Messenger of Io
Symbol: Grinning dragon’s head
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: Chaotic neutral
Portfolio: Learning, invention, messengers, pleasure
Worshipers: Bards, the chaotic, free thinkers, pleasure-seekers
Cleric Alignments: CG, N, CN, CE
Domains: Chaos, Balance, Dragon, Celerity, Travel, Trade
Favored Weapon: Rapier
Aasterinian is a cheeky deity who enjoys learning through play, invention, and pleasure. She is Io’s messenger, a huge brass dragon who enjoys disturbing the status quo. She loves all who enjoy innovation and whimsy and is accepting of all creatures of similar disposition. Bards and artificers prove exceptionally amusing to her. She enjoys their changeable natures.
Aasterinian is flighty and quick-witted. She encourages her followers to think for themselves, rather than relying on the word of others. The worst crime, in Aasterinian’s eyes, is not trusting in yourself and your own devices.
Aasterinian’s clerics are typically wanderers who travel in disguise or secrecy. The majority of her clerics are those with draconic blood in them, the result of a dragon follower of Aasterinian taking pleasure in the company of mortals at some point in a family's line. Many are multiclass bards as well, and all of them seek to encourage pleasure and enjoyment among all people. Her followers enjoy friendly relations with those of Garl Glittergold and similar deities.