THE FAITH OF THE UNSEEN COURT and those descended from them, such as elves and gnomes. Seedists believe that that the Dreaming and the Material Plane are reflections of each other, inexorably intertwined, and that every act, no matter how small, eventually has major repercussions in the other world. Many Seedists feel that the realm of the fey is dying a slow death because technology is lulling minds in the mortal world to a sort of dreamless sleep, a process that will eventually usher in the End Times.
Seedist rites are magical and sexually-charged affairs that usually take place outdoors, under a starry sky, and attract the presence of woodland beings. Practitioners are usually required to orient their perceptions to the other world via the use of natural hallucinogens.
The denizens of the Dreaming and their allies invoke divine power from many beings both fair and foul, but none are as terrible as the Fey Titans.
Gods of the Dreaming
Many gods of the Dreaming are typically nature-oriented, as befitting the powers of a realm considered the primeval archetype of the Material Plane. Like nature itself, these gods represent aspects of nature that are either terrible or beautiful—oftentimes both. Other gods seem to reflect the fey themselves, whimsical yet bound to baffling behaviors and customs. In the past 500 years, since the Great Malice, even the most well-intentioned Seedist gods are slowly succumbing to a corruption rooted in their mistrust of humanity and hatred of technological progress.
Calistria inherited most of her mother Srasama’s portfolio after her death, except for her dominion over motherhood and fertility. She is a goddess of many faces and guises, including lust and revenge. She is held in especially high regard by elves rejecting the ways of Vekesh, who often identify her moods and attitude with that of their people. A fondness for wasps has earned this vengeful deity the title the Savored Sting; such creatures live on after harming their enemies, a trait to be emulated should one seek to inflict pain on another.
Titles—The Savored Sting, The Lady in the Room, The Unquenchable Fire
Portfolio—Trickery, Lust, Marriage, Revenge, Womanhood, Grief
Worshipers—elves, women, anyone seeking vengeance, libertines
Domains—Chaos, Charm, Knowledge, Luck, Trickery
The bat god Camazotz appears as an enormous and terrifying vampire bat that takes delight in hunting mortals during the darkness. Worshipped by many drow tribes, Camazotz shows little real interest in the affairs of his mortal followers except to receive offerings and sacrifices. He expects fanaticism from his followers, and perceives failure as weakness.
Titles—Master of Black Wings, Lord of Stolen Blood, The Hungry Dark
Portfolio—bats, blood, caverns, nocturnal predators, vampirism
Worshipers—drow, subterranean races, vampires
Domains—Animal, Chaos, Darkness, Death, Evil
Findeladlara is the fey goddess of etiquette, art, and architecture. She is a goddess who believes in preserving tradition and prefers innovation rather than creating something entirely new. While Findeladlara is a good goddess she often comes off as aloof, particularly to younger, non-fey races. She is known to judge their work harshly and never answers the prayers of those not of the Dreaming. When depicted in art, she appears as a beautiful elven woman in traditional elven dress.
Symbol—hand pointing upward suspending a golden star
Titles—The Guiding Hand
Portfolio—art, architecture, etiquette, tradition, twilight
Worshipers—artists, architects, bards, teachers
Domains—Air, Chaos, Charm, Community, Good
Favored Weapon—bo staff
The Gossamer King is a terrible entity birthed from the corpse of a stillborn god. Ghlaunder is depicted as a giant, monstrous mosquito, he is the patron of the anophelli, a race of corrupt fey folk who once ruled an empire in the Material Plane known as the Malarial Demesne. The Gossamer King’s contemporary followers infiltrate small communities to parasitize and spread corruption from within. If their true purpose is ever exposed, they seek to justify their existence in the natural order, arguing that infections and parasites help cull the weak from the herd
Title—The Gossamer King
Portfolio—Parasites, infection, stagnation
Worshipers—Anophelii, dark druids and rangers, faceless stalkers, plague cults
Domains—Air, Animal, Chaos, Destruction, Evil
Groetus is the god of the End Times, a sentient and cruel moonlet that looks down upon the world and waits for the last living soul to die. When the last soul after the last living body dies in the Dreaming and in Material Plane, Groetus descends to “clean up” and pack the dust away for another reality. No one really knows what Groetus is going to do once the last soul is judged, but it is generally accepted that it will not be pleasant. May be a precursor to the secular philosophy Heid Eschatol.
