The Crimson Covenant
Milil, God of Song
Milil (pronounced mil-LILL), also known as the One Who Watches While Music is Alive and the Guardian of Singers and Troubadours, is a good exarch of Oghma. He is depicted in religious art and song as a handsome male human or elf with a charismatic manner and a haunting, melodic voice. He is venerated by human, elf, and half-elf, bards.
Milil is the ultimate performer: self-confident, inspired, possessed of total recall or anything he sets a mind to remember, able to improvise facilely out of desire or necessity, well-educated in general theories of conduct and broad areas of knowledge, and masterful in all sorts of performance technique (including a passing knowledge of disguise derived from costume theory), especially within his sphere of knowledge—music, poetry, and elegant speech. However, he is also self-centered and egotistical and likes to be the center of attention. When he is not the center of attention, he bores easily, and his mind wanders or he leaves. He is also given to flirtation with both deities and mortals for his own enjoyment, to deep annoyance of more sober powers.
Clerics of Milil, or Sorlyns as they are called, pray for spells upon awakening at sunrise, calling out to the Lord of Song with the Song of Praise, which is also sung after every victory in battle or great thing that benefits them. Most clerics multiclass as bards.
An order of paladins called the Harmonious Order venerates Milil. This group of personable and swaggering paladins encourages bards (whom they tolerate despite alignment differences) to accompany them to create ballads based on their exploits. Their role is to guard Milil’s churches and do good works in Milil’s name