The deities of the continent transcend mortal minds and exist beyond their reach.
In the Common Era, their engagement in worldly matters is exceedingly limited. In times of need, they may empower champions of their domains. There are rare instances, in which they materialize as avatars; however, the destruction of an avatar bears no consequence on the god's true essence. More often they might send a celestial or fiend – emissaries of the gods and wardens of the outer planes...
The Prime Deities
The prime gods serve as eternal custodians of the cosmic balance. They benevolently safeguard all existence in the material plane and guide mortals toward their grace.
the All Father
god of knowledge and the sky
Valtyr reigns as the patron father of wisdom and the heavens, making him a revered deity among scholars, astronomers, and seekers of truth. His temples, tall and grand, are adorned with celestial motifs and intricate scrolls, embodying the marriage of wisdom and the sky's infinite mysteries. His followers dedicate their lives to the pursuit of knowledge and the study of the stars, believing that the heavens hold the secrets to the universe.
The All Father is depicted with an eyepatch and one piercing eye. He often has a flowing beard and may hold a book and/or a bolt of lightning.
Valtyr's sacred day, known as Yule, falls on the night of the winter solstice when the sky is at its darkest. It is a time to gather with family and friends -- to share warmth, food, and gifts during the cold winter months.
the Sacred Spring
goddess of healing and the land
Donara's benevolent influence fostering growth and vitality in every corner of the realm. She is revered for her ability to mend wounds, both physical and spiritual, and is also deeply associated with agriculture. Her temples are often adorned with greenhouses or gardens which are tended to by members of the clergy as a part of their spiritual practices. Her followers can be found among farmers, healers, gardeners, and cooks.
The Sacred Spring is often portrayed as a regal woman with flowing, flaxen hair that cascades like a waterfall and blue eyes as deep as ancient rivers.
Donara’s sacred day, Spring Awakening, falls on the spring equinox when nature awakens from its slumber. Colored eggs are hidden and hunted for, with prizes given for various achievements.
the Radiant Arbiter
god of justice and the sun
Hyperion illuminates the world, bringing light to the darkest corners and justice to those who seek it. Revered as a symbol of truth, fairness, and moral integrity, he embodies the ideals of righteousness and the pursuit of a harmonious existence. His temples are typically built atop elevated ground, catching the first and last rays of the sun. His followers are encouraged to seek fairness, protect the innocent, and stand against tyranny.
The Radiant Arbiter is often portrayed with glowing, golden hair. He wears robes of celestial blue and gold, and carries a radiant sword.
Hyperion's sacred day, known as Fire Fest, falls on summer solstice -- the longest day of the year when the sun shines brightest. On this day, his followers light bonfires, burn offerings, and dance around the Sunpole.
the Dream Maker
goddess of dreaming and the moon
Selune casts a gentle glow over the nocturnal world, guiding dreams and illuminating the realm of imagination. She is revered as the protector of sleepers and the guardian of subconscious thoughts, watching over mortals as they traverse the realms of slumber. Her temples are serene sanctuaries that serve as places of introspection, spiritual connection, and the exploration of the subconscious.
The Dream Maker is often depicted as an ashen-haired woman with eyes that sparkle like the stars. Her silvery gown is woven from threads of moonlight.
Selune's sacred day, Hallow's Eve, falls on the Autumn Equinox. People wear masks and costumes to honor the spirits of the dead. Rituals involve storytelling, divination, and offerings of food and dried flowers.
the Golden Guardian
god of crafting and protection
Volkan is the revered god of crafting and protection. His skilled hands shape the raw elements into masterpieces, forging mighty weapons, sturdy armor, and enchanted artifacts. As the vigilant patron of both craftsmen and warriors, Volkan embodies the principles of creativity, skill, and safeguarding the realms against threats. It is said that he watches over the mortal realms and sees everything that unfolds across the continent.
The Golden Guardian is depicted as a muscular figure with a blacksmith's build. He holds a hammer in one hand and a shield in the other.
