Religion

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Each of the Gods in the world of Ether oversees certain domains. A domain is a one word concept that can cover many avenues. Most Gods share such domains whilst others fight over them.

General Theology

Spirit, Body and the Soul

The three aspects of corporeal existence.

The Great Cycle

Death and reincarnation in the world of Ether.

The Divine Realms

Heaven and Hell

The Underworld

Gods

Ahriman, God of Light

(See main article - Ahriman )

A deity unheard of outside of Midean until the opening of the Sigil Wall, Ahriman is the Eternal Gardener and protector of the Kingdom of Brass and Shadow. It is believed he may well be what the northerners refer to as an Old God from his unusual appearance and ancient origin.

Ayleana, Goddess of Hope and Community

(See main article - Ayleana)

Corellis, God of Entertainment and Trade

(See main article - Corellis)

Corellis is as varied and colourful as her faith. A deity with no fixed agenda or gender s/he is the personification of entertainment and mankind's creative pursuit. They have two aspects, the Lady of Mirrors and the Laughing God to represent the facets of their faith. The Lady of Mirrors is the goddess of coin and trade, the consummate businesswoman whereas the Laughing God is a mysterious, capricious being of inspiration and beauty. (See also - The Order of Corellis)

Damon, God of Justice

(See main article - Damon)

Damon is one of the first humans to have achieved ascension as well as one of their oldest guardians. When the tribes of mankind began seeking order he was there to guide them. The first laws were enforced by his priests, his paladins were the first enforcers of civilisation. Once considered the greatest of the gods, he fell into decline with the rise of Otthermain. Many of his followers were forced into the service of the God Emperor whilst those who remained faithful protected his teachings and awaited his return to power. With the establishment of the Pantheon of Man, Damon has returned to striding the Divine Halls once more.

Laquedem, The Wandering God

(See main article - Laquedem)

Otthermain, the Reborn Emperor

(See main article - Otthermain)

Otthermain is the youngest God in the world of Ether. Originally the first and only Emperor, he conducted a huge ritual to force his soul to ascend to Godhood in order to bring the God War to an end. Unfortunately he left no clear line of succession as his entire blood line was killed as part of the ascension ritual. Following the Attisan War, he fell silent and his church was rendered powerless. In 258 PA, the Exodus of his followers returned and brought the reborn God Emperor with them. Gifted with immense powers by their ward, the Magisters are in the process of rebuilding the faith across the Federated Nations. The Magisterium is head of the Church of Otthermain.

Several orders have endured since the Empire including warrior clerics as well as an Order of Paladins and monastic warrior Nuns called the Brides of Otthermain.

(See also - The Old Faith of Otthermain, Cults of Ott)

Pelath, God of Death and Rebirth, Lord of the Underworld

(See main article - Pelath)

Pelath oversees the function of Death and Reincarnation in the world of Ether. He makes sure souls pass on after their mortal shells have expired. He lets them stay in the Underworld until their appointed time to move on comes to them. For most this is a matter of hours as they pass on into the cycle of reincarnation. For others this can be years or months as their souls have been bargained for and belong to someone else. Pelath does not care who owns the soul as long as they get it. Pelath is arguably the most powerful god as he oversees not only the function of death of all in Ether but also the other Gods, Demons and anything that is not truly immortal. (See also - The Ashen Clergy)

Persis, Goddess of Purity and the Hunt

(See main article - Persis)

Conqueror of the Icy Wastes and founder of the Dominion, Persis is a warrior goddess. She prizes perfection and challenging the status quo, only taking female channelers. In the modern day she is considered a strange and foreign deity, her followers having little interaction with the Federated Nations.

The Divine Shadow, God of Murder and Dark Deeds

(See main article - The Divine Shadow)

The Divine Shadow is an Old God, so old it does not even have an anthropomorphic form like other gods. Of all the gods in Ether it is considered the most evil and vile. Whether the Divine Shadow has an Avatar or not is unknown. Indeed little else is known other than it resides in Hell and has Devil agents to carry out its will.

Lesser Powers

These are beings that exist in the Divine Halls and boast a number of worshippers but whose faith has never achieved the same renown as the more widespread deities. Many of the Lesser Powers are Old Gods who sided with humanity but were slowly replaced by more mainstream faiths. They survive to this day and are still venerated in remote corners of the Federated Nations and beyond.

The Riven Pantheon

Though known as the Riven Pantheon these gods are common throughout the Eastern Mountains and across various small communities across Ether.

Helen, Goddess of Beauty Joh, God of the Hearth M'ria, Goddess of Winds Purze, God of the Mountains Tehz, Goddess of Rains

Tuatha Deá

The Tuatha Déa are the gods of the Clan Highlands. Whilst they boast little power in the wider world, the ancestors of the Clans are some of the first champions of humanity and many of the more powerful, younger gods still treat them with respect.

Manannan Mac Lir, Guide to the dead Epona, Goddess of Horse and Hearth Nemain, Goddess of War and Protection Elcmar, Bringer of Truth, Divine Arbitrator Ogma, The Judge, God of determination Brigantia, Goddess of workers, the muse Ruadh Rofhessa, God of warriors and entertainment

Church of the Mother

A religious sect of Brood, built around the deification of their saviour Eve and her daughter. They teach tolerance and seek to find a place in the world for their kind.

Spirits

The ancient Totem animals were the first subjects of worship by Mankind. Today their practices are considered quaint by modern standards and are almost exclusively worshipped by the Tribelands of the north.