11.1 Pantheon

In order to better shape and govern the constituent elements of the world, Varian, either through His direct influence or by setting processes in motion, created the Gods of Sapience. These are powerful and inscrutable beings, paid respect by almost all denizens of Aetolia.

Each God or Goddess influences Their own realm, Their purposes and goals differing dramatically from one another.

The following Gods have no Divine Order, temple, or shrines.

   Varian the Celestine
   Ictinus, the Architect
   Razmael, the Synthesist
   Keroc, the Starborn

Of these, only Varian is considered to have an in-character (HELP ROLEPLAY) presence in the world. The rest are administrative Gods who directly influence the world through unseen means.

The following Gods walk among the denizens of Sapience today, and have their own Orders, temples, and shrines. Gods of Spirit are closely aligned with guilds and cities commonly believed to be "good" (protecting the sanctity of life, espousing Truth, etc.), though Their motives range from gentle, to intolerant, to sinister and controversial. Gods of Shadow claim as Their domain guilds and cities considered "evil" by most (reveling in murder, partaking in undeath, weaving lies and deception), although they may be anything from outwardly bloodthirsty to subtle and unpredictable.

  Gods of Spirit                                            Gods of Shadow
  --------------------------------        --------------------------------
  Damariel, the Unbound                              Bamathis, the Warlord
  Dhar, the Underking                           Chakrasul, the Dark Mother
  Ethne, the Rekindled                              Iosyne, the Malevolent
  Haern, the Hunter                                Ivoln, the Earthen Lord
  Omei, the Imago                             Tanixalthas, the Sun Drinker
  Slyphe, the Maelstrom                            Severn, the Manipulator

The following Gods existed in one form or another at some point in Aetolia's history, but have either deceased, or changed so as to become unrecognizable.

  Avareti, Goddess of Symmetry
  Arion, the Truthseeker
  Auresae, Goddess of Fire
  Dhaivol, the Underking
  Khepri, the Seething Chaos
  Lanos, Lord of Truth
  Lleis, the Verdant
  Maghak, the Sovereign
  Niuri, the Ultraist
  Rahn, God of Fire
  Ysmali, the Sanguine

For more specific information on a particular God, try reading HELP <god>, eg HELP VARIAN.