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Pantheon: New Creation ooc seeking interest

Postby Cetacea » Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:03 am

from eternity to eternity, the infinite void unformed,
all potentiality held in the nexus-seed of creation
celestial energies spun forth in heliacal longing,
thought and substance without form without purpose
Father Sky and Mother Earth in procreative union
new gods born in the Expanse of Space and Time


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You are gods - new gods manifest in an unformed world, a world which you are now tasked to create and guide.

As gods you seek to manifest your Purpose, according to your Domain
As gods can can create but not destroy, Manifest your own power, bringing boons and curses to the world


Creation Turns - The IC Thread

INVOCATION
  1. So who are you?
  2. What are your Domains?
  3. What is you purpose?
  4. How will your Will be manifest in the world?

THE PANTHEON

1 Maerios, The Forge-Father (Earth,Creation) - G-Tech Corporation
2 Hruf, Master of the Hearth (Homes, Feasts) - Cala Blanca
3 Avi, the great bird (Wind, Storms) - Cainesland
4 Thalakrea, the Goddess of the Great Wilds (Fertility, Hunting)
5 Perdagdi, the Goddess of Commerce (Commerce, Cooperation)
6 Khirmayya - The Sovereign of the Seas (Sea, Freedom) - Yaruqo
7 Sakaal - The Moon Serpent, The Great Sage, (Moon, Magic) - Nea Videssos
8 Scriniarii, God of knowledge and archives.(Knowledge, secrets) - Piscina
9 Teiwaz, God of War (War, Honour) -Slaver Pirates of Vaas

10 Mordoro- God of Order (Order, Might)
11 Hazdralyx - The Arch Tyrant (Domination, Plots) - The National Dominion of Hungary
12 Mínadúrha - Lady of the Swamp (Outcasts, Subversiveness) - The Grene Knyght
13 Goedana - Mother of the Trees (Plantlife, Maddening knowledge) - Kanoshu
14 Jephri, god of spring and the patron of dreams. (Spring, Dreams) - Hospe
15 Mors, The Rot, Keeper of Cycles (Time, Death) - Free Folk
16 Kalyis (Space, Science) - Untecna
17 Ilwira, the Lady of the Butterflies (Luck, Passion) - Wiolgopomorska

18 Deigan, the Dread Lord (Dread, Wrath) - Ormata
19 Kávouras, Father of Fishermen (Fish, Fisherman) - Emus Republic New Guinea
20 Nechri (Mortal life and Spiritual Energies) - Olpen
21 Amara (Disease and Medicine) - Revlona
22 Iskidvil (Fire, Disasters) - conciousness


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Pantheon Lore Thread - Please use this for People/Creature/Hero/Site/Artifact write ups after you have introduce them IC:)

RULES:
No god-modding (lol) - while you can manifest amazing cosmic powers and can create your desire, it takes time for Your boons to influence the world
Also other gods might decide to intervene or interfere with what you want to achieve, give the other players a chance to do so before your Actions resolve.

Domains - choose 2 Domains, your godly portfolio, source of power. Common Domains are Wind, Fire, Agriculture, War, Storm, Magic, Love, Hunting, Forests
Each post/round you get 2 Actions which can be used to Manifest a power appropriate to your domain or for a Feat of Creation
Boons (blessings) are things you can give to Your Peoples to make things better, Curses are things you do with your Domain powers to make them worse. This can not be used to create only to change, influence or teach (eg you could make a field more fertile or teach your hero about boats)

FEATS OF CREATION: As a god You can create
    1 An Avatar - one physical form that can act in the World
    2 Natural features (mountains, rivers, forests, deserts, holy sites) which you place in the world and become special to you
    3 Monsters can be placed in the world too, but unlike Avatars are not in your control (though any god can influence/provoke or commune with a monster for good or ill) (NB: Monsters arent always destructive, some might be guardian spirits)
    4 Peoples - you create a small clan of worshippers who are under your guidance
    5 Wild peoples - you can create other peoples in the world too and let them run wild for anyone to interact with, influence or kill

YOUR PEOPLES
Peoples start as a small primitive family group in a desolate world. They begin wholly dependent on You but through Your guidance they can rise, learning new skills and technologies, mastering the world around them and even becoming heroes. One of your people should be designated as Leader/Hero
You get to decide what Species/Race your people are and where they begin life in the world.

