Kionanthos

KIONANTHOS
Power: LG
Alignment: NG
Pantheons: the Parthan Order
Titles: The Lorekeeper, the Father of History
Portfolio: Knowledge, history, poetry
Symbol: A dove clutching the flower the god is named for
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Description: Kionanthos (key-oh-NUN-thoss) is the son of Salix and Horaptuh. Almost unknown to the Kamorans (in whose pantheon he was born), among the Parthans he is revered as the source of all knowledge and the father of history. It was he who inspired the ancient epic poets to a written tradition, thus preserving the great deeds of their people for posterity. From those humble beginnings sagas were compiled, histories written, and grand libraries erected. The crowning achievement dedicated to him was the Great Library of Sartha, which may very well be the greatest center of knowledge on Verosia.

Appearance: Kionanthos resembles a mature-looking Parthan man of a somewhat indeterminate age. His skin is of an olive complexion, his hair is dark brown and curly, and his eyes are a pale gold. He keeps a rich, full beard that reaches down to the base of his neck. Kionanthus affects flowing white robes that are seemingly non-descript; as one stares into their folds, however, the silken threads transform into moving lines of prose. It is said that the entire saga of the Parthan people is woven into the god’s garment—that as new events are recorded, they are added to the fabric.
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History/Relationships:Kionanthos tends to have little time for others, and thus limits his contacts with the world outside his halls of knowledge to his divine family and those who can aid him in his studies. He loathes Kraetis, whom he sees as an uncultured brute. He is ambivalent toward Kastorius, whom he views as little more than a weapon or a tool. Kionanthos works close with his mother, Salix, in their quiet quest to free the Parthan people from their legacy of war. He regards his children by Myrrha as the way forward to that future.

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Children: Artageros, Elletaria and Ilex, by Myrrha

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Worshipers: (Academics, students, historians, poets, sages) Kionanthus is worshipped at places of learning throughout Parthus, regardless of size or location. Even young children learning to read and write do so under statues of the god of lore. Together with his mother and brother, Kionanthos is worshipped as one of the Pillars of the Citadels—a founder of the Parthan civilization.
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Priests:
Spell Domains: Knowledge … (need two more, will insert in a little)
Favored Weapons: Quarterstaff
Cleric Alignments: CG, LG, N, NG
Dogma: Knowledge imparts freedom of the mind and the power to make choices.
Clergy and Temples: Kionanthos’ priests are among the foremost historians and sages of the Parthan people. Unlike many other religious orders, his priesthood recruits from both the men and women of a Citadel’s population. The only requirement the god has for his followers is that they possess a keen mind and a thirst for knowledge.

Every place of learning in Parthus is home to a Kionanthan shrine—if even a small, votive statuette. Every library, both personal and public, is a first consecrated as a tribute to the god. The greatest repositories of knowledge in all Verosia are the Libraries of Kionanthus—homes to thousands of tomes, scrolls, and tablets from millennia ago. It is a sad fact that, despite the neutrality espoused by the priests themselves, the wars fought between the Ronans and the Parthans have made these centers of learning inaccessible to sages hailing from their respective enemies' lands.

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