Deities of Toril

The roles of the deities and the hierarchy they inhabit have changed many times over the millennia. The only certainty is that they will change again. The gods of Faerûn come in many forms and varying degrees of power and influence, but certain restrictions apply to all.

Life and Death

Though deities are immortal, they can be killed, and though they are eternal, they can be created. Over the long history of the cosmos, many beings have ascended to godhood, and just as many have fallen away from the memory of mortals. Other deities, such as Lolth, have undergone extraordinary transformations, changing their own nature, the nature of their home plane, and the fabric of their worship.


It's exceedingly rare for gods to physically manifest. Still, they can appear in the world as avatars and thereby interact—often in disguise—with their mortal followers. A deity can take whatever form is desired. He or she might appear as a human to humans, an elf to elves, and so on, even taking on a completely separate persona to worshipers of different races. Still, most gods have favored personas that remain relatively constant.

Priests and Lay Worshipers

Priests are mortals who have dedicated their lives to the service of a specific deity. They tend to share an alignment with their god, but that isn't required. Priests sometimes adjust their devotion as they grow more powerful. They worship an exarch at heroic levels, a god at paragon levels, and a greater god at epic levels. Others gravitate to a greater god, or serve deities that have no exarchs at all. Lay worshipers can swear fealty to a patron deity, and some Faerûnians do so for selfish ends (merchants who worship Waukeen, for instance, or sages who revere Oghma). Most common folk, however, are more egalitarian in their faith. They invoke several different divine beings over the course of a day, asking Tymora for luck, beseeching Auril for a break in a blizzard, or seeking Sune's favor with a matter of the heart.


The Hidden One

Standing outside the divine hierarchy, and outside the cosmos, is the mysterious Ao. Thought by some to be the creator of the cosmos, his might is unimaginable. He is the judge of the deities, and the one power whom even the greater gods fear. Ao exists beyond the concept of alignment or worship. He serves no one, and no one serves him. Instead he watches all, sees all, and judges all. No mortal worships Ao. Any sects that spring up, based on fragmented legends and unreliable lore, disappear quickly. No legitimate priests of Ao exist in Toril.

Greater Gods

Eighteen greater gods compete for the attention of worshipers.



The Keeper of the Yellow Sun
Lawful Good Greater God

Amaunator is the reincarnated deity of the sun, the timekeeper of the gods. Though some say he died, he actually transformed into Lathander, and was worshiped under that name for centuries before finally reclaiming both his name and his mission. He causes the sun to burn and sets its course across the sky, giving rise to the celestial clock by which all time is measured. All who benefit from the accurate keeping of clocks and calendars—such as farmers, merchants, and nomads who follow the seasons—revere Amaunator. He is also favored by those mortals who respect the law and find comfort in predictability. Amaunatori are rigid and traditional in the worship of their deity, and little variety exists between different sects. His priests, the sunlords, offer their services as judges and administrators. Their most solemn observances are reserved for the day of the summer solstice.



Supreme Master of the Nine Hells
Evil Greater God

An ancient deity turned archdevil, the Lord of Nessus longed for untold millennia to reclaim his godhood. The destruction of Dweomerheart sent the dying Azuth (a patron deity of mages) into Asmodeus’s fiery domain. The archdevil killed him and consumed his divine essence. He then ended the Blood War by pushing the Abyss to the bottom of the Elemental Chaos. Asmodeus is the unquestioned master of the Nine Hells, served by the eight archdevils, armies upon armies of lesser devils, and an ever-growing cadre of mortal worshipers. Priests who serve Asmodeus, known as the mordai, seek to pervert anyone who succumbs to greed and impatience. His sect observes no holy days; service is expected on a continuous basis. Asmodeus can be a charismatic and generous deity, quick to reward anyone who is willing to sign away his soul. After death, the damned are enslaved for eternity to their fiendish god’s dark designs.



