Faiths

Overview
The elves practice a form of ancestor worship, with them believing that their best & brightest attain a form of godhood upon leaving the mortal realm. They do not believe in an actual deity or pantheon; rather, the energy that enables creation is the same that results in life, and elves are the purest manifestations of it. In one respect this is not a racial religion, as other races are allowed to join; however, other races are seen as cosmically inferior to elves, and those who accept this and their station in life are looked on as fellows within the faith…albeit junior ones. Additionally, the elves do not see a conflict with other faiths, since they simply do not believe in them at all. They see other religions as sadly confused attempts to explain away the obvious, and are practiced by lesser races who simply cannot understand the truth. So long as these faiths don’t cause trouble, they are tolerated.

Dwarves have a pair of racial deities – a founding father and mother – who together represent most of the moral spectrum. The father is lawful and his wife is neutral with some chaotic leanings. Neither are evil, and the dwarves see themselves as a good people. Dwarves accept a pantheistic view of creation and the universe, and see other races as having their own creators. They do not, therefore, accept outsiders as worshippers.

Humans and half-elves tend to either follow the elven faith or one of a few other systems. The most prominent human faith is that of Aiomaedyn, the Over Father, or Father Over All, a monotheistic faith with one creator and only one god, albeit with a collection of angelic helpers that are similar to demigods. The Over Father is himself NG, with his Transcendent Court including, in perceived behavior, LG, NG, and CG, and in some views LN. Evil is accounted for as a result of free will and the innately chaotic nature of existence, which the Over Father seeks to correct.

Faiths

Ahris Lyle