Divine Domains

Source of Divine Power

When simplified, a Divine Domain is a collective of Sophontic Souls dedicated to a specific idea, concept, or object used as a source of power by a Divine being. Domains can be thought of as limitless sources of power due to Sophontic Soul's ability to slowly regenerate their intrinsic energy known to the Cosmos as Faith. The complexity of Domains becomes apparent when one starts to realize the sheer diversity in their potential concepts, from the simplistic concepts of the sea and fire to the more esoteric ones such as hope and honor.

Faithful Dedication

The power available in each Domain is dependent on the number of dedicated Souls that currently reside within it. When a sophontic creature dedicates themselves to a Divine through worship, they effectively pledge their Sophontic Soul to that Divine. Upon death, their chosen Divine pulls their bodiless Sophontic Soul into a Domain they control. Many of the afterlives purposed by religions across the Cosmos are rooted in some measure of truth. Indeed, many Sophontic Souls attain final rest in a paradise of their deity's creation.


Ravare Specific

On Ravare, the rules have been slightly changed. Under the watchful eyes of Lady Death and her Angels, all Sophontic Souls first pass through to her Domain of the Dead to be drained of their power before being sent to the Domain they rightfully belong. This does not technically damage the Soul in any way, but does make the Soul functionally useless for several years until it has enough Faith to be useful.
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General Information

Type
Metaphysical, Divine

Throttled Power

Despite the immense power held within Domains, a Divine can only extract Faith from it equivalent to the number of their living worshippers. Thus, if a Divine no longer has a dedicated following, they are effectively castrated of their Divine power and pose easy targets for ambitious Divines and mortals alike.

Shared Domains

It is common for many Divines to share a single Domain. This mutual control has the benefit of allowing the Domain to build-up quickly as various cultures give their Faith to each Divine. However, this also leads to deific disputes between Divines within the same Realm as this division forces them to learn to share their living worshippers with each other.
Divine Domains

This should not be considered a complete list of every Divine but it can be used to navigate the Divine we have written so far.

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22 Oct, 2020 16:09

Really great overview of the concept of divine domains. I really like the list with divines to click on.

16 Nov, 2020 01:10

This is a great list of domains! I love how complete it looks, there's so much info to dive into. This is great.


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