Swords and Sorcery Sandbox Campaign
What gawds should exist? What kind of battles have existed bewteen them? Are there competing patheons?
I am all for completing pantheons – at least on the surface – reflecting different cultures. I rather like the idea though that a trickster gawd like Loki would be more than happy ‘dressing up/ changing his hat’ to suit his audience!
Thinking just for now of relevant gawds for the setting…..
these could be put under various headings – maybe!!:
Old Gawds (elemental forces of nature – ala Elric; Titans – Scarred Lands….) eg Oceanus, Death….or a Loa, such as Agwe, a haitian vooddoo gawd of the sea..
New gawds (children of old gawds/ new money gawds who have worked their way up), eg Thor
Local gawds – minor deities with only a fragment of power – which is localised.
Dead gawds – well – not quite yet – but have very few/ if any, worshippers.
Nature gawds – eg beast gods, shark gawds
Spirits: in every tree, river, lake, forest, creature….
How about Djinn? What is their role in the setting? Why are they involved in the affairs of humanity etc? Are they tied to a locale?…..
In Elric, gawds had to be appeased. This certainly fits into the Titans of Scarred Lands….. and likewise fits into how people appeased/ worshipped the gawds in the past
Ideas then on gawds:
Gods by realm? *(biggest playas in the world – ala Erikson): *what are the realms?
Planes of Light, Shadow and Darkness?
Planes of elements – being? Water, air, earth, fire. (& wood?)
Feywild? Shadowfell? 4e ideas – thus Seelie/ Unseelie courts in the land of the Fey – which is coterminus with the north, of rain, and woodland.
Thus for this setting – what realm lies coterminus with it? Elemental planes?
- Fire – for Efreet?
- Water – for Marid? to use D&D categories.
- Asgard etc for the Norse
- what does this region have as mythical realms?
Pirate themed ones:
- Agwe, a haitian vooddoo gawd (Loa) of the sea.
- Shark gawd – name??
- Octopus gawd
The Serpent Empire
– who did they worship? Yigg?
Persian/ Arabic Pantheon.
- do we steal from world religions here?
Cosmopolitan deities – to riff off Lankhmar:
- rat god
- cat god
- gods of a city (unique to one – its ancestors)
and the list could go on…