A Patron is one of several deities on Tinris who have taken an entire race of creatures under their protection. As such, the deity's portfolio includes features directly pertaining to that race and certain archetypal aspects thereof.

The Law of Patronage , in brief, states that all peoples of Tinris shall be represented by a Patron of their own kind. While this is highly debated in theosophical circles, it has been proven true at several key junctures in history.