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AQ: Oodles and Oodles of Gods

Posted by alabamapitty on July 28, 2009

Ah, hello everyone. As I’ve noticed in the last few AQ releases, the team is more and more delving into the realm of Lore’s many groups, ideologies and, as a result, gods, to an extent. So, let’s go over these crazy deities, shall we? They come in multiple varieties, and varying powers, so bear with me. šŸ˜‰

First off, I have used Archmagus Orodalf’s ‘Godly Guide to Gods‘ off of the BoF. Many may notice that I essentially copied it. Well.. Kinda, adding some information here and there. So let’s all thank the great ArchMagus! Those who wish to explore the gods further may look at his guide. Alrighty, let us begin!

Table of Contents [ERA]
—–Table of Contents [ERA]
—–Introduction [GOL]
—–The Elemental Lords [AST]
—–Lorithia [HEM]
—–Theā€™Galin [ASTE]
—–Lesser Gods [RSH]
—–Non-Lorian Gods (that have appeared in-game) [ADO]

—–Flow Chart for the Gods [FSH]
—–Credits [WRA]
—–FAQ [NGER]
—–Farewell [SSS]

Introduction [GOL]

The Gods are group of powerful divine characters that shaped, are shaping, and will shape Lore and other universes, multiverses, etc. They have powers far beyond those we hold. As it is describedĀ here:

quote:

Fighting one of Lore’s deities/demigods […] would be akin to having a level 0 character fight Void Nightbane. The battle would be over before it started.

In any case, this guide is an attempt to organize the multifarious Gods that have shown their faces in-game.

To begin to understand the Gods, one must consider how they are organized. According to Falerin, they have several rankings (which are here organized from greatest to least):

Dhe Ehmn – The Dhe Ehmn are classed entities that have realized their potential (unrealized Dhe Ehmn class entities would in fact be as weak as a normal human being); they are the creators of the game. (I.E. Artix, Cysero, Falerin’s real-life self, etc.)
Extra Greater Powers – Lore’s Pantheon of Gods has no Extra Greater Powers, but Eldron and Falerin can be classed here.
Greater Powers – Lorithia and The’Galin the Devourer
Intermediate Powers – (???) There are no known Intermediate Powers as of yet.
Lesser Powers – The Elemental Lords are Lesser Powers.
Demipowers – War, Death, Pestilence, Famine, Balance, Destruction, Creation, Chaos, Order, Serenia, Kethorat, and others.
Near Demipowers/Avatar – Carnage, Mayhem, and the DragonFable Elemental Avatar (Temblor, Khazri, Fiamme, Celeritas, Voidstar, Haeos, Neso, and Kyanos)
Normal Human Beings – Self-explanatory.

The Gods mentioned below have been placed next to their classes above.

The Elemental Lords [AST]

Overview

The Elemental Lords are the Eight Gods that govern the Elements. They are third-generation Gods. Also, contrary to popular belief, they are NOT constantly at war; that was a lie spread by Xilar (communicant to Theā€™Galin and Avatar of Omega) to invoke Division and Chaos among the Lorians.

Avatar(s)

In DF, during the Storm event, the Elemental Lords took physical form to oppose Nythera. In addition to this, Giliara was a Communicant of the Lord of Light (he has been replaced by Diviara), Myr is a communicant of the Darkness Lord, the governor of the Keld on Deren is a communicant of the Water Lord, and Aquus, a monster, has a description that says Aquus may be an Avatar of the Lord of Water. Fuuryoku is now seen to be an Avatar of the Wind Lord.

Followers and Places of Worship

Each of the Lords seems to have different followers (that align themselves to the corresponding element) and different temples scattered throughout LORE.

Powers

The Eight Lords apparently have power over the Eight Elements of Fire, Water, Ice, Energy, Light, Darkness, Earth, and Wind.


Lorithia [HEM]

Overview

Lorithia is the Goddess and Mother of Creation. She is a second-generation God, created by the Dhe Ehm, and gave power to Theā€™Galin. Lorithia believes firmly in free will, and says that, on the whole, Creation was basically good and worthy of continuing, despite Theā€™Galin saying that division was a large problem.

Avatar(s)

There are a few known Avatars of Lorithia. One is Hope, the Avatar of Lorithia and Creation. Another was Lauren, Lorithiaā€™s form when she first met and fell in love with Theā€™Galin. Her Communicant is Tralin, who is also King of Deren.

Followers and Places of Worship

There really is no specific ā€œChurch of Lorithiaā€, though the Temple of Hope seems to be the closest thing. Her followers are The Eight Avatar (see below), Tralinā€™s Army, and the Order of Alpha.

Powers

Lorithia can Create and Uncreate.