The Black Lord
Evil Greater God

Thought to have been destroyed forever during the Time of Troubles, Bane returned to life in 1372 DR and continued his mission to dominate every mortal soul on Toril. The Black Lord of Banehold is the embodiment of tyranny. Bane's lust for power doesn't stop at the mystical walls that separate the world from the heartless gray hellscape of Banehold. Bane also seeks lordship over other deities, and he has killed and absorbed the essence and followers of numerous divine beings. He has drawn others into his command, including the goblin deities Maglubiyet and Hruggek and his consort, the twisted goddess Loviatar. Banite priests are expected to strive constantly for dominance over those around them. No holy days are observed in Bane’s name, and the god scorns invocations that are not accompanied by proof of temporal power over others. When a mortal swears fealty to Bane, that service is absolute.



The Great Mother
Lawful Good Greater Goddess

Chauntea is among the oldest of the deities, having been present at the creation of Abeir-Toril, infusing the twin worlds with the essence of life. She holds sway not so much over the natural world, but over the way in which sentient mortals interact with the world. The Great Mother is revered by any who depend on the land for their livelihood. A kindly mistress, she ensures healthy harvests to those who treat the tilled earth with the respect she demands. Chauntean priests pray to the Great Mother at sunset. For her favor, she asks that her faithful spend every effort preserving the natural cycle of growth and harvest. The devoted are divided into two sects: the pastorals, who minister to farmers and villagers, and the true shapers, solitary druids who find truth in the wild lands yet to be tamed.



First of the Seldarine
Good Greater God

Legends of the epic battles between Corellon (sometimes called Corellon Larethian) and Gruumsh are the most repeated in the history of Toril. During that great struggle, the eladrin were born of Corellon's blood. He is the benevolent ruler of Arvandor and the leader of the Seldarine ("the fellowship of brothers and sisters of the wood"), god and exarchs who embody the eladrin's proud and ancient traditions. Though he is a skilled warrior, it is his love of the eladrin and their great works of magic and beauty that inspires Corellon. That inspiration is returned to his people a thousandfold. Corellon's feywardens are charged with protecting the traditions and works of their race. They turn aside political power, acting as advisors to the kings and queens of the elven realms. The holiest day for Corellites is Shieldmeet, but every month they gather under the crescent moon to observe Lateu'quor, the Forest Communion of the Crescent Moon, praising their deity with a multitude of beautiful works.



Prince of Lies
Chaotic Evil Greater God

The mad god of strife and lies, Cyric is chaos incarnate. He is reviled by his fellow deities, who have time and again intervened to stop his destructive flights of fancy. When he murdered Mystra in the Year of Blue Fire (1385 DR), the entire plane of Dweomerheart exploded, and the resulting Spellplague ravaged the cosmos. Tyr, Lathander, and Sune united to imprison him in his nightmarish playhouse of a plane, the Supreme Throne, where he remains to this day, alone and increasingly insane. Cyricists, inspired by the lunatic clergy who call themselves strifeleaders, spread chaos, destruction, and insanity wherever they go. Few can understand what vile disease of the mind could bring a mortal to serve such a deity in the first place, but where his worship takes hold, only misery follows. His wild rantings are inscribed in The Cyrinishad, a tome of ever-changing text that drives any who read it hopelessly mad.



That Which Lurks
Chaotic Evil Greater God

Ghaunadaur was once worshiped by drow and coexisted with Lolth when the Abyss held the Demonweb Pits. Not long after the Spider Queen transformed into a greater god, she arranged for Ghaunadaur's drow followers to forget him. That Which Lurks, having watched the rest of the drow deities die in their struggle against Lolth, knew enough to slink away into the darkest corner of the cosmos he could find. In the Dismal Caverns, Ghaunadaur's power grew. He has come to rule the lowest forms of sentience: the oozes, slimes, and abominations. Ghaunadaur revels in the suffering of all forms of life, and in the feel of flesh consumed by acid. He is revered by incredibly ancient creatures, including the terrifying abominations of the Abolethic Sovereignty. His priests are unbound by holy days or scripture, compelled only to destroy and consume in the name of their hateful master.



The One-Eyed God
Chaotic Evil Greater God

Gruumsh's influence has flourished in recent decades with the growth of the orc population, and as other humanoids have come under his sway. His recent triumphs include putting the orc pantheon and other minor deities of the savage races under his thumb. Though Gruumans maintain that their god was born with one eye, the eladrin assert that he lost an eye in combat with Corellon. The two divine powers have fought countless times, and they remain the bitterest of enemies. Gruumsh is a god of conquest, driving his savage multitudes to expand their power by whatever brutal means they wish. His shamans advise chiefs and warmongers to raid, kill, and conquer. The last day of Marpenoth, which Gruumans call Gharfek'taaz ("Feast of the Bloodied Stones"), commemorates Gruumsh's ascendancy as the master of Nishrek. On this day, new shamans are ordained in a bloody orgy of torture and sacrifice.



