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The Answering Rite
Areas of Concern
Complicate magical techniques, refine arcane fundamentals, teach arcane apprentices to treat magic responsibly
Grant magic to those who cannot use it responsibly, cause a magical disaster, ignore magical misconduct
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Law, Magic, Rune, Water
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Fate, glyph, knowledge, magic
Favored Weapon
Scroll twisting upon itself
Source: Concordance of Rivals, pg(s). 19 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 89, 130-131 (2E)

Valmallos, the Answering Rite, is a primordial inevitable who understands all laws of magic, and regulates its usage to ensure it is inaccessible to those who fail to put sufficient practice and training to wield it responsibly. Scholars believe the complex array of spell components so prevalent in magic are at least partially Valmallos's responsibility.123


The Answering Rite appears as a mechanical giant with an exposed, glowing heart. His form is also surrounded by serpentine scrolls.23


Valmallos typically approves of wizards, and he and his devotees are wary of those born with the ability to use magic to the point of prejudice. Other spellcasters are judged on a case-by-case basis, depending how responsibly they used their powers in the past.123

His followers are perfectionists in magical practices, and Valmallos views them more as students whom he can educate in ways to make magic more complicated and less inaccessible to the irresponsible. His priests often spend long spans of time teaching apprentices, and hunt them down at any hint of misconduct.123


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Compton, et al. “Auditors of the Absolute” in Concordance of Rivals, 19. Paizo Inc., 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Paizo Inc., et al. “Demigods and Other Divinities” in Gods & Magic, 89. Paizo Inc., 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Paizo Inc., et al. “Appendix” in Gods & Magic, 130. Paizo Inc., 2020