The Keeper of the Yellow Sun
Amaunator is the god of the sun and time. His church teaches that he has died and been reborn time and again, like the turning of a great clock. He is revered by farmers, merchants, and nomads who follow the seasons and the turning of the celestial clock, as well as paladins who battle undead. His strict commands include the following:
✦ Obey the law and respect tradition.
✦ Always meet your commitments and never be late.
✦ Be organized in all pursuits.
Supreme Master of the Nine Hells
Asmodeus is the master of the Nine Hells and its legions of devils.
The Black Lord
Bane is the iron-fisted lord of tyranny, seeking dominion over everyone and everything.
The Great Mother
Chauntea is the mother of Toril, and she oversees the interaction of sentient mortals with the natural world. She draws worshippers from all who depend on the land for their livelihood, including farmers and villagers (who live close to the land) and druids (who tend the wild reaches). Chauntea is a kindly goddess who nurtures and feeds the world. She calls upon her worshippers to do the following:
✦ Preserve the cycle of growth and harvest.
✦ Live on and with the land.
✦ Be generous in sharing the land’s bounty.
First of the Seldarine
Corellon is a skilled warrior and the father of the eladrin, who were born of the blood he shed in his epic battles with Gruumsh. Corellon is worshipped by eladrin, elves, and half-elves, as well as those who are long-lived and those who work magic. He is a benevolent protector of his followers and is focused on long-range goals. He asks the following of his worshippers:
✦ Protect the traditions and works of your race.
✦ Create great examples of magic and beauty.
✦ Be ever vigilant against the evil hordes.
Prince of Lies
Cyric is the mad god of strife and lies.
That Which Lurks
Ghaunadaur lurks in the depths, from where he rules over the lowest forms of sentience.
The One-Eyed God
Gruumsh is the unblinking god of destruction who unleashes the savage multitudes against out- posts of civilization.
Lord of the Dead
Kelemvor presides over the passage from life to death, judging the faithless and the false and apportioning souls to their proper fate in the afterlife. His followers are drawn from those who find comfort in the natural transition from life to death and those who battle undead and the practitioners of necromancy, wherever they might be found. Kelemvor’s absolute fairness, firm hand, and steady grace bring comfort to those who lose a loved one. The Lord of the Dead gives simple dictates to his followers:
✦ Do not fear death, for death is the natural stage that follows life.
✦ Give comfort to the bereaved.
✦ Destroy the undead, and oppose the use of necromancy.
Queen of the Demonweb Pits
Lolth is a capricious goddess who revels in betrayal and blood.
The Soul Forger
The All-Father forged the dwarf race from gems and precious metals and imbued the dwarves with souls with the strike of his mighty hammer. Moradin is revered by dwarves, blacksmiths, and those who work with gems or metals. The Soul Forger is stern, stubborn, and uncompromising, but tireless and brave in the defence of his creations. He demands the following of his worshippers:
✦ Respect and honour your traditions.
✦ Do not flinch in the face of danger.
✦ Seek out the riches buried in the heart of the world, and forge them into great works of art.
The Binder of What Is Known
Oghma is the lord of knowledge and thought, both the spoken and the written word. The Binder is served by all who seek knowledge, including bards, lorekeepers, sages, scribes, and wizards. Oghma thrives on new ideas, regardless of their consequences, and the communication of knowledge in all its forms. Oghma’s strictures demand the following:
✦ Encourage innovation and new thoughts, wherever they might lead.
✦ Collect and preserve knowledge before it is lost.
✦ Disseminate knowledge as widely as possible so that all can benefit from its instruction.
The goddess of the moon governs the ebb and flow of tides and comforts the world with her silvery glow in the black of night. She constantly battles the darkness of her sister Shar. The ranks of Selûne’s faithful include mariners, travellers, and those who seek comfort in the night. Selûne is kind, caring, and ageless, ever waxing and waning in power. She encourages her worshippers to do the following:
✦ Never lose hope or faith, for every force in the world ebbs and flows.
✦ Bring light to the darkness, and hold back the tide of evil.
✦ Seek out creatures who bear the curse of lycanthropy, curing those who hope to end their affliction and destroying those who have succumbed to the beast within.
Mistress of the Night
Shar is the goddess of the night and sister to Selûne. She is worshipped by souls consumed with bitterness and loss, who seek to turn sorrow into vengeance and exact suffering in kind.
The Forest Father
The Forest Father (or Treefather) is the lord of nature in all its wild splendour. He is worshipped by druids, rangers, hermits, and others who dwell in the wilderness. Silvanus is wild and unpredictable, given to tender acts of mercy and wild bouts of savagery. He instructs his faithful to do the following:
✦ Preserve the balance of life and death, birth and decay.
✦ Respect nature in all its savagery, and revere the world in all its natural beauty.
✦ Protect the wild places from the further encroachment of civilization.
The Lady of Love
Sune is the mistress of beauty and tender emotions. She is revered by artists, lovers, and gallants drawn from the ranks of humans, eladrin, and half-elves. Despite her flirtatious, loving nature, the Lady of Love holds her- self aloof, pledging her heart only to her faithful. She teaches her worshippers the following:
✦ Seek beauty and love in all its forms.
✦ Follow your passions in love and art wherever your heart might lead you.
✦ Celebrate the creation of beauty, and share it so that all can revel in the joy of life.
Tempus is the god of battle and patron of martial prowess. He is revered by all warriors, from the lowliest soldier to the mightiest warlord. The fearless Lord of Battle views war as a force of nature that shapes and reshapes civilization. His orders to all combatants are simple and direct:
✦ Be fearless.
✦ Never turn away from a fight.
✦ Obey the rules of war.
The Loyal Fury
The Loyal Fury is the god of law, dutifully upholding the strictures of civilization. Torm is served by paladins and other holy champions. Ever steadfast and true, he is consumed by his sense of duty. Torm requires the following:
✦ Respect and enforce the law, and honour your traditions.
✦ Demonstrate truthfulness, loyalty, and steadfast devotion to a rightful cause.
✦ Do not flinch in the execution of your duty, no matter what the consequence.