Lord of the Dead
Unaligned Greater God

Kelemvor presides over the passage from life to death with a firm hand and a steady grace. He is deeply earnest in his role as the Judge of the Damned, having set himself above the push and pull of law and chaos, good and evil. He takes each soul as it comes, preaching only the natural inevitability of its transition from one world to the next. Because of Kelemvor's deep respect for both life and death, the undead enrage him. His priests are tireless opponents of the necromantic arts. Families who lose a loved one are comforted by Kelemvor's doomguides, who counsel the bereaved with a gentle understanding and a simple philosophy that with light there must be darkness, with day there must be night, with life there must be death. Shieldmeet and the Feast of the Moon are set aside as days of remembrance, when doomguides seek the counsel of the dead.



Queen of the Demonweb Pits
Chaotic Evil Greater Goddess

The Spider Queen sits alone in the Demonweb Pits, presiding over the drow and their manifold schemes and betrayals. She revels in blood, hungers for sacrifice, and toys with worshipers and victims alike. Hers is a cold cruelty born of the blackest pits in the endless Abyss. Lolth exists on her home plane in the form of seven monstrous spiders and one beautiful drow maiden. She took these forms when, through the force of her own horrific will, she transformed into the greater goddess she is today. Lolth appears to her worshipers from time to time, but never because she is summoned. Lolth serves no one, and she demands absolute fealty from all drow, though only females can serve her as arachne. Males are considered unclean, if occasionally necessary. Still, if one turns his back on her, she takes vengeful notice.



The Soul Forger
Lawful Good Greater God

The All-Father forged the dwarf people from gems and precious metals in a furnace at the heart of the world, and imbued them with unflagging courage and a tireless work ethic. He is the undisputed King of Dwarfhome, where he leads the Moradinsamman, a fiercely loyal cadre of gods and exarchs. His faithful wife Berronar Truesilver is most often found at his side. Virtually incapable of compromise, stern and unforgiving, Moradin is a tireless champion of dwarven values, unafraid even in the face of other deities. More than once the Moradinsamman have marched across the cosmos at the command of their king. Priests of Moradin are drawn from the finest dwarven clans. They inspire their comrades to stand firm against insurmountable odds. Their ability to invoke a battle frenzy in their fellow dwarves is renowned. Different clans develop their own traditions and days of holy obligation. When dwarves take to their "holy water" (what a human would call a very good pint of beer), drunken arguments over who's more in their deity's favor invariably lead to a little goodnatured brawling.



The Binder of What Is Known
Unaligned Greater God

The deity of knowledge is the judge of ideas and innovations, deciding what will be passed down and what will be forgotten. This is a responsibility that Oghma takes seriously, despite his outwardly carefree demeanor. Oghma thrives on ideas. He cannot abide the stifling of an original thought, no matter what might come of it, good or ill. It is for him to decide if a concept is carried forward from its originator, and he is protective of that power. When Oghma's Chosen, Grand Patriarch Cullen Kordamant, disappeared more than 120 years ago, his faith was split between two major factions—Procampur's Orthodox Church of Oghma and the Oghmanyte Church in Exile, formerly of Sembia but now Cormyrian. Orthodox priests are known as lorekeepers; the Oghmanytes call themselves namers. Both maintain expansive libraries and greedily pursue written texts and oral histories from across Toril.



The Moonmaiden
Good Greater Goddess

Together with her sister Shar, Selûne created Abeir-Toril from the cosmic ether and assisted Chauntea as she blessed the twin worlds with life. She has infused her spirit into the moon and forever looks down on the world she helped create. Selûne's influence on Toril is felt in the ebb and flow of the tides and in the comforting silver glow of a moonlit night. She brings light to darkness, holding back the tide of evil embodied by her shadowy sister. Mostly female, the Selûnite priests known as silverstars administer to their flocks with patience and compassion, letting all know that "anywhere the full moon shines is the place for Selûne." Silverstars are particularly interested in combating the dark side of lycanthropy. They wander Toril in search of werecreatures, hoping to aid them in maintaining or regaining control, or destroying those who have allowed their humanity to be overwhelmed by their affliction.



