Adventure Quest Gods Guide by ArchMagus Orodalf
Table of Contents [ERA]
??Table of Contents [ERA]
??The Elemental Lords [AST]
??Lesser Gods [RSH]
??Caelestian Deities [ADO]
??The Dhe Ehm [BLA]
The Gods are group of powerful divine characters that shaped, are shaping, and will shape Lore and other universes, multiverses, etc. They have powers far beyond those we hold. As it is described here:
Fighting one of Lore?s deities/demigods [?] would be akin to having a level 0 character fight Void Nightbane. The battle would be over before it started.
In any case, this guide is an attempt to organize the multifarious Gods that have shown their faces in-game.
To begin to understand the Gods, one must consider how they are organized. According to Falerin, they have several rankings (which are here organized from greatest to least):
Dhe Ehmn ? The Dhe Ehmn are classed entities that have realized their potential (unrealized Dhe Ehmn class entities would in fact be as weak as a normal human being); they are the creators of the game.
Extra Greater Powers ? Lore?s Pantheon of Gods has no Extra Greater Powers, but Eldron and Falerin can be classed here.
Greater Powers ? Lorithia and The?Galin the Devourer
Intermediate Powers ? ???
Lesser Powers ? The Elemental Lords are Lesser Powers.
Demipowers ? War, Death, Pestilence, Famine, Balance, Destruction, Creation, Chaos, Order, Serenia, Kethorat, and others.
Near Demipowers/Avatar ? Carnage, Mayhem, Panic, and the DragonFable Elemental Avatar (Temblor, Khazri, Fiamme, Celeritas, Voidstar, Haeos, Neso, and Kyanos)
Normal Human Beings ? Self-explanatory.
The Gods mentioned below have been placed next to their classes above.
The Elemental Lords [AST]
The Elemental Lords are the Eight Lesser Powers that govern the Elements. Contrary to popular belief, these deities are not constantly at war; that was a lie spread by Xilar (communicant to The?Galin and Avatar of Omega) to invoke Division and Chaos among the Lorians.
In WarpForce, more of the nature of the Lords is revealed. At the creation of each new world, Avatars of the Eight gather with their moon-sized Engine of Creation, which channels the Elemental powers of the Lords and creates the matter of the new world. Each world has a different set of Avatars to create it.
There are many Avatars of the Elemental Lords. Above, two sets of Avatars are depicted; the picture in space depicts the Avatars of a world in the Cryptic Veil. The other depicts the Avatars of DragonFable?s Lore. Another important set of Avatars is the set of ?Avatar? that were stressed in the Devourer Saga. These Avatar are Avatars of a different sort. They are the leaders of the ?Faceless,? reptilian therianthropes that have the power of the Lords and help in fighting the Devourer. Life, Death, Peace, War, Lies, Truth, Eternal, and Transient are their names, representing Light, Darkness, Ice, Fire, Water, Earth, Energy, and Wind. These Avatars inhabit Tralin (Life), Peace (Twig, possibly Twang), Mercuria (War), Danail (Lies), Kaliope (Truth), and Celestra (Transient). Previous Avatars include Edward (Death), Balius (Death), Riona (Lies), Cenara (Death), Maxwell (Truth), and Garavin (Eternal). In the future, Lies will inhabit Anna and Truth Makkisar. Other Avatars of the Lords are less well-known/seen in-game; the major known Avatars are those of the Light Lord. Giliara, Commander Paladin, and Cagliari Lux are examples of these. Other avatars include beings like the ?Sentinels? (like Nalu, Sentinel of the Water Realm, or Garom Kachare, Prime Sentinel of the Light Lord) and beings like the Lightbringers (who were called ?demigoddesses? by Lucius, leader of Clan Lucian).
Several Communicants of the Lords also exist. Giliara was a Communicant of the Lord of Light (he has been replaced by Diviara), Myr is a Communicant of the Darkness Lord, the governor of the K?eld on Deren (Lord Darin) and Cerin are Communicants of the Water Lord.
Notes: Several monsters in-game are described to be one or another of the Lords Avatars; examples include Fuuryoku and Aquus.
Cultural Notes: Drakel are forbidden from aligning with an Elemental Deity, for doing so is said to bring on Uncreation. Elsewhere, however, there are many temples to the Lords.