Volkan's sacred day, Craftsman's Carnivale falls on Goldenstar 21st. During this festival, artisans and blacksmiths showcase their finest creations in a tourney, where selected champion's compete for the god's favor.
the Dame of Storms
goddess of storms and the sea
Thorseida's domain encompasses the vastness of the oceans, the relentless power of the waves, and the fury of tempests. She is both awe-inspiring and fearsome, embodying the unpredictable aspects of the sea. Her followers include sailors, fishermen, and other members of coastal communities who carve her symbols onto their ships and wear amulets with her trident sigil, believing it offers protection and safe passage.
The Dame of Storms is portrayed in robes adorned with shells and seaweed. In her presence, the air crackles with the energy of a looming storm.
Thorna's sacred day, Tempest Tide, falls at the start of winter on Snowfall 6th. Rituals involve lighting beacons along the shore, casting precious offerings into the sea, and chanting hymns.
the Verdant Trickster
god of luck and mischief
Lapokin is is the mischievous yet benevolent god of luck and mischief. He uses his cunning and playful nature for the greater good, bringing unexpected twists of fate and good fortune to those he favors. Lapokin's followers are a merry and diverse group with a love of gambling. Temples dedicated to Lapokin are vibrant, with colorful banners, and the scent of burning incense. People gather there to drink wine and share laughter.
The Verdant Trickster is a youthful deity. Despite his reputation as a shapeshifter, he is commonly shown with a contagious grin and inky black hair.
Lapokin's sacred day, Fool's Day, is a celebration of practical joking. It falls on Bloomwake 1st, and is is filled with entertainment, elaborate feasts, and lighthearted pranks mixed with acts of kindness.
the Matron of Ravens
goddess of fate and magic
Morrigan represents the delicate balance between destiny and free will, guiding the threads of fate with a subtle hand. She the patron of magic, revered by oracles, scholars, and mages alike. They possess a deep reverence for the interconnectedness of all things and practice forms of divination. Temples dedicated to Morrigan are awe-inspiring towers and are decorated with tapestries that depict significant historical events.
The Raven Queen's countenance is hidden beneath ebony robes adorned with black feathers. Around her, shadows gather like loyal attendants.
Morrigan's sacred day, Astral Reverie, occurs on Woodspark 18th. Her followers burn offerings of dried herbs and gather under the open sky and meditate, seeking visions and insights of the future.
the Eloquent Muse
god of art and language
Harmon is celebrated for his boundless creativity and articulate speech. He is a muse and mentor, guiding artists and wordsmiths by whispering ideas and inspiration in their ears. Followers of Harmon are diverse and passionate, including poets, writers, musicians, and other performers. They meet in temples that have galleries decorated by various visual art and halls filled with riveting songs and sermons.
The Eloquent Muse is a youthful figure. He wears a wreath of crimson leaves and carries a lyre. Sometimes is surrounded in an aura of musical notes.
Harmon's sacred day, the Harvest Gala, falls on the 15th of Crimsonleaf. Festivities include poetry slams, art demonstrations, musical serenades, and short theatrical performances that culminate in a grand feast.
the Tender Heart
goddess of beauty and hope
Esper represents the power of love, the ephemeral nature of beauty, and unwavering optimism. Her followers are compassionate souls with a high emotional intelligence. They engage in acts of charity and promote self-love. Her houses of worship have beautiful gardens and halls that are decorated with gathered flowers, most often roses. People meet here to seek guidance and comfort from the members of their community.
The Tender Heart is youthful beauty with strawberry-blonde hair. She is often shown wearing a diaphanous crown and carrying a bouquet of roses.
