Since the early days of chronicled history, humanity has worshipped a number of gods and goddesses. These gods, known to some as the New Gods, are referred to by titles rather than names. Legends say that in the times of prehistory the Old Gods were named, and they used this power to walk among humanity and enslave it. Once the Old Gods were overthrown, their names were forbidden from being spoken lest they be called back into the mortal realm.
The pantheon of New Gods consists of:
- The Artisan Scholar, god of invention, learning, and the arts.
- The Bearer of Masks, goddess of lies, treachery, and vengeance.
- The Dark Hunter, god of fate, death, and the hunt.
- The Eternal Judge, god of laws, justice, and judgment.
- The Learned Champion, god of battle, protection, and wisdom.
- The Mad Jester, god of anarchy, destruction, and madness.
- The Master of Secrets, god of secrets, bargains, and trade.
- The Mother of All, goddess of creation, nature, and healing.
- The Noble Courtesan, goddess of beauty, love, and peace.
- The Roiling Havoc, goddess of magic, the elements, and the seasons.
- The Traveled One, god of luck, travel, and knowledge.
- The Unbound Revolutionary, goddess of freedom, truth, and change.
Worship of any, or all, of the New Gods is considered common and accepted practice (although worshipers of the Dark Hunter, the Bearer of Masks, and the Mad Jester are certainly regarded with caution). Due in large part to the dark tales of the Old Gods’ conquest, variant religions and cults are regarded with suspicion, if not outright persecuted. Even the worship of nature itself without the inclusion of the Mother of All is considered a questionable practice.