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There is one religion, and there are a thousand. Beyond the Church of Lothian, there are myriad gods, some newer, many older. Collectively, they are called the New Gods, but only when doing so in contrast to the Elder Gods. Aside from a few throwbacks (the Knights of the Golden Cross among them), no one reveres the Elder Gods today. More than any other city, Ptolus has become a gathering of these different religions. 

The New Gods did not create the world, nor did they create much of anything in it. They have no existence beyond the world itself. This suggests that the so-called “New Gods” are less the truly metaphysical, conceptual beings that the term “god” evokes, but instead just very powerful individuals. But ultimately, the difference seems purely academic.

The following list is merely the beginning of the various gods worshiped in the world:

Deity Align Domains Weapon Symbol Description
Ahaar, Lord of the Air CG Air, Good, Protection Longbow bow & arrow in cloud An elemental sky god of some popularity.
Aldinach, Goddess of the Moons NG Good, Future*, Sleep* Morningstar white circle on a field of indigo Aldinach provides insight into the future on full-moon nights. Her worship is all but forgotten today.
Ardaen, Dead God of Light NG N/A Longsword yellow star with 12-points Once a powerful elven god of light, Ardaen is dead, tricked and slain by evil gods (including Gorgoth-Lol).
Asche, God of Cities N Civilization*, Knowledge, Protection Rapier skyline of several buildings A major god of civilization and sophisticated living.
Baalhazor, Demon God of Technology CE Chaos, Evil, Technology* Dragon Pistol or Falchion bull’s skull with a gear in one eye Originally one of the “Vested of the Galchutt,” this minor deity/demon lord is the lord of chaositech.
Blurrah, Goddess of Comfort in Sadness CG Good, Protection, Sun Sickle gravebloom flower A very minor goddess turned to occasionally but rarely attracting lifetime followers.
Castain LG Healing, Law, Protection Longsword ankh Old Prustan deity of life, supplanted by Lothian. No longer worshipped.
Celestan, Lord of the Silver Moon NG Earth, Good, Protection Shuriken [shaped like crescent moons] or Sickle silver crescent moon Celestan is the main elven deity. Ithildin, ithilnaur, and ithilirid (moonsilver) are said to all be his gifts to his people.
Charlathan, God/Goddess of Retribution and Reward CN Chaos, Protection, War Urgrosh or Spear red spear crossed with a blue spear This capricious god has few worshippers today. Offering alternatively banes and boons, the deity has both male and female aspects at different times.
Danace, Master of the Thousand Pains LE Evil, Trickery Whip or Morningstar spiked ball A god of torture, sadism, and masochism.
The Demon Gods CE Chaos, Destruction, Evil Any varies based on demon worshipped This is a catch-all for all the many powerful demons (which may or may not be true gods) worshipped in small numbers throughout the lands. Also called the Young Demons to distinguish between them and the Galchutt.
Destor CE Chaos, Evil, Luck Shortsword [blade shaped like lightning bolt] lightning bolt A god of cruel fate who sends the ill fortune that should befall his worshippers onto others. Destor’s religion was outlawed under the Empire.
Engelan, God of the Present N Healing, Protection Javelin luna moth Unconcerned with the past or the future, this religion is based on the immediate present and in living in the moment. Many halflings worship Engelan.
Father Claw, the Serpentine Lord CE Chaos, Destruction, Evil Silver Dagger black dragon’s head Worshippers of the draconic Father Claw, one of the oldest gods, are very rare in Ptolus.
The Fifty-Three Gods of Chance CN Chaos, Luck, Trickery Sling [using slingstones shaped like dice] pair of dice A religion of chaos and randomness, but not directly tied to the chaos cults.
Frega LG Animal, Good, Law Warhammer [head shaped like goat’s head] profile silhouette of a goat’s head This very minor dwarf goddess is revered only by Stonelost dwarves. She watches over all animals, but in particular goats and boars.
Gaen, Goddess of Light LG Good, Law, Light* Heavy Mace radiant sun A popular and powerful religion. The Temple of Gaen is one of the largest and most impressive temples on a street of large and impressive temples. Gaen’s clerics are proactive and struggle against evil at every turn. Gaen is the sister of Mirresh.
Gorgoth-Lol CE Chaos, Destruction, Evil Dagger [curved like a spider fang] black widow spider Originally one of the “Vested of the Galchutt,” this deity is the goddess of the dark elves.
