Ilsigi Pantheon

Anen

Intermediate God

The god of good fortune and wine, Anen is also a deity of agriculture and revelry. Like other gods of nature and the earth, Anen represents the life of the vine, from the first tender shoots to its death with the coming of winter. As a minor god, Anen rarely has temples of his own, and his priests keep altars in Ils’ temples instead.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Pelor’s Radiance, Blessing of Silvanus (FR), Oghma’s Recall (FR)

Eshi

Lesser Goddess

Radiant Eshi the ever-virginal, twin of Shalpa, is the embodiment of earthly love. Hers is the province of desire, beauty, and sensuality. A stunning goddess, she lives to seduce mortals, cuckolding her drunken husband Anen all the while. She enjoys a large following in Sanctuary, though as young women marry, they typically leave this goddess for the moderate Thilli.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Corellon’s Grace, Sheela Peryroyl’s Gift (FR), Sune’s Touch (FR), Waukeen’s Silver Tongue (FR)

Ils

Greater God

It is from Ils that the Ilsigi take their name. The head of the Ilsigi pantheon, Ils is a trickster god, a deity of wit, intelligence, and wisdom. Mortals worship Ils out of respect for his cunning, not his capabilities in war. Always a significant power in Sanctuary, the Great Temple of Ils was one of the first sundered during the Catastrophe. Now, his priests have small temples and altars on the Street of Red Lanterns in accordance with the ban on worship in the city.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Ioun’s Poise, Sehanine’s Reversal, Oghma’s Recall (FR)

Meshpri

Lesser Goddess

Meshpri is the Ilsigi goddess of health and healing. Along with her son Meshnom, the patron of apothecaries, she is widely worshiped on the fringes of Ilsigi society. Both have always enjoyed a greater following in Sanctuary than elsewhere in the Kingdom of Ilsig. Still, Meshpri is not widely known, and her followers are often subsumed into the larger temple of Shipri. The cult of Meshpri includes priests dedicated both to her and her son.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Berronar’s Salve (FR), Torm’s Justice (FR)

Shalpa

Intermediate God

Shalpa, twin of Eshi and fourth-born of Ils and Shipri, has two aspects. In one, he is the popular god of thieves, the master of night, and the adventurer. In the other, he is a god of war, used by Ils to combat his enemies. Most Sanctans pay homage to Shalpa either to ward off thieves or to aid them in their own thievery. A mysterious god, he rarely shows his face or interferes on behalf of mortals.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Sehanine’s Reversal, Angharradh’s Favor (FR), Rage of Tempus (FR), Tymora’s Coin (FR)

Shipri

Greater Goddess

Shipri is the created daughter of Ils, and is the goddess of hearths, kitchens, and mothers. She furthers public works and charity, though above all else is the goddess of women and infants, and her priestesses often serve as midwives. Though powerful, she seldom acts overtly. Since the Catastrophe, her followers have fallen off, some blaming her for not sheltering their children from the depredations of the Mother of Chaos.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Chauntea’s Blessing (FR), Glittergold’s Gambit (FR)

Sivini

Lesser Goddess

Part warrior maiden, part architect, Sivini is the goddess of wisdom and war. In Sanctuary’s early days, she was a figure of much greater significance, but when the Rankans seized the city, they destroyed many of the older temples (especially those that they saw as threats). Those members of Siveni’s clergy not killed outright vanished into the city, serving in other roles such as healers and surgeons.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Ioun’s Poise, Moradin’s Resolve, Oghma’s Recall (FR), Rage of Tempus (FR)

Theba

Demigoddess

Theba is a minor goddess of lost causes, promoting acceptance of fate and righteous life. She is the goddess of slaves, the destitute, and the dregs of society. An unpopular goddess, Sanctans worship her when they have no other recourse left. Worship of Theba spiked during the Troubles, but since the arrival of the Irrune, her cult has diminished.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Raven Queen’s Blessing, Berronar’s Salve (FR), Glittergold’s Gambit (FR), Ilmater’s Martyrdom (FR), Kelemvor’s Judgment (FR)

