Deities and Divine Magic

Twenty-one Angels of Creation were ordained by the One God shortly after the beginning of time. Each angel was the head of a divine precept and one or more ‘divine domains’. These angels are now worshiped as deities since the sundering of Heaven and Creation by the One God at the end of the 1st Age (the Age of Angels).

Gods 1-7 are good-aligned.
Gods 8-14 are neutral.
Gods 15-21 are evil.

Deity Alignment Divine Domain
Lugus, God of Light Good_Lugus_God_of_Light.jpg Neutral Good LIGHT
Sirona, Goddess of Wisdom Good_Sirona_Goddess_of_Wisdom_s3.jpg Neutral Good KNOWLEDGE
Brigit, Goddess of Fire Good_Brigit_Goddess_of_Fire.jpg Chaotic Good TEMPEST (fire aspect) Formerly Archangel of Bhall, elevated to the Precept of Fire in the 5th Age.
Nantosuelta, Goddess of Faith Good_Nantosuelta_Goddess_of_Faith.jpg Lawful Good WAR, KNOWLEDGE
Amathaon, Goddess of Fertility Good_Amathaon_Goddess_of_Fertility.jpg Chaotic Good LIFE
Junil, God of Justice Good_Junil_God_of_Justice_s.jpg Lawful Good WAR
Sucellus, Goddess of Life Good_Succellus_Goddess_of_Life.jpg Neutral Good LIFE Mother of the elves in the 2nd Age. Formerly the Goddess of Nature, elevated to the Precept of Life in the 4th Age after being slain by Mulcarn.
Arawn, God of Death Neutrality_Arawn_God_of_Death_s.jpg Lawful Neutral DEATH For a period in the 1st Age after Nemed stepped down from the Precept of Life, Arawn was the God of both Life and Death.
Oghma, God of Knowledge Neutrality_Oghma_God_of_Knowledge.jpg Lawful Neutral KNOWLEDGE
Danalin, God of the Water Neutrality_Danalin_God_of_the_Water_s.jpg Chaotic Neutral TEMPEST (water aspect) Father of the aifons in the 2nd Age. These were merfolk able to live in the oceans as well as on land. With the extinction of the aifon near the end of the 3rd Age, Danalin retreated from his Precept, which was briefly co-opted by Mammon. Resumed his Precept in the 4th century of the 5th Age.
Dagda, God of Balance Neutrality_Dagda_God_of_Balance.jpg Neutral KNOWLEDGE Author of the Compact. Creator of the Godslayer. Father of the Rune Heroes.
Kilmorph, Goddess of the Earth Neutrality_Kilmorph_Goddess_of_the_Earth.jpg Lawful Neutral TEMPEST (earth aspect), KNOWLEDGE Mother of the dwarves in the 3rd Age. Commonly referred to as the “Earth Mother”.
Cernunnos, God of Nature Neutrality_Cernunnos_God_of_Nature.jpg Chaotic Neutral NATURE Former Archangel of Sucellus, elevated to the Precept of Nature in the 4th Age after Sucellus was slain by Mulcarn. In the 2nd Age, Agares used Cernunnos to create his own Archangel, Hyborem.
Tali, Goddess of the Air Neutrality_Tali_Goddess_of_the_Air.jpg Chaotic Neutral TEMPEST (wind aspect)
Mulcarn, God of Winter, formerly Angel of Ice Evil_Mulcarn_God_of_Winter.jpg Neutral Evil WINTER Entered creation to precipitate the 4th Age, the Age of Ice. Slayer of Sucellus.
Mammon, God of Greed, formerly Angel of Foresight Evil_Mammon_God_of_Greed.jpg Lawful Evil GREED
Camulos, God of Rage, formerly Angel of Strength Evil_Camulos_God_of_Rage_s.jpg Chaotic Evil RAGE
Agares, God of Despair, formerly Angel of Hope Evil_Agares_God_of_Despair.jpg Chaotic Evil DEATH Leader of the rebellion against the One God.
Aeron, God of War, formerly Angel of Peace Evil_Aeron_God_of_War.jpg Neutral Evil WAR
Esus, God of Deception, formerly Angel of Trust Evil_Esus_God_of_Deception.jpg Lawful Evil TRICKERY
Ceridwen, Goddess of Magic, formerly Angel of Stars Evil_Ceridwen_Goddess_of_Magic.jpg Neutral Evil MAGIC
  • Fallen angels

An angel can be ‘Fallen’ without becoming evil. Basium, Cassiel and Sabathiel are good examples of non-evil Fallen archangels. Technically, all the various lesser angels who joined Basium’s rebellion and entered Creation through the Mercurian Gate are considered Fallen, though very few are evil. However, such fallen angels walk a dangerous line. Those who do turn to evil eventually take on the aspect of a demon, devil, yugoloth or other infernal, in both spirit and form.

  • Character Classes and the Gods

Clerics and other divine spell-casters are the primary way the gods influence creation since the ‘Compact’ ending the Godswar and the Age of Dragons. The Compact is an agreement that the gods will withdraw back to the outer planes (the ‘Vaults’) and influence creation only through certain limited means.

A cleric of Lugus uses the Light domain. If you worship Tali, you could choose between Tempest or Trickery domains. The Tempest domain takes on various aspects depending on the specific deity. Mana (spell energy) for divine magic is provided to divine spell-casters by their deity.

Choice of deity determines a cleric’s alignment, with the possible exception of Bhall, who some maintain is still secretly loyal to The One God even though she burns in the lowest level of hell (the Vault of Agares). Such an iconoclast would probably profess to worship the archangel Brigit the Shining, who alone among Bhall’s legion of angels was prevented from falling (paradoxically, by Bhall herself). Shimmering curtains of multicolored light are sometimes seen in the arctic skies. It is said these are the walls of Brigit’s prison.

Rangers and Druids typically follow Cernunnos, Sucellus, Amathaon, one of the elemental gods (or all of them), or Dagda.

Paladins can follow any god including Dagda (a ‘Champion of the Eternal Balance’). Evil/unholy paladins are commonly referred to as ‘Eidolons’.

Deities and Divine Magic

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