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The Beast, Wild One, World Mother
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: A feather of brown, yellow, and green
Celestial Symbol: The planet Chislev
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Nature, wilderness, beasts, the seasons
Worshipers: Druids, farmers
Cleric Alignments: CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains: Air, Animal, Earth, Plant
Favored Weapon: Shortspear (“Green Protector”)
Colors: Brown, yellow, and green

Chislev (kiz-lev or chiz-lev) is nature incarnate and the divine power of instinct. The animals and plants of Krynn revere Chislev, who is said to be their mother.
Chislev is patron to many druids and rangers. Chislev extends her divinity to the world of Krynn, feeling all that is done to it. Her moods change with the seasons, and her fury is directed at those who abuse the wild, especially in unnatural ways.
Chislev has few clerics (who mainly live in farming communities), instead being served mainly by hermit-like, forest-dwelling druids.

Chislev and Zivilyn love each other profoundly. Zivilyn, the Tree of Life, tempers her instinct with wisdom and awareness.
They are evenly matched and act in harmony.
Chislev despises Zeboim, and is allied with Habbakuk. She also opposes Shinare, goddess of industry. She despises Morgion's cultists.

Other names: Askyren (Kyrie), The Beast, Chisel Wilder (Arktos), Kisla the Mother of Sea Creatures (Sea Elves), Kradock (Highlanders), Krik'k lettz / Siarrlas the Scaled One (Bakali), Wild One (Mithas), Winged Mother (Kyrie), World Mother, Jijin (Uigan), Quoyai (Merkitsa).

The Book, the Sage, the Gray Voyager
Greater Deity
Symbol: An open book
Celestial Symbol: The constellation Book of Souls
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Knowledge, balance, watchfulness, freedom
Worshipers: Sages, scholars, bodyguards, historians, teachers
Cleric Alignments: CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains: Knowledge, Liberation, Planning, Protection, Rune.
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff (“The Sagestaff ”)
Colors: Gray

Gilean (gil-ee-un) is the divine power of knowledge. He advocates the growth of the soul through the experience of knowledge in all of its forms, without judgment or constraint. Gilean holds the Tobril, the great book of all knowledge, given to him by the High God. In addition to being the patron of sages, scholars, and librarians, Gilean’s
desire for all knowledge and truth to be respected and protected makes him popular with those who guard or watch over knowledge and information. As the head of the Gods of Balance, Gilean is also the primary proponent of free will and individual choice among the mortal souls of the world, and he is tireless in this outlook.
Gilean has only one child, the goddess Lunitari who sprang fully formed from him. The other neutral gods are those that he gathered to him from the Beyond, who aid in the order of Creation.

Other names: The Gate of Souls, the Sage, Void, the Book, the Gray Voyager, Gilona (Taladas), Xilon (Nordmaar), Graylord (Imperial League).

The Veiled Maiden, Maid of Illusion, Night Candle
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: A red circle or sphere
Celestial Symbol: The red moon, Lunitari
Home Plane: Ethereal Plane/Lunitari
Alignment: Lawful neutral
Portfolio: Neutral magic, illusion, transmutation
Worshipers: Wizards of the Red Robes
Colors: Red

Lunitari (loo-nuh-tah-ree) is the embodiment of the divine power of magic used for neutrality. She is the patron of wizards who have chosen to practice magic temperedby balance, freedom of expression, and curiosity.
She is known to be a trickster by creating illusions to confuse people to amuse and entertain herself.
For a vivacious young woman, she promotes and defends the laws of the Orders of High Sorcery, seeking to maintain total balance between light and darkness in magic.

Other names: Luin (Ergoth), Lutar (Ancient Plainsmen), Maid of Illusion (Mithas), Night Candle (Thorbardin), Red-Eye (Goodlund), Veiled Maiden, Lunis/Lunias (Imperial League), Ferros (Nylgai Hadirnoe), Yergas the Goddess of Night, Luita, Anasjovheerthol (Gnomoi), Yerita (Steamwall Mountains).

The Forge, the World Smith, Tamer of Chaos
Greater Deity
Symbol: A smith’s hammer
Celestial Symbol: The planet Reorx
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Creation, mountains, metal, luck, pride
Worshipers: Dwarves, gnomes, kender, blacksmiths, artisans
Cleric Alignments: CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains: Earth, Fire, Forge,
Luck, Strength
Favored Weapon: Warhammer (“Reorx’s Strength”)
Colors: Gray and red

Reorx is the divine power of creation. He is the supreme god of dwarves, and holds sway over gnomes as well. Kender see him as a grandfather figure. Reorx is patron to smiths and craftsmen from all races.
Because his estate encompasses talent and skill, he is also favored by rogues and gamblers, those individuals who rely upon their ability to turn a situation to their favor by applying what they know.
Reorx works with Shinare to spur dwarven economies.
With his forging hammer and the direction of the High God, Reorx forged the world, the stars, and the souls of mortals into existence from the essence of Chaos. Later, Reorx crafted the Graygem, which trapped the essence of Chaos. Reorx hates and fears Chaos, referring to him as the "Father of All and of Nothing".

