Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

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Mal
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Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

Post Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:43 am

These are the gods I use in my home game setting, the Valorian Realms.

Relegion in Valoria

In the lands of the Valorian realms the people worship four gods. Depending on the area, most temples will be dedicated to one of the four gods, though they may have small shrines for the other gods as well.
Most clerics begin their training as acolytes around the age of thirteen, though orphans being raised from very young ages as acolytes is not unheard of.

The Cardinal Gods

Gygax the Creator
Before the dawn of time the great god, Gygax the Creator, willed the world plane into existence. But even though he willed the laws of the plane and the beings that inhabated it into being, the raw material remained unstructured.
Gygax is represented by an icosahedron.


Arnson the Worldforger

Arnson the Worldforger took what Gygax had created and shaped it into the world that is, though much has changed since that beginning. He raised the mighty mountains, carved the deep caves and even cut the horizon like a fine gem.
It was in the acts of the two great gods that the twin goddesses of the sun and moon were born.
Arnson is represented by a compass rose.


Therin the Burning Light

Therin was born of the hope given by the rays of the sun. She is all that is good and pure in the world, prizing faith and goodness above all. Her paladins carry her light to all the dark places of the world.
Therin is represented by a stylized sun.


Alorien the Weeping Moon

Alorien is the twin sister of Therin. She so loved her twin that she took all the vile things in the world that would crush her sister's light and hid them in the darkness, binding them there with her own power. Now she weeps for the sister she loves but can never see. Above all Alorien values compassion.
Alorien is represented by a crescent moon and tear.
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Re: Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

Post Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:31 am

Nice homage.
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Re: Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

Post Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:37 pm

Thanks, I thought it was deserved. :)
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Post Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:24 am

Bit... un-subtle, though.
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Re: Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

Post Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:40 am

I was thinking of going the Gigas/Gigah (Swiss phonetic pronunciation) and Arn/Son of Arn route myself.
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Re: Cardinal Gods (pantheon from my home game)

Post Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:04 pm

LibraryLass wrote:Bit... un-subtle, though.
I felt the subtlety was wasted on the bulk of by players, who only started a year or so ago and had no idea who created the pasttime they now enjoy. :|
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