Grasp of Orcus
Ioun is the goddess of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Sages, seers, and tacticians revere her, as do all who live by their knowledge and mental power. Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. Libraries and wizard academies are built in her name. Her commands are also teachings:
- Seek the perfection of your mind by bringing reason, perception, and emotion into balance with one another.
- Accumulate, preserve, and distribute knowledge in all forms. Pursue education, build libraries, and seek out lost and ancient lore.
- Be watchful at all times for the followers of Vecna, who seek to control knowledge and keep secrets. Oppose their schemes, unmask their secrets, and blind them with the light of truth and reason.
Ioun’s domain is a secluded white tower filled with countless tomes and attended by many sages, scribes, and students of the arcane arts. On occasion, she leaves her tower on mysterious journeys to distant corners of the planes or the world. Some say she goes to visit days yet to come and records the events she observes in a secret book of prophecy.
Ioun is worshipped in the temple at Mount Ascension. She is said to be the second most popular deity among metallic dragons.