Hannan, Lord of the Sun NG Good, Healing, Sun Heavy Mace golden circle The worshippers of Hannan have recently rejected Gaen and her faith as not the true path to see the sun’s light. There is a strange rivalry between these two faiths now, with the religion of Hannan much less prominent than that of Gaen.
Harredda, Mistress of Ravens N Air, Animal, Protection Shortbow [with black-fletched arrows] profile silhouette of a perched raven Brought originally from the northern reaches of Nall, this goddess has a fair number of worshippers in Ptolus.
Heiran and Nareis, the Sisters of Death LE & CE Death, Evil, and either Chaos or Law Scythe two bloody female hands touching at the fingertips These twin death goddesses are feared, but revered for what they might do to one in the afterlife if not appeased.
Herkan, Goddess of the Stones CG Good, Earth, Healing Greathammer [with hewn stone head] mushroom A rare chaotic dwarf goddess, Herkan represents the healing energies of the earth.
Inurath, Mistress of War CN Fire, Strength, War Longsword [with a wavy, flame-shaped blade] sword, pointed downward, in front of an orange flame The most popular of many war deities, Inurath was originally a goddess of the people of Nall.
The Iron God LN Earth, Fire, Technology Warhammer iron sphere or mask of iron A mysterious deity of the old Prustan humans and Grailwarden dwarves. No image of this god is ever seen. He is the patron of all things iron.
Jode, Guardian of Song CG Air, Luck, Protection Shortbow golden lyre Goddess of music and creativity, her worship in Ptolus centers around the Knights of the Chord and the Jodan Templehall in Oldtown.
Juranis, God of the Open Sea CN Chaos, Travel, Water Trident cresting wave God of the sea fearfully worshipped by sailors and sea creatures.
Kharos, God of Magic N Knowledge, Magic Staff wand laying across an open tome An old Prustan deity, Kharos is lord of wizardly magic.
Kran, Goddess of Faults NE Evil, Knowledge Scimitar green eye within a red triangle Another old Prustan deity, Kran has a very small following.
The Lady N Luck, Protection, Trickery Dagger [disguised as a piece of women’s jewelry] silver coin This deity is one of luck and to some degree, fate. Her shrines are numerous, although she has few worshippers devoted strictly to her. She is a goddess of long shots and last chances.
Lapuard, God of the Keg CG Chaos, Civilization*, Water Warhammer [head shaped like a keg] mug of ale A minor god of alcohol and brewing popular among a handful of dwarves, gnomes and humans.
Locharit, the Goddess of the Written Word LG Knowledge, Law, Magic Staff quill and inkwell A religion of wizards and scholars favored by gnomes.
Lothian, the Martyred God LG Good, Law, Protection, Sun Longsword ankh Principal god of the empire, worshiped by 65% of Ptolus.
Maleskari, God of Shades NE Evil, Death Scythe black jawless skull An evil god of undead spirits and ghosts.
Melann, Goddess of Farming NG Animal, Good, Plants Sickle team of oxen in front of bundle of grain A very popular goddess. Melann’s temple is frequented more by visitors than locals.
Mirresh, Goddess of Laughter NG Good, Protection, Trickery Rapier laughing female face A minor goddess, Mirresh is popular among entertainers and children. Mirresh is the sister of Gaen.
Mocharum, God of Dwarves LG Civilization*, Good, Law Dwarven Waraxe or Battleaxe axe and hammer crossed This is the main dwarven deity, popular in particular among Grailwarden dwarves. Brother of Morachon.
Morachon, God of the Forge LN Earth, Fire, Law Warhammer upright hammer A religion centered around a craftsman deity revered mostly by dwarves. He is the brother of the god Mocharum.
Myliesha, Mistress of the Wind’s Path CG Air, Good, Travel Longbow white ibis An elven elemental deity popular particularly with displaced elves living among humans.
Navashtrom, God of Strength and Harmony NG Good, Protection, Strength Mighty Composite Longbow arrow bent in a circle A popular religion in Ptolus. The followers of Navashtrom are often warriors and adventurers.
Ni-Gorth N Magic, Strength Spiked Chain or Light Flail golden chain with dragon’s head on both end Once a priest of Father Claw, Ni-Gorth betrayed the dragon and imprisoned him. Eventually, he ascended to godhood. First of the New Gods, he is no longer worshipped.
