A N A S H T I ‘ S U L
The God of Health/Undeath
This recent god has returned to Norrath after being banished to the Void by the pantheon for bringing Unlife to the world of Norrath. Very little is known of her other than her famous peacock emblem and her followers the Sul’Dae. Anashti’Sul recently escaped the Void with the aid of The Shadowed Men and Rohen Theer and has been working ever since to regain her previous followers and build an army to launch an invasion onto the Plane of Health to claim it back from the new God of Health, Rodcet Nife. Her previous enemy was Xul’Varien, the Lord of Pestilence but she no longer feels his presence and instead has learned of Bertoxxulous.
B E R T O X X U L O U S
Followers of Bertoxxulous believe the only truth on Norrath is that everything dies. They view the decay of flesh as a thing of ultimate beauty. The subtle purples of a fresh bruise, the almost irridescent yellow green of an infested pustule, are but a few of the things that His followers relish. It is not suprising that many of His followers pursue the dark art of Necromancy, for to them nothing is more desirable than to be surrounded by beings who, even in unlife, continue to rot and decay. Do not take this to mean that His followers are suicidal or seek a quick death. To the contrary, they wish to live long, painful lives, spreading their dark, diseased stain across all of Norrath
B R E L L S E R I L I S
The Duke of Below
Followers of Brell Serilis believe that the surface world is a waste of space. They find true happiness in the caves, caverns and tunnels that perforate the belly of Norrath. But this is one of few points that all followers of Brell can agree upon. There are many different factions who all worship Brell. The Runny Eye Clan of Goblins claim he is their father much to the disgust of the Dwarves of Kaladim who know that the Dwarves are the true children of Serilis. But the vicious Gnolls of Split Paw disagree entirely. For was it not Brell who sculpted them out of the sacred Clay of Cosgrove? Followers of Brell Serilis in one form or another can be found nearly anywhere you enter the Underfoot of Norrath.
B R I S T L E B A N E
The King Of Thieves
Followers of Bristlebane believe in having fun, at the expense of nearly all else. Bards, rogues, jesters, gamblers and gypsies are all typical followers. They are almost always very charming, clever, and witty, traits which all Bristlebane followers should strive to have. Mischief in all its forms is encouraged. Practical jokes are performed as if they are the highest of rituals. Very few of Bristlebane’s followers are outright wicked in their desires but it is best to keep at least one eye on your purse if they are about. And never let one deal you a hand of King’s Court.
C A Z I C – T H U L E
Followers of Cazic-Thule fear their Lord and believe that only by causing terror in others will they be spared his vengeful wrath. They strive to beat down and suppress all hope. Fear rules their lives and through fear they rule the lives of others. Pain, misery, violence, torture, living sacrifice; these are the tools of a Cazicite. Many Lizardman tribes are devout followers of Cazic-Thule, but his number of humanoid followers grows daily, a cold shadow slowly engulfing the bright spots of Norrath in a nightmare of horror and pain.
D R I N A L
The Silver Reaper
The spirit god of death and also the name of norraths second moon.
E H A Y A E
Matron of Dawn
Ehayae is the spirit god of the dawn and represents birth and rebirth.
E R O L L I S I M A R R
The Queen Of Love
Followers of Erollisi Marr cling to the belief that love conquers all. It should be pointed out that while love is a generally peaceful concept, Erollisi worshippers are not pacifists. They would like to live in a world where everyone loves everyone else and violence does not exist but they are not naïve enough to think that Norrath is that world. They have passionate loves of people, places and ideas and are more than willing to fight and die to preserve those things. The dream of every follower of Erollisi is to die in selfless defense of someone or something they love. Many Paladins hear the true calling of their hearts and follow Erollisi Marr.
I N N O R U U K
The Prince of Hate
Followers of Innoruuk include nearly the entire Dark Elven race who regard him as their “Father.” They believe that Hate is a creative force, or rather “THE” creative force in the universe. Creativity born of destruction. Love and kindness are tools for those too ignorant to know what they want or too cowardly to do what is necessary to obtain it. It is only through the total disdain of your enemies that you can gain true power over them. Pity and mercy have no power when confronted with contempt and viciousness. It is the honest belief of the followers of Innoruuk that if they were to hate strong enough they could destroy all of Norrath.
K A R A N A
Followers of Karana believe in the absolute power of storms. They worship the life giving power of the rain and respect the destructive force of a sandstorm or hurricane. Typical followers of Karana are rural humaniods, farmers, ranchers, hunters, and the like. They will often offer shelter from the elements to strangers. Many Karana followers live a nomadic lifestyle, travelling where the winds take them. They are humble, generous people who value strength and honesty and brook no disrespect of Karana and his work for they know it is only through his wisdom and kindness that all of Norrath is not consumed in an eternal tempest.
