Since the apocalypse and the fall of arcane magic, the divine has steadily risen. The Thepa of today is comprised of more than fifty different religions but we are only going to explore the fourteen major denominations. As with most campaigns, Thepa’s religious folds are divided by alignment, daeva (evil) and elohim (good). There are no major neutral deities.
Daeva and elohim have evolved in the same fashion. The souls of humanoids have either descended or ascended into positions of power and now reside in their respective planes. These deities have been unable to progress pass their current station and have grown far more powerful than other souls. They desire to hold onto their positions and will plot, scheme, and fight for their rule as divine beings no matter their alignment, which leads to few usurpers and religious stability. In any case, the possibility still does exist for a soul to take over a deity’s role and many aspire to such an end.
The divine has such a presence in the world that all players should select a deity that makes an impression upon them. Unless class specific, it is important to note that choosing a deity has no effect upon your character’s roleplaying decisions. A player’s choice generally expresses a similar belief system or explains the fashion in which a character was raised. Below are the most common choices in this campaign setting:
I favor <insert>: Choosing this sentence means that your views of the world are comparable to the views of the selected deity. You may not spend your time in church or reading scripture; you may not