Saivryth and the Two God System

The first thing any one says when they look at the list of Gods for Saivryth, is “Good Lord, that’s a lot of Gods….”  Yes, it is.   When you think about it we have religions that have a huge variety of gods in their pantheons.  The ancient Egyptian, the Norse, and the Greek pantheons are just a few examples of some of those religions.   When I created the pantheon for Saivryth, I wanted to emulate some of the aspects of what life would be like in a world with so many gods in them.   The fact that there is practically a god for everything on Saivryth, well that was just fun trying to create them and have them make sense in a daily life.

The next step was to break them down so that they could be separated into Good, Evil and Neutral aspects.  It was actually fun trying to create a list that basically not only gave a comprehensive set of gods, but that would span all three spheres.  I mean where do you put a god or goddess of healing?  Is it a God of Good or a God of Neutrality?  Or even better a God of War?  I mean, War is not pleasant, or even acceptable sometimes to solve a situation.  But it is needed, so I created six of them.  That’s right six, because in most societies, Battle is glorified and considered to be an honorable death.  Where as War is a solution to a problem, or a means to an end.  But Slaughter, well that is just wrong and should be avoided at all cost, because that is just wanton killing of innocents.  So I created six different Gods of War, I have two gods of Battle for the Gods of Good, two Gods of War for the Gods of Neutrality, and two Gods of Slaughter for the Gods of Evil.  It worked.  I then tried to do similar break downs across the board.

Then came the next thought, why two of each?  Mostly because I wanted to have fun with it.  But over the years, I have expressed the thought that what one god or goddess may miss another can catch, in the way of prayers or worship.  And of course the original system for Saivryth was broken down where the ‘Lesser’ God or in this case the Demi God, would represent or be the intermediary between the Mortals and the Greater God.   Of course this wasn’t always perfect, which was why the Gods of Saivryth have a slight Greek feel to them, in that some times they like to play on the Mortal Plain and go adventuring.  So sometimes the Greater God would go wandering the Mortal Plain and declare themselves the Demi God, mostly because they can.  Which then created a whole new set of dynamics, as now you have a world populace that thinks the Demi God is the Greater God.  And the Greater God is the Demi God.  Which from a gaming stand point is just brilliant.  Especially, when some of the Gods get killed off due to Celestial Wars or the random high powered God Slayer. Because now you have new God like beings who are born to replace the Gods that have perished.  So now you have a whole populace on a world that has to learn how to integrate the new aspects of their God and still channel the prayers correctly, without busting the spheres of influence that are Good, Evil, and Neutrality.

Then there is the other fun part, which is your independent hard headed Celestial Being, that stands out as a character in the world, who loves to create havoc, by representing herself or himself as a God and refuses to let another God or Goddess stand in for them.  Or even better, the world is so ancient, that the Celestial Beings after all this time are very uniquely distinctive on their own and stand out as representatives of their chosen aspect or sphere.

Now, that you have all of these Celestial Beings created and listed out, the next step is to decide are any of them Racial Gods for your various races or are you going to wing it and create Racial Gods too?  And what about Elemental Beings?  Do you create those too?  I decided to go for broke.  I created all of the above.  And then to make things even more entertaining, there are Gods from the Spheres of Influence that are also Racial Gods.  Went to all that trouble why not have some of them do double duty?

Trying to keep up with it all and make it into sense for some one to follow is always fun.  To get a good look at all the various Celestial Beings on Saivryth, take a wander over to the website and see them listed here,  http://saivryth.org/deities.htm

RGM

Saidryn here,

I’m taking a few moments to myself, playing with Dani’s terminal, while the wife is spending time with the baby.

Things are so not quiet right now over on the home front.  I have new gods, excuse me, Old Gods running around doing who knows what.  I found one of them, but I’m not exactly sure where the other one is.  I have to go looking for him.   I would send the son in law to go snooping, but he’s dealing with a Death Knight and a curse on priests and paladins of Justice of all things.  I am contemplating letting the Old Fool know what is going on, but I’m not exactly talking to him right now.  Something about changing time lines and knowing that these two particular old gods were out and about, and not telling me about it.

Honestly, I got a good look at the female Beta Balance and almost freaked.  She’s so old, I have no idea how I am going to handle her.  And she happens to be completely insane on top of it all.  Right now she has latched on to Prince Jessyl’s little band of misfits sorting out his throne on Tolnia.  Which is just fine with me, gives me a chance to plan out what I am going to do about her.  I’m not too worried about her at the moment, okay I am a lot worried about her at the moment, but my granddaughter Serrya and that Witch, Lylliah Ahliioryn seem to have things in hand.

As for that Death Knight situation, I know the Justice Brats, along with my son in law and his brothers have things in hand, but I really hate Fallen Arch Mages.  They tend to muck things up pretty good.  I’ll do my best to keep an eye on things, as they progress.

Oh well, guess I have to scoot, before Dani finds out i hijacked her terminal for this….

Saidryn Ornalithian,

Saivryth Gate Keeper, Lord of the Gods (I know I got conned into that one, still haven’t figured out how to get out of it.)

Saivryth.org

I guess the best place to start is to post a link on here to the Website so that people can follow along.  I will figure out how to get a link set up for people to just jump to the site.  You can find most of the background stuff for Saivryth at http://www.saivryth.org.  This is the home site, which has lots of neat nifty links to various pages with Art Work by my wonderful husband, Brian.

have fun and go explore.

RGM

Welcome to the World of Saivryth, watch out for the BPFS

Welcome to the first post in the Saivryth Blog.

Here are some things you can look forward too in upcoming posts:

Running dialogues with some of the Saivryth Characters.

Snippets of world information that is not on the website.

Snatches of stories from various points in the History of the World of Saivryth.

Basically, RGM needs to clear out her head of all the fun things she has created over the many years for this world.  And she needed a place to put it all so that it’s not forgotten.

So let’s start with the BPFS..AKA the Big Pink Fluffy Sign:  Welcome to the world of Saivryth, things get crazy around here.  This can be a very dark messed up world, so enter at your own risk.

RGM