Knowledge, prophecy, skillIoun is the god 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.
The church of Ioun since the Time of the Dark
The church of Ioun, along with the followers of Corellon, seek to recover what was lost and teach what is still known. While they are dedicated primarily to magic, many magical items are also works of art by the quality of their manufacture. Also, all knowledge is sacred, so they seek to rediscover principals of science and engineering. Hence, they and the church of Corellon often collaborate in the retrieval of lost treasures of the past. The church of Ioun has small colleges of magic and general learning in the few major cities and the one at Gae is their largest one since the destruction of Quo. Returning to Quo has gained the status of a holy quest for the follower of Ioun but all expeditions have failed to return.
Vecna is their sworn enemy in the rediscovering of magic and many books and items have been found only to be stolen by them.
– Chronicles of Hakiem