I voted on the set, not on the pieces. Since I have 23 votes today and nothing new to vote on (HINT), this shall be corrected.
I do like the exprssion of these deities. They are solid write ups without going into tedieous detail. However, there is nothing else to really hang anything else on to this write up. Yes he is disengaged, but what else. Still Like the set, hope to collect them all. Go to Comment
It takes time to get through them all, but they are a good pantheon. At least a sentence on the history/characteristics of the groups would be nice (there is more on history elsewhere), and a note on what exactly are the 'Other Gods'. Go to Comment
I can not believe nobody else voted ont his piece.
In addition to the linked pieces, the rest of the informaiton gives you a great summary of the deities of his world. Not enough here to use them directly, but they can serve as a framework for your own work. Go to Comment
I want to vote but I will hold off to see what kind of updates are done. This is a wonderful, deificefilled submission. There is a lot of possible ideas and content to be added.
But are you going to add a new submission for each deity or add it in like a scroll?
This Elder, young gods one, and young gods two, seem like an actual birth cycled pantheon. The original gods were around for eons and borthed their children, the first generation of gods, the same transpired with this generation... could add a lot of history and flare to this sub. Good job. Go to Comment
There is a bit of a ragnarok element to her, but nonetheless, she is more of an aide-de-camp to a potential doomsday (she doesn't want to destroy Theras. just all the mortal races). The real harbingers are the last two. :) Go to Comment
It is very detailed, and it's well put together, but...
To be perfectly honest? I've seen it all before.
World begins, world gets Big Primal Gods, Big Primal Gods make rest of the universe, Big Primal Gods make More Gods, war involving Gods, Gods make Dudes, Dudes fight a big war for Gods, so on so on. Meh.
But it's still well written, I suppose. Go to Comment
I have to agree with Cheka here. This is a wonderfully detailed submission. I have stopped and read this in sections to gather it all, or at least most of it. This is one of those time memorable ones for me. While not overly epic, it does have enough detail to sate my curiosity. Go to Comment
Bet you've never seen the primal creator gods turning on their own children and creation. ;)
Reminiscient of the titans perhaps, but there weren't the same primal forces the Elder Gods are.
You do have a point, but more one relating to virtually all mythologies. The mythological landscape of earth is so rich and varied, it's virtually impossible not to make a new one simply variations and combinations of ones done before.
My focus was not so much on originality in all aspects, as it was for generating original storylines. This myth not only gives an explanation for why orcs et al are so hated, but also gives them a real legacy - they are created from the real creator gods, not the 'wannabees' (as orcs would see it) who have supplanted them.
I also like the fact that there are races and spirits (and possible, a few beings still alive in Éran today) that are older than the gods and who abide by a different celestial order than the ones the young gods have made.
You may also note (or at least, you will as my 'gods of éran' codex develops), there are no traditional 'gods of darkness', except perhaps Tarun who is a fairly minor deity. The real threats and those who fill the role normally filled by 'god of annihilation and destruction - mwhuahahaha' are the elder gods, who are not evil by nature, but simply because their cosmic aims, on a cosmic scale fairly neutral, are in grand opposition to all life on Theras.
anyway, just a few of the thoughts behind the idea. Perhaps I should as a general rule post a commentary right after the post, explaining my thinking. I want to share those as much as the finished product. :-D Go to Comment