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  • Incarnae

    The Incarnae are the most powerful of the [[Celestial]] [[gods]] and goddesses. They receive tribute in most parts of Creation, although in regions where the [[Immaculate Philosophy]] holds sway, their worship is prohibited. They are seven in number: …

  • Unconquered Sun

    The Unconquered Sun is the most powerful of the [[gods]], and his chosen, the [[Solar Exalted]], are the most powerful among [[Exalts]]. He is god of strength, valor, righteousness, compassion and duty. He often takes the form of a four-armed man in …

  • gods

    In Creation, every object and idea has a god. Objects like rocks and brooms have little gods, also called [[kami]], while lakes, important roads, and cities have more powerful [[Terrestrial]] gods. Abstract ideas and celestial bodies have [[Celestial]] …

  • Terrestrial

    Terrestrial gods represent concrete objects or ideas closely tied to concrete objects or a particular earthly domain. Examples include the [[Kami | kami]] who are little gods of individual rocks, [[:shiu-tong | Shiu-Tong]], god of a particular building, …

  • Mercury

    One of the [[Incarnae | Incarnae]], Mercury is the Maiden of Journeys. She is particularly revered within the [[Guild]].

  • Mars

    Mars is one of the [[Incarnae | Incarnae]], the Maiden of Battles. Revered by warriors and soldiers, she has a place of honor within the [[Army of Ten Thousand Dragons | Army of Ten Thousand Dragons]], a position that sometimes [[Immaculate Philosophy | …

  • Five Elemental Dragons

    The Five Elemental Dragons are, to the [[Immaculate Philosophy | Immaculate Philosophy]], the most excellent and virtuous beings inside or outside of [[Creation]]. [[Mela]] is the Azure Dragon, the Dragon of [[Air]], the most brilliant being in Creation. …

  • Luna

    Luna is the [[Incarnae]] of the moon, all genders and genderless, always mutable and unpredictable. She is consort to the [[Unconquered Sun]], and is his counterpart. He talked the Incarnae into rebelling against the [[Primordials | Primordials]], and he …

  • Venus

    Venus is one of the [[Incarnae]], the maiden of serenity. She oversees all domains of pleasure and peace, from sex, to opium, to the signing of armistices. She is worshiped in secluded courtyards with tea ceremonies amid the sound of running water, and …

  • Jupiter

    One of the [[Incarnae]], Jupiter is the maiden of secrets. She is revered by historians and treasure hunters, spies and black-mailers, as well as those public officials who have something they absolutely must hide.

  • Saturn

    One of the [[Incarnae]], Saturn is the maiden of endings. She is worshiped by few but revered by many; in most nations, executions happen on Saturday in her honor. Those who man the gallows pay her homage, and those who go to battle or to sea often make …

  • Celestial

    The Celestial [[gods]] are a higher order than their [[Terrestrial]] brethren. They tend to oversee abstract ideas, celestial bodies, virtues or global concerns such as the seasons or the wheel of reincarnation. They live in [[Yu-Shan]], the City of the …

  • Jungle of Fire Lilies

    A huge jungle of lily pads on the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]]; on the outskirts, they appear relatively normal, but as one crawls inward, the flowers grow to be the size of buildings and block out the sky. Only rowboats or similarly sized vessels can penetrate more …

  • Celestial Bureaucracy

    [[Celestial | Celestial gods]] for the most part operate in the heavenly city of [[Yu-Shan]], a shining metropolis filled with many elaborate wooden office buildings, where the never-sleeping divine bureaucrats file the paperwork that keeps [[Creation]] …

  • Reincarnation

    In [[Creation]], those who die are supposed to pass on peacefully and re-enter the wheel of reincarnation. The [[Salient Bureau of Reincarnation]], even in the [[Fifth Age]], is one of the more powerful and widespread divine departments. When the …

  • Kami

    The little gods of creation are numerous, ubiquitous and usually barely intelligent. The god of a pebble for instance is nothing more than a barely visible speck to those who can see spirits, while the little god of a given tree may be capable of basic …

  • Avatar

    Every species of animal has an avatar, a spiritual guardian of varying power depending on the number of the species, and how much impact they have on their environment. These guardians are [[gods]], technically speaking, but tend to have less mutable and …

  • Desolate Court

    The Desolate Court is the court of [[Terrestrial | terrestrial gods]] that hold sway in the [[Northwest]]. Having the least populated corner of [[Creation]] as a dominion led to the name, and the members are generally a dour lot who have earned their name …

  • Grandmother Bright

    She is known as a somewhat eccentric benefactress of the city, sending those who seek her favor on seemingly random tasks that often bear unexpected fruit. She is seldom seen outside of her Square itself, though she has ways of knowing what goes on beyond …

  • Ahlat

    Ahlat is one of the more powerful of the [[Terrestrial]] [[gods]], having a large following across the [[South]], and having near explicit worship within the nation of [[Harborhead]]. Strictly speaking, due to the [[Immaculate Philosophy]], its not …

  • Iolana the Hullbreaker

    Iolana is one of the most feared gods in Creation. The entirety of the [[West]] either sails for their living or has direct family who does, and so prayers to Iolana are continuous and offering are made at small shrines throughout the Western Islands, …

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