Deities & Demigods
- Western pantheon
- Morndinsamman, the dwarven pantheon
- Seldarine, the elven pantheon
- The orcish pantheon
- Monstrous pantheon
This is the most commonly worshipped pantheon throughout western Eridor, and in particular the Crescent Shores.
|Ehlonna||Neutral Good||Forests||Life, Nature|
|Garl Glittergold||Lawful Good||Gnomes||Trickery|
|Kord||Chaotic Good||Strength||Tempest, War|
|Pelor||Neutral Good||Sun, Healing||Life, Light|
|St. Cuthbert||Lawful Neutral||Retribution||Knowledge|
|Wee Jas||Lawful Neutral||Death, Magic||Death, Grave, Knowledge|
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.
|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.
|Corellon Larethian||Chaotic Good||Elves||Light|
|Sehanine Moonbow||Chaotic Good||Elves||Grave, Knowledge, Light|
The Dark Seldarine covers the various entities worshipped by the fallen night elves.
|Eilistraee||Chaotic Good||Drow exiles||Life, Light|
The orcish pantheon
The deities worshipped by most of the orcs of Orth.
|Gruumsh||Chaotic Evil||Orcs, War||Tempest, War|
|Luthic||Lawful Neutral||Orcs, Fertility||Life, Nature|
Outside of human, and demi-human, controlled lands other deities have far more followers and influence.
|Bahamut||Lawful Good||Metallic dragons||Life, War|
|Tharizdun||Chaotic Evil||Eternal darkness||Trickery, Death|
|Tiamat||Lawful Evil||Chromatic dragons||Trickery|
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 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 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 have hundreds of thousands of mortal worshipers and control larger godly realms than demigods or lesser deities.
- Sehanine Moonbow
- St. Cuthbert
- Wee Jas
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.
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.