What follows is a list of the Higher Powers of the Adarian World. The first twenty are the most commonly worshipped by "civilizated" races, although
some are vastly more popular with some races than others. Generally each race or culture worships the Gods and Goddess it feels most comfortable with, but
each race and/or culture worships their chosen in their own way and some
of the bloodest "Holy Wars" are against different peoples that worship the
same God(s). What the Gods think about this has never been addressed, but for
the most part, they remain aloof and seldom try to stop the carnage, but perhaps it should be noted that usually such "Holy Wars" are fought by the more militant worshipers of "Battle Gods." Perhaps it is some sort of divine fitness test...
CROWNOS (CROW-nos) God of Time, Fate, Destiny, Dreams, Prophecy, Eternity,
Patron of Oracles.
DAERMYTH (dare-myth) God of Individuality, Appearance, Style, Poetry,
Eloquence, Song, Dance, Self-Protection, Fencing, Romance, Trade,
Courting, Wandering, Humor, Wine and Spirits. Patron of Adventurers.
LOVIATAR (low-VEE-ah-TAR) Goddess of Pain, Suffering, Hurt, Loss, Sorrow,
LUNADOREA (LUN-AH-door-re-ah) Goddess of Love, Beauty, Charisma, Passion,
Joy, Happiness, Inspiration, Self-Perfection, Care-free Feelings, Female
Fertility, Conception, Renewal, Beginnings, the New Born, the Moon.
MARAW (mah-RAW) God of Revenge, Bloodlust, Slaughter, Maddness, Mad Marauding
Beasts. Patron of Berserkers.
PLANTARA (plan-TAR-ra) Goddess of the Evening Star, Wisdom, Earth, Peace,
Agriculture, Healing, Hospitality, Stillness, Quiet Places, Summer,
Contentment, Childbirth. Patron of Marriage.
POEMOREA (poe-MORE-re-ah) Goddess of Courage, Valor, Honor, Truth, Duty,
Loyality, Obedience, Perservence, Endurance, Fitness, Ancestors, Heraldry.
Patron of Protectors and Guardians.
SHARULEUS (SHAR-rule-LEE-us) God of Ambition, Greed, Conquest, Enslavement,
Subjugation, Opersesion, Persecution, Compliance, Conformity, Strategy.
SOLARIAN (sol-LAR-re-un) God of the Sun, Light, Fire, Enlightenment, Music.
TEMPUS (temp-BUS) God of War. Patron of Warriors.
TYCHE (tie-KEY) Goddess of Luck, Good Fortune, Victory, Daring, Youth, Chance,
Unpredictability, Uncertainty. Patron of Gamblers.
UKAYDEUS (U-KAY-dee-us) God of Strength, Weather, the Four Winds, Storms,
Lightning, Thunder, Bad Temper, the Spring, Teilight, Male Fertility, the
Balance of Nature.
The Cults of the Elemental Lords
Few of the intelligent races worship the Elemental Lords, as they are rather
cool and do not normally trouble themselves with the affairs of other races,
appearing to be content to rule their own domains, served by their respective
elementals. Some powerful wizards do bargin sucessfully with the Elemental
Lords, but few mages truly worship them, although there are some that do.
AEROWON (air-ROW-won) Ruler of the Elemental Plane of Air, Goddess of the Sky.
PYRUS (pie-RUS) Ruler of the Elemental Plane of Fire, God of Flames.
TERAFIRMA (tear-US-firm-ah) Ruler of the Elemental Plane of Earth, God of Earth.
AQUWA (OUG-wah) Ruler of the Elemental Plane of Water, Goddess of Water.
The Cults of the Beast
The animals, intelligent beasts and many primitive races and cultures worship
the following creatures. These are considered "the Old Religion and
the worshippers of "the New Gods," consider the worshippers of the Beast Gods
as "backward primitives" at best and as "blood-thiresty salvages at worst."
ASLAN (as-LAN) God of Bravery, Brave Beasts and Felines.
Wroofus (WROOF-us) God of Loyality and Canines (including Foxes, Wolves,
PYRAY (Pie-RAY) God of the Unspoken and the Creatures of the Deep.
SOLANEA (sew-LAWN-ee-ah) Goddess of Unicons, Magical Beasts and the magic of
UURR-RA (uuu-rrrr-RA) Goddess of Strength, Strong Beasts and especially Bears.
ZEPFA (ZEP-fah) Goddess of Freedom and Winged Creatures, especially Birds.
The Court of Chaos
Besides the above Gods, there is another group of Higher Powers who are the God's sworn enemies, those beings known as being members of the Court of Chaos. The Lords and Ladies
of Chaos are as powerful individually as the Gods, but they do not seek worshippers as
such (although there are individuals and groups that do worship Chaos). It is believed by many that in the distant past, the Gods were servants in the Court of Chaos and they revolted and created the intelligent races to aid them in their war against the Court of
Chaos, such tales claim that devils and demons were created by the Lords of Chaos to
weaken and destroy the followers of the Gods. While no one is certain, it is a widely held belief that the Gods and the Lords of Chaos have a truce and are regrouping, preparing to resume the struggles when one side or the other has gained an advantage...in the meanwhile their followers wage war upon one another and the struggle contines by proxy...