Lore, Thread of Souls

The Pantheon – Protector Gods

Earth Molder / Clay

Creation. Stoicism. Contribution.

The Earth Molder is frequently known by his name, Clay. His symbol is three brown mountains. He is worshipped by crafters and builders, as well as those with a profound sense of contributing to the community and respecting nature. He is often depicted as a humanoid figure shaping a pot. His colors are shades of brown.

Clay was instrumental in the design of the Material Plane before the gods’ creations were brought to life in it. Often a loner that did not actively seek worship, Clay supported the construction of the Gate of the Gods to bring peace to their creations.

Forge King / Thruumdar

Crafts. Fire. Blessings.

The Forge King is often referred to by his name, Thruumdar. He is most actively worshipped by Dwarves and Dark Dwarves, but crafters from other races will also worship him. Thruumdar advocates for the building of fine items, especially through the forge. His symbol is an iron anvil with a red glow behind it. He is often depicted as a stern Dwarven-like figure wreathed in fire.

When war came to their creations, Thruumdar taught the people near the volcano now known as De Behl Marr how to harness its power to craft armor and weapons to defend themselves. He also has crafted many divine and legendary items that are scattered throughout the land.

God of Creatures / T’rizgrad

Wilderness. Animals. Savagery.

T’rizgrad is sometimes referred to as the God of Creatures. T’rizgrad respects the cycle of life and death as it applies to nature, and champions hunting and survival. His symbol is the brown silhouette of a bull’s head, though he is said to take the form of a great minotaur. He is often the deity most worshipped by those that live in the wilds or races that have more animalistic connections in their physicality.

T’rizgrad often stayed apart from the other gods prior to the building of the Gate of the Gods, also known as the Sundering of the Divine. But any intrusion into his territory would draw his swift wrath.

Goddess of Death / Lady Raven / Sheldrana

Death. Healing. Natural Order.

The Goddess of Death is most commonly referred to as Lady Raven, and very rarely by her name, Sheldrana. Her symbol is a scythe surrounded by two raven wings. She is often depicted as a dark hooded and winged figure. She guards those that pass on and is actively opposed to necromancy, murder, and the perversion of death. Her Deathwalkers are an order of warriors that fight against the necromantic arts.

Lady Raven joined the pantheon much later after the previous god of death corrupted his duties. As such she is not strongly connected to the other gods and is seen as an outsider. She took part in a key battle during the Divine Wars and is still suffering from the loss.

Holy Dragon / Halathras

Honor. Loyalty. Truth.

The Holy Dragon is very rarely known by his name, Halathras. He is often depicted as a golden or platinum dragon, and his symbol is a golden eye. His followers tend to wear white and gold and advocate for the protection of others. He is often worshipped by valiant warriors, healers, Paladins, and leaders.

Halathras’ dragons were one of the first things the gods created. And their breath and power shaped parts of the Material Plane. One of his primary enemies is the Blight Dragon, who uses draconic powers for chaos and destruction. The Holy Dragon battled the Blight Dragon during the Divine Wars and came out victorious.

Lady of Light / Hope Bringer / Li’alda

Hope. Faith. Light.

Li’alda is often referred to by her name but sometimes as the Lady of Light or the Hope Bringer. Her symbol is a sun on a white background. She is often depicted as a blonde female in a white dress with a flower crown. She promotes hope for the oppressed and faith that bad times will pass. Many seek her out when going through troubling times, and her dedicated worshippers are those devoted to helping others.

Li’alda is the daugher of Naydrin and Thruumder and is the first true god born from the union of two other gods. Li’alda played a key role in the ending of the Divine Wars because she sought peace and happiness for their creations.

Life Giver / Naydrin

Birth. Care. Family.

The Life Giver is often referred to by her name, Naydrin. Her symbol is the form of a pregnant woman hooded in yellow. She is worshipped by midwives, caretakers of children, and often young parents. But she is often sought by distraught parents when a pregnancy or child is in danger.

Naydrin was the first god to propose that their creations should be able to procreate themselves and increase their population. She was also heavily involved in the first creations of life. The god Driphiss is a main enemy of hers as he whispered in their creations’ ears to encourage them to kill each other.

Lore Keeper / Lady of Wisdom / Vitandi

Knowledge. Wisdom. Progress.

The Lore Keeper is equally referred to as the Lady of Wisdom or by her name, Vitandi. Her symbol is a bronze hourglass on a backdrop of aqua. She is often depicted as a sphinx. She is worshipped by researchers, scholars, and teachers. There are orders dedicated to her and the pursuit of knowledge. As well as the safeguard against dangerous knowledge.

In the early days of creation Vitandi wanted information to be passed down from generation to generation so their creations could thrive and grow. She is a secret keeper for the gods, closely guarding information that should never be spoken again.

Magister / Naboris

Magic. Discovery. Order.

The Magister is often referred to by his name, Naboris. He is the patron god of those who practice magic and the sole deity of the Citadel. His symbol is a purple spark. He is often depicted as a bronze-skinned male wearing robes with arcane sigils. The Magister promotes research and discovery of the arcane as a way to progress society forward. But he also advocates for its control and using it only for good.

Naboris was the god who taught their creations magic. He played an extremely active role in the Divine Wars due to his assault by the Silk Weaver. He was one of the primary deities that advocated for the Gate of the Gods and had a key hand in its creation.

The Shepherd

Agriculture. Animals. Simplicity.

The Shepherd has only ever been known as this one title. He is the god of farmers and those who live far away from civilization. His symbol is a pair of brown animal horns wreathed in orange flowers. He is depicted as a hooded man in simple clothes carrying a crooked cane. He is often favored by Gnomes, Halflings, and Rangers.

The Shepherd taught their creations how to farm and live off of the land. He kept to himself and did not actively take part in the Divine Wars or the Sundering of the Divine. He advocates for a simple, quiet life.

Silver Dancer / Maiden of the Moon / Ellavar

Freedom. Serenity. Music.

The Silver Dancer is often referred to by her name, Ellavar, or sometimes as the Maiden of the Moon. She is the child of the Silk Weaver and the Magister. Her symbol is a silver sword across a silver, crescent-shaped harp. She’s depicted as a feminine form made out of moonlight. Her followers tend to be those who seek their own inner freedom.

There is very little of Ellavar recorded throughout history. Even during the prime age of the gods she kept to herself. She enjoyed playing music for their creations, but only so long as she couldn’t be seen. But violence in the Divine Wars drove her into hiding, and she has been missing ever since. Many believe her to be dead, and her base of followers has dwindled to nearly nothing.

Tamer and Dusk

Weather. Forests. Creatures.

The Tamer and Dusk are a sibling pair of deities. Their symbol is a sapling before a crescent moon. They encompass all aspects of nature, but particularly the weather and forest life. Their followers are often Druids and those that reject cities and the laws of people. They are often seen as more chaotic gods as they embrace all levels of nature, even the violence. They are often depicted as various nature spirits with no set look.

The Tamer and Dusk were close friends with Ellavar during the Prime Age of the Gods due to her association with the moon. They tend to be nocturnal gods and their followers feel most closely associated with them under a forest moon.

Tide Bringer / Ocea

Ocean. Sailing. Sea Life.

The Tide Bringer is also referred to by her name, Ocea. Her symbol is three blue waves arranged in a triangular formation. She is depicted as a dark-skinned woman with a serpent-like lower body. She is worshipped by sailors, pirates, and those that live off of the sea. She promotes a harmonious relationship with the water and she protects all life within it.

She is more of a neutral god and keeps to herself unless approached or provoked. When evil encroached onto her territory during the Divine Wars, she took part in a critical battle and was victorious.

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