Tectum (3.5e Deity)

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Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Three shields, one blue, one red, and one yellow, inscribed upon a larger shield of white
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: True Neutral
Portfolio: Balance, Peace, Protection, Education
Clergy Alignments: Any
Domains: Healing, Knowledge, Magic, Mechanus (Manual of the Planes), and Protection
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff

Tectum, also known as the God of Shields, Peaceholder, or the Learned One. The safety and prosperity of his subjects is his primary concern, and those who threaten their lives certainly find difficulty in it. His powers hardly reach to any offensive front, instead he specializes in stalling, slowing, and stopping enemies so that his allies can deal with attackers more easily. Under Tectum's rule, all alignments are the same. War is a creation of foolishness, not evil, and the only way to stop the suffering is to educate those would-be fighters.

Tectum is the god mainly worshipped by The House of Three Shields.


Tectum stands for learning. Only through learning can one achieve understanding of the workings of life (and unlife) and finally come to peace with it. He encourages his followers to educate themselves in as many ways as possible, not just through travel or schooling. He discourages fighting among intelligent beings, and frowns down upon slander and stereotypes.

Clergy and Temples[edit]

Temples of Tectum are usually Temples of The House of Three Shields, but other temples can be found if one searches hard enough. Common worshippers of Tectum (other than clerics) are Spellstalls, Shieldspells, Speedspells, and Soulspeeds, the 4 main warriors of The House of Three Shields. Wizards devoted to study may agree with the philosophy's of Tectum, and Druids may revere or at least respect him. Monks also occasionally dedicate themselves to Tectum's teaching; their ideals of self-cultivation and inner strength relate strongly to his own principles.

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