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The Godswar: A brief summary
Since the end of the Godswar, the gods have withdrawn for reasons unknown. Divine casters may still cast their blessings, yet the gods no longer walk among mortals and do not communicate with anyone. Without the guidance of the gods after such a massive crisis, it has become up to the local churches to set the standards of their worship. Whilst wandering clerks use their personal experience and believes to craft their own view of their gods dogma.
As one may expect, many new churches, heresies, cults and strange forms worships have sprung up. The most famous one in Arabel's Kingdom is the True Sun. A faith which believes Amaunator's light to be a purifying power and a source of righteous justice. Whilst Lathander is but a false name for the All Powerful God of Absolute Law and a benevolent ordered society. Whilst orthodox followers of Lathander spit at the True Sun, claiming them to be heretics. Yet, with the powerful divine blessings cast by the True Sun's leader and their heroic deeds during the rebellions, some Arabellans have come to accept the faith with open arms.
// OOC: The year is 1359. Assume anything that is listed as canon leading up to and during the Time of Trouble has occurred. All canon events after that, is up to the DM team to decide what will and won't happen. //
//OOC: This is not to be considered common IC knowledge for any PC. At best this is rumor, tales from someone who's cousin had a friend who was there and saw it etc, with the exception of Tyrmora and Arabel. That would be fairly well known.. //
The Gods and Their Fate
Our blessed lady luck, Tymora, graced the City with her presence. Protecting the City of Arabel from the crisis. She ventured across the land and blessed our lands with fortune. Upon her return to the heavens, the high priest Darmos Lauthyr joined her in her realm.
Cyric - New
With the death of Myrkul at the hands of Mystra's mortal champion, Cyric was granted the portfolios of death. The faith has changed little since Cyric's claim to the Death Throne, the transition far simpler than most expected. Many members of Bane, Myrkul, and Bhaal's clergy converted to Cyric leading to a very disjointed view of Cyric's dogma.
Bane - Slain
Greater god of tyranny, strife and hatred, a member of the Dead Three, was slain on Eleasis 13 in a climactic battle with the demigod Torm in battle outside of Tantras.
With the death of Bane, his half-deomic son Iyachtu Xvim has taken his place. It is a church of rising strength in Zhentil Keep and East, especially om Thay. But the church has followers across the realm, spreading fear of Xvim across the land.
Mystra - Reborn
Slain by helm, creating the infamous Helmlands, Mystra's powers were inherited by her mortal champion Midnight. Since then, Midnight has taken Mystra's mantle as goddess of magic, as well as her name.
Waukeen - Missing
None know for certain the faith of Waukeen, but her portfolio is now in the care of Lliira. Many of Waukeens former followers has converted to Lliira, the majority assuming the death of her goddess.
Torm - Reborn
Once a demi god, Torm's great sacrifice whilst battling Bane resulted in him being reborn as a lesser deity.
Bhaal - Slain
Whilst slain by Cyric, his followers can still cast their blessings and curses in his name. Leading to many questioning if Bhaal is truly dead. Many followers of Bhaal are still hired as assassins and ritualistic murderers.
Tiamat - Reborn
Tiamat's three-headed incarnation was slain by Gilgeam. Her essence was divided among three dragons, the red Tchazzar, the blue Gestaniius, and the green Skuthosiin. Tchazzar consumed the other two and was subsumed by Tiamat. The Dragon Queen then destroyed Gilgeam late in the Godswar.
Gilgeam - Slain
Demigod and king of Unther, was slain by Tiama
Herne - Slain
A once corrupted avatar of Malar worshiped in the High Forest, was hunted and killed by Malar himself who then subsumed his worship.
Lesser god of caverns, remains in a stagnant battle against Lolth who desires dominion over these realms.
Moander - Slain
Demigod of decay, was slain by Finder Wyvernspur, the later absorbed and adapted Moander's portfolio, and became of the cycle of life.
Finder Wyvernspur - New
Once a exceptional adventurer and member of House Wyvernspur, Finder Wyvernspur ascended after he slayed Moander and absorbed his portfolio.
