Zaphoran Deities

Aether – The Overseer – God of Existence

Rank: Over-deity
Alignment: N/A
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Zaphora – The Justice Dragon – Goddess of Truth and Light

Rank: Greater Deity (20)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Domains: Law, Judgement, Loyalty, Protection, Defense, Purity, Healing, Restoration,
Symbol: A curled white dragon with foreclaws rested over its chest, eyes closed and wings wrapped around itself.
Garb: White robes edged with gold and faint striping on large open sleeves.
Favored Weapon: Nine-ring broadsword
Form of Worship and Holidays: Daily morning prayer vigils, welcoming the light of dawn to cleanse the night. Yearly festival celebrating Zaphora creating the world.
Typical Worshipers: Ellar, Draken.

Aroh’paz – The Void Dragon – God of Corruption

Rank: Greater Deity (20)
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Domains: Destruction, Torture, Evil, Corruption, Fear, Trickery, Void, Isolation
Symbol: Glowing eyes and a wide toothy dragon grin gleaming against a black background.
Garb: Varies. Devoted clergy have adopted black cloaks and black draconic masks, carved with sinister smiles to reflect their deity.
Favored Weapon: Natural (claws, teeth, etc)
Form of Worship and Holidays: Initiation includes enduring isolation in a dark room, blindfolded, while in a silence spell to mimic the void as best they can. Those that survive sensory deprivation are welcomed into the cult, those that are broken are instead sacrificed.
Typical Worshipers: Assassins

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Phantismo and Morritia – The Lost Lovers – keepers of Life and Death

Rank: Intermediate Deity (13)

  • Life
    Alignment: Lawful Neutral
    Domains: Community, Cooperation, Family, Protection, Healing, Resurrection
    Symbol: Mirrored images of hooded figures, one white and one black, with a heart between them. The heart is split in color as it overlaps the figures.
    Garb: Plain white hooded robes with a clasp of the symbol.
    Favored Weapon: Cutlass or Shortsword
  • Death
    Rank: Intermediate Deity (13)
    Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
    Domains: Community, Cooperation, Darkness, Loss, Repose, Souls
    Symbol: Mirrored images of hooded figures, one white and one black, with a heart between them. The heart is split in color as it overlaps the figures.
    Garb: Plain black hooded robes with a clasp of the symbol.
    Favored Weapon: Scythe

Form of Worship and Holidays: Typically only invoked during funerals and birthing ceremonies. For a funeral, an offering of herbal smoke is given, burned from a small bowl placed on the departed’s chest as an aid to guide the soul into the waiting paws of the lovers. For births, ground spices are rubbed into the child’s head to help set and lock the soul within its new vessel.
Typical Worshipers: Any.

Rothsis – The Scarlet Wizard – god of time

Rank: Intermediate Deity (15)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Domains: Ruins, Time, Rune, Wards, Magic, Arcane
Symbol: A swath of flame encircling a golden pocket watch, often simplified to a golden pocket watch with a stylized flame engraving on its cover.
Garb: Cream white robes edged with gold and a wide mantle lined with a brilliant red. A golden clock is often set into the mantle, resting over the wearer’s heart.
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff
Form of Worship and Holidays: Sometimes invoked when running late or when trying to meet impossible deadlines. Temples devoted to him are rare, often ancient and left to ruin. Though strangely they don’t seem to rot to age…
Typical Worshipers: Wizards

Mestis – The Emerald Bard – god of Inspiration

Rank: Intermediate Deity (12)
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Domains: Travel, Nobility, Leadership, Luck, Imagination
Symbol: A long pipe and a flute crossed against a bright green background.
Garb: Bright green vest and cloak, sometimes with a cavalier hat and fluffy white feather, rimmed with a bright purple.
Favored Weapon: Rapier
Form of Worship and Holidays: Blessings come to those who are generous. It is believed that flipping a coin to a performing bard or tipping a craftsman for good work will bring the Bard’s favor, typically done by those struggling for inspiration or as preparation for a long journey.
Typical Worshipers: Bards, craftsmen

Kaeryss – Chaos – god of Mayhem and Misdirection

Rank: Intermediate Deity (14)
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Domains: Chaos, Whimsy, Charm, Trickery, Madness, Insanity
Symbol: A circle with dozens of arrows darting off in different directions.
Garb: No specific ‘uniform’. Cultists will often incorporate black and bright green into their clothing, though, to reflect the colors associated with their god.
Favored Weapon: Dagger
Form of Worship and Holidays: Sow the seeds of chaos wherever the grip of law has grown strong.
Typical Worshipers: Rogues, tricksters, demons

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Kamedies – The Dreamer – god of Destiny

Rank: Lesser Deity (7)
Alignment: Neutral
Domains: Luck, Fate, Imagination
Symbol: A large, silver four-pointed star with many smaller glimmers around it, set into a deep blue background.
Garb: Deep midnight blue robes with silvery embroidered stars scattered in various patterns, often done to depict specific constellations.
Favored Weapon: Shuriken
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Typical Worshipers: Pantherians.

