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Religion, mythology and ancient legends play a major role in all Qirsyllvian societies. Faith in a deities, whether just one or several, and other beliefs, goes back to the dawn of Qirsyllvian civilizations.

Religions and their associated mythologies are often formed around a certain common myth or legend, which are usually centered around one or more legendary figures. This in mind, religions are either polytheistic, worshiping multiple deities, or monotheistic, worshiping only one deity.

Individual religious devotion in all societies is, of course, on a spectrum, from devout adherents to those that just go through some of the motions by rote as a cultural norm. Moreover, some people are irreligious and privately don't believe in any gods or religious systems.

On the other hand, some are so devout to their faith to the point of pure fanaticism. Such zealousness is often preached against, as it can lead to adherents to taking their religious doctrines too far when they interpret them in the most extreme ways.

Tolerance toward other religions is also on a spectrum, which can range from open acceptance to blatant intolerance. Some will openly accept, even appreciate, another faith (sometimes causing the lines between the faiths to blur and merge, leading to the creation of a syncretic faith), while others will view another religion with prejudice and hatred and view its existence and practices as heresy.

Religious extremism combined with prejudiced intolerance toward other faiths almost always leads to conflict, even war in the most extreme cases.

Major Religions & Mythologies

Atlantian Pantheon

The polytheistic religion of Atlantis. The deities of the Atlantian Pantheon date back to before the first true Atlantian state.

Deity Representation Historicity & Other notes
Ab'korch God of Sovereigns & the Weather King of the Atlantian Gods.
Acforkok God of Chaos
Aletas'veritheia Goddess of Truth
Almeryatcha Goddess of the Sun and Moons
Aptamoq God of Wisdom An Atlantian emperor from ages past, known to history as Aptamoq IV & Aptamoq the Great; deified for ushering in the longest and most well-remembered golden age in Atlantian history.
By'thrach Goddess of Spring, Winter, Earth, & Water
Ghirlanno Goddess of Wine & Winemaking
Kadikache Goddess of Strength & Beauty Namesake of the capital city of Atlantis.
Krakloroc God of Death
Loakriorco God of Farming & Agriculture
Naydinrue Goddess of the Arts
Saityroe God of Magic Patron deity of mages. A Maritymiri abjaksan from ages past, and the namesake of Saityroe's Comet. Deified for giving his life to resolve the largest civil war in Atlantian history.
Thygikache Goddess of Knowledge, Science, & Learning Consort of Ab'korch.
Urkkaroc God of War. Patron deity of warriors.
Zaqkar God of Summer, Autumn, Fire, & Wind

Trinity of Camelot

The Trinity of Camelot is a religion that revolves around the worship of three figures, two of which were mortal men before ascension to godhood:

Triad Member Personification Historicity & Other notes
Arthur Richard Lionheart Honor & Chivalry Often simply known as King Arthur, was Camelot's first king. The son of a legendary lord of Brythonic-Gallic decent, Uther Ambrosius, Arthur was a legendary warrior, and alleged demigod, who founded Camelot amongst the destructive Warring States Period of High Albion on the Island of High Albion. Deified upon his death.
Merlin Ambrosius Magic & Learning A legendary magician of Brythonic-Gallic decent, was the Grand Sorcerer of Camelot in life. A magical master, and the brother of Uther Ambrosius, and thus the uncle of King Arthur, he aided Arthur in the founding of Camelot and the battle against dark entities and invaders that threatened his kingdom afterwards. He also founded of the Mystic Order, a society of magic dedicated to preserving harmony between the Magic and Mortal Realms. Deified upon his death.
Lady of the Lake Nature & Beauty Also known by the name Viviane, is the guardian spirit of the Great Lake of Camelot. She is also the protector of the forests and Camelot itself. Legends say that Viviane was the mother of Arthur Richard Lionheart.

This faith is almost exclusively worshiped in the Kingdom of Camelot, but there is some minor worship just beyond the borders.

Credintism

Main article: Credintism

Din

Main article: Din

Dwarven Pantheon

The polytheistic religion of the Dwarves. Unlike most pantheons, the figures of the Dwarven Pantheon were actual legendary historical figures that were posthumously deified for the deeds they did. However, even with supposedly reliable historical records, whether or not they actually existed or did these deeds are hard to prove.

