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Iocles, Keeper of the Scales
LN Iocles(see more gods for domains), Keeper of Scales, Creator of the Multiverse. The God of Balance goes by many titles and is likely the most hated figure among the gods. The most powerful and influental of The Old Gods, he currently maintains the integrity of the multiverse and keeps divine influence out of the material plane as much as he can. Iocles is the son of Io, the original creator of order in the unformed multiverse. After creating the primordial plane as a sanctuary of creation far from the chaos and destruction wrought by the other Old Gods. Iocles was built from the clay of the Primordial realm as her last act before fusing her essence with the barriers that protect the Primordial realm from the other Old Gods. Iocles was born into a realm of what can only be described as endless nothing. A plane of unchanging stone, a featureless expanse. Before the creation of the Primordials Iocles used the very sparse clues of his mother’s existence to learn of the Old Gods and develop his attitude about planar travel, as far as he’s concerned the world and the multiverse only exist because of the planar barriers his mother died to create. From the very clay his mother used to form him he created the Primordials, featureless pseudoconstructs that had a fundamental curiosity to explore and understand the multiverse that Iocles had gifted them. Some turned inward and built cities with him and studied the mysteries of the arcane that mortals of the material plane would discover eons later. Others traveled to the far reaches and heard the whispers of the Old Gods driving them mad, turning them into Demons, Daemons, and Devils.
While all of the horrors at the outer reaches is occurring Iocles is working to create proper children of his own. He turned to the clay again and created Iouda, Ioln, and Iotrodes. Each of his three new children would take on important roles in the new multiverse he would form after witnessing the corruption of the Primordial planes by the Fundamental Evils and the Followers of Ur. This was what would be called the first Sundering where Iocles split Heaven, Tartarus, and Odiosis. Over several eons more planes would be sundered from Odiosis, the elemental planes would be formed as an incorruptible distillation of the fundamental elements of nature(Fire, Water, Earth Air), the Faewild and Shadowfell would be formed after mysterious magics made their way to Odiosis and Iocles needed them to isolate them so they wouldn’t cause further damage, The Meditation Realm was created by Ioln as a place true to the original shape of the Primordial plane where he could meditate the meaning of existence in quiet, eventually Iocles decided it was time to try again, time to make a new generation of children, humans.