Gods of Cauldor
Azuth god of wizards, LN Knowledge, Left hand pointing upward, outlined in fire. Among the most blessed of Azuth’s terrestrial servants are The Favored, thought to be a cadre of slain human wizards resurrected by the Lord of Spells himself but which are in fact magical constructs of his subconscious mind.
Bane god o f tyranny, LE War, Upright black right hand, thumb and fingers together. A strict hierarchy extending from the god’s most powerful worshipers to his weakest ones, with the god himself the lord of everything they did and, though worshipers of Bane came from every station in life, they all knew to whom they owed their blessings, ready to turn it over to the Black Lord at any time.
Chauntea goddess of agriculture, NG Life, Sheaf of grain or a blooming rose over grain. A critical aspect of the assumed cycle of life. Private land owners and destitute (perhaps as a consequence of an unproductive harvest) farmers visited the clerics of Chauntea for any divine suggestions for abetting the harvest. If at any time plague or drought struck the crops, farmers looked to Chauntea, since they hoped she would save the harvest, due to her love of nature
Deneir, god of writing, NG Knowledge, Lit candle above an open eye. Each of Deneir’s churches maintain a library of their own, always collecting literature and maps, but also keeping records of ancient languages and artistic renderings. These churches are full of scribes that transcribe book for the ever-growing collection.
Eldath, goddess of peace, NG Life/Nature, Waterfall plunging into still pool. Eldath religion organized into a simplistic hierarchy, where priests report to a local high priest responsible for a realm or larger region. Most followers dwell in quiet forest communities with open-air sacred places of worship or in woodside cottages, far from the baseness of city life; both often containing pools of placid water in unspoiled areas. They rarely ever engaged in open confrontation and always act subtly and peacefully
Helm, god of protection, LN Life/Light, Staring eye on upright left gauntlet. Helmites are long respected and revered for their dedication and purpose, and their pledge to come to the defense of those who call for it. They were polished full suits of armor often with plumed helmets. Their hierarchy is strict and militaristic.
Lathander, god of birth and renewal, NG Life/Light, Road traveling into a sunrise. Despite the failures of the distant past, Lathander’s faith remains extremely popular and powerful today, especially among idealistic young nobles (though seldom their parents). They claim to be personally tasked by the Morninglord to see to the affairs of their lessers, as though their fortuitous accident of noble birth granted them a writ to serve as Lathander’s mortal representatives. For many young aristocrats, a foray into Lathanderism represents a last act of rebellion before accepting the responsibilities of the nobility. Those of truer heart, however, remain in the church and often end up making a profound difference in their community. Commoners appreciate such treatments, making the Morninglord popular among all social classes.
Lliira, goddess of joy, CG Life, Triangle of three six-pointed stars. Followers of Lliira are called Lliirans and were brightly colored outfits, and adorned themselves with rubies and sapphires. They are known for always having a smile on their lips; it was unheard of to see one with a frown.
Malar, god of the hunt, CE Nature, Clawed paw. Malarites believed that it is an honor to Malar to make one’s killing bloody and long. His followers sometimes form in bands, called Hunts. While forbidden to slay the young or the pregnant, Hunts typically followed his dogma and evoke wanton slaughter in Malar’s name. Malarites are generally frowned upon by civilization, as they tended to wreak havoc in their wake.
Mask, god of thieves, CN Trickery, Black mask. The church of Mask states that wealth rightfully belongs to those who can acquire it. Honesty is for fools but apparent honesty is a very valuable thing while subtlety is everything. Clergy of Mask are called Maskarran. Clergy that have completed an especially dangerous heist or complex act of manipulation are admitted.
Milil, god of poetry and song, NG Light, Five-stringed harp made of leaves. Clerics of Milil, or Sorlyns as they are called, pray for spells upon awakening at sunrise, calling out to the Lord of Song with the Song of Praise, which is also sung after every victory in battle or great thing that benefits them
Selune, goddess o f the moon, CG Knowledge/Life, Pair o f eyes surrounded by seven stars. The Oracles of the Moon are a group of female diviners who worship the Night White Lady. They perform fortune-telling rituals and are some of the highest bards and priests in the faith. The temples also performed fortune-telling, healing, and practice self-reliance and humility.
Talos, god of storms, CE Tempest, Three lightning bolts radiating from a central point. The church of Talos is small by standards , and his followers are fanatical in their love of destruction. The clergy has no formal hierarchy; obedience is enforced through might. Priests of Talos are fond of extorting sailors and farmers. They are wont to pursue wealth and luxury with many indulging in acts of random or spiteful violence, pillage and banditry. Talossan clerics are also committed evangelists who seek to gain converts through fear or the enticement of raw power.
Torm, god of courage/self-sacrifice, LG War, White right gauntlet. Torm’s worshipers consist of those who favor the causes of both good and law. Righteousness, honesty, loyalty and truth are their primary pursuits.
Tyr: God of justice. Lawful Good. The highly organized church of Tyr is strong in the more civilized lands of the Realms. They are known for never refusing service or aid to the faithful when they were in distress. To keep Tyr’s favor, one must respect fallen enemies, never make sacrifice of a corpse, and keep one’s alignment lawful good. Tyr consider slaying agents of evil to be honorable and worthy of the highest praise.
Waukeen, goddess of trade, N Knowledge/Trickery, Upright coin with Waukeen’s profile facing left. Those that venerate and appease her included merchants from lowly peddlers to the wealthy owners of trading companies, investors, accountants, entrepreneurs, caravan guides, warehouse owners, philanthropists, deal-makers, moneylenders, and so on. Waukeen is also the goddess of illicit trade and the patron of many smugglers, fences, black marketeers, and “businessmen” on the shady side of commerce. Collectively, her worshipers are known as Waukeenar.
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