Other gods can use their Action to influence Your people

People Actions
Although People are created with one of your god Actions, once they are living in the world People get to take 2 Actions of their own
All Heroes get the gift of fire, in addition your people can explore, harvest resources, make tools, hunt, build, research technology, fight, breed, pray and develop rituals (magic)

Technology: Your people start knowing how to foraging plants for food and to use fire, they can also learn new skills and technology as they develop from a primitive state towards civilization.
Everyone can learn basic skills via IC posts, once a People know Toolmaking they can then make specialist tools for the other skills they know. Having specialist tools means that the People can use the Expert Skill without using a Action.
Research technology could include:
Basic SKills
  • Hunting/Fishing
  • Weaving
  • Quarry (rocks, clay)
  • Pottery
  • Tool Making (Tools and Weapons)
  • Hut Building
  • Basic Agriculture (harvest and seed prorogation)

Advanced Tech* After your Peoples have Agriculture and Tool Making, the followingAdvanced skills/tech can be researched and developed as Tech chains. Some of these may be Domain skills and learning them may require invoking the relevant god
  • Agriculture II (Irrigation, Crop Management, Plough)
  • Domestication - Mounted Riding - Wheel (Cart/Wagon)
  • Boat Building/Sailing - Oceanic Navigation
  • Mining - Metallurgy (Bronze) - Forgecraft (Iron) (NB Prayer to Maerios is required to learn Melallurgy)
  • Astronomy - Calendars/Timekeeping - Mathematics
  • Barter Trade - Market Commerce - Diplomacy
  • Temple building - Village fence - Construction ( Masonry) - Fortification
  • Basic Ecology - Herbalism/Alchemy - Medicine (NB Prayer to Amara is required to learn Medicine)
  • Art & Music - Writing -Academy
  • Archery - Mechanics (Catapult) - Engineering (Siege/Steam)

Hard Science While the start of each tech chain below can be researched as Advanced Tech, further science can change the game so needs to be agreed by all players.
  • Alchemy - Gunpowder - Chemistry
  • Engineering - Steam - Physics - Electricity
  • Herbalism - Medicine - Biology
  • Navigation + Physics = Powered Flight

Domain Skills - gods can designate one relevant Advance Tech as a Domain Skill which only they possess (eg the Forge God may have Metallurgy as a domain skill). Peoples can only gain the skill from that god (through prayer, negotiation or theft)

Breeding - If your People undertake the Breeding Action or You use a Fertility boon then your population will rise. Provided you have sufficient housing and food this can be achieved and will gain +1 People Action. Breed can be used 3 times for each settlement level (clan huts - Village - City) eg 3 clans form a village, a village can then have 3 clans around it, 3 villages (9 clans) can make a City. City + Diplomacy can form a Nation.
A Nation can build new Villages without first needing clan huts

Magic - in this World magic starts from a base of pray and ritual, it involves calling on the gods (any gods) for aid. Such powers if granted should be subtle to start with but can grow with further research. eg a Hero might pray to the Fire god to grant them a boon. The god responds by allowing the Hero to use a ritual to make natural fires burn more intensely. On the second ritual action the Hero is able cause wood to burst into flames, the third ritual action allows the Hero to set other things on fire and the fourth allows them to hold a ball of fire in their own hand, by the fifth ritual action the Hero is able to call a column or even a wall of flame

Temples Peoples can build Temples to the gods as signs of worship. Temples can take any form from a sacred grove, a roadside cairn to a monumental ziggurat. Temples must be attended by Mortal Peoples or the will be ruined by neglect or they may be ruined by an attack. A ruined Temple can be rebuilt by peoples
If a god is slain it will respawn at a Temple (this will also ruin the Temple)

War Through an IC declaration Heroes can go to War leading their Peoples against others
Gods or their Proxies can also battle each other. However remember that slaying a god or its proxy is a difficult and epic event that can not be achieved in a single post, has wide ramifications for the whole game and should be plotted out ooc or through telegrams first

Note The Whole game is experimental to see what can come from the approach so if you're interested come on board
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Postby New Mordka » Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:57 am

this rp has some potential

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Postby Guuj Xaat Kil » Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:42 am

God RP fell out? So sad. Got an itch for these after reading a few old posts of mine, wanna see it up and running.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:52 am

Now this, this looks smexy.
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Postby Guuj Xaat Kil » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:03 pm

G-Tech Corporation wrote:Now this, this looks smexy.