Other names: Anvil (Elian), Forge, The Weaponmaster (Mithas), World Smith, Sammakax (Irda), Tamer of Chaos.

Winged Victory, the Silver Mistress, Walking Liberty
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: A griffon’s wing
Celestial Symbol: The planet Shinare
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Alignment: Lawful neutral
Portfolio: Wealth, enterprise, communication, travel
Worshipers: Merchants, traders, dwarves, mercenary soldiers.
Cleric Alignments: LG, LN, LE
Domains: Commerce†, Law, Luck, Travel
Favored Weapon: Light mace (“Jeweled Delight”)
Colors: Gold, silver, and brown

Shinare (shi-nah-ree) represents the divine power of interaction. Souls aligned with the Silver Mistress growand improve the more they communicate and interact with other souls. Her estate governs all negotiations, all contracts, and all partnerships. Shinare seeks to drive the world forward with the spirit of enterprise, stripped of such ephemeral notions as desire or morality. She is the patron of merchants, honored by all who conduct trade
with fairness and conviction. A somewhat fickle goddess, she cares little for the motives of those who do business with others so long as the interaction is balanced. Because of this, slavery and mercenary activity are just as valid to her as any other industry. Abuse, unfair practices, and theft, on the other hand, will incur the wrath of Shinare for they
violate the spirit of interaction that she champions.
Shinare was called from the Beyond to serve Gilean. She is companion to Sirrion, though their relationship has been volatile and problematic. She is also friendly towards Reorx, Kiri-Jolith, and Majere. She opposes Hiddukel,who serves as god of ill-gotten wealth and bad business deals.

Other names: Balance of the Scales (Mithas), Silver Master (Thorbardin), Silver Mistress, Walking Liberty (Ergoth),
Winged One (elves), Winged Victory, Nuran (Imperial League).

The Flowing Flame, the Alchemist, the Firemaster
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Flames
Celestial Symbol: The planet Sirrion
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Alignment: Chaotic neutral
Portfolio: Fire, creativity, passion, renewal
Worshipers: Alchemists, lovers, artists
Cleric Alignments: CE, CG, CN
Domains: Chaos, Charm†, Fire, Passion
Favored Weapon: Heavy flail (“Flaming Strike”)
Colors: Red and yellow

Sirrion is the god of alchemy, creativity, passion, and transformation. He is master of flames, and sculpts the fire of the soul into beautiful forms. He was brought from the Beyond by Gilean, and is said to provide the fire for Reorx's worldforge and the spark of divinity within all life. Artists, alchemists, and lovers are his followers.
Chaotic and unpredictable, Sirrion is nevertheless opposed to needless or undirected destruction, feeling that all change should produce something and mark a transition between the old and the new. As a patron of the arts and of alchemy, Sirrion’s fiery presence does much to promote this ideal.
His clerics must tend to an ever-burning flame in his home or a temple of Sirrion. They also act as firefighters, and are knowledgeable in the use of fire to clean out the old and make way for the new.
Sirrion is said to have formed his mate, Shinare, from wondrous metals. The two are close, though their relationship is characterized by fiery debate. Amongst the humans of the Imperial League, Sirrion is worshipped and commonly depicted as a fiery goddess known as Sinar.

Other names: The Alchemist, Firemaster, the Flowing Flame, the Wizard (Mithas), Sirr'ushush (Bakali), Sinar (Imperial League), Udras the Alchemist (gnomoi, minoi).

The World Tree, Wise One, the Tree of Life
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: A stylized tree with branches above mirroring roots below
Home Plane: The Hidden Vale
Celestial Symbol: The planet Zivilyn
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Wisdom, foresight, prophecy, enlightenment
Worshipers: Philosophers, mediators, counselors, sages
Cleric Alignments: CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains: Insight, Knowledge, Meditation, Time
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff (“Cane of Enlightenment”)
Colors: Green, brown and gold

Zivilyn is deity of wisdom, enlightenment, and insight. His realm is awareness, balance, and understanding.
His branches reach into every time and place in the River of Time, into the past and into the future. He exists in all times and places simultaneously, and is wisest of the gods.
Zivilyn has much in common with both Majere, who also embraces wisdom, and Hiddukel, who uses his awareness to mislead others. Zivilyn was called from the Beyond by the High God to serve as counselor to Gilean, to give insight to his mate Chislev's instinct,
and to bear witness to the world and share this divine experience with mortals.

Zivilyn opposes the consuming hatred by deities such as Sargonnas and Takhisis, and the martial ambition of Kiri-Jolith, but calls no god his enemy.

Other names: Tree of Life, Wise One (Mithas), World Tree.

(Sources: Dragonlance Nexus/Lexicon and Holy orders of the Stars)
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