Titles: The Inheritor, Light of the Sword
Alignment: Lawful Good
Portfolio: Valor, Rulership, Justice, Honor
Worshipers: Paladins, Knights, Warriors
Cleric Alignments: LG, LN, NG
Domains: Glory, Good, Law, Sun, War
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Iomedae (pronounced ahy-OH-meh-day) 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 led the Knights of Ozem in the Shining Crusade 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.
Appearance and Emissaries
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 – This servant of Iomedae is manifested as a wheel of bright white metal, illuminated by holy fire.
- Saint Lymirin – This former priestess of Iomedae sometimes appears as an eagle-headed winged humanoid.
- Peace Through Vigilance – This servant is a young but cheerful and spirited celestial gold dragon.
Church of Iomedae
The Church of Iomedae is assertive and vigilant in rooting out evil. Many of its followers are actively involved in the Mendevian Crusades.
Worshipers and Clergy
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. 2
Temples and Shrines
The temples of Iomedae function as both a church and living space for 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.
(Art by Hugo Solis)