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11.1 THE GODS OF LUSTERNIA

Estarra, the Eternal, is the Supreme Creatrix of the multiverse, the product of 
the merging of Dynara, Magnora, and the Nameless Son of Yudhe. The totality of 
creation is the result of Her creative will. Yet She remains ever aloof and 
distant from the concerns and tribulations of mortals and gods alike, and Her 
will is ever unknowable. Those Gods listed on the right are less often seen by 
mortal eyes at the current time.

THE PANTHEON:
  Charune,     the Horned One         |  Auseklis,   Old Man of the Woods
  Czixi,       the Welkin             |  Carakhan,   Sculptor of Waves
  Darvellan,   the Navigator          |  Crumkane,   Lord of Epicurean Delights
  Drocilla,    the Enchantress        |  Fain,       of the Red Masque
  Hoaracle,    the Oak Whacher        |  Ieptix,     the Anomaly
  Ianir,       the Anomaly            |  Iosai,       the Anomaly 
  Isune,       the Aesthete           |  Raezon,     the Forbidden
  Jadice,      the Frost Queen        |  Shikari,    the Predator
  Lisaera,     the Silver Goddess     |  Sior,       the Anomaly
  Kalikai,     the Crimson Eye        |  Terentia,   the Even Bladed
  Manteekan,   the Nightmare          |  Thax,        the Machine
  Maylea,      Bloom of Serenity      |  Valtreth,   Majesty of the Dawn
  Morgfyre,    the Legion             |  Zvoltz,     the Father of Storms
  Mysrai,      the Scarlet Goddess    |
  Nocht,       the Silent             |
  Roark,       Libertas               |  
  Thax,        the Machine            |  
  Viravain,    Lady of the Thorns     |  
  Weiwae,      the Golden Heart       |
  Yomoigu,     the Pyresmith          |


THE LOST DIVINITIES:
  Ashtariel,   the Thousand-Hued
  Ayridion,    the White Flame
  Elcyrion,    the Erudite
  Elostian,    the Enigma
  Eventru,     Crown of the Exalted
  Hajamin,     the Golden Lord
  Lacostian,   the Mysterial Lord
  Lyreth,      the Sidereal Prince

KINDS OF DEITIES
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SOULLESS GODS: Even Estarra, with all Her power and presence, cannot defeat the 
ancient Soulless Gods without destroying all worlds, so they represent a 
constant, underlying threat to the fabric of creation. However, so long as they 
remain bound by the Nine Seals, the threat of the Soulless is abated.

ELDER GODS: Having come into being at the time before time, the Elder Gods 
represent powerful forces in their own right. However, they could not stand 
against the Soulless Gods and were either consumed, fragmented their beings into 
the mortal races, or fled the known realms. This was known as the Elder Wars. 
With the Coming of Estarra, the Elder Gods are slowly returning.

VERNAL GODS: Where the Elder Gods were defeated against the Soulless, the 
mortals were born from the fragmentation of a few Elder Gods. The mortal races 
carried on this war and created great nexuses of power from which they were able 
to raise their own to great power. These were the Vernal Gods. Eventually, the 
Vernal Gods were able to trap the Soulless behind Nine Seals, though they had to 
sacrifice themselves to do so. The path to Vernal Godhood is now closed, sealed 
by Ayridion, of the White Flame, who sacrificed His divinity to tear a gulf 
between the Divine Realms of the Domoth and Immanidivinus, and in so doing saved 
the Basin from the evil which afflicted it.

ASCENDED GODS: Once every generation, the Nine Seals which imprison Almighty 
Kethuru, greatest of the Soulless Gods, must be renewed by the essence and power 
of a mortal - for it was mortals who first imprisoned the Great Old One. The 
power of this renewal was once such that he who wielded it could rise as an 
Ascended God. The first and last mortal to ascend in this manner was Soll Peulus,
who became the God Ayridion. However, by Ayridion's actions this way was forever 
barred. Those who follow his path rise now as True Ascendants.

VERNAL ASCENDANTS: Though the path to Vernal Divinity cannot be trod, mortals 
may still rise as Vernal Ascendants. Utilising vast reserves of power, Cities 
and Communes may channel their Nexi upon chosen mortals, raising them to the 
quasi god-hood of Ascension.

See also: HELP DEITIES, HELP ASCENSION, HELP ASCENDANTS, HELP AYRIDION