Pantheons of Isekai

Written by Shiftrex

Centuries before even The Divine Races of Isekai would set foot upon the land, the gods found themselves divided by their tenets, choosing to fall in line with those others that shared their thoughts about the ways of the world. These groupings of gods would eventually designate things such as the domains of clerics and the oaths of paladins in future years, but originally the groupings were meant as nothing more than a way to discuss ideals.   The gods often fell into multiple groups, sharing the ideals of many, some ideals more strongly than others. They aligned in groups relating to War, Trickery, Order, Nature, Life, Knowledge, Death, and Arcane. Some gods rose to lead those discussions of their pantheons, while others fell by the wayside, nothing more than a footnote in the discussions of the mighty gods. These discussions would spawn religions and peoples that would populate the world of Isekai through the eons.  
War
Those gods that lived the path of war joined this group, discussing and strategizing for wars of the future, long after they had laden the land with their pawns of battle. There were discussions of differing sides and of agreeing sides, both causing the fires of passion to fuel the discussions. These gods would form the pantheon of War, the pantheon of those that lived by the laws of battle.
Trickery
Trickery is often afoot, especially in groups of stoic rule followers. Those gods that fell together in this group often pranked the other gods, much to the dismay of others. They functioned with half-truths and well-placed lies, living on the edge of a chaotic life. These gods would form the pantheon of Trickery, the pantheon of those that practiced and functioned through trickery.
 
Order
Those that held the law above all else found themselves gathered together, discussing the law of the future world that they would create. They looked down upon those that attempted to break the laws and upset the order of the laws for their own gain. These gods would form the pantheon of Order, the pantheon of those that held the law in the highest esteem.
Nature
Some of the gods found many of the discussions bland and colorless in comparison to the flora and fauna they created on Isekai. They worried about the state of their creations, caring more for the lowly denizens of the world than the divine natures of the discussions of the gods. These gods would form the pantheon of Nature, the pantheon of those that protected the nature the gods had created.
 
Life
The discussions of many of the gods seemed trivial to those that discussed the life of Isekai that brought meaning to the other groups. One half of the world cycle, those gods in this group thought themselves above the others, the creators of life and the world itself. Those gods would form the pantheon of Life, the pantheon of those that protected the potential of lives and the sanctity of life.
Knowledge
Knowledge is something that all the gods sought, but only a few thought to include the future people of Isekai in their gathering of knowledge. Compendiums were formed from these discussions, ranging over the topics of eons. Those gods would form the pantheon of Knowledge, the pantheon of those that sought knowledge above all else.
 
Death
The second half of the world cycle, those gods that discussed death were often the most morbid, the ones that discussed the doings of the other groups as a means to their end. Death was a finality that could strengthen the world they were to build. Those gods would form the pantheon of Death, the pantheon of those that worshiped the finality of death and the opportunities it would bring.
Arcane
Those gods that were deep into the study of the arcane ways found themselves together, discussing the ebbs and flows of the weave of the world. Their magics could create nearly anything, on levels far beyond anything ever seen. Those on Isekai that would be blessed with arcane might would not reach the pinnacle of the arcane like the gods, but they could wield some of the same magic. Those gods would form the pantheon of the Arcane, the pantheon of those that found solace in the arcane and the ways it shaped the world.

Structure

Each of the Pantheons of Isekai is composed of several divine beings, some of them are worshiped in more than one Pantheon but only one can be considered the pinnacle. Within every Pantheon there will be a Pinnacle, three Primary and several deities that merely exist within the Pantheon and all are considered acceptable to worship based upon which one has importance to you or several if that suits your practices more. The Pantheons themselves do not dictate a religion but rather they act as a category and serve to be a lens through which you perceive a given divine being, the actual beliefs and convictions are solely dependent upon the divine being in question.  

War

Pinnacle: Kallex
Primary: Crommel, Exenta
Supporting: Dern, Utarr
Demi-gods:

Trickery

Pinnacle: Niteara
Primary: Ivala, Lycana
Supporting:
Demi-gods:
 

Order

Pinnacle: Varell
Primary: Dern, Riona
Supporting:
Demi-gods:

Nature

Pinnacle: Lycana
Primary: Kallex, Caspian
Supporting: Libra, The Huntress
Demi-gods: Yggdimil
 

Life

Pinnacle: Ygg
Primary: Lycana, Rerena
Supporting: Drasil, Kallex,
Demi-gods: Yggdimil

Knowledge

Pinnacle: Cique
Primary: Dementia, Utarr
Supporting: Libra
Demi-gods:
 

Death

Pinnacle: Drasil
Primary: Lok, The Huntress
Supporting: Ygg,
Demi-gods:
 

Arcane

Pinnacle: Olik
Primary: Sotark, Lycana
Supporting:
Demi-gods:

Type
Religious, Pantheon
Alternative Names
The Eight Houses of Isekai
Permeated Organizations
Pantheon of War
Pantheon of War by RiverFang
Pantheon of Trickery
Pantheon of Trickery by RiverFang
Pantheon of Order
Pantheon of Order by RiverFang
Pantheon of Nature
Pantheon of Nature by RiverFang
Pantheon of Life
Pantheon of Life by RiverFang
Pantheon of Knowledge
Pantheon of Knowledge by RiverFang
Pantheon of Death
Pantheon of Death by RiverFang
Pantheon of the Arcane
Pantheon of the Arcane by RiverFang


Cover image: by KingaBritschgi

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