Noted Lore: - One day, while wandering the mortal plains on his frequent travels to and from Astheris, Ral came upon a poor beggar of Corinth. He was a kind man, friendly in his conversations and generous with his few resources. Those around him loved him for his wisdom and his generosity, and readily heralded him as a model to attain to. As such, they brought many gifts to him. He called out to the gods, and Ral appeared to him. The beggar poured out his heart, pleading with the god to distribute his wealth among those who needed it more. Those with families to feed, those too crippled or repulsive to receive alms. Ral was impressed, and took the pile of money and food to give away. To this day, he offers his protection and gifts to the poor, supplying any who ask of him, providing that they have sufficient need.
Conventional lore: - Given the sheer number of miracles attributed to Ral and the promptness of his responses, it is almost certain that he is indeed a proper deity. Many scholars believe that he may be somehow linked to the goddess Altheria, though this is disputed in some circles. If this connection is false, it becomes uncertain what his motivation is, as most gods require sacrifice in order to gain prestige in Astheris, and he is given none.