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|Titles||Master of Masters; Iro-Shu and the Enlightened One (in Tian Xia); the Perfect Human (in Vudra); the Perfect Man|
|Home||Serene Circle, Axis|
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|Worshipers||monks, Vudrani, Green dragons, Dwarves|
|Domains||Healing, Knowledge, Law, Rune, Strength|
|Subdomains||Inevitable, Language, Memory, Restoration, Resolve, Thought|
|Favored Weapon||Open hand, representing unarmed combat (unarmed strike)|
Irori (pronounced ih-ROHR-ee) is a god of enlightenment and self-perfection; knowledge, healing and inner strength. His followers claim that he was once a mortal who achieved absolute physical and mental perfection and thus attained divinity of his own volition. He is one of the core gods of, if not the most powerful deity of, the Vudrani pantheon.
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Irori respects that other deities are different spiritual beings and that what is correct for him may not be so for them. As such, he tries to avoid interfering with other divine beings unless they threaten his work or his people. He has particularly good relationships with Abadar. Irori has an ongoing feud with Asmodeus and there is a minor rivalry between his faith and those of Cayden Cailean, Iomedae, and Norgorber as he considers their rise to deity status as cheating. Despite this tension with Iomedae, followers of her faith allow paladins of Irori to train in their Tempering Hall in Absalom.
Appearance and Emissaries
Irori sees no need to distort or embellish upon his being. When he appears his avatar is that of a male of flawless physique and serene expression. He appears much as his followers depict him, often sitting or in meditative stance.
Irori holds enlightenment and the quests for knowledge and self-perfection of both body and mind above all. As such sentient creatures are more associated with his faith than any animals or beasts.
- This favored servant of Irori is an intelligent celestial white tiger. 
- This favored servant of Irori is a dour stone giant monk.
- Appearing as an elderly human male of uncertain ethnicity, with a dexterity and strength far beyond a mortal of his build, The Old Man is Irori's herald. 
Church of Irori
Irori is worshiped by all who seek enlightenment and self-improvement, he has many temples in Vudra and on the Isle of Jalmeray, as well as a monastery at Tar Kuata in Osirion. He also has a large following on the continent of Tian Xia where he is venerated as Iro-Shu. The teachings of the god were introduced into mainland Tian Xia by Vudran missionaries in 2187 AR. He is also worshipped widely in Absalom, Katapesh, Nex and Qadira.
Worshipers and Clergy
- See also: Champion of Irori
Irori's priesthood consists primarily of clerics and monks. Priests are responsible for mentoring others as they try to attain self-perfection either by guiding followers or through rigorous testing and trials. Each must follow their own slightly different path to enlightenment but there is little infighting among Irori's followers. 
Irori is respected and worshipped by dwarves alongside their own pantheon.
Some green dragons worship Irori and suffer derision for so doing by other greens who call such worship the "Cult of the Man God".
Temples and Shrines
Temples are usually sprawling complexes, featuring rooms for prayer, sleep and exercise, where the faithful train night and day, an endless quest to achieve perfection and purify their ki, or life-force.  They are not generally open to the public, and petitioners are asked to wait quietly outside and not disturb those who are meditating within.
In Qadira, the Church of Irori is one of the three primary faiths. The Temple-Monastery of Irori lies in the centre of Katheer and there are many monasteries in other parts of Qadira including the Open Palm of Sheehad, located in the foothills of the Zho Mountains.
The followers and adherents of Irori's ways hold all knowledge as sacred, specifically that which can help to improve oneself and lead one closer to enlightenment.
- This is a lengthy tome describing meditation, physical exercises, dietary regimes and other methods to help mortals transcend their limitations. It is a difficult book, full of aphorisms, metaphors, and riddles designed to challenge the reader's preconceptions.
Rituals require very specific preparation, both in mediation and diet, and each path to enlightenment may require different holidays and holy experiences.
Dates are extremely important to Irori's faithful. Each follower of his teaching must decide for herself what dates are significant. Irori's faith is an individualistic one. Of particular importance are the days that relate to a given temple or monastery, or that impact a given monk's path toward enlightenment.
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
- ↑ Colin McComb. (2010). Inner Sea Primer, p. 26. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-277-7
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 39. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds. (2011). Irori. Tide of Honor, p. 69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-385-9
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Abadar. Seven Days to the Grave, p. 69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-091-9
- ↑ Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Cayden Cailean. Children of the Void, p. 62. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
- ↑ Sean K Reynolds. (2010). Erastil. Rivers Run Red, p. 71. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-233-3
- ↑ Jason Eric Nelson & Todd Stewart. (2008). Osirion, Land of Pharaohs, p. 8. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-144-2
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 202. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
- ↑ David Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker, Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon. (2009). Dwarves of Golarion, p. 6, 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-204-3
- ↑ Mike McArtor. (2009). Dragons Revisited, p. 42. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-165-7
- ↑ Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 23. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
- ↑ Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
- ↑ Brian Cortijo et al. (2009). Legacy of Fire Player's Guide, p. 4f, 16, 24f. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-168-8
- ↑ Brian Cortijo. (2009). Qadira, Gateway to the East, p. 18, 22. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-180-0
- ↑ Colin McComb. (2011). Faiths of Balance, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-316-3
- ↑ Colin McComb. (2011). Faiths of Balance, p. 31. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-316-3