Age of Strife
Nature stands below, holding the Staff. Fate floats above holding it. The Gods of light and darkness chase each other around the table. The Gods are stars and constellations in the sky, but there are no constellations in winter. It is theorized there once were winter gods, but Voraci and Malkis slew them while the other gods had their backs turned. The winter sky is now the void. h2. Greater Gods
|Astair||Order/Law||Male||Believes the best thing for people / life is to have a framework within which they can thrive. Structure and organization paves the way for greatness. Preservation of order is paramount to success.|
|Felumbra||Spirits||Female||Gives up part of herself to create each soul, which returns to her when they die. She is embodied in the sky not as a constellation like the other gods, but as the moon. Her sigil is the moon. A full moon denotes lives near their beginning. A crescent moon denotes lives nearing their end.|
|Malkis||Chaos / Change||Male||Order and predictability breeds complacency, complacency creates weakness. Chaos culls the weak and gives rise to the great. Only by facing unpredictable challenges can people rise above the rest. Turbulent waters create the strongest swimmers.|
|Martha||Life||Female||The great mother, creator of all living beings. Believes that the keys to greatness lie in the vast verity of life. Each individual contributes something unique to the whole and the loss of any on thing, no matter their significance or persuasion, is a loss for all of life.|
|Nadinis||Nature||Female||Shaped the world out of the four elemental planes and holds the staff the supports it. Her will is the fundamental force of nature and she is fairly indifferent to people, preferring to think on global scales rather than individual scales.|
|Tempos||Fate/Time||Male||Spins the staff that supports the world, causing the seasons and guiding the fates of the people. Imbues creatures with instinct and a sense of purpose. Is fairly hands off once life has been created and imbued.|
|Voraci||Death||Female||A force of death and destruction. Like the grim reaper, she visits those that die and leads them back to Felumbra. Gives meaning and substance to life by taking it away. Believes that death and destruction pave the way for newer, better, greater things. In order to create, one must first destroy.|
Summer Gods – Children of Martha & Astair
|Dorbaff / Guam||Knowledge / Wisdom||Male / Female||A bother/sister pair who shares a single body of two fronts and two faces. Dorbaff rules over knowledge while Guam rules over wisdom. It is said that without wisdom, knowledge is useless; without knowledge, wisdom is useless. Enlightenment comes from holding both at the same time.|
|Efra||Art/Inspiration||Female||She just wants to inspire people to do cooler shit.
Fell in love with Reluna, who’s passion and unpredictability spill over into Efra causing her to slip into fickle moods.
|Nerual||Family / Society / Home||Female||Twin sister of Reluna, and often at odds with her. Family is the root of order in the world. It is said that all people in the world are made of half a soul and it is their eternal journey to find their soulmate, their other half, to become complete.|
|Quantarius||Trade||Male||Without the exchange of goods or services, we would all die. No man is an island. We work together, or we fall apart. At the core of this philosophy is the notion of a fair deal. Without a fair deal, there is no trust, there is no trade, there is no society, and we all fall down.|
|Terrin||Farming / Agriculture||Male||Presides over growth and gentle weather. Terrin brings soft rains and makes plants grow, while Nadinis brings storms and creates mountains and rivers. Gentleness and care are the foundation upon which we are all built. It takes a strong arm and a firm hand to plow a straight field.|
Spring Gods – Children of Malkis & Martha
|Chis||Beauty/Grace||Female||Appearances matter. In order to show the world their best side, one must rise above their primal instincts and refine their actions and appearance. Sloppiness and slobbiness are the ugly traits of lazy people. Know who or what you need to be, and be that. Be exact. Be precise. Be graceful.
Chis looks different to everybody. No two statues of her are the same, as the artists each see her differently. She can be calming one moment, and hot tempered the next.
|Jexel||Luck/Wine||Male||Why be sober when you can be drunk? Why leave someone in peace when you can have fun with them? There is fun to be had at the expense of yourself and others so go out there and seize it! Only a fool takes themselves seriously. Fortune favors the bold and the carefree. When you have a positive outlook on life, you will always be lucky.
