Deities & Demigods

Pantheons:

Divine ranks:

Western pantheon

This is the most commonly worshipped pantheon throughout western Eridor, and in particular the Crescent Shores.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Boccob Neutral Magic Knowledge
Ehlonna Neutral Good Forests Life, Nature
Erythnul Chaotic Evil Slaughter War
Fharlanghn Neutral Travel Knowledge, Life
Garl Glittergold Lawful Good Gnomes Trickery
Heironeous Lawful Good Valor War
Hextor Lawful Evil Tyranny War
Istus Neutral Fate Knowledge
Kord Chaotic Good Strength Tempest, War
Nerull Neutral Evil Death Death
Obad-Hai Neutral Nature Nature
Olidammara Chaotic Neutral Rogues Trickery
Pelor Neutral Good Sun, Healing Life, Light
St. Cuthbert Lawful Neutral Retribution Knowledge
Vecna Neutral Evil Secrets Knowledge
Wee Jas Lawful Neutral Death, Magic Death, Grave, Knowledge
Yondalla Lawful Good Halflings Life

Morndinsamman, the dwarven pantheon

The Morndinsamman, loosely translated to “shield brothers on high” or “high dwarves” in the Common tongue, is the given name to the pantheon of the dwarves.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Abbathor Neutral Evil Greed Trickery
Dumathoin True Neutral Buried secrets Death, Grave, Knowledge
Moradin Lawful Good Dwarves Knowledge, Forge

Seldarine, the elven pantheon

The Seldarine is the given name to the pantheon of the elves. It is divided into two aspects: the Light (simply called Seldarine) and the Dark Seldarine.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Corellon Larethian Chaotic Good Elves Light
Sehanine Moonbow Chaotic Good Elves Grave, Knowledge, Light

Dark Seldarine

The Dark Seldarine covers the various entities worshipped by the fallen night elves.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Eilistraee Chaotic Good Drow exiles Life, Light
Lolth Chaotic Evil Drow Trickery

The orcish pantheon

The deities worshipped by most of the orcs of Orth.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Gruumsh Chaotic Evil Orcs, War Tempest, War
Luthic Lawful Neutral Orcs, Fertility Life, Nature

Monstrous pantheon

Outside of human, and demi-human, controlled lands other deities have far more followers and influence.

Name Alignment Portfolio Domains
Bahamut Lawful Good Metallic dragons Life, War
Kurtulmak Lawful evil Kobolds Trickery
Maglubiyet Lawful Evil Goblinoids War
Tharizdun Chaotic Evil Eternal darkness Trickery, Death
Tiamat Lawful Evil Chromatic dragons Trickery

Divine rank

The deities of Orth are immortal beings with power beyond mortal capabilities. They all share a divine spark that allows them to fulfill their roles, but eons of interaction – from indifferent coexistence to violent opposion – have helped establish the ranks and relationships that define the divine stratum.

The gods are independent of mortals for their power, though it’s clear that many use worshipers to augment their power. Deities such as Corellon Larethian, Garl Glittergold, Gruumsh, and Yondalla are deeply concerned with their worshipers and undoubtedly draw some power from them. Boccob is infamous for his indifference toward worshipers, while St. Cuthbert and Vecna are notorious for starting in their path to godhood as mere mortals that once walked the land.

Demigods

Demigods are the weakest of the deities. A demigod can grant spells and perform a few deeds that are beyond mortal limits. A demigod has anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand devoted mortal worshipers and may receive veneration or respect from many more. A demigod controls a small godly realm (usually on an Outer Plane) and has minor control over a portfolio that includes one or more aspects of mortal existence.

A demigod might be very accomplished in a single skill or a group of related skills, or be able to bring about minor changes in reality itself related to the portfolio. For example, a demigod of thieves might be able to change a stolen item so that it is no longer recognizable.

Lesser deities

Lesser deities grant spells and can perform more powerful deeds than demigods can. Lesser deities have anywhere from a few thousand to tens of thousands of worshipers and control larger godly realms than demigods. They also have keener senses where their portfolios are concerned.

Intermediate deities

Intermediate deities have hundreds of thousands of mortal worshipers and control larger godly realms than demigods or lesser deities.

Greater deities

These entities may have millions of mortal worshipers, and they command respect even among other deities. In some pantheons, the most powerful of greater deities rule over other lesser deities just as mortal sovereigns rule over commoners.

Divine Portfolios

Every deity has certain aspects of existence over which it has focus, dominion, power, and control. Collectively, these aspects represent the deity’s portfolio. Deities are intimately concerned about and involved in their portfolios, and they are often strongest in power when acting within the bounds of their portfolios.

One or more deities may share certain portfolio elements. For example, Boccob and Wee Jas both have magic as an element of their portfolios.