Theā€™Galin [ASTE]

Overview

Theā€™Galin is the God and Father of Uncreation. He is, like Lorithia, a second-generation God, given his powers by Lorithia (Story Time! The’Galin was born on the continent of Inilar to Galian, his father. He had set up an orphanage there, and he met Lauren, an Avatar of Lorithia. They fell in love, and when The’Galin died, Lorithia gave him Second-Tier Godhood). Note that this does NOT mean that he has less power than she. Theā€™Galin is the tester of the worlds, traveling through the fabric of the Universes to check for Division and Chaos. If he deems a world to be too Chaotic, he Uncreates the living inhabitants and lets the world begin anew. However, Theā€™Galin uses Chaos to fight Chaos (much like fire to fight fire), as his Network is full of these Chaotic beings. The Network and all dimensional travelers are weak against Viridium. (Just toĀ clarify: The’Galin is NOT Evil!)

Avatar(s)

The main Avatar of Uncreation seems to be Omega, who inhabited Xilar and Robert Twain (Ryuusei Cartwright). It can also be assumed that Dr. Louis Zephyr, from Terra (Earth), is also an avatar of The’Galin. Galrick was also selected as an Avatar of The’Galin, but he turned his back on that fate.

Followers and Places of Worship

Places of Worship are unknown, though the followers include NOVA (Network of Vespirian Agents) and The Network itself. The’Galin keeps the Network near him because he feels that they need him more than anyone else. Recent events have shown that the Network has been ousted by The’Galin, due to their corruption and warmongering.

Powers

Theā€™Galin has the powers of Uncreation and Creation.


Lesser Gods [RSH]

Loco

Overview

Loco is Lore’s demi-god of mischief and fortune. Around five thousand years ago, Loco nearly started a God war by pulling a prank on Baldric, a god from another realm (Not Caelestia, however). To avoid a devastating god war, the Elemental Lords sealed Loco away.

Avatar(s)

Loco is Loco’s avatar.

Followers and Places of Worship

Radagast and Khold seem to be the only Followers of Loco, though they were brainwashed into bringing him into Lore.

Powers

Every April 1, Loco’s bonds are weakened and his place of imprisonment becomes closer to Lore. As a result, he can create his mischief around this time.

The Four Riders

Overview

The Four Riders, also known as The Endbringers, The Apocalypse, and The Four Horsemen, are a set of four demi-powers that rule over the four aspects of (in their proper order) Famine, Pestilence, War, and Death. Performing acts that their names suggest (for example, killing) gives them more power. As of now, they weren’t officially introduced in-game other than by the 2008 Preview.

Avatar(s)

Demipowers can manifest but one avatar at a time, it so happens that their avatars are usually named the same as them.

Followers and Places of Worship

Mayhem and Carnage are two followers of War. It seems that each of these Riders has an indestructible altar that radiates their power, as well. These altars can also, apparently, be used to bring Them to Lore. There is no known way to destroy the altars and, at the time this has been posted, War is the only Rider to have truly had an impact on Lore.

Powers

Unknown, other than the acts that they are known for.

The Five Draconic Avatars

Overview

There are Five aspects in LORE that are represented by Draconic, rather than humanoid, demi-powers, namely those of Chaos, Order, Destruction, Creation, and Balance. Much is unknown about them, as the only place that they have appeared in-game is via Limkragg in AQ and in the game DragonFable.

Avatar(s)

An Avatar of Balance was Limkragg. Chaos is most likely represented by our (meaning the player’s) dragon in DragonFable. Order is Sepulchure’s Dracolich, Fluffy. The Avatars of Creation and Destruction are unknown as of now. It appears, at least at a glance, that Fluffy is no longer the Draconic Avatar of Order, and that it is possible for the being to decide its own fate (I.E. Your dragon in DF may be able to determine its fate).

Followers and Places of Worship

The Temple of the Four Winds in DragonFable is a likely location of worship, and the Dracomancers are their worshipers.

Powers

Unknown, other than the acts that they are known for.

Kethorat

Overview

Not much is unknown about Kethorat. Basically, he somehow became a demi-god through a very long and complicated process. Cyrus’s brother Gaspar knows the origins of Kethorat’sĀ Demigod-hood, but isn’t telling. šŸ˜›

Avatar(s)

A dragon named Kethorat.

Followers and Places of Worship

Kethorat’s followers are the Dracomancers.

Powers

Unknown, other than the four hit Void Ranged attack via the Dracomancer Ability.

Serenia

Overview

Serenia is the demi-goddess of the Harvest and appears once a year (around the time Terrans call Thanksgiving) and flies over the world of LORE to restore the fields to their former beauty. Lorians must give offerings of crops and plants to her so that she may bless the harvest, and ensure that there is enough food for the winter.

Avatar(s)

A being named Serenia.

Followers and Places of Worship

Unknown.

Powers

Serenia has the power to restore Lorian fields to their former beauty.


Non-Lorian Gods (that have appeared in-game) [ADO]

Falerin Ardendor

Overview

Falerin is the Loremaster of Lore and the Caelestian God of Evil. His symbol is a spider clutching a ten-sided gem.

Avatar(s)

Falerin has many Avatars. One is Falerin Ardendor, the Avatar in LORE. Others include The Traveller, The Sojurner and Lanfire Dupre.

Followers and Places of Worship

Unknown, other than some places on Caelestia.

Powers

Apocalypse, Uncreation, and Creation are all powers of Falerin.

