Mother of Knowledge
Mother of Knowledge, the Iridescent Inspiration
Domain – magic & the weave, knowledge, enlightenment, lore, inspiration,
arts, crafts, trade
Symbol – a blank scroll crossed by a quill and a smith’s hammer
Sacred Items/Creatures – peridots, diamonds, crystal, songbirds, ferns,
Alignment – LN
Clergy alignments – any
Follower alignments – any
Spell domains – creation, knowledge, mentalism, magic
History – Kismet, known of old as Mystryl, is said to have been the Lady of Magic since time forgotten. During the Sundering, she was trapped in stasis within the ShadowGate upon its activation and was believed to have died, with Mystra taking up her portfolio. The rediscovery of the ShadowGate in 737SG led to her release and the Gate’s activation, casting the pantheon down from divinity. Retaining most of her powers due to activating the Gate herself, she maintained the stability of the weave and the fugue throughout the resulting chaos. She restored her claim to her domains of old, and ascended back to her status as guardian of knowledge and magic thereafter.
Regards to Undead – No official stance upon undead and its use, or prohibition thereof, is given by the faith. Given that all knowledge and magic are part of Kismet’s domain, undead are certainly considered acceptable by many within her church.
Vestments – Ceremonial dress for the clergy of Kismet are robes of white, trimmed in the color appropriate to the priest’s rank within the church. The lowest are trimmed in green, ranging upwards through yellow, orange, crimson, indigo and azure, the last of which is only worn by the church council.
Faith-based groups –
The Binders – A collection of magi, bards, and other record-keepers who tirelessly work to collect lore and history in all of its forms, and toensure that such knowledge is made readily available to the people of therealms.
Keepers of the Art – The most accomplished arcanists within the faith gather to ensure the protection and evolution of magic in all of its forms. Many serve as teachers for young magi and sorcerers that show promise.
The Enlightened – Psionic spellcasters who seek to both further their own insight, and encourage that of their fellows. They look to inspiration from Auppenser’s life and teachings, holding him up as an example of their aspirations.
Spells for priests:
Creation minor creation, glyph of warding, cometfall
Knowledge comprehend languages, wieldskill, forgotten melody
Mentalism foresight, bolt of force, discern location
Magic true seeing, mystic bolt, break curse