Ancestory Deity Representation Historicity & Other notes:
Akarak God of Mining and Stoneworking Historically, he was a dwarven miner-turned-architect who constructed a vast city, known to history as Fralgronik, within a vast cavern. The location of the city has been lost to history, though most adventurers retain hope of finding it.
Calrik God of Warriors Historically, he was a dwarven general-turned-emperor and genius military commander in the ancient Dwarven empire of Ral'saric. He led a revolt that overthrew a tyrannical dwarven dynasty, and founded a new one with himself as emperor. Both before and after his ascension, he led armies, expanded the borders of Ral'saric, and remained undefeated to the end of his days.
Hargrac God of Ale, Beer & Beermaking Historically, he was the creator of the recipe of modern Dwarven Beer and Ale, which many peoples all over Qirsyllviar continue to enjoy.
Grazgrim God of Death and Ruler of the Underworld Historically, he was a dwarven general that accomplished many victories in the name of his king. However, he eventually developed a fetish for killing so strong that he went rogue and on a killing spree; everywhere he went, bloodshed followed. He was eventually slain and his head left on a pike. As punishment, he was condemned to hell, where he eventually became its ruler, deified as the god of death.
Kazrakor The God of Smithing The divine patron of all dwarven smiths. Historically, he was a master blacksmith that forged the Sword of Karkadraz, the personal blade of Karkadraz, history's first known dwarven king.
Valkyra Goddess of Healing Historically, she was a dwarven nurse who invented many healing techniques that continue to be used today. She was also charitable and helped anyone in need no matter what it cost her.

The Enneamagi

White mages star

The nine-pointed star of the Enneamagi

The Enneamagi were a group of nine of renowned sorcerers and sorceresses of various cultures across Qirsyllviar. These nine mages were powerful magic-users that came together roughly two thousand years before modern time, and founded a nation of magic known to history as the Sorcerer's Republic of Rioclyier, in the region the Confederation of Czi'kolgyar now resides. At the same time, they founded the Rioclyier Academy of Magic. Several decades after their deaths, the Rioclyier Republic fell apart due to what history remembers as the Great War of Magic, but the academy remains. Deified upon their deaths, the faith has become the dominant religion of Czi'kolgyar, and is popular with other magic users everywhere.

Each of the Enneamagi represents a different specialty of magic.

The nine Enneamagi are:
Enneamagi Represented Specialty Historicity & Other notes
Arya Taghavi She originated from southeastern Aquilonis.
Fleur Croix Enchantments She originated from Soleil during the Gallic Invasion period.
Gnaeus Albinus He originated from western Eurodysia.
Ikkrija Hardico Elemental Magic He was an Talmyr from pre-imperial Talmyrnia.
Maria Ivanova She originated from the central reagions of what is now Rossiya.
Nicholas Stark He originated from pre-imperial Germania.
Patrick O'Connell Potioneering He originated from Hibernia.
Song Zhijian
松志堅
He originated from what is now Tianchao.
Vaibhav Chakladar Chi Magic He originated from southern Ingdjiva.

Fae Religion & Mythology

Main article: Fae Religion & Mythology

El Dorado

El Dorado is a golden deity worshiped in Hispania.

The Founders

Miglohal and Tuligahal, oftentimes known together as The Founders, are twin gods worshiped in the City of Paititi. According to mythology, the two were the mortal founders of Paititi. Both were deified upon their death. Mythology also claims that the ruling family of Paititi is descended from Tuligahal and a mortal woman known to history as Chelgasi.

Grandmother

Grandmother is the goddess worshiped by the Nekcr'zii Amazons. Grandmother is the divine protectress of the islands on which they live, and is believed to be the ancestress of their people.

Isten

Isten is the god worshiped by the Magyars. Led by a Szentatya (equivalent to the Pope of the Synkratic Church, a denomination of Septifidelity, or the Zodyje of the Vampiric Pantheon), with other religions titles, from highest to lowest, being Apát, Érsek Főesperes, lelkész, Szerzetes, and Apáca (a feminine title).

The Jadeites

The Jadeites are a trio of jade animal deities, the eagle, the jaguar, and the snake, worshiped in the Aztec, Mayan and Olmec cultures of Nekcroz. The trio is also worshiped to a minor extent in northern Xotil. Sometimes known by their proper names, Skyl'karc (the eagle), Duk'urn (the jaguar), and Bo'topl (the snake), the eagle represents the sky, and jaguar represents the land, and the snake represents the sea. Worshipers believe them to be the protectors of all Nekcr'zii peoples, and the givers of life.

Often personified in totems made of jade with the eagle on top, the jaguar in the middle, and the snake on the bottom jade idols of the three deities decorate temples and homes of all who worship it. Some even wear jade totem pendants of them.

Kanukco

Kanukco, also called the Sky Lord, is a sky deity worshiped mostly by the Pterytiko of the Sky Cities.

Kemeti Pantheon

The Kemeti Pantheon is the polytheistic group of deities worshiped in Kemet, and to a lesser extant in the Persian-occupied part of Nubia.

