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Titles The Answering Rite
Realm Axis
Alignment Lawful neutral
Areas of Concern Ceremonies
Worshipers Academics
Edicts Complicate magical techniques, refine arcane fundamentals, teach arcane apprentices to treat magic responsibly
Anathema Grant magic to those who cannot use it responsibly, cause a magical disaster, ignore magical misconduct
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Law, Magic, Rune, Water
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E) Fate, glyph, knowledge, magic
Favored Weapon Kukri
Symbol Scroll twisting upon itself

Source: Concordance of Rivals p. 19 (1E)
Lost Omens Gods & Magic p. 130 (2E)

Valmallos, the Answering Rite, is a primordial inevitable who understands all laws of magic, and regulates its usage to ensure it is inaccessible to those who fail to put sufficient practice and training to wield it responsibly. Scholars believe the complex array of spell components so prevalent in magic are at least partially Valmallos's responsibility.[1][2][3]


The Answering Rite appears as a mechanical giant with an exposed, glowing heart. His form is also surrounded by serpentine scrolls.[2][3]


Valmallos typically approves of wizards, and he and his devotees are wary of those born with the ability to use magic to the point of prejudice. Other spellcasters are judged on a case-by-case basis, depending how responsibly they used their powers in the past.[1][2][3]

His followers are perfectionists in magical practices, and Valmallos views them more as students whom he can educate in ways to make magic more complicated and less inaccessible to the irresponsible. His priests often spend long spans of time teaching apprentices, and hunt them down at any hint of misconduct.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Compton, Crystal Frasier, Ron Lundeen, and Amber Stewart. (2019). Concordance of Rivals, p. 19. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-127-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Paizo staff. (2020). Gods & Magic, p. 89. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-202-0
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Paizo staff. (2020). Gods & Magic, p. 130. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-202-0