Azuth is the god of wizards and mages (and to a much lesser degree, all who cast spells), as opposed to Mystra, who is the goddess of all magic. Azuth is Mystra’s servant, friend, and advisor. This last role has become even more important in the years since the Time of Troubles.
Azuth is known as the High One, the Patron of Wizards. He is lawful and neutral in alignment, and makes his home in Arcadia, He appears as a bearded old man unbent by age, wielding a stout staff and great magical and clerical powers. His symbol is a human hand, pointing upwards, outlined in a nimbus of blue fire.
Followers of Azuth feel that reason is the best way to approach magic, and that it may be examined and reduced to its component parts through study and meditation. Calm and caution are the watchwords of the Azuthian priests, to avoid mistakes that even magic cannot undo.