Mistress of the Night
Evil Greater Goddess

As old as the cosmos, Shar is one of the twin deities who created the world, bringing order out of Ao's primordial chaos. The balance to her sister's loving grace, Shar resides in the deepest shadows, nurturing the secret hatreds, the unnatural desires, and the lust for revenge that reside in the black corners of the mortal heart. Her worshipers wield great power over other mortals and have worked their way into the highest governing ranks of countless realms. In the Empire of Netheril, allegiance to Shar, and Shar alone, carries the weight of law. Her nightcloaks form their own cells from what scraps of secret lore they can find. Temples of Shar practice devotion to her in wildly varying ways. Often the presence of a temple is revealed only to a small inner circle of lay initiates who are tasked with spreading Shar's whispered dogma in their own way.



The Forest Father
Unaligned Greater God

The protector of the wild places, Silvanus is often seen as the deity of angry and vengeful druids who value the life of a tree over the life of a person. In fact, Silvanus teaches his followers to value all life. Still, his influence can be properly interpreted either as a wholesome respect for the natural world, or as a threat to the livelihood of expanding civilizations. Druids of Silvanus say their prayers at sundown and set aside the days of Greengrass, Midsummer, and Highharvestide for meditation and communion with their deity and his affiliated powers. Seemingly at whim, Silvanus brings the natural world to sentient life, with streams finding their own courses and trees uprooting to walk around. This event, known as the Night the Forest Walks, can be localized or global in effect, entirely dependent on the unknowable desires of the Treefather. Silvanus teaches his druids to watch from the protection of the woods, not to judge too quickly, and to preserve the balance of life and death, growth and decay.



The Lady of Love
Good Greater Goddess

The deity of love takes many forms, including that of Hanali Celanil, long worshiped as a goddess by the eladrin. She is the mistress of all that is beautiful and thrives on the most tender of emotions. Many deities, from Amaunator to Torm, have become smitten with the goddess of love, but she remains aloof (though flirtatious), reserving her love for the mortals who revere her name. The worship of Sune is prevalent in cities and among the aristocracy, where people have the time to give proper attention to values such as romantic love and the preservation of beauty. Numbering eight females for every male, Sune's heartwarders are among the most beautiful humans, eladrin, and half-elves on Toril. Their informal hierarchy is loosely controlled by the most charismatic of the local priests. Her temples are monuments to the architectural arts, and her followers are asked to demonstrate love through an unselfish act every day.



The Foehammer
Unaligned Greater God

The Lord of Warrior's Rest favors both sides in any conflict with equal measure as long as both are sworn to victory. He is the patron of warriors of all stripes—from the lowliest man-at-arms to the mightiest commander. For Tempus, war is a force of nature that must be respected for its power to remake civilizations. Hardly a soldier on the face of Toril fails to lift his or her voice in prayer to Tempus on the eve of battle. Given the war-ravaged history of the world, Tempus has gained extraordinary power from such constant and fervent prayer. His battleguards counsel generals on the rules of engagement and inspire courage in combatants by blessing their weapons in the name of Tempus. The Tempuran faith is scattered throughout the world, wherever arms are taken up, and his priests come from all walks of life, from the soldiery of the civilized nations to the savage tribes of the frozen North.



The Loyal Fury
Lawful Good Greater God

Torm became the master of Celestia after the heroic self-sacrifice of the legendary Tyr (who perished decades ago when defending the upper realms against an overwhelming demonic incursion). He now shines as the beacon of pure law in the cosmos, and stands as the most civilized and civilizing force in the pantheon. Truth, loyalty, and a steadfast devotion to a righteous cause are his gifts to his mortal followers, and he is an inspiration to many of his fellow deities as well. The Tormish church includes the greatest number of paladins of any religious organization in the world, and his priests, known as holy champions, are accomplished warriors, ready to defend the principles of law and order. His temples take the form of mighty citadels, their imposing architecture a symbol of Torm's earnest stability in the face of chaos. From these edifices, Tormish priests and paladins are sent out into the world to root out corruption in any form, often imposing their own sets of laws and procedures on nations they feel are too open to lawlessness. The faithful celebrate two important holy days. The Divine Death (13 Marpenoth) commemorates the day when Torm and Bane destroyed each other during the Time of Troubles; the True Resurrection two days later honors Torm's return to life, while Bane (at least temporarily) still lay dead.