Most of the deities were originally local gods worshiped in independent communities before the first unified Kemeti Kingdom, though most were believed to have some connection to one another. When the First Kingdom came to be following the Wars of Misaphris the Great, each deity was pulled together into a set that became the full pantheon. The first High Priest of the Pantheon was Imhotep, who later became the pharaoh known to history as Imhotep the Pious. He was later deified as a member of the pantheon as a healer god.

All members of the Pantheon have their own dedicated temples and shrines, and several of them, scattered across Nubia, but the pantheon is governed as a whole from the Grand Temple in Zerzura.

Deity Representation, Historicity & Other Notes
Ammit A soul-devourer Goddess.

Depicted with the head of a crocodile, the front body of a lion, and the rear body of a hippo

Amun Pharaoh of the Gods and the God of the wind.

Sometimes known as "the Hidden One."

Sometimes combined with Ra as Amun-Ra.

Amunet Female counterpart of Amun
Anhur God of War and Sky Bearer
Anubis Jackal-headed God of embalming and protector of the dead
Anuket A Goddess of the Iteru River
Apep A chaos God that devours the hearts of unwitting souls.

Personified as a great, black, demonic cobra.

Apis A God representing strength and fertility. Personified as a bull.
Ash Vulture-headed God of oases
Atum God of creation
Bastet A cat-headed Goddess of cats, protection, joy, music, family
Bennu A solar and creator deity, not held in as high regard as Ra. Depicted as a bird.
Geb God of earth
Hapi God of floods and rich silt
Hathor Goddess of the sky, dance, love, beauty, joy, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music and fertility
Heka God of Magic
Heket Frog Goddess said to protect women in childbirth
Hemsut Goddess of fate
Horus A falcon-headed God linked with the sky, the sun, kingship, protection, and healing
Imhotep A healer god.

First High Priest of the Pantheon and then a pharaoh.

Historically known as Imhotep I and Imhotep the Pious. Eventually deified as a healer god.

Isis Goddess of health, marriage, wisdom, and magic.

Fuenary Goddess often paired with Nephthys.

Khepri God of rebirth, the sunrise and scarab
Often depicted wearing a scarab-shell mask.
Khnum A ram-headed God of creation and the waters
Khonsu God of the Moons
Maat Goddess of Truth and Justice
Mafdet A predatory Goddess said to destroy dangerous creatures
Meretseger Cobra-headed Goddess of tomb builders and Protector of Royal Tombs
Meskhenet A Goddess who presides over childbirth
Min God of fertility, the only deity depicted with dark skin
Images often depeict him with his manhood erect.
Montu A falcon-headed God of warfare, the sun and valor
Mut A Motherhood Goddess
Nefertem God of healing and beauty
Nefertiti She is worshiped as a Goddess of fertility, love, war, sex, and power.

A legendary pharaoh who is remembered for bringing Kemet into a well-remembered golden age.

Nekhbet A vulture Goddess, the patron deity of Upper Kemet
Neith Goddess of war, hunting, weaving, and wisdom
Neper & Nepit God & Goddess of grain
Nephthys Goddess of death, service, lamentation, night time and the rivers.

Funerary Goddess often paired with Isis.

Nut A sky Goddess.

She is usually depicted as a nude star-covered woman.

Osiris God of the afterlife, death, life, and resurrection.

Ruler of the Duat.

Ptah God of creation, the arts, fertility, and of craftsmen
Qetesh Goddess of fertility and sexuality.

Often depicted as a nude woman standing on a lion.

Often depicted as a nude woman standing on a lion.
Ra A falcon-headed God of the Sun.

Ruler of the created world. Sometimes combined with Amun as Amun-Ra.

Sah God personified as the Hunter Constellation
Sekhment A lioness-headed Goddess of fire, war, fertility and healing
Serket Goddess of scorpions, medicine, magic, and healing venomous stings and bites.

Often depicted with scorpion crown

Seshat Goddess of writing and wisdom.

Often depicted wearing a leopard-skin dress.

Set The aardvark-headed ambivalent God of storms, the desert, evil, chaos and war
Shu God of the wind and air
Sobek Crocodile-headed God of the Iteru River, the Army, military, fertility and of crocodiles
Sopdet Personification of the star "Fulgor," the brightest star in the sky.

Goddess depicted with a star for a crown.

Taweret Goddess of Fertility and Childbirth
Personified as a bipedal hippo.
Tefnut Lioness-headed Goddess of moisture
Thoth An ibis-headed God of the moons, and a God of writing and scribes
Wadjet A cobra Goddess, the patron deity of Lower Kemet

Lingjiao

Main article: Lingjiao

Mioshie

Main article: Mioshie

Ostliger Pantheon

Ostliger Pantheon symbol

Symbol of the Ostliger Pantheon.

