We know a surprising amount about the gods as a whole, although much of the information in this introduction is denied by many gods’ followers. And even when a “fact” seems to be near-universal there will always be exceptions. The gods, after all, seem to be able to write their own rules.
The beings we call gods reside in the Ethereal Plane, a reality so different from our own that it is impossible for our mortal minds to comprehend. What we do know is that it exists “above” our reality. Not in the sky, but a more metaphysical “above”. It is the only other plane of existence so connected to ours, although it seems this connection is mostly in one direction: the beings that reside in Ethereal Plane can affect and even travel to Alaria, but we cannot do the same to their realm.
There is no way to know for certain what a god is when in the Ethereal plane but encounters with them seem to suggest they can be whatever they wish while there. Those same encounters also suggest most choose a consistent form that is easily recognizable to mortals, often one that appears in the shape of a man or woman of a specific race.
Some use this as proof that only certain races should worship certain gods, but that is not a very common mentality across Alaria. Some scholars have suggested that as the gods shape Alaria and its people we have a way of shaping the gods. These scholars theorize that a god who appears as a Dwarf or Orc was, at one point, mostly worshiped by those races.
The idea that the gods change has more evidence than most assume. Ancient texts, even ones from after the Great Collapse, provide evidence that some gods have not only drastically changed their appearance but their domains of influence as well. What leads to these changes can only be guessed at, but if it is not a choice the god made themselves then it must be a power beyond mortal mind’s comprehension.
With the immense power the gods have over Alaria many assume they do not need us. We know this to be untrue. Although we think of them as immortal the gods need sustenance to continue to exist and they gain it from us. Our faith is what keeps them alive and makes them powerful. Most mortals can only feel this essence by its absence, in moments after it has been given to or taken by a god.
Each god has a domain of influence, a thing or concept that is their “concern” and that they can most easily influence Alaria through. A god of anger can harvest faith from a mortal expressing anger even if they do not know the god exists and they will be able to influence Alaria more easily by controlling and creating anger. This is why gods with more universal domains tend to be more powerful as the faith of mortals often feed them whether they are worshiped or not.
The faith that flows from us mortals to the gods does more than just sustain them, their strength is tied to how much faith they receive. The more faith they harvest the more power they have over Alaria but only the most powerful of gods can influence any part of Alaria. Often who and what a god can influence is tied to how much they are worshiped in any given area. A god only worshiped in one kingdom will not be able to influence the world outside of the physical space where they are worshiped.
Many like to try and classify the gods as either good or evil while some divide them in more esoteric ways. The members of the Sisterhood of Righteousness believe some of the gods have aligned themselves with a force they call “The Corruption” and that defines their “alignment” more than whether they are perceived as good or evil.
My opinion is that there is little point in trying to define beings so much more powerful than use, especially ones whose whims seem so fickle and whose machinations are often beyond understanding. But as I list the gods in this section I will make note of which gods are commonly believed to be good or bad, if only to help better show how we mortals perceive them.
Azeena, Goddess of the Cleansing Light
Worshiped in nearly every corner of Alaria, Azeena is often the first deity that comes to mind when one is asked to think of a “good” god. It is hard to argue that the “Cleansing Light” associated with her is not a positive force.
Her domain of power is much less defined than most gods. It seems any form of “cleansing” is what she holds sway over. Many healers worship her as her blessings nearly always come with the ability to magically heal others. Because of this, many clerics are devoted to her.
What she is most known for is her hatred of Necromancy. Her faithful, especially the Paladins, often commit their whole lives to hunting down anything related to the undead and “cleansing” it from Alaria.
Unlike most gods, Azeena does not have a commonly reported person-like appearance. Most often she is reported to appear as the same bright yellow-white cleansing light her divine magic manifests as. There have been exceptions to this, but the reports of how she’s shown herself in a more person-like form are very contradictory, although she is always described as a woman radiating glowing beauty.
Azel, the Cock God
You will find Azel worshipers in every corner of Alaria, they just might not realize that’s what they are. As the god of the male sexual organ nearly any act involving a penis is a form of worship to him. He is a powerful god because of this and seems happy having relatively few self-identified followers, nor is he a jealous god that demands his faithful dedicate themselves just to him.
Most of his temples are places of utter male debauchery and often, although not always, they are places of intense misogyny. There is often a crass antagonistic tinge to all things Azel touches that inspires this misogyny.
