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Alias(es): The Crying God, the Broken God
Power: Intermediate deity
Pantheon: Faerûnian pantheon
Symbol: Pair of white hands bound at the wrist with a red cord
Alignment: Lawful good
Cleric alignment: LG, LN, NG
Portfolio: Endurance, suffering, martyrdom, perseverance
Worshippers: The lame, the oppressed, the poor, monks, paladins, serfs, slaves
Canon NWN2 domains: Good  Healing  Law  Strength  
Other canon domains: Suffering
Favoured weapon (NWN2): Unarmed strike - An open hand


Ilmater (pronounced ill-MAY-ter), also known also as the Crying God, is an intermediate deity whose portfolio includes endurance, martyrdom, perseverance and suffering. He seeks to offer words of comfort and calming to those in pain, oppressed, or in great need; he does so by seeking to endure any pain if it will lessen the pain of another.

Followers of the Ilmater are often perceived as martyrs and intentional sufferers, to the point of ridicule by some. However, they are known as some of the best healers in the realms often being found in some of the worst possible conditions, helping the oppressed, the diseased and the poor. In adventuring groups, they are often the ones who will take all risks to save a person in danger, putting the needs of others above their own, to the exclusion of their personal risk.

Considering their contrasting portfolios, the Crying God and his followers are a bane to Loviatar and her worshipers. At any opportunity, the followers of Loviatar will seek to torment Ilmater's people, finding the greatest pleasure in forcing a restrained Ilmatian to watch someone else be tortured to a slow and painful death. Among his other foes are Malar and Talos.