Anathei of the Purifying Flame is one of the many deities worshiped in the Ruvan city of Oberdorn. His sect teaches that evil is not a thing unto itself. Instead evil is what happens when good cannot see the truth. Anathei's followers believe that even a demon can be redeemed is it is shown the error of its ways.
The priests of Anathei get a golden opportunity to prove their philosophy when their archpriest, Nemor, aids Tarma and Kethry in their fight against the demon Thalhkarsh. In the end, Thalhkarsh is permanently transformed into a small, delicate young woman. Still in shock, her powers are bound by the priests, who imprison her until she can accept the immorality of her actions.
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Anathei appears in the following work