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This article is about the deity Gilean; if you are looking for the moon of the same name see Gilean.

Gilean the Sage is a god of balance, knowledge, learning, watchfulness and freedom[2][3] from the crystal sphere known as Krynnspace.[4] Gilean is the divine personification of knowledge, and encourages mortals to grow through knowledge in all of its forms, without judgment or constraint.[2]

Overview[]

Gilean is the keeper of the Tobril, the great book of all knowledge, given to him by the High God. Gilean appears passionless and uncaring, serving as an observer only, and interfering only when necessary. In addition to being the patron of sages, scholars, and librarians, Gilean’s desire for all knowledge and truth to be respected and protected makes him popular with those who guard or watch over knowledge and information. As the head of the Gods of Balance, Gilean is also the primary proponent of free will and individual choice among the people of Krynnspace.

Gilean was called out of Time by the High God, as companion to Paladine and Takhisis.[2]

Description[]

Gilean assumes many forms, though typically he appears as a gray-clad scholar or sage, either young and timeless or old and wizened, carrying a heavy book. He also appears as a slender rogue with numerous lock-picks and keys, as a middle-aged warrior in armor with graying hair, or as a grim, capable-looking field commander or general.[2]

Holy Symbol[]

Gilean's holy symbol is an open book.[5][2][3]

Celestial Symbol[]

Gilean is associated with the constellation Book of Souls.[2][3]

Favored Weapon[]

Gilean wields a quarterstaff known as the Sagestaff.[2][3]

Realm[]

In the cosmology of Krynnspace, Gilean maintains a realm, known as the Library of the Tobril, within the Hidden Vale, alongside the rest of the Gods of Balance.[6][7]

In the Great Wheel Cosmology, Gilean resides within the Hidden Vale, which is located on the Concordant Domain of the Outlands.[1][8][9]

Worship[]

Priests of Gilean often serve as scribes, librarians or historians. In this role, they often travel from place to place in pursuit of their studies; however many remain in one place, recording everything of importance that happens, and sharing their knowledge with the community. Priests often work as teachers or instructors in universities or other centers of learning, where they are highly respected and much sought after.[3]

In Spelljammer[]

Gilean is the head of the Gods of Balance[2][3] and is considered native to Krynnspace.[4]

Appendix[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Colin McComb, On Hallowed Ground, 1996, (TSR Inc.), ISBN 0-7869-0430-5, Single-Sphere Pantheons, The Krynnish Powers section, page 165
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Trampas Whiteman, Cam Banks, Chris Pierson, Sean Everette, Holy Orders of the Stars, 2005, (Sovereign Press Inc.), ISBN 1-9315-6715-8, chapter 3: The God's of Krynn, pages 92-93
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Jamie Chambers, Christopher Coyle, Dragonlance Campaign Setting 3rd edition, 2003, (Wizards of the Coast), ISBN 0-7869-3086-1, chapter 4: Deities, pages 126-127
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jean Rabe, SJR7 Krynnspace, 1993, (TSR Inc.), The Gods of Krynnspace chapter, page 82
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Player's Handbook 5th edition, 2014, (Wizards of the Coast), ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1, Deities of Dragonlance, page 295
  6. Trampas Whiteman, Cam Banks, Chris Pierson, Sean Everette, Holy Orders of the Stars, 2005, (Sovereign Press Inc.), ISBN 1-9315-6715-8, chapter 3: The God's of Krynn, The Cosmology of Krynn section, page 78
  7. Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Jamie Chambers, Christopher Coyle, Dragonlance Campaign Setting 3rd edition, 2003, (Wizards of the Coast), ISBN 0-7869-3086-1, chapter 4: Deities, The Cosmology of Krynn section, pages 117-118
  8. Colin McComb, On Hallowed Ground, 1996, (TSR Inc.), ISBN 0-7869-0430-5, Appendix 1: The Powers by Pantheon, Single-sphere Powers section, page 180
  9. Jeff Grubb, Bruce R. Cordell, David Noonan, Manual of the Planes 3rd edition, 2001, (Wizards of the Coast), ISBN 0-7869-1850-0, Chapter 7: The Outer Planes, Concordant Domain of the Outlands section, pages 147-151

Connections[]

Krynnspace
Celestial Bodies of Krynnspace
The Sun (Primary) | Sirrion | Reorx | Krynn | Chislev | Zivilyn | Nehzmyth (or Shinare) | Stellar Islands
Additional Astronomicals of Krynnspace
Clouds of Freezing Vapor | The Black Clouds
Constellations of Krynnspace
Branchala | Chemosh | Gilean | Habbakuk | Hiddukel | Kiri-Jolith | Majere | Mishakal | Morgion | Paladine | Sargonnas | Takhisis | Zeboim
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