Caeruleum is tended to by the human god Wanjo the Wise, who is of course the personification of Wisdom. He is also the god of the sea and magic and possessor of the Invisibility Cloak which also makes intentions known. Wanjo alone knows the location of the Fountainhead, the source of all magic, and guards it with every trap and puzzle he can devise to obscure its whereabouts.
The god of wisdom is known to take many forms, most of them common and ordinary in appearance so that he might mingle amongst the inhabitants of Caeruleum, but his favorite form is that of a human pirate, Captain Faustus Johnplank.
For some time, Wanjo has been at war with the Ipsimus, who call themselves the true masters of Caeruleum and serve the dark goddess Xorphax. He was also just became aware of a new threat from agents of the new god B.O.B. when the Upheavel sent his world into chaos.
When the first star fell according to the Prophecy of the Starkiller, the Clerics of Wanjo found their god uncharacteristically silent. Bereft of power and guidance, many of the temples and governments relying upon his wise rule suddenly found themselves toppled by opportunists rushing in to fill the power vacuum. The tidal elves and tidal goblins found themselves fighting alongside their traditional foes the sea orcs against the Ipsimus.
Wanjo the Wise was called upon to arbitrate Noah‘s challenge for the title of Lord of Erythaean after Gilgamesh returned from Valiant Thor the Dreamweaver’s prison dreamscape. Many had prophesied and eagerly awaited the return of Gilgamesh and a return to a better life. When he was not restored as the Lord of Erythaean, open revolt broke out against Valiant Thor the Usurper. This culminated in a contest between a gnome called Noah and Valiant Thor. At first, it seemed that Valiant Thor had won, when B.O.B. claimed his soul, but then Niah made a deal with B.O.B., reversing his fortunes. The gods who had worked to replace Gilgamesh with Valiant Thor were not pleased by Noah’s ascendancy to Lord of Erythaean and Wanjo’s hand in it.
When the first star fell in conjunction with the Starkiller Prophesy, Wanjo mysteriously vanished. The god Zephyr, one of the rulers if Nubis also went missing. Recently, Zephyr has been returned to Nubis through the efforts of Davroar Hollysword. It has been revealed that Isfet, the avatar of Apophis, had imprisoned Zephyr in a dreamscape. It was also revealed that his captor let slip that Wanjo the Wise was similarly imprisoned elsewhere.
The Sea Giant who allegedly left the namesake Sea Giant’s Footprint in Caeruleum is an avatar of Wanjo the Wise. Technically, a Titan rather than an actual Sea giant, Rokk Thar sleeps beneath the roots of the Floating Forest and only rises to combat the seven year cycle of kaiju rising from the waves. Rokk Thar calls this task the Culling of the Herd, which implies that he eats them and that he never intends to rid the world of them. In the absence of Wanjo, his priests fear that Rokk Thar will continue to slumber when the kaiju next awaken.
His missing status has far-reaching consequences for all of the Seven Worlds for this was the year he was to enter Farrago‘s central Black Tower on Gotternacht. If he foes not show, a contest between chosen avatars of the gods then determines which deity enters the Black Tower in his stead.
Followers of Wanjo
Wanjo attracts a fair number of rogues, clerics and wizards, particularly those who value prudence or cunning. Sailors, fishermen and pirates revere him as the god of the sea.
Wanjo’s symbol is the blank rune of mystery and magic. Some of followers as the sea god symbolize him with a stylized hook or an astrolabe. Fireworks are revered as a symbol of Wanjo’s magic by spellcasters dedicated to his service.