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.