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Ptolus Pantheon (TOL-us)


Official Religion


Lothian, God of Justice & Purity

The Church of Lothian

(LG) Life, Light

Major Gods

Ptolus Gods Major Asche by WhiteWingedCrow

Asche, God of Cities

(N) Civilization*, Knowledge, Life
A major god of civilization and sophisticated living.
Ptolus Gods Major Gaen by WhiteWingedCrow

Gaen, Goddess of Light

(LG) Light, Radiance*
A popular and powerful religion. The Temple of Gaen is one of the largest and most impressive temples on a street of large and impressive temples. Gaen’s clerics are proactive and struggle against evil at every turn. Gaen is the sister of Mirresh.
Ptolus Gods Major Inurath by WhiteWingedCrow

Inurath, Mistress of War

(CN) War
The most popular of many war deities, Inurath was originally a goddess of the people of Nall.
Ptolus Gods Major Navashtrom by WhiteWingedCrow

Navashtrom, God of Strength and Harmony

(NG) Life
A popular religion in Ptolus. The followers of Navashtrom are often warriors and adventurers.

The Sisters of Death

(N and NE) Death
The Sisters, or the Sisters of Death, Heiran and Nareis are know by many names, each an opposing force to the other. Heiran represents the natural order of death including grief and mourning. Nareis her sister represents death by lies, corruption, murder and the unnatural hastening. Prophecies revolve around a chosen few caught in the middle of The Sisters attentions and designs. HR
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Ptolus Gods Major Teun by WhiteWingedCrow

Teun, Mother of All Machines

(LN) Civilization*, Technology*
Another old Prustan deity, Teun is the goddess of machines and technology. She is revered by Grailwarden dwarves as well as humans.

Minor Gods


Ahaar, Lord of the Air

(CG) Nature, Tempest
An elemental sky god of some popularity.  

Baalhazor, Demon God of Technology

(CE) Death, Technology*
Originally one of the Vested of the Galchutt, this minor deity/demon lord is the lord of chaositech.  

Blurrah, Goddess of Comfort in Sadness

(CG) Light
A very minor goddess turned to occasionally but rarely attracting lifetime followers.  

Celestan, Lord of the Silver Moon

(NG) Life, Light
Celestan is the main elven deity. Ithildin, Ithilnaur, and ithilirid (moonsilver) are said to all be his gifts to his people.  

Charlathan, Divine of Retribution & Reward

(CN) Trickery, War
This capricious god has few worshippers today. Offering alternatively banes and boons, the deity has both male and female aspects at different times.  

Danace, Master of the Thousand Pains

(LE) Death, Trickery
A god of torture, sadism, and masochism.  

The Demon Gods

(Demogorgon, Orcus, countless others)
(CE) Varies - Death, Knowledge, Tempest, Trickery, WarHR
This is a catch-all for all the many powerful demons (which may or may not be true gods) worshipped in small numbers throughout the lands.  

Destor, God of Cruel Fate

(CE) Trickery
A god of cruel fate who sends the ill fortune that should befall his worshippers onto others. Destor’s religion was outlawed under the Empire.  

Engelan, God of the Present

(N) Life
Unconcerned with the past or the future, this religion is based on the immediate present and in living in the moment. Many halflings worship Engelan.  

Father Claw, the Serpentine Lord

(CE) Death
Worshippers of the draconic Father Claw, one of the oldest gods, are very rare in Ptolus.  

The Fifty-Three Gods of Chance

(CN) Trickery
A religion of chaos and randomness, but not directly tied to the chaos cults.  

Frega, Watcher of Animals

(LG) Nature
This very minor dwarf goddess is revered only by Stonelost dwarves. She watches over all animals, but in particular goats and boars.  

Gorgoth-Lol, Goddess of Dark Elves

(CE) Death
This deity is the goddess of the dark elves.  

Hannan, Lord of the Sun

(NG) Life, Light
The worshippers of Hannan have recently rejected Gaen and her faith as not the true path to see the sun’s light. There is a strange rivalry between these two faiths now, with the religion of Hannan much less prominent than that of Gaen.  

Harredda, Mistress of Ravens

(N) Nature
Brought originally from the northern reaches of Nall, this goddess has a fair number of worshippers in Ptolus.  

Herkan, Goddess of the Stones

(CG) Life
A rare chaotic dwarf goddess, Herkan represents the healing energies of the earth.  

The Iron God

(LN) Technology*
A mysterious deity of the old Prustan humans and Grailwarden dwarves. No image of this god is ever seen. He is the patron of all things iron.  

Jode, Guardian of Song

(CG) Life
Goddess of music and creativity, her worship in Ptolus centers around the Knights of the Chord and the Jodan Templehall in Oldtown.  

Juranis, God of the Open Sea

(CN) Nature, Tempest HR
God of the sea fearfully worshipped by sailors and sea creatures.  

Kharos, God of Magic

(N) Knowledge
An old Prustan deity, Kharos is lord of wizardly magic.  

Kran, Goddess of Faults

(NE) Knowledge
Another old Prustan deity, Kran has a very small following.  

