From greatest to least
This is just the basics, I will likely expand upon it at a later date. I hope this clarifies some questions.
Almighty cosmic deities only theorized to exist as the result of a Divine possessing ten or more Domains that help anchor its powers across multiple Realms. The number of living worshippers required to sustain a Divine of such tremendous, awe-inspiring power would demand a vast religious institution that dominates the cultures on many different Realms.
An extremely powerful Divine with access to five or more Domains, acting as one of the dominant deities in a Realm. Exarchs are most commonly seen as the heads of Pantheons, guiding or directly leading several smaller Divine. Due to their strength and natural desire to build more significant followings, Exarchs rarely get along amicably with other Exarchs.
The most common type of Divine that arises across the Cosmos. The title of God only requires a Divine to gain access to two or more Domains, thus rising to prominence among a handful of cultures in a single Realm. Their shortcomings come from the relatively few devoted souls that have joined them in death to dwell within and empower their Domains.
Sitting at the bottom of the Divine Hierarchy, Lesser Gods only have access to a single Domain. These fledgling Divine have such meager power at their disposal and relatively few, if any, genuinely dedicated followers or established religions. Thus, they are made into easy targets for those who wish to grow their Divinity or rise out of mortality to godhood.
As the Angels of Exarchs, Arch-Angels are often equal in power to most Lesser Divine. It is rare for an Exarch to manage control over more than three Arch-Angels due to the strain it puts on the Domain the Arch-Angel is sworn to.
Some beasts, often through Magic, are able to live long enough to awaken the natural Sophonce within them. When this happens, and said beast has a following such as a pack or a pride, they begin to collect Faith like any Divine. Eventually, with time and skill, these Divine beasts begin to access their own Domains.
The information on this page is only known to characters with Proficiency in Religion.
- Most divine power is earned through constant worship, the average Exarch has tens of thousands of living worshippers while a Lesser God may only have several thousands.
- Shadiym is approaching a new classification of Divine much like Lady Death was before her fall. This rank would fall somewhere between Exarch and Primordial, but without the primal nature of a Titan.
- If you worship two or more divine, none of them get the power.