On Illithids, Volume XXVI
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Many curious scholars have noted the illithids' disdain for arcane magic, yet do not understand the reasons behind it. In traditional illithid circles, psionics are considered incontrovertible proof of our superior minds, and that which relies on study or bloodline is but a corruption of pure mental power.
Yet were it so inferior, it would not be able to subvert an Elder Brain. I have proven that myself, and hope the Society of Brilliance will be able to spread this evidence to the contrary far and wide. My people need not be slaves to the Grand Design - should they will it
Divine magic is a more complex matter. Some of our Creeds advance the philosophies of gods like Ilsensine and Maanzecorian, but that should not be taken as mindless worship. If anything, many of my brethren are jealous of these beings, and study their works in order to supplant them in the future.
But to be a god's servant, forever yielding? That goes against the tenets of every circle, no matter how liberal their Creed.