Gods and Demons
- Titles: The Sun Father, the Sun God, the Sun Lord, the Shining One, the Burning Hate
- Home Plane: Hestavar, the Bright City
- Power Level Greater God
- Patron Of: The Sun. Strength, healing, comfort, community.
Pelorians believe that the life-giving sun is the best cure for all the world’s ills. Justice and freedom are brought about through charity, modesty, perseverance, and self-sacrifice. Pelor’s priests teach that the truly strong don’t need to prove their power. Pelorians strive to perform so many good acts that evil has no room in which to exist, though they will fight if necessary. Pelor is wrathful against the forces of evil, and is especially opposed to the undead. However, Pelor urges his followers to remember that excessive attention to things of evil can blind one to the truly important things: compassion and goodness. These are what must be emphasized above all.
Pelorian dogma has it that the energy and power of life originates in the sun.
Pelor’s clergy heal the sick, bless crops, help the needy, and destroy evil and the undead. They are caring and nurturing, with backbones of steel. The Pelorian priesthood attracts many naive youths to his service, but training is rigorous enough to send many of them back to their farms. Pelor’s elite priests are called Radiant Servants. Pelor’s favored weapon is the mace (heavy or light). Vestments are typically yellow or gold
Pelor’s services involve communal prayer, the singing of hymns, and the distribution of alms. Prayers to Pelor are often affirmations in the first person, for example, “I am merciful, just as the Sun of Mercy shines on me.” Weddings and rites of passage often take place at the beginning of a new season. Farmers often request a ritual known as the Blessing of the Sun-Kissed Field.
- Titles: Demon Prince of Gnolls, The Destroyer, Beast of Butchery, Ruler of Ruin
- Home Plane: The Realm of Yeenoghu
- Power Level Demon Lord
- Patron Of: Gnolls, fury, chaos, savagery. Ghouls.
Yeenoghu’s worshipers sometimes paint his eye on their weapons and armor so that their patron can see the atrocities they commit in his name. He embodies killing and butchery. Seeking power over his rivals and the gods themselves, the Beast of Butchery commands his followers to show no mercy to their opponents. Yeenoghu welcomes to his worship any who exult in death and slaughter.
The typical ceremonial vestments of Yeenoghu’s priesthood are dark brown robes accented by mangy yellow furs. The robes are never cleaned, becoming fouled with blood and reeking of dead flesh over time.
Yeenoghu has few formal shrines or temples. His unholy sites are rocks in the wilderness smeared with blood and feces and crude paintings
The Dark Prince
- Titles: Duke of the Chosen, Bringer of Plenty, Fertile Blessing
- Home Plane: Unknown
- Power Level Unknown
- Patron Of: Fertility, prosperity, plenty
Unknown entity. Worshipped by a secret harvest cult. Prayers dedicated to him are sensual, often confused with scandalous poetry. Said to make fields, and folks, fertile. Rituals are associated with salt, decadence, possibly blood.