Pog the G is here.
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Postby Octobirisk » Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:56 am

Interesting

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Postby Yaruqo » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:55 am

Ohhh this looks fun, I’d be down to apply.
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Postby Cainesland » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:30 am

It does look interesting.

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Postby Piscina » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:35 am

This seems like it could have a lot of potential. Could do with some polishing and expanded mechanics, but overall I’m interested.

Ps, I call dibs on the Domain of knowledge.
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Government: Constitutional Republic
Head of State: El Presidente Augustus Cortez
Head of Government: Vice President Raul Perez
Major Exports: Sugar, Rum, Gold, Tobacco, Coffee, Fish, Bananas, Rubber, cocoa
Major Imports: Tourism, Machinery, Oil, Electronics

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Postby Untecna » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:42 am

So who are you? Kalyis
What are your Domains? Science, Space
What is you purpose? To give the gift of the cosmos, the stars, and the beauty of science to the world
How will your Will be manifest in the world? Through the teaching of the world via an Avatar and by giving the gifts when the time is right
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:55 am

INVOCATION
  1. So who are you?
    Maerios - The Forge-Father, World-Shaper, and Throne-Builder
  2. What are your Domains?
    Earth and Creation
  3. What is you purpose?
    The Forge-Father seeks reshaping, beauty, artifice and complexity of work. In the act of making he delights, and the cunning hand.
  4. How will your Will be manifest in the world?
    Through the raising of great cities, the delving of high mountains, the shaping of metal and soil and stone.


A generic thought - you'll probably want to put some limitations on the 'breed' action, given how quickly that amount off actions could add up.
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Postby Cala Blanca » Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:42 am

INVOCATION

So who are you? Hruf(Pronounced He-Roof) - Master of the Hearth, Home Tender, Lord of the Feast, King of Candles
What are your Domains? Home and Feasts
What is you purpose? Maintaining the home or Fort and comforting those who dwell within, to enhance this with feasting.
How will your Will be manifest in the world? The warmth of a hearth and home and the comfort it brings, and great feasts that include animal sacrifice, the greater the beast and feast the greater the offering.
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República Española de Cala Blanca/Spanish Republic of Cala Blanca
Government: Constitutional Republic
Head of State: El Presidente Augustus Cortez
Head of Government: Vice President Raul Perez
Major Exports: Sugar, Rum, Gold, Tobacco, Coffee, Fish, Bananas, Rubber, cocoa
Major Imports: Tourism, Machinery, Oil, Electronics

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Postby Yaruqo » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:02 pm

Oh, are we reserving/claiming domains now? I’d like to call dibs on the seas.
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Postby Cainesland » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:19 pm

So who are you?
Avi, the great bird.

What are your Domains?
Storms, Wind

What is you purpose?
Avi serves as one of the patrons of merchants, sailors, farmers, and travellers. He controls storms and the winds, allowing for him to influence a regions weather patterns.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?
His will is manifested in the creation of birds, prosperous trade winds, winds that turn windmills, and storms that irrigate crops, and great winds that harm settlements and ships and disrupt trade.
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Postby Pragia » Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:33 pm

INVOCATION
So who are you?
Thalakrea, the Goddess of the Great Wilds

What are your Domains?
Fertility and Hunting

What is you purpose?
Thalakrea seeks the creation of great beasts and wildlands to test the resolve of the peoples of this world. The natural order of predator and prey must be maintained. If intelligent peoples seek dominion, it must become part of this order.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?
Through the creation of great wildlands, protectors for those wildlands, and the creation of avatars to menace the peoples of this world. Thalakrea will grant her favor to those who respect the natural world and heroes who can overcome her avatars.
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Postby Nea Videssos » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:07 pm

Was thinking of possibly applying as a god of the moon and magic, but it looks like someone else has already nabbed magic. :(
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Postby Cainesland » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:29 pm

Domains applied for so far:
- Knowledge, secrets
- Science, Space
- Earth, Creation
- Home, Feasts
- Seas, Freedom
- Storms, Winds
- Fertility, Hunting
- Magic, Moon
- War and honour
- Commerce
- order, might
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Postby Slaver Pirates of Vaas » Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:02 pm

It's nice to see another divine RP after the unfortunate death of Ascension a couple years ago due to lack of OP.

I might make an app as a war god, like I had in the last RP, but they will need to be different from what I started before.

