Sonoren (3.5e Deity)

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Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Book and Pen
Home Plane: Rhakotis (Endhaven Supplement)
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Study, Knowledge, Diligence, Teaching, Achievement
Clergy Alignments: Any Chaotic
Domains: Knowledge, Magic, Weather, Rune, Charm
Favored Weapon: Staff

Sonoren is an elderly god. His pantheon is forgotten. Nomos accepted him into the Charystan pantheon, and he became the god of knowledge and diligence.

Sonoren speaks to the gods in time of troubles, and through his scholarly wisdom, advises them to action. Sonoren sees where troubles will brew, and he warns those who need warning. The words that he speaks are prediction, not prophecy.

Sonoren claims that he could rule the pantheon should he choose, but he chooses not to. Leading a pantheon is a position that he no longer desires.


Sonoren believes in looking and learning. Indeed, the two actions are intimately interconnected. One must learn to know how to observe, but one must observe in order to learn.

Knowledge and power are directly interrelated. Power without knowledge is merely might. It is might together with knowledge that yields power. Sonorens wisdom does not describe how power should be used, here only says how power is obtained.

Once power is achieved, it should be used. Indeed, power that is not used is not power at all. Once can have neither knowledge nor might and achieve the same degree of powerlessness. To not use power one has worked hard to gain is contradictory to one's goals. Those that achieve power must be those that use power.

Clergy and Temples[edit]

Sonoren has few temples. Libraries, universities, and schools usually have a shrine dedicated to him. Many government officials also worship him.


In Endhaven, Sonoren dwells withing the great library of Caer Wyrmshold.

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