Thili

Lesser Goddess

Thili is Eshi’s counterpart. Where her sister personifies sensuality, lust, and beauty, Thili is the goddess of marriage, the hearth, and family. In a city of vice and sin, Thili has a relatively small following in Sanctuary (especially as compared to her popularity in the Kingdom of Ilsig). Because of her association with love, young women typically switch worship from Eshi to Thili after they marry.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Corellon’s Grace, Harmony of Erathis, Sheela Peryroyl’s Gift (FR), Waukeen’s Silver Tongue (FR)

Thufir

Lesser God

Thufir is a minor god of travel, trade, and the disabled. Often subsumed in the worship of Ils, Thufir has altars in many of the greater god’s temples as well as his own roadside shrines, all with sandals nailed to their doors to mark his blessing. He is depicted as being clubfooted, though this infirmity never slows him.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Avandra’s Rescue, Fleetness of Mielikki (FR)

Rankan Pantheon

Azyuna

Lesser Goddess

Wherever there is treachery, infidelity, and betrayal, Rankans blame Azyuna. The daughter of Savankala, she is despicable in the eyes of the patriarchic Rankan Empire. So low is she that Rankan mythology speaks of Vashanka raping her repeatedly. Mother of adulterers and harlots, few mortals turn to this goddess for worship, and even prostitutes typically look to Sabellia for succor.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Sehanine’s Reversal

Allestina

Demigoddess

There is little lore easily available about this minor goddess of celibacy, purity, and inspiration. Said to be the virginal aspect of Sabellia, she doesn't enjoy prominent status in Sanctuary. Large temples of Sabellia feature a small altar to the untouched virgin, but mostly her followers congregate in isolated nunneries.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Chauntea’s Blessing (FR), Ilmater’s Martyrdom (FR), Oghma’s Recall (FR), Torm’s Justice (FR)

Sabellia

Greater Goddess

Sabellia is the matron of the Rankan pantheon, the arbiter of proper behavior (both mortal and divine). She is the goddess of the nighttime stars, protecting families as they sleep. The matron of children, homes, and hearths, hers is the province of women and their interests and roles. Many priestesses of Sabellia are politically active within Ranke, aggressively defending women’s rights in a largely chauvinistic society. However, most sisters of Sabellia embark on missionary work, traveling to depressed communities (Santuary being a prime example) to lend a hand in uplifting and improving them. Currently a small group of priestesses has set up shop in Sanctuary, and works to spread the good word of the goddess while improving the lives of the downtrodden. They most certainly have their work cut out for them.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Sehanine’s Reversal, Armor of Bahamut, Berronar’s Salve (FR), Eyes of Selûne (FR), Glittergold’s Gambit (FR)

Savankala

Greater God

Savankala is the fiery god of the sun, and is both father to and head of the entire Rankan pantheon. He is a distant god, caring little for the everyday rites and rituals of worship. He takes a casual interest in the world, relying on his priesthood to advance his goals. Savankala is no longer worshiped in Sanctuary, though the rubble of his never-finished temple still lies near the Promise of Heaven.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Pelor’s Radiance, Power of Amaunator (FR)

Vashanka

Greater God

Few gods are as famous or as destructive as Vashanka. The god of storms and war’s persistence has long been the driving force behind Ranke’s expansion.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Kord’s Favor, Rage of Tempus (FR)

Independent & Outsider Deities

Amalur

Intermediate God

Worshiped for ages in Azehur (a region north of Sanctuary), Amalur’s followers quickly spread through the world after a dynamic and charismatic high priest recast the god as a messenger of righteous living. Through a message of virtue in charity, good works, and equality, Amalur promises to guide the pious through the gates of Paradise for heavenly reward. Unlike other gods, Amalur lacks the hierarchy and dogma of the Rankan or Ilsigi gods. The messengers, as they call themselves, speak in lay terms, lending a hand where they can and promoting a message of tolerance. Though not pacifists, they prefer diplomacy to the sword.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Harmony of Erathis, Raven Queen’s Blessing, Ilmater’s Martyrdom (FR)

