Pantheon of Tirr (Tirr Supplement)
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The Pantheon of Tirr is a deific organization formed when the Material Sphere began to unravel, due to the plannings of Akulakhan, a rogue deity who planned to destroy all the worlds and build them anew in his image and honor. After Akulakhan actually succeeded, several deities rose up to challenge him, finding his rule to be unbearable, and preferring the old world instead of this new one that he had created. The War of the Deific Sphere took place for many centuries, lasting beyond mortal comprehension. In the end, only five deities actually succeeded in displacing Akulakhan, and sealed him away within a planar fold with the world he had created. With the previous Material Sphere trapped with Akulakhan, the deities needed to form one, anew. In a pledge to build the world, and to maintain a balance of power amongst all the deific entities, so as not to repeat the transgressions of Akulakhan, all five deities formed the Pantheon of Tirr, ruling over the Deific Sphere and all it's contents. This act was called The Genesis Oath.
Hierarchy of the Thrones
The highest throne is the one with the most power. While considered to be on level with the rest of the pantheon's major thrones, this throne is able to veto any proposals by the other thrones, and serves as a mediator between the major thrones. It is the throne that is solely able to act upon all agreed-upon proposals.
Fate currently controls the high throne, utilizing her control over the fabric of time and her innate neutrality as a basis for her rule.
The major thrones are the thrones that carry the weight of discussion and ultimately the votes that are cast in favor or opposition of them. The major thrones may oppose the high throne only if all thrones can agree to the course of action that is proposed, which is rare, considering the balanced alignments of the thrones. The current holders of the four thrones are:
- The Great Mother, Mother of all, Patron of Clerics
- Balthazar, Pursuer of Justice, Patron of Paladins
- Mephistopheles, Broker of Souls, Patron of Rogues
- Serberus, Destroyer of Opposition, Patron of Barbarians
Lesser thrones are often held by deities with divine ranks beneath that of the greater deities, but proven enough to actually hold seat in the pantheon. They are allowed to speak and bring issues and suggestions to light, and even propose topic for the next discussion, but aren't allowed to vote. There is not a limit to how many deities can hold lesser thrones.
- Hel, Guardian of the Plane of Souls, Practitioner of the Great Sleep and the Guide of Souls.
- Helios Majora, the First Star, the Primary source of light in Tirr.
- Helios Minoris, the Second Star, Majora's smaller brother.
- Lunar, the Moon, the celestial body reflecting Majora's light.
- Mara, the Goddess Mid-wife, who watches over birth and families.
- Tirros, the God of Earth and Territory, who oversees the sculpting of the land.
- Gahss, God of Victory and Conquest, who receives the prayers of kings and commanders.
- Jubila, Goddess of Dance and Celebration, whose name is always associated with reverie.
- Vanguard, God of the Oath, the sworn leader of sentinels of all kinds.
- Bycore, God of Travel, and the inventor of languages.
- Era, Goddess of Lust and Beauty, the patron saint of brothels.
- Dices, God of Chance, both praised and scorned in the same breath.
- Vault, God of Wealth, and sower of prosperity.
Deities, usually the Demigods and Heroes of the Deific Sphere, in the gallery are restricted from speaking in the Pantheon, and are essentially spectators to the proceedings that occur in the Pantheon. Nonetheless, they are able to contact Lesser Thrones to speak for them, often through petition.