Even if we all like to believe that we truly own our own life and decisions - and this is true, at least to an extent - there are many powerful entities out there, shaping and influencing the world and every single one of us. You might not agree with their teachings or actions, but you can't deny their existence and influence. They have been here long before any of us, and they will be here long after all of us are gone.After the War of Fate the influence of the Gods and other extra planar entities dwindled, but it never completely vanished. There are many powerful beings out there, and you will find a place of worship for most of them somewhere in . But the most known and most worshipped entities are the Ten Greater Deities. You will find temples and shrines to them in every major hub of civilisation.
The Siblings of the Sky
In the beginning, there was nothing. No time, no space, only darkness; an endless and eternal void of nothingness. But this is only part of the truth. Because in this endless void, there was a single mote of light. A tiny piece of light and hope - the beginning of something great. The beginning of everything that exists today.
For an eternity, this mote of light was the only thing that existed, but eventually it grew tired and bored. So it gave itself up and gave birth to the elements, and three new lights in the dark. The elements formed the world as we know it, and the lights grew into the three siblings of the Sky. Yana - the Lady of Light, Tria - the Source of Magic and - the Force of Change.
To this day, the Sun reminds the Mortals of Yana's love, Trius the big moon in the sky reminds them of Tria's Magic, and Izrak, the red moon, reminds them of change.
YanaGoddess of the Sun, Light, Love & Temptation
Every morning the Sun rises and stands bright in the sky. It brings light, love, and life to this world. Yana is the patron of the sun, and the Lady of Light. She teaches her followers to care for everyone, to love freely and without regret, and to be a bright light in the dark. Many people pray for Yana's blessing every day - kings and beggars alike.
Tria has been here since the beginning of time. She is the source of magic, and the patron of twilight and shadows. Her followers are scattered all over the world and come from all walks of life. Highly valued practitioners of the Arcane Arts and the most skilled healers count to her followers as much as criminals, assassins and everybody else who wants to stay in the shadows.
God of Change, War, Bravery & Suffering
Many people fear change. Seeing Izrak, the red moon, standing in the sky is seen as a bad omen in many cultures. But change is not bad. Change is nessesary and inevitable. Followers of Izral have embraced this. Only those who can adapt to new circumstances can survive. Many warriors and soldiers, but also inventors and other forward thinking people, are praying for his blessing.
The Children of the Earth
Just a few decades after the first Mortals appeared ontheir faith gave birth to new entities and new gods. These new arrivers fought for followers and prevalence. They fought many bloody wars, influenced great cultures and people trying to find worshippers all over the world, but in the end, only five of them remained, while all the others have fallen into obscurity or been completely forgotten.
MialdirGod of Order, Law, Protection & Tyranny
Nothing can strive without Law and Order, as Chaos is pure destruction. Mialdir teaches to follow the law to the letter, no matter what you believe is good or evil. The law stands above all, above your morals and above your beliefs. Followers of Mialdir believe that the only way to avoid the eventual destruction of all Life, is for everyone to obey a common law and bring order to this world.
God of Travel, Commerce, Civilisation & Greed
Lornan came into existence, as one of the last gods of his time. When People started to live together, they formed pockets of civilisation and they traded with each other, which gave birth to the god of Commerce and Civilisation. He wants the Mortals to come together, learn from each other and thrive. Together, people can achieve so much more than any single one of them ever could. Merchants, politicians, travelers, crafters and artisans - you can find them all among his followers.
AshrynGoddess of Joy, Beauty, Passion & Envy
Ashryn the daughter of Yana, is the patron of joy and beauty. She tells everyone to enjoy life and everything it has to offer. Don't look back, don't think about what you are doing, regret nothing, just move forward and enjoy every day by itself. The world is beautiful, and it's the right of every Mortal creature to enjoy it. Her followers are artists, travelers, musicians and many more free thinking spirits.
ElmosGod of Knowledge, Peace, Justice & Apathy
Knowledge is the most valuable thing you can imagine. It helps you make rational and fair decisions, and without it you are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. Elmos is the Keeper of Knowledge, and records everything that happens. He has never intervened in any mortal affairs. He is just an observer. It is said that his domain is an endless library containing all past, current and future knowledge.
ZethrisGoddess of Life, Nature, Weather, Poison & Disease
Zethris is as unpredictable as nature itself. Her touch brings life, but her wrath can destroy entire countries. She is the patron of nature and the sea. She controls wind, rain and weather. Farmers and Sailors alike pray for her good will.
The new Gods
During the, civilisation thrived and Mortals got more and more powerful, until two of them ascended to godhood. Today not much is known about their mortal life, or the Gods that preceded them. Both of them did their best to destroy every knowledge or evidence of that, out of fear it might be used against them. But today, they are as influential as all the other gods out there.
The name of the goddess of death has been long lost to time. Today she is only known as the Lady of Crows, The Weaver of Fate or the Queen of Winter. Her followers are valued all over the world, guiding those who have passed into the afterlife.
Don't mourn who you have lost. Be glad about the time you had with them.
It will come for everything that's alive. Make the best out of the time you have
There is no way back when your time has come
IdrosGod of the Forge, Arts, Creation and Destruction
Idros was the greatest artisan of his time. His skills far exceeded those of anybody else, and even the gods themselves came to him for his work. The items he created count to the most powerful artifacts in existence, and eventually - through his craft - he ascended into godhood. This has inspired many crafters and artisans to strive for perfection, and change the world, like Idros. His followers believe that only through the labours of your own hand and mind, you can achieve everything you can imagine.