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by Marco Dalmonte

Patroness of Intelligence, Patroness of Tactics
Level, Alignment, Sphere: 2nd (Initiate), LN, Matter
Symbol: A white owl
Portfolio: intelligence, cleverness, tactics, war, magic
Worshipped in: Known World (Thyatis)
Appearance: a thirty years old light skinned woman with a clean and intelligent visage, donning a golden cuirasse aptly shaped on her slender figure, cotton dull-coloured garments, knee-high boots and a helm surmounted by a red mane of bristles. She's always seen with a short sword at her side while holding a shining spear.
History: Lokena was born in the Principality of Aalban in Glantri, daughter of two barons and gifted with an innate attitude for magic. However, although graduating with success at the Great School of Magic, her true passion always remained the art of warfare and tactics, probably influenced by the epic legends about the heroic deeds of the ruling Ritterburg clan that she had read and listened to over and over again ever since her childhood. During her life she always tried to meld the power that derived from her magical talents with her martial skills and strategy, becoming a formidable opponent and distinguishing herself both on the academic field and on the battlefield. Her love for order and strategic combat later gave her access to a secret sect that worshipped Maat, and when she finally discovered the Path of the Polymath she embraced it with passion in order to become herself the protagonist of new epic legends. Finally, after long quests in distant lands and outer planes, Lokena became immortal in the sphere of the Matter in AC 920.
Personality: Lokena is patroness of all the warriors who prefer fighting with intelligence, cleverness and bravery over sheer strength. She is also fond of those who manage to go beyond their limits thanks to their wisdom and perseverance. She dislikes all those people that resort to violence to achieve their goals or that bring havoc and destruction revelling in this acts. In particular she is not in good relationships with Vanya, whom she considers too power-hungry and intolerant, and opposes all those Entropics that carry suffering and destruction. She is on good terms with Bemarris, whom she more than admires for his bravery and martial skills, and gets along well with Palson, who usually entertains her with his charming manners and his games of logic and strategy.
Patron: unknown (likely Maat)
Allies: Maat, Bemarris, Palson
Enemies: Vanya, all Entropics who bring destruction and chaos
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' Alignment: any; clerics must be Neutral or Lawful
Favoured weapon: spear (allowed all bludgeoning weapons and short sword)
Clerics' skills and powers: +1 bonus to Intelligence, +2 bonus to Military Tactics skill (not free)
Paladins' skills and powers: free Military Tactics skill
D&D 3E Stats:
Domains: Matter, Law, War, Magic
Preferred weapon: short spear
Sources: IM2, WotI