Esper's sacred day, Embrace, is celebrated on Frostheart 14th. It is a time when communities come together to express love and gratitude. It is celebrated with flower parades, poetry readings, and acts of charity.
the Urbane Merchant
god of commerce and travel
Gebrin guides the bustling networks of trade and exploration across the realm. His influence spans the marketplaces and the open roads. He is revered by merchants, traders, diplomats, and guildmasters. Their practices involve meticulous record-keeping, ensuring fair deals, and supporting each other in their commercial endeavors. They meet in temples that often function as major marketplaces.
The Urbane Merchant is typically shown as a stately figure with a short-trimmed beard. He wears embroidered attire and winged sandals.
Gebrin's sacred day, Trader's Day, occurs on Dawnthaw 8th and is celebrated with grand bazaars, cultural exchanges, and offerings of gold. Many merchants celebrate while traveling abroad.
the Apex Huntress
goddess of hunting and the wilds
Artemis embodies untamed beauty, hunting prowess, and the protective spirit of the wilds. She presides over the primal essence of the forests and the creatures that inhabit them. Her followers include hunters, archers, and those who find solace in nature's embrace. Her presence resonates within the howls of wolves, the rustle of leaves, and the scent of earth. Temples dedicated to Artemis are simple structures found deep within ancient groves.
The Apex Venator is often shown with chestnut hair that cascades in untamed waves. She wears earth-tone robes and holds a bow of yew wood.
Artemis' sacred day, Hunter's Light, is on Sunharvest 19th. It is a day of archery contests, foraging games, and competitive hunts that culminate in a feast. Skins and bones are burned as offerings of thanks.
The fallen gods are agents of evil who tirelessly work to prove the folly of mortal life. They sow seeds of corruption and sadistically punish those in whom wickedness takes root.
the Fallen Star
god of ignorance and the abyss
Yaldabog rules over the unfathomable depths where knowledge fades into obscurity. He is the personification of the existential dread that lurks in the heart of every mortal being. His teachings are often paradoxical or wrapped with double meanings. He is the unsettling reminder of the limitations of mortal understanding. His followers revel in the destruction of libraries and other houses of knowledge.
The Fallen Star is often shown with a lion's head and a serpents body. His raging eyes burn with malice and disgust.
the Frostbitten Reaper
goddess of frost and plague
Helwyn is the chilling goddess who embodies the inevitable decay of life and the icy embrace of death. She patient and indifferent and is said to herald the onset of cold and pestilence. She is the prison warden of spirits who died dishonorably and revels in their anguish and despair. Her followers often obsesses over death and decay and may engage in practices of necromancy. They revere her with both awe and fear.
The Frostbitten Repaer is often depicted as a tall skeletal figure dressed in tattered dark robes. She holds a scythe and emits a chilling aura.
the Shadow King
god of tyranny and shadows
Orcus reigns over the darkest corners of the underworld where shadows conceal unspeakable horrors. He represents corrupted authority and is found in the hearts of ruthless oppressors and slavers. His laughter rattles like iron chains that suppress the spirit of freedom. Those who worship Orcus ravenously pursue dominion over the weak and they tend to derive sadistic pleasure from the proliferation of fear and suffering.
The Shadow King is usually portrayed as a a grotesque, horned demon with a decaying face and empty, soulless eyes. He wears a barbed crown.
the Mad Mistress
goddess of insanity and nightmares
Mania embodies the chaotic and unpredictable nature of the mind, where reality blurs into surreal horrors, and fear takes on tangible form. She is the patron deity of those on the fringes of sanity, whom she seduces with blissful delusion. Mania understands the fragile structures of that keeps minds tethered to reality and savors dismantling them piece by piece. Temples and altars dedicated to Mania are places of profane horror.
The Mad Mistress is usually shown with a frightful grimace and kaleidoscope eyes. Her hair is dark and wild and her skin is covered in veins.
god of destruction and desolation
Bael is an architect of doom and the relentless forces that erode even the mightiest empires to dust. He presides over ruined lands where civilization meets its final crescendo in chaos and oblivion. Bael is sickened by the works of mortal and seeks their total and complete destruction. His followers are nihilists and anarchists who delight in annihilation and slaughter. They often indulge in rituals of blood and sacrifice to gain Bael's favor.
