Ancient Deities were the deities worshiped in the Ancient Era, before the Saviour came. It is said that they were the creator gods of the world. The most important among them was the Elemental Quartet. It was a group of 4 elemental deities who were the creators of the world.
The Elemental Quartet
Ignus was the god of fire, life and death. It is said that he was the highest deity of the ancient pantheon. Myths say that he was the first god to emerge at the beginning of time. From his fire, every other god was born. First came Aquastia, goddess of the sea. Then came Petra, goddess of earth, and Aerus, god of the sky.
Aquastia was the goddess and creator of the seas and all the sea creatures. Myths say that she lived in the Tarran Sea in the south of Veneficia. She was the first deity to be born from Ignus' fire and became his wife. One of the cultures worshipping her was the Tarranoi, who believed her to be their protector.
Petra was the goddess and creator of the earth and all land creatures.
Aerus was the god and creator of the sky and all sky roaming creatures. He was the youngest of the four deities and the quietest one. It is said that he had the least followers and they were focused on contemplating the world, instead of engaging with it.
Gods of Light
Gods of Light are said to have been a group of incorporeal beings from an unknown plane of existence. They represent good, law and order. Most of the time the Quartet was in good relations with them.
Gods of Darkness
Similarly to the Gods of Light, Gods of Darkness are a group of incorporeal beings from an unknown plane of existence. They are the rivals of the Gods of Light, but rarely meddle in corporeal affairs.
Elemental Sages were magic-users dedicated to the worship of the Quartet. It is said that they lived and worked in temples of all the four dieties. Some passing mentions in old chronicles suggest that they might had something to do with the Falling.