Dark Legacy :: manual deities
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Religion and the Deities
Although all things in life where spawned from the same energy, some lifeforms exhibited an imbalance in its extremities. Unable to reach the general population, the Deities learned to guide and manipulate imbalanced lifeforms, making them Peons, indirectly shaping their fate. Where possible, these Peons taught their followers ways of strengthening their deities' extremity within them, allowing their Deity to take a greater part in their life.
  • A deity can only force its will upon a lifeform if it is extremely pure in a single extremity. Otherwise it can only affect it indirectly, by changing the lifeforms path in life, supplying objects and giving powers, relative on the amount of its extremity in the lifeform.
  • Deities are unable to communicate and express themselves to lifeforms and other deities clearly. Their existence is their extremity, and they lack the intricacies to communicate clearly on a mortal level (to do that they need to understand beyond their extremity).
  • The two basic driving forces in the existence of a typical deity are weakening the enemy deity's extremity (the deity on the other side of the scale), and strengthening its own extremity.
  • The driving forces of the followers depend on the clarity and power of a deity on its Peons. It is common for followers to combat rival Deity followers with either steel or words, but this isn't the rule, since personal interests, views, politics and even misunderstandings between Deity and Peons often mingle and distort.
  • Although a general Deity abstains from using its resources on a Deity unrelated to its own extremity, its followers may decide differently (due to alliances and such). In this case the Deity might be forced into war with the other Deity, or lose them to the retaliation of his unrelated Deity. Outside-extremity wars are always caused by Mortals, but may eventually be dragged on by the Deities themselves.
Deity Fianna
Extremity: Love Symbol: A silver heart Description: Standing for love and compassion, Fianna is often depicted as a Beautiful young elven female. It is hinted that Fianna, understanding the extremities of love, has opened her heart towards Leopold, the Deity of Truth. In any case, Leopold is incapable of understanding her affection. People turn to Fianna when in love, insecure or lonely.

Followers of Fianna believe there is a true love for everyone, and preach the many ways of love. It is not uncommon for the followers of Fianna to try to attract one of Leopolds followers as a partner, as a way to express Fianna's love for Leopold.

Followers of Fianna are in conflict with the followers of Fell, and surprisingly, the followers of Hor.

Deity Fell
Extremity: Hate Symbol: A demonic face Description: Fell finds its peons amongst the lonely and single everywhere in the world. Fell fosters disgust and dislike in the purest form of hate.

With a follower of Fell around, discontent grows, love dies and hate rises. Followers are often at conflict with each other, tend to be loners, and lack a sense of unity.

Followers of Fell can often be found working together with followers Of Sekhmet. Followers of Fell are in conflict with the followers of Fianna, and dislike the followers of Halycon.

Deity Halycon
Extremity: Peace Symbol: A pair of wings Description: Halycon's main Peons are amongst Clerics and holy men. Although it may seem the god of Peace would probably stay out of combat, this is not the case. Halycon's rival, the Deity Sekhmet, thrives on letting wars rage on for decades. Halycon's only goal is to stop all wars.

Followers of Halycon often join a war to tip the balance between the two opposing forces. Although the followers of Halycon prefer the most naturally aggressive party to lose, they wont hesitate to assist the aggressive party if it is the only way to stop the war.

In a sense, followers of Halycon are neither good nor evil. Followers of Halycon can be found in many councils, to prevent Conflicts To escalate into full scale wars. The followers of Halycon do not shun diplomatic or dishonorable conduct, if it would prevent a war.

Followers of Halycon are in conflict with the followers of Sekhmet, And dislike the Followers of Fell.

Deity Sekhmet
Extremity: War Symbol: A white cracked skull Description: Sekhmet was named after its first follower, a mighty general of one of the great Phasian armies that once contended for the world. Sekhmet was entrusted with gaurding several Phasian kingdoms that had alliances, and loved to fight but sought peace above all. The Deity strengthened Sekhmet's desire for war, and incited Sekhmet to start a war with the enemy kingdoms. So began the final war between the great Phasian empires, and eventually results in the near destruction of the race.

Sekhmet's followers believe in the virtues of continuous war. Sekhmet's nature causes there to be many different groups of believers, each battling each other. Where possible, Sekhmet causes conflict, often siding with both warring parties.

