Religion in Fortuna

Religion is an incredibly important facet of Fortuna. Though there are the occasional few who disbelieve in the idea that creation of Fortuna was thanks to the Deities - and more add to that number each day - it is generally seen as foolish to think that the world created itself. Particularly with the presence of magic, to disbelieve is often seen as to be obtuse. But of course, with the advent of new technologies, it has become easy to be jaded and view the deities as nothing more than skilled magicians or clever engineers of yore.

For those who do believe in the religions of Fortuna, there are twelve domains. You can find more details on each of the domains below.

Craft

The Pantheon of Craft is represented by Temos, Deity of the Stars.

The stars represent curiosity, and so this pantheon values learning and understanding above all. Some followers of this pantheon ensure that knowledge is gathered and shared in libraries and universities, some promote the practical knowledge of engineering and invention, while others may hoard information for themselves. Followers of these gods study esoteric lore, collect old tomes, delve into the secret places of the earth, and learn all they can.

Death

The Pantheon of Death is represented by Streike, ruler of the Underworld.

While often depicted as evil, the truth of Death gods is that they are acting out the requirements of fate. Followers of death can be just as benevolent - or tap into the darker powers of unlife. Followers are often set up in towns as comforters for those grieving the loss of loved ones, they perform burial rites, and have also been known to contact the dead. Still, there are those who use power for more evil means, accessing the darker core of this pantheon.

Flow

The Pantheon of Flow is ruled over by the Mother Deity Moann, who is ruler over all seas in all Fortuna.

It controls waters, as well as music, dance - and most importantly, the option of choice. The pantheon teaches the belief that one can always change the flow of water with enough effort, and so every choice is important. Followers of this domain may preach ideals of freedom, change, and redemption, and make their temples by bodies of water, which are seen to have deep healing, or “rebirthing” properties.

Life

The Pantheon of Life focuses on the vibrant, and changing energies of birth, maturation, and healing. Ayniea leads this pantheon.

Followers of life are the most represented in the world, with many of the followers even choosing to worship gods of other pantheons, but associate them with Ayniea’s powers.


Light

The Pantheon of Light is represented by ideals of truth, competition, and beauty.

Sriae leads this domain, and asks her followers to see all of the beauty the world has to offer, and to offer beauty to the world. Followers of this domain are enlightened souls infused with radiance, charged with chasing away lies and clearing away darkness.

Magic

The Pantheon of Magic and its deity Miynie rule over the eight schools of magic.

Though all deities hold magic, it is believed that Miynie was the one who granted the power of the gods to the mortals, allowing them to achieve greater things than ever before. This pantheon also holds sway over the powers of luck and trickery.

Nature

The Pantheon of Nature features the Mother Deity Fayana, who is ruler over all land in Fortuna.

This pantheon is dedicated to fate, and growth. These gods care for every plant and beast that crosses the surface of Fortuna, as well as all the nourishment that comes from them to support mortals. The followers of nature believe in following the ides of fate and destiny, no matter where they lead, come good or come bad.

Night

The Pantheon of Night, ruled over by Khades, is not as dreary or dangerous as they are sometimes made to sound.

Instead, it’s gods are romantics as much as they are secretive spies, as jovial and outgoing as they are cunning - these dichotomies describe the complex Khades to a tee, and make her followers diverse: The young lovers looking for a blessing on their new relationship; the thief praying for night’s cover; or the devout wulven on his knees under a full moon.

Peace

The Pantheon of Peace is represented by Fiorre, a deity who gave her life - newfound and innocent - for the peace of lands and protection of mortals.

These gods ask much of their followers, demanding that they look into themselves and always be better. The followers of this pantheon believe not only in peace for all, but for the protection of the weak, the sacrifice of the strong, and the loyalty of all those needed to serve.

Strength

The Pantheon of Strength, controlled by Paiia, is the mantle of those who crave war, battle, the adrenaline that comes with exerting one’s power.

This pantheon has many manifestations from the mind to the body, the gods of this domain measure it merely in tangible power, so this domain finds followers in lord of war, soldiers, and gladiators. Followers of this domain offer acts of dominance, power, and violence as prayers.


Wealth

The Pantheon of Wealth is one considered by many to be evil - and by many others to be the only true source of happiness. It is ruled over by Diassei, though the gods of this pantheon seem to hold more control than in other cases.

The gods in this pantheon represent aspects of glory, wealth, splendor, and political power. While many who follow this pantheon do so out of desire for a power for good - the truth is that this pantheon is more concerned with material and spiritual significance, not necessarily benevolence.

Wisdom

The Pantheon of Wisdom is ruled over by Veira.

This pantheon represents not only the winds, but also the idea that wit, cunning, and strength are not as important as the simple skills of being empathetic, patient, and holding care for community. Followers of this pantheon are perceptive to the problems of the world, and send their templars out to fix them where possible.