The Venerator Creed was one of the major illithid Creeds in the Realms. They were the priests of Ilsensine.[1]


The Venerators had temples called the Shrines of the Great Brain in Oryndoll. In the city, the tenets of the Venerator Creed and the Loretaker Creed dominated every aspect of life. Dissent was tolerated though rarely shown. This Creed believed that the Flowstone Tapestry was a manifestation of Ilsensine's thought processes. They were closely aligned with the Abysmal Creed.[1]


The Venerator Creed in Oryndoll was founded soon after the duergar uprising in -4000 DR. This happened as a result of Ilsensine appearing to restore order to the city. Ilsensine allowed Venerators to join with the Elder Brain in death, so the Creed flourished.

By 1370 DR, the Venerators were the most powerful Creed in Oryndoll, with the Loretaker Creed close behind them. The Creedmaster of the Venerators, Cephalossk, had assumed a prominent position on the Elder Concord, even above the Encephalithid.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric L. Boyd (1999). Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to the Underdark. (TSR, Inc), pp. 22,75,78,83,84. ISBN 0-7869-1509-9.