Note: The following is considered apocryphal, and may not resemble modern Aeoleri worship.
In the age following the Sundering, the aelin race rose amidst the wastelands of the Prime. Their high culture, born of both divine ember and their keen intellect, established itself with sudden and sweeping ferocity. Two parent-gods emerged from the adolescent race’s conscience: Aeolis, the charismatic patron of the arts, and Alia, radiant goddess of the skies. Both were worshipped, and typically in concert; Aeolis delighted in gallantry and romance, while Alia nurtured beauty and temperance. Many of the early aelin found some of themselves in these ideals, and the connection between the divine and the mundane was strong.
The War of Fire shattered many of the naive notions of the pre-War period, the great culture established by the aelin forefathers reduced to ash and corpse. The aelin resolutely clung to their dreams even as they were incinerated, calling out to their deific father and mother for respite. However, the Compact prevented them from taking any serious action, and instead left their children to suffer at the hands of their enemies. With the aid of early humans, some aelin left their cities and sought the slumbering Father of the Seas, Jolinn. Together, they roused the ancient overgod and claimed the magics of Water, the decisive weapon of the War. With so much lost, the post-War years focused on restoring the aelin race to its former glory. Humans embraced the high culture of the aelin, mirroring it in their Republic.
The servitor-god, Serachel, descended to the Prime to aid the damaged livelihood of the aelin race at the behest of Jolinn. Aeolis resented this act, as direct divine intervention was a threat to His children. His sister-goddess, Alia, believed in the actions of Serachel and chose to do so at His side. Although Aeolis attempted to dissuade Her from this course, She was resolute and Her aim was compassionate; He reluctantly conceded insofar as He did not attempt to bar Her way. Aeolis himself, however, did not take on mortal form as did His siblings. For awhile, at least, it seemed Aeolis’ fears were unfounded, as Serachel and Alia did much to revitalize the battered aelin race.
When Serachel urged the embrace of the Void to the aelin people during the War of Night, Aeolis vehemently opposed it. It was then that He truly realized the stakes of Serachel’s involvement with His children, although Aeolis’ mortal following numbered few against the political and ideological might of His rival. The unexpected arrival of Rystaia and the ch’taren granted Aeolis the opportunity He desperately desired. Her command of the Spirit offered the possibility of exposing Serachel’s devious intentions. Together, He and Rystaia reclaimed both Serachel and Alia; She imprisoned Serachel in the Nightmare Realm, while He ended Alia’s ability to walk amongst mortals. While He saw this as a kindness to His lost love, Alia’s desperation and withdrawal transformed Her into the Mad Angel, Alil. In the post-War period, His followers sought to eradicate the infidel faith of Serachel and strike His hated name from history. As a patron of the Champions of Avendar, Aeolis continues to battle the vice and selfish pride that have plagued His children for a millennium.