Religion

Om and the Religion of Enedathran

Enedathran is a monotheistic, or dualist, society. They worship Om.

The Om faith blends elements of monotheism and dualism. The religion is primarily focused in the worship of Om, who is held to be the greatest and most powerful of all gods. Some sects of the faith (and there are many sects) acknowledge the existence of Druena and the fae gods, but consider them lesser creations of Om, or in some cases, simply alternate faces Om has chosen to present to the mortal races. Other sects decry the other gods as illusory or even as demons masquerading as gods in order to lead the faithful astray. Om himself is worshipped in several aspects, such as the stern King of Heaven and the merciful Redeemer, and pious folk pray to many of his archangels and saints to intercede in their areas of specialty.

The other, “lesser” half of the Om religion is Om’s eternal enemy, a dark god most frequently referred to as the Adversary. The Adversary is considered the first, oldest, and most wicked devil in all of Hell, the firstborn creation of Om who rebelled against his maker and was cast down for for his arrogance and cruelty. Most faithful believe that despite the Adversary’s power and cunning, Om is clearly greater than the Adversary and will eventually put an end to his rogue creation; in the meantime, good folk must remain vigilant lest the Adversary tempt them into joining him in Hell. Of course, the Adversary is not without his own secret cabals of worshippers. His worshippers claim that not only is the Adversary really Om’s equal, but he will eventually be greater than Om, given men’s hearts are more corrupt than virtuous.

Om, King of Heaven

Domains: Good, Knowledge, Law, Protection, War
Alignment: LG
Favored Weapon: Heavy Mace or Longsword
Holy Symbol: (TBD)

In his aspect as King of Heaven, Om is popular among nobles and law-abiding citizens. He is seen as stern, but just, and worthy kings and nobles are expected to emulate his honorable rule.

Om the Redeemer

Domains: Good, Healing, Protection, Strength, Sun
Alignment: NG
Favored Weapon: Quarterstaff
Holy Symbol: (TBD)

In his redeemer aspect, Om is a god of mercy, redemption, generosity, and healing. In this aspect, he is popular among the common folk, whom he loves and cherishes for their humble piety.

The Adversary

Domains: Destruction, Evil, Magic, Trickery, War
Alignment: NE
Favored Weapon: Dagger
Holy Symbol: (TBD)

The Adversary is said to have as many names as he has shapes.

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Druena, goddess of nature

Domains: Air, Animal, Earth, Fire, Plant, Water
Alignment: N
Favored Weapon: Scythe
Holy Symbol: Wreath of Holly, Oak Leaves, or Mistletoe

Druena is the Mother, the goddess of nature and earth. Her clergy are most often druids, although some clerics practice a more “community-oriented” form of worship.

Religion of Balnacree, the Fae Gods

Balnacree is a polytheistic society. While there are currently hundreds of different deities being worshiped in Balnacree, the following represents those with the greatest recognition in society.

Aedh, god of fire and magic

Domains: Destruction, Fire, Magic
Alignment: NG
Favored Weapon: Warhammer or Battleaxe
Holy Symbol: Blazing anvil

Aenghus, god of beauty and strength

Domains: Good, Healing, Strength
Alignment: CG
Favored Weapon: Short sword
Holy Symbol: Three golden torcs linked together

Aeron, god of war and slaughter

Domains: Destruction, Evil, War
Alignment: NE
Favored Weapon: Bastard sword
Holy Symbol: Red stag’s head

Aine, goddess of love and desire

Domains: Healing, Sun, Trickery
Alignment: CG
Favored Weapon: Whip
Holy Symbol: Heart resting in hand

Ancamna, goddess of rivers, good fortune, travel, and freedom

Domains: Liberation, Luck, Travel, Magic, Repose, Water
Alignment: NG
Favored Weapon: Long bow or short bow
Holy Symbol: Quiver of golden arrows

Argante, goddess of life, honor, and courage

Domains: Good, Law, Protection
Alignment: LG
Favored Weapon: Spear (long, normal, or short)
Holy Symbol: Silver moth

Belisama, god of stone and wisdom

Domains: Knowledge, Artifice, Community, Earth, Magic
Alignment: N
Favored Weapon: Greatsword
Holy Symbol: Stone chair

Damara, god of light, the sun, truth and prophecy

Domains: Fire, Good, Glory, Sun, Law, Protection, Strength
Alignment: LG
Favored Weapon: Longsword
Holy Symbol: Sun

Efnisien, god of strife

Domains: Chaos, Trickery, War
Alignment: CE
Favored Weapon: Heavy flail
Holy Symbol: Broken wheel

Morrighan, goddess of leadership and battle

Rhovan, god of trickery and mischief

Sylvanus, god of the forest

Taran, god of storms, war, and valor

Domains: Air, Destruction, Strength, Water, War
Alignment: NG
Favored Weapon: Pair of crossed lightning bolts
Holy Symbol: Longsword

Three Smiths, gods of smith work and crafting

The Three Smiths are a collection of deities of similar interests and even similar form. The first is Credne, a smithy god of worked bronze, iron, silver, and gold. Goibhniu is the second deity, a god of craftsmanship and brewing. The third god in the trio is called Luchta, who oversees fine crafting and writing.

Domains: Earth, Fire, Magic
Alignment: N
Favored Weapon: Symbols of metal knotwork
Holy Symbol: Hammers (any)

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