When Vecna began his campaign to seize control of it, she dedicated her endless life to defending it from him. Priests of Ioun are called "Thought Priests" and the leader of these priests is known as the 'Thoughtkeeper." Here Delilah conducted a second, or possibly third, ritual for Vecna before Vox Machina could interfere. Episode count His three tenants were the core for many civilizations: Ioun is a member of the 4th edition core pantheon. Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Her olive skin is weathered and wrinkled around her almond shaped eyes with purple irises. She is the antithesis of Vecna, as she urges her followers to share all knowledge that he would keep hidden. In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Ioun (/aɪˈuːn/ eye-oon) is the unaligned goddess of knowledge, prophecy and skill, and is a patron of the study of magic and mental power. He represents another side of civilization, that of learning, knowledge, and understanding. Divine God of magic, arcane, knowledge, truth and discovery, Ioun was a Lawful Neutral deity who stood as one of the most important figure in the Pantheon. Ioun the Knowing Mistress Goddess of Knowledge Alignment: Neutral • Domains: Arcana, Knowledge Holy Symbol: Crook shaped like a stylized eye. For completing the trial, Ioun returned the Tome to Scanlan (it contained the Rites of Prime Banishment, needed to drive Vecna out of the Divine Gate) and granted him the Blessing of the Knowing Mistress. C14 His name was invoked by sages, seers, wizards, and liibrarians and his worship was popular across every corner of the mortal plane. First seen The current Thoughtkeeper in Elchezar is Eyre Sandrunner. Her commands are also teachings: Dungeons and Dragons Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. C13 She devised the Prime Trammels that could be used to help banish a god from the Material Plane. 2 Worship None[5] Ioun is the patron Goddess of knowledge on Sorakos. Rather than hoard this learning as Vecna’s dark priests would have it, Ioun priests sought to educate the minds of their fellows and enlighten all with the wisdom of their mistress. [10] She was badly wounded by the traitor god in that battle and has been recovering, in hiding, ever since. She is revered by wizards, scholars and tacticians. Reclaim knowledge that has been lost, and record new discoveries so that men may learn. Accumulate, preserve, and distribute knowledge in all forms. Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Fan art of the ziggurat beneath Whitestone, by Son of Joxer. Domain: Knowledge. Human Aspect: Ioun's can manifest human aspect, appearing as a young woman with silver hear and bronze lines running down her cheeks from her pale green eyes, often wearing a black cloak and carrying an iron staff. She painfully extracted from herself a fragment of divinity for use in creating another Prime Trammel, and gave it to Scanlan. Worshipers Uphold and teach the importance of reason, perception, and truth in guiding one’s emotions and path. However, it was never really forced to go underground or hide itself like many did during the Dark Crusade. As an NPC, Ioun is played by Matthew Mercer. Province After signing in, a monk is assigned as a watchful escort. Valde Ultionis, The Horned Paladin of Ioun. C4 Feminine Titles Ioun, the Knowing Mistress, also known as the Knowing Mentor, is the goddess of knowledge, prophecy, and skill. Seers, sages, and tacticians revere her, as do all who live by their knowledge and mental power. Oppose their schemes, unmask their secrets, and blind them with the light of truth and reason. One of the two headquarters of the Cobalt Soul, the other being in Vasselheim, this library is easily larger than the Zadash archive by fifty-percent or more. The key to her realm was apparently hidden within not an object, but an individual. Classification Arcana[1]Knowledge[1] . Tuvero Kero was a male sage honored personally by the deity Ioun, goddess of knowledge and prophecy in the Nentir Vale.He is a member of the Pillars of Ioun, a group of sages revered and emulated by followers of Ioun for their admirable traits.. Kero was known for his research into the gods, arguably knowing more about Ioun than she knows herself. Revered by seers, sages, and teachers of all walks of life, Ioun guides the growth of civilization like sunlight guides the branches of a tree. Ioun's influence was felt by a group of adventurers who opposed Karn, an agent of Tiamat. She challenged Scanlan to find the Tome of Isolation within her vast library and return it to her within one hour, or else find someone else ready to take the challenge. Ioun is the Goddess of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Information wants to be free. The one thing she is intolerant of (or perhaps impatient with) is the keeping of secrets and the hiding of knowledge. She imbued the mighty Grog with the knowledge to be proficient with blacksmithing tools, and incepted the design