Ríoghan God of:
War (2 Points), Storms (1 Point)Religion:
Ríoghan is venerated by early civilizations as the Father of all Champions, a one eyed but ever watchful God who encourages his faithful to raise shield to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and to lash out with the sword against those who are without honour. While as a God of War he of course promotes fighting, he has no interest in his warriors killing at random, those who seek his favour are encouraged to truly test their mettle against foes and beasts as mighty as they are themselves. As is the nature of war however, that his scorn is a terrible thing. While his Champions always aim to protect their own and the weak, those who go to war without the ideals of Ríoghan are nothing in his eyes, they are wicked and unfaithful. Their cities are to be torn down and destroyed, so that the faithful may spread their borders and their faith.
The head of Ríoghan's faithful is and ever has been a woman. The finest warrior woman of all his faithful will be visited in her dreams by her predecessors who will bless her as the Champion Mother and even though all men fight for her glory, it is not to aim to win her hand. For the Champion Mother of Ríoghan is to be untouched by man, for on her death she was ascend to his great hall in the heavens to be his bride and a dozen of her favoured warriors will escort her as her honour guard. The Champion Mother will then join all other brides of Ríoghan to be at the side of their God, where they may help him guide his chosen people. Their Honour Guards will feast, drink and fight with their battle brothers, preparing for the end of times when Ríoghan's great warrior host will be called for the war to end it all. AvatarsThe Hoplite
- Adorned in brass coloured armour made by metals known only to the Gods, "The Hoplite" represents organized warfare and honourable champions. No mortal can hope to compete with his grace, skill, agility and of course, his godly weapons and armour he is not un. He is happy to teach his style of war to the faithful, however such a thing will have to wait until the world is ready.
Tenerious The Dread BeastTitan of:
Fire, Death & Pestilence (1 Point each)Religion:
There is very little in terms of a "religion" floating around the titan Tenarious, but Elders whisper that he lives in the center of the world where he was locked away in ages long past.
However, the lock that binds him is the faith of man, and their deeds are the key.
It is said that when the wicked run the land and the gods are forgotten, the dread beast will be set free from his foul chambers so that he may walk the earth once more... and every breath he takes will be the death of a first born, every step a mile of burned crops. His hunger for death and destruction is endless for it is burned from his stomach before it can provide him sustenance.
I just realized, since we're basically going back to the dawn of humanity, its rather hard to establish any kind of religious history.....I had a great religious backstory thought out for Ríoghan (which will now be forward story I guess.
) That being said, what should we include? Since our initial worshipers are going to be quite primitive I imagine, how much detail/what do you want?