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The Seven Deities of Lustarat (3.5e Pantheon)
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The Seven Deities of Lustarat
Within Lustarat there are seven deities, all brethren to each other. This deities are usually concerned about the deeds of Lustarat inhabitants, whether for good or ill; they see Men, Elves, Dwarves and other races as tools worth usable for their plans, quarrels and goals.
In the beggining they were:
- Ygdrassil, Lord of All Life and Nature
- Sorovez, Lord of Justice and Laws
- Lloth, Lady of Spiders and Dark Lore
- Muradin, Father of Dwarves and Forgery
- Ilbradiel, Lord of Chaos and Mayhem
- Melkaia, (Forgotten Deity)
- Bahamut, Lord of Dragons and Power
But, through the course of ages past, changes have been made even to those who wield the power to shape and change Lustarat; and Melkaia is lost in the sands of time. Also, the five-headed Lady of Dragons, Tiamat, ruler of Ancient Ones, killed her Lord Bahamut, and became the Lady of Power, a being of chaotic evil nature, always looking for power and strength; she is now after vicious Ilbradiel, trying to gain his throne as Chaos ruler.
Ygdrassil, Lord of All Life and Nature
Ygdrassil is a Lawful Good deity, keeper of beauty and freedom; that is why Elves embraced him as their god. His avatar is a huge tree with deep green foliage, which is also the door to the Sahasrahla, elvish holy city. It is often said among Men that Ygdrassil's shadows mark Elven territory, and that those who dwell there are blessed by the Sacred Tree.
There is no formal religion worshipping Ygdrassil; those who say their prayers to the Sacred Tree are Elves or Semi-Elves, that follow the path of druidism, or that roam the forests as guardians. Few Men take the beliefs and teachings of Ygdrassil as their own; and those who do, often are seen by Elves as threats to their faith, or deceiving beings with interest only in elvish maidens. Nevertheless, the name of the Holy Tree is not usually heard near Men territories, for their short life make them more readily and receptive to the hierarchy of Sorovez, or Ilbradiel.
The voice of Ygdrassil is that of the Wind; many who hear it find the sound soothing and refreshing, reading it as a guidance to their goals.
Sorovez, Lord of Justice and Laws
Defender of everything that is right and lawful, Sorovez is a deity of great strength and sense of duty. He looks like a strong, wise beyond anything, mature man, dressed in a white and red cloak; his weapon is a war mace, shinning with holy light. No trick or betrayal is ever forgiven by Sorovez, for he is Justice itself, and wields all the laws of the world.
It is among Men where Sorovez has his followers; countless Paladins have stood as strongholds of Justice and Law throughout the ages. His religion is widely spread on all Lustarat; every major city has at least one of Sorovez's temples, and his presence is almost always felt in the cities and towns of Men. His church is highly hierarchical, having specifical roles for every priest serving under his word; every major temple has at least one Bishop, and one Archbishop. Their robes are white-colored, and they often use a little pendant in the shape of a book, resembling the sacred sigul of Sorovez, the Book of Laws. Archbishops are often found as stewards or counselors for kings and governors; they hold great power among the powerful, since due to the teachings of Sorovez, they are judges to every crime commited. Paladins of the house of Sorovez actively search for criminals, and often carry the sentences given by the Archbishops; they hold their shinning swords and white armors with the highest standards of morality and faith.
Sorovez is against all forms of Chaos; this instance led him to war against his brethren Ilbradiel, He of Many Names. That grudge has been continued by those who follow each deity.
Lloth, Lady of Spiders and Dark Lore
Not much is known about this Evil deity, mostly because not much is known about her followers, either. However, tales of a very large spider with a woman's torso, have been passed down from generation to generation, often whispered in fear and despair. There are many, many variations of the tales, but they all seem to converge in certain aspects: Lloth is a powerful spellcaster, but she can also wield weapons, and knows how to use them properly, spreading death with her 8 arms.
Dark, renegade elves are her followers. They enjoy doing her service, although most of the time they are not even aware of it; massacre, killings, dark pacts, witchcraft and secrecy are all part of the deeds Lloth encourages.
Lloth conflicts with the benevolent Yggdrassil; for countless epochs, Lloth has been secretly warring the High Elves and their patron god.
Muradin, Father of Dwarves and Craftsmanship
Ilbradiel, Lord of Chaos and Mayhem
Melkaia, (Forgotten Deity)
Bahamut, Lord of Dragons and Power