The deities worshiped by the Ostligs in eastern Eurodysia. While Septifidelity, has been encroaching into the lands of the Midgard Peninsula for centuries, and holds great sway particularly in Sverige, the pantheon has remained as the dominant religion of all Ostliger peoples. It is also the sole religion of Asgard. This polytheistic pantheon is divided into two main branches: the Aesir (fem. Asynjur), the major gods and goddesses; the Vanir, the lesser gods and goddess; and then the other gods.

Gods & Goddesses of the Pantheon
Deity Representation, Historicity & Other Notes

Aesir & Asynjur

Baldr God of beauty, love, purity, peace, righteousness
Bil Goddess of the waning moons
Bragi God of knowledge, poetry, eloquence, and the patron of skalds
Dellingr God of the dawn
Eir Goddess of healing
Forseti God of justice
Freyr God of agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility
Frigg God of love, marriage, fertility, family, civilization, and a prophetess
Gersemi Goddess of love
Gna Errand-running Goddess.

Rides on the horse Hofvarpnir.

Heimdallr Guardian God
Hel Goddess of death
Hermod Messenger God
Idun Goddess of spring and rejuvenation
Lodurr God of life
Lofn Goddess of love
Loki God of fire, magic, shape-shifting, trickery, chaos
Odin God of wisdom, war, magic, poetry, prophecy, victory and death.

Also the king of the Gods, and sometimes known as the "All-Father."

Ran Goddess of the sea and death
Saga Goddess of wisdom and treasure
Sif Goddess of harvest and land
Sigyn Goddess of earth
Sjofn Goddess of relationships, love, and marriage
Snotra Goddess of wisdom
Syn Goddess of defense and truth
Thor God of strength, protection, war, storms, thunder and lightning
Tyr God of war, justice in battle, victory and heroic glory
Ullr Goddess of justice and winter
Vali God of vengeance
Ve God of earth
Vili God of earth
Vor Goddess of wisdom

Vanir

Freyja Goddess of fertility, love, beauty, magic, war, and death.
Freyr God of agriculture, prosperity, life and fertility
Nerthus Goddess of lakes and springs
Njord God of the sea, the wind, & fertility.

Patron deity of fishermen and sailors.

Skadi Goddess of hunting and winter
Other Deities
Baduhenna Goddess of war and storms
Beyla Goddess of earth
Eostre Goddess of spring, rebirth, and protectress of fertility
Gefjon Goddess of knowledge
Hariasa Goddess of war
Irpa Goddess of the earth
Mimir Goddess of wisdom
Sol Goddess of the sun
Zisa Goddess of harvest

Valkyries

The Valkyries are female warrior spirits that escort the deceased, and fallen warriors in particular, to their afterlife in Valhalla.

Septifidelity

Main article: Septifidelity

Shivajism

Shivajism, also known as Shivajivad (शिवाजीवाद), is a polytheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Shivaji Prajjadhya, the first abjaksan of Ingdjiva. It is primarily practiced in Ingdjiva, and is the main religion of the continent, but major powerful sects exist in Fuso and throughout Marlakcor, where its is held with high regard alongside native religions. Some of the deities have even been incorporated into part of the religion, but may have separate names. Minor sects have been rising to great prominence in parts of Aquilonis in recent centuries. Shivajism has also been spreading to Maritymir through Majapahit.

Names Representation & Notes
Ingdjite Genjin Yinghui
Shivajist Deities
Avalokiteśvara
अवलोकितेश्वर
Kanzeon
観世音
Guanyin
觀音
Goddess of Mercy.
Shivajist Demons
Yama Ruler of the Underworld.

Singwar

Main article: Singwar

Swyll'zhor & Ny'kith

Swyll'zhor & Ny'kith are a pair of deities worshiped as the sole god and goddess in Soleil, as well as by some Gallic immigrants in Fuso.

Swyll'zhor, also known as the Sun Lord, is a solar deity. Followers of this faith believe that he watches over all during the day as he flies across the sky. Ny'kith is the lunar deity.

Worship of the pair allegedly goes back to when the peninsula was Salrin-dominated, and perhaps predates even the Gargate Empire. Many religiophilosiphers believe that the two were originally Salrin deities, but most Salrin religious authorities and experts repudiate this.

Whatever their origin, they were adopted by the Soleilian Kingdom as their god and goddess as they expanded, supplanting Septifidelity almost entirely.

