Vagabonds of Lothilia
Gods of Lothilia
There are more than 1000 gods in the Celestial Hierarchy and listing them all would take a great deal of time. But for the most part, these gods can be arranged into smaller pantheons, each with a head deity. Then there are other gods that demand mention in their own right and have become more popular than other gods in their pantheon. Therefore, below is a handful of some of the most powerful gods in Lothilia.
- Hoelah, God of Civilization – The head of the Gladian Pantheon before being conquered by Elric. Hoelah was considered an emperor god, ruling over all other gods. It is the patron deity of Gladia and frequently featured in government buildings. His favored form is that of a regal human in purple robes with laurel crown.
- Rela, Goddess of the Hunt – A favored goddess among the feyfolk, Rela is a protector goddess. She is said to hunt down dangerous beasts, making her well respected by hunters. Many bows, her weapon of choice, carry her symbol. She appears as either an Elf or an Eladrin clad in the skins of dangerous beasts.
- Aris, Goddess of the Water – Featured on fountains, aquaducts and bridges all over, Aris is a Goddess that most people make sure to please. Said to have a short temper, Aris will punish those who mistreat her. She often appears as a woman, sometimes human, sometimes Elven, covered in a dress made of raging waters.
- Ha’Zel the Righteous Shadow – Once a Tiefling mortal, Ha’Zel is a favored god by the downtrodden and bounty hunters alike. He also has a huge Tiefling following, being the only Tiefling deity. When his parents where murdered, Ha’Zel became dedicated to justice. In life, he hunted all manner of evil and after his death, he rose as a deity dedicated to justice. Striking from the shadows, Ha’Zel and his divine servants hunt down evil, punish the wicked and protect the innocent.
- Aros, Goddess of the Moon – A shape shifting goddess, Aros claims domain over a variety of things, including the oceans, night, and a variety of other things. It is unknown if Shifters were the first to worship Aros, but many Aros claim her as the patron deity to all Shifters.
- Amah, God of Roads – The God of Roads is easy to worship. So long as you walk his creations, he is pleased. Amah likes to appear as a lowly human worker carrying materials to fix a road. While he is a simple god, it is said Lothilian roads are so well maintained because of him.
- Melca, God of Righteous Fury – Melca is favored among Dwarven Gods for his, you guessed it, Righteous Fury. Melca is an eternal enemy to evil, hunting down demons and heretics with a fervor rarely seen in Lothilian gods.
- Go’Tosh, God of Honor – The most powerful of all the Orc gods, Go’Tosh has never lost a battle and he plans on keeping it that way. Orcs revere him as the quintessential Orc. Not surprisingly, Go’Tosh appears as a massive Orc, usually carrying some kind of ridiculously sized weapon. He is the patron god of Ray’Tosh.
- Ibil, God of Halflings – Ibil is a surprisingly powerful God. Long ago, Ibil was the head of the Halfling pantheon and considered to be on equal footing with other gods of this position. However, Ibil is a frequently seen deity in the world. Some say that Ibil seeks to end the subjection of his people, which is why he is so frequently seen interfering with the world, often on the behalf of Halfling. It has been noted by many people that the followers of Ibil are more and more violent. Some Temple Avatars have been suggesting to remove Ibil from the Celestial Hierarchy for inspiring barbaric behavior, but in truth, they are fearful that soon, Ibil might inspire his mortal followers into rebellion against their big folk overlords. Ibil appears as a handsome Halfling who often carries a large variety of knives.
- King of the Heavens – The King of the Heavens is a Devan deity that few outside of the Astral Mountain worship. The Deva believe there is a great god greater than the gods known on Vern who exists in the Astral Sea. He is a God of Gods, greater than anything else in the multiverse. He may even be the Astral Sea. The King of the Heavens is a rare exception to the gods of the Celestial Hierarchy, as the Deva claimed the King of the Heavens was too great to appeal to their tests and any miracle he performed would affect entire planes at a time.
- Jeha, King of Black Heaven – Jeha is a powerful deity and one of the most famous skilled tacticians in all the Heavens. He is the ruler of the Black Heaven and commander of the largest armies of all Gods. He is slow and contemplative, focused on using his massive army to defend the Heavens rather than attack with it. When he goes into battle, his stratagems are a thing to behold and even if he should happen to lose, it will always be a Pyrrhic Victory. His form and symbol are a Black Turtle.
- Seraf, King of White Heaven – While the enemies of Heaven know to be cautious of Jeha’s powerful army, they know to fear the ferocity of Seraf’s. Seraf’s favored form is a massive, beautiful white tiger, which he adopts when he leads his troops into battle, often times to raid the Infernal Hells. Seraf has also earned a reputation for being the sire of many children, ranging over many planes and many races. It is said that should his concubines go to war, his army would be larger than Jeha’s.
- Salah, King of Blue Heaven – Salah is possibly one of the most powerful deities in the Heavens. In ancient times, Salah became enraged and it took the combined might of the other Kings of the Heavens to hold him back. However, Salah is usually calm and collected. He is wise and thoughtful, capable of seeing things from many angles. Salah takes on the form of a turquoise celestial dragon.
- Zago, Queen of Red Heaven – Some claim Zago was the first wizard. She is often a patron deity to most magical schools because of his great magical might. Zago’s estate is a great library full of anything one would ever wish to know. Zago herself takes on the form of a beautiful phoenix and often travels the Astral Sea, spreading knowledge and magic to others.