The Gods of Knowledge, Vol 2
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Hint: Found in monster loot
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This series of books by the goblin sage Muligu details each god that might be able to help you with a knowledge-related question.
Irhetsu, God of Wind, Song, and Stories
Who he is: Once just the god of breezes, Irhetsu somehow became the god of songs, and then stories told in song, and finally the god of stories themselves. Irhetsu is one of the most easy-to-find gods because he hosts parties with his on-and-off girlfriend Fenna, the god of Poetry, and his buddy Paullus, the god of parties.
What he knows and how to find him: Irhetsu knows songs. Pretty much all the songs. Plus, he knows a lot of stories. Old stories, mostly, but modern ones too. If you need to hear a lost song or story, he's your first choice.
Irhetsu is not a subtle party thrower. To find him -- well, one of his avatars -- you just need to catch word of when his next party is. If you're in a major metropolis, that's not too hard! You're likely to have one nearby within a few months. Getting an invite to the party should be easy if you're rich and well-connected.
But then comes the tricky part: getting him to care. He needs to be able to hear you over the sounds of all the music, so it helps if you're telepathic! if not, bring a sign. Seriously. Once you get his attention, he will give you about ten seconds of his time, so make it count! If you inspire him to tell a story or sing a song, he'll do so. It may not be the one you needed... but then again, it just might be.
Janice Alberith, God of Science and Discovery
Who she is: the god of Science is only ten or fifteen thousand years old, making her one of the youngest gods. While she knows an incredible amount, she's not a hoarder of knowledge and facts. The act of discovery is what Janice is about. Never content to learn something from a book when she could empirically determine it herself, everything that Janice knows comes from personal experience.
Janice seems mostly content to perform experiments far away from mortal eyes. But she does help certain sages and scientists who need her particular expertise in the art of science itself.
What she knows and how to find her: Janice knows an incredible amount about the physical makeup of the universe. But most of that knowledge is known to mortals -- and a sage is far easier to contact than Janice Alberith! If you know enough metaphysics to know what Sages DON'T know, Janice might be able to help.
If Janice decides your inquiry is worthwhile, she'll help you design an experiment to answer your question empirically. She's better at it than any mortal, so if there's an experiment that would answer your question, Janice Alberith can devise it for you.
But actually PERFORMING the experiment is usually up to you. On rare occasion, though, Janice takes an interest in the experiment and may help with it. And then she does often lend a hand with logistics, teleporting you to a remote destination or bringing large objects closer to you so you can study them.
Contacting Janice is best left to Sages and Scientists. You will have to page the Sage, but Janice herself does not take payment of any kind. If she chooses to help you, it will be free.
Laeth, God of Time
Who she is: the god of time itself is not usually considered a god of knowledge. She does have access to tremendous information both past and future, but Laeth is charged with maintaining the time-flow of this part of the galaxy. She alone among the gods of our world works on a grander scale -- a scale that even your author cannot truly understand.
Long story short, she's pretty busy, and she doesn't answer summons.
What she knows and how to find her: as the god of time, she can find the answers to anything that's ever happened or ever will happen. In theory, at least. There's scant information about her, but we know she has intervened in our world's history several times -- perhaps a great many times, for all we know -- to help prevent a terrible future.
As is the case with many gods, if you find a way to summon Laeth, it means Laeth wants you to summon her. And unfortunately that means you're probably going to have to do something to save the world! But after you save the world, she'll usually answer a few questions before she leaves. Make them count.