for Prime Trammels into the mad genius Percy, so that together they could forge the implements to make banishing Vecna feasible. She is revered by wizards, scholars, and many dragons. [art 1]. The exterior is a beautiful cerulean building marked by four short multi-level domed towers of polished blue stone in the Tangles, a neighborhood in Rexxentrum. The symbol of Ioun (as seen in the Campaign Guide to Tal'Dorei) When Vecna began his campaign to seize control of it, she dedicated her endless life to defending it from him. Seek the perfection of your mind by bringing reason, perception, and emotion into balance with one another. . Her commandments are simple: Seek out knowledge above all things. Ioun is the unaligned goddess of knowledge, prophecy and skill, and is a patron of the study of magic and mental power. Domain: Knowledge Ioun is the Goddess of Magic and Prophecy. Gender General information Ioun is an ally of Corellon, Erathis and Pelor. [15]The following archive locations are currently known in the campaign world: the Cobalt Reserve is a well-fortified library in Westruun. She is revered by wizards, scholars, and many dragons. The current Thoughtkeeper in Elchezar is Eyre Sandrunner. Neutral[1] Ioun is a member of the 4th edition core pantheon. Learn their secrets and unveil them to the world. Revered by seers, sages, and teachers of all walks of life, Ioun guides the growth of civilization like sunlight guides the branches of a tree. The followers of Ioun (goddess of knowledge, skill and prophesy), true to their convictions, believe that the loss of civilization’s culture and lore is deplorable, and measures need to be taken to prevent further descent into chaos. Beneath Whitestone lies an ancient underground ziggurat that was a temple to Ioun. [6], Her avatar has a large, darkened gash of black, curling void in her stomach.[7]. Unattended ioun stonestended to hover and drift about by themselves. Ioun is a Goddess in The Silver Moon Rebellion Campaign. Pair of open eyes crowned with a third open eye. Within the public areas, attendees can read and take notes on the materials within, though removing items from the library is strictly forbidden. "The Endless Atheneum" (1x106) The Cobalt Soul Slayer's Take Vex had to pick a virtually impossible lock to get into the case, then they raced back to the common area, just in time. Pair of open eyes crowned with a third open eye[1] These should present thorny ethical and religious questions for the cleric, paladin, invoker, and above all, the avenger classes. In the basement are teleportation circles to Vasselheim, Westruun, Port Damali, and Zadash. Ioun – Unaligned Goddess of Knowledge, Skill and Prophecy. Ioun is a goddess of knowledge, specifically the distribution of knowledge. Alignment: Unaligned Overview: Ioun is the twin brother to Erathis, Goddess of Civilization.He represents another side of civilization, that of learning, knowledge, and understanding. Ioun found, of the people present, only the prolific storyteller Scanlan worthy of a trial to be her champion; Percy was too fond of keeping secrets. Keeper of Knowledge, Guardian of Truth, God of Scholars, the Sagacious God. C11 The space underneath the guild hall of the Slayer's Take in Vasselheim holds another ziggurat, where Vanessa Cyndrial brings Vox Machina for their induction into the Take. While the other gods spent the early years of the world exploring the physical planes, she explored the Astral Sea and eventually discovered The Source. Sages, Seers, and tacticians revere her, as do all who live by their knowledge and mental power. Sprigg turned out to be the unwitting mortal "key" to Ioun’s realm. C2 Many types of Ioun stone exist, each type a distinct combination of shape and color.. Ioun is the god of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. (To. The general policy of The Cobalt Soul branches is to be open to the public under supervision, though they have off-limits areas requiring special approval for access. The Curator of the Vasselheim branch, at the time of the events of Campaign Two, had dual leadership of the Cobalt Soul with the High Curator of Rexxentrum. The gynosphinx Osysa also resides within the walls of the temple. Libraries and wizard academies are built in her name. Chapters Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. What if the school has ties to the Church of Ioun--but believes that 'free knowledge and interpretation of knowledge' overrules the schemes of the catalogue's order? C6 The land has been under his protection ever since. They were known to glow and occasionally to emit faint, musical sounds, sounding rather like chimes or a harp, in single notes or longer chords. [36][2], Pelor told Vox Machina that Ioun had the design for the artifact necessary to banish Vecna, and gave them directions to the key, near the Pools of Wittebak.