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Gods

The gods of the Islands of the Forgotten King are diverse and evolving.  They are shaped by those who worship them.  Only their faithful servants, priests, and paladins may communicate with them directly.  They have limited power in the mortal realm and must trust their followers to ensure their will is done.  Some gods are directly adversarial to one another, while there are others that work in hidden ways to undermine the rest.  While much of the pantheon are interconnected, there are a few outliers that came into godhood in spontaneous ways.

Adaly

Adaly is the goddess of war and wisdom. She is a believer in tactics and organized battle plans. She is a neutral goddess and likely has followers on any side of a battlefield. Adaly encourages preparation and understanding of one’s advisory.  Without thought and knowledge, war has no deeper meaning.

  • Symbol: Sheild or Quill

  • Color: Cream

  • Portfolio: War and Wisdom

  • Holy Time: July

Ashling

Ashling is the youngest of all the gods.  Some do not believe in her birth or that she is anything more than a powerful spirit of some kind.  Her faithful know she was born of Mala and was helped into the world by the heroes who live on her island.  She was named for the island that is her domain and is rumored to sleep and wake with the rhythms of nature.  Her influence outside of the island where she resides spreads slowly but steadily.

  • Symbol: Acorn

  • Color: Green and Shiney

  • Domain: Trees, Beauty, and Poison

  • Holy Time: Spring

Chaos

The chaos god has no name or too many names to count. It is also possible they only have one name, but no one knows it, or know one knows they know it.  Chaos is unpredictable, a force of nature with no discernible motivation.  No one knows where the divine being came from or can agree if it was here before Mala or appeared soon after her birth.  Chaos is just that, chaotic. It never appears in the same shape twice. It has no known temples, and its priesthood has no formal organization.

  • Symbol: Unknown

  • Color: Yes and No

  • Domain: Chaos and Truth

  • Holy Time: Now and Then

Civan

Civan is the god of vengeance in all its forms, from righteous anger to underhanded treachery.  He is not a god of any sort of balanced justice.  Vengeance is punishment for the satisfaction of the injured and has nothing to do with what might be “fair.”  Civan is a single-minded god, and those who follow him are not forgiving.

  • Symbol: Blooded Weapon

  • Color: Black and Red

  • Domain: Vengeance and Destruction

  • Holy Time: November

Draxuz

Draxus is the god of order.  They are strict and uncompromising.  They support whoever is the most disciplined and orderly over any other value.  Those who value organization in their public and private lives tend to worship them.  Librarians and keepers of archives usually pay this god homage.

  • Symbol: Ruler and Compass

  • Color: Brown

  • Domain: Order and Law

  • Holy Time: March

Godly Relationships​

  • Thurn: The defining moment that made Thurn ascend to godhood was when one of his creations ascended on its own.  It is unclear what Draxuz was before they were the god of Order, but it is well known Thurn’s hands crafted them.

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Freya

Freya is the woman they spoke of when they said, “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.”  She is the goddess of fire, and her passions run hot.  She is as seductive as she is deadly and is known for taking mortal loves and destroying them just as quickly.  She is not one to tolerate the smallest of insults and has been at the center of many conflicts between the gods.

  • Symbol: Flame

  • Color: Red

  • Domain: Fire and Emotion

  • Holy Time: Summer

The Ladies

The Ladies are the twin goddesses of balance, good, evil, life, and death.  They are nearly always worshiped together, respecting each other and living in harmonious equilibrium.  Some zealous factions of the Day and the Night Elves worship either the Lady of Dark or Light separately, but this is considered heresy by the primary church. Proper balance has no one side.

  • Symbol: Yin-Yang

  • Color: Black and White

  • Domain: Balance, Life, and Death

  • Holy Time: May (Light), and February (Dark)

Leneara

Leneara is the goddess of predators.  She is a hunter, wild and free as the beasts.  As the rest of the gods have their place in the heavens, she is said to spend most of her time on the land.  Her temples are always found in the most untamed wilderness and are more like hunting lodges than any place for formal education or worship.  Leneara demands that her priests and followers hone their skills as predators and work to live in balance with the land. 

  • Symbol: Wolf

  • Color: Dark Red

  • Domain: Predators and Wilderness

  • Holy Time: August

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Lilia

Lilia is the goddess of love and the stars. Some cultures see her as the innocent maiden that Marcus stole away from his brother in the night. Others see her as the temptress that seduced both brothers and used them to achieve her of divinity. Whatever the truth, she spends her time hidden in The Storm, only showing the tiny lights of her power in the night sky.

  • Symbol: Stars

  • Colors:  White and Silver

  • Domain: Love, Stars, Secrecy

  • Holy Time: January

Godly Relationships​

  • Solice & Marcus:  Even within the ranks of the church of Lilia herself, it is unclear which god is her husband and which wishes to own what does not belong to him. Some within the church even believe she married both gods and did not favor one over the other.

Mala

Mala is the mother of all other things; she is the goddess of the earth and creation.  For most of the islands, she is seen as caring and benevolent. But in Soterios, she is the strict matriarch who cares about the strength to survive above compassion. All, even those who do not worship her, respect her.  Mala has never taken a side in any disputes when the other gods have fought among themselves.

