Aliases The Brilliant Mistress, the Bright Eagle
Alignment Neutral Good
Divine Rank Demigoddess
Portfolio Good-aligned avians, light
Domains Glory, Good, Sun
Worshippers Intelligent avians, cloud giants, storm giants, pegasi, lamassu, good dragons, dwarves
Favoured Weapon Spear

Ayailla is the demigoddess of light and patron of good-aligned avians, introduced in the Book of Exalted Deeds.


Ayailla is depicted either as a phoenix bathed in brilliant light, or as a red-skinned, beautiful woman with large, feathered wings.


Ayailla is mainly worshipped by those that live up in the skies, or at least posses the ability to fly. Her clerics seek to spread light, literally and metaphorically, where they go. Spreading it metaphorically means helping illuminate and educate people, whether it's by teaching them to read or teaching them philosophy. Curiously she has a small following among dwarves, who seek to bring light to the darkness underground.