Talmyrism

Main article: Talmyrism

Waikikese Pantheon

The Waikikese Pentheon is a set of deities worshiped by the peoples of the Waikiki Archipelago.
Deity Representation
Aumakua Spirit of an ancestor or family God
Haikili God of thunder
Haumea Goddess of birth
Hina Goddess of the moons
Kaho'ali'i God of the underworld
Kalamainu'u A lizard Goddess
Kamapua'a Warlike God of wild boars
Kamohoali'i A shark God
Kanaloa God of the oceans
Kane God of wild foods and plants like trees, etc.

Also the God of the forests and jungles with all their gifts like wood, medicinal plants and leaves, etc.

Ku God of war
Kuula God of fishermen
Laka Goddess of hula & fertility/reproducation, love, & beauty
Lono God of agriculture & peace
Lona Goddess of the Moons
Namaka A sea Goddess
Nu'akea Goddess of milk
Papa Goddess of Nature
Paka'a God of the wind
Poli'ahu Goddesses of snow
Pele Goddess of fire and volcanoes
Ukupanipo A shark God
Waka A lizard Goddess
Wakea Sky father

Xirphran

Xirphran is a Dragon God worshiped by the Divine Dragon Alliance and their followers. Xirphran is believed to have created the land on which Drakyncia now sits. It is primarily practiced in Drakyncia by the Divine Dragon Alliance and their followers, while there is limited worship by smaller communities around and outside Drakyncia.

Xotilic Pantheon

The Xotilic Pantheon is a polytheistic set of deities worshiped by the lizardfolk Empire of Xotil. This religion began with the discovery a number of idols in the stone and metal craft that brought the alien technology to southern Nekcroz. It is almost exclusively worshiped in the Xotilic Empire, and in its extracontinental possessions.

Deity Representation Historicity & Other Notes
Azki Goddess of Life
Czil God of the Sun
Draxzi Goddess of Dreams
Exri God of Energy
Foxtroc God of Iron
Gikzrajk God of Magic
Harkx God of the Jungles
Ikzix God of the Moons
Jurkazzic God of Time
Khorlix God of the Sea
Kraktox God of Chaos
Krikox Goddess of Fire
Razhock God of Honor
Talikozi God of Earth
Tokzixc God of Poisons
Urix God of the Hunt
Viirtac God of Truth
Xzinc God of Death Ruler of the Underworld.
Yuxil Goddess of War
Zchok Goddess of Storms

Other Religions, Legends & Mythologies

Minor Religions & Mythologies

Some religions and churches are little known despite many followers, are just recently founded cults, or have few followers outside their place of origin. Most are simply not worshiped outside a confined region, usually where they were founded, or are just not extent enough to be counted amongst the major religions of the world.

The Ocean God

The Ocean God, popularly known as "Aequor," is a sea deity popular with seamen of all races. Followers believe that he creates all the natural phenomena that occurs at sea, storms, waves, maelstroms, etc. either to help them get to where they need to be, or to divert them because they're not meant to reach their destination.

Temple of Pleasure

The Temple of Pleasure is a minor sect that worships a sex and fertility goddess called Syrilumei, who is often depicted as a nude, voluptuous, lascivious, and buxom woman. Followers of this faith consider sex to be a holy and life-affirming act that honors their goddess.

Pagan in origin, the Temple was originally founded in pre-colonial northern Nekcroz by a culture known to history as the Niicrukala people, but has since spread to most parts of the world. Regardless, the religion remains partially obscure, but it is a popular religion amongst prostitutes, and is therefore often introduced via brothels. It is not uncommon for such occupants to convert.

This religion is popular with succubi and incubi as well. Consequently, to those who don't know better, it is believed that Syrilumei is a deified succubus, but practitioners of the faith staunchly claim and believe otherwise.

The Sky God and the Ocean Goddess

The Sky God and the Ocean Goddess, better known by their proper names Leduo and Aymii respectively, are a pair a lover deities worshiped solely in the Republic of Gargantia.

The myth claims that Leduo descended from the heavens after losing a fight to a superior and evil god (who is known by many names, but the popular one is Krugier), and Aymii nursed him back to health. Leduo eventually fell in love with Aymii and swore to protect her from any danger. Aymii fell in love with Leduo in return and worried that he will never return when he left to defeat the evil god for good, but Leduo prevailed and returned to Aymii's side.

Every year, festivals are held to commemorate the loving reunion of Leduo and Aymii.

It is believed that Leduo and Aymii left several children in the mortal world, and several people claim descent from them, but these claims are difficult to prove.

Followers of the faith believe that Leduo was a human while Aymii was a mermaid.

