The two known Gods of Knowledge are Durist and Listria. Both are friends, and revered by bards and scholars.


Description: Durist is commonly attributed to having made dwarves, but this is only because he is said to look the most like them of all the gods. That his singing roused them out of their sleep and taught them to rely on their wits also supports this theory. He is friends with Listria, whose writing keeps music alive; Zelea, too, is an ally, for her birds sing their own songs in his honor every day. Satyrs prefer to worship him more than their own creator, as his interests are more in line with their own.

Dogma: Durist expects little of his followers, save that they respect all song, and nature. There must be some singing during sacrifices to him, and while he accepts anything he prefers instruments that sometimes reappear on their altar with magical powers.

Holy Days: Durist has no known holy days like many of the other gods, but some say that he appreciates a little recognition every once in a while -- even if it's just a cheer of his name.

Appearance: He's commonly depicted in artwork as being a particularly tall dwarven (or satyr) man in his middle ages, with weathered skin, beady black eyes, and golden hair. His beard is braided, and held with vines. His clothing is always colorful and he carries a wooden harp with him, though sometimes he is seen using other instruments.

Followers: Bards, singers, satyrs, and some dwarves revere him.


Description: Listria is known to be the Goddess of Knowledge. It is believed that her library has a copy of every published work ever made, and that mead made by her servants is able to rouse the mind of even the most uncreative person. She is said to gift some mortals with feathers from her hairpiece, which, when worn, inspires them.

Dogma: Listria encourages mortals to write down their thoughts before they fade forever, and to value the written word for its role in recording what is and was, and in some cases fortelling what will be. Owls and ravens are sacred to her, and all birds are to be protected as they are able to carry messages across long distances. Sacrifices to her must take the form of books, the Three Stones of Knowledge (sapphires, sard, or serpentine), or bird feathers willingly given to mortals. Other sacrifices are accepted, but blood sacrifices will result in retribution.

Holy Days: Listria has but one holiday, on the 70th day of Spring. During this time, her followers are encouraged to drink mead and tell stories. Festivities end with a (drunken) prayer to her and an appropriate sacrifice made by the priest or priestess with the highest authority; if more than one is present, then all participate in the sacrifice.

Appearance: Listria is thought of as being a tall and lovely human woman with pale skin and blue robes and eyes. Her hair is dark and worn in a bun, with the clip being golden and decorated with the feathers of messenger birds. Other times, she appears as a cross between an owl and a raven.

Common Followers: Scholars, teachers, and inventors revere her, as do bards.