Elsir Religion

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Dec 7th, 2018

  • Page created. Core Pantheon added.
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COSMOLOGY

The people of the Elsir Vale and Shentulka follow the World Axis cosmology (4E D&D Manual of the Planes p6), where the world has echoes called the Shadowfell and Feywild, and two large outer planar regions: the Elemental Chaos (home to individual planes and locations such as The City of Brass and The Abyss) and the Astral Sea (Pandemonium, The Nine Hells, Arvandor, etc).

These deities are a tightened pantheon of the the inhabitants of The West that brought their beliefs with them when they settled the eastern lands.

Of course other fringe regions and people may have their own deities that they worship (sometimes alongside the standard pantheon).

The Shentulkan humans and many other racial groups present before the people came from the West practised animism and venerated spirits. Many still do.

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DAWN WAR PANTHEON

Here is an outline of the core deities of the Elsir Region and beyond. These deities are usually known throughout the world.

There no rules information below. That is because this page is more for use and easy reference within play and is more reflective of the campaign setting than the rules of the game. (This also means the charts remain relevant no matter what system we use and even if adding things like cleric domains, they constantly evolve and are added to, so the charts quickly become outdated anyway. It should become pretty obvious which domains would be associated with each deity given the information that is presented below.)

The biggest event to affect the pantheon, is of course the recent fall of Bahamut. The Platinum Dragon is still presented below, as many still honor him (some of whom believe the great dragon god went into hiding and is not defeated).

Deity Name Al' Spheres of Influence Favoured By Symbol(s) & Weapon Home (Sources/References)
Bahamut - The Platinum Dragon LG Justice, honor, nobility, protection, wind, wisdom Dragonborn, dragons, paladins, knights, monarchs, defenders Dragon's head in profile, star over nebula Mount Mertion - Celestia (4E D&D Player's Handbook p21; 4E D&D Divine Power p124; 4E D&D Draconomicon Metallic Dragons p204; 3E D&D Draconomicon p32; 2E D&D Monster Mythology p105)
Moradin - The Soul Forger LG Creation, smithing, family, loyalty, mining Dwarves, artisans, smiths, miners Hammer & anvil, warhammer 'Soulhammer' ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p126)
Avandra NG Change, luck, trade, travel, freedom Traders, merchants, adventurers, sailors, explorers, halflings Backpack, waves ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p21; 4E D&D Divine Power p124)
Pelor NG Sun, summer, agriculture, time, light Desert dwellers, farmers, human commoners Sun ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p126)
Corellon Larethian CG Arcane magic, spring, beauty, the arts, war People of Bael Nerath, fey, eladrin, artists, musicians, bards, eldritch knights, Knights of Cendriane Crescent moon, starburst, longsword 'Sahandrian' ? (5E D&D Mordenkainien's Tome of Foes chapter2; 4E D&D Player's Handbook p21; 4E D&D Divine Power p124; 3E D&D Races of the Wild p20; 2E D&D Monster Mythology p21)
Sehanine Moonbow CG Trickery, moon, love, autumn, illusions, dreams, journeys, subtle magic, the dead, transcendence, travel Illusionists, enchanters, scouts, thieves, rogues, diviners, mystics Misty crescent with full moon, quarterstaff 'Moonshaft', longsword 'Moonblade' ? (5E D&D Mordenkainien's Tome of Foes chapter2; 4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p127; 3E D&D Races of the Wild p23; 2E D&D Monster Mythology p22)
Erathis LN Civilization, invention, laws, history Rulers, judges, pioneers, devoted citizens, tinkers, sages Half a cog ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p21; 4E D&D Divine Power p124)
Ioun N Knowledge, prophecy, skill Sages, wizards, seers, tacticians Eye with teardrop, book ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p21; 4E D&D Divine Power p125)
Io - The Ninefold Dragon N Creation, Iomandra, dragonkind Only a few very old and wise dragons ? ? (2E D&D Monster Mythology p104)
Melora N Wilderness, sea Outlanders, rangers, beast handlers, hunters, sailors, sea kin Scallop shell, wave ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p126)
The Raven Queen N Death, fate, winter Priests & shamans that perform funerary rites Raven's head Shadowfell (4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p127)
Kord CN Storms, strength, battle, courage Marines, sailors, fighters, athletes, goliaths Lightning in fist, longsword ? (4E D&D Player's Handbook p22; 4E D&D Divine Power p126)
Asmodeus - Lord of the Nine Hells LE Power, domination, wealth, prestige, might, oppression Power seekers, the wealthy or seekers of wealth, warlocks Clawed fist gripping skull, inverted pentagram, mace 'Ruby Rod' Fortress Malsheem on Nessus ninth layer of Hell (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p162; 3E D&D Book of Vile Darkness p165; 2E D&D Tyrants of the Nine Hells p155)
Bane LE War, conquest, strife, hatred, tyranny, fear ? Three-fingered claw, gauntlet 'The Black Hand' ? (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p162)
Tiamat LE Wealth, greed, vengeance, envy Dragons, dragonspawn, draconians, dragonborn Dragon head with five claw marks, five-headed dragon, five dragon heads or claws arranged as a star Tytherion the Endless Night (Astral Sea) (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p163; 4E D&D Draconomicon Chromatic Dragons p244; 3E D&D Draconomicon p35; 2E D&D Monster Mythology p107)
Torog - The King That Crawls NE Torture, Underdark, imprisonment, pain Jailers, torturers Chains, hook, manacles, sickle 'Sickle of Agony', serrated longsword Den of Gargash - Underdark (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p163; 4E D&D Underdark p156)
Vecna - The Maimed God NE Undeath, secrets, necromancy Undead, necropolitans, necromancers Hand with eye in palm, broken skull None (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p163; 4E D&D Open Grave p212; 3E D&D Libris Mortis p174)
Zehir NE Darkness, poison, serpents Assassins Serpent ? (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p163)
Gruumsh - The One-Eyed CE Turmoil, destruction, strength, survival Ravagers, pirates, barbarians Unblinking red eye, spear 'The Bloodspear' ? (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p162)
Lolth - Demon Queen of Spiders CE Spiders, shadows, lies, darkness Assassins Spider, poisoned dagger ? (4E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p163; 4E D&D Monster Manual 2 p126; 3E D&D Races of the Wild p23; 2E D&D Monster Mythology p62)
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