Deities

  • Dokugan: The god of blacksmiths and other artisans. He has the power to create raw materials out of thin air. When he notices an artisan taking special pride in his work, Dokugan often rewards the effort by investing the creation with an animating spirit and, thus, making it intelligent. Priests of Dokugan qualify for the Ioun’s Poise [Divinity] feat.
  • Fushimi: A nature god who watches over the sowing and reaping of plants, as well as the preservation of the crop after it has been harvested. Fushimi watches over the rivers and creatures of the land to protect them from predation. Fushimi is generally a beneficent deity who does his best to help people live in harmony with the land. Omens from Fushimi are usually delivered by a fox. Priests of Fushimi preside over the ceremonies involved in planting or harvesting. They are expected to do their fair share of work in the fields and to act as defenders of peasants and helpless animals. Priests of Fushimi qualify for the Sehanine’s Reversal [Divinity] feat.
  • Gozu: The god of storms. A very unpredictable god, he sometimes savages the land from one end to the other, ripping up trees, destroying homes, flooding crops, or strike down those who have offended him. Sometimes, in fact, he sends his lightning bolts to strike someone down for no reason at all. Priests of Gozu must always weather fierce storms outside of shelter. They sport distinctive tattoos of holy significance on their cheeks. They tend to be moody, unpredictable, and unreliable. Despite these handicaps, they often find temporary work with farmers, using their weather controlling abilities to safeguard crops - usually for a good price. Priests of Gozu qualify for the Avandra’s Rescue [Divinity] feat.
  • Izumo: The god of medicine, sorcery, and patron of heroes. He has had a great many adventures and has always confronted danger bravely and with a certain amount of cunning. Izumo’s priests must be great adventurers and must always be kind to animals. They may not eat meat. Priests of Izumo qualify for the Melora’s Tide [Divinity] feat.
  • Mikaboshi: The god of corruption and stars. He sees and sanctions all things done under cover of darkness. He has the power to look into the hearts of men and women, and, if he finds too much corruption there, to make them his. Mikaboshi gathers worshipers the old fashioned way: he entraps them - usually with power, money, lechery, or whatever the subject desires most. Mikaboshi’s priests’ primary duties involve tempting others and helping their deity keep the promises made in order to gather worshipers. Priests of Mikaboshi qualify for the Raven Queen’s Blessing [Divinity] feat.
  • Ōhiru: The goddess of the sun and ruler of the Spirit World. She also watches over rulers and governments and will never aid those who bring harm to one of its members. Omens from Ōhiru take the form of solar eclipses. Her priests must uphold the law wherever they are able and must never work in secret against any legitimate government. Priests of Ōhiru qualify for the Pelor’s Radiance [Divinity] feat.
  • Raikō: The god of destruction and the patron of fletchers. Though an oni, Raikō is able to act as a divine patron in the same manner as a god. A constant companion of Gozu, he loves nothing better than beating his drums while the storm god rages. Raikō is fond of eating human flesh, and receives a meal any time a man is slain by an arrow. Omens from Raikō take the form of dry thunder, arrow shaped clouds, and lightning bolts. Priests of Raikō must keep their god appeased so that he doesn’t harass their village. Raikō especially likes to see them become mercenaries, as he does not care much for loyalty or established order. Priests of Raikō qualify for the Kord’s Favor [Divinity] feat.
  • Tsukiyo: The god of the moon, whose function it is to count the passing of the months. Tsukiyo’s primary concern is the orderly progression of time, so that seasons change and crops mature properly. He is generally benevolent to those who rely upon and respect the cycle of nature. Priests of Tsukiyo must always have at least one mirror. During the full moon, they must spend the entire night looking at the moon in this mirror and praying. Priests of Tsukiyo qualify for the Harmony of Erathis [Divinity] feat.
  • Yawata: The god of war. Yawata always knows the location, strength, and readiness of any army. He also has the power to read the thoughts of any military commander. When a battle occurs, Yawata is always watching. Priests of Yawata are professional soldiers. They must always be prepared to fight for their lord, can never shirk from battle, and must be in the first rank when battle is joined. Priests of Yawata qualify for the Armor of Bahamut [Divinity] feat.

Deities

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