Take, for example, some of the most common blessings this god bestows upon those that worship him. Some allow men to mesmerize women with their members, and often this blessing takes the form of “Azel’s Stench”, a potent odor a man’s member will exude that stupefies women. Other blessings are not as sinister, although still require submission to the male’s sexual organ. Clerics who are devoted to Azel will have semen that can heal others, it just must be “pleasured” out of them in prayer to the God of Cock.
It is said he is one of the most terrifying gods to encounter if he takes physical form on Alaria. A huge imposing figure of pure virile masculinity with red skin covered in glowing fissures that radiate smoking divine power. His member will always appear to be oppressively large, although what that means seems to shift depending on what mortal is looking upon him.
Like Baedor, God of Sexual Indulgence, Azel is very active in the affairs of mortals. Also like that god he seems tied heavily to the force known as The Corruption. Those that oppose it, such as the Sisterhood of Righteousness, will often hunt down Azel’s followers to slow his divine machinations.
Baedor, God of Sexual Indulgence
The God of Sexual Indulgence is as beloved as he is despised. Many lands either frown on his open worship or outright ban it, with the less sexually open societies viewing the god and his followers as evil. My research has shown that although there are a great many evil men and women who worship Baedor, as a deity he does not encourage evil, only indulgence.
As one would expect, worshiping the God of Sexual Indulgence is always done sexually. His temples have many sexual rituals that they use in prayer, but any indulgent sexual act is, by nature of this god’s domain, a form of worship to him.
Because of this Baedor is said to be one of the most powerful gods of Alaria and his influence can be found in nearly every corner of the world. Yet finding individuals who have dedicated themselves solely to him is rare. Indulgence is encouraged, so many of his faithful worship many other sexually centered gods as well. This is not something just encouraged by his anointed priests, but something it is said the god himself encourages through divine revelations.
With so few dedicating themselves solely to Baedor has a small number of Priests and Paladins whose powers are fueled by his divine faith. But Baedor has something no other god I’ve encountered has: a race that is born through intense worship or devotion to him.
Any Elven man or woman who gives themselves deeply enough to Baedor can be transformed into a Blood Elve. Their skin will become red and their eyes will often glow when they feel strong emotions. This is a permanent change that will be passed on to their children, thus why these altered Elves are considered their own race.
When I first encountered Blood Elves they were a rarity understood by few. But in my lifetime they’ve become a much more common sight in Alaria, through the natural growth of their race as they bear children and the conversion of other Elves.
It is said that a Blood Elve, even one naturally born, is bound to Baedor. What this means is less well known. I’ve seen some say that Blood Elves are but slaves to their creator, while others suggest they are simply drawn to worshiping Baedor. Whatever the truth, Blood Elves are often mistrusted.
Baedor’s appearance is consistent and well-known as he frequently appears in visions and is known to take physical form on the plane of Alaria more than most gods. He appears as a large, hulking red-skinned demonic man with black curved horns. It is said his manhood is massive but that it can be shifted in size so that fornicating with mortals is possible without harming them.
There is no single emblem or sigil of his faith. What is common is the color red, often depicted alongside sparks of darker red. It is reported that his divine magic always appears red along with these “angry” sparks. The mysterious force some call The Corruption is also reported to manifest its power this way. This could be a coincidence, but it is said Baedor above all other gods is aligned with that perverse power, although what that means this researcher cannot say.
Baenta, Goddess of Prostitution
Baenta, Goddess of Prostitution, is exactly what her name implies. All over Alaria you can find men and women who charge for sexual services, along with those who purchase their services, praying to Baenta. Temples dedicated to Baenta will often be nearly indistinguishable from a whore house, although they are often much nicer than what one would find in most cities.
The sign of Baenta and her followers is a lascivious grin with a coin held between its teeth. Red is the color most found in her temples and worn by her faithful.
It is said that one always gets what they pay for in a temple of Baenta. Most assume this refers just to the sexual forms of “prayer” one can pay to take part in, but the saying has a deeper meaning. Baenta’s faithful sell many powerful charms and artifacts infused with their goddess’ divine power. Some are simple anti-fertility charms or potions of virility, but rumors speak of more powerful items. One is even rumored to be able to stop time and allow the user to turn any target of their desire into a whore before setting the world back to how it was when time was frozen.
