The coward fancied himself an “intellectual” so I removed from him the burden of owning such a heavy brain.
While my gentle palm rested on his convulsing head expunging the last remnants of his memories he tried to reason that this is not what a God does
I replied: ‘If you only paid attention…
I am not that kind of God’"
- Entry 119, Chiaroscruo Diaries; Azair Erudagrion
Kord (Azair Erudagrion)
Kord is the storm god and the lord of battle. He revels in strength, battlefield prowess, and
thunder. Fighters and athletes revere him. He is a mercurial god, unbridled and wild, who summons storms over land and sea; those who hope for better weather appease him with prayers and spirited toasts. He gives few commands:
✦ Be strong, but do not use your strength for wanton destruction.
✦ Be brave and scorn cowardice in any form.
✦ Prove your might in battle to win glory and renown.
Goddess of the moon and autumn, Sehanine is the patron of trickery and illusions. She has close ties to Corellon and Melora and is a favorite deity among elves and halflings. She is also the goddess of love, who sends shadows to cloak lovers’ trysts. Scouts and thieves ask for her blessing on their work. Her teachings are simple:
✦ Follow your goals and seek your own destiny.
✦ Keep to the shadows, avoiding the blazing light of zealous good and the utter darkness of evil.
✦ Seek new horizons and new experiences, and let nothing tie you down.
Called the Platinum Dragon, Bahamut is the god of justice, protection, nobility, and honor. Lawful good paladins often revere him, and metallic dragons worship him as the first of their kind. Monarchs are crowned in his name. He commands his followers thus:
✦ Uphold the highest ideals of honor and justice.
✦ Be constantly vigilant against evil and oppose it on all fronts.
✦ Protect the weak, liberate the oppressed, and defend just order.
Asmodeus is the evil god of the Nine Hells. He is patron of the powerful, god of tyranny and domination, and the commander of devils.
Bane is the evil god of war and conquest. Militaristic nations of humans and goblins serve him and conquer in his name.
Gruumsh is the chaotic evil god of destruction, lord of marauding barbarian hordes. Where Bane
commands conquest, Gruumsh exhorts his followers to slaughter and pillage. Orcs are his most fervent followers.
Lolth is the chaotic evil god of shadow, lies, and spiders. Scheming and treachery are her commands, and her clerics are a constant force of disruption in the otherwise stable society of the evil drow.
Tiamat is the evil god of wealth, greed, and envy. She urges her followers to take vengeance for every slight, and she is the patron of chromatic dragons. Torog is the evil god of the Underdark, patron of jailers and torturers. Common superstition holds that if his name is spoken, the King that Crawls will burrow up from below and drag the hapless speaker underground to an eternity of imprisonment and torture.
Vecna is the evil god of undead, necromancy, and secrets. He rules that which is not meant to be known and that which people wish to keep secret.
Zehir is the evil god of darkness, poison, and assassins. Snakes are his favored creation, and the yuan-ti revere him above all other gods.