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  • Gods of Men

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    The Gods of Men

    Gods of the Elves

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    The Gods of the Fair Folk

    Gods of the Dwarves

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    The Gods of the Dwarves

    Gods of the Halflings

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    The Gods of the Smallfolk

    Order of the Sword Militant

    _"By sword and shield, by rod and bond, do you swear to uphold the oaths of the Order, to fight only when the cause is just, and to accept the terms of the contracts agreed upon by you and your superiors?"_ _"In this life, and the next."_ _"Kneel, …

  • Fortuna's Wheel

    The priesthood of [[Gods of Men | Fortuna]] lacks any central structure. However, a sub-group within it known as the Wheel manages itself. Members of the Wheel pay homage to Fortuna by running temples that are also gaming halls. During festivals the Wheel …

  • Gods of the Gnomes

    *Leesha Roseheart* |_Greater Goddess_|*Alignment:* CG|*Portfolio:* Wanderlust, Farming, Halflings|*Dogma:* The world is like to the Greensward, and Leesha will always protect you if you call her name.|*Epithets:* the Hobbit Queen| Leesha Roseheart …

  • Religion in Arunë

    Religion in Arunë is a complex interwoven series of myths and legends. Myths are divided by geography and culture, some prevailing in certain areas while others are less important in those regions. For example, elves tend to place an emphasis on the …

  • Cleric Kits

    *Akemite (Northern Rite)* Spheres Available; Major: Combat, Guardian, Necromantic (reversed and normal), Healing Minor: Sun, Weather, Protection Weapon Availability: Staff, mace, flail, sickle, scythe Granted Powers; _Destroy Undead_ * …

  • Temples

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    The Temples of Arunë

    Other Gods

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    Other Gods

    Order of the Forge Divine

    Of all the knightly orders in the North, it is likely that the Order of the Forge Divine is the oldest and most esteemed. It traces its roots back to the end of the second Second Empire, when the Mileans ruled the North from the Cloud Sea to the Sea of …

  • Sacred Heralds

    There are those Roadwardens of Vaela who pledge themselves to service as Sacred Heralds, who carry messages throughout the North. There are few of them left, though they were once part of the public message-carrying system of the Second Empire. To …

  • The Scroll of Law

    The Scroll of Law is the holy text of the Hierean temple; it is actually several scrolls kept together and containing the history of the Creation, the War of Ascendence, and the revelations of the Hierean Oracles of the First and Second Empires. The …

  • Hierian Temple

    *Deity:* Haeron The worship of Haeron has its organizational center in the ancient land of the Avars; what is now the [[Thyrnesse | Third Empire]] lays claim to dominance of all Hierian worship in the entire world. However, that is not to say that …

  • Temple of the Rose

    *Deity:* Raya The worship of Raya is, like many lesser Gods and Goddesses, poorly organized in its structure. As the Goddess of freedom, her clerics mislike being told what to do and strongly object to organized hierarchy. However, in her aspect as the …

  • the Rayanad

    This book is a collection of Sixth Age poetry written by Alder deFroen. These poems are as close to central writings of the [[Temple of the Rose]] as anything ever created. They deal with the nature of the Goddess and of love, and of art, and of loss. It …

  • The Third Scroll of Oracles

    In the late age of men, a great darkness will befall them. The evils of the Dawn Times only sleep, and their slumber is light. Men shall turn from the Law and the Right And Hieros shall turn his face from the Empire, and it shall be made like …

  • Dwarven Religion

    _"Fire burns, water drowns,_ _"Air storms, stone endures."_ *_[[Saga of Illuminations]]_, Dwarvish Holy Text, 3rd Age*

    Reciting the Sagas, Clan Temples

    While [[Wind Elf Religion | the …

  • Saga of Illuminations

    *Kandar of Creation; K:1* Fire burns, water drowns, air storms, stone endures. Elves sing, men build, gnomes work, dwarves endure. The Earthfather made us of iron and stone. Eiri woke Baldr in …

  • The Forbidden Art

    _"Cursed is he who troubles the dead,"_ *_The Papyrus of Anki_, Third Book of the Dead*
    Necromancy. Just as the worship of the Necromancer is outlawed in most lands, so too is the use of Necromancy. …

  • Rite of Endings

    _"Cursed is he who troubles the dead,/ for the Gates of Death are closed./ Lost is the body that returns from the City/ for it has no breath, but unlife."_ *_The Papyrus of Anki_, Third Book of the Dead*

  • Temple of Suffering

    _"The Third Year of the Drought: The water does not come. The people in the Hearthland run hither and thither, and some carry with them the token of Hasht and say 'He is coming!' In the places where the most have …

