Zvarta (3.5e Deity)

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Greater Deity
Symbol: a gold crown and sceptre.
Home Plane: The Court of Gods, Celestial Courts.
Alignment: True Neutral with Lawful Neutral tendancies.
Portfolio: The Court of Gods, divine power, laws, arbitration, legal procedures, courtrooms, leadership
Clergy Alignments: True Neutral or Lawful Neutral
Domains: Knowledge, Magic, Nobility
Favored Weapon: Greatsword, Spear
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Zvarta, King of gods[edit]

Zvarta is the king of the gods of the Fortress Celestia setting. Zvarta is worshipped primarily by outsiders and humanoids of neutral or lawful alignment.

Dogma[edit]

While men and gods have freedom, leaders must seek wisdom and use their freedom to serve the people, and everyone, whether the slave of a peasant, an emperor, or even a god, must obey their superiors. Those who use their freedom for purposes outside this deserve to suffer.

Clergy and Temples[edit]

Zvarta's priests dress in white with gold detail. Temples to Zvarta are rare, but found throughout all the known planes. They tend to be large, imposing, rectangular buildings with lots of pillars and statues. Zvarta is usually depicted in art as a very large, muscular, older man in simple silk robes with a masterwork solid gold crown and staff. However, his clergy quickly add that he can take any form he chooses.

Pantheon[edit]

Zvarta was created for the Fortress Celestia setting, as head god of the pantheon, but DM's are welcome to "borrow" this deity or any elements of this description for their own purposes.

Roleplaying Notes[edit]

Zvarta is a wise but aloof god who isn't that interested in most mortal affairs, or even those of most other gods, on an individual basis. Zvarta is also unconcerned that his subjects are fighting a civil war. Officially it's because his interest is in the multiverse as a whole, not any one plane or faction, and so he has to stay neutral. Really, it's because other gods are constantly conspiring against him, but he keeps them too preoccupied to do anything about it. Essentially he's a corrupt politician who is more interested in keeping his job than actually doing it. He wants to make or keep other gods as dependant on their worshippers as possible, worshipers as dependant on their gods a possible, and the outsider races at war with each other. If either the evil or the good deities were able to break the other side's political alliances, the victor would be in a position to force Zvarta to loose Overdeity status and step down.



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