Religion

Deities

- Aquamare – CN
- Bellum – CE
- Cruciatu – CE
- Electus – CG
- Faber – LG
- Iustitia – LG
- Lingnum – N
- Morbus – CE
- Nequitia – CN
- Reprobi – NE
- Peperit – NG
- Saeva – LE
- Solis – NG
- Tenebris – NE
- Veneficus – CN

History

While there is much debate and no certainty about where they came from it is widely agreed upon that at the beginning of time there were five deities tasked to rule over all of creation. There was Solis the God of the Sun, who was tasked to rule over the day and his counterpart Tenebris the Goddess of the Moon, who was tasked to rule over the night. In a similar fashion Peperit and Aquamare formed each other’s counter parts ruling over the lands and the seas respectively. Finally there was Veneficus the God of Magic.

The five god sat in council deciding amongst them everything there was to be decided. Four of theses gods found themselves quite invested in the task of ruling, but Veneficus was for more interested in his own studies. As such it was generally left to the other four to come to decisions amongst themselves only bothering Veneficus when a tie breaking vote was needed. Over time the four split into two couples with Solis and Peperit joining together as husband and wife as did Aquamare and Tenebris. As the couples became closer together more and more their votes became deadlocked and Veneficus had to be called upon to solve disputes on virtually every matter.

Eventually Veneficus, annoyed by the frequent interruptions to his work devised a solution to this problem. Using all the power his magic afforded him Veneficus conjured forth two new gods, these were Iustitia and Bellum, the gods of war. Veneficus presented his creations to the other four gods. Iustitia as the champion of Solis and Peperit and Bellum as the champion of Tenebris and Aquamare. With the other gods now content to break ties by competition Veneficus was free to pursue his studies in peace.

Initially the concept of war was quite different from what it is today and battles were little more than friendly competition. As time passed Iustitia and Bellum eventually became lovers and from this love came three children. The eldest of these was Crusiatu, who would become the God of Cruelty. Both wicked and difficult to control, raising Crusiatu place a tremendous strain on the relationship of his parents. As a result war ceased to be a friendly competition and battle became harsh and personal. Things only worsened with the coming of their second child, Morbus the God of Pestilence. It is said that as the strain on the gods of war grew, they ceased to observe the proper rights of battle and decay, plague, and no famine quickly followed in the wake. War finally took on the shape it has today with the birth of Reprobi, the Goddess of Death.

Each of the gods of war took death differently. For Bellum Reprobi returned purpose to war, which had been reduced to a state of endless bitterness and suffering. He saw in death at last a means to bring and end to that suffering and embraced if fully. Iustitia however, was appalled by the work of her daughter and of by what Bellum had become. Iustitia left Bellum and eventually married Faber, the God of Industry and do son of Solis and Peperit. Iustitia has sense dedicated her life to atoning for the her past and the blight she helped to bring upon the world. Together with Faber, Iustitia works tirelessly to protect the world from the work of Bellum and her children.

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