The Unmaker is a colossal figure who wears a bull-horned helmet. His clawed hands clutch and obsidian hammer, and a noose hangs from his neck.
the Mother of Monsters
goddess of maelstroms and monsters
Tiamat nurtures the birth of monstrous creatures and commands elemental forces. Her roars echo like thunderclaps, striking terror into the hearts of any who hear them. Tiamat knows no mercy and shows no remorse. With her many heads, she feasts on raw flesh and consumes the souls of her prey. She is primarily exalted by dragons and intelligent monstrosities, but has little interest in formalized displays of worship.
The Mother of Monsters is depicted as a ferocious five-headed dragon, one white, one black, one red, one blue, one green.
the Sibilant Beast
god of havoc and misfortune
Demogorgon, a name whispered with fearful trepidation, is a deity who delights in suffering unlike any other. His cultists seek to undermine all order and bring all living things to the depths of despair. Demogorgon is the worst consequence of every risk and the fallout of every mistake. His followers practice self mutilation and actively seek. out grief, pain, and loss, believing these sensations to be absolute truths of the mortal condition.
The Sibilant Beast is grotesque spectacle with flayed-skin and wicked claws. His body is adorned with barbed, lashing tentacles.
the Blasphemous Jinx
goddess of entropy and curses
Paima is an enigmatic force of chaos. She represents revenge and is exceedingly cruel in the punishments she issues to those who cross her. Paima is the satisfaction one gets from doing harm unto those who harm them. Her self-righteous followers practice their faith tormenting reprobates, usually with a curse that is associated with their sins. In their own way, they believe that they are dealers of a sinister kind of justice.
The Blasphemous Jinx is shown in a paradoxical blend of beauty and hideousness. Her physical characteristics are severe and angular.
the Horned Prince
god of conspiracy and discord
Baphomet has become an icon of conspiracy, his name invoked in dark rituals and secret societies. His teachings challenge mortals to question the veracity of reality itself. He teaches that truth is subjective, and reality is shaped by perception. His lessons delve into the power of secrecy and the consequences of sowing discord among allies. Baphomet thrives in the shadows that blur the border between truth and lies.
The Horned King has the head of a black goat with blood red eyes. A twisted smile plays on his lips, hinting at the secrets he guards.
the Spider Queen
goddess of pain and hatred
Lilitrix sinks her venomous fangs into the hearts of mortals, injecting them with the poison of cruelty and inspiring unrelenting hatred and is said to see through the eyes of every spider. She is vengeful and violent. Her trials test her followers' capacity for cruelty, forcing them to unleash the depths of their hatred upon the world. This inspires more cruelty, creating a web of hatred connected by points of suffering.
The Spider Queen is depicted with eight eyes and jagged mandibles. Her body is adorned with onyx-black chitin, etched with pale sigils.
the Greedy Gaoler
god of exploitation and greed
Mammon draws his power from the suffering born of unchecked greed. He represents twisted and all-consuming desire. Mammon teaches that the pursuit of wealth often comes at the cost of others' suffering, and his followers embrace this cruel truth, exploiting the vulnerable without remorse. He attracts corrupt officials, and unscrupulous lenders, and others seeking to amass fortunes or maintain their ill-gotten gains.
The Greedy Gaoler manifests as a colossal, grotesque figure draped in opulent garments made of gold and jewels.
the Chained Wolf
goddess of dominance and savagery
Fenrith represents the untamed fury that lurks within every creature, the ferocity of the wild that is bound by civilization's constraints. She is a creature of pure primal instinct and feeds on fear and subjugation. Those who worship Fenrith include barbarian tribes and savage poachers who seek to gain her favor by dominating or desecrating their rivals. She can be found in places where only the strongest prevail and the relentless thrive.
The Chained Wolf has smokey-gray fur and claws like daggers. A chain is often shown wrapped around her neck.