Aasterinian

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Aasterinian
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Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Divine Rank Demigod
Pantheon Draconic
Portfolio Learning, Invention, Pleasure
Domains Chaos, Dragon, Luck, Travel, Trickery, Charm, Illusion, Trade
Home Plane Brassberg (Ysgard), Outlands
Worshippers Chaotic Dragonbloods, Free Thinkers
Favoured Weapon Scimitar, claw

Aasterinian is the Dragon Goddess of Change in Dungeons & Dragons. This cheeky, irreverent demigoddess appears as a huge female Brass Dragon, and serves as the Messenger of Io, which also acts as her title.

Relishing in the disturbing of the status quo, and delighting in learning through play, invention and pleasure, Aasterinian is an unpredictable deity. She assigns tasks to her worshippers on a whim, almost always involving travel or undergoing new experiences; in her viewpoint, the journey is more important than the destination. She encourages her followers to think for themselves, and relying on the opinions or words of others is one of her few sins.

Needless to say, she requires little in the way of formal rites; every time a worshipper learns or creates something new, she is honoring Aasterinian. Likewise, her prayers tend to be quick expressions of the desire for change, with the most iconic daily prayer being "let today differ from both yesterday and tomorrow", whilst she prefers small, quiet, hidden shrines rather than grand, formal temples.

Aasterinian is no racist; she happily accepts the worship of anyone who can share in her love of innovation and whimsy, although she does feel a particular fondness for dragonblood races, as you'd expect. Her clerics tend to be draconics, Half-Dragons, or Spellscales, and it is that last race that is often said to be the focus of her attention.

The Herald of Aasterinian upon the Prime Material is an ancient brass dragon, distinguished by its distinctively colored forehead; turquoise-sheened, save for the golden star at its center. Her allies are any dragon or dragonblood creature of chaotic or neutral alignment. Her church gets on best with the churchs of other "friendly trickster" type deities, such as Garl Glittergold, Fharlanghn, and Olidammara.

The non-human deities of Dungeons and Dragons
Leader Others
Dragons: Io Aasterinian - Astilabor - Bahamut - Chronepsis - Falazure - Garyx - Hlal - Lendys - Null - Sardior - Tamara - Tiamat
Drow: Lolth Eilistraee - Ghaunadaur - Keptolo - Kiaransalee - Malyk - Selvetarm - Vhaeraun - Zinzerena
Dwarves: Moradin Abbathor - Berronar Truesilver - Clangeddin Silverbeard - Deep Duerra - Dugmaren Brightmantle - Dumathoin - Fortubo
Gendwar Argrim - Gorm Gulthyn - Haela Brightaxe - Hanseath - Laduguer - Marthammor Duin - Muamman Duathal
Mya - Roknar - Sharindlar - Thard Harr - Tharmekhûl - Thautam - Ulaa - Valkauna - Vergadain
Elves: Corellon Larethian Aerdrie Faenya - Alathrien Druanna - Alobal Lorfiril - Angharradh - Araleth Letheranil - Darahl Firecloak - Deep Sashelas
Elebrin Liothiel - Erevan Ilesere - Fenmarel Mestarine - Gadhelyn - Hanali Celanil - Kirith Sotheril - Labelas Enoreth
Melira Taralen - Mythrien Sarath - Naralis Analor - Rellavar Danuvien - Rillifane Rallathil - Sarula Iliene - Sehanine Moonbow
Shevarash - Solonor Thelandira - Tethrin Veraldé - Tarsellis Meunniduin - Trishina - Vandria Gilmadrith - Ye'Cind
Giants: Annam Diancastra - Grolantor - Hiatea - Iallanis - Karontor - Memnor - Othea - Skoraeus Stonebones - Stronmaus - Surtr - Thrym
Goliaths: Kavaki Kuliak - Manethak - Naki-Uthai - Theleya - Vanua
Gnomes: Garl Glittergold Baervan Wildwanderer - Baravar Cloakshadow - Bleredd - Callarduran Smoothhands - Flandal Steelskin - Gaerdal Ironhand
Gelf Darkhearth - Nebelun - Rill Cleverthrush - Roykyn - Segojan Earthcaller - Sheyanna Flaxenstrand - The Glutton - Urdlen
Goblinoids: Maglubiyet Bargrivyek - Grankhul - Hruggek - Khurgorbaeyag - Kikanuti - Nomog-Geaya - Skiggaret
Halflings: Yondalla Arvoreen - Brandobaris - Charmalaine - Cyrrollalee - Dallah Thaun - Sheela Peryroyl - Urogalan
Illumian: Tarmuid Aulasha - Glautru - Soorinek - Syeret - Wathaku
Orcs: Gruumsh Bahgtru - Ilneval - Luthic - Shargaas - Yurtrus
Raptorans: Tuilviel Glithien Duthila - Kithin - Lliendil - Nilthina - Ventila
Others: Aventernus - Blibdoolpoolp - Cegilune - Diinkarazan - Diirinka - Eadro - Gaknulak - Great Mother - Gorellik - Gzemnid
Hleid - Iborighu - Ilsensine - Jazirian - Kecuala - Kuraulyek - Kurtulmak - Laogzed - Maanzecorian - Mak Thuum Ngatha
Merrshaulk - Parrafaire - Psilofyr - The Patient One - Quorlinn - Ramenos - Raxivort - Refnara - Sekolah - Semuanya
Sess'innek - Shekinester - Skerrit - Solanil - Ssharstrune - Syranita - Vaprak - Wastri - The Whale Mother - Zehir