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The Elder of Divinity
Areas of Concern
Community leaders, congregation leaders, officiants
Serve leaders of ceremonies, craft ceremonial arms and armor, lead a congregation
Deride sacred ceremonies, carelessly or lazily perform rituals, destroy ceremonial objects
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Good, Knowledge, Law, Protection
Subdomains (1E)
Archon, Defense, Legislation, Loyalty, Purity
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Glyph, knowledge, protection, vigil
Favored Weapon
Censer hanging from a sapphire mace
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Green, silver
Source: Chronicle of the Righteous, pg(s). 28 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 128–129 (2E)

Winlas is a powerful archon empyreal lord who oversees the Great Library of Harmonious Scripture on Requius, the fourth level of Heaven. There he maintains a record of every sacred ceremony in the multiverse in an effort to fight the evil caused by their profanation.12


As the chronicler of all sacred religious ceremonies, Winlas preaches the importance of ritual as a way of bringing the faithful together. He believes that there is power in numbers and that ceremonies are not simply distant prescriptions, but are passed down by the divine and adapted by pious mortals. The Elder of Divinity does not believe in loose interpretation or expansion of rituals, and he and his servants encourage strict adherence to established ceremony and dogma.1


Winlas appears as an old man with skin the color of unspoiled parchment standing about 11 feet tall. He carries a massive tome in his arms and is dressed in unblemished white silk robes covering a heavily brocaded blue tunic trimmed in gold. Hanging from his shoulders is a tapestry depicting countless religious observances traced with silver thread, and he wears a four-pointed golden crown on his head.1


Winlas is assisted in his divine task by countless harbinger archons.1


Anwigasi is the herald of Winlas on the Material Plane. A half-celestial coatl, Anwigasi is believed to be the offspring of the Elder of Divinity's first priestess and a plumed dragon. Unlike most other heralds who spend most of their time in the Outer Planes and only occasionally venture onto the Material, Anwigasi has been watching over the small religious community of Saruhk in the Mwangi Expanse since before the death of Aroden.3

Church of Winlas

Winlas finds most of his adherents among community leaders, congregation elders, and various lay and anointed officiants. Centers of worship can generally be found in community centers, grand cathedrals, and other holy sites.1


Certain dedicated worshipers of Winlas perform daily obediences in order to receive divine blessings known as a boons from their god. The obedience takes the form of a complex ritual involving standing, kneeling, and lying prone for various intervals, all while reciting at least three different holy texts.14


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Amber E. Scott. “Lords of the Empyrean” in Chronicle of the Righteous, 28. Paizo Inc., 2013
  2. Judy Bauer, et al. “Visiting Heaven” in Heaven Unleashed, 6. Paizo Inc., 2016
  3. Judy Bauer, et al. Anwigasi (Couatl)” in Heaven Unleashed, 22–25. Paizo Inc., 2016
  4. Sean K Reynolds, et al. Inner Sea Gods, 10. Paizo Inc., 2014