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Postby Tsarstvo Alyaski » Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:12 pm

Hello all! And a big hello to Cetacea for hosting this... Well, quite interesting roleplay!

I will be real with you, I've been interested in dipping my toes back into P2tM for a while, and I saw this "RP as a god with influences across a world" pop up recently, and it naturally hooked me! It's not really a thing I would have expected to be explored, though I am pleasantly surprised...
By any means, I could blather on with surface level comments, or I could just apply, right?

So, to begin with, the:

Invocation

So, let's apply, shall we?



  • So, who are you? :

    Patron deity of Traders and Merchants, and the Goddess of Commerce Perdagdi

  • What are your Domains? :

    Perdagdi is not a deity of which manages specific domains, rather that the Goddess' power is used to influence aspects of many certain elements of the world, for instance relating to sentience and individual intelligence and resources of the natural world.

(Tell me if I need to list a specific two domains, please! And also, I'm going to kinda need help to find out what those would be, should that be the case...)
(I think the Domains might be something like "Value &/or Commerce", and perhaps "Cooperation"?)
  • What is your purpose? :

    The Goddess of Commerce, and the Patron Deity of Traders and Merchants is responsible for the establishment of the bartering trade, to teach those of whom had been created the arts of trading and commerce and to give intrinsic value to the world at large. For without Perdagdi's influence in her absence, the would would be unable to cooperate on the cultivation of mutual monetary exchange, and as such the establishment of a higher civilisation in the cooperation that trading of goods brings.

    This specific deity has the specific duties of:

  • The teaching of intelligent peoples and creatures the ways of commerce, and monetary cooperation.
  • The cultivation of intrinsic worth of the many products that the world offers.
  • The duty to spur on prosperity and comfort for life within the world.

    And moreso in addition...

  • How will your will manifest in the world? :

    Perdagdi's will is manifested within the world through the creation of certain resources across the world that would be of interest to it's inhabitants, though not necessarily with foodstuffs nor similar essential products. In addition, the Patron Deity of Merchants and Traders creates certain monsters, both threatening and rewarding in order to spur on action from the intelligent inhabitants of the world, actions that would lead to the establishment of wealth structure, need for certain resources which could be organised into a market by cooperative peoples in trading between one another and moreso.
    In addition, the Goddess of Commerce will occasionally overtly interact with the world through either an avatar which will enforce the teaching of the various elements of a commercial society, or casting direct influence into certain peoples if necessary, as to convince and coerce said peoples of the benefits of cooperative trading and mercantile skills.


Anyways, I will update this application with additional information and other brainstorming elements when I have the time and ideas to do so! For now, I'm just going to post this to see if you are happy with it, Cetacea
(And, I hope this RP won't be too intense! I've got other things going on as well. Nevertheless, I'll try to stay consistent here.)
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Postby Yaruqo » Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:42 pm

INVOCATION
So, who are you?
Khirmayya - The Sovereign of the Seas, Patron of the Unbound, The Cerulean Lord

What are your Domains?
Seas and Freedom

What is you purpose?
Khirmayya seeks to tie the world to his domain, so that all may be in awe of his power and majesty. Through his stewardship of the seas, he ensures that the People of this world may learn not only to respect the might and bounty of the seas, but to appreciate the free-willed nature of the seas and all creatures that inhabit them, perhaps even to apply those lessons to their own lives.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?
Exploring and traversing the seas, the respect of free will (in regards to the power of the seas, the creatures who call them home, and Man), through sea-borne commerce and warfare, and the establishment of coastal villages and towns. Khirmayya favors leaders who do not wish to bind their subjects, and especially favors those who live in harmony with the seas.
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Postby Nea Videssos » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:25 pm

Well, here it is for now. I'll probably edit some of the minutiae. I guess it might need a bit of expanding/editing here and there.

INVOCATION:

So who are you?

Sakaal - The Moon Serpent, The Great Sage, Lord Silverscale, He Who Guides In The Night, Sovereign of White and Gold, The All-Shining, The Pale Beauty, The Moon King, Son of the Night Skies, The Great Serpent, Great Scaled One, The Eternal Radiance, The Counter of Years, The Traveller, The Purifying Crescent, the Father of Serpents, Nightbearer (among assorted other epithets)

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What are your Domains?

The Moon and Magic

What is you purpose?

