Five. As far as we know, there were always five. The Gods have watched over our world for countless millennia, playing their hand in several schemes throughout history. That makes them sound malicious, though they are not. We are but ants to them. Play things for whatever agenda they have.
First is Orinth, the God of War and Wisdom. He holds domain over Air. He is depicted as a sturdy warrior in dark armor, draped in the cloak of a bear's fur. Due to his penchant for war, he is not above lending followers his great golden spear, Gungnir. His icon is a raven.
Second is Avanna, the Goddess of Justice and Trials. She holds domain over Fire. She is depicted as a burning angel clad in steel armor. Her blazing longsword may wind up in the mortal hands of someone truly just. Her icon is a scale. She is highly revered by the Court. Me, not so much.
Next is Theldrim, the God of Light. Obviously, he holds domain over Light; a curiosity considering few mortals in history ever could use such power. He is depicted as a white robed man and a Phoenix of pure light at his side. His followers may be lent a light-infused incorporeal shield called Brightwall. His icon is an X shaped cross.
The penultimate is Golmag, the God of Darkness. He holds domain over Dark. An important distinction to be made is that he is not evil, nor is Theldrim good. He is depicted as an old man with black holes for eyes and a ragged beard. His greatest followers may receive his mysterious lantern, Blacklight, in their hour of need. His icon is a curled horn.
Finally, Vinera. The sweet Goddess of Life attributed with the creation of Vinadorin and Elves, made in her own image. She holds domain over Earth and Water. She is depicted as a curvy woman made of tree bark and elongated ears. Those at one with nature can invoke her powerful scepter, Yggaraun. Her icon is a smiling tree.
Each exist within their own plane far beyond our reality, but may converge for any given purpose. It is believed in the War of Black Dawn, they assisted the champions that took down the monstrous Klurenok. Though, I’m getting ahead of myself. The five Gods. That’s all for now.
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