  • Death Rituals

    _"Blessed is he who walks in Abdju,/ for that is the City of the Dead./ Blessed is he who passes the Gates of Death,/ for he walks in eternal life./ Blessed is he who has prepared for death,/ for he shall live …

  • Wind Elf Religion

    _"The Font of joy is the bosom of the Maker. Silver blessings descend from the Lord of Winds, and all good things spring from him. Go forth, children of the Wind, and sing the song that gladdens."_ *_Song of the …

  • Mannish Religion

    _"Religion is for the priesthood. Prayer is for the people."_ *Attributed to Lawkeeper Davyn de Valle, 8th Age*

    The cults of the North

    Religion in the northern regions of Arunë is …

  • Pact Magic

    _"It is a sorry wizard who relies on bargains to be powerful."_ *Varius Kaelus, minutes before his death*
    _"Let's find out."_ *Pact Magician Dabiko Ebun, …

  • Emerald Temple

    Temple of the Unconquered Sun

    *Deity:* Avauna The temple of Avauna has its origins in elvish worship, though men took up Avaunian practices almost as soon as they settled in the north. Originally, the heart of Avaunian worship was in the region near Bataille in the [[Thyrnesse | …

  • Halfling Religion

    _"When Machnanen raised his blade, the giants trembled! 'Ooo,' said he, 'So you've heard of the mighty Machnanen?'"_ *_Halfling Tales_, Songs of the Sward*
    Religion amongst halflings has many aspects …

  • Haeron

    _“The darkness has come upon the world and now walks among you. Who shall be bold enough to weed it out?”_ *_The Third Scroll of Oracles_, Hierean Holy Text* !http://www.elisanet.fi/silverweiss/ …

  • Tallial

    _"The Smith bowed his head, and to Tallial the Burning gave free reign. The fires spread, and the blood of men watered the earth."_ *_The Scroll of Legends_, Hierean holy text* !http://i2.photobucket.com/ …

  • Halor

    _"Always plan,"_ *Halorian Aphorism* !http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3674/russianmarshalsbaton18tbs5.gif(Captain's Baton)!
    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:* LN|*Portfolio:* Strategy, Tactics, …

  • Eleia

    Death and life and life and death, circle round with baited breath. Born in spring to die in fall, winter's wrath comes to all. *Eleian children's rhyme*
    !http://goddessofthenight.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/persephone1. …

  • Vaela

    Lady Vaela, shield the traveler. Shield the pilgrim, and the wanderer. Make the roads safe and the may the ways be always straight. *Vaelan prayer*
    !http://www.orderwhitemoon.org/goddess/Elen2.jpg(Standing Stone of Vaela …

  • Avauna

    (the Healer, the Everyoung, the Daystar)

    I name first the Gods from when world was young Noronë the wise, thy praises are sung as first Avena in power and grace. Named you the gardens that grew in that place... *The [[Maara …

  • Galos

    _"Magic is the *word*. The Aelloneans call it *pneuma*. The Zeshimites call it *mero*. It is the *breath* which gives magic power. The hands facilitate the release of energies, but all motive force must come from the *breath*. This is why …

  • Akem

    (the Grim-faced, the Grinner, the Ishtrian Death, the Absolute, the Watcher, the Master of the Keys, the Lord of the Seven Gates, the Silent One, Lord of the Underworld) *Greater God, TN* *Portfolio:* Death, the afterlife, spirits *Aliases:* Akanian, …

  • Leesha Roseheart

    *LEESHA* (Roseheart, the Laughing) *Greater God, NG* *Portfolio:* Wanderlust, farming halflings *Aliases:* None *Domain Name:* The Great Groves, Outlands *Superior:* None *Allies:* Pogrillius Tosscobble *Foes:* Ezishaya *Symbol:* A heart …

  • Temple of Leesha

    *Deity:* Leesha Roseheart The worship of Leesha is not centralized, but all Leeshan temples do share common links and ties. The so-called "temple" of Leesha is far less hierarchical than its name suggests. Each individual temple-site is considered to …

  • Sernis

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* NE|*Portfolio:* Secrets, ambition, thieves|*Dogma:* Knowledge is power; never let anyone share your knowledge unless you must|*Epithets:* the Whispered One, the Whisperer, Shadowhaunt| Sernis is a mysterious and …

  • Aros

    "Sing the song of fury, sing the winds to life! Sing the song of knowing, of ending and of strife!" *An Arodian Song*
    !(media-item-align-center){width:150px;height:122px}http://i40.tinypic.com/2s67oyf.png(Aros' Holy Symbol)! …

  • Dinismayl

    (the Winter Queen, the Bitch Queen, the Queen of Hunger, the Queen of Want) *Greater Goddess, NE* *Portfolio:* Winter, ice, snow, cruelty, greed, sorrow *Aliases:* None *Domain Name:* The Vale of Ice, Nullia *Superior:* None *Allies:* Glyrea * …

