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The Pantheon

Since the world was created there have been 21 gods that have governed the world of Krynn. Seven for each of the three alignments. At the dawn of time there was also another more powerful god, and there has always been the one whom created them all.

In the Age of Mortals, the pantheon has been altered dramatically. Two chief gods were cast down from the heavens, in order to maintain the balance between good and evil.

The gods are worshipped in every part of Krynn. In some regions, only certain gods are recognised and worshipped. The deities have many names by which they are known by the various peoples. All have vast amounts of power, and all are to be treated carefully. The anger of a god is a terrible thing.

Gods of the Light

Majere

Majere is the god of meditation, faith, thought and the mind. He works to restore the faith in the good gods. In the past he was always known as Paladine's advisor, however now he works closely with Mishakal in order to further enlightment and goodness in the world. Majere has few followers, those few who follow him are chiefly good-aligned monks. His avatar is that of a bald & blind man/woman who possesses the ability to make those around him unnerved if they are not truthful to themselves.

Some of the names he is known by are: Master of Mind, Mantis of the Rose, Matheri, and Nadir the Dreamsender.

Kiri-Jolith

Kiri-Jolith is the god of heroism, courage, war and battle. He is the eldest son of Paladine and the most aggressive god of good. He punishes wrongdoings and protects the innocent, he seeks to battle directly all that is evil. Kiri-Jolith is the patron of the Knights of the Sword. His main avatar is that of an all-powerful warrior, either minotaur or human. His followers include Knights of the Sword, good-aligned minotaurs, and generally warriors of any race of good alignment.

Some of the names that Kiri-Jolith is known by are: Sword of Justice, Emperor, Kargath, Corij, and Kijo the Blade.

Mishakal

Mishakal is the goddess of healing and was the consort of Paladine. After the cataclysm, it was Mishakal that was responsible for the return of the True Gods. She aided Riverwind in his quest for the staff and appeared to Goldmoon to aid in the quest for the Disks of Mishakal. Her avatar is that of a beautiful young woman, who wears a robe and carries a blue crystal staff. Her followers are generally clerics of good alignment, who heal those in need freely, without usually ever asking for any compensation.

Some of the names she is known by are: Healing Hand, Mesalax, Quen Illumini, Mishas, Empress, Ka-Mel-Sha, and Elir-Sana.

Habbakuk

Habbakuk is the god of the creatures of land and sea. He is the second son of Paladine and is the patron of the Knights of the Crown. He is often unpredictable and seeks to heal the land and those that are suffering. His avatar is often that of a giant blue dolphin. His followers are the Knights of the Crown, druids, and some of the faerie-folk. Habbakuk's druids and clerical followers live to protect nature from those who would destroy it.

Some of the names by which Habbukuk is known by are: Fisher King, The Blue Phoenix, Sea Lord, Rakiris, and Skylord.

Branchala

Branchala is the god of music. During the creation of the first creatures of Krynn, he journeyed with Habbakuk and instilled song and harmony in their souls. He loves merriment and dance, preferring to mingle with people, rather than simply be worshipped. His avatar is that of a simple traveler who is of the race that he is visiting at the time. His followers include elves and kender, to these races he is one of the chief gods.

A few of his many names include: Song of Life, Gardener, Songmaster, Astra, Bran, and Bardilun.

Solinari

Solinari is the god of good magic. With Lunitari and Nuitari, he founded the three orders of magic. He is tied to Krynn and to magic. He grants his magic to those who will defend Krynn in the White Robes. His avatar is that of a white-robed mage. His followers include wizards of the white robes.

Some of Solinari's many titles include: Mighty Hand, Beacon, White-Eye, Ivory Disk, and Solin

Gods of Neutrality

Gilean

Gilean is the Chief God of Neutrality and the guardian of the Tobril (the book that contains all knowledge). During the creation, Gilean created humans in his image, imbuing them with free choice to act as they will. He seeks to maintain balance in the world and will assist either good or evil, in order to preserve it. His avatar form is that of a middle-aged male scholar. His followers primarily include aesthetics and other historians/scholarly types. One of his chief servants, Astinus, built the Great Library in Palanthas, in order to have a house of research in which to chronicle all the events of Krynn. This is the single largest monument to the chief god of neutrality.