Of the many blessings the goddess is known to bestow on her followers the Lewd Crest of Baenta is probably the most famous. It appears as a faintly glowing tattoo-like mark above a woman’s vulva (it seems men are never offered this protection). The mark ensures a woman will enjoy anything done to her sexually as long as she asks for payment for the sexual act. If someone agrees to give payment the mark magically ensures it is given. Finally, the mark protects its wearer from anyone unwilling to pay the asked price. What this protection entails differs wildly, sometimes giving the mark’s wearer temporary magical powers to fight off an attacker or at other times sealing parts of their body off with magical fields to prevent unwanted penetration.
Bodruer, God of Aggression
Entry coming soon.
Dunemis, God of Promises
Entry coming soon.
Eczotl, the Swarming Mass That Hungers
Also known as the Tentacle God, or The Swarming Mass That Hungers in its Many Angled Glory. Eczotl’s symbol is a full moon surrounded by a ring of intertwined tentacles.
Many say Eczotl is not the same kind of being that the rest of Alaria’s gods are, and there is much to suggest this is true. For instance, there is no evidence that the powerful being known as Eczotl resides in the Ethereal Plane where the other gods reside. Instead, Eczotl seems to reside in a separate plane of reality where it, and only it, exists.
The “hunger” it is known for manifests in Eczotl’s drive to drag beings and magical energy into its home dimension, although what happens then is unknown. Only a few people or things have ever been reported to have returned from the place Eczotl resides, and when they do so they have been so changed few would recognize them for who or what they once were.
Eczotl is one of the few gods universally considered “evil”, something even his followers acknowledge. Because of this, there are very few places in Alaria where Eczotl worship is conducted openly, as even the freest societies will meet this evil god’s worshipers with open hostility or outright violence.
The fragments of history we have from before The Great Collapse suggest Eczotl was once worshiped widely across Alaria and that great wars were waged between his followers and nearly everyone else. There are hints that one final battle nearly wiped out Eczotl’s followers and sealed him from our reality. The fact that there was no known worship of Eczotl after the Great Collapse till recent ages suggest this is perhaps true but that the evil god has found a way to begin slithering his tentacles back into Alaria.
Iltrix, Goddess of Fire
The Goddess of Fire is a favorite of Battlemages who center their studies on fire magic. Her blessings bring with them the ability to learn such magic more easily along with the skill to wield fire magic far more powerful than should be possible for one’s race or experience.
Considered by most to be a “good” deity, followers of Iltrix are often found in organizations that battle evil. Her Paladins and Clerics use the flame of their goddess to help burn away evil in all its forms. There is also no sexual worship tied directly to Iltrix, often a sign that a deity is not a corrupting influence on its faithful.
Iltrix is reported to appear as a lithe woman with small perky breasts and fiery red hair. When taking a more mundane aspect she appears as a Human woman. But when displaying her true power her hair will ignite in flames and her body will radiate burning heat. If angered enough it is said her entire body will become flame and that if pressed to take form in Alaria when so enraged she will become a whirlwind of burning destruction.
Inera, Goddess of Loyalty and Love
Inera is a Goddess that is worshiped in nearly every corner of Alaria, yet her faithful have little in the form of organized religion. She is more likely to have small public shrines rather than grand temples filled with attendants. What temples do exist are places of welcoming warmth and often exist primarily as a place for lovers to come and pledge themselves to each other.
Sexual intimacy is something tied closely with Inera and when many lovers pray to the goddess to bless their union it will be while they share that kind of intimacy. But prayer this way does not involve specific sexual acts as many other gods and goddesses require. Inera seems to require no spoken prayers at all, although many still give them to her. She is one of those deities whose domain is so well defined and universal that nearly any act of loyalty and love becomes a form of prayer to her.
This should mean she is one of Alaria’s most powerful deities but there is little sign she uses her power to do much beyond bestowing small blessings on those who ask for them. Many Clerics draw their power from her divine might but there are almost no Paladins devoted to her exist. I have also found no reports of direct interaction between mortals and Inera as she seems to be a very aloof goddess.
Her sign is an intertwined vertical line that splits to form a heart. These heart staffs are often seen used by clerics who tap into her divine power to fuel their healing powers.
Katia Luna, Goddess of the Moon of Temptation
Frustratingly little is known for certain about the goddess called Katia Luna, including if this is her true name or not. She is a deity who seems to revel in masquerading as others, be they mortals or gods. This leaves many wondering if Latia Luna is just another of this deity’s false personas.
