Nature stands below, holding the Staff. Fate floats above holding it. The Gods of light and darkness chase each other around the table.
The Gods inhabit the Celestial Plane. Each God is a constellations in the sky with some exceptions. Felumbra appears in the sky as the moon & Illumis appears in the sky as the sun. Relkor does not appear in the sky at all. There are no constellations in the winter sky.
The Pantheon together created The World as well as a few prior worlds. During the War of Creation the gods, according to legend, directly acted against one another. However, in recorded history the gods support various mortal factions against one another in a series of proxy wars, with the gods themselves not fighting with one-another. The level of a god's intervention in the proxy war will give the opposing god permission to get involved by that amount as well.
In early ages of The World, the gods would directly visit the world and interact with the people, but in later ages they wouldn't visit the world and only speak to the most powerful of Clerics and Paladins.
- 1 Greater Gods
- 2 Summer Gods – Children of Martha & Astair
- 3 Spring Gods – Children of Malkis & Martha
- 4 Autumn Gods – Children of Astair & Voraci
- 5 Upper Gods
- 6 Lower Gods
- 7 Other Gods
- 8 Demigods
- 9 Lesser Gods
- 10 Winter Gods Theory
- 11 2e Spells by God
- 12 Temple Layout
- 13 Imagery
Summer Gods – Children of Martha & Astair
Spring Gods – Children of Malkis & Martha
Autumn Gods – Children of Astair & Voraci
|Domain: Despair||Gender: Female||Parents: Voraci & Tempos|
|Everything that has ever lived will die. There is no escape. There is no hope. Everything ends. Your fate is inescapable, and you will die. There is no point to life. Embrace your despair for it is the ultimate nature of reality.|
|Domain: Justice||Gender: Male||Parents: Astair & Tempos|
|Shades of gray are made up of patches of light and dark. Right and wrong are absolutes, and can only be judged from a seat of dispassion. You may not like it at times, but justice is the path and the price of a goodly world.|
|Domain: Vengeance||Gender: Female||Parents: Malkis & Tempos|
|Right and wrong are too abstract to be constants. Only you are capable of judging the two. A wrong has only been righted when you feel it in your soul. More often than not, you must take justice into your own hands if you wish it to be done.|
|Domain: Joy||Gender: Male||Parents: Martha & Tempos|
|What purpose does life have? Eventually, we all die, eventually we are forgotten, eventually everything we make is destroyed. The real meaning in life is to live it to its greatest extent and to experience all of its joys. Your personal experience is the only thing that matters. Accept and embrace the joys of life.|
|Domain: Tranquility||Gender: Female||Parents: Astair & Nadinis|
|A well-ordered spirit is at peace with itself and the outside world. This tranquility leads to inner strength, which in turn leads to outer strength. A person at peace with themselves may wade through chaos unphased.|
|Domain: Hope||Gender: Female||Parents: Martha & Nadinis|
|As long as there is life, there is hope. Hope is the last thing to die. When everything else is lost, hope fights on. Matrigal is the brightest star in the sky, hanging always due south.|
|Domain: Suffering||Gender: Male||Parents: Malkis & Nadinis|
|All invention, all construction, all progress in the world is made to alleviate suffering. The more people suffer, the harder they work, and the greater their achievements. Suffering is good for mankind.|
|Domain: Fear||Gender: Male||Parents: Voraci & Nadinis|
|To understand ourselves, we must understand our most basic instinct – fear. Fear of death drives us to survive, fear of hunger drives us to eat. At our very core, we are terrifying creatures. Embrace your own terror – both what you feel and what you make others feel. Fear is the most powerful weapon and cuts deeper than swords.|
|Domain: Light||Gender: Male||Parents: Nadinis & Tempos|
|The sun in the sky, Illumis gives light, warmth, and energy to all he touches. At the peak of his majesty, he is large, bright, hot, and far from the planet During these times of summer the sun rises high in the sky and bends time where his light touches, elongating the days.
Is considered the guardian of all Martha creates, for without the sun, the world would be plunged into darkness
|Domain: Darkness||Gender: Female||Parents: Nadinis & Tempos|
|A mysterious and poorly understood god. She drains power from her brother Illumis, shortening days and lengthening nights, cooling the sun and causing him to shrink and fall closer to The World. Relkor is the only deity not to have a representation in the celestial sphere and has few, if any clerics.|
A child of one of the gods and a mortal. The stories of the Demigods show they were active during the Age of Heroes but seem to have died out or disappeared by the end of the age.
- Arcas - Child of Reluna and a Human
- Adea - Child of Reluna and a Human
- Emma - Child of Felumbra and an Elf
- Seltzer - Child of Nadinis (Ancient Bravo)
- Lernaea - Child of Nerual (Ancient Bravo)
Not to be confused with Lower Gods above. These beings are not gods but spirits of a location or feature, like a river. They are worshipped like local gods at shrines. They have only appeared in the Age of Heroes as of yet.
- Platos - Sprint of a River in Ancient Bravo, Appears as a Snake
- Orphia - Sprint of a Pond in Ancient Bravo, Appears as a Snake
- Korriman - Corrupted Spirit, represented by a Large Tree (Honorbound Lore)
- Lenios - Corrupted Spirit, represented by a Snake (Honorbound Lore)
- Olesian - Uncorrupted Spirit, represented by a dancing dog who accompanies a bard (Honorbound Lore)
Winter Gods Theory
Legends speaks of there existing the Winter Gods, but during the War of Creation Voraci and Malkis slew them while the other gods had their backs turned, according to legend. This would explain a void in the sky during the winter months that otherwise is a mystery.
2e Spells by God
During the Age of Iron in Arcadia, this was the temple layout in the Age of Iron.
Before the Age of Iron, temples of Arcadia were ornate places. After the wraith of the gods during the Breaking of Arcadia, temple became their modern more humble design.