The Gods

Most of the greater gods are served by one or more less powerful gods that share their basic principles and inhabit their home planes. Gods have mortal worshipers of their own, often with rich and complex faiths as varied as those of the greater gods. Many lay worshipers, in fact, are unaware of the distinction.

Nineteen gods are worshiped in Faerûn, spread across all alignments and holding mastery over a wide range of spheres. Gods usually act independently of the greater god of their planes, though some deities, such as Bane, hold sway over all the divine inhabitants of their realms.


Queen of Arvandor
Good Goddess of Arvandor


The Cold Goddess
Chaotic Evil Goddess of the Deep Wilds


God of Dragons
Good God of Celestia

Berronar Truesilver

The Revered Mother
Lawful Good Goddess of Dwarfhome


Lady Doom
Evil Goddess of Warrior's Rest

Garl Glittergold

The Watchful Protector
Good God of Arvandor


Lord of All Smiths
Unaligned God of the House of Knowledge


The Broken God
Good God of Celestia


The Maiden of Pain
Evil Goddess of Banehold


The Cave Mother
Chaotic Evil Goddess of Nishrek


The Forest Queen
Good Goddess of the Deep Wilds

Sheela Peryroyl

Green Sister
Good Goddess of the Green Fields


The Great Snake
Evil God of the Towers of Night


Lady of Poison
Chaotic Evil Goddess of the Towers of Night


The Dragon Queen
Evil Goddess of Banehold


Lady Luck
Good Goddess of the Gates of the Moon


The Bitch Queen
Chaotic Evil Goddess of the Deep Wilds

The Queen of the Deeps is a harsh mistress, largely uncaring of her mortal worshipers' pleas for mercy when one of her storms whips the seas of Toril into a killing frenzy. Still, hardly a soul steps aboard a ship who doesn't whisper at least a cursory appeal to her in the hope that her random mercies fall their way. Her waveservants rely on the scattered alms of terrified sailors for a minimal living, preaching the majesty of the uncaring ocean and the inherent hopelessness of anyone who dares set to sea.


The Merchant's Friend
Unaligned Goddess of the Eternal Sun


Lord of Venom
Evil God of the Towers of Night


Exarchs are often referred to as demigods. Many are ascended mortal servants of greater gods, brought up from the world to serve as agents of their divine masters. Some attract worshipers of their own, but they are more often simply conduits that serve to connect the mortal world with the attention of the higher deities.

Exarchs are incapable of forming planes of their own. They occasionally maintain smaller pocket universes or independent fiefdoms on their home planes. Marthammor Duin is an example of an exarch. He serves Moradin, along with four other exarchs and the goddess Berronar, in the halls of Dwarfhome.

Marthammor Duin

The Finder of Trails
Good Exarch of Dwarfhome

The volamtar, priests of Marthammor Duin, are the most commonly encountered dwarf clergy in the civilized surface realms of the North. Dwarves who leave the safety of their clanholds to explore the wider world pray to Marthammor for safety.


The Divine Right
Lawful Good Exarch of the Eternal Sun

The highborns seek to spread the idea of the divine right of nobility to rule, and encourage them to rule their subjects kindly and wisely. Her worship is only common among the nobility.


Captain of the Waves
Good Exarch of Warrior's Rest

The Captain of the Waves is the exarch of sailors, ships, favorable winds, and naval combat. Valkur's philosophy often puts him in conflict with the capricious ocean-goddess Umberlee.

Divine Servitors

In addition to the more powerful exarchs, gods and greater gods are served by any number of extraplanar creatures. Most priests never speak directly to their deities, but they might have frequent contact with a servant of the divine hierarchy. Here are a few examples.

