The Land of Al-Madinah
Deities - Summary
As the sun is permitted to rise each morning by the blessing of Bel-Sarra so is it that we are permitted another day on this great land. Do not forget the power of our lords and do not presume their blessing.
The collection of letters of Rimsin and Yareh
The people of Al-Madinah are polytheistic. Individuals often favour one god, but it is rare for any other than a priest to exclusively follow a single god.
The gods represent supreme beings that are as old as the universe itself. Some of the gods are mortals that have done deeds so great that they have ascended the stairs of immortality and are worshiped as gods themselves.
Each god has a number of different beings and champions that they can call upon to do their bidding. These range from demons, spirits and djiin to more mundane high priests and acolytes.
Priests in society
The gods each grant a unique array of spells that their priests can draw upon. See Clerical Magic for further details. The priests are all revered by the people. In some city states they even take on significant bureaucratic roles. Some priests are closer to politicians than spell users.
While ordinary folk are free to worship who they will, but some of the gods are slightly more demanding than others. Priests are not permitted to follow other gods. Priests may be called upon to act against the followers of other gods where their activities are at odds with those of their own god.
List of the gods
The gods are as follows:
|Amott-Nim||God of entropy|
|Arakhu||God of the desert and sands|
|Assoros||God of the rain and storms|
|Aya||Goddess of agriculture|
|Bel-Sarra||God of the sun and the heavens|
|Daon||God of wisdom and knowledge|
|Eresh-Kigal||Goddess of the underworld|
|Illinos||God of the sea|
|Kir-Shem||God of war|
|Phas-Bel||God of law and justice|
|Taauth||Goddess of change|
|Ana-Gishu||Goddess of the moon|
|Bau||Goddess of fertility|
|Iltani||Goddess of plants|
|Kishar||Goddess of beer and fermentation|
|Omarosa||Goddess of rivers|
|Sardan||God of merchants and trade|
|Shar-Kali||God of dreams|
|Shub-Ad||Goddess of shadows|
|Zaidu||The Hunter god|