  • Symbol: Tree

  • Colors:  Green

  • Domain: Earth, Motherhood, and Fertility

  • Holy Time: Spring

Marcus

Marcus is the god of the moon and the creator of The Storm.  He is a god of light and secrets as the moon shines down upon the land but never reveals every detail of one’s surroundings.  Marcus values power and ambition, and many see him as evil for his willingness to do anything needed to win his desires.  But no land dares outlaw his worship; as the ruthless god who controls The Storm, he is willing to make it go still over whole areas as punishment for the disrespect.  Due to their opposing natures, and a long-standing disagreement, Marcus and his twin brother Solice have not gotten along for as long as anyone can remember.

  • Symbol: Moon

  • Colors: Purple and Silver

  • Domain: Moon, Light, and Magic

  • Holy Time: December

Godly Relationships​

  • Solice: Solice and Marcus have an adversarial relationship that all started when a mortal woman caught both gods’ eye and then chose to be with Marcus over his brother. Solice never accepted her choice, and their relationship has only become more bitter as time passes. To those who follow Solice, Marcus is the very height of what is considered evil, and to those who follow Marcus, Solice is nothing but a bullheaded, unworthy bully.

  • Lilia: Lilia is Marcus' wife.  The exact nature of their relationship is unclear, but Marcus created the storm to give her a place to hide from his brother.  Most who follow Marcus will also give her respect. A few see her as Solice’s wife and think she is being kept as a prisoner; the faithful with this belief will often work to dominate and suppress Lilia’s worship.

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Natara

Natara is the goddess of trickery and lies.  Because she respects cunning above all else, it is mostly those who work in shadows who give her homage. Though she is always depicted as female, she wears whatever face suits her purposes that day. Most cultures have outlawed her worship, but a grand temple is rumored to be dedicated to her on a hidden island inhabited by outlaws.  But as the island’s existence is also a rumor, it is hard to say how much weight the story holds.  The story of her ascension is that she stole something from one of the gods and still keeps the item to this day.

  • Symbol: Coin

  • Colors: Dark Gray

  • Domain: Trickery, and Lies

  • Holy Time: April

Nen

Nen is the god of water and decay.  To some, he brings life, but to others, he is the harbinger of death. Water and decay are the beginning and end of all life.  Nen is a vital part of everyday life.  Odesben is the only kingdom that has outlawed his worship, and they have paid dearly for their disrespect.

  • Symbol: Wave

  • Colors: Blue

  • Domain: Water, and Decay

  • Holy Time: Winter

Pernus

First child of Mala he is the god of air and weather. Because of the sporadic nature of his domain, he is also a very erratic god.  Sometimes he gifts the land with a cool breeze; other times, he punishes it with devastating tornados.  Pernus usually appears as a child of any race with bright yellow eyes. He is unruly when he doesn't get his way and sweet and kind when he does.

  • Symbol: Wind Chime

  • Colors: None

  • Domain: Air, and Weather

  • Holy Time: Fall

Solice

Solice is the god of the sun and a bringer of justice. He is a god of light and shines bright enough to banish secrets and lies.  He believes in the unwavering pursuit to destroy all evil and darkness from the world. Solice’s focus on justice has led to many of his followers having a narrow view of the world.  Until very recently, the church of Solice administered judgment without mercy or understanding.  The newest shift in their power structure has allowed mercy to temper their hand.  Due to their opposing natures, and a long-standing disagreement, Solice and his twin brother Marcus have not gotten along for as long as anyone can remember.

  • Symbol: Sun

  • Colors: Yellow and Gold

  • Domain: Sun, Light, and Justice

  • Holy Time:  June

Godly Relationships​

  • Marcus: Solice and Marcus have an adversarial relationship that all started when a mortal woman caught both gods’ eye and then chose to be with Solice over his brother. Marcus never accepted her choice and stole her away to keep her hidden in the night sky.  The brother's relationship has only become more bitter as time passes. To those who follow Solice, Marcus is the very height of what is considered evil, and to those who follow Marcus, Solice is nothing but a bullheaded, unworthy bully.

  • Lilia: Lilia is Solice's wife.  Just after they were married and she ascended to become a goddess of light in her own right, Marcus stole her away and keeps her hidden from her true love to this day.  Most who follow Solice give her her due respect.  A few see her as Marcus' wife and that she is a scarlet woman who tricked their god only to gain power for herself, the faithful with this belief will often shun Lilia's worship.

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Thurn

Thurn is the god of mortal’s cunning; he is the one the inventor worships for inspiration.  It is well known he was once a mortal dwarf and ascended to godhood by crafting a god.  Artisans will often have shines to this god in their workshops, and anyone looking for inspiration in their crafts will seek his favor.

  • Symbol: Hammer or Anvil

  • Colors: Gold

  • Domain: Inspiration and Invention

  • Holy Time:  October

Godly Relationships​

  • Draxus: The defining moment that made Thurn ascend to godhood was when one of his creations ascended on its own.  It is unclear what Draxuz was before they were the god of Order, but it is well known Thurn’s hands crafted them.

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