Elgos (3.5e Deity)
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Elgos is a deity of the Lore of Arda campaign setting.
|Symbol:||Book with an eye on Right Hand Page|
|Home Plane:||The Outer Plane of Heaven|
|Portfolio:||Knowledge and Study|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Good, Lawful Neutral|
|Domains:||Knowledge, Mind, Law|
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Worthy followers of Elgos study and improve their mind, they also keep themselves well within the laws of the lands that they live within. To be law abiding is all important, to respect the law is to live a proper life, beyond this one should always exercise one's mind, laziness of the mind is not tolerated among Elgos followers, they should always be learning or studying in some form or another. Encouraging others to follow this path is also welcomed by the deity, teaching others is also a great virtue and ensuring the law is upheld, if not personally then at least through co-operating with law enforcement agencies, are all activities for the devote to undertake.
Clergy and Temples
This deity's temples often have libraries and also schools as part of the temple, Elgos favours lots of strong stone structures, with high ceilings, this represents the high standards that Elgos expects of his followers.
To become a member of Elgos clergy one must prove that they are learned and also intelligent, this includes being able to pass a series of tests of intellect and wisdom. Clergy often work in posts of judges in cities, as well as librarians, teachers, advisers or sages. Some clergy even explore the path of psinics,as Elgos is also the deity of the mind, and thus supports such pursuits. It is not uncommon for Elgos' clergy to also be arcane spellcasters or psionics, to fully take advantage of all the knowledge that is to be found in the world.