Wrath of the Righteous
The goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor
Iomedae is the goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor. Having served as Aroden’s herald, she inherited many of the Last Azlanti’s followers upon his death, and continues to espouse the ideas of honor and righteousness in the defense of good and the battle against evil.
Iomedae views Cayden Cailean, Sarenrae, and Torag as the equivalent of allies. She never associates or parleys with evil gods or fiends, with the exception of Asmodeus whom she treats with extreme caution and never in more than an advisory role.
Iomedae manifests as a valiant sword-mistress in full plate mail. She wields a long sword and a heraldic shield. Her shield casts a holy light, blinding evil beings, and her aura causes malevolent forces to tremble and falter.
The Church of Iomedae is assertive and vigilant in rooting out evil. Many of its followers are actively involved in the Mendevian Crusades. In fact, the threat of the Worldwound gave the church a purpose—finish the task Aroden started years ago and finally defeat Deskari. Many worshipers took to the First Mendevian Crusade as a way to lessen the loss of Aroden, becoming zealots.
As a mortal, Iomedae was a Chelish human who worshipped Aroden. She led the crusade against the forces of a lich wizard king in Ustalav. Due to her prowess in battle and her supreme righteousness, her actions took the notice of Aroden, who joined the battle and slay the lich. She became his herald, and served in this capacity until his death in 4606AR, when she mysteriously ascended to the position of Godhood.