Ghosts of Fallen Stars (Iron Gods)
Brigh is the goddess of invention and seems to particularly favor creations that take on a life of their own, like clockworks or constructs. Unfortunately, the sort of creative minds who engage in the sort of invention that Brigh most favors, are rare. As a result, her following is not very large.
No one seems to know whether Brigh was once a mortal granted divinity or whether she was a construct granted not only life but a potent spark of true divinity.
Brigh is on good terms with Abadar, who appreciates the improvements to process and record-keeping that her inventions provide; Torag, for his creative work; Cayden Cailean, as she appreciates the science of brewing; and Shelyn, with whom she is closest despite sharing little in common aside from an appreciation for artistic creation.
Norgorber‘s closed approach to research has put her off further alchemical collaboration with him, and his followers repeatedly assault hers to disrupt alchemical and healing research. She dislikes Rovagug’s utter absence of creation in favor of total destruction. Her lack of focus on family means Torag doesn’t reciprocate her respect. Gorum disregards inventors, even of weapons. Followers of Asmodeus and Zon-Kuthon view Brigh’s drive to freely exchange ideas and knowledge as a threat to their rule over Cheliax and Nidal.
Church and Followers
Her clergy largely consists of people who devote their lives to laboratory or workshop experimentation, and those who go into the field seek lost techniques or technologies that could lead to new innovations, then write and publish their research to share with others. Worshipers also include crafters such as blacksmiths, jewelers, toymakers, and research-focused alchemists.
Her followers believe that all knowledge is meant to be built upon. To a devotee of Brigh, inventions are their legacy, attention to detail is paramount, and being willing to innovate around problems is critical. Brigh’s teachings ground this process in three equally important concepts, often conceived as a triangle: questioning, proposals, and testing.
Brigh welcomes all research and invention as devotion, including the creation of destructive contraptions, but opposes acts of destruction that impede learning and development. She allows her faithful to abandon research they deem immoral or hazardous, as long as they share the consequences that inspired their decision. Indeed, Brigh mandates that her followers share knowledge, and refusing to do so — even if only posthumously — is seen as stealing from future researchers.
Temples to Brigh are very rare, especially outside of Numeria or Alkenstar. They are designed like workshops with tools for crafting, storage for inventions, and a shop that sells goods built at the temple.
Her clergy has no formal dress, preferring pragmatic shop wear with a few decorations indicating their worship of Brigh and field of expertise.
Brigh also inspires some inquisitors who pursue uncontrollable constructs or abusive or careless inventors.