The First, Keeper of Law, Earthlord, The Eternal
Egon is the lawful-neutral god of law. He is, according to his followers, the oldest of all the greater powers and is the meticulous law keeper of the gods and of all creation. His domains are Law, Earth, Leadership, and Resolve. His favored weapon is the mace. Egon is a careful and meticulous deity that ensures that every contract and agreement is written down, and that each contract is later followed to the letter of the law. He is a harsh but fair deity, who is revered by many politicians, judges, and soldiers. Egon usually appears as a lanky man with silver-white hair, a short, week-long growth of white beard, and skin that glows with a quiet golden radiance. He carries the “Scepter of the Eternal Law” in one hand and a large legal tome in the other, and wears the clothes of a magistrate: a long, black or purple gown trimmed with silver or gold. To be in his presence is to feel the awesome power of true law.
Members of the church of Egon are often powerful political figure. Egon’s clergy are extremely hierarchical and rulebound. Each Righteous Potentate (high priest of a temple, called a “Court”) oversees all aspects of church functions and answers only to the church’s current Grand Justicar. No one can perform or be relieved of their duties without the consent of the Righteous Potentate or one of his seven Monastic Abbots. Under each of the seven Monastic Abbots, there are an additional seven High Jurists (priests) who serve relentlessly, performing whatever duties are assigned to them. Lower ranks of clergy members serve beneath the High Jurists, and are known as (in descending order): Jurists, High Magistrates, Magistrates, Defenders of the Law, Lions of Order, Eternal Servants, and Clerks.
All clergy members have to learn and understand the laws of the land, the city, and the province they live in. In order to completely understand the nuances of law and legislature, the clergy constantly drill each other, practice law in court whenever possible, and rehearse law in practice courtrooms. They cannot resist investigating the scene of a crime or taking part in the construction of new laws in their locale, and do so with great intensity and fervor.
Egoni serve often in court as judges, to present cases, and to hear legal arguments and disputes. They are paid well to settle merchant disputes over contracts, agreements, and trade practices and make a comfortable living for themselves and their church as arbitrators of all sorts of commercial and personal claims not worthy of the attention of figures of power in ultimate authority.
Egon often keeps himself apart from many of the other deities, as he views most other deities as undisciplined and flippant, but he has a special hatred of Mesha, whom it is rumored had spurned his romantic advances in eons past. Mesha now serves as Egon’s chief source of agitation due to her highly erratic and carefree nature.
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