Gods of Calamity are those of once great divine presence that have been shunned or stripped of their titles. These Deities must keep themselves known and gain prayers to continue existing. If a God of Calamity fails at this, they are returned to the stars and may one day have the chance to be reborn when needed. While they're not often worshipped, they play the cards of those who are desperate and manipulate a mortal into sin for a chance to serve them as a higher power.
The goddess of Deceit, Guile, and Vanity. Once known as the Goddess of Beauty before being replaced by the God of Love, Marcellinus, after her banishment. She is the Mother of the Drow and the Older sister of Cybele. Vesa had been stripped of her title after trying to take the rule of the Empyrean during the Time of Great Silence. As a god of Calamity, unable to produce life but only able to stay in existence through worship, found another way of keeping herself relevant. She created the Drow by stealing her sister's children, the Elves, for herself and corrupting them. She hid her experiments away in Caverns that the Drow would come to call Underdarks and that was where they were later discovered by Cybele. In retaliation, Cybele cursed her sister by turning her into a giant spider and banishing her to a cavern all her own. Drow worship her by sacrificing those they see weak in their society to her or their rivals. Other forms of offerings include treasures. Drow often keep arachnids as pets and see them as a sacred creature. Driders and Anansi were also created by Vesa years after her "transformation", longing for further creation, and are revered as her brood. This relation with Vesa has made these creatures almost 'Holy' in the eyes of the Drow kind.
The God of Hatred and Wrath. A loyal follower of Vesa during her attempt of mutiny during the Time of Great Silence. Often referred to as the God of Murder. He is the God of Calamity that inspires many into wicked, nefarious, and belligerent acts. Not to be confused with the God of War, Sarus, who upholds honor, Sigrun is often called upon by those who wish another a fate most foul. Some call for his strength during times of desperation and are blinded by his rage, likely to do things they might regret later.
The God of Desire and Temptation; He is the son of Vesa and Ibin. He stuck close to his mother's side during her try for power. His right ring finger was cut off by his father when he was caught trying to take relics from the Empyrean to use against them. This event has caused Einarr to be most known as the Thief's God. He is said to give the courage and swiftness to thieves under his blessing. Many say that when you have the thought of stealing on the brain, it is Einarr, requesting your homage. Thieves and rogues that worship Einarr will remove their ring finger as an act of devotion to the God.
The Goddess of Emulation, Jealousy, and Envy. Tali is known to be the instigator of the uprising that occurred during the Time of Great Silence. Wanting the Empyrean for herself, she thought if the others could overthrow Ayn and her supporters, she could easily seat herself in power afterward. When they all failed, the other gods of Calamity turned on Tali and has since become a true outcast, having made enemies of both sides. Still, her power over mortals is one of the strongest. Many turn to her when they believe they deserve what others have. Tali is infamous for starting wars and meddling in many affairs.
The God of Poverty and Plague. A God of Calamity not related to the time of Great Silence but the son of Naevius and Idieris. He is the most worshipped of Calamity Gods. Born by an unlikely pair, and raised in the Abyssal plane by his Father after he was forbidden to enter the Empyrean due to his lineage. He was taught to hate the mortals and in result began his own form of eradication but found pleasure in the gifts given to him by those of the world. Jairus is given offerings during times of great sickness and by the poor in hopes of appeasement and mercy.
Ayn is the first entity to exist. She is the one to create all life and is worshipped by most races as the Mother Goddess. Ayn is also recognized as the Creator or The Goddess of the Sun. By her will, she manifested the rest of the known deities from the stars that surrounded her. Her first creation besides animals were Humans and to help control them, she created monsters and beasts. She is also the creator of the first Garou called the Faoladh. These giant wolves were made to protect her forests from nefarious creatures. Orc were also created from Elves, to kill elves, by Ayn's hand as Cybele's punishment after making the race without approval. From the darkness that plagued her as a result of the mortal sins, Ayn birthed the God of Chaos known as Idieris to help facilitate dark deeds and actions done by the world's inhabitants. After Idieris snapped and blamed the mortals for his suffering, the Mother goddess created the Abyssal plane to house Idieris and his nefarious creations. The Meridian plane was also made as a home for the Goddess's warriors, the Celestials, who were brought forth to combat Idieris's evil forces and protect her family's home, The Empyrean. Offerings of carved wooden animals, fresh fruit, and tokens of an individual’s life around candles are usually found at the base of her statues. People who worship Ayn take great care to light any candles that have gone out, even if they are simply passing by. It is said that if you take the time to do this simple task that Ayn blesses you with good fortune and to ignore it is an act of great disrespect.
