The All-Knowing, the Great Sage, Father of Tomes
Symbols: Open Book
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Knowledge, Books, Learning,
Domains: Knowledge, Mind
Favored Weapon: Staff
Common Worshippers: Sages, Scholars, Teachers, Loremasters, some Mages and Bards
History: Gilidan is the most powerful of all the Gods. He is the first, and the greatest of the original nine. He was always the most impartial, beliving in only the preservation of knowledge and society.
Dogma: Knowledge is sacred, as is the act of preserving and recording such knowledge so generations in days to come may benifit from it. Thoes that do not know thier past are doomed to repeat mistakes of history. Seek to learn all you can, educate thoes who will listen, and preserve what is known. Books are sacred and we must do everything in our power to protect them.
Places of Worship: Most temples to Gilidan double as libraries or schools. Most are found in large cities with wealthy patrons.
Average services: Gilidan churches do not hold normal services. Most obtain their money from teaching noble children, though many adventurers donate lots of gold to the church, for their willingness to make their knowledge available (especially knowledge about treasure hordes and artifacts)

Holy Days: 15th day of the Shadow - Fall of Alexandria. This day is a dark day in the history of the church. The greatest of all libraries was looted and set ablaze by enemies. More knowledge was lost that day then ever before in the history of Nor. Priests and pious patrons fast on this day.

When both moons are at their apex this is a time to celebrate and learn and to share. The priests call this the Enlightenment and oft times days prior begin copying very basic history books to be handed out and used as a primer to teach and to learn.

Once in a very rare time the keepers of the temples are sent on a journey to search for the seeker only Gilliadan knows whom to send and where and often it appears in whatever journal or tome they are transcribing.

There are three preistly orders for the church of Gilidan. Keepers, who are in charge of taking care of the knowledge in the temples, and also generate income for the clergy by teaching. Chroniclers are usually requsted by a king or other ruler, to document the working of the court. The record and keep records for the kingdom's archives. Last are the seekers. These divine touched priests search out the worl for knowledge and keep a journal of all they learn.

The monastic order of keepers are responsible for the protection, orginization and presevation of klnowledge in the form of books. Most keepers come from families that can not afford to take care of thier children. They send them to the temple and they are tested for the "touch" showing that gilidan has gifted with with the ability to become a seeker. If not, they are watched. Should they show a reverance of knowledge, they are trained as keepers, otherwise they are sent to other places that fits thier character more.
These temple trained scholars are sent to kings, and other nobels all over Nor to keep records for the court. They are trained to not take sides or make judgements but to observe and record only. They use the knowledge they have access to help rulers be fair.
Seekers are those who have been given the ability to to channel the divine power of Gilidan. They are the only members of the priesthood who can actually cast spells. They are given the gift of magic so they may go out and obtain knowledge. They each carry a journal wich functions as their holy book. They fill this journal with all the knowledge they can obtain. When they pass, they enter the great library of Gilidan and present this journal, their life work, to the god. He then decides whether they serve him as a divine keeper in his librabry which hold all the knowledge of the worl, or if they are sent back to the worl to begin anew.

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