Lorithia is the Goddess and Mother of Creation, also known to the Drakel as the ?Spirit Lord?. She is a deity created by the Dhe Ehm who, in turn, created Lore. Lorithia believes firmly in free will, and says that, on the whole, Creation was basically good and worthy of continuing, despite The?Galin saying that Division was a large problem. Lorithia will not violate free will, for Creation is pointless without it. The Lords follow this viewpoint.
There are a few known Avatars of Lorithia. One is an Avatar like the Faceless leaders mentioned above (but is not a Faceless). This is Hope. Another was Lauren, Lorithia?s form when she first met and fell in love with The?Galin. Her (only) Communicant is Tralin, who is also King of Deren.
In terms of her function: Lorithia notes the manifestation of the Engine of Creation, passing on its locations to the Elemental Lords, who then use it to create a new world where the Engine deems it necessary.
Born to his father, Galian, on the continent of Inilar, The?Galin is the Greater Power of Uncreation (His public name was Aledrin? in the society in which The?Galin lived, if birth names were given, power was exchanged). The?Galin from his humble beginnings was a caring man, setting up an orphanage for the children of Inilar. Through this job, The?Galin met Lorithia?s avatar, Lauren. The two fell in love, and Lorithia eventually bestowed Godhood upon him. To him was given the duty of testing worlds, traveling through the Multiverse to check for Division and Chaos, Uncreating those he deems too Chaotic.
As with the Lords and Lorithia, there is an Avatar that has the power of The?Galin. This Avatar is Omega. Omega has manifested in Xilar and Ryuusei Cartwright (aka Robert Twain).
On the Network: The Network is a body of the agents of the Devourer that travels with the Devourer to sow Chaos and Division. The?Galin detests their kind, for they represent that which he hates most in the world. However, they are kept near him because he feels that they need him more than anyone else.
On the Network (Special part): There are four leaders in the Network that had their own agenda: Jarik Z?kaa, Z29K, Queen Naaseria, and Dark Madder. These Network agents are those fought in the WarpForce expansion.
Reading the Journal of the Uncreator would be instructive if you wish to know about The?Galin?s history.
Lesser Gods [RSH]
Loco is Lore?s demipower of mischief and fortune. Around five thousand years ago, Loco nearly started a God war by pulling a prank on Baldric. To avoid a devastating god war, the Elemental Lords sealed Loco away in a Moon. Every April 1 (April Fools Day), Loco?s place of imprisonment comes close to Lore, letting him wreak havoc and mayhem around this time. (Loco is not, in any way, related to Loco Strongarm, Caelestia deity of War.) Look under Seasonal Events for Loco?s escapades.
The Four Riders
The Four Riders, also known as The Endbringers, The Apocalypse, and The Four Horsemen, are a set of four demipowers that rule over the four aspects of Famine, Pestilence, War, and Death. Performing acts that their names suggest gives them more power. Specifically, the BURP Wars give power to Famine and Pestilence, spreading disease gives power to Pestilence, wars give power to War, and the act of dying gives power to Death (and, in fact, Death lets pretty much everybody that dies go, giving him more power as they die again). Together, they balance Lore; presumably, they all have opposites.
Famine: Famine is Serenia?s ?brother,? and his name is Adel Gozamiento (which, without the space, means ?thinning? in a Terran dialect known as ?Spanish?). He balances Lore by succeeding Fertility in years that he must; in other years, his sister succeeds Fertility. Famine seems to be the Rider that least wants to act to destroy.
Pestilence: Pestilence is behind all of the plagues and diseases that exist in Lore. For example, Pestilence once created the ?Harmonic Plague,? or the ?Black Deaf.? He worked with Famine to create (and pressured him into) the BURP Wars, taking champions like BlackWhisker, the Seekrat, and the Pied Burper.
War: War was behind much of the fighting between the Dracomancers and Dragonslayers, using one of his Avatars, Jalek, aka the Dragon King, to cause fighting between them. His other Avatars, Mayhem and Carnage, worked to bring War into the realm. He was eventually thrust out of Lore by the Avatars of Limkragg and Ser?Mathis.
Death: It would seem that Death is the strongest of the Four, due to the excessive number of deaths on Lore. He has yet to show his full manifestation on Lore; we have only seen two of his Avatars, Death and The Reaper.
