13 True Ways
Gods of Light
Avandra, Goddess of Commerce
The god of change, Avandra delights in freedom, trade, travel, adventure, and the frontier. Her temples are few in civilized lands, but her wayside shrines appear throughout the world. Halflings, merchants, and all types of adventurers are drawn to her worship, and many people raise a glass in her honor, viewing her as the god of luck.
Corellon, God of the Fey
The deity of Spring, the arts, magic, music, beauty, and the fey. He is one of the patrons of the arcane arts and the Fey, along with Sehanine and Lolth, and thus is most frequently worshiped by elves and eladrin. He seeded the world with arcane magic and planted the most ancient forests. Artists worship him, as do those who view spellcasting as an art. He despises Lolth for leading the drow astray, though her influence over them has waned since the Elf Queen founded the Court of Stars.
Erathis, Goddess of Civilization
Earthis is the goddess of civilization, inventions and law. Rulers, judges, pioneers and devoted citizens worship her, and her temples are present in most major cities of the world. She is the patron of the minotaurs after having defeated the primordial Baphomet. She is said to be the consort of Pelor and is allied with Moradin and Ioun. Her antithesis is Melora, goddess of nature, the sea, and wilderness.
Ioun, Goddess of Knowledge
Ioun is the god of knowledge, skill, and prophecy. Sages, seers, and tacticians revere her, as do all who live by their knowledge and mental power. Corellon is the patron of arcane magic, but Ioun is the patron of its study. Libraries and wizard academies are built in her name.
Kord, God of Storms
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.
Moradin, God of the Hearth
Moradin is the god of creation and patron of artisans, especially miners and smiths. He carved the mountains from primordial earth and is the guardian and protector of the hearth and the family. Dwarves from all walks of life follow him.
Pelor, God of the Sun
Pelor is the god of the sun, agriculture and time as well as the seasonal god of Summer. He is known as a healing god and is the most popular god among humans. His clerics are well respected and honored in most good aligned realms. He is said to live in the heavens with Erathis, who is his lover. His antithesis is the Raven Queen, goddess of death, fate and doom, and the seasonal goddess of Winter.
The Raven Queen, Goddess of Death
The name of the god of death is long forgotten, but she is called the Raven Queen. She is the spinner of fate and the patron of winter. She marks the end of each mortal life, and mourners call upon her during funeral rites, in the hope that she will guard the departed from the curse of undeath. The Raven Queen refuses to speak with the Priestess but is still reluctantly accepted in cannon. Those seeking to stave off death or cursed undeath are wise to offer the Raven Queen prays and offerings.
Sehanine, Goddess of the Moon
Goddess of the moon and Autumn, Sehanine is the patron of illusions and trickery. She is wife to Corellon and is favored among elves and halfings. She is also the goddess of love, who sends shadows to cloak lovers’ trysts. Scouts and thieves ask for her blessing in their work.
The Dark Gods
Bane, God of Tyranny
Th god of hate, fear, conquest, and tyranny, Bane is revered by despotic warlords, and goblins. He has no tolerance for failure and is known as the one of the cruelest of the Dark Gods. Bane has a bitter rivalry with Gruumsh and the two have been known to clash. The Crusader is the most prominent of Bane’s followers.
Gruumsh, God of Destruction
The god of destruction and the lord of marauding hordes, though some are known to worship him as a war god. He is known as the One-Eyed God, supposedly due to losing his left eye in a battle against Corellon. For this reason, his most devout followers, orcs, possess a lingering hatred for elves and eladrin. Many orc priests wear eye patches to show their devotion to Gruumsh.
Melora, Goddess of the Wild
The goddess of nature, wilderness and the sea, Melora is often worshiped by elves as well as hunters and rangers. She is the antithesis of Erathis, the deity of civilization. In one of her most controversial decisions, the Priestess cast Melora with the Dark Gods because of the goddess’ bitter relationship with Erathis. Despite this rebuking, sailors still often make offerings to her before they embark on their voyages.
Lolth, Goddess of Lies
Lolth, also called the Spider Queen and the Queen of the Demonweb Pits, is goddess of shadow, lies, and spiders and the patron of the drow and betrayers. Scheming and treachery are her commands. Lolth’s clerics remain a constant force of disruption in the otherwise stabilizing society of the drow.
Torog, God of the Underdark
Torog is the god of the Underdark, and the patron of jailors and torturers. He is a malicious deity who revels in the pain and suffering of others. His bitterness and contempt for life stems from eons of imprisonment in the Underdark, a realm he resentfully claims as his own. Torog has been trapped in the Underdark since he was a young god during the Dawn War. Because he continually bullied the other young gods of the time, he has no allies even among the Dark Gods.
Venca, God of Undeath
Vecna is the evil god of secrets, the undead and necromancy. He is usually depicted as a mummified, desiccated corpse missing his left hand and left eye. His many titles include the Arch-Lich, the Maimed God and the Whispered One. Ioun is often considered to be Vecna’s antithesis, because she wishes to share with the world all the knowledge that Vecna would rather keep secret. He is also rivaled by the Raven Queen, both of whom seek to claim each others portfolio.
Zehir, God of Assassins
Zehir is the god of darkness and poison, and is the patron of assassins. Snakes are his favored creation, and the yuan-ti revere him above all other gods. Zehir was an interloper deity – alien to this plane of existence. He counts Avandar, Melora, and Sehanine as his foes.