The Lady, Goddess of Fate & Luck

(N) Trickery
This deity is one of luck and to some degree, fate. Her shrines are numerous, although she has few worshippers devoted strictly to her. She is a goddess of long shots and last chances.  

Locharit, the Goddess of the Written Word

(LG) Knowledge
A religion of wizards and scholars favored by gnomes.  

Maleskari, God of Shades

(NE) Death
An evil god of undead spirits and ghosts.  

Melann, Goddess of Farming

(NG) Nature
A very popular goddess. Melann’s temple is frequented more by visitors than locals.  

Mirresh, Goddess of Laughter

(NG) Life, Trickery
A minor goddess, Mirresh is popular among entertainers and children. Mirresh is the sister of Gaen.  

Mocharum, God of Dwarves

(LG) Civilization
This is the main dwarven deity, popular in particular among Grailwarden dwarves. Brother of Morachon.  

Morachon, God of the Forge

(LN) Knowledge
A religion centered around a craftsman deity revered mostly by dwarves. He is the brother of the god Mocharum.  

Myliesha, Mistress of the Wind’s Path

(CG) Nature
An elven elemental deity popular particularly with displaced elves living among humans.  

Niveral, God of Secrets

(N) Future*, Knowledge
Also known as the Master of the Five Lost Lores (one of which is the Lore of the First Fire), Niveral is a minor god worshipped only by those who seek forgotten secrets and knowledge no longer known.  

The Old Man

(LN) Knowledge, Trickery
A strange religion based around a brooding figure known only as “the Old Man” who watches over yet disdains virtually everything.  

Ollom, God of the Keg

(CN) Civilization*
A minor god of alcohol and brewing popular among a handful of gnomes and humans.  

Phoeboul, God of Dreams

(CN) Knowledge, Sleep*
An elvish god, Phoeboul is the patron of Dreta Phantas, the Dreaming City, which is now lost.  

Raddashin’s Eye, God of Rain

(CG) Light, Nature
Raddashin was a god of rain, slain by evil beings long ago. The god’s eye survived and still carries out his will. Many people in Ptolus revere Raddashin’s Eye.  

Rajek the Wanderer

(N) Life
Originally worshipped in the far south, Rajek is a god favored by adventurers and those down on their luck. The aram also like Rajek.  

Ravvan the Beast God

(CE) Death, Nature
A minor god and demon prince who rules over an extradimensional hell of savagery and beasts.  

Sylvanae, the Woodland Shaper

(N) Nature
God of the fae, the elves, and the woods, this androgynous deity is rarely revered in Ptolus except by gnomes.  

Taeshandra, Elvish God of Travel

(NG) Nature
Watches over travelers, particularly those who pay homage at her roadside shrines, usually found only in the woods. Also worshipped by halflings.  

Tardeshou, Goddess of Truth

(LG) Knowledge
Sister of Navashtrom, this deity is overshadowed in Ptolus by the worship of her better-known brother.  

Tevra, the Clockwork Goddess

(LN) Life, Technology*
Still another Prustan deity, Tevra is the daughter of Teun. She is thought to sleep now, but will awaken one day to help restore order to the world.  

Thamus, God of Protection & Defense

(NG) Life, War
God of protection and defense.  

Torskal, Aram God of Vengense

(LG) War
This aram god of just vengeance has no temple in Ptolus.  

Twenty-Four Gods of the Hours

(Alignments vary) All Domains
These two dozen minor gods each represents one hour of the day, but they are all quite different in nature, reflecting how most people view the different times of day.  

Unnah, Mistress of the Blades

(LN) War
A minor goddess of swordfighting and skill. Her extremely devout followers are called the Hussar.  

Unnom, Lord of Caverns

(N) Life, Nature
This dwarven god is also revered by other subterranean dwellers.  

Watcher of the Skies

(N) Future*, Knowledge
A religion based around a deity that “knows all and sees all,” including the future. The Watcher of the Skies is an impassive observer most of the time and may be related somehow to the Old Man. A resurgence in this faith has occurred in the last year.  

Ynchabolos, God of Numbers

(LN) Knowledge
A god of logic, numbers, and order. His religion is small but wealthy and supported by influential people in the city.  

Yurabbos, Goddess of Supreme Devotion

(LN) Life
A very minor dwarf deity of sacrifice and unswerving devotion to a cause.    

Lost Gods


Aldinach, Goddess of the Moons

(NG) Future*, Light, Sleep*
Aldinach provides insight into the future on full-moon nights. Her worship is all but forgotten today.

Ardaen, Dead God of Light

(NG) N/A
Once a powerful elven god of light, Ardaen is dead, tricked and slain by evil gods (including Gorgoth-Lol).

Castain, God of Life

(LG). Life, Light
Old Prustan deity of life, supplanted by Lothian. No longer worshipped.


(N) Knowledge
Once a priest of Father Claw, Ni-Gorth betrayed the dragon and imprisoned him. Eventually, he ascended to godhood. First of the New Gods, he is no longer worshipped.
Official Gods
Major Gods
Minor Gods
* New Ptolus Domains

Cover image: Lothian Stained Glass Text by WhiteWingedCrow


Author's Notes



This artwork was comissioned by Graylion for the Shadow War by the talented WhiteWingedCrow.

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