Ay is the little sister of Ayn. Born when Ayn escaped from the sun and a chunk tore from it's side. She is known as the Moon or the Goddess of the Night. Another title is that of the Goddess of the Hunt. Ay plays a significant role in the development of most shifters of the Mortal Plane. Ay was the one to rescue the Faoladh by granting them human forms when they were being hunted and slaughtered by the bipedal races of the lands. They were since then renamed Garou by her. Inspired by the Garou and her sister's work, Ay also attempted to bless humans with the ability to shift but in a turn of events, created a disease instead of a race. Lycanthropes or Lycans were born of it. However there was some success in her trials! In her second attempt, Therians came about when Ay guided various humans to hunt and kill their most revered predator to their tribes. Those who did not die out of these chosen humans would eat the heart of this animal in ritual and be born again with its soul infused with their own. These Therians would go on to father more of their kind as the totem was passed down from generation to generation. Ay is usually worshipped by travelers of the night, Therians and Wolfkin. Wolfkin pay homage to Ayn and Ay by shifting every Full Moon and returning to their primal beginnings. They also hold a sacred body of water in their territory called the Moon Pool, in which they can communicate with ancestors or even the Goddess herself. It is said that this Pool has magical healing properties for those loyal to Ay and will even cure silver poisonings after a period of time. Her children, The Therians, ritually dine on the hearts of their totems every Harvest/Hunter's Moon. They do this in hopes of keeping their lineage fertile and continue receiving their Goddess's blessing.
The god of the Sea and Waters of Lynnea. He is the god said to of made the Dread Isles after tearing his heart out in response to his Lover, Aither's, betrayal and tossing it across the vast waters of Lynnea. From his blood the Merfolk were born, each created by the emotion contained in the different droplets. Sailors pray to Cryso for good sailing and fishing. Apples are sometimes tossed into the waters to further their prayers due to the God’s enjoyment of the sweet fruit. Some superstitious seamen will even go as far as sacrificing seafaring birds, commonly Albatrosses, in hopes to quell violent waters. It is said their blood appeases Cyrso and will likely come to fight off Aither’s bad weather in return.
The Goddess of the Sky. She created Sirens with her lover Cryso to serve as their children but when Aither strayed and chose Harin over him, The Sirens were torn from the skies by their father and banished to the waters to punish the Her. Aither in her attempt to save some of her children turned them purely of the sky, creating what is known as Harpies. Some Sirens still worship Aither but others do not agree with their Mother’s actions. Harpies and those trying to appease Aither will often leave fresh fish or merfolk scales at her shrines. More mundane offerings include Pearls which are the Goddess’s favorite treasure, Tokens, Jewelry, or Feathers.
Otherwise known as The Planeswalker, The God of Chaos, and the Father of the Unholy. He is the son of Ayn, born from the sin of the Mortal races that once plagued the Mother and was created in hopes of having someone to filter the negative energy that was produced by the world's inhabitants. Instead, the God grew with much suffering and torment, confused by his purpose and later felt hatred towards the mortals, blaming them for his existence. He created the Undead, Vampirism, and Demons to punish and destroy those of Lynnea for their sins. Ultimately, Idieris was banished to The Abyssal plane created by Ayn in attempt to control her son and his children. The efforts were not enough and try as she had, demons still slip through to the mortal world by summonings or great times of Sin though Idieris has never been able to leave. Devotees to Idieris perform sacrifices to appease him and rituals that are seen as taboo or wrong as it is thought to empower him. More often than not, burning sage, incense, flowers, and candles are left at shrines of Idieris to bring him peace and to help Ayn keep him at bay. People of the Chantry usually always keep sage and incense burning at his shrine.
The Goddess of Nature, Good Harvest, and Art. She created the Fae in hopes to keep their world in natural balance. However, jealous of Ayn, Cybele also made Elves. Feeling that the humans were a mistake and she could make creatures of perfection that cared for their world. However, her spite would come back to her and her children when Ayn discovered the new arrivals and turned many into monstrous beasts called Orcs. These Orcs were made to be inclined to kill the very kin they once were as punishment for Cybele's insolence. Elves are known to visit the Shrine of Cybele often and leave offerings of their wine, grapes, and peaches with their prayers. Farmers pray to Cybele in help with their agriculture and will sacrifice bits of their previous year’s harvest as repayment by leaving it at her shrines or in nearby forests as gifts.