  • Eiri

    (the Earthfather, the Dwarf-father) Greater God, LG Portfolio: Mining, gems, crafting, adventuring Aliases: None Domain Name: Outland, Dwarvish Mountain (the Hall of the Ancestors) Superior: None Allies: Helden Stonemother, Brunr Forgefather, Glit …

  • Haparos

    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:* CG|*Portfolio:* Good luck|*Dogma:* Stay hopeful, as your luck will soon change|*Epithets:* the Luckbringer| Harapos is a servant of [[Fortuna]] and stands in direct opposition to [[Tailii]]. He is a happy-go-lucky god and a …

  • Fortuna

    _Intermediate Goddess_ *Alignment:* CN *Epithets:* the Fickle, the Lady, the Goddess, the Lady of the Wheel *Portfolio:* Fate, gambling, money, fortune, merchants *Aliases:* Tychéa *Domain Name:* The Golden Realm, Ysgard *Superior:* None *Allies:* …

  • Hasht

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* CE|*Portfolio:* Suffering|*Dogma:* Joy is in pain, beauty in screams|*Epithets:* the Shrieking, the Flayed One| Hasht is a god of suffering and pain, and his worshipers may seem to be masochists and madmen—and in fact, …

  • Heimir

    (the Joyful, the Drunken, the Laughing) *Lesser God, CG* *Portfolio:* Hospitality, alcohol, jests *Aliases:* None *Domain Name:* The Beergarden, Ysgard *Superior:* None *Allies:* Aros, Eleia, Haparos, Raya, Salan *Foes:* Halor, Rhamna, Taelii, …

  • Quill

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* LG|*Portfolio:* Scholarship, knowledge, invention, writing|*Dogma:* Preserve the past, understand the future|*Epithets:* the Wise, the Far-seeing| Quill is a wise god, and the patron of learning and the written word. …

  • Raya

    |_Intermediate Goddess_|*Alignment:* CG|*Portfolio:* Beauty, art, joy, freedom, love|*Dogma:* Do not harm that which is beautiful. Work hard to make a thing's interior match its exterior.|*Epithets:* the Rose-knight, the Fair| Raya is the goddess of …

  • Sarnon

    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:* LN|*Portfolio:* Weaving, fate, time|*Dogma:* Your actions have already been planned out in the tapestry of time|*Epithets:* the Weaver, the Inevitable, the Crippled| The Crippled God cannot leave his sanctuary within the …

  • Tharos

    |*Demigod*|*Alignment:* CE|*Portfolio:* Murder, betrayal, necromancy|*Dogma:* Kill lest you be killed, be the betrayer lest you be betrayed|*Epithets:* the Necromancer| Tharos was once a man, an ancient human sorcerer and the creator of the art of …

  • Vodei

    (the Rager, the Waverider, the Ruiner of Ships, the Twister of Ways) *Greater God, CE* *Portfolio:* The Sea, Merchants, storms, waves *Aliases:* Vodulfr, Kavalien *Domain Name:* The Deep Palace, Nullia *Superior:* None *Allies:* None *Foes:* …

  • Akanian

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Death|*Dogma:* Release the sorrows of life in death|*Epithets:* the Shadow| Akanian (also known as [[Kemr]] to the dwarves and [[Akem]] to men) is the specter of death. However, death is not the same to …

  • Mother Night

    "Beyond the Western Sea is the Wall of Night, a darkness that even the lamp of Noronye cannot pierce. There she waits, in exile, until the ending of the world, the dying of the light, to return and spread her wings across the land and blanket …

  • Beryl Ironfoot

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* LG|*Portfolio:* Warriors, war,bravery|*Dogma:* Protect the weak with your blade|*Epithets:* the Faithful| Beryl Ironfoot is the halfling and gnomish god of war; he is depicted in full plate armor, his face obscured by …

  • Halmun Deepdelve

    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Crafts, mining, stone, minerals, gems|*Dogma:* The only true good is hard work|*Epithets:* the Tireless| Halmun Deepdelve is the patron of rock gnomes and, as is the nature of rock gnomes, of ceaseless labor. …

  • Helden

    |_Greater Goddess_|*Alignment:* LG|*Portfolio:* Hearth, home, healing, fertility, war, protection, law|*Dogma:* Cleave to thy kin|*Epithets:* the Stonemother| Helden Stonemother is the chief goddess of the dwarves, looking down over the rest of the …

  • Kemr

    |_Greater God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Gateways, death|*Dogma:* Everyone must pass the threshold|*Epithets:* the Gatekeeper| Kemr is a strange God, rarely worshiped by dwarves outside of the funeral service and yet then universally worshiped. …