Ramman - Slain
Untheric lesser god of war and storms, was slain by Hoar, but his portfolio was stolen by Anhur of the Mulhorandi pantheon.
Aerdrie Faenya and Shaundakul
The pair initiated a romantic relationship and remained strong during the Godswar.
Appeared in Serôs. Battled and defeated Sekolah in the Alamber Sea.
Remained mostly hidden during the Godwar.
Clangeddin and Labelas
The avatars of Clangeddin and Labelas fought all over Ruathym with Labelas winning the conflict.
Masqueraded as the regent of Underspires, creating an elite army that went on to attack Ironfang Deep, Undraeth, and expanded the city's territory.
Lingered in the High Forest, in the location which became known as Darkmaiden's Leap. The goddess appeared to rescue a group of drow refugees and lead them to the safety of the temple of the Promenade.
Eldath and Mielikki
Eldath spent a lot of time with Mielikki and the two were seen embracing as sisters.
Slaughtered many people in Westgate's harbour district before wading into the sea.
Washed up on the shore of Lantan where he was quickly named patron deity of the region.
Spent his time hunting Malar through The north when he appeared there.
Retrieved a cache of weapons from under Thaymount (while avoiding the schemes of a Red Wizard called the Masked One) with which he armed and mobilized the army of Akanax to attack Cimbar, Soorenar and Luthcheq. This sparked a greater civil war in Chessenta until they rallied behind Hoar to attack Unther and the church of Ramman.
Appeared in Oryndoll, inspiring citizens to great levels of ingenuity and the creation of the religious 'Venerator' faction.
Appeared briefly in Menzoberranzan, granting Yvonnel Baenre the power to destroy House Oblodra after the crisis.
Stayed in his temple north of the city of Athkatla.
Fought and defeated Malar in the Gulthmere Forest.
Appeared in Serôs and did little else.
Rampaged through the drow city of Eryndlyn, attacking followers of Vhaeraun and Ghaunadaur until their combined cults drove him off into the wild Underdark.
Set - Reborn
Forged an alliance of convenience with Tiamat after her resurrection.
Shar and Selûne
Appeared in Waterdeep, imprisoning and impersonating her twin sister Selûne. The Moonmaiden was eventually freed by her followers and Shar retreated into Undermountain where she attacked and killed Ibrandul. The Dark Goddess later tried to subsume Sharess in Calimport as well but was foiled.
Worked to undo the damage Malar had caused during his hunts, forging an alliance with Gwaeron Windstrom.
Was rumored to have manifested in the Assumbar villa in Waterdeep, protecting many North Ward and Sea Ward buildings from Myrkul's Legion.
Sseth - Asleep
After battling Ubtao in Chult, Sseth entered a deep sleep. A sarrukh priest trapped Sseth on the Abyss and prevented him from waking up, allowing Set to usurp Sseth’s worship.
Sune and Sharress
Sune saved Sharess from assassination at the hands of Shar and then freed her from the influence and corruption of the Lady of Loss.
Appeared in Battledale and Mistledale. He also slew a drow lich named Malyk in the Underdark beneath Shadowdale.
Was mysteriously blinded during the Godswar, but has chosen not to heal his own eyes.
Wandered the seas surrounding the Pirate Isles attacking any pirates she met with storms. She also secretly appeared in the Trackless Sea after foreseeing the return of Iakhovas to make Slarkrethel her seraph.
Attacked several rural gnome communities, leaving the curse of lycanthropy in his wake which turned the survivors into weremoles.
The Red Knight - New
A little-known servant of Tempus, appeared as an avatar, and possessed the mortal Kaitlin Tindall Bloodhawk. She led a group of adventurers called the Order of the Red Falcon in battle against a horde of monsters in Tethyr
Kereska - Slain
The dragon goddess of magic, Kereska, entirely subsumed the worship and portfolio of Kalzareinad, a demigod of dragon magic. Kalzareinad died shortly thereafter.