It can be said that Sakaal is the divine, primordial essence of magic given form and intellect. From him, all magic flows, and it is through him that it can be manipulated via rituals and incantations to various ends. Presiding over the operation of all magic in the universe, Sakaal ensures that the arcane functions properly. He ensures that all things, living or otherwise, can make use of magic, and have the potential to explore the deepest mysteries of the arcane. He does not, however, determine any morals or limits regarding the use of magic. Mortals, as he sees it, are free to use various forms of magic in whatever manner they please, and no magic should be considered "forbidden". To the contrary, he encourages mortals to explore magic and esoteric mysteries. He sees the use and research of magic by mortals, as form of honouring him by accepting and appreciating his gift. As the God of the Moon, he also presides over all matters relating to the moon. He watches over earthly affairs in the night, serving as a guide and banishing the darkness, if only to a certain extent.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?

His will can be felt throughout the world, via the the existence and use of magic. It can also be felt at night, by the existence of the moon. As the moon waxes and wanes, so too does his power. The power of the moon is said to be felt in a great many mysterious ways. At its height, a full moon can bring about madness in mortals. Murders and violence are said to peak during the full moon and new moon. During blood moons and solar eclipses, ritual sacrifices are done in the Moon King's name, as in these times his predatory, bloodthirsty nature comes to the fore. At those times, he feared and seen as a being whose voracious hunger must be sated, rather than a serene, benevolent and kind figure who guides and protects. Different forms of magic can also be more or less effective depending on the lunar cycle. it is not uncommon for him to send his most favoured servants omens and portents warning them of threats, and guiding them on the right path, recommending actions that will help them in the long run. These are often via dreams, waking visions, "moondust" or trails of silvery-white magical light/balls of light. Similarly, he can grant glimpses of the past and potential futures to oracles. The power and clarity of all of these things is related to the cycle of the moon. It is rumoured that Sakaal sees all that happens under the light of the moon. Mortals sometimes use the moon to count the passing of days, months and years. The moon also affects fertility and the tides to a certain extent, though naturally deities whose domain presides directly over such things have far more influence on them than Sakaal does. The moon is also linked to illusions, and those who receive his blessing/protection under the moonlight are sometimes blessed with illusory lunar magic, or disguised/hidden from danger. While seen as pure and beautiful at first glance, the scars borne upon the face of the moon are said to be indicative of the various battles, trials and tribulations Sakaal has endured during his existence. Despite being male, he is seen as a rather feminine figure, not least aided by his human form. Indeed, some cults worship him as the Moon Maiden, or as a vaguely androgynous figure both male and female. While often seen as a benevolent figure that gently guides, the Moon Serpent holds no tolerance towards those who harm his followers, or betray his faith, as well as blasphemers or heretics. When it comes to them, Sakaal can be ruthless in his punishments, belying his usually serene and benevolent temperament. At times he can seem fickle and mischievous, and perhaps out of boredom, curiosity, or the desire to research and test new ways of utilising magic, he has at points granted magic and abilities to mortal creatures or people seemingly at random. Similarly, sometimes he can grant protection under the moonlight to those who might never have expected it. He can, however, abandon others for seemingly unknown reasons. With a certain scholarly disposition, the Moon Serpent is said to have a great library within which all manner of magical texts, arcane research, and records of all that has been witnessed under the moon's light, is stored.

Like the moon, he has his own dark side that contrasts with his usual pure demeanour. Just as he gains strength and weakens depending on the moon's phases, his temperament, personality and intelligence are affected. When the moon is waxing he can be more passionate and outgoing, and when it is waning, he can be more reclusive, shy and despondent. On a new moon he is the most innocent, while on a full moon he is the wisest and most mature. During the Hunter's Moon, or Bloodmoon, he adopts a more ruthless and predatory-influenced personality. When the moon transitions from full moon to new moon he undergoes a state of rebirth, shedding his old body and residing in a new one. Some also say that a solar eclipse is when Sakaal has coiled around the sun, hiding it from view. Sometimes it is said that under the moonlight, mortal mages can be given "divine" inspiration for spells and esoteric formulae. The moon can both purify and curse, with certain magical contagions such as therianthropy and its subtypes being linked to the moon. Those who harm snakes, or the priests of Sakaal, are sometimes cursed by him to gradually transform into serpentine monsters. He is also said to protect people at night from evil spirits, with his moonlight purifying and cleansing, guarding against entities hiding in the darkness. With the cycles of the moon, he can reflect the cycle of life, death and rebirth, and snakes are considered animals blessed by him. To be more exact, snakes and serpentine beings/creatures are considered to be his descendants. As a symbol of rebirth and immortality, one symbol associated with him is the Ouroboros, the serpent devouring its own tail. As a Serpent God, it is said that his venom is sometimes given to mortal followers to use, and that it has the power to both heal and kill, or provide a state of expanded consciousness and wisdom in others. It is also said that his gaze can turn sinful mortals to stone, and that this petrification power may be granted to certain mortal followers blessed by him. It is rumoured that the tears and blood of the Moon God are an extremely powerful source of magic.