A trickster and prankster who rarely stands still. The stars of his constellation twinkle more than those of any other god.
|Reluna||Passion||Female||Embrace yourself. Embrace your ups and your downs. Embrace your fears alongside your hopes. Feeling is all we have and we do a disservice to life by dulling our emotions. Live passionately or what is the point of living.
Sister to Nerual, although often at odds with the her. Nerual thought the bringing Reluna and Efra together would tame Reluna’s wild swings so she caused them to fall in love. Instead, Efra slipped into Reluna’s chaos.
Autumn Gods – Children of Astair & Voraci
|Agepa||Hunt||Female||A hunter must be careful, patient, quiet, and focused. Survival comes from struggle, hunt or be the hunted. Without risks there can be no rewards. A true hunter is one takes only the risks they need, and who does not falter when faced with danger.|
|Bellum||War||Male||Battle is the apex of life. Fighting for your survival, kill or be killed, your whole body alight with the fires of life. War is the greatest honor, glory, and self sacrifice one can make. Violence is the source of all authority. Force is the way of the world.|
|Sayor||Crafting||Male||Life is about shaping the world around you. Every action you take creates an effect. The greatest people are the ones who create the changes they want without creating unwanted changes. Shaping a bowl, forging a horseshoe, tanning a hide; making something greater than the whole of its parts is as close to godliness as people can come. The true craftsman, crafts man.|
|Solt||Despair||Female||Neutral Evil||Voraci & Tempos||Everything that has ever lived will die. There is no escape. There is no hope. Everything ends. Your fate is inescapable, and you will die. There is no point to life. Embrace your despair for it is the ultimate nature of reality.|
|Velmontarious||Justice||Male||Ordered Neutral||Astari & Tempos||Shades of gray are made up of patches of light and dark. Right and wrong are absolutes, and can only be judged from a seat of dispassion. You may not like it at times, but justice is the path and the price of a goodly world.|
|Velthara||Vengeance||Female||Chaotic Neutral||Malkis & Tempos||Right and wrong are too abstract to be constants. Only you are capable of judging the two. A wrong has only been righted when you feel it in your soul. More often than not, you must take justice into your own hands if you wish it to be done.|
|Womaatoar||Joy||Male||Neutral Good||Martha & Tempos||What purpose does life have? Eventually we all die, eventually we are forgotten, eventually everything we make is destroyed. The real meaning in life is to live it to its greatest extent and to experience all of its joys. Your personal experience is the only thing that matters. Accept and embrace the joys of life.|
|Aaris||Tranquility||Female||Ordered Neutral||Astair & Nadinis||A well ordered spirit is at peace with itself and the outside world. This tranquility leads to inner strength, which in turn leads to outer strength. A person at peace with themselves may wade through chaos unphased.|
|Matrigal||Hope||Female||Neutral Good||Martha & Nadinis||As long as there is life, there is hope. Hope is the last thing to die. When everything else is lost, hope fights on. Matrigal is the brightest star in the sky, hanging always due south.|
|Ponos||Suffering||Male||Neutral Evil||Malkis & Nadinis||All invention, all construction, all progress in the world is made to alleviate suffering. The more people suffer, the harder they work and the greater their achievements. Suffering is good for mankind.|
|Terrasa||Fear||Male||Chaotic Neutral||Voraci & Nadinis||To understand ourselves, we must understand our most basic instinct – fear. Fear of death drives us to survive, fear of hunger drives us to eat. At our very core, we are terrified creatures. Embrace your own terror – both what you feel and what you make others feel. Fear is the most powerful weapon and cuts deeper than swords.|
|Illumis||Light||Male||Neutral||Nadinis & Tempos||Chases his sister Relkor around Solum in the Astral Plane. Is considered the guardian of all Martha creates, for without the sun, the world would be plunged into darkness|
|Relkor||Darkness||Female||Neutral||Nadinis & Tempos||Chases her brother Illumis around Solum in the Astral Plane.|
Back Symbol for the fire elemental is a glass teardrop with a fire burning in it.