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Qi Zhong

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Qi Zhong
Holy symbol of Qi Zhong.
(Deity)
Titles Master of Medicine
Adjective Qi Zhongite
Realm Nirvana
Alignment Neutral good
Areas of Concern Healing
Magic
Medicine
Worshipers Healers, scholars, wizards, mystic theurges
Edicts Teach knowledge to others, relieve suffering despite personal difficulty, heal sickness and injuries
Anathema Deal lethal damage to another creature (unless as part of a necessary medical treatment)
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Good, Healing, Knowledge, Magic, Protection
Subdomains (1E) Agathion, Divine, Memory, Purity, Restoration, Resurrection
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E) Healing, knowledge, magic, protection
Favored Weapon Heavy mace
Symbol Wagon wheel with spokes of the five elements
Images of Qi Zhong

Source: Dragon Empires Gazetteer, pg(s). 621E
Lost Omens Gods & Magic, pg(s). 132
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Qi Zhong is the Tian Xia deity of magic and healing. Originally worshiped by the Tian-Shu, he is now popular in Jinin, Quain, Tianjing, Xidao, and Zi Ha. His holy symbol is a wagon wheel with spokes made of the five elements: water, earth, metal, fire, and wood. Qi Zhong is depicted as a kindly looking older man who is dressed in healer's robes that shift between the five elements.[1]

History

Qi Zhong is closely tied to the pantheon of Tian Xia, at Shizuru's request, it was Qi Zhong who resurrected the moon god Tsukiyo after he was murdered by his brother Fumeiyoshi. It was Qi Zhong who originally introduced an understanding of the five elements to mortals and instructed them in their relationship with magic, medicine, and martial arts.[1]

Church of Qi Zhong

Qi Zhong is primarily worshipped by sages, scholars, and healers including those who practice traditional Tian medicine. Qi Zhong is also worshipped by wizards and, in particular, many of his worshippers are mystic theurges who blend arcane and divine magic. Qi Zhong's faithful believe it is their duty to share their knowledge and healing abilities with others.[1]

One sect of Qi Zhong worshipers has combined his divine magic with alchemy, though this is not a widely accepted form of his worship. Their practices can be found in the five-volume scroll known as the Five Spoked Cycle.[2] Qi Zhong is said to have taught the secrets of Pei Zin herbalism with Irori prior to the Master of Masters' ascension.[3]

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