The Five Draconic Avatars
There are Five aspects in LORE that are represented by Draconic, rather than humanoid, demipowers, namely those of Chaos, Order, Destruction, Creation, and Balance. They are not often worshipped by humans; their greatest following is among the Vartai. The Vartai celebrate four great holidays around the year dedicated to the Draconic Avatars ? at the start of spring, there is a festival for Creation, at the start of summer, there is a festival for Order, at the start of autumn, there is a festival for Chaos, and at the start of winter, there is a festival for Destruction.
Balance is Limkragg, and Cyrus is his Avatar. Ser?Mathis, Draconic Demipower of Destruction, has chosen Xerxes as his Avatar. Nava, too, is an Avatar of one of the Dragons; of which, it is not known. It is possible that Sheila and Gaspar, too, are Avatars.
Kethorat is an ascended Demipower? like Falerin, Eldron, and The?Galin, he existed as a mortal before becoming a deity. Little is currently known, aside from the fact that one can currently call upon his powers as a Dracomancer.
Serenia is the Demipower of the Harvest and appears once a year (around the time Terrans call Thanksgiving) and flies over the world of LORE to restore the fields to their former beauty. Lorians must give offerings of crops and plants to her so that she may bless the harvest, and ensure that there is enough food for the winter. She is Famine?s ?sister,? and succeeds Fertility in years in which the seed takes root and grows.
Fertility is a Demipower keeps the fields of Lore fertile and green. Fertility hasn?t much of a presence in-game; a brief mention of Myrakul Grao, one of Its Avatars, is about all that was mentioned.
Even less mentioned than Fertility is Sylvanus, a Draconic Demipower of the Plant Kingdom. At the Harvest Festival, Tendral, one of his Avatars, tells us that Sylvanus offers the inspiration and guidance that lets plants grow.
Caelestian Deities [ADO]
History of Caelestia
Therlion the Mad was the original Creator of Caelestia. He used his powers to create the plane and shape it to his will, but he did not stock it with life. Afterward, he went to sleep ?under a nearby rock? for 99998376 years, 8 months, 12 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes, and 2.706 seconds. Other deities from other worlds expanded their own power by colonizing Caelestia. When Therlion woke, he found the world not to his liking and manifested three Avatars to attempt to balance the world: the Man in White (pure Good), the Man in Black (pure Evil), and the Man in Gray/Red (Balanced).
This was a very bad idea.
The Man in Black, Evil and disrespectful of his Creator?s wishes, attempted to usurp the Creator?s position by causing numerous Caelestian and God Wars. At the conclusion, all of the previous Gods of Caelestia were ousted and the Man in Black was imprisoned in a demiplane, as he had gathered too much power to be dismissed.
The world itself was placed under the charge of four Greater Powers: Oxalis, Chrysalia, Aslyn, and Prometheus, who were in charge of Death, Life and Healing, Magic, and Creation and Innovation, respectively.
The extra-dimensional affairs of the world, on the other hand, were placed under the control of the Farpoint, a directive to prevent the influence of extra-Caelestian deities that had mucked up the world to begin with. The Farpoint consisted of Mariel the Hermit, Serian, Falerin (see below), and Eldron (see below), Extra Greater Powers of Chaos, Law, Evil, and Good, respectively.
Finally, Therlion was relegated to the position of Demipower of Diversity.
The Farpoint maintained its power for ages, keeping their enemies in the Prison of Ages (later broken) and tightening the borders of Caelestia so that only those with the Farpoint?s permission could enter. Eventually, the borders and other rules (like those prohibiting chronomancy) were relaxed to allow the Good Dhe Ehm to attempt to shape the world for the better.
Falerin is the Loremaster of Lore and the Caelestian Extra Greater Power of Evil. His symbol is a spider clutching a ten-sided gem.
Falerin is, however, an ascended deity; he did not have his position to begin with. He started out as an apprentice to Dralen Ath, magepriest to the Spider Goddess Lolth, who had a portfolio both in Caelestia and another world, Toril. Dralen planned on taking Lolth?s position by combining his power with that of some of the gods of Toril to kill the Goddess. Falerin betrayed Dralen?s plan to Lolth, who then gave Dralen?s position to Falerin. Falerin eventually ascended to the rank of Demipower, and then worked with other Caelestian powers to oust Lolth. Falerin was then given the position of God of Evil.
Falerin has many Avatars; several are Falerin, TheTraveller, TheSojurner, Arden, and Lanfir? Dupre. The Falerin Ardendor seen on Lore is actually Falerin directly.
