Istus (Greyhawk 4E)
Istus is the lady of fate, who watches over the laws of the universe and enforces fate. She is a distant goddess who dislikes when the cycles of fate are disturbed. She rarely acts, and when she does her actions are unfathomable. She is the patron of the Baklunish and worshipped by those seeking perfection, understanding, or to accept a dire fate. Her tenets are harsh and strict.
- Do not fight fate; your role might be unpleasant, but it is yours.
- Turn your ambition inward towards personal perfection, and you shall find fate easy to bear.
- Enlighten others on the best way to live, including giving them glimpses of what the future might hold.
The small moon, Celene, is an avatar of Istus, and as the god Celestian he watches over the stars and planets. As Cyndor he is the Suel god of time and continuity, the handyman of Lendor. Her exarchs are less distant than she is, trying to guide people to live regimented, industrious lives for their own betterment. They include Labelas Enorteh the elven god of longevity and time, Merikka the Oerdian calendar godess and regulator of seasons, and finally Bralm the Suel god of industriousness and insects.
|Grants strength to live out your destiny.|
|Encounter ✦ Divine|
|Minor Action Close Burst 5|
|Target: You or one ally in burst
Effect: The target gains a +5 power bonus to Will defense until the start of your next turn.