He is a the master planner for the pace and direction of the universe, ensuring the protection of the balance of nature. He is neutral and directs as follows: Trust in yourself and your capabilities. Follow your instincts, as your heart will never fail you. Know that if you give your all for what you believe, even if you die, it was for the best of all and you will be welcomed back to the River of Souls, helping to preserve the flow of life and magic through Zaphoradraik until you’re needed once more.

Binx – The Librarian – god of Knowledge

Rank: Lesser Deity (8)
Alignment: Neutral
Domains: Knowledge, Memory, Rune, Language
Symbol: An open book with a small blue flame burning above it, set against a purple background.
Garb: Scholar’s gown and mortar board in a dark purple
Favored Weapon: Swordbreaker dagger
Form of Worship and Holidays: Often invoked by scholars heading out on a long journey to ancient ruins, asking for success in their endeavors.
Typical Worshipers: Scholars, students

Feloth – The Spirited Monk – god of wind and air

Rank: Lesser Deity (7)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Domains: Air, Wind, Glory
Symbol: A green stylized gust of wind swirling with green mist.
Garb: Dark green monk’s robes, embroidered with lighter green swirls to emulate wind.
Favored Weapon: Dan Bong
Form of Worship and Holidays: He is attributed to the spring winds that blow, bringing in the rainstorms to nourish crops.
Typical Worshipers: Monks, farmers, sailors

Iceander – The Frozen Heart – god of storms

Rank: Lesser Deity (9)
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Domains: Water, Ice, Weather, Storms
Symbol: A snowflake with lightning pointing inward in the gaps between the spikes.
Garb: Light blue wizard robes with a white mantle over the shoulders and icicles hanging from the bottom edges of the mantle.
Favored Weapon: Rope dart
Form of Worship and Holidays: Sailors caught in storms out at sea often pray for mercy from him, some paranoid captains even setting up altars on board their ship.
Typical Worshipers: Cryomancers, pirates

Pyrus – The Passionate Soul – god of fire and courage

Rank: Lesser Deity (7)
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Domains: Fire, Sun, Strength, Resolve
Symbol: A stylized sun with a flaming background.
Garb: Red monk robes rimmed with orange and embroidered with gold in flame patterns.
Favored Weapon: Knuckle axe
Form of Worship and Holidays: Warriors set huge bonfires on nights before a big fight, dancing around it to steel themselves and pray for his blessings in the battle ahead.
Typical Worshipers: Fighters, sorcerers

He is a young god. Energetic and good-hearted, he commands his followers to chase their passions and to never be afraid of the dark.

Draena – The Muse – Goddess of Art

Rank: Lesser Deity
Alignment: NG
Domains: Charm, Good, Liberation, Self-Realization
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Typical Worshipers: Artists, Bards, dancers

Katalyn – The Lover – Goddess of Affection

Rank: Lesser Deity
Alignment: NG
Domains: Charm, Love, Community, Family
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Veythos – The Wild Huntsman – god of the hunt

Rank: Lesser Deity (10)
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Domains: Animal, Fur, War, Tactics
Symbol: A bow and arrow set over the profile of a wolf.
Garb: Followers don’t typically have any specific outfit, the priests and clerics, however, often wear deer skull helmets and heavy fur cloaks.
Favored Weapon: Longbow
Form of Worship and Holidays: Those that take a companion animal take wolves or dire wolves as their companion to emulate the huntsman’s pack. Leaders within the religion will ocassionally even recieve a special boon to their companions…
Typical Worshipers: Rangers, Druids

Kiratahr – The Clockwork Tyrant – goddess of Tyranny

Rank: Lesser Deity (9)
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Domains: Artifice, Construct, Law, War
Symbol: A set of cog wheels.
Garb: Pristine white or silver robes, sometimes metallic, or a form-fitting suit of armor (also metallic).
Favored Weapon: Polished Earth breaker
Form of Worship and Holidays: Clergy and wealthy followers will often replace parts of their bodies with cybernetic parts to more closely emulate their goddess.
Typical Worshipers: Lysard, engineers

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Chaak – The Rebel – god of Rebellion

Rank: Demigod (3)
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Domains: Liberation, Revolution
Symbol: A bloody triple slash mark on a simple bronze coin.
Garb: Tattered student robes in a light ice blue.
Favored Weapon: Shortsword
Form of Worship and Holidays: Followers are encouraged to go after people in influential positions, attempting to throw the structure of government into disarray.
Typical Worshipers: anarchists

Svaak – The Fork-tongue – God of Deception

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Evethsis ~ Goddess of Curiosity

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The Zodiac Angels

Rank: Quasi-deities
Alignment: LG
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Cancer
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Hemospirit (god of vampires). Not an actual god. The vampires that worship it view it as the soul that runs through all living things. It is the source of life energy, the very essence of existence. It is Neutral as it is believed to be present in all blood, no matter the owner’s deity or alignment.

Zaphoran Deities

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