Symbol—White orb with skull-like markings
Titles—God of the End Times
Portfolio—Empty places, Ruins, Oblivion
Domains—Chaos, Darkness, Destruction, Madness, Void
Favored Weapon—Heavy flail
The goddess Gyronna is also known as The Angry Hag, and for good reason. Dreaming denizens recruit cultists in the Material Plane, and only allow females. These are usually the throwaways of society: disfigured prostitutes, wives caught in adultery, pregnant teenagers disowned by their parents, and so forth. Priestesses are renowned for their ability to foster hatred and turn friend against friend. Her priestesses are also known to swap young babies for hideous monstrous creatures birthed from their own wombs. Many consider her a particularly dark aspect of Calistria, or the angry ghost of Srasama herself.
Symbol—A bloodshot eye
Titles—The Angry Hag, Witch Queen
Portfolio—hatred, extortion, spite
Worshipers—evil witches, fallen or destitute women, vengeful elves
Domains—Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Madness, Trickery
Ketephys is the tight-lipped fey god of the hunt, often shown barefoot and clad in green and brown clothes. To him, his companions Meycho (a dog) and Falling Star (a hawk) are friends rather then helpers. His dark avatar is sometimes thought to oversee the Great Hunt.
Symbol—hawk on a silver crescent
Portfolio—Hunting, Forestry, Running, The Moon
Worshipers—animal breeders, hunters, foresters, rangers
Domains—Animal, Chaos, Good, Plant, Weather
Nivi Rhombodazzle is the only gnomish racial deity. She appears as a typical deep gnome with eyes that glimmer like gems.
Symbol—a gem cut into the shape of a six sided die
Titles—The Grey Polychrome
Portfolio—Gems, Stealth, Language, Mathematics, Games, Riddles
Worshipers—gamblers, gnomes, deep gnomes, miners
Domains—Community, Earth, Luck, Rune, Trickery
Favored Weapon—light hammer
Sivanah is the patron goddess of illusions and glamour. She is also known as the “Seventh Veil”, a name taken from the clothing she is most-often depicted wearing. Many changelings and shifters honor her, even if they know no other gods of the Dreaming. She is also widely worshiped among illusionists and gnomes, who appreciate her devotion to their favorite school of magic. Devout illusionists who follow her have been known to be able to mimic divine healing magics by use of their shadow conjuration spells.
Symbol—A braid made of six veils
Titles—Goddess of Illusions, The Seventh Veil
Portfolio—illusions, reflections, mystery, shapeshifting
Worshipers—gnomes, illusionists, shapeshifters
Domains—Knowledge, Madness, Magic, Rune, Trickery
Favored Weapon—bladed scarf
Yuelral is the fey goddess of artifice and magic. She is a patron of both divine and arcane magic but prefers magic that deals with the natural world rather than magic that deals with metal and other artificial things. She is frequently worshiped by jewelers because of her affinity with crystals. Yuelral is quick to embrace half-elves, seeing past their mixed heritage to what lies within.
Symbol—three overlapping crystals forming a pentacle shape surrounded by a golden circle
Portfolio—artifacts, magic, magic items, magical constructs, precious stones
Domains—Artifice, Earth, Good, Knowledge, Magic
Zyphus is the malignant god of death, tragedy, and recreational murder. Originally a god of homicidal fey, he is worshiped by small cults of thrill killers throughout Lanjyr. These groups foment tragedy and bring about accidents in the hopes of strengthening the power of their god.
Symbol—Pick made from a skull, rib, and femur
Portfolio—Accidental death, fatal pranks, graveyards, thrill killing, tragedy
Worshipers—gremlins, redcaps and other murderous fey; cultists
Domains—Death, Destruction, Evil, Plant, War
Favored Weapon—Heavy pick
These great and terrible spirits are primal nature and emotion incarnated as giant beasts. They often show up in children’s stories and various decorations on buildings or personal items. Their forms include aspects of exotic animals, plants, vermin or fantastic creatures; however, there are some that incorporate truly bizarre concepts in their forms.
It is unknown whether or not these monstrous spirits can be entreated by mortal worshipers to access divine magic, but some witches claim to have made covenants with them. The notorious rakshasa may be the titans’ offspring or avatars. The best known fey titans are:
ASH WOLF—A white-furred hunter.
FATHER OF THUNDER—A many-horned mammoth-like creature.
GRANNY ALLSWELL—A corpulent gremlin.
SHE WHO WRITHES—A kraken-like monstrosity.
VOICE OF ROT—A linnorm made of decayed plant matter.