[37]. An Ioun stone is named after Ioun, a god of knowledge and prophecy revered on some worlds. Realm Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It was this personailty trait that led her to worship Ioun is a goddess of the knowledge of beauty and sees her as the real goddess of beauty, not Corellon. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Associated domains Percy, who was able to read the life stories written in Celestial, found the existence of such complete records to be life-affirming: it meant no one is forgotten. This is the reason given as to why she chose Scanlan as her champion rather than Percy, who to many seemed a more obvious choice. C10 In the Campaign One scenes where she is encountered by Vox Machina, Ioun comes across as a rather kindly, and even rather tolerant deity. Ioun is the second most popular deity among metallic dragons, second only to Bahamut. Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Libraries and wizard academies are built in … C18 Condemn those who lie, even among your allies, for evil folk gain power when their followers obscure the truth. History Edit. "The Fear of Isolation" (1x105) Scanlan, with the assistance of his Ioun Stone, led the party directly to the common area where Ioun's avatar awaited. Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Priests of Ioun are called "Thought Priests" and the leader of these priests is known as the'Thoughtkeeper." Her name is derived from the Ioun stones. https://dungeonanddragons.fandom.com/wiki/Ioun?oldid=4732. Critical Role Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, prophecy and skill, and is a patron of the study of magic and mental power. D&D Beyond Libraries and wizard academies are built in her name. His name was invoked by sages, seers, wizards, and liibrarians and his worship was popular across every corner of the mortal plane. Ioun the Knowing Mistress Goddess of Knowledge Alignment: Neutral • Domains: Arcana, Knowledge Holy Symbol: Crook shaped like a stylized eye. Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. D&D Beyond [16], This library is located on the western side of the Pentamarket in the Interstead Sprawl of Zadash.[17]. Addtionally Ioun is a close ally of Erathis and Pelor. Be watchful at all times for the followers of Vecna, who seek to control knowledge and keep secrets. [2] History Edit. They work well with others and feel most comfortable within themselves when they are able to be of help to others and/or give their time and efforts to humanitarian causes. Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is patron of its study. When Vax asked about Vecna, she told the story of the lich lord’s rise and fall in the Age of Arcanum, and noted that the Sword of Kas, though an evil weapon, could be a powerful tool to help take down Vecna, and was lost in Thar Amphala. Ioun, the Goddess of Knowledge and Skill, is a favorite of wizards and scholars. D&D would once again forget and recreate the origin of the ioun stone when 4 th edition introduced a goddess of knowledge and prophecy called Ioun, inspired by the ioun stone. Last seen Pursue education, build libraries, and seek out lost and ancient lore. C3 [38] Vox Machina and Sprigg entered the Athenaeum. Sages, seers, and tacticians revere her, as do all who live by their knowledge and mental power. [10] After Pelor then defeated Tharizdun in a climactic battle that transformed the nearby region in its violence,[11] and after chasing and banishing Tharizdun elsewhere, Pelor returned to the site of Ioun's wounding and blessed the land with his own Sun Tree[10] directly over the site of her sunken temple. Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, prophecy and skill, and is a patron of the study of magic and mental power. They work well with others and feel most comfortable within themselves when they are able to be of help to others and/or give their time and efforts to humanitarian causes. Ioun is frequently represented in religious iconography by either a triple eye symbol (such as the one shown at the top of the page or to the immediate right) or a unique eye-and-staff symbol, as shown center right. Overview: Ioun is the twin brother to Erathis, Goddess of Civilization. As an NPC, Ioun is played by Matthew Mercer. Libraries and wizard academies are built in her name. She opposes Vecna, who deals in dark secrets and hidden knowledge. Ioun is the god of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Ioun goddess of Knowledge Manwe, Asterinian Chronepsis, Majere Kord god of Strength Ilmater, Kavaki, Moradin Majere god of Balance Belenus, Tyr Ioun, Manwe Nephthys goddess of Death Ilmater, Mandos, Chronepsis Sarenrae goddess of Redemption Belenus, Yavanna, Bahamut Tyr, … Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. Libraries are her temples and hoarding knowledge is anathema to her. Specials C7 C12 Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. She/her/hers In prior ages, Collectors and Excavators scoured the landscape in service of Ioun’s Temple. 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