Gods and the Pantheon

"A summary of the Pantheon, how they interact with the world, and how they function altogether."

First among the gods, Elieff emerged from the veil precisely when they were meant to; only they know when or if they will return to it. With their far reaching divinity they used their mastery of light and dark power to craft the High Gods from the very fabric of the Veil, first of their children and heirs to their throne. The gods created are complicated, harnessing both light and darkness within them as a result. Thus began the true formation of the pantheon.

The High Gods gave way to the creation of many planes, primarily of their own domains with their own inhabitants. Gods naturally create and so, over time, this leads to the creation of new gods; equal in power to the High Gods but once removed from Elieff and the throne. Their status in the pantheon remains below that of Elieff but above the rest.

Gods come into being when two or more gods combine and manipulate their divine power to bring another into existence. These gods each have their own domain, separate but related to their parental lineage. No god other than Elieff is capable of bringing forth a new god into being of their own accord.

Mortal Gods are a result of any god that chooses to create a child with a mortal, and resulting in a demigod being born. Few demigods that have found and harnessed their own domains so wholly that they ascend to godhood and join the Pantheon. Though less powerful than a full god, Mortal Gods are masters of their own domains and only differ from the gods in that their mortal blood sets them apart in a way unique to each.

Demigods stand apart from both their divine and mortal heritage, a pale shadow to one and exceptional to the other. They have been known to exist throughout history and most live out their lives to old age. Some are able to grant clerical abilities to those they deem worthy, if the demigod gains enough power.