Iomedae

The Inheritor

Description:

Titles The Inheritor, Light of the Sword, Lady of Valor
Adjective Iomedaean
Home Iomedae’s Domain, Heaven
Alignment Lawful Good
Portfolio Valor, Rulership, Justice, Honor
Worshipers Paladins, Knights, Warriors
Cleric Alignments LG, NG, LN
Domains Glory, Good, Law, Sun, War
Subdomains Archon, Day, Heroism, Honor (Judgment), Light (Redemption), (Revelation), Tactics
Favored Weapon Longsword

Bio:

Iomedae is the goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor. Having served as Aroden‘s herald, she inherited many of the Last Azlanti’s followers upon his death, and continues to espouse the ideas of honor and righteousness in the defense of good and the battle against evil.

As a mortal, Iomedae was a Chelish human who led the Knights of Ozem against the forces of the Whispering Tyrant. In the fall of 3832 AR, Iomedae, was the last mortal to pass the Test of the Starstone and ascend to godhood. Her actions took the notice of Aroden. She became his herald, replacing the slain Arazni. She served him in this capacity until Aroden’s death in 4606 AR.

Iomedae views Abadar, Cayden Cailean, Erastil, Sarenrae, Shelyn, and Torag as the equivalent of allies. she harbors a grudge against Pharasma, for keeping secret the demise of Aroden. With the exception of Asmodeus, she never associates or parleys with evil gods or faiths. Even with Asmodeus though, Iomedae treats him with extreme caution, and never in more than an advisory role.

Iomedae manifests as a valiant sword-mistress in full plate mail. She wields a long sword and a heraldic shield. Her shield casts a holy light, blinding evil beings, and her aura causes malevolent forces to tremble and falter.

Iomedae’s servants include a number of former mortals who have been given divine power following death. Jingh manifests as a wheel of bright lwhite metal, illuminated by holy fire. Saint Lymirin is a former priestess who sometimes appears as an eagle-headed winged humanoid. Peace Through Vigilance is a young but cheerful and spirited celestial Gold Dragon.

The Church of Iomedae is assertive and vigilant in rooting out evil. Many of its followers are actively involved in the [[Mendevian Crusades.]] In fact, the threat of the Worldwound gave the church a purpose—finish the task Aroden started years ago and finally defeat Deskari. Many worshipers took to the First Mendevian Crusade as a way to lessen the loss of Aroden, becoming zealots.

Iomedae’s priests are composed of clerics and paladins. Personal cleanliness as well as an honorable demeanor are both very important for her followers. An hour of prayer a day is practiced, in addition to a weekly public worship service.

Many halflings are treated unjustly on Golarion, indeed many are slaves. Nevertheless, some of these oppressed halflings believe in justice and often worship Iomedae. Most halfling paladins serve Iomedae.

Young knights who are inspired by classical courtly tales tend to follow Iomedae. They can be counted on to remain idealistic, even in the face of great evil. Their honor and faith are strong enough to overcome the vices and sins of their enemies.

The temples of Iomedae function as both a church and living space of her holy knights. Also commonly used are former temples of Aroden. These buildings are often painted white and feature arched entrances, pillared courtyards, fountains, and statues.

Her holy text recounts the 11 miraculous Acts of Iomedae.

The Inheritor’s Ascendance is celebrated on the first of Arodus every year. On the 19th of Rova is the Day of the Inheritor and the 6th of Lamashan is Ascendance Day.

The most famous of the military orders devoted to spreading Iomedae’s word is the Knights of Ozem, in whose number Iomedae herself served when she was mortal.

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