The Western Pantheon

The Western Pantheon is a pantheon of deities worshiped in western Eurodysia, primarily by the peoples of the Latium and Akhaian Peninsulas and the island Dell'ovest, predating even the Zedylrian Empire by at least a millennium. It was the dominant faith in these regions before being supplanted by Septifidelity but it is now a minority.

The Deities of the Western Pantheon include
Deity Representation Historicity & other Notes
Aphrodite:Venus Goddess of Love
Apollo:Sol God of the Sun
Ares:Mars God of War
Athena:Minerva Goddess of Wisom
Aurora:Eos Goddess of the Dawn
Bacchus:Dionysus God of Wine
Cupid:Eros God of Love
Diana:Artemis Goddess of the hunt
Hera:Juno Queen of the Gods & Goddess of Marriage
Hermes:Mercury Messenger of the Gods
Hestia:Vesta Goddess of the Hearth
Jupiter:Zeus King of the Gods and god of thunder & lightning
Pluto:Hades God of the Dead Ruler of the Underworld.
Poseidon:Neptune God of the Sea
Terra:Gaia Goddess of life & the world. A primordial mother goddess regarded as the spirit of life.

Often depicted as a nude women covered in thin vines, flowers, and leaves, is viewed as the mother of all humankind, and the divine protectress of nature. Followers also of the faith also believe that Terra:Gaia grants wisdom to men so that they fare well in battle, and strength to women to endure childbirth.

Terra:Gaia is also believed to be a mother deity. Specifically, she is believed to be the mother of various mythological figures and deities, but many religio-philosophers dispute or refute this.

Vulcan:Hephaestus God of the Forge and Blackmithing

Other Myths & Legends

Library of Trinity

The Library of Trinity is an ancient legendary library said to hold thousands of books containing every detail of Qirsyllviar's history and many other subjects besides. Common legends say that the library predates the first abjaksan by at least two thousand years. No one knows where the library resides or even if it still exists—or if it even existed at all. The library supposedly takes its name from the three groups responsible for it: the Keepers, the Seekers, and the Guardians.

Legend says that time passes differently within the library; for every hour spent in the building, seven days go by in the real world.

Administering the Library of Trinity are the Knowledge Keepers, an immortal man and woman – whose names are recorded in history as Markus & Calypso – charged with tending the library.

Adding to the library's collection is the Knowledge Seekers, whose job is to go out into the world and find some worthwhile knowledge to store in the library. Rumors and legends says that the seekers are recruited, but no one knows from where.

Guarding the library against unwelcome intruders is the Knowledge Guardians. Legends say that visitors can only enter with the permission of the Keepers or they would be turned to stone by the Guardians. Visitors allowed into the library are watched over by the Guardians to make sure they don't steal anything or desecrate the library in any way.

The Library of Trinity supposedly holds countless books, but more famous tomes believed to be stored on the many thousands of shelves include:
Title Author Description
Akashic Records none Also known as the Book of Ages. An ancient magical tome, allegedly predating recorded history itself, that records important events and anniversaries of history, and updates itself as time passes.

Rumors abound that altering the events recorded in the pages of the book can change history, but this is unconfirmed.

Rykardiac's Archaic Book of Records Rykardiac An ancient magical tome listing remarkable achievements throughout history, and automatically updates itself when the records are broken or new feats are achieved.

Other Mythological Figures

There are several mythological figures whose existence is either obscured by myth or so famous that they've passed into legend. Most existed either before, or just after, the time of the first abjaksan.

Adam & Eve

The first human man and woman. Legends say that direct descendants of them possess a unique sense.

Orion & Delphia

Orion and Delphia were legendary centaurs.

Marina & Ophir

Marina and Ophir were the first mermaid and merman, according to merfolk mythology.

Heaven, the Underworld & Hell

The concepts of Heaven and Hell, the afterlife and damnation, are common beliefs across the world. It is universal belief that the Spirit World is made up of two or layers, and heaven and hell represent some of them. Almost all religious faiths speak of heaven and hell in some measure, and all believe that whichever one moves on to upon death is subject to a judgement by some higher power, particularly a specific god that represents the afterlife.

Heaven

Heaven, the realm of the afterlife, is where people supposedly go when they have a good life.