  • Angels: Most deities have angel servants. These semiautonomous beings are created by deities, have free will, and can "fall from grace."
  • Ghaunadans: These amorphous creatures of primeval ooze possess a wicked intelligence and serve Ghaunadaur.
  • Yochlols: These demonic handmaidens of the greater goddess Lolth are hideous creatures with razor-sharp teeth whose flesh drips like wax.

The Chosen

A deity can touch a mortal worshiper with a sliver of divine grace, creating a Chosen as an instrument in the mortal world. The powers and missions of the Chosen vary from god to god. A Chosen might ascend to the rank of exarch, which was the case for the likes of Clangeddin Silverbeard and Obould. Some, such as Lolth's Lady Penitent, Halisstra Melarn, are created for a particular purpose, then discarded. The post-Spellplague world includes no Chosen who are not exarchs.

The Primordials

The Elemental Chaos provides essential building blocks for all matter in the cosmos, the primordial seed of all that is. The gods fear this wild plane of unimaginable extremes, and they respect the primordials that call it home.

The few primordials that remained in Toril when Abeir split away never fought the gods as their fellows did. These primordials are sometimes worshiped as deities despite their elemental origin.

The Elemental Lords

Five primordials rule realms within the Elemental Chaos. All but the chaotic evil Bazim-Gorag are unaligned.

  • Akadi: The Queen of the Air is the mistress of flying creatures and all that takes to the thin air. Her airwalkers teach that wisdom can be found only in trial and error, a foundation for faith as thin as the air that their mistress embodies.
  • Bazim-Gorag: The Lord of the Pandemonium Stone is an ascended batrachi dedicated to pure chaos. He is chance incarnate, invoked by the powerless, the gamblers, and anyone who has lost hope in anything but an impossible twist of fate.
  • Grumbar: The Lord of the Earth is a being of stone and dirt, the foundation upon which all else is built. The earth makes no choices—it simply is. His earthwalkers resist change in any form.
  • Istishia: The Lord of Water is the embodiment of the constantly mutable nature of water. Not interested in Umberlee’s storms or Valkur’s sailors, he is an aloof and uncaring being.
  • Kossuth: The firewalkers who revere the Lord of Fire espouse the cleansing properties of flame and its role in the renewal of life. Kossuth is most often appealed to by lay folk as they watch their homes burn to the ground. They find him entirely uninterested.
  • Seven Lost Gods: This term has been used to describe different groups of powerful entities at different times, sowing confusion even among learned sages. Some of these so-called "lost gods" might have been primordials. One group of beings that could fit this designation includes Dendar the Night Serpent, Kezef the Chaos Hound, and Borem of the Boiling Mud.

The Pandemonium Stone

The Pandemonium Stone isn't a permanent feature of the Elemental Chaos. This rough spire of various materials, ever-changing and immense, features carvings that come alive with elemental forces, undulate, then die down again. The massive stone manifests at random in place and time. When it appears, the spire calls to the slaads, and they gather to bathe in its energy. The greatest of them, including Bazim-Gorag the Firebringer, eventually come to the Pandemonium Stone if the pinnacle stays long enough in one place. Tracing the movements of the stone, if possible, is likely the easiest way to find and attack the great slaad. Stories differ as to what the stone is. Some suggest that it is a sleeping and immensely powerful slaad lord. Others speculate that it's a batrachi artifact, and that studying it could prove decisively whether slaads descend from that amphibious progenitor race.

  • Alignment: Chaotic evil.
  • Connections: None.
  • Primary Resident: Bazim-Gorag (primordial).


The most powerful forces for pure evil in the cosmos are the combined hosts of the Nine Hells. They became the greatest single threat to the forces of good when the most ancient of them, Asmodeus, ascended to greater godhood. Each archdevil commands a circle of the Nine Hells. A multitude of fiends serve the archdevils without question in their endless plotting and conquest. Mephistopheles might be the most powerful of them.


Lord of the Eighth
Evil Archdevil of the Nine Hells

The Duke of Cania embodies the casually cunning evil of the Nine Hells. From a labyrinthine citadel on the frozen hellscape of the Eighth Circle, Mephistopheles reaches out to the world, fomenting sin, and even siring children in the pursuit of his own unspeakable ends.