Some of his names include: The Void, Gray Voyager, The Gate of Souls, and the Sage.

Reorx

Reorx is the god of the forge. He forged the world and the stars with his hammer. He also forged the Graygem and inadvertently had a major role in trapping Chaos inside the gem. His avatar is often Dougan Redhammer, an amiable dwarf, always looking for some fun. His followers are usually dwarves, amongst whom he is considered the highest of gods.

Reorx's titles include: The Weaponmaster, Anvil, and Reorx the Craftsman.

Shinare

Shinare is the goddess of wealth, production and commerce. She is concerned primarily with rebuilding Krynn and is strongly opposed to Hiddukel as his business ventures are all corrupt. Her avatar is as a rich merchant female/male who wears only the finest clothing and jewelry. Her followers are often mercenaries, merchants and shopkeepers. She is one of the chief gods of the dwarves.

Some of Shinare's titles include: Silver Master, Balance, Walking Liberty, Winged Victory, and Winged One.

Chislev

Chislev is the goddess of animals, plants and nature, as well as the consort of Zivilyn. She seeks to restore the land of Krynn from wars and to revert it back to a beautiful, natural state. Her avatar is either that of a unicorn, or of a beautiful human/elven woman with golden hair and carrying a living wooden staff. Her followers are the centaur people, satyrs, and all animals, creatures that dwell within the forests.

Some of her many names include: The Beast, Wild One, and the Wilds.

Sirrion

Sirrion is the god of fire. He controls every flame on Krynn, including the sun. And attempts to make fire as beautiful as he can. He is the consort of Shinare. His avatar is that of a man with flaming hair who carries a huge flaming sword. His followers are few as he is a little known god. The few who follow him are those with a love for fire, and known to run apothecaries or to dabble in the mystical arts.

Some of Sirrion's names include: The Wizard, Firemaster, and the Alchemist.

Zivilyn

Zivilyn is the god of wisdom. He can see into all times and works closely with Gilean, since wisdom and knowledge go hand in hand. His avatar is that of a balding, bearded man who carries a wooden staff. One look into his eyes shows a person their future and death. His followers are, like Gilean, scholars and aesthetics.

Some of his titles include: Wise One, Tree of Life, and the World Tree.

Lunitari

Lunitari is the god of neutral magic. She founded the Red Robed Order of Magic and works closely with Solinari and Nuitari to restore magic to Krynn. Her avatar is a red-robed female mage who carries ruby red darts as a weapon. Her followers are Red Robed wizards.

Some of Lunitari's names include: Maid of Illusion, Veiled Maiden, Night Candle, Luin, and Red-Eye.

Gods of Darkness

Sargonnas

Sargonnas is the god of vengeance, intrigue and destruction. He plots against everyone for his own gain, including his former consort Takhisis. He once sought to overthrow Takhisis and become the chief god of evil. It is strongly believed that he has now attained that goal. His avatar is either a red condor, an all-powerful warrior of minotaur/human origins, or a fire elemental. His followers are generally the minotaurs, for whom he is the chief god.

Sargonnas' many names include: Sargas the Destroyer, Misal-Lasim, Sargonax the Bender, and Kinthalas.

Hiddukel

Hiddukel is the god of corrupt business. He often deals in the trading of souls, he will get a soul in return for providing wealth and treasure to someone. Those that deal with him, almost always lose their lives quickly. On one occasion he even tricked the chief goddess of evil, Takhisis, and had a tryst with her, convincing Takhisis that he was actually Chemosh (whom she lusted after at the time). His avatar is generally an obese man that avoids physical combat. His followers are generally businessmen and merchants.

Some of his names include: Hiltax the Flaw, Betrayer, M'Fistos, Usk-Do, and the Prince of Lies.