After Seth Cay Dhows?s actions on Lore, Falerin died. After his death, Dhows took control of the fragment of Falerin controlling his body, known as ?Ardendor? to distinguish from Falerin?s true intentions. Even now, he fights for incorporation.
Eldron is the Caelestian Extra Greater Power of Good. Eldron, like Falerin, is an ascended deity. The exact details were never fully explained, though it seemed that Eldron as a Grey Elf, son of the King Mythron, was destined to become a God of Good.
Caliban is an Avatar of Eldron the Good. The ?Eldron the Good? seen on Lore and in Falerin?s Domicile is Eldron directly. He is often found with his familiar Keeshish on his shoulder, who is not merely an owl, but a powerful dragon ? ?Keeshish? means ?little dragon.?
Who is this fellow? He seems to be an Eldron-analogue native to an ?E Continuum? that wields incredible ?E?-lemental Powers that seem to surpass Falerin?s power.
The Dhe Ehm [BLA]
The Dhe Ehm are the highest class of deity. Not much is known about them excepting what the Dhe Ehm William has been kind enough to reveal. What he has revealed is below (via Naysh):
Players are Dhe Ehmn too? You in the real world direct your characters. So all of the characters have the same dhe ehmn and while they may be totally unrelated in this reality in the prime reality they are related through you.
An ascended Dhe Ehmn is not a fanboi it can be a god or even a mortal that somehow manages to be boosted to another level on the tree. This can have untoward affects. It is unlikely we will ever fully explore this in game though Falerin makes tongue in cheek reference to it.
On Caelestia, there are several lesser Dhe Ehmn, who are very powerful because they come from a reality more prime than Caelestia but they are NOT prime dhe ehmn. Arguably Falerin is in fact more powerful then most of them, and even when he is not more powerful he is more knowledgeable.
All of these Dhe Ehmn are themselves under a prime Dhe Ehmn, many of them are under Me.
Dhe Ehmn is in fact a word of comparison. If a world was less prime then Lore. Lorians would in fact be Dhe Ehmn compared to them.
There is a story written by Eldron and I in an older zardian issue that references a visit from a more Prime Terra to caelestia of two young boys who are Dhe Ehmn prophesied to come. The story does not spell it out for you but it indicates it.
Just coming from a higher reality does not make one powerful though you still are a Dhe Ehmn. To get power, you need to learn to use your potential. A real world analogy might be that I can have the potential to be a powerful world leader but if I never enter politics that potential will never be realized. Or a young man might have had the potential to be a star athlete but is hit by a car and breaks his leg and thus never realizes that potential?
Not all Terra?s are more prime. The Terra, that Galrick is on is at the same level as Lore and Caelestia. Likewise the Terra that Ryuusei grew up on? pretending to be native.
It gets complicated unto headache inducing levels.
Anyway the link above directly mentions the Dhe Ehmn and even explains them in more detail but never tells the boys that they apparently are Dhe Ehmn.
A lot of credit has to go to ZeltanX, whose Guide has helped tremendously. Sierra_Nocturne helped with the information about The Network needing The?Galin. ZzlzhtT approved it and suggested formatting. Stephen Nix, Ninja Paladin, Spidercliff, Suikoman444, and aNyThInG submitted the Pedia Pictures. Bennybugnz told me to remove the ?(speculated)? from Twig. Genoclysm and alabama_pitty reminded me to add the 9 Demipowers that I missed. Genoclysm also reminded me to add that Falerin and Eldron are both worshipped on Celaestia, and that Diviara took his brother?s place, Myr is a Communicant of the Darkness Lord, and that the Governor of the Keld on Deren is a communicant of the Water Lord. Thanks to feral_john for information about Fuuryoku and EverestAllure for a correction about the Lords. Thanks to Naysh for a quote regarding the Dhe Ehm. Thanks to Dwelling Dragonlord for information regarding Ser?Mathis.
Frequently Asked Questions [NGER]
Q. What is an Avatar? I heard about them in the Devourer Saga, but what are they?
A. There are two types of Avatar. One type are the ones mentioned in the guide, the real-world manifestations of Gods and Demipower. The other type are the leaders of the Annunaki, named Eternal, Transient, War, Peace, Truth, Lies, Death, and Life.
Q. Who is Myr?
A. He, as you can see above, is the Communicant of the Darkness Lord, but has not yet appeared in-game.
Now that you know about the Gods of LORE, onward! Battle On!