Abridged History of the 10th Age
Gods of the Elves
|Greater God||Alignment: CG||Portfolio: Weather, Winds, Arts||Dogma: Perfect yourself in your own way. Everything you do is a prayer to your maker.||Epithets: the Wind Lord|
The creator-god of the Elves, Anunë is also the Wind-Lord. It is said that he made the elves for Tulä as a gift to seal their love, crafting them out of a leaf-shaped brooch of silver. Anunë is the patron deity of art, poetry, weather, and the winds. His temples are always adorned with beautiful elven silver, senabrias, and always have openings (whether coupalas or open balustrades) in the four cardinal directions to allow the wind to travel throughout the temple.
Anunë’s holy symbol is a four-directional representation of the wind. His colors are blue and silver.
|Intermediate Goddess||Alignment: NG||Portfolio: Springtime, rebirth||Dogma:||Epithets: Mistress of Spring|
|Intermediate Goddess||Alignment: CG||Portfolio: The sea, sorrows||Dogma:||Epithets: Mistress of the Seas, Lady of the Waters|
|Intermediate God||Alignment: TN||Portfolio: Death||Dogma:||Epithets: Grim-faced, the Grinner|
|Intermediate God||Alignment: LN||Portfolio: Time, weaving||Dogma:||Epithets: the Weaver, the Crippled|
|Intermediate Goddess||Alignment: NG||Portfolio: The Sun, Light, Healing||Dogma: Walk proud in the light of the sun and behave as if the darkness of night cannot hide your wrongdoing.||Epithets: the Daystar|
Noronë was often thought of as the overall creator of the world of Arunë in the early Ages of the world. However, she is now considered to be nothing more than a powerful deity of Valingas. She is also known as Avauna by men, and her area of control is the Lamp of the Sun and Healing.
Her temples as built by the Elves are often bedecked with gold and bright gemstones. Wood Elves tend to worship her in autumn groves while Wind Elves and other city-dwellers tend to place their temples in the hearts of their cities, tall golden spires pointing up to the Lamp of the Sun.
Her symbol is a sunburst and her colors are gold and white.
Servants of Noronë
|Lesser God||Alignment: CN||Portfolio: Magic, Prophecy||Dogma: The ways of magic are strange and mysterious, and so is the world. Study it with detachment and temperance and remember that no villain remains so forever.||Epithets: the Apostate, the Betrayer|
Not often worshiped by the elves, Lumiä was once the hated Enemy who throughout the early Ages of the world served as its chief evil. Now that he has been rehabilitated by the century following his blinding in which he wandered Anurë as a prophet. There are few elves who worship him and fewer who act as his clerics. However, there are those that do – they are often given a wide berth by their kin. They follow the same strictures as those humans who worship Galos, wearing masks of ivory and studying the flow of magic.
Spheres Available: All (major), Astral (major), Divination (major), Necromantic (minor), Summoning (minor), Plant (minor)
Lumiä’s symbol is a five-faceted gemstone of emerald, and his color is green.
|Lesser God||Alignment: NG||Portfolio: War, Fools||Dogma: Bring the fight to your enemies, and strike them down.||Epithets: the Fool, the Wounded|
Talifer is the God of Fools and war. Many elves believe war is a foolhardy effort (mostly leisurely nobles) and thus Talifer has garnered a reputation as the fool. He is perpetually wounded, carrying one arm in a sling in all depictions. He is armed with a falcata and a longsword, and when the time for war comes songs are often composed in his honor. The priests of Talifer are usually young, brazen elves who believe in a headstrong rush to violence.
His temples are usually small shrine-like affairs situated near major population centers or on the sites of great elvish battles.
Talifer’s symbol is a falcata over a shield, and his colors are red and white.
|Greater God||Alignment: LN||Portfolio: Guardianship||Dogma: Obey the strictures, and tread not in the sacred places. The forest is your mother, your father, and your lord.||Epithets: the Warden, the Watcher|
Aloran is a god worshiped by the wood-elves far more than by any of the other strains, though some of the Reavers and Refusers also devote a great deal of worship to him. Aloran is often depicted in a cloak of matted leaves with a hood of the same, though sometimes he is simply a “green man,” made from vegetation itself. He is associated with borders and woodlands, and is the uncaring enforcer of the wood-elvish lands.
His colors are green and brown, and his symbol is a vine entwined with a rod. His priests are known to live in hermitages and sometimes in wilderness monastic houses. His temples are always woven of plants that have grown together by his will, and never constructed from hewn materials.
|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 Lady of Balance, the Green Mother|
Associated with Eleia of the pantheon of men, Senia is much different than the carefree aspect of Eleia. She is the consort of Aloran, and her clerics are beholden to the things which live and grow in the world. She takes no sides, or rather takes all sides. That which endangers the growth of all green things in the world is her purview.
Wood elves build her no temples, but rather small shrines of overgrown stone in lonely wooded places. While this is true in the woods, Wind Elves build her elaborate temples, with silver tracey. Much art and poetry is devoted to her, and it is said that the Silver Road is under her protection. Her symbol is a leather glove wrapped with vines, much like Aloran’s. Her colors are brown and white.
"It’s a legend among elves in the Valelands that the full moon used to last only one night, but over the years, prayers and sacrifices to Senia have increased her power, and now she is able to keep the moon full for four days instead of one"
|Intermediate God||Alignment: LG||Portfolio: Laws, Justice, and Metalworking||Dogma:The Law is like worked gold – finely made and beautiful.||Epithets: the Smith, the Hammer|
Lord of smiths, Caleron is associated with Haeron, whom men worship. He is the elf-smith, the goldworker, the master of crafts. Many elven artisans worship Calëron and his temples are adorned with fantastic craftsmanship.
The elvish Shadow-Gods are the evil companions of the other Lords and Ladies of Valingas. They pander to the darker side of Elvish nature, and indeed some have won adherents amongst the other races as well.
|Intermediate God||Alignment: CE||Portfolio: Shadow, Night, Thieves, Tricksters||Dogma:||Epithets|
Seäd is the lord of shadows, the night, and thieves. It is said by the elves that he was once an elf, taken as a husband by Mother Night, the Trollish goddess. Many Ashblades worship Seäd in the hope that he will dog their steps with shadows. Seäd is also a notorious trickster god, who frequently attempts to get the better of the other elf-gods in a light-hearted (OR not so light-hearted) way.
|Intermediate Goddess||Alignment: NE||Portfolio: Disease, Fire||Dogma:||Epithets:|
|Lesser God||Alignment: LE||Portfolio: Corruption, Money||Dogma:||Epithets:|