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The All-Seeing, Lord of Divination, He of the Third Eye
Pantheon Faerunian
Realm Dweomerheart
Portfolio Divination, fate, truth
Worshippers Diviners, judges, monks, seekers of truth, spellcasters
Domains Fate, Knowledge, Law, Magic,Spell
Favored Weapon The eye of Savras (dagger)

Savras

The Lord of Divination is believed to know all that has happened and all that will occur. Some claim that he guides the forces of fate, while others believe he is cursed to know all of history, but is unable to affect its flow.

Savras speaks in clear, concise statements and rarely says what the listener wishes to hear. He always speaks the absolute truth, and in situations where the truth is a matter of perspective, he reveals all sides to the truth. There is little compassion or emotion in Savras' action, or demeanor, but sages speculate that this seemingly emotionless facade is merely a front for a deity that cares deeply about the fate of Faerun but finds himself relatively helpless to change its destiny. Savras almost never loses his temper, but when he does, his wrath is dreadful.

The blindness of mortals is the origin of all folly. Search for the truth in all things great and small and conceal nothing. Speak only the truth, for lies and misdirection, even for benign motives, are the root of all sorrow. Be not paralyzed by indecision, but take no action without analyzing the implications. Hasty actions and decisions are rarely more beneficial than well thought out strategies that are revised as necessary. Mortals who employ their two common eyes are essentially blind. Savras provides the third blessed eye, providing both foresight and hindsight, so that mortals may access the omniscience of the gods. It is not wrong to use the knowledge Savras gives to help yourself and your church, but caution should be employed in furthering the goals of others as part of their agenda may be hidden. Seek for the hidden motive before you act, and damage not the whole of the realm in which you live out your mortal life

Savras was a long ago god of arcane spell casters in the South, and was worshiped in Halruaa, Durpar, Estagund, Dambrath, and Var the Golden, with small pockets in Calimshan, Tethyr and Amn. He once possessed a portfolio and power similar to that of Azuth, and were both mages in the direct service of Mystra, goddess of magic. The two contended during the Dawn Cataclysm, and Savras fell, though some claim that this was done deliberately, because of Savras' vision of his own future. As such, Azuth became the god of wizards, and the All Seeing One's essence was imprisioned in an artifact of Azuth's construction that came to be known as the Scepter of Savras.

During the time of his imprisonment, Savras' worshipers dwindled, with the last of note being Alaundo the Seer, to whom he revealed visions to. Because of this, Alaundo is known as the only true prophet of the realms.

After the Time of Troubles, Azuth released Savras from his imprisonment in return for a pledge of fealty by Savras to The High One. Today, Savras serves as a demipower who serves Azuth.

The church of Savras is small, but organized. Many clerics are involved with fortelling the future or studying the past and dealing with the consequences of what they learn. Of necessity, Savras' clergy engages in extended strategy sessions to analyze the implications of future events and plan accordingly.

The two largest known temples to Savras are the House of Pools and Mirrors, which is located within the confides of Candlekeep, and The House of the All Seeing Orb, which can be found in Tashluta.

Shrines and temples to the All Seeing One are generally dominated by a giant, sacred statue of Savras carved from white marble seated atop an onyx dais in a meditative repose. The Lord of Diviners is always portrayed with his palms upward in a gesture of supplication, and with blank eyes gazing into far off futures of the realms.

Priests

Priests and clerics of Savras come in many different forms. Some followers of the All Seeing wander Faerun uttering prophecies while others seek out remote locations and become oracles. A few are employed as truth seekers and serve the legal systems of various cities or kingdoms as expert witnesses, magistrates, or judges. Many cleric

During the long imprisonment of Savras, his faithful dwindled to a few specialist wizard diviners, and his clerics recieved no answer to their prayers for centuries and eventually died out. Upon his release from the Scepter, however, Sevras added mainly specialty priests, known as sibylites, and monks to his clergy.

Priestly Vestments

Divinators of Savras garb themselves in pale yellow robes with a depiction of their power's holy symbol sewn to their chest. They wear simple sandals on their feet and a colored sash of muted hue tied around their waist. All of Savras's clergy tattoo a depiction of the third eye of Savras on their brow. High-ranking and wealthy priests have clear or white crystals or gemstones of some value bonded to their brows in the centers of their tattoos.

When adventuring, diviners tend to cloak themselves with the protection of powerful warriors, eschewing armor and edged weapons. Savras's clergy are the quintessential planners, typically using their divination skills to anticipate every need. As a result, they often bring along an unusual assortment of gear when adventuring-to the general amusement of their companions. However, the oddments they haul along invariably fill a crucial niche.

Ritual

Clerics of Savras begin and end their days with extended sessions of peaceful meditation, praying for their spells at night in anticipation for the coming day. The Feast of the Moon is celebrated by the followers of Savras as The Vision. This holy day is observed by every devout follower of Savras with 24 hours of continuous meditation. In some temples meditation occurs within a sauna or steam bath, while in others it occurs within amid a haze of incense.

Each worshiper who participates in the day long ceremony is rewarded with a vision from the All Seeing. Beneficiaries of such visions are expected to act in accordance with this prescient knowledge or risk Savras' wrath.

Since being freed, Savras has kept his oath, serving in fealty to Azuth, though the Lord Diviner resents his position. He is largely indifferent to the actions of Velsharoon, and spends the bulk of his time unmasking the lies of Cyric. The All Seeing seems surprised by Shar's actions and bitterly opposes her use of the Shadow Weave to disrupt the efficiency of his divinations.

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