Those that know her as Katia Luna mostly (although not always) refer to her as the Goddess of the Moon of Temptation. Her power seems to be tied to the moon as nearly every report I’ve found of her appearance has been at night while the moon is visible. It is also often reported that the moon shines “seductively bright” on those nights, with its light being a brighter silver-white.
Although often masquerading as various goddesses or mortals, Katia Luna has a uniform appearance when going by that name (sometimes the revelation of that name comes after an initial meeting where she presents herself as another). She appears as a beautiful, slender, pale-skinned Human woman who looks to be in her early twenties with long flowing white hair that glows with moonlight.
Her eyes are always violet or pink and she usually is wearing dark eye makeup. Most report that makeup running as if she’d been crying but I’ve read many reports that these dark streams appear even when she has no makeup on, leading me to believe the dark leaking from her eyes is unrelated to her makeup.
When appearing openly as a goddess she allows her divine power to be felt. But she often, far more often than any other god I’ve read about, will masquerade as a mortal. When doing so she seems to be able to suppress much of her divine power, allowing her to pass at least for short amounts of time as a mortal.
What drives Katie Luna and what her domain is I cannot say. Temptation is the one thing that runs through every report I’ve gathered on encounters with her. Offers of power, knowledge, sexual rewards, the love of others, victory in war, these are all things I’ve heard she offers as temptations. And most, it seems, take her up on her offers. Whether she delivers on these offers is less clear as those she’s tempted are often tricked into taking part in larger machinations of the gods.
Some who have had direct encounters will Katia Luna claim she is pure evil while others claim she is perhaps a bit mischievous but undeniably good. She seems to be both or neither, perhaps one of the few truly chaotic gods that twist Alaria to their whims.
Kraya, Goddess of Stealth and Subterfuge
Kraya is a goddess who for a very long time was only known in legend. Many surviving texts from before the Great Collapse mention her but it was not until recent history that she became a deity who was actively worshiped. Perhaps she remained hidden during those long ages, her worshipers following her in secret. But this seems unlikely. There are hints that she was somehow imprisoned in the events leading up to the Great Collapse and was only recently released.
As the goddess of stealth and subterfuge, she is mostly worshiped by thieves, rogues, and assassins. Many of those who worship her might have sent their prayers to Deithys, God of the Two Knives, before her reappearance but Kraya seems to have supplanted that once-powerful deity almost everywhere in Alaria. Deithys now has few followers.
Although those that pray to her often lead unseemly lives they are not, on average, any more evil than the average denizen of Alaria. Kraya, on the other hand, seems to be an undeniable evil entity even if she seems to do little to push those that worship her to lead lives more evil than they already do. If there is divine intrigue and machinations it can be nearly guaranteed that Kraya will be somehow involved, although which other deities she aligns herself with seems to be forever shifting.
Kraya’s appearance, both in visions and when taking physical form, is incredibly consistent. She appears as an ashy-blue-skinned Night Elve and most who encounter her claim that if not for the menacing aura of divine power radiating from her she could easily be mistaken as an exceptionally beautiful mortal Night Elve.
Normally she appears naked, wearing only a cloak made of dark red fabric. The cloak, along with her long white hair, is almost always described as blowing in a wind only she seems able to feel or be affected by. Her eyes always glow red, something to keep in mind as we talk about the ravens that seem always to be present with her.
Often when in physical form a single raven will remain perched on her shoulder or within arm’s reach. But there will be times when Kray’s body will fade to black mist and she will become a swarm of red-eyed ravens. Some even claim it is as these red-eyed ravens that Kraya most often appears in physical form in Alaria as.
Many who encounter her report her as being a highly sensual and seductive goddess. It is not often she has sex with a mortal, but she does seem to lead and “join” mortals in sex with each other.
These highly sexually charged encounters always leave mortals shaken. Her presence, like any god, is a suffocating one that can awe and exhaust mortals if they must endure it for long. But more significant is the ever-present sense of deadly danger she radiates. Every report of direct interaction with her includes at least a passing comment about how terrifying it is to have her behind you, that there is always the feeling that she is about to plunge a knife into your back.
Kraya has few temples, at least not ones that make it known openly what they are. What little organized religion she has seems to exist in secret amongst the shadows, fitting for the goddess of stealth and subterfuge.
