Wrath of the Righteous
Master of Masters
Irori is the god of enlightenment, self-perfection, knowledge, healing and inner strength. His followers claim that he was once a mortal who achieved absolute physical and mental perfection and thus attained divinity of his own volition.
Irori respects that other deities are different spiritual beings and that what is correct for him may not be so for them. As such, he tries to avoid interfering with other divine beings, unless they threaten his work or his people. As such, he has an ongoing feud with Asmodeus. A minor rivalry exists between his faith and those of Cayden Cailean and Iomedae as he considers their rise to deity status by the patronage of Aroden to be cheating.
Irori is worshiped by all who seek enlightenment and self-improvement. He has many temples in Casmaron and has a large following on the continent of Tian Xia where he is venerated as Iro-Shu.
He is also worshipped widely in Absalom, Katapesh and Qadira. Most Avistani folk are somewhat put off by the Master of Masters’ strict adherents, even though the religion is quickly growing in the Inner Sea region. Irori is respected and worshipped by dwarves alongside their own pantheon.
Temples are usually sprawling complexes, featuring rooms for prayer, sleep, and exercise, where the faithful train night and day in an endless quest to achieve perfection and purify their ki, or life-force. They are not generally open to the public, and petitioners are asked to wait quietly outside and not disturb those who are meditating within.
Irori’s quest for enlightenment and ultimate ascension to divinity is chronicled in secret texts made available only to those who have proven themselves worthy.