In the World of Sulerin, Gods are not nameless and disinterested entities. No, the gods of Sulerin take great interest in what transpires in the realm of mortals and they are constantly vigilant to ensure that the power they receive from mortal worship continues to grow and expand. At the same time, gods are beings of incredible power, but one cannot simply appear in the sky over all the lands and command the mortals below to worship or beware! The Great Pact forbids such revealing of a deity's power and the power of the other gods prevents one rogue god from just doing as it likes and breaking the Pact. Instead, gods work through mortals like a vast and intricate game of chess, never directly revealing themselves but granting powers to chosen worshipers and occasionally making their presence known in mysterious ways. Only tremendous displays of faith, sacrifice, and worship accompanied by great gatherings of followers even allows one of the Great Gods to manifest an Avatar to its followers; the majority of the time a gods followers must act on their own faith.
Recent history has given birth to a new pantheon which has risen above the old. During the time known as the Black Scourge the Dark God rose in power and many of the Ancient Twenty fell from the heavens to be seen no more. Relatively few years later, with the Dark God was banished back beyond the Divine Veil, its worshipers scattered and hunted, new gods rose from the ashes of the old. Some bear the same names as those of old and others were gods of minor consequence before the Dark God came, and some were of unknown origin and entirely new to this world.
Now, generations later, the Great Faiths have against spread across the world to be worshiped by the Great Races, vying for the power of mortal prayer. There are cautious whispers that the Dead Gods of old still visit those who have kept the faith all these years and rumors that gods of the Low Races have grown in power since the arrival of the Great Faiths.
The Great Faiths
Called the God of Life, Bane of Darkness, and the Bringer of Spring. Arden's portfolio includes spells whose aspects relate to charity, healing, well being, purity, prosperity, peace, mercy, compassion, protection, communication, understanding, minor divination, and safety.
Called the Breaker, the Master of Despair, and the Bringer of Doom and Destruction. Azhull's portfolio includes aspects of disease, woe, sickness, suffering, turmoil, chaos, evil deeds, anger, famine, panic, nightmares, torture, and aggression.
Called the Lord Luck, the Wild God, Bast, and the Beast Within. Baeast's portfolio includes aspects of chance, luck, animals, and the elements.
Called the God of the Drakher, the Lord of Shadows, the Earth Mason, the Blackforge, the Lord of Darkness, He Who Waits, and the Dwarven Lord. Brakah's portfolio includes aspects of concealment, creation, building, elemental earth, undead, the underworld, twilight, darkness, tradition, fortitude, sacrifice, cold, and craft.
Called the Goddess of the Waters, the Traveler, Emmor, and the Mother of the Moon. Chishleen's portfolio includes aspects of elemental water, tranquility, passion, emotions, passage, travelers, commerce, weather, trade, denizens of the sea, the moon, and navigation.
Called the One and Mighty, the Warrior, the Thunderer, and the Fire King. Daer-Koch's portfolio includes aspects of elemental fire, strength, great deeds, glory, heroism, adventure, combat, valor, bravery, tactics, and excessive displays of power.
Called the Dark Insinuator, the False Hope, the Black Harlequin, the Trickster and the Traitor. Hiteh's portfolio includes aspects of perversion, deceit, self-righteousness, greed, wealth, lies, flagellation, envy, trickery, avarice, corruption, punishment, illusion, and subversion.
Called the Temptress, the Elfin Goddess, the Dancing Mother, the Artist, the Green God. Illustree's portfolio includes aspects of dance, music, celebration, harvest, fertility, health, motherhood, bardic traditions, hedonism, culture, art, meditation, music, plants, sex, faeries, festival, and pleasure.
Called the Righteous Lord, the Sun God, Bringer of Light, Banisher of Darkness, the Good Spirit, and the Protector. Lathidus's portfolio includes aspects of warmth, light, cleansing, valor, law, eradication of evil, rulership, the sun, justice, judgement, investigation, and truth.
Called the Wanderer, Lord of Secrets, the Shadow Master, Father Time. Shistar's portfolio includes aspects of magic, mysticism, secrets, shadows, time, knowledge, exploration, the planes, summoning, dreams, and mystery.
Called the Dead One, the One, the Black Sun, the Dark Spring, Zeboab, the Reaper of Souls, and the Bringer of Peace. Zhakrin's portfolion includes aspects of death, completion, endings, perfection, the physical body, darkness, unity, eternity, power, devotion, law, black necromancy, and domination.
The Lupinal Gods
Called the God of the Hunt. Acerak is a god of the Lupinal. Acerak's portfolio includes aspects of protection, combat, fire, travel, leadership, physical perfection, strength, ferocity, wildness, hunting, provision, and animals.
Called the Lord of the Stars. Dauwan Dal-daul is a god of the Lupical. Dauwan Dal-Daul's portfolio includes aspects of enlightenment, peace, dicipline, stars, knowledge, history, tradition, meditation, dreams, freedom, magic, the wind, holiness, and patronage.
Called the Goddess of Fellowship. Genhaedi is a god of the Lupinal. Genhaedi's portfolio includes aspects of healing, health, guidance, blessings, fortification, assistance, motherhood, fertility, peace, justice, plants, water, earth, and the moon.