Heaven and the afterlife is known by many names in different cultures and religions.
Name of Heaven Culture/Religion Historicity & Other Notes
Aaru Term for heaven in Kemeti culture. also known as the Field of Reeds.
Ĉielo Term for heaven lizardfolk cultures.
Eden Term for heaven commonly used by in Septifidelity. Described as a tropical paradise where residents wander in the nude, free of shame and the stresses of the mortal world. Eden is believed to be divided into seven realms, each ruled by one of the Seven Archangels.
Elysium Term for heaven originating in northeastern Eurodyne cultures. The term is still used occasionally across parts of Qirsyllviar.
Nirvana Term for heaven in the Shivajism faith.
Rai Term for heaven in vampiric culture. presided over by Ua.
Takamagahara
高天原
Term for heaven in Genjin culture. The upper half of Shigo-no-sekai, the Genjin term for the world after death.
Taoger An ancient term for heaven in Elven cultures.
Tiantang
天堂
Term for heaven in Yinghui-influenced culture.
Titania's Grove The Alfheimish equivalent to Eden. While a known physical place in the living world, Titania's Grove is believed by Alfheimish fairies to be where the spirits of the deceased reside upon being judged fit for the afterlife.
Tlalocan Term of heaven in central Nekcrozi cultures.
Valhalla Term for heaven in the Ostliger cultures of eastern Eurodysia. homeland of the Ostliger Gods and the Valkyries.

Underworld & Hell

While also a physical place beneath the surface of Qirsyllviar, the spiritual concepts of the underworld and hell are often used interchangeably, and are sometimes confusingly believed to be one and the same, but it is most commonly believed that the underworld and hell are two layers of the same plane away from the world of the living, with hell considered lower than the underworld.

The Underworld, sometimes known as Limbo, is the realm of the dead, where the dead reside before judgement. Hell is the realm of the damned, where those who have committed grave sins in their life spend the rest of eternity. Some cultures describe Hell as a blazing inferno of fire and lava, while other sources describe it as a frigid frozen wasteland.

Those who have committed a grave sin in their life are usually condemned to eternity in Hell, the believed lower part of the underworld, or to simply remain in the underworld forever.

Some cultures and faiths have no concept of the underworld, only hell, and so refer to the underworld as limbo, or the ghostly plane, the netherworld, or the astral plane, where they await judgement before being sent on. Other cultures and faiths have no concept of hell, only the underworld, and so believe that the damned walk in the underworld for eternity, unable to move on to the afterlife.

The Underworld and Hell are known by many names in different cultures and religions, and are sometimes considered one and the same, or have no concept of one or the other.
Name of the Underworld/Hell Culture/Religion Historicity & Other notes
Diyu
地獄
Term for hell in the Yinghui-influenced culture. Ruled by Emperor Yanluo. Its capital is the damned city of Youdu (幽都).
Duat Term for the underworld in Kemeti culture. Presided over by Osiris
Hades/Tartarus interchangeable terms for the underworld or hell, originating in northwestern Eurodyne cultures. The terms are still used interchangeably across parts of Qirsyllviar.
Helheim Term for hell in eastern Eurodyne cultures.
Iad Term for the underworld and hell in Vampiric culture. Ruled by Erohoris.
Infero Term for the underworld in lizardfolk cultures.
Jotenheim Alfheimish fairy term for the underworld and hell. Described as a frozen wasteland ruled by King Thrym from his castle of Thrymheim.
Lofykear An ancient term for the underworld and hell in Elven cultures.
Naraka Term for hell in Shivajism Faith.
Purgatory Term for hell used in Septifidelity. Described as a seven-leveled blazing inferno of fire and lava, ruled by Satan, the High King of Purgatory. Like in Eden, residents are stripped naked; but unlike in Eden, they retain their shame and it is believed that they are being displayed for all to see so that they are more vulnerable to the horrification and tormentry of Purgatory.
Xibalba Term for the underworld in central-Nekcrozi cultures
Yomi-no-kuni
黄泉の国
Term for the underworld and hell in Genjin culture. The lower half of Shigo-no-sekai, the Genjin term for the world after death. Ruled by Demon King Enma.

Dark Religion

Dark religion is a form of religion where followers worship some dark deity or several. They are often looked down upon by most people, particularly if they are followers of a holy religion. The dark cults around Qirsyllviar are often subject to isolation despite their many followers.

Cult of Akuma

The Cult of Akuma is a Genjin demonic cult that worships various demons of Genjin culture as the supreme beings instead of the kamigami.

Church of Chaos

Chaos flag
The Church of Chaos, sometimes known as the Dark Church, the Chaos Order, or the Dark Order, is the hidden church that worships the Gods of Chaos.

Under the command of the Great Lord of Chaos, a title that is both religious and militaristic, the Church's primary figure of worship is Voldrazar, the Dark Lord of Chaos who was defeated by the abjaksan, but the church also pays homage to two other chaos deities who were Voldazar's "hands," Maldrazell and Syle'rikinia.

Maldrazell:

According to popular myth, Maldrazell was the right-hand-man of the Dark Lord Voldrazar. He is depicted as a black-robed skeleton with bones made of dark crystal. A cult dedicated to him once tyrannically ruled the City of Maldrazik, now called the City of Rondar, before the Order of Rondar took it from them.

