Legends in Isaldor
New Pantheon of Isaldor
Gods by Alignment
Valorium: King of the Gods
God of Order, Justice, and Nobility, he is the most revered god of the Human races, both Archons and Imperials. His holy symbol is a tip-down sword with a fist gripping the pommel. His followers are unique for their sense of righteousness. His clerics carry swords and shields.
Za’Aran (Eregyr): Hero God
God of Service and Loyalty. Imperials of the south believe that the hero known as Eregyr ascended and became Za’Aran when he proved himself to the gods by sacrificing himself to save them in the First Total War. Archons refute this and say that he was a mortal who died, and not an Archon. In Archon religion, they are the only humans with the possibility of ascending to godhood, since they are the pure-blooded offspring of Valorium and Sera. His symbol is a broken falchion. His warrior clerics wield Scimitars.
Sera: The Winged Queen
Daughter of Vera, she is the defender of the weak. She has the Wings of Mercy to lift up the downtrodden. Her followers are noted for their charitable nature. Her symbol is a dove’s wing. Her clerics wield maces with heads shaped like multiple wings.
Belefas: Ocean-tamer or The Sower
She is the daughter of Sera and Valorium and the official goddess of transportation and industriousness. She favors no one people, but takes any and all comers who are willing to labor to purify their souls. She does not tolerate poor treatment of servants. She has become the symbol of liberation for slaves. Her holy symbol is a broken shackle. Her clerics wield mattocks.
Gaia: The Wild Queen
She is the goddess of wildlife and of the wilderness. Her followers are not much like her at all and are very “zen,” staying in touch with the wild spirits. Most are druids or other tribal peoples who rely on hunting and gathering for sustenance. She occupies and rules the land of the fey. Others who may worship her do so because of her wily demeanor. She is the patron deity of the elves. Her clerics wield spears and javelins.
Wotan: The Allfather, Time-Keeper, or Glory Singer
Wotan is the god of Glory and the father of the dwarves, and unbeknownst to most mortals, the giants. He is also the inventor of language in the form of runes. He sings the runic words, either operatically or in a chant, to an immense spherical tablet that has no beginning or end. As he does so, he carves out runes with great, deep meaning, with a hammer and chisel. As the sphere turns, it is forever changed. It is called the Heart of the World, since it holds the saga of the world upon it. Warriors who seek glory want their deeds to be sung by him, to be immortalized forever. He is also the God of scribes and scholars. His clerics wear spherical beads and carry hammers.
Cissaro: The Advocate
God of Law and Honesty. Son of Valorium and Sera, he is the pragmatic. His followers are lawyers and philosophers and are sworn to never lie or bear false witness. His holy symbol is a scale with a tongue on one side and a heart on the other. His warrior clerics carry flanged maces or flails.
Krang: The Warrior
God of Warfare and of the forge. He sees all life as unworthy of note unless it is tested. His famous quote is, “Steel and flesh are both forged stronger through the test, be it the test of fire or of the fight.” His symbol is a great-axe. His clerics carry axes.
Vesper: Goddess of Beauty
She is also the goddess of coin, for true beauty is not free. Her followers are noted for their consummate love of coin and what it can buy. She is the patron deity of halflings. She is known to have an overwhelmingly positive reaction to self-sacrifice. Her lover was Eregyr. Her clerics are known to wield slings and bows.
Nihil: “Bitch Queen”
Goddess of disaster and also of peace. She focuses on the idea that all peace has a price and that price is as steep as is possible. She demands sacrifice and condemns the idea of possession of worldly things. Her followers are marked by an almost masochistic obsession with obedience. Her holy symbol is a sacrificial dagger raised, point-up. Her clerics use short swords and daggers.
She is the goddess of thieves and fortune-hunters. She is the embodiment of ambition and greed. She is also known as the map-maker, for her spies know where everything in the world is located at all times. Her clerics can be mistaken for having taken a vow of silence, but they are simply not allowed to directly speak to anyone. Her symbol is a pair of red lips, often depicted as a red oval. Her clerics wear black cloaks and have the ability to throw their voice, like as in ventriloquism. Her clerics wield felt-lined clubs called blackjacks that make very little noise when they strike.
Liliura: The Widow
She is the Goddess of passion and is known as the Avenging Goddess. Her followers are marked by their need to dramatize everything. She is an actress and a master manipulator and is known to actually be the most beautiful of the goddesses. Her clerics have the ability to disguise themselves as anyone once per day. Her holy symbol is a thorny rose and her clerics wield whips. Supplicants go to her to have enemies killed and wrongs avenged. She is the goddess of assassins, everywhere.
Odamemuron: The Aberrant King
God of Undeath, he is actually a construct of Sith’s made of the bodies of two of Valorium’s sons. He did so to keep him company in the underworld. He ferries souls to the afterlife and is known for his whimsical nature. He likes playing games. If he is not paid his share to ferry the dead, then he exacts his price by raising the dead as living corpses until they serve their purpose. (compare to “Baron Samedhi”) His clerics wield quarterstaves.
No one would really advertise that this is who they followed, unless they were servants of these patron deities.
Hedoratus: The Spited
God of spiteful retribution and of torture, he rewards pain and condemns empathy. He often sends his servant, Mephistopheles, to tempt mortals with power at the cost of their souls. These souls are to be tortured and eventually turned into demons, themselves. His holy symbol is a flayed man. His clerics wield torture instruments that deal non-lethal damage.
Hel: The Weeping Lady
Goddess of Plagues, she is a kind of “watch the world burn” kind of goddess. She hasn’t many worshippers, but many who follow her do so out of fear. She is the patron deity of extortion. Her holy symbol is a bleached skull with a worm going through the eye sockets. Her clerics wield hand-scythes and are noted for being completely mad with fear and woe.