Niveral, God of Secrets N Fire, Future*, Knowledge Swordcane [rapier hidden in walking stick] black key in a red pentagram Also known as the Master of the Five Lost Lores (one of which is the Lore of the First Fire), Niveral is a minor god worshipped only by those who seek forgotten secrets and knowledge no longer known.
The Old Man LN Knowledge, Law, Trickery Staff [usually a gnarled wooden walking stick] twisted, leafless tree A strange religion based around a brooding figure known only as “the Old Man” who watches over yet disdains virtually everything.
Phoeboul, God of Dreams CN Chaos, Knowledge, Sleep* Sap elven face silhouette with swirling colors An elvish god, Phoeboul is the patron of Dreta Phantas, the Dreaming City, which is now lost.
Raddashin’s Eye CG Healing, Plants, Water Morningstar [head made to resemble an eye] eye in front of thundercloud Raddashin was a god of rain, slain by evil beings long ago. The god’s eye survived and still carries out his will. Many people in Ptolus revere Raddashin’s Eye.
Rajek the Wanderer N Luck, Protection, Travel Staff horseshoe Originally worshipped in the far south, Rajek is a god favored by adventurers and those down on their luck. The aram also like Rajek.
Ravvan the Beast God CE Animal, Evil, Strength Heavy Flail 4 parallel scratch marks A minor god and demon prince who rules over an extradimensional hell of savagery and beasts.
Sylvanae, the Woodland Shaper N Animal, Magic, Plants Scimitar wreath of ivy God of the fae, the elves, and the woods, this androgynous deity is rarely revered in Ptolus except by gnomes.
Taeshandra, Elvish God of Travel NG Good, Plants, Travel Staff birch tree Watches over travelers, particularly those who pay homage at her roadside shrines, usually found only in the woods. Also worshipped by halflings.
Tardeshou, Goddess of Truth LG Good, Knowledge, Law Battleaxe burning torch Sister of Navashtrom, this deity is overshadowed in Ptolus by the worship of her better-known brother.
Teun, Mother of All Machines LN Civilization, Law, Technology* Dragon Pistol or Heavy Mace [made to resemble gearshaft] gear Another old Prustan deity, Teun is the goddess of machines and technology. She is revered by Grailwarden dwarves as well as humans.
Tevra, the Clockwork Goddess LN Healing, Law, Technology* Sting Pistol or Light Mace [made too resemble a tool] three interlocking gears Still another Prustan deity, Tevra is the daughter of Teun. She is thought to sleep now, but will awaken one day to help restore order to the world.
Thamus NG Good, Healing, Protection Halberd crenellated wall God of protection and defense.
Torskal LG Good, Strength, War Spear spear grasped by gauntlet This aram god of just vengeance has no temple in Ptolus.
Twenty-Four Gods of the Hours varies Domains vary Long- and Shortspears [representing the hands of a clock] or Light Mace sundial These two dozen minor gods each represents one hour of the day, but they are all quite different in nature, reflecting how most people view the different times of day.
Unnah, Mistress of the Blades LN Strength, War Any bladed weapon 8 swords in a star pattern A minor goddess of swordfighting and skill. Her extremely devout followers are called the Hussar.
Unnom, Lord of Caverns N Earth, Protection Warhammer diamond in a cave entrance This dwarven god is also revered by other subterranean dwellers.
Vrayne Dragon Pistol or Morningstar crossed pistols, pointed downward, in front of a gear (Literally all I have is this - first person to make up the details get to own this entry)
Watcher of the Skies N Air, the Future*, Knowledge Light Flail [head made to resemble a star] eye in the center of a many-pointed star A religion based around a deity that “knows all and sees all,” including the future. The Watcher of the Skies is an impassive observer most of the time and may be related somehow to the Old Man. A resurgence in this faith has occurred in the last year.
Ynchabolos, God of Numbers LN Knowledge, Law Staff gemstone in a starry field A god of logic, numbers, and order. His religion is small but wealthy and supported by influential people in the city.
Yurabbos, Goddess of Supreme Devotion LN Law, Strength Dwarven Waraxe or Battleaxe hand clutching a gemstone A very minor dwarf deity of sacrifice and unswerving devotion to a cause.