Larianise, Goddess of Seduction
Entry coming soon.
Migyn, Goddess of Fertility and the Plentiful Harvest
Entry coming soon.
Musva, Goddess of Undeath
Entry coming soon.
Naiona, Goddess of Exploration and Discovery
As the Goddess of Exploration and Discovery Naiona is worshiped by explorers of all types, be they scholarly researchers delving into ancient ruins, military scouts, or even an adventuring party’s trusty Rogue.
Like many gods, Naiona is willing to bless any who pray to her, but it is those that devote themselves fully to her worship that she saves her most powerful blessings for. Those who have done so will be branded with a divine tattoo-like marking upon the middle of their forehead in the shape of the Compass of Naiona, the symbol of the goddess. Those with this mark are easily recognizable and only they can wield the full power of Naiona’s blessings or the many weapons and artifacts infused with her divine power.
Universally recognized as a “good” deity, Naiona also encourages goodness in her followers. There are many cautionary tales about her followers being stripped of the mark on their foreheads after committing severe enough wrongs. When this happens it is more than a simple removing of her most powerful blessings, it cuts the individual off from her divine power forever. Even others will not be able to affect them positively with Naiona’s power.
There are tales of faithful who have been turned away from the goddess setting out on arduous quests to regain her favor. Many of these tales have fantastical endings telling of mortals who have so redeemed themselves they were elevated from mortal to divine Angel. I’ve spent some time investigating some of these legends and found little evidence supporting or disproving them. If these tales are true this redemption is rare and most meet a dark ending on their road to failure.
Few of her faithful claim to have had direct interaction with Naiona beyond dreams and visions. What tales there are of her appearing on Alaria in physical form are usually not as a person but rather as a distant guiding light.
This is strange for a goddess who seems so active in the affairs of mortals. Those that speak of a great struggle between the gods suggest Naiona does not appear in physical form because she was once imprisoned in a physical body for a time and is now weary of appearing fully in our plane of existence.
Naserette, the Futa Goddess
I questioned whether to include this deity within my guide. Not because of how hated this perverse “goddess” is but because of how shamefully little I have been able to discover about her.
Where Naserette is known she is both loathed and feared, her worship forbidden through local laws or simply by cultural norms. Because of this, I have never encountered one of her followers firsthand. I’ve chased down rumors and legends and spoken to people who say they have encountered Naserette’s followers and the tales they tell have been strange and contradictory.
What is Naserette goddess of? I do not honestly have an answer. Some say she is a goddess of female-identifying hermaphrodites or men who have transitioned from the male gender to the female one. Naserette is not involved in either of those situations. Yes, what she and her followers are known for is being women who have male genitalia. But this is not something natural a person is born with nor is it the result of intentional physical transformation. It is a state purely magical in being. With Naserette’s blessing it seems women can have their genitals transformed into a man’s without anything else about them changing.
Some of the hatred and fear of Naserette and her followers comes from the creation of this unnatural, and some would say abominable, state of being. But the truth is Naserette is one of the few deities that seems undeniably evil.
I’ve seen not a single report or legend of a mortal interacting directly with Naserette, only her demons. And it seems she has a great many of them and that they are VERY active in Alaria. I’ve encountered far, FAR more stories and tales of her demons than of her mortal followers. I cannot stress how unique of an occurrence this is.
If Naserette has the divine power to create and send so many demons to Alaria it means she must be fed by great amounts of faith. Yet her followers seem a rarity. So where does her faith come from?
Are there perhaps a great many of her worshipers spread across Alaria, hidden from the world? This could be possible. The tales of her followers tell of a transformation of genitals that is not permanent, and instead temporary almost like a spell. If this is truth a follower of Naserette could remain hidden, only revealing themselves when they wished.
But I do not think this is likely. So where does Naserette’s divine power flow from if not many worshipers amongst us mortals? I do not know, although I have a theory I’ve developed over the years. Perhaps Naserette is not the same kind of deity as the others we mortals worship, but something else that interacts with our plane of existence in the same way.
Nolo, God of Chance and Fate
Nolo’s domain is clearly defined as chance and fate, leaving much overlap with other deities. This seems to have led to an antagonistic relationship with the other gods and goddesses who lay claim to similar domains, especially those who involve themselves with prophecy.
