Pantheon of Agon
Name: The birth name or chosen name of the deity.
Status: Denotes whether the character is a god, goddess, deity, or god-king. Characters who have the listing of deity are bigender and referred to as them or they. For the sake of clarity, the only two bigender deities are Nilzadene and Ragunius. The only god-king in existence is Melek. There are currently no god-queens although some goddesses may reach that status in the future. It is possible for multiple god-kings or god-queens to exist simultaneously and the status is gained only after a tremendous amount of power from the deity’s owned dominions has been absorbed. The Dominions listing below explains in greater detail.
Holy Symbol: The symbol representing the deity and holding significance to their worshippers.
Holy Colors: The colors worn by followers of a deity.
Holy Day: Each deity has chosen one day as their own, during which the dominion the day is named after brings even more power to the owning deity than normal. Thus hold days are prime opportunities for worshippers to appease their deity. An example of this is orks waging war on the Day of Pain to appease and aid the goddess Ashaka.
Holy Book: The text which contains the dogma, history, advice, and other information for worshippers to read. These texts are typically followed and accepted explicitly by the devout.
Holy Weapon: Each deity chooses a holy weapon, which the majority of their followers favor. To use the weapon of your deity brings them honor and may bolster your own spirit. Most deities also use their chosen weapon in battle, although this is not always the case as some deities do not have hands at all. The listed weapon name encompasses all varieties of the weapon. For example, followers of Midnight could use both one-handed and two-handed swords to her.
Dominions: Godhood is obtained only by gaining control of dominions. Dominions are aspects of Agon that feed power to the deities, thus most deities plot to steal away dominions from their enemies and do everything they can to protect their own. For example, if a human experiences lust, the deity controlling that dominion gains power. Dominions serve as the driving force behind deities and they can be received as gifts, stolen, or acquired through phenomenon unknown to mortals. Beyond this information, the deities protect the secrets of dominions with the utmost seriousness as these are the keys that can allow a mortal to ascend. It is believed the maximum number of deities cannot exceed twenty and when one deity dies (usually at the hands of another deity), a mortal shall soon ascend.
History: This section denotes significant information about the deity. In olden days deities walked the land of Agon but this practice has become obsolete millennia ago.
Image: Each deity has a chosen form which is typically decided upon ascension. This choice once made is irrevocable. However, at one point in time that was not the case. In ancient times deities changed forms frequently to suit their needs but something happened to remove this power. According to legend, an artifact called the Stone of Binding was what made this possible. The creator has never been discovered, though a popular theory is that the creator constructed the artifact with her own essence, locking herself inside. The Stone of Binding has been searched for ages and never been found.
Dogma: The expectations placed upon followers of the deity. Acts of irreverence are forsaken and must be repented if committed.