Devil Worship

Pockets of misguided people have occasionally fallen into the worship of one or more archdevils. Lured by grandiose promises, those who worship devils soon come to realize that the ceremonies and rituals associated with devil worship are among the most despicable acts one could ever imagine committing. Thus, such cults are not common, but where they do exist, the inner circle of devil worshipers willingly exchange the eventual fate of their souls for immediate power.

The worship of Asmodeus is also considered devil worship, and mordai priests conduct many foul rites in his name. However, because the Lord of the Ninth is a true god, his worshipers are not necessarily required to conduct vile rituals to channel divine power. Not so for those who have fallen into worship of one of the lesser lords of hell.

The number of devil-worshiping cells is not specifically known; however, one of the most liberal assessments of that number comes from Elturgard. The High Justiciar of Torm believes that each of the Nine Lords supports at least one secret cell of celebrants, one perhaps as close as Cormyr. However, the only confirmed cell lies in High Imaskar, somewhere within the cityspire of Skyclave. There, a self-proclaimed child of Mephistopheles has risen to the notice of the Empress, who has assigned more than one vengeance-taker to remove this presumed pretender. To date, all have failed either to find the location of the cell or, if they did, to return with that knowledge.

Pantheons of the World

The following tables summarize the main facts about the various powerful beings described in this article. A deity’s sphere of influence can be a physical process or object such as the sun or fire, or a concept such as luck or courage. It might be a philosophy such as law or chaos, a vocation such as thievery or mining, a skill such as archery or hunting, or a race such as drow or orcs. However a deity's sphere is articulated by mortals, the true agendas of the gods are rarely known in any detail by the beings who serve them.

Greater Gods

Name Alignment Gender Sphere Dominion Priests Adjective
Amaunator Lawful good male Sun Eternal Sun sunlords Amaunatori
Asmodeus Evil male Sin Nine Hells mordai Asmodean
Bane Evil male Tyranny Banehold dreadmasters Banite
Chauntea Lawful good female Life Green Fields druids Chauntean
Corellon Good male Fey Arvandor feywardens Corellite
Cyric Chaotic evil male Strife Supreme Throne strifeleaders Cyricist
Ghaunadaur Chaotic evil male Abominations Dismal Caverns amorphites Ghaunadauran
Gruumsh Chaotic evil male Savagery Nishrek shamans Gruuman
Kelemvor Unaligned male Death Fugue Plane doomguides Kelemvorite
Lolth Chaotic evil female Drow Demonweb Pits arachne Lolthite
Moradin Lawful good male Dwarves Dwarfhome sonnlinor Moradite
Oghma Unaligned male Knowledge House of Knowledge lorekeepers/namers Oghmanyte
Selûne Good female Moon Gates of the Moon silverstars Selûnite
Shar Evil female Shadows Towers of Night nightcloaks Sharran
Silvanus Unaligned male Nature Deep Wilds druids Silvanites
Sune Good female Beauty Gates of the Moon heartwarders Sunite
Tempus Unaligned male War Warrior's Rest battleguards Tempuran
Torm Lawful good male Law Celestia holy champions Tormish


Name Alignment Gender Sphere Dominion Priests Adjective
Angharradh Good female Wisdom Arvandor circle singers Angharradhan
Auril Chaotic evil female Winter Deep Wilds icepriestesses Aurilian
Bahamut Good male Justice Celestia justiciars Bahamutan
Berronar Truesilver Lawful good female Family Dwarfhome faernor Berronan
Beshaba Evil female Bad luck Warrior's Rest doommasters Beshaban
Garl Glittergold Good male Protection Arvandor Glitterbrights Garlian
Gond Unaligned male Craft House of Knowledge Gondsmen Gondar
Ilmater Good male Suffering Celestia painbearers Ilmatari
Loviatar Evil female Pain Banehold pains Loviatan
Luthic Chaotic evil female Caves Nishrek shamans Luthican
Mielikki Good female Forests Deep Wilds druids Mielikkian
Sheela Peryroyl Good female Beauty Green Fields greenfosters Sheelite
Sseth Evil male Serpents Towers of Night mazewalkers Ssethssar
Talona Chaotic evil female Plague Towers of Night malagents Talonite
Tiamat Evil female Greed Banehold wyrmkeepers Tiamatan
Tymora Good female Good luck Gates of the Moon luckbringers Tymoran
Umberlee Chaotic evil female Sea Deep Wilds waveservants Umberlant
Waukeen Unaligned female Merchants Eternal Sun goldeyes Waukeenar
Zehir Evil male Poison Towers of Night venomer Zehiric