Death & Sostreia

Intermediate Gods

For most Sanctans, death means entry into the bleak Underworld, where spirits lament their fates for eternity. Ruling this somber land is the personification of death, simply called Death, and his beautiful wife, the goddess of renewal, Sostreia. The pair of deities represent the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, encompassing the seasons and the beginnings and endings of all things. Neither good nor evil, these gods jointly rule the kingdom of death, passing judgment on the newly dead and sending them to one of the many hells or to paradise, or condemning them to the eventual oblivion of the Underworld.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Raven Queen’s Blessing, Kelemvor’s Judgment (FR), Torm’s Justice (FR)

Dyareela

Greater Goddess

Throughout the known world’s long history, civilization has always banned Dyareela. The embodiment of anarchy, destruction, and chaos, the hermaphroditic deity has a large following, spread widely through the world. Known as the Destroyer, the Dark Mother, or the Lady of Blood, she is feared by all. Sanctuary has a long and troubled history with the Mother of Chaos. In their earliest days, cultists worshiped the goddess, sacrificing their own to appease her. Though driven out of Sanctuary, Dyareela has always craved a foothold in the city, precipitating her later arrival through the vengeful S’danzo Ilyra, who thought to curse the city after the death of her last child. Though the fortuneteller and her friends managed to stop Dyareela from destroying the city with plague, the Dark Mother would not be put off for long.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: None

Heqt

Intermediate God

The antithesis of Dyareela, toad-headed Heqt exists for one reason: to halt and contain the Mother of Chaos. The patron goddess of Cirdon, Heqt worship survived occupation by the Rankans and thrives there to this day. A goddess of earth and travel, she protects the Cirdonians. Her earth aspect is one of life, growth, and productivity, rather than the act of growing and maintaining crops. Though centralized in Cirdon, Heqt is worshiped all over the world.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Avandra’s Rescue, Ilmater’s Martyrdom (FR)

Irrunega

Intermediate God

If it weren’t for the fact that Irrune conquered Sanctuary, Irrunega would be a minor god—a mere footnote in the annals of religion. But as his is the only worship now permitted within the city walls, Irrunega has come to define faith for most of Sanctuary’s people. An ancestor spirit turned god, Irrunega is believed to be the founder of the Irrune tribe. Though all the Irrune acknowledge Irrunega’s importance, most also worship other gods (or at least other ancestor spirits such as family members or defeated enemies). Irrunega’s priests are called shamans, and they are all multiclass witch-priests.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Harmony of Erathis, Ilmater’s Martyrdom (FR)

Larlerosh

Demigod

The Ilsigi god of the seas and oceans, Larlerosh is a minor sea god in Sanctuary. In this aspect, he is the god of hooks and nets, and claims his followers from the fishermen who ply Sanctuary’s coastal waters.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Melora’s Tide, Blessing of Silvanus (FR)

Mother Bey

Greater Goddess

Since the Beysibs withdrew from Sanctuary, worship of Mother Bey has ended. Her priestesses and the Harka Bey (holy assassins) haunt the streets no longer. The primary goddess of the fish-eyed folk, Mother Bey is a chthonic deity—a figure of the earth and its secrets. Though nominally the head of the pantheon, she is also an agricultural goddess, and many of her followers send her invocations for bountiful crops. Though she no longer has a significant presence in Thieves’ World, a few half-Beysibs occasionally send her their prayers.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Armor of Bahamut, Chauntea’s Blessing (FR)

Porta

Demigod

The bitch of the sea, Porta is more demon than goddess. Lurking deep beneath the waves, this vicious deity preys on impious sailors. Known as the devourer of ships, she sometimes emerges from the depths to shatter the hull of a passing vessel, pulling its crew down into the cold waters below. Besyib sailors once paid homage to her, but with their withdrawal, so went her worship.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Melora’s Tide

Weda Krishtawn

Intermediate God

The theocratic isle of Sherranpip claims Weda Krishtawn as its principle goddess. They believe she gave them the knowledge of boats and fishing, and so her priests occupy all levels of their government. Though her worship is strongest in this southern archipelago, Sherranpip merchants carry their faiths with them. As a result, worship of Weda has spread outward to other coastal communities. Rumor holds that some of the priests of Weda Krishtawn are actually sorcerers, blending prayer with magic and even witchcraft.

Available Channel Divinity Feats: Harmony of Erathis, Melora’s Tide


11/17/2008