Even when not conspiring against other gods Nolo seems to be a very antagonistic figure. He tends to only appear to those in desperate need, bringing an offer of aid. Unlike other gods he has no interest in bargains, instead offering to roll his “dice of chance and fat” to determine first whether the mortal shall have the boon they require and then what price they will pay. All evidence points to this being a sincerely random offer of reward and consequences with the deals coming out as often in the mortal’s favor as they are in Nolo’s.
Nolo always appears as a menacing, slender man hidden in shadow. Glowing eyes like embers will penetrate the shadow and the shape of horns can be seen extending from his head. It is said his hands are often clearly visible as he rolls his dice and that his skin is red with fingertips often burning with small flames.
Although incredibly active amongst the affairs of mortals, little is known about Nolo and his motivations. There are stories of him allying with gods many view as evil or perverse but he seems an unreliable ally as he is unwilling to use his power to shape our world in any way other than through the random roll of his dice.
Odohr, God Of Trade
Entry coming soon.
Oohr, the Bovine Goddess of Futility in Women
Entry coming soon.
Pollena, Goddess of Harvest and Abundance
Pollena can be found worshiped primarily in areas where the growing of crops is the central focus of the land. As the goddess of harvest and abundance worshiping her often ensures both.
For many Pollena is a benevolent if somewhat aloof deity. In most regions she has little to no organized religion, with few priests or holy warriors to be found. Her worship is done at small public shrines, often found in fields where crops are grown or in town centers alongside markets where those crops are brought to be sold. In these places Pollena seems to ask little beyond prayers for her blessings of abundance.
There is a darker side to this goddess. Pollena’s symbol is a bee with a honeycomb behind it, a fitting mark of harvest and abundance. But the goddess’ ties to bees goes deeper. There are special bees only found in hidden enchanted groves that are a manifestation of Pollena’s might on Alaria. The honey these special bees produce cannot be easily harvested and when consumed creates a powerful but terrifying bond to Pollena and her servants.
The Honey of Pollena has many reported effects. Sometimes it seems to act as a drug, offering a high so intense most never fully recover from it. The most disturbing effect will leave the consumer with no sense of self, and they will form a hive mind with others that have consumed the honey. This effect has only ever been reported in women and there is evidence that most or perhaps even all priestesses of Pollena have consumed the honey in this way, although it seems the hive mind created is a local thing that does not extend beyond a certain distance.
Pourrait and Pucella, Twin Gods of Capatia
Entry coming soon.
Primisdominias, God of Sexual Dominance
Entry coming soon.
Serviafeminia, Goddess of Sexual Submission
Entry coming soon.
Sylvulva, Goddess of Sapphic Desire
Entry coming soon.
Uszotz, God of Governance and Order
Uszotz is worshiped most often in cities and within large kingdoms or empires. His followers are most often bureaucrats and authority figures, frequently those that are tasked with keeping the peace. Many men and women whose jobs involve keeping the law of the land will often devote many of their prayers to Uszotz even if they are devoted to another deity.
Some may wonder how people in places with very different laws can all pray to the Uszotz and receive his blessing. The key to understanding this is to remember that his domain of influence, governance and order, are abstract concepts. The specific interpretations of those concepts by mortals are not important to a god.
Although many of the followers of Uszotz will be hated for their positions as authority figures, the god himself is considered by most to be a “good” one and at worse viewed as a neutral power looking to force order on a somewhat chaotic world.
Uwodon, God of Wrath
The followers of Uwodon, God of Wrath, are a diverse lot. Soldiers and mercenaries all over Alaria pray to him, many even dedicating themselves solely to his worship. Assassins and members of law enforcement organizations often worship him as well. But many who do not lead such lives shower the god with faith. Spurned lovers, those who vow revenge for perceived wrongs and injustices, and often members of downtrodden underclasses of larger urban centers all find comfort in Uwodon’s divine embrace.
Nearly all Uwodon’s blessings bring with them some form of enhanced violence. Often this is the enchantment of a weapon, especially war hammers of all kinds as the god seems particularly fond of them. At other times his divine power is used to increase physical strength and endurance, but often only when used to express wrath and rage at other living beings.
Some say Uwodon is an evil god but I disagree. He seems dispassionate about the effects his blessings have on Alaria. Instead, he seems to be a greedy and hungry god who wants nothing more than to feed on the faith we mortals give him. As wrath is a common failing among the people of all races he is a very well-fed god.
