Domains: Knowledge, Magic, Mind
Favored Weapon: Guisarme
Description: Master Cerebromancer Abiax, a mortal, was offered deityhood by End. While he is little-known in the Pantheon by the other deities, mages, wizards, and psions praise him not as a god, but as an inspiration. Throughout Abiax’s treacherous studies he battled to maintain his wits, a feat few mortals could achieve. It is fabled that his shear will and mind drew End’s eye, though other deities and clerics suspect bribery or other such under the table deals. The harsh reality of the situation, though neither End or Abiax care to admit, is that it was indeed Abiax’s will that gained him the position, but not because it drew attention. Rather, End was unable to kill the man and instead offered him a place among the gods to cover his shortcomings. Abiax avoids attention and confrontation, but can do little to stop it being a mortal turned god.
Domains: Chaos, Creation, Strength
Favored Weapon: Scythe
Description: Anai cares for all things living, paying little attention to the constructs of Zajur. Her mastery of the living form makes her a formidable combatant, and it is thought that every successful Bred was created with her blessing. She assumes that all living who are faithless worship her, and they surprisingly end up in her realm for their afterlife.
Domains: Air, Protection
Favored Weapon: Javelin
Description: Aviera is the daughter of Sidiair and End, but when Sidiair learned that End also bedded Salash of Corruption and Darkness, Sidiair was furious. She kept Aviera from End and raised her as the antithesis of her father, focusing Aviera into the Protection domain. Aviera’s main love is the elemental domain of Air, but still grants divine defense when she is being overseen by her mother.
Domains: Death, War
Favored Weapon: Greatsword
Description: End is less a god of war than he is a record-keeper. He takes no sides and shows no favorites. When it is time for a man’s death, End calmly takes the life in his hands, regardless of any pleading, promising, or protesting. For his lovers, Sidiair and Salash, End feels little more than mild interest, at best. This apathy deters neither of the women, of course, which gave birth to his two children Aviera and Wolven. His true passion is for the records he so diligently maintains.
Domains: Animal, Plant
Favored Weapon: Claw Bracer
Description: As arrogant as a king, Jurari incorrectly believes he’s strongest of deities. Centuries ago, he challenged Tathis, God of Travel, to a foot race spanning the multiverse. The winner of this race would have Weather among their domains. Mythology states that Jurari ran like the cheetah for a year, then rested for a week. He then ran like the hare, and rested for a week. He flew like the hawk, swam like the shark, and stretched like the vine. However, for all his speed, Jurari could not compete with Tathis’ endurance, and the modest god overtook the prideful. Tathis showed no remorse or empowerment, taking the Weather domain in stride as he continued to wander.
Domains: Luck, Madness, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Dire Flail
Description: Oxrick is by far the most random of the deities. There is a small mole on that animal’s left foot. The local taverns always have the best ale on Wednesdays. I swallowed a bug once. Critical hit. His horoscope told him to keep his distance from the plague this week. She had a dream the other day that she was a dragon and her mother was a stamp collector. He doesn’t go to sleep anymore. It is not wise to fear death, for death is inevitable; the fear of Fiend Worms is much more understandable. His arm itches.
Domains: Corruption, Destruction, Darkness
Favored Weapon: Whip
Description: Salash cares not for life and light. She is drawn to the morbid as her realm and darkness as her solitude. When companionship is called for, she calls upon End, lusting after his command of death and hoping to harness his power for herself. She shows as much compassion for her son, Wolvan as she does her lover, and again, only calls upon him when she is in need of his power. The long lasting hatred from Sidiair is mere amusement for Salash, as the two battle for dominance over the pantheon.
Domains: Good, Healing, Water
Favored Weapon: Sai
Description: Salyan, once just the goddess of Healing and Water, took place in an ancient battle against Wolvan. The battle raged on, and despite Salyan’s experience, Wolvan was borne to two powerful gods and she stood no chance. As the divine war neared the end it seemed that her nemesis was sure to win, causing the downfall of those that worshipped her. In a final attempt to save her people, she offered to sacrifice herself to End, resigning to death in exchange for her people’s life. Her sacrifice was noble in the eyes of the all-powerful presence that exists in all gods and she was not allowed to be ended. Instead, she was granted the power she needed to bring the fight to a draw, the one weapon that was sure to hold off the maladjusted god: the power over Good. At once, the war ground to a halt. A minor victory for Salyan and a bitter defeat in the eyes of Wolvan. Ever since that battle, Good and Evil have been at odds in a balance that can be broken by neither.
Domains: Sun, Fire
Favored Weapon: Scimitar
Description: Sidiair’s love of light and fire makes her an easy target for the darker deities, Salash in particular. Their shared affection for End only acted as kindling for their preexisting hatred. Sidiair loves him for his control over war. She sees it as a fiery act of passion, and death is just an unfortunate side-effect. She raises Aviera, the daughter that End sired through her, away from him, although she still loves him. Due to this twisted love triangle, Sidiair maintains a distance from End and a hatred for Salash that burns as powerfully as the flames she commands.
Domains: Travel, Weather
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Description: Tathis, the most humble of the deities, rarely understands the potency of his powers. When paired against Jurari in a foot race to the end of the multiverse for control of the Weather domain, Tathis felt he had nothing to lose in the contest. With his superior knowledge of terrain and survival, Tathis was able to pace himself and earn the right to the domain. Jurari still has not forgiven Tathis.
Domains: Evil, Undeath
Favored Weapon: Halberd
Description: Wolvan is the son borne to End of Death and Salash of Corruption, the union of these deities taken literally in their offspring. Wolvan finds his father’s work to be just the beginning of his own, and acting not unlike a rebellious teenager he corrupts the eternal end of life to do his own bidding. End sees Wolvan’s disgusting hobby as a perversion of the natural order, while Salash does little to hide her satisfaction for the young god’s talent.
Domains: Artifice, Earth, Law
Favored Weapon: Heavy Pick
Description: Zajur is the favored god of the great city Mechanitropolis. He spends eternity experimenting, not figuring out how things work, but finding new reasons as to why they do. Mythology suggests that one such experiment ran awry, and he inadvertently loosed a cog from Mechanus into the material plane. In his haste to return Mechanus to its clockwork functioning he pushed the released cog to the back of his mind until his task was complete. Upon returning attention to the city, he found that the beings of the material plane had flocked to the fallen city as an area of mechanical invention. Zajur was satisfied with the new function of this cog, and left it in the material plane; thus, he left his mark on the plane for these creatures, despite his initial mistake.