The Pantheon – Insurgent Gods

Blight Dragon / Stitched Wyrm / Iosis

Chaos. Elements. Destruction.

The Blight Dragon is equally known as the Stitched Wyrm or by her name, Iosis. Her symbol is a three-headed dragon. She is depicted as a stitched-together dragon with three heads, two tails, and six legs. Her followers embrace chaos and destruction on a massive scale with a particular affinity for elemental devastation.

Before the Divine Wars the Blight Dragon was once multiple dragons. And they thrived in the creation of the elemental-based planes. But a battle with the Holy Dragon left them so grievously wounded that their cultists had to stitch them together as one. Ever since then they have been known as a single entity, reformed to spread her influence in this new post-Sundering world.

Fable / Dishonest Father

Tales. Drink. Hedonism.

The Dishonest Father is more commonly referred to by his name, Fable. His symbol is an open book with a pink cover and gold coins falling from within. He is often depicted as a colorful Bard playing an instrument. His followers tend to be those that value a good time above all. Parties, gambling, drink, and anything other than work and discipline are enjoyed. They also like exchanging stories, and the more embellishment, the better.

Fable is more morally ambiguous rather than evil. In the prime age of the deities he wanted their creations to have fun and share stories. But he also influenced laziness and putting self-indulgence above everything else. Fable enjoyed sexual encounters with mortals and had no preference for gender or race. Because of this he spawned a few demi-gods that now reside in the Celestial Plane.

Hoofed King / Chained One / Ank’thulm

Control. Deals. Greed.

The Hoofed King is sometimes referred as the Chained One or more rarely by his name, Ank’thulm. His symbol is two chains crossed over a dark gray backdrop. He is often depicted as a large humanoid with curving horns, sharp teeth, and hoofed feet. He rules over the Hells and all within. His followers are those that value making deals that are easily twisted and corrupted to achieve their own ends.

The Hoofed King had very little interest in the Material Plane during the Prime Age of the Gods. He stayed within the Hells and sought to control and corrupt the other gods’ creations through that seat of power. He took little part in the Divine Wars, and remained in the Hells after the building of the Gate of the Gods. Now trapped so he cannot leave, his fiends often traverse the planes to spread his greed.

Life Drinker / Hooded Shadow / Driphiss

Poison. Disease. Corruption.

The Life Drinker is also referred to as the Hooded Shadow or more commonly by his name, Driphiss. His symbol is a green drop of poison and he is often depicted as a hooded figure holding a green blade. His followers use any means necessary to achieve power and take revenge on those that wronged them, especially through poison and other stealthy means.

In the Prime Age of the Gods, Driphiss enjoyed pitting their creations against each other by whispering in their ears and giving them the means of killing one another. He is considered the starting point for wars and violence, and because of that he is a direct enemy of the Life Giver. While he rarely worked with any other gods, Driphiss intensified the Divine Wars in his underhanded and indirect ways.

Masked One / Thief Lord / Ragseev

Aggression. Thievery. Deception.

The Masked One sometimes goes by the Thief Lord or more frequently by his name, Ragseev. His symbol is knotted gray rags. He is often depicted as a tall, slender humanoid wearing a mask. He often appeals to the outcasts of society, giving some an outlet for their anger and vengeance. He actively promotes lies, stealing, and violence.

Ragseev is the son of the Silk Weaver and the Magister. From early on he enjoyed influencing the worst in the gods’ creations. Though he occasionally associated with the Life Drinker, he preferred to be on his own to carry out his own plots. He was a part of many major battles during the Divine Wars.

Silk Weaver / Matriarch of Malice / Aranese

Slavery. Torture. Lust.

The Silk Weaver is often referred to by her name, Aranese, and less frequently as the Matriarch of Malice. Her symbol is a spiderweb on a black backdrop. She is often depicted in one of three forms. A Dark Elf female, a giant spider, or a half-woman half-spider creature. She has a dedicated cult following that upholds strict matriarchal laws. But any outside of the cult that are drawn to her wish to follow a god that is to be feared and who rewards those that please her with power.

In the Prime Age of the Gods Aranese scorned the other deities for their handling of their creations. Aranese thought the gods’ superiority should be enforced, and they should subjugate all others. This led to many clashes across the Divine Wars as Aranese was the first to demand blood sacrifices on her altar. A large divine battle led to her banishment from the Material Plane and to the deepest recesses of the Chasm.

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