Wetona, Goddess of Growth and Wilderness
Entry coming soon.
Ydrs, Elven Goddess of the Night
Ydrs is strongly tied to the god Ymros. They are considered to be siblings, although what this means is a mystery to this author. There seem to be few other familiar ties such as this among the known gods as they do not seem to be “birthed” by parents in the way we would understand.
As the Goddess of the Night, Ydrs’ domain is strongly tied to the stars and the moon, light in the darkness, and sleep. She is one of the gods whose domain is often unclear and her worshipers seem more tied to the organized religion surrounding her faith than the aspect of Alaria that Ydrs has sway over.
Many believe the uncertainty over what Ydrs holds domain over is intentional. A popular saying amongst her faithful is that “Ydrs is as mysterious and unknowable as the night.” Another often used as a chant in their rites is, “Shrouded in night, shrouded in secret, shrouded in mystery.” Her faithful often embrace this mystery and willingly follow their goddess’ often confusing and contradictory commands. Many trust the rewards given for their faith in Ydrs will be worth the challenges she sets before them. Often many claim the journey or the task WAS the reward.
Her worshipers are generally closely tied to those of Ymros and they will often share temples. Both deities are considered by all to be “good” gods, with nearly all their followers feeling a strong pull to make Alaria a better place, although what that entails often changes meaning in differing cultures.
Considered an Elven god and heavily worshiped amongst all Elven races, Ydrs and her brother Ymros still have many followers of other races. Their faithful are very accepting of this, although official status amongst its churches is often reserved only for Elves. Their temples are also a place where nearly all Elves can come for food and shelter when desperate. Many temples use their recourse to help feed the homeless Elven population in a city, especially those that are younger.
The symbol of Ydrs and her faithful is a moon with spiked radiance and an all-knowing eye in the center. Many of her blessings deal with giving her faithful the ability to see well in the dark, especially at night, or to interpret dreams. Those that devote themselves solely to Ydrs, such as her Priests, Clerics, and Paladins, develop a glow to their eyes that is silver like moonlight. The intensity of this glow is often (although not always) a sign of their connection to Ydrs.
Ynara, Goddess of Large Breasts
Ynara, sometimes known as the Goddess of Fat Tits, is one of the few deities whose domain of influence is known to have changed, and not that long ago. She was once known as the Goddess of Purity. What caused this change is not known, but her worship has exploded since then.
She gives her blessing freely to women with naturally large breasts and those who worship her are often blessed with larger breasts. Active worship of her requires sexual activity involving a woman’s breasts, normally through mammary intercourse. One of the things she is most known for is the “living shrines” often found in her temples, topless devotees who remain bound on their knees so any man can use their breasts to “worship” their goddess.
Many of the explicitly sexual gods and goddesses are associated with evil. Ynara is not one of them. Her faithful are often some of the most sought-after Clerics or healers as a common blessing of their goddess allows them to heal through the powers of their breasts. Often these powers manifest in breast milk that can heal when drank from the source, but others can heal by using their breasts to pleasure those who are ill or harmed.
The emblem of her faithful is a breast with a drop of milk coming out of the nipple, although it is often so stylized many do not realize what the symbol represents. She also has one of the most consistently spoken prayers, but it is only recited during mammary intercourse:
“Praise be to Ynara, goddess of fat tits and bringer of all mammary pleasure. May she bless this coupling, may it please her and our faith manifest in our sexual pleasure flow into her divine being. May this please her and allow our worship to continue.”
If the prayer is accepted (and it seems it is rarely rejected) the man’s seed will disappear after being spread on the woman.
Ynara always appears as a beautiful, curvaceous, and slightly plump Human woman with vibrant curly red hair. It should go without saying she always appears with massive breasts, although their size is not consistent. Her face is said to be beautiful and always radiating warm cheer, although she CAN be a wrathful goddess.
The strange all-female race known as the Nemorvians were said to come into existence when a group of women mocked Ynara as the “goddess of cows”. The legend says this so enraged Ynara she cursed them and their bloodline, transforming them into the large-breasted hucow women of the Nemorvian race. Whether this is true or not cannot be said, but the racial weaknesses of the Nemorvians do suggest their existence is a cursed one. If true Ynara seems to have forgiven the Nemorvians as many worship Ynara.