Navos

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Deity navos.gif
Position Intermediate Deity
Symbol An hourglass tilted
Colors Blue and Copper
Celestial Symbol The Planet 'Navos'
Alignment Lawful Neutral
Home Plane The Equilibrium
Portfolio Monks, Meditation, Historians, Wisdom
Domains & Inquisitions Healing, Knowledge, Rune, Strength, Law

Oblivion, Illumination, Truth, Spellkiller

Cleric Alignment LN, LG, LE, TN
Favored Weapon Thought's Repose (unarmed strike)
Other Names The Historian, Master of Civilization, The Oldest One, Father of Time (Myrddion), The Wise One, The Spinner of Fate, He of Wisdom, The Raven (Dran)
Commonly Associated Organizations Temple of Navos, Alexandrian Library (ongrid), Fate's Spire Monastery (ongrid; Lahar needs to fill this in!), Order of Peace, Order of the Seal, Order of the Tome
Some IC Hangouts Alexandrian Grid: A14: Sage Orum's Plaza, University District, A14: Quill's Repose, City Library


Navos the Raven is said to be old. Sages whisper that the concept of Navos, if not Navos himself, was there before even the Twin Gods, Daeus and Maugrim, though this is a hotly debated myth. The Master of Time, Civilization and Fate, Navos is the god of wisdom and is said to most deeply understand The Vision of Elhim by which the gods ordained the creative order of the world. At one time he embodied Compassion as well and stood alongside Daeus as they struggled versus the corruption wrought to the Dark.

The great god of time, meditation, civilization and self perfection, Navos alone is said to have a clear prophetic vision of the winding course of the world, as well as the strength of purpose and self discipline to guide it. He stands as its sage and historian, documenting storied history for the sake of knowledge and the furtherment of wisdom. The great Counseler of the gods, it is Navos' wisdom that encourages the soul to grow and the mind to expand beyond its limited horizons.

Navos is the estate of awareness, insight and introspection and mental fortitude as well as the physical discipline that can come from such dedicated mindsets. Though once counted among the gods of light, Navos of late discarded his mantle of Compassion which he had worn for time uncounted, and descended to the Equilibrium in the chaos of the aftermath of Animus' death. His sacrifice calmed the turmoil of the plane with his clarity and insight and today he continues to stand vigil over the weavings of the Tapestry of Time. However, his sacrifice is not without sorrow, as he was once Daeus' greatest friend and though the Sun God mourns his loss, Navos cannot anymore comprehend.


Dogma

Navos teaches his followers to better understand the world they live in, to remember the past that led to today, and to look to the future that might be. While there are some who see him as a dispassionate deity who is content to merely watch the world, his clergy are relatively active and can be found in nearly every orderly society. Indeed, the discipline of the deity and his steadfastness represent many common lawful tendencies. However, his need for balance moderates them and his mind stretches to the stars.

Navos calls his followers to strict lives of discipline, meditation, scholarly pursuits and self-denial in order to achieve greater enlightenment and awareness of one's place in the grand tapestry of the world.

Temples and the Faithful

Titles
Cleric Temperance
Monk Focus
Paladin Timekeeper
Inquisitor ...coming soon!


Those who follow Navos are taught to recognize the enlightenment of wisdom and learning. Navos prefers a more segmented temple and church structure that enables his clergy to better meet the needs of different societies and cultures. As such, there is no truly established and strong hierarchy as opposed to a number of different orders that focus on different aspects of his teachings.

The taking of certain vows, such as chastity or poverty or obedience and charity is smiled upon but not necessarily enforced by different areas of Navos. clergy. However they stress self-contemplation and enlightenment as well as the pursuit and contemplation of goodness. To this end, many monkly orders ascribe their teachings to Navos and they seek to learn spiritual control through physical expansion.


Navosian Cleric Tradition: His clerics tend to pray for their spells in the evening, after meditating and reflecting upon the events of the day. Although Navosian clerics used to be the most beloved and sought after scholars on Arcania, they are adjusting to his new role, and many communities still appreciate them. Many still serve as counselors, mediators, philosophers and diplomats in the various communities that they are based within.


Navosian Paladin Traditions: Navosian paladins remember the time when Navos possessed Compassion. They recall the fall of Animus and the gap among the gods of Twilight, and recall their gods' sacrifice when he left the Light. Traditionally close allies of the Daeusites, camaraderie of late has been somewhat awkward and marked by sorrow. Paladins of Navos strive to exemplify the best that Navos' tradition is, and has been.


Avatars

Navos does not come often to the material plane but is traditionally depicted and viewed as being a great philosopher and a wise man caught between youth and adulthood. No weapons are obvious upon him and he often is shown holding the scales of history and a great golden and copper representation of the world of Gaea. As the master of commerce and trade, it is not unheard of to hear of him being depicted with money counting devices and machines or in the midst of scrolls of learning and knowledge. Monks prefer to think of him as a meditative god, contemplating the flow of the history and the weaving of the Tapestry of Time.