prefer a straight up fight to all this sneaking around, but sometimes victory does require a bit of subterfuge.
  • ▶️ Snapfire minimap icon.png r I don't share my nephew's prejudice, Prophet.
  • ▶️ Timbersaw minimap icon.png r You.. make.. tree-people… Okay P-prophet, I don't think we can be friends.
  • ▶️ Treant Protector minimap icon.png r Greetings, little tree.
  • ▶️ Ursa minimap icon.png r Nature's Prophet, your presence foretells our victory.

Enemies killing Nature's Prophet

Enemies dying to Nature's Prophet

Others

References[]

  1. Castor's Spaulder description.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Truebark Adherent description.
  3. Lei of the Peace-Bringer description.
  4. Horns of the Peace-Bringer description.
  5. Fluttering Staff description.
  6. Tusked Bracers description.
  7. Staff of the Tusk-Bereft description.
  8. Modestly Braided Beard description.
  9. Earth Spirit response: ▶️ r Come Prophet, we are of like spirits.
  10. Earth Spirit response: ▶️ Prophet, you turn against the one you should revere.
  11. Jade Reckoning description.
  12. Virga's Arc description.
  13. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: Rizzrack, your time has come.
  14. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: Tinker, you're a sociopath that needs to be put down.
  15. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: The Keen are an affront to nature.
  16. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: I will fight the SOLK until my dying breath.
  17. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: You are nature's plague, Venomancer.
  18. Dota Underlords - Nature's Prophet response: Your daughters have no place in my forest, Venomancer.
  19. Nature's Prophet gib type.
  20. Petals of the Woodland Outcast description.
  21. Horns of the Forest Lord description
  22. Nature's Prophet response: ▶️ I woke within the seed and saw my destiny, and many were its branches.
  23. Savage Orchid description.
  24. Scythe of Vyse description.
  25. Monarch of the Sapphire Glen description.
  26. Fungal Lord Set's individual item descriptions.
  27. Coat of the Elder Grove description.
  28. Pauldron of Al-Fusha description.
  29. Sinorian Sphere Staff description.
  30. Runestaff of Verodicia description.
  31. Enchanted Manglewood Staff description.
  32. Spectrolite Staff description.
  33. Runed Ailettes description.
  34. Pine-Sage Sigil Stones description.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Flowering Treant description.
  36. Sufferwood Sapling description.
  37. Drape of Foliate Magery description.
  38. Recipe: Evergreen Stalker description.
  39. Curled Root-Staff description.
  40. Shroom Thing description.
  41. Shroomling description.
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