Curse of the Crimson Throne
Church of Iomedae
The Church of Iomedae (pronounced ahy-OH-meh-day) is assertive and vigilant in rooting out evil as worshipers of the goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor
Iomedae’s priests are composed of clerics and paladins. Personal cleanliness as well as an honorable demeanor are both very important for her followers. An hour of prayer a day is practiced, in addition to a weekly public worship service.
The paladins of Iomedae are just and strong, crusaders who live for the joy of righteous battle. Their mission is to right wrongs and eliminate evil at its root. They serve as examples to others, and their code demands they protect the weak and innocent by eliminating sources of oppression, rather than merely the symptoms. They may back down or withdraw from a fight if they are over-matched, but if their lives will buy time for others to escape, they must give them. Their tenets include the following affirmations.-I am the first into battle, and the last to leave it. -I will not be taken prisoner by my free will. -I will not surrender those under my command. -I will never abandon a companion, though I will honor sacrifice freely given. -I will guard the honor of my fellows, both thought and deed, and I will have faith in them. -When in doubt, I may force my enemies to surrender, but I am responsible for their lives. -I will never refuse a challenge from an equal. -I will give honor to worthy enemies, and contempt to the rest. -I will suffer death before dishonor. -I will be temperate in my actions and moderate in my behavior. -I will strive to emulate Iomedae’s perfection.