Eldron

Overview

Eldron is the Caelestian God of Good. He often assisted Falerin during the Devourer Saga, and also reported to the Farpoint on Falerin’s actions on Lore.

Avatar(s)

Eldron the Good (often seen carrying Keeshish-Kin) is the only known Avatar of Eldron.

Followers and Places of Worship

Unknown, other than some places on Caelestia.

Powers

Unknown.

The Farpoint

Overview

The Farpoint is the main group of gods in the Caelestain Pantheon. They’re kinda like the board of directors, managing the other gods.

Members

Falerin, the God of Evil, Eldron, The God of Good, Mariel, the God of Chaos and Serian, the God of Order are the members of the Farpoint. They all have tendencies opposite what they manage in order to balance their jobs. Read Orodalf’s comment below to better understand this.

Flow Chart[FSH]

Ok, so I realize that the entire list of gods is somewhat daunting, so I made a handy-dandy flow chart of them by power, and I’ll provide example of each tier. Here we are:

Dhe Ehmn– Another way of saying the game designers, though no Dhe Ehmn ever actually appear in-game. This would be like Artix or Falerin’s real life self. Other Dhe Ehmn appear outside of the game, but are of no import.

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Extra Greater Powers– The great heads of a pantheon. Imagine gods below these as managers of a company, while this tier is the board of directors. Falerin and Eldron are classed here, and Lore has no such powers.

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Greater Powers– Heads of realms. Again, these guys are like managers of stores. Slightly weaker than Extra Greater Powers, but by no means weak. Lorithia and The’Galin are classed here.

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Intermediate Powers– One tier below Greater Powers. There are no known Intermediate Powers, as almost all others can be found in a tier. Only speculation here guys! šŸ˜›

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Lesser Powers– Heads of a rather large area, such as the elements. The Elemental Lords of Lore are Lesser Powers.

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Demipowers– Gods, usually set over something very particular. Death, Pestilence, Harvest, etc. Much narrower field than Lesser Powers.

Near Demigods/ Avatars– The followers of Demigods, such as Carnage and Mayhem, can by no means be called normal men, but are stronger than mere humans. The Elemental Avatar, as seen in DF, fall in this power range as well.

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Normal Human Beings/Other Sentient Beings– Pretty easy. Your character in the games, and quite a few NPC’s.


Credits [WRA]

A lot of credit has to go to ZeltanX, whose Guide has helped tremendously. Sierra_Nocturne helped with the information about The Network needing The’Galin. ZzlzhtT approved it and suggested formatting. Stephen Nix, Ninja Paladin, Spidercliff, Suikoman444, and aNyThInG submitted the Pedia Pictures. Bennybugnz told me to remove the “(speculated)” from Twig. Genoclysm and alabama_pitty reminded me to add the 9 Demi-Powers that I missed. Genoclysm also reminded me to add that Falerin and Eldron are both worshipped on Celaestia, and that Diviara took his brother’s place, Myr is a Communicant of the Darkness Lord, and that the Governor of the Keld on Deren is a communicant of the Water Lord. Thanks to feral_john for information about Fuuryoku and EverestAllure for a correction about the Lords. All of those are the original credits, and they still stand. Great thanks to Orodalf for permission to use his guide and add a little to it.


Frequently Asked Questions [NGER]

Q. What is an Avatar? I heard about them in the Devourer Saga, but what are they?
A. There are two types of Avatar. One type are the ones mentioned in the guide, the real-world manifestations of Gods and Demi-Gods. The other type are the leaders of the Annunaki, named Eternal, Transient, War, Peace, Truth, Lies, Death, and Life.

Q. Who is Myr?
A. He, as you can see above, is the Communicant of the Darkness Lord, but has not yet appeared in-game. He was found in the Histories of Lore, where he helped Galrick fight the Network.

Farewell [SSS]

Now that you know about the Gods of LORE, onward! Battle On!

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4 Responses to “AQ: Oodles and Oodles of Gods”

  1. lemmy7003 said

    Sweet! Really interesting.

  2. orodalf said

    Thank you. šŸ˜›

    Falerin: As to what the Farpoint is… it is a place. it is a state of being. it is a group of entities…. it is a classification… It is a time period….

    Falerin: In something of a nod to the old creator and to recognize the odd thing that is Caelestia every single one of those deities is in some way “Chaotic”
    Falerin: The God of Good is very Much Chaotic good.. good before law
    Falerin: Individual before society
    Falerin: The God of Evil… is…
    Falerin: He has been called chaotic confused
    Falerin: For some question he is “truely evil” thinking of it more as office
    Falerin: though few doubt he can be quite nasty
    Falerin: He also does extremely kind things for no discernable reason
    Falerin: The god of Law…. is actually quite chaotic in alignment.. nearing chaotic neutral with evil tendencies… which is in quite absurd….
    Falerin: So naturally the god of Chaos…. is Lawful Neutral

  3. TSJustice said

    Great! Thanks for this new blog!

  4. Seriyu said

    Excellent, I like this sort of thing.

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