It is said that in the past the Gods walked Calamia and ruled the lands with their power. However, a great calamity occurred and they disappeared, when, how and why now lost to the annals of time. Yet their presence can be felt by the magic they have influence of in the world.
Some mortals actively curry the favor of the Gods, serving what they believe is their ideals or executing their blasphemous designs. Others are random victims or beneficiaries of divine intervention. Those whom the Gods have touched may be inspired, blessed, corrupted, or cursed — the saint and the prophet, the genius and the madman, sometimes one and the same person.
Each God is a source of magic, but this designation is not their limitation. In fact, each God has power over Calamia in many ways that mortals just cannot comprehend. Also, just because certain Gods fall under the Dark and Light categorization does not mean that they aren’t capable of enacting good or bad upon the world. While many people believe that the Gods cannot be both good and evil, the truth is not quite so simple. What is good? What is evil? That is, perhaps, something mortals will never come to understand.
- Calamia – The World
The very earth upon which one stands, where time fades and ages come and go. It is the elemental furnace of creation – and so it is not surprising that many worship it. Unlike the other God’s, Calamia’s physical form IS the world. Forged of all the elements linked together, Calamia is not just a land, but a force, raw energy and elements colliding in beauty and chaos. It births all things, and inevitably, returns all things to itself – creating the cycle of life as we all know it.
- Evithanon -The God of Light and Creation
Known as the God of the Sun, Bringer of Hope, the Light, the Creator, Evithanon brings light and life into the world. Their power brings radiance, hope, warmth, healing, and invigoration. Yet, like the sun, it can also be scorching, unrelenting, and blinding. It can be gentle and serene, guiding, but also weak and distant, like the moon and stars. Evithanon is also referred to as The Creator, the Light.
- Molrivath – The God of Darkness and Chaos
He is known as the Prince of Darkness, Bringer of Change, Lord of the Night, Keeper of Shadows. He holds dominion over the world in opposite of Evithanon, everything in the night and shadows. Like the darkness, his power influences dreams, inflection, and silence. At times the darkness can be a solace, bring quiet and calm, coolness and stillness. However the darkness also feeds fear, anxiety, despair, madness and chaos. It is the harbinger of nightmares, the unknown, and change.
- Dracentaru – Lord of Dragons, God of Wisdom
He is known as the Great Dragon, the first, wisest and largest of all dragons that existed in Calamia. Dracentaru inspires purpose, drive, and the desire to learn and understand ourselves and the world around us. His power incites contemplation, wisdom, understanding, drive and invention. Yet as they say, with knowledge comes power, which can also lead to arrogance and pretentiousness. Without wisdom comes ignorance, incompetence, and lack of understanding.
- Gohaog – The Barbarian, God of War
Ever steady, the mountain stands tall, confident, and unyielding to those who would attempt to deter it. In this Gohaog instills a sense of duty and confidence. Strength, perseverance, pride, power and resolve are all in Gohaog’s realm. Yet with pride can come superciliousness. With strength can come fury, anger, cruelty, violence, brutality and dominance. Perseverance can instill immovability and apathy.
- Fedroa- The Nymph, God of Nature
From the forests and mountains, to the deepest parts of the sea, Fedroa is the overseer of nature itself. Growth, fertility, fruitfulness, and beauty are all powers of the Nymph. Nature is a provider of nourishment, resources, enrichment, inspiration, and splendor. Yet nature can also be unforgiving, violent, unpredictable, cruel, ugly, and barren.
- Baelbalish – The Jester, God of Illusion
Baelbalish is depicted as a figure in a costume wearing a full mask with a mischievous grin. This God is a mysterious one, as they are the purveyor of what isn’t and what could be. Their domain is in imagination and illusion, which can be amazing, beautiful, alluring, and mysterious. Yet it is also wild, untamed, unpredictable, and dangerous. They are deemed a dark trickster and often a bringer of either fortune or bad luck.
- Khasidea- The Rose, God of Heart
Khasidea holds reign over all connections of the heart; honor, love, attachments, esteem and happiness. Her influence can inspire compassion, contentment, connection, passion, desire, attraction, empathy, sympathy, and fulfillment. Yet the heart is a fickle and complicated thing, and like roses, thorny. The heart can also cause heartache, pain, obsession, discrimination, selfishness, vanity, poor self-esteem, hate and aversion.
- Sadin – The Herald, God of Death
He is the harbinger of death, escorting life to its end so that it can begin the cycle again. He has dominion over the spirit realm, and holds power over death, decay, time, and souls. His power influences aging, memory and mentality. He can instill melancholy, coldness, indifference, and numbness. Yet he can also bring peace, serenity, insight, and visions of what is, what was, and what could be.