Ragnarok: A Game of Gods
The God of Divine Thought
Throne Room: The Clockwork Observatory
[+4] Domain: Creation
Whether through cities of industry, or a lone tinkerer in his house, these are the actions of Creators. It is this action – Creation – that the Watchmaker respects above all. Only those who would use creation as a veiled tool of destruction earn his ire and contempt.
Creating to improve society, help others, or raise the standard of living for everyone— actions like these are within his domain of Creation.
[+3] Domain: Discovery
Alchemists, scientists, explorers, and philosophers often encounter the Watchmaker in their work. The pursuit of knowledge is his favorite activity. Gods are not omniscient and the the Watchmaker understands that. Nevertheless, he intends to learn all that he can. Due to this, he is aware of the limitations of mortals and often assists them in discovering knowledge.
Invention and discovery in all forms— actions like these are within his domain of Discovery.
[+3] Domain: Enlightenment
Free learning and free thinking are the foundation of Divine Thought. Universities, libraries, and other bastions of knowledge are the tools of the Watchmaker. The very idea of “censorship” is abhorred by his students.
Spreading knowledge, teaching, learning— actions like these are within his domain of Enlightenment.
[-2] Flaw: Divine Disagreement
The Watchmaker believes that mortals should control their future. In his actions, he seeks only to teach — not rule. He believes that mortals do not require, nor should they ever need, Gods dictating their actions.
This philosophy clashes with Gods intent on shaping the populace to serve them.
Patient, instructing, optimistic. The Watchmaker seeks to enlighten mortals through the teachings of Divine Thought, the philosophy of Creation. He spends much of his time among the mortal realm, personally tutoring the brightest and most promising thinkers.
The Mentor. The Scholar. The Enlightened. The Thinker. The Clockwork God.
These are but a few of the many titles that the Watchmaker holds. As for a name, he has none. In either of his throne rooms, he appears as an infinitely complex clockwork machine in the shape of a man — it is said that every mortal is represented by an eternally moving gear under the thin metal plates that form his body. When he appears on the mortal realm proper, he takes the form of an old man in the clothing of a scholar.
It is his goal to teach the mortal realm to serve themselves — not Gods. He calls the pursuit and application of knowledge ‘Divine Thought’ and teaches it to his students as a philosophy for creation.