Turin & Orraius
The Twins, one never without the other. Respectively, The God and Goddess of Time and Balance. They together are a symbol of Wisdom, Patience, and Learning. It was they who discovered Arcane Energy and who blessed the mortals of the earth to harness it in the form of magic. However, from that discovery came the later creation of Dragons by Orraius. A lot of Mages and Scholars are devout worshippers of the siblings and many others pray to them for guidance in times of crisis or stress. It is said that wearing a pendant of Turin wards away negative energy and keeps the mind clear while wearing an Orraius pendant helps bring peace and a sense of balance to the soul. Orraius in the present day is often referred to as Bahamut and depicted as a woman with the features of Dragonkin, holding a bowl of magic fire, or as a great serpent-like dragon, wrapped around the world's globe.
These deities are worshipped by certain races as major gods but are also praised by many others as additions to their primary gods.
The God of Poetry, Music, and Entertainment who became the star-crossed lover of Aither. He is the twin brother of Cybele. Those of artistic skill usually say their prayer to Harin before performances and often keep a freshly plucked rose petal on their person during to keep his blessing with them. The humans of Faludron also worship Harin as their major god besides Ayn. They believe he is the one to have blessed them with their gift for song, music, and dance.
The God of War. He is the Creator of the Shirazi and in their culture is one of the major gods. He is the god who, in order to save his people from the harsh desert climate, turned himself into an Oasis. Every so often this Oasis suffers drought and dries up but usually always returns. The Shirazi people say when this happens Sarus has manifested into his physical form and gone off to battle but comes back when the wars conclude. Many pray to the God of War for strength in battle and either drink a vial of Sarus water from Sar'skri or keep it on their person to aid them in fights.
The Goddess of Fertility and Virtue. Damaris is the younger sister of Marcellinus and is heavily looked to by mothers or those trying to become mothers. Many newlywed couples take a moment of prayer to Damaris during their ceremony. It is also traditional for both individuals to pop a single pomegranate seed and dot each other's lower lip with the juice before enacting the ceremonial bonding kiss to pay homage to the Goddess, as well as gain her blessing.
The Goddess of Luck, Good fortune, and Merriment. Halona is the mother of Halflings and her pendant is seen as a worldwide symbol of good luck and is often given as a gift with the accompaniment of a white goose egg at celebrations, such as birthdays, or holidays, to wish the individual her blessing. Halflings are also quite welcomed by adventurers on their journeys because of the relationship with Halona.
The God of Love and Beauty. Marcellinus is the older brother of Damaris and is the God turned to during acts of love. Many believe that the god enjoys playing games with mortals by pairing an unlikely two together under his charm, resulting in failed courtships. Though Marcellinus is said to have made a true match for everyone and eventually, despite the games, your other half will be found. When Marcellinus has finally brought a true couple together, it is most traditional for the one proposing to present their partner with either a ring or a piece of jewelry during their proposal of marriage. However, other cultures use other symbols of marriage, such as those of D'nim, where the women mark their foreheads with red dots.
The God of Merchants and Trade. Ibin is the God worshipped by most people of commerce. He is looked at for protection while on trade routes and many tie knots in ropes along their caravans or wagons to gain his blessing. Making Token offerings at shrines dedicated to Ibin is said to give Merchants months to years of good trade.
Goddess of Death and Judgement. Naevius is the goddess of the Spirit Realm and the Mother of Souls. She is prayed to during funerals for good judgment of the deceased. She is the one to decide the fate of those after they have died, be it if they are corrupt and need to be sent to The Abyss where they are in the hands of Idieris and his minions, or if they are to live peacefully in the realms of their creators. During funerals, pendants of Naevius are either buried, burned or entombed with the body as blessings, along with many other symbols of the gods.
Tygo is the Orc God or Father of the Orcs. Once a mortal, he was ascended by Ayn to watch over his people and is revered as a strong, merciless warrior and is a symbol of great prowess for many of the Orc-kin. Before battles and during times of struggle, Tribes performs live sacrifices to Tygo and are known to wear detached elven ears around their neck or eat them to gain his strength.
The God of Craft and referred to as The Mountain King, Berahthram is the Father of Dwarves. While look to as an ironfisted symbol of strength by the Dwarven people, others of the world see him as a figure of craft. Berahthram is prayed to for inspiration by many metalsmiths and artisans. A lot of artisan stores and forges keep the symbol of Berahthram either over their entrance or near their work area for his blessing.