M I T H A N I E L M A R R
The Followers of Mithaniel Marr belive that valor is what separates civilized beings from beasts. His followers live by a strict moral code that prizes truth, honor, and charity. They are champions of the downtrodden and the most noble of warriors. His followers strive to rid Norrath of all things dark and evil, often sacrificing themselves in this never ending quest. They will not rest until the day when all of Norrath is cleansed in Mithaniel’s light. They take themselves and their duty very seriously, and have little patience for mischief or mayhem. Many paladins are devout servants of Mithaniel Marr.
P R E X U S
Followers of Prexus believe true power lies in the vast depths of Norrath’s oceans. They believe that eons ago life first formed in the murky deep and that one day the oceans shall rise again to consume those who are unworthy and to embrace the faithful. The Oceanlord’s servants tend to live and work near, on, or beneath large bodies of water. They seek to spread the word of Prexus to all who will hear and defend the oceans and seas of Norrath against any who would cause them harm. Many sailors and fishermen are followers of Prexus.
Q U E L L I O U S
Followers of Quellious seek peace. They are not strict pacifists though and will fight to defend themselves and those they care about. The peace they seek is an inner one. They wish to know all there is to know about themselves and the world around them. They thirst for knowledge of their true selves and strive to help others attain enlightenment. It is through the sharing of this knowledge that they believe universal peace can be obtained. If every creature fully understood itself and its neighbors there would be no need for conflict and war. Followers of Quellious often follow a nomadic lifestyle, constantly seeking what there is to know and hoping to find themselves along the way.
R A L L O S Z E K
The followers of Rallos Zek believe in survival of the strong and death to the weak. In the heat of battle is the only place where enlightenment can be gained. The universe was formed by conflict and in conflict it will end. The victors feasting upon the remains of their fallen enemy. No respect or regard is given to the dead, for if they were worthy their hearts would still pump blood through their veins and not upon the soil of Norrath. Followers of Zek are almost exclusively warriors.
R O D C E T N I F E
The Prime Healer
Followers of Rodcet Nife take a solemn oath to fight disease and death until one or the other finally claims them. They are very generous and humble, asking little more than the recipients of aid from them pass their kindness onto another. They are not content to deal with the effects of disease and death after they occur and vigorously seek to destroy the sources of these evils. Healers and mystics are typical followers but many noble rangers and paladins also have also taken the Nife Oath. They believe that, through faith in The Prime Healer, the wounded heart of the universe shall one day be mended and death’s dark shadow will never be seen again.
S A H T E B M A H L M I
The Feral Spirit
The spirit god of animals and ancestor spirits worshipped exclusively by the Vah Shir
S O L U S E K R O
The Burning Prince
The Followers of Solusek Ro belive in the raw and unbridled power of fire. Fire birthed the world and in fire shall it be consumed. True aggressive action is the only way for one to obtain what is desired. Power is gained by superior force. Followers of Ro have little fear. They are bold and brash, and say what they mean, and do what they say. Social graces are something they neither possess nor desire. They demand the respect of their peers and more often than not, earn it as well. Those who seek true elemental power follow Solusek Ro, and thus many wizards turn to his burning embrace.
T H E T R I B U N A L
The Six Hammers
Followers of The Tribunal seek one thing above all else: justice. While some claim to express this desire by pursuing careers as guards or magistrates, true believers in The Tribunal do not recognize the rights of any court on Norrath and enforce the Tribunal’s sense of ultimate justice on the rest of the population. Retribution, vengeance, and punishment are sacred duties. Followers of The Tribunal are methodical, patient and just. They must be so, for it is their belief that if they punish an innocent, The Tribunal will pass judgement against them, and doom them to an eternity.
T U N A R E
The Mother Of All
Followers of Tunare believe that we are all Tunare’s children. The children of Tunare seek to help Norrath, which they believe to be a living and breathing Being, to blossom and grow. Followers believe that the world of Norrath gave birth to Tunare and from her all life has sprung forth. Thus, by worshipping and protecting the land, followers are paying homage and respect to The Mother of Their Mother, who in turn protects and provides for them. Followers of Tunare will fight to the death to protect nature in all it’s forms. Many Druids, Rangers, and a great many Elves follow the ways of Tunare.
V E E S H A N
Non-dragon followers of Veeshan believe that dragonkind is superior to all other forms of life. They swear allegiance to the Mother Of Dragons and often sacrifice themselves or their loved ones to one of Her children. In return for this undying devotion, Veeshan is very protective and generous to her loyal followers. Many humanoids have gained great riches and ancient knowledge through servitude to the Wurms, but these gifts came with a high price…knowing that one is less than cattle to the dragons, and that they can take your messy life whenever it suits.
X U L ‘ V A R I E N
Lord of Pestilence
Xul’Varien, was the previous Lord of Pestilence before the banishing of Anashti’Sul. It is unknown what happened to this god and how Bertoxxulous took the title of Lord of Pestilence.