Ina Po (Ee nah Poe), deity of death and magic, is
most often portrayed as a stunning woman dressed in a beautiful gown. She is said to often tempt men and even women with her curvacious body and silken voice. Ina Po is a demanding
deity who expects obedience from her followers.
Ina Po's priesthood has a strict hierarchy. Her clerics are known for their discipline and obedience to their superiors.
Clerics of Ina Po arbitrate disputes, give advice, investigate
magical curiosities, create magic items, and administer funerals.
Clerics of lower level are expected to defer to ones of higher level at
all times. They wear black or brown robes.
Her clerics pray for spells at dusk or moonrise. Holy
days include Spirit Night, held during the Harvest Festival, where priests pass
the night sitting vigil in crypts and graveyards ready to put the restless dead
back into slumber. Temples also celebrate the anniversary date of former
priests deaths for their ascension to their goddess's side.
History/Relationships: Ina Po was once much more
powerful and influential in Traykon. After T'lor created the Veil, her
power weakened with the absence of most of her followers. T'loric priests
and Magehunters began an extermination campaign against her priests and those of
the other deities of magic. For centuries following the loss of Arcane
magic in Traykon, Ina Po was steadily declining in power. Her role as
Ulan's consort left her some worshipers and his divine protection bolstered the power of her clergy. She was considered a funerary
deity until very recently. Now, with the return of magic, her power is
beginning to grow again.
Ina Po is often
associated with Ulan and the deities are consorts. Ina Po opposes T'lor and her priests
do what they can to hamper his devout.
Her temples are few and far between. Most of her temples are located in or near graveyards
or catacombs, and they always contain crypts where powerful wizards are
buried. They also contain extensive libraries of arcane lore and
large collections of items that once belonged to great wizards from past
eras. Nearly all of her temples have at least a small shrine to Ulan.
Dogma: Ina Po promotes using spells and magic items (though
many of her followers insist she favors the creation of such things.)
Ina Po tells her followers that magic is the key
to all things. Ina Po promises that understanding, personal power,
security, order, and control over fate come with the study of magic.
She admonishes her followers to respect those who came before, because
they left their knowledge and died to make room for them. She reminds
them that death is inevitable, but she promises that their learning and
memory will be honored by those who come after them.
Avatar: Ina Po sends no Avatar to Traykon. In her place, a Shadow Banshee may be sent as a messenger or as punishment. Mostly, Ina Po operates through the dreams of her followers. She directs them to preserve the dead set right great disruptions of the natural order.