  • Anunë

    !(media-item-align-center){width:150px;height:122px}http://i40.tinypic.com/2s67oyf.png(Aros' Holy Symbol)! (the Wind Lord, the Poet, the Singing, the Fury) *Greater God, CG* *Portfolio:* wind, poetry, art, passion *Aliases:* Aros, Arodr *Domain …

  • Seniä

    |_Greater Goddess_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Nature, the moon, agriculture|*Dogma:* That which grows is good, and must be kept safe by the balance|*Epithets:* the Green Mother, the Lady of Balance, Moonmaker| Associated with Eminea of the pantheon …

  • Temple of Wars

    Tallial’s temple is quite small compared to the other major temples of the North. There are few people who worship that grim god, and those who do usually do so in order to AVERT the dangers of his attention rather than draw them. The Temple of Wars has …

  • Toynash

    |_Greater God_|*Alignment:* NE|*Portfolio:* Mud, rivers, rulership|*Dogma:* To rule is|*Epithets:* the Mud King| Toynash was the boldest of the Felnumen, the Mud Lords who ventured out of Valingas when [[Galos]] left the Garden in the Second Age. He …

  • Pogrillius Tosscobble

    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:* CG|*Portfolio:* Tricks, jokes, laughter, thievery|*Dogma:* There's nothing quite so wonderful as a joke and no joke as good as one at someone else's expense|*Epithets:* the Thief, the Tricky| Pogrillius Tosscobble was a …

  • Brunr

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* TN|*Portfolio:* Fire, forges, volcanoes|*Dogma:* Work is ceaseless|*Epithets:* the Forgemaster, the Fireheart, the Forge-lord, Brightbeard, the Forgefather| Brunr Brightbeard is one of [[ Eiri | Eiri's]] chief servants, …

  • Aloran

    |_Greater God_|*Alignment:* LN|*Portfolio:* Guardians, watchfulness, the wood|*Dogma:* All things must be kept safe.|*Epithets:* the Warden, the Watcher, Lord of the Wood| Husband of [[Seniä]] and the lord of the forests, Aloran is worshiped primarily …

  • Temple of Knowledge

    *Deity:* [[Quill]], Quilian Knowais The worship of Quill is divided along racial lines into two temples that share doctrine and belief systems but do not share organizational structures. These are the human Temple of Knowledge and the gnomish Temple of …

  • Quilian Knowais

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* LG|*Portfolio:* Scholarship, knowledge, invention|*Dogma:* Preserve the past, understand the future|*Epithets:* the Wise, the Farseeing| Quilian Knowais is the gnomish incarnation of the god of knowledge known to men as …

  • Ashad

    |_Intermediate God_|*Alignment:* CE|*Portfolio:* Orcs, slaughter, pillage|*Dogma:* Take what is yours, strike down who stands in your way!|*Epithets:* the Lord of Bones, the Slaughterer, the Jealous| Ashad was one of the more powerful of the Mud Gods, …

  • Druidic Order

    *Deity:* [[Seniä]]/[[Eminea]], [[Aloran]]; to a lesser extent [[Tulä]] *Alignment:* TN !http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs28/f/2008/125/2/e/Druid_by_higherdepths.jpg(High Druid)! The disorganized and scattered followers of Aloran are not the only …

  • Rhamna

    "I bring fire. I bring the sword. I visit vengeance on your household."
    *The Scroll of Legends, Hierean Holy Text*
    !http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/nemesis.jpg(Rhamna)! |_Lesser Goddess_|* …

  • Talifer

    |_Lesser God_|*Alignment:*CG|*Portfolio:* War, fools, love|*Dogma:* Give of yourself endlessly to whatever you undertake|*Epithets:* the Fool, the Foolhardy, the Brave, the Lover| Talifer is the god of foolishness, of rushing into the breach. He is …

  • Eri∂

    |_Intermediate Goddess_|*Alignment:* CE|*Portfolio:* War, warriors, battle|*Dogma:* There is no joy or honor but death and blood|*Epithets:* Crowfeeder, Tombbuilder, Sonslayer| Eri∂ is one of Helden Stonemother's children. She is a wayward warrior; …

  • The Scroll of Migrations

    We are what is within us to be. Let it be known! The tribes of men have come upon the standing stone in the waste, and it spake unto us and it said LO I AM THE HAMMERER WHO BRINGS JUSTICE, and we knew it to be true. So among us were the artifactors the …

  • Noronë

    *(the Daystar)* *Greater God, NG* *Portfolio:* the sun, day, summer, growth, change, life *Aliases:* Avauna *Domain Name:* *Superior:* None *Allies:* Lumiä, Aloran, Eminea, Tulä *Foes:* Hasht *Symbol:* A sunburst *Worshiper Alignment:* Any good …

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