Zeboim

Zeboim is the Goddess of the Sea. She is very temperamental and fickle, and seeks to conquer the seas and her main rival Habbakuk. In the past, Zeboim would never go against the wishes of her mother, Takhisis, but thinks little of her father, Sargonnas. Her avatar is a giant sea turtle with the face of a human female. Her followers are few, and are generally only the undead that roam the sea, or evil-aligned sea elves, koalinths and pirates.

Some of her titles include: Maelstrom, Darkling Sea, Bhezomiax, Zebyr Jotun, and Rann.

Chemosh

Chemosh is the god of the dead. He constantly recruited corpses to work for his and Takhisis' undead armies previously, however now he works for himself and for Sargonnas. He works to corrupt all beings, living and dead, and offers false promises of immortality to those who will be his followers. His avatar is either a young human male in a black robe, or a lich in fine clothes. His followers are generally the undead, and mortals with a love for death or a lust for immortality.

Some of Chemosh's titles are: Aeleth, Lord of Death, Khemax, Lifebane, Dron of the Deep, Orkrust, and Chemos Joton.

Morgion

Morgion is the god of disease, decay and plague. He always works in complete secrecy and does not work with any other god. He seeks to sabotage Mishakal's healing arts and to corrupt all. His avatar is either a black hooded executioner or a thick, black cloud with red eyes. His followers are assassins, priests of evil alignment and other lowlifes, who only meet in secret and live their lives in the shadows.

Some of his titles are: Morgax the Rustlord, Black Wind, Pestilence, Anthrax Goatlord, and H'rar.

Nuitari

Nuitari is the god of evil magic. He founded the Black Robed Order of Magic. With Lunitari and Solinari he works to increase magic on Krynn. Nuitari privately seeks for all magic to be black magic on Krynn. His avatar is either that of a wicked child or a black robed wizard. His followers are black-robed wizards.

Some of Nuitari's titles include: Ungod, Devouring Dark, Nightreaver, and Black Hand.

Other Gods

The Highgod

The Highgod is the creator of Krynn, the gods and almost everything else. The Highgod came when there was naught but the void. This omnipotent being fashioned a beautiful new world and also gods to govern over this world. The Highgod guided his godlings in the new world and then left it in their hands. Once Krynn was completed, the Highgod withdrew from the world, and watched his creations from afar. The Highgod has no avatars, since he never appears in the mortal realm. The Highgod also has practically no followers, since almost no-one knows of his/her existence, except for the gods themselves. With the wanderings of Valthonis, it seems possible that more may be discovered about this great entity. The Highgod loves creation, and the only time he/she would ever take an active role upon Krynn, would be to prevent it's final destruction.

Some of the other known names for the Highgod are: Sky-Father, Great God, All-Father.

Ionthas

Ionthas was once the chief servant of the Highgod, and the most powerful amongst the gods. However his pride made him haughty towards the other gods and they worked against him as he sought to dominate Krynn. He was beaten by the combined efforts of the gods and forsook them and even his name. He chose the name of Chaos and slowly fell into insanity as he was cast beyond creation by the Highgod. Part of his essence was later captured by Reorx in the Greygem, and Chaos himself soon found himself imprisoned within the gem for a long time. During the Summer of Chaos, he was freed inadvertantly by the Irda, and rampaged with his newly formed armies across the face of Krynn. On the verge of total dominance he was beaten by the combined efforts of the gods and of mortals. Ionthas was banished from the world for the rest of time.

His other names include: The Father of All & Nothing, Chaos.

Gorth

Gorth is a mysterious being that has been known to appear to ogres and half-ogres in the Conquered Lands region of Taladas. It is unknown whether Gorth is merely an avatar of one of the gods, however it has never alluded to being so. Or whether Gorth is a minor deity, known only to the ogres in this area. Gorth has the ability to grant spells, albeit they are unpredictable, and can be useless or extremely powerful at random. Practically nothing else is known about this mysterious being.

The Four Dargonesti Gods

The four gods of the Dargonesti are thought to be four elves, whom were made into minor deities, for services rendered in Krynn's ancient past. They are known only amongst the sea elves, and are only minor deities amongst even them. Habakkuk is the sea elves major deity, followed by Kiri-Jolith. However the four Dargonesti gods still have groups of loyal followers.

