Fuma, sometimes piously referred to as "The Lady," is the great skunk-goddess venerated by the Mephitist Church. She is supposed to have created Faerie in a dramatic explosion, and dead elves are said to have gone to "Fuma's Embrace." Like Venus in classical mythology, Fuma's main areas of influence are Love and War. In her Love-Goddess aspect (by far her most popular aspect in the Empire) she encourages fertility and all the arts of venery. The Feminine Wiles are said to have been a blessing of Fuma bestowed upon womankind in the Long Ago. Fuma is worshiped by most elves in the Mephitist Empire, Seelie and Unseelie alike.