Tuesday, November 21, 2017

VOIDJAMMER 5E: CLERICS AND DEITIES OF SPACE

CLERICS

The Clerics and religious institutions of the Voidjammer 5E setting are predominantly Planar Clerics. These are clerics that revere an Outer Plane and all its resident deities collectively. Planar churches are the most prevalent religious institutions along the spacelanes and in the Commonwealth. The planes with some element of good in their nature are called the Upper Planes. Celestial creatures such as angels and pegasi dwell in the Upper Planes. Planes with some element of evil are the Lower Planes. Fiends such as demons, devils, and daemons (yugoloths) dwell in the Lower Planes.
The following are the most widespread and famous (or infamous):

PLANAR CLERICS
OUTER PLANES
Alignment
Suggested Domains
Symbol
Upper Planes
Mount Celestia, the Seven Heavens
LG
Knowledge, Light, Protection, War
Mountain
Arborea, the Olympian Glade
CG
Arcana, Life, Nature, Tempest
GAO Symbol
Elysium, the Blessed Fields
NG
Grave, Nature
Hollow Hill
Beastlands, the Wilderness
NG, CG
Nature, Trickery
Animal Face
Bytopia, the Twin Paradises
NG, LG
Life, Nature, Protection
Hourglass
Arcadia, the Peaceable Kingdoms
LN, LG
Forge, Knowledge, War
Sun
Ysgard, the Heroic Domain
CN, CG
Life, Tempest, War
World Tree
Middle Planes
Mechanus, the Clockwork Nirvana
LN
Forge, Knowledge, War
Cog
Concordia, the plane of balance
N
Knowledge, Nature
Axis Mundi
Limbo, the Ever-Changing Chaos
CN
Arcana, Knowledge, Trickery
Marble
Lower Planes
Acheron, the Infinite Battlefield
LN, LE
Arcane, Knowledge, War
Cube
Pandemonium, the Windswept Depths
CN, CE
Grave, Nature, Tempest
Wind
Carceri, the Tartarian Depths
NE, CE
Death, Grave, Trickery
Closed Gate
Gehenna, the Bleak Eternity
NE, LE
Knowledge, Tempest, War
Triangle
Hades, the Gray Waste
NE
Death, Nature
Cerberus
Baator, the Nine Hells
LE
Arcana, Death, Knowledge,
Inverted pentacle
The Abyss, the Infinite Layers
CE
Death, Trickery, War
Spiral
DEITY-SPECIFIC CLERICS
Deities
Alignment
Suggested Domains
Symbol
Bahamut, the Platinum Dragon
LG
Dragon, Protection, Tempest
Dragon Head
Cosmos, god of time and space
CN
Arcana, Knowledge, Trickery
Beard
Ptah, god of knowledge, and secrets
N
Knowledge
Bull
Sharella, Goddess of Eternity
NG
Arcana, Light
Falcon
Taweret, the Great Mother
LN
Life, War
Hippo
Tiamat, Queen of Darkness
LE
Death, Dragon, Trickery
5 headed dragon
Golion, King of Beasts
LG
Protection, War
Winged Lion
Horde Prime, Lord of the Horde
CE
Death, Trickery
Horde Symbol
Serpis, god of reptiles
NE
Arcana, Nature
Coiled Serpent
Vandria Gilmadrith, Elf goddess of war
LN
War
Warhammer

DEITIES
Several specific Deities (gods and goddesses) are worshiped across the stars. These are often patrons of broad concepts and wide-ranging species. A few popular and widespread deities are as follows.
  • Bahamut: Bahamut is a powerful draconic deity. Bahamut is depicted as a massive, long and sinuous dragon with silver-white scales and blue, catlike eyes. Bahamut is very stern and disapproving of evil. He accepts no excuses for foul deeds. On the other hand, he is very compassionate, and has boundless empathy for the weak and downtrodden. 
  • Cosmos: Old Man Cosmos is the personification of space, travel and million to one chances, and so almost every adventurer pays at least some lip service to Old Man Cosmos. This deity is fickle and dangerous, blessing and cursing those who call on him, seeming to take great pleasure from visiting all manner of calamity on travelers (testing as he puts it). Priests of Cosmos dress in traveler’s garb and never cut their hair and/or beards, adopting a ragged traveler appearance, though they are usually clean. 
  • Golion: Fierce but noble King of Beasts, Golion is the might god of war and protection. He most often appears and an elephant-sized, black-furred, winged lion. He is attended by a pride of four other giant lions of Red, Blue,Yellow and Green. All of which are immensely powerful.
  • Ptah: Ptah is the  Opener of the Way, the Seeker of Hidden Ways, the Supreme Artisan. He is the god of the Ethereal Plane and known far and wide across space. His clerics often shave their heads and dress in dark robes.
  • Sharella: Sharella is the goddess of Eternity and patroness of all life-giving worlds across space. She is tasked with maintaining the natural order and protecting the secrets of magic. Her clerics dress more for hard work or as magicians.
  • Taweret: Great Mother of the Giff and pfierce protector of children. She appears as a huge female Giff or Hippo and is attended by bird spirits of great number. Her clerics are always prepared for a fight, with many brawlers and wrestlers of renown among them.
  • Tiamat: Tiamat is a supremely strong and a powerful 5-headed draconic goddess. She has one head for each customary color of chromatic dragon (black, blue, green, red, white), and each head has the powers of a member of the respective race of dragonkind. 
  • Horde Prime: This Archfiend is the god-emperor of the Intergalactic Evil Horde. Horde Prime is rarely seen in person, but is widely feared. Priests dedicated to this infernal creature dress like super-villains or professional wrestlers, often highlighting their special powers and strengths. 
  • Serpos: This foul god of reptiles despises all warm-blooded creatures, seeing them as upstarts and usurpers. Serpos is revered primarily by lizard-folk, troglodytes, kobolds and other scaly beings. 
  • Vandria Gilmadrith: Elven goddess of warfare, and space battles. She is unlivke other elven deities in that she is lawful. However since the last Unhuman Wars, she is now a major goddess among Elves and Half-Elves, as her ordered ways and clear hotheadedness saved many elven holdings and kept the fleet together.


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