Name Alignment Gender Sphere Dominion Priests Adjective
Abbathor Evil male Greed Banehold aetharnor Abbathoran
Arvoreen Lawful good male Vigilance Green Fields Arvoreenan
Baervan Wildwanderer Good male Travel Arvandor Baervanian
Bahgtru Chaotic evil male Brute strength Nishrek Bahgtrun
Baravar Cloakshadow Good male Illusions Arvandor Baravarian
Brandobaris Unaligned male Thievery Green Fields misadventurers Brandobarian
Callarduran Smoothhands Unaligned male Mining Arvandor earthbloods Callardurian
Clangeddin Silverbeard Lawful good male Battle Dwarfhome Clangeddite
Cyrrollalee Good female Friendship Green Fields Cyrrollaleen
Deep Sashelas Good male Oceans Arvandor Sashelan
Dugmaren Brightmantle Good male Scholarship Dwarfhome Dugmarenite
Erevan Ilesere Unaligned male Mischief Arvandor Erevanian
Fenmarel Mestarine Unaligned male Outcasts Arvandor Fenmaren
Fzoul Chembryl Evil male Service to evil Banehold Chembryn
Garagos Chaotic evil male War Warrior's Rest bloodreavers Garagathan
Hoar Evil male Revenge Banehold doombringers Hoarite
Hruggek Evil male Ambush Banehold shamans Hruggekan
Jergal Unaligned male Fatalism Fugue Plane doomscribes Jergali
Labelas Enoreth Good male Longevity Arvandor Labelasan
Lliira Good female Joy Gates of the Moon joydancers Lliiran
Maglubiyet Evil male Goblins Banehold shamans Maglubiyan
Malar Evil male Beasts Deep Wilds talons Malarite
Marthammor Duin Good male Explorers Dwarfhome volamtar Marthammoran
Milil Good male Song House of Knowledge sorlyn Mililan
Obould Chaotic evil male Warriors Nishrek Obouldan
Sharess Good female Cats Gates of the Moon sensates Sharessan
Shargaas Chaotic evil male Night Nishrek Shargaasan
Shevarash Unaligned male Vengeance Arvandor dhaeraowathila Shevarashan
Shiallia Good female Fertility Deep Wilds woodwives Shiallian
Siamorphe Lawful good female Nobility Eternal Sun highborns Siamorphan
Solonor Thelandira Good male Archery Arvandor Solonoran
Thard Harr Good male Hunting Dwarfhome Thardite
The Red Knight Lawful good female Tactics Warrior's Rest holy strategists Red Knightist
Uthgar Unaligned male Wildlands Warrior's Rest shamans Uthgardt
Valkur Good male Sailors Warrior's Rest wavetamers Valkuryte
Vaprak Chaotic evil male Frenzy Nishrek shamans Vapran
Vergadain Unaligned male Wealth Dwarfhome Vergadainan


Name Alignment Gender Sphere Realm Priests Adjective
Akadi Unaligned female Air Sky Home airwalkers Akadian
Bazim-Gorag Chaotic evil male Chaos Pandemonium Stone lords of change Bazimite
Grumbar Unaligned male Earth Root Hold earthwalkers Grumbarryn
Istishia Unaligned male Water Cresting Spires waterwalkers Istishian
Kossuth Unaligned male Fire Undying Pyre firewalkers Kossuthan

Archdevils of the Nine Hells

Name Alignment Gender Territory Priests Adjective
Bel Evil male First Circle cultists Bellic
Dispater Evil male Second Circle cultists Dispatian
Mammon Evil male Third Circle cultists Mammonian
Belial Evil male Fourth Circle cultists Bellian
Levistus Evil male Fifth Circle cultists Levistan
Glasya Evil female Sixth Circle cultists Glasyan
Baalzebul Evil male Seventh Circle cultists Baalzebaan
Mephistopheles Evil male Eighth Circle cultists Mephistophelean
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