The first son of the old god Raileh, Arak is credited by many scholars as the god who gave the elder races the gift of sapience, but he is more widely known as the god of spiders and their favorite dens, libraries. Arak's symbol is a spider perfectly encircled by its own legs. Arak teaches his followers to accumulate, preserve, and distribute knowledge in all its forms.
As the patron god of military strength and order, Avinius is revered by soldiers and politicians. The last great empire of Kaddegh held Avinius above all other gods. Avinius's symbol is an eagle, upright with wings spread. He teaches his followers to work with one another to expand lawful civilization into the wilderness and to defend it from its many enemies.
The god of creation, craft, and industry, Balifon is a thought to be the second son of Raileh and the father of Durinon. Most craftsmen generally honor Balifon in some way, and the kith hold him in high esteem. Balifon's symbol is currently the a stone surrounded by the teeth of a cog. Balifon teaches his followers to creating lasting works of craft.
As the god of commerce and enterprise, Durinon is beloved by merchants, thieves, and men of the roads and seas. Durinon's symbol is an endless knot of braided rope. Durinon teaches his followers to fight for their freedom and the liberty of others, and to take responsibility for what freedoms they have.
he god of disease and the tortured souls of the damned, Fargoth is an unrepentantly evil and misanthropic god. His worshippers often venerate him in the hopes that he will grant them powers of life beyond the grave. Fargoth's symbol is a horned skull, and he exorts his followers to spread discord and death.
The goddess of the sun and light, Haela is thought to be the mother of all gods and represents the genesis of mortal life; she is the most widely revered god in the world of Talnera. Her symbol is a golden disc with eight rays surrounding a stylized eye. Haela teaches her followers to be kind, compassionate, and merciful and to relieve the suffering of others whenever possible.
The god of the fate and death, Houk is the North equivalent of the "Grim Reaper," hunting for the souls of those whose time has come. Houk is not evil, but he is rather unpopular except among those who wish to know the secret workings of fate. Houk's symbol is the silhouette of a howling wolf's head in profile. Houk teaches his followers to respect death and to punish hubris.
Miral is the goddess of the moon and stars, and the first daughter of the old gods. She is constant, and yet constantly changing; she is favored by lovers, tricksters, and timekeepers. Miral's symbol is a crescent moon with four stars describing the edge of the "dark side". Miral teaches her followers to enrich themselves with--and keep their minds open to--new experiences.
The genderless deity of storms, the seas, and the power of same, Raileh is the oldest god in the cosmos. Despite that status, its popularity has diminished over time and its following is now limited to a handful of clergy and coastal folk. Raileh's symbol is an octopus with arms akimbo. Raileh encourages his followers to question everything and forever test their own limits.
The regal goddess of justice, honor, and nobility was an elemental titan of old who willingly joined Raileh in his war against her god-like kin. Sylena's symbol is a greatsword with a crown encircling the upraised tip. Sylena teaches her followers to uphold the highest ideals of justice and honor, and to protect the weak from evil and oppression.
As the only god not created by Raileh but instead elevated by it, Sylena holds a special place in the pantheon, and is sometimes considered the wife of Raileh. Despite the fact that it has no known gender, most common folk assume that Raileh is masculine.
These twin deities are god and goddess of fertility and strength of breed. They are always worshipped together, for the brother and sister are joined at the hip. Their symbol is a silhouette of a bull's head, and their followers are encouraged to expand the size, strength, and influence their families and clans.
Like Raileh, The Unknowable is inhuman and impersonal. Unlike Raileh, The Unknowable and its followers appear to have an active interest in influncing the world. The Unknowable's symbols vary, but are always perverted versions of the symbols of other gods, and its followers have sinister but often inscrutable motives. Worship of the Unknowable is a relatively new phenomenon, and it does not appear in any historical texts.
The god of wild plants and animals, Verloren is credited with the virtues and vices of youth and the onset of spring, and is often regarded as Houk's opposite. His symbol is a vaguely triangular wooden mask bearing antlers. Verloren teaches his followers to protect the wild places of the world from destruction and overuse, and to purify the land of aberrations and similar filth.
Yxia is the first dragon, and goddess of beauty, art, and the arcane. Many artists, runesmiths, and kith pray to Yxia for inspiration or guidance. Her symbol is a pair of intertwined winged serpents devouring one another's tails. Yxia teaches her followers to cultivate beauty and creativity in all that they do; and to seek out lost relics, rituals, and works of art.
Like Sylena, Yxia was not created by Raileh or a lesser god. Instead, she absorbed so much elemental energiy that her evolution continued beyond that of a dragon and into godhood. When she recognized the change, she knew that she would be as much a target of her fellow dragons as any of the gods.
There are many stories about how she convinced Arak to protect her from the other gods long enough to prove her loyalty to their cause. Perhaps as a result, she is often portrayed as the wife of Arak.