From time to time, it is said that Sakaal sends down avatars to wander the mortal world, seeking out arcane knowledge (and teaching others), donning the façade of a mortal mage-scholar. He also sometimes manifests avatars to lead and guide cults in his worship, most often in the form of mystery cults with initiation systems, via which devotees are granted greater knowledge of magic and arcane mysteries under his guidance. Sakaal will grant his favour to mortal scholars, mystics and mages who show dedication and talent with regards to their research of magic, and are willing to faithfully honour him in worship. Cultures and societies in which his worship is common will likewise view magic and its study as something sacred, alongside the moon and serpents. Temples and monasteries dedicated to him usually have libraries serving as repositories of magical knowledge. He is said to watch for those with great magical talent, occasionally whispering arcane truths and offering them the heights of magecraft should they chose to dedicate themselves to the Moon Serpent. The secrets of all manner of magic lay behind the lips of the Great Sage, and it is he who has inspired and guided many of the greatest mages of the mortal world. He can be considered the first oracle, developing the first divination methods, as well as the first mage, the first enchanter, and so on. The arts of blood magic, necromancy and various other sorceries sometimes viewed by others as "forbidden" likewise were bestowed upon mortals by him.
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Postby Tsarstvo Alyaski » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:38 pm

Nea Videssos wrote:-snip


Blimey, you truly make my application look like sh*t in comparison to yours :lol:
But, I mean... I'll improve it as time goes by...

For instance, I really want to detail the different monsters that Perdagdi will create, and the "Heaven" (If you will) of which she manages.

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Postby Piscina » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:54 pm

So, who are you?
Scriniarii, God of knowledge and archives.

What are your Domains?
Knowledge and Secrets

What is your purpose?
To ensure that all beings possess the knowledge necessary to fulfill their role in the universe, and that complete records exist of every significant event that has occurred in the universe.

If people do not know how to perform agriculture, they cannot raise cities. If they do not know how to prevent disease, they will grow sick and die. If they do not know of the workings of magic and how to honour the Gods, great amounts of time and energy will be wasted. All of these will cause the universe to function less efficiently, less smoothly. Thus, in order to ensure that the world and its civilisations are operating properly, all beings must have access to accurate information, which at the very least must include the things they deal with on a daily level, but ideally should incorporate more abstract concepts such as philosophy and the more esoteric laws of physics, both so that they are more balanced and complete people, capable of effectively navigating complex and unforeseen circumstances, and so that they can potentially generate and explore new ideas and concepts that the Gods have yet to examine in detail.

To carry out this task, Scriniarii and his assistants must themselves have an understanding of the universe that is as complete as possible. After all, how are you supposed to teach if you do not understand the subject you’re teaching? Access to a wide range of information helps when looking for patterns and underlying meanings in order to gain deeper insights into the present and the future. From Scriniarii‘s perspective, one of the worst things that can conceivably happen is the permanent loss of information. Cities fall, people die, and empires crumble, yet their memories remain, giving pictures of what they were like, and their lives, hopes, and dreams ultimately remain. The works of mortals inevitably must fail, yet through their records they can live on into future generations. Unless, those memories are lost, those pictures broken. Then, a piece of beauty, of complexity and understanding, is irrevocably and permanently lost from the universe.

