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===The Greater Gods ===
 
===The Greater Gods ===
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'''Ice Queen:'''<br>
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''Goddess of: Luck, Fate, Time''<br>
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One Goddess stands in the great temples, unwitnessed in other, lesser, holdings. Displayed only as a small seal recessed in one wall far removed from the greatness of the five, she is a hated deity, known for suffering and ill intent. No true scion of the north would worship at her feet, yet there she stands, a testament to the Followers of dangers present in the wider world.
-Possesses understanding of all things, her gaze sees all and knows all<br>
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-Known as the capricious goddess. Prayers to her may be rewarded, ignored or punished as she sees fit<br>
 
-Very rarely interferes in the world, but when she does great and terrible things happen<br>
 
-Considered the head goddess by Man<br>
 
-Often speaks in prophecy making her difficult to understand<br>
 
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'''Wolf Lord'''<br>
 
''God of: forests, harvest, animals''<br>
 
-A harsh god who despises the weak believing in survival of the fittest<br>
 
-Makes his home in the dark forests where men dare not tread<br>
 
-Prayers to him are a waste of time. He feels that if you have to ask you don’t deserve it. But grants boons on those who show merit.<br>
 
-Strong ties to order in general, but uncaring about the laws of Men<br>
 
-Often loses his temper with the Dark Mistress<br>
 
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'''Dark Mistress'''<br>
 
''Goddess of: shadow, fire, death, civilization, knowledge''<br>
 
-opposed the other gods and taught the first colonists the secret of Incendia, an ever burning source of warmth which saved many humans and Fertilis enabling fields to produce a bounty with but a few peasants. Not to mention the existence of the Old Gods<br>
 
-master of death, shadow and fire long before the coming of Men<br>
 
-often associated with knowledge and civilization because of all the gifts she gave to the colonists<br>
 
-Lives in a great mountain fortress where she oversees the world<br>
 
  
 
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===The Lesser Gods===
 
'''Crystal Maiden'''<br>
 
''Goddess of: Oceans, Life, Love, true goddess of knowledge''<br>
 
-usually remains aloof from the affairs of mortals<br>
 
-prefers to keep to the depths of her oceans in thought and occasionally watch the land from a distance<br>
 
-prayers to her are likely to go unnoticed, but blessed is thee who gains her favour for thee will be truly happy<br>
 
-in this harsh land, she goes mostly unnoticed as the seas remain untamed to this day<br>
 
-is not known to be the goddess of knowledge by men as she keeps mostly to herself<br>
 
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'''Masked One'''<br>
 
''God of: Sun and Moon''<br>
 
-usually remains removed from the affairs of mortals<br>
 
-his gaze is unwavering being made of the sun and the moon allowing him to sea many things<br>
 
-prayers to him are likely to go unnoticed, but trained seers can divine mysterious knowledge from his portents<br>
 
-often at odds with the Emperor Bolten because his radiance drowns out the stars<br>
 
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'''Emperor Bolten'''<br>
 
''God of: Stars, navigation, travel''<br>
 
-meddles with mortals on occasion for his own amusement<br>
 
-prayers are useless but offerings are sometimes effective<br>
 
-often the cause of travel delay and troubles at sea<br>
 
-often at odds with the Masked One because the sun and moon overshadow the stars<br>
 

Latest revision as of 04:46, 10 January 2020

The Greater Gods

The Old Gods
Masked One Dark Mistress Ice Queen Wolf Lord Ephemeral Emperor
Scintillating Mystery, Unblinking Watcher, Hidden Thunder Pale Wanderer, Gift Giver, Life Taker Frozen Majesty, Lady of Luck, Weaver of Fate, Seer of Time Savage Lord, Beast-master, Tree Shapper, Life Bringer Roof of the World, Travel Trickster, Twinkling Gaze, Secret Catcher
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Inscrutable is the Scintillating Mystery, the deep cloak and mask hiding the brightness within from all but the most determined of seekers. Though never speaking more than a whisper, the voice booms in the ears with the force of thunder, a primal power resonating from deep within. The weight of the ever present gaze sits eternally in judgement, shining strength ready to lash the world and scour the unworthy. The Pale Wanderer came and spoke to the first colonists with a soft tone that soothed troubled hearts. Her gifts of ever-burning Incindia and knowledge of the Gods armed her dark champions for the trials ahead. Her task done, she departed for her mountain kingdom to listen and tend with care each person as they enter her embrace. Such is the nature of the north, that the kindest of Gods hails from the aspect of death, the release of the suffering that life holds. The unmoving monarch of the frozen lands, the Ice Queen embodies the inevitable return of winter from the reprieve of summer. She is a grim and cold ruler, untouched by pleas or actions, be they good or ill. Her capricious nature brings rewards seemingly at random, yet always in service to some end that only she can see. From her throne of ice she oversees all that occurs and all that must occur, the weight of fate holding her to the cycles. Speaking in prophecy even the other Gods find her words bring confusion, so only the few enlightened minds can grasp at the truth. The Savage Lord commands, and expects to be obeyed. So he has taught his Children, and so his white champions prosper. The life that emerges from the shadow of his tread puts him at odds with the Dark Mistress. In other lands a God such as this would be seen as kind and generous, providing bountiful harvests and tender care. But in the north life is harsh, without room for the weak. Only those who deserve the life he hoards receives it, and even they are tested without pause. Pleas and prayers are scorned, merit and achievement rewarded. The Twinkling Gaze darts and wavers, spying all that moves and acts under the heavens. Endlessly amused by the living, the ephemeral heavens meddles unceasingly in the affairs of mortals. Like a delightful trickster who found a new prank, the Roof of the World relishes the prayers of humans, providing aid in exchange for offerings to shift the 'game'. When left to his own devices nothing seems to entertain the God more than tweaking the stars out of their places, delaying travel for weary wanderers.



One Goddess stands in the great temples, unwitnessed in other, lesser, holdings. Displayed only as a small seal recessed in one wall far removed from the greatness of the five, she is a hated deity, known for suffering and ill intent. No true scion of the north would worship at her feet, yet there she stands, a testament to the Followers of dangers present in the wider world.

The Unwitnessed Goddess
Crystal Maiden
Deep One, Dark Keeper, Soul Crusher
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The crash of the waves, the rolling of the tides, always has the sea been there, and never has it been tamed. The unknown deep holds many secrets, most too terrible to contemplate. Yet some are drawn to this alien world, some listen to the siren song of the sea, and are changed by it. Harsh where the Pale Wanderer is kind, the Deep One delights in the suffering and pain of death, urging her followers to new depths of cruelty. Practicing blood sacrifice and flouting the laws and conventions of the north the Dark Keeper and her devout stand as a warning, acknowledged but scorned.