Wisdom is timeless. Act after you have studied all courses of action. Be mindful of your place in the universe. Be free of material influence. Seek understanding, not facts, for knowledge is fallible whereas wisdom is not. Choose no side in a war or conflict. Be an advisor to those who seek peace. All wisdom comes from within and moves without. Wisdom cannot be learned or borrowed and knows only balance. Time and space are all one in balance. Be at peace with nature, for it is the cradle of wisdom, and be at peace with yourself, for you are the vessel of wisdom.
- Zivilyn's Dogma
Zivilyn, god of all wisdom, is the
celestial Tree of Life. His branches and roots extend
into all times and places. Much as Gilean holds the knowledge of
the universe, Zivilyn holds its wisdom. He acts not according
to the dictates of his mind, but according to those of his
Since wisdom is incomplete without knowledge and knowledge is incomplete without wisdom, Zivilyn and Gilean work closely together. Zivilyn is companion of Chislev; most mortals view this relationship as the perfect marriage of harmony and understanding.
Zivilyn does not have a readily recognizable constellation because his celestial symbol is his planet.
Despite Zivilyn’s wisdom, many find him aloof. His concern with harmony and balance prevents him from approaching other gods or mortals. His wisdom also makes him imperturbably quiet. Many misinterpret these two traits as conceit, though Zivilyn is in truth one of the most approachable and sympathetic gods.
Zivilyn works with Chislev to restore nature because he loves Chislev and because nature is the cradle of wisdom. He wants to teach the folk of Krynn a wisdom that transcends Good and Evil, wisdom unfettered by any order. Zivilyn occasionally sends worshippers in search of lost libraries and fonts of wisdom, though, often, he calls them to seek wisdom in themselves.