Daidlin is the Dargonesti goddess of sea flora and fauna. Her symbol is that of a golden anemone. She is often called upon when fish hunters go out on expeditions, and all sorts of feasts and services are held in her honor when the Dargonesti plant or harvest any crops. Her avatar is that of a plain looking elf, with marine life circling her head. She grants her priests druidic powers, and is known to be closely associated with fervently good gods such as Kiri-Jolith.

Kailthis the Beautiful is the Dargonesti goddess of love and procreation. Her symbol is that of an amazingly beautiful mermaid. She is worshipped during weddings, births and courtships. Sacrifices are made to her in the forms of love poems and sea flowers. Her avatar is that of an extremely beautiful Dargonesti, and she is also closely linked to fervently good gods.

Tumarq is the Dargonesti god of tradesman and handicrafts. His symbol is a hermit crab. Tumarq is worshipped by tradesman and is the only Dargonesti god, known outside of the sea elves realm. He is worshipped by a small group of gnomes in the Spire Mountains of Taladas. Sacrifices are made to Tumarq in the forms of small models of equipment. Tumarq's avatar is that of a muscular Dargonesti with nimble fingers and dressed as a white-robed mage.

Randoril'thi is the Dargonesti god of luck. His symbol is the sea urchin. He is usually not worshipped widely amongst the Dargonesti, since he is not very popular. He somehow gained the power to grant his clerics the ability to cast spells from any sphere of magic. Randoril'thi clerics would naturally be extremely powerful, and the few whom exist, do not admit to it. His avatar is that of a small Dargonesti boy with tousled green hair. He looks and acts like street urchin, and is known to be somewhat of a thief.

The Fallen Gods

Paladine

Paladine was the Chief God of Good. He led all the Gods from Beyond during the Age of Starbirth, so that they could create Krynn, as shown by the Highgod. During the creation, Paladine, Gilean and Takhisis learnt to infuse chaos into creation with form and purpose. Paladine fashioned the elves in his likeness, as the creatures of good. He also fashioned the metallic dragons to fight in his name. With Kiri-Jolith and Habakkuk he helped Vinas Solamnus form the Knights of Solamnia, and was the patron of the Knights of the Rose. During the War of Souls, he sacrificed his godhood in order to stop the schemings of Takhisis. He now travels the world of Krynn as a mortal, in the form of an elf known as Valthonis. His avatar was that of Fizban, a befuddled old wizard. His followers included Knights of the Rose, Clerics of Good alignment, and many other darn nice folk.

His other names included: Platinum Dragon, Bah'Mut, Dragonlord, E'li, Draco Paladin, and Thak the Hammer.

Takhisis

Takhisis was the Chief God of Evil. During creation she made the ogres in her image, they were powerful, near-immortals, beautiful and worshipped evil gods, and enslaved races weaker than them. She also created the chromatic dragons by twisting Paladine's initial dragon creations. During the 3rd Dragon War she sought to enter Krynn but was defeated by the Solamnic Knight Huma Dragonbane and banished to the Abyss. She later created draconians by perverting good dragon eggs and lead the Dragon Highlords in conquering Krynn. Takhisis also aided Ariakan to found the Knights of Takhisis in order to attempt to conquer Krynn again. She was all that is evil and sought total domination of Krynn and of every creature that resided in this world. During the Summer of Chaos she orchestrated the stealing of Krynn and shifting it to another part of the multiverse. She then posed as the One God and sought to dominate the world as the only resident god. Her plans were thwarted however, and the other gods removed the mantle of godhood from her. She was made mortal and in that form she was killed. Takhisis' body was carried away by Mina, her final resting place is unknown. Her avatar was that of a five headed dragon or of a beautiful temptress. Her followers were almost pretty much any follower of darkness, particularly the Knights of Takhisis.

Some of her many names were: Lady Chaos, She of the Many Faces, Erestem, Queen of Darkness, Tamex the False Metal, Mwarg, Tii'Mhut, and Nilat the Corruptor.

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