A great deal of knowledge is in forms that people do not want others to know. Love letters sent by an adulterer, secret orders for the movement of troops, diaries containing personal embarrassments, all these and more are useful, potentially even vital pieces of information. If they too are to be gathered and catalogued, then Scriniarii must listen to them, not to judge, and not to exploit, but merely to understand and record the true nature of the world, once all falsehood is stripped away.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?
Through teaching, learning, and the progress and spread of knowledge. Whenever a child is taught how to strike flint and iron together to create sparks, Scriniarii‘s influence is there. Whenever a farmer consults an almanac to learn the right time to sow crops, Scriniarii‘s influence is there. When a noble reads tomes of administration and governance to better manage his domain, Scriniarii‘s influence is there. Generally, the distribution and preservation of knowledge or consultation of an outside body of information to make informed decisions fall within Scriniarii‘s sphere of influence. As such, he is often honoured not only by by librarians and teachers, but sometimes by historians and magistrates who wish to make utterly impartial assessments despite the revelation of the secrets of others.
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Postby Untecna » Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:38 pm

Nea Videssos wrote:Well, here it is for now. I'll probably edit some of the minutiae. I guess it might need a bit of expanding/editing here and there.

INVOCATION:

So who are you?

Sakaal - The Moon Serpent, The Great Sage, Lord Silverscale, He Who Guides In The Night, Sovereign of White and Gold, The All-Shining, The Pale Beauty

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What are your Domains?

The Moon and Magic

What is you purpose?

Presiding over the operation of all magic in the universe, Sakaal ensures that the arcane functions properly. He ensures that all things, living or otherwise, can make use of magic, and have the potential to explore the deepest mysteries of the arcane. He does not, however, determine any morals or limits regarding the use of magic. Mortals, as he sees it, are free to use various forms of magic in whatever manner they please, and no magic should be considered "forbidden". To the contrary, he encourages mortals to explore magic and esoteric mysteries. He sees the use and research of magic by mortals, as form of honouring him by accepting and appreciating his gift. As the God of the Moon, he also presides over all matters relating to the moon. He watches over earthly affairs in the night, serving as a guide and banishing the darkness, if only to a certain extent.

How will your Will be manifest in the world?

His will can be felt throughout the world, via the the existence and use of magic. It can also be felt at night, by the existence of the moon. As the moon waxes and wanes, so too does his power. The power of the moon is said to be felt in a great many mysterious ways. At its height, a full moon can bring about madness in mortals. Murders and violence are said to peak during the full moon and new moon. Different forms of magic can also be more or less effective depending on the lunar cycle. it is not uncommon for him to send his most favoured servants omens and portents warning them of threats, and guiding them on the right path, recommending actions that will help them in the long run. These are often via dreams, waking visions, "moondust" or trails of silvery-white magical light/balls of light. Similarly, he can grant glimpses of the past and potential futures to oracles. Mortals sometimes use the moon to count the passing of days, months and years. The moon also affects fertility and the tides to a certain extent, though naturally deities whose domain presides directly over such things have far more influence on them than Sakaal does.

Like the moon, he has his own dark side that contrasts with his usual pure demeanour. Just as he gains strength and weakens depending on the moon's phases, his temperament, personality and intelligence are affected. When the moon is waxing he can be more passionate and outgoing, and when it is waning, he can be more reclusive, shy and despondent. On a new moon he is the most innocent, while on a full moon he is the wisest and most mature. During the Hunter's Moon, or Bloodmoon, he adopts a more ruthless and predatory-influenced personality. When the moon transitions from full moon to new moon he undergoes a state of rebirth, shedding his old body and residing in a new one. Sometimes it is said that under the moonlight, mortal mages can be given "divine" inspiration for spells and esoteric formulae. The moon can both purify and curse, with certain magical contagions such as therianthropy and its subtypes being linked to the moon. He is also said to protect people at night from evil spirits, with his moonlight purifying and cleansing, guarding against entities hiding in the darkness. With the cycles of the moon, he can reflect the cycle of life, death and rebirth, and snakes are considered animals blessed by him. To be more exact, snakes and serpentine beings/creatures are considered to be his descendants. From time to time, it is said that Sakaal sends down avatars to wander the mortal world, seeking out arcane knowledge (and teaching others), donning the façade of a mortal mage-scholar. He also sometimes manifests avatars to lead and guide cults in his worship, most often in the form of mystery cults with initiation systems, via which devotees are granted greater knowledge of magic and arcane mysteries under his guidance. Sakaal will grant his favour to mortal scholars, mystics and mages who show dedication and talent with regards to their research of magic, and are willing to faithfully honour him in worship.

I suppose ours are related, since mine has the domain of Space and yours has the Moon. Almost like a child of Kalyis!
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