Syle'rikina:

According to popular myth, Syle'rikina was the left-hand-woman of Voldrazar. She is depicted as a demonic succubus who could suck out the souls of anyone she fed off of, something a normal succubus simply can't do.

The CoC also pays homage to chaos deities from other faiths and pantheons as part of a "Pantheon of Chaos."

The CoC is underground and hidden from public eye, most not even knowing of its existence, save for their mortal enemies, the Order of Eden. But, unlike other dark religions, the followers of the Dark Church are a bit more active through it's armed branch, the Army of Chaos. The purpose of this church is purely conquest, pandemonium, and the genocide of all things "mortal", with their leaders seeking to plunge all of Qirsyllviar into chaos, and most seeking the eventual resurrection of the Dark Lord Voldrazar.

The Church and the Army together operate under the "Rule of Three." While there may be thousands of men and women in service to the church or the army, there can only be three leading lords at any given time: the Great Lord of Chaos, and his/her two subordinates, the "Left Hand of Chaos" and the "Right Hand of Chaos." The Great Lord is marked by a gold Chaos symbol necklace, while the Left and Right Hands are marked by a chaos necklace that also bears the respective hand.

Cult of Morgan & Mordred

Anti-Septifidelic Religions

These religions together are the polar opposite of Septifidelity. They seek to bring about darkness and supplant Septifidelity altogether.

Church of Satan

Satan Church cross

Symbol of Satan.

The Church of Satan is the primary dark church that worships the Devil High King of Purgatory, Satan. The Church of Satan was once the rulers of the Empire of Darkania, before it was defeated by the early worshipers of Septifidelity.

The Church of Satan has no official headquarters and is underground, but that has not stopped it from gaining numerous followers of all races over the centuries.

The church's primary practices include living sacrifices to Satan, and the race doesn't matter.

Cult of the Sins

Sin Star

Inverted star of the Cult of Sins

The Cult of the Sins is a dark religion that worships seven demons that equate to the seven mortal sins. The cult was founded within generations of the founding of Septifidelity, and has been a source of ire for the church ever since.

Followers believe that embracing of sin is the ultimate liberation, free from the rules that constitute society.

Extinct Religions

Extinct religions are religious beliefs that are no longer practiced, but not necessarily forgotten.

List of extinct religions

  • Gallic Pantheon: The polytheistic Gallic Pantheon was the gods worshiped by the Gallic Peoples before the introduction of Septifidelity.
  • Great Eagle: The Great Eagle was a deity worshiped by the Nekrc'zii culture before being combined with the Jadeites.
  • Hesperian Pantheon: the polytheistic gods worshiped by the Hesperian peoples before the introduction of Septifidelity.
  • Salroka: The god worshiped by the Salrin people before the introduction of Septifidelity.
  • Zedylrian Pantheon: The polytheistic pantheon worshiped by the ancient Zedylri of the Zedylrian Empire, and, for a time, the successor states. The pantheon soon phased out of use as it was replaced by other religions, most notably Septifidelity. The Solramese who created the calendar used parts of names of several members of the pantheon as names of the months of the year. Aside for that one remaining mark, very few people remember what the names of the many deities were.

Notes & Trivia

  • Many people of many faiths have long believed Rings of Qirsyllviar to be the home of heavenly gods; other faiths have placed the home of the gods in more "earthly" locations.
  • With pantheons with multiple gods, a great many of the listed deities have cults dedicated to them, while still remaining under the umbrella of the main religion.
  • The deities of the vampiric pantheon are, naturally, vampires themselves.
  • The deities of the western Pantheon were created by matching Greco-Roman counterpart deities.
  • Besides the Enneamagi, magic-users are also known to worship deities of magic from various other cultures/faiths.
  • Shivajism is based on, and a blend of, real-world Buddhism and Hinduism, is therefore the Qirsyllvian equivalent of both.
  • Some of the listed religions are based on real world faiths:
    • Just as Kemet is based off Egypt the Kemeti Pantheon is based off the ancient Egyptian Pantheon, and all of the listed deities were part of it at one point or another.
    • The Ostliger Pantheon is based on the Norse Pantheon, and all listed members were part of it at one period or another.
    • The Waikikese Pentheon is based on figures in the Hawaiian religion. All listed deities were worshiped at one point or another.
  • The Serene Kingdom & Republic of New Albion has a freedom of religion policy, one of few on Qirsyllviar, and three religions are prevalent: Din and/or Asli Sbe Aldiyn, primarily in the east, in regions on the border with Seljuk; Septifidelity, throughout the majority of the country; and Talmyrism, primarily in the north.
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