Followers of Sekhmet are in conflict with the followers of Halycon.

Deity Maybloom
Extremity: Freedom Symbol: A golden sun Description: The Deity Maybloom shuns the demihumans. She respects nature and Favors the Fae race. Many Fae are Peons of Maybloom, and most think of Maybloom as a mother instead as a Deity.

The followers of Maybloom take care of Nature, as it is freedom in its purest form. It is said at least one tiny follower of Maybloom inhabits every prison, and they are often blamed when prisoners escape. If it wasn't for the Deity Tlock, oppressors would never reign for very long.

Followers of Maybloom are in conflict with the Followers of Tlock.

Deity Tlock
Extremity: Oppression Symbol: A black tentacle Description: Slaves, Control. That is what Tlock is about. Master of all Tlock followers is Tlock's main Peon, a fierce Black dragon, whose Extremity allows Tlock to inhabit it directly. As of such, Tlock has the most influence on the universe level compared to the other deities.

The followers of Tlock obey the black dragon out of fear for its powers. They mainly protect Oppressors around Alora against Maybloom's fays. The followers of Tlock use fear to intimidate Their enemies. The followers of Tlock are the main conspirators Behind the slave trade on Alora.

Followers of Tlock are in conflict with the Followers of Maybloom

Deity Mitrill
Extremity: Order Symbol: A mitrill square Description: Mitrill is the Supreme Deity of Order. Its entire being strives to bring order to the universe. Among with Balthildis, Mitrill is one of the two oldest deities. Usually considered the embodiment of goodness and order, followers of Mitrill seek to bring about a world with order, where none starve and justice is always served, a world that is perfect with all forms of chaos removed.

The followers of Mitrill are capable of achieving incredible focus in their work, and are considered to be some of the most enlightened individuals in Alora. The lives of Mitrill's followers are filled with order and focus, and Mitrill's sign is a perfect circle, of solid white.

Mithrill's followers are in conflict with the followers of Balthildis.

Deity Balthildis
Extremity: Chaos Symbol: An irregular cloud Description: Balthildis is the Supreme Deity of Chaos. Its entire being strives to bring chaos into the world, and is in constant conflict with Mitrill, the Supreme Deity of Order. Usually considered the embodiment of evil and chaos, though not truly evil in nature, Balthildis seek to bring about a world filled with chaos. In the minds of sentinent races this usually translates into a world filled with evil. The destruction of stable establishments in the world is one of the prime joals of more devoted followers.

The followers of Balthildis are often strange individuals, generally considered by society to either be insane or criminal. Most of the followers of Balthildis show talent in art, or in inventing. A multicolored spiral is the symbol of Balthildis.

Balthildis's followers are in conflict with the followers of Mitrill.

Deity Leopold
Extremity: Truth Symbol: A unicorn symbol Description: Leopold is the Deity of Truth. Ironically, this makes Leopold the most gullible Deities of all. Leopold is loved by the Deity Fianna, but he is incapable of understanding her affection.

Followers of Leopold worship the Truth, and unlike their Deity, which lacks the insight, they are skilled at spotting a liar. Followers of Leopold are often hired by Kingdoms to go undercover and track down Followers of Hor within their ranks.

Followers of Leopold are in conflict with the followers of Hor, and are friendly towards the followers of Fianna.

Deity Hor
Extremity: Dishonesty Symbol: A serpent symbol Description: Hor, The Deity of Dishonesty, maybe his Extremity is best demonstrated by A short story.

"A female paladin by the name of Yiina, was sent to kill a official from a rival kingdom who had been charged with threatening the head Priest. Yiina killed the official, and upon returning to her kingdom she found the Priest. When she got back the priest showed the mark of the serpent and laughed, congratulating her for killing the kings favorite spy. Unable to prove the Priests implications, she was beheaded the next morning."

The followers of Hor are a secretive group. They love trickery, even if their tricks cause death. They attract new followers from people who see trough their trickery. A follower of Hor mistrusts everyone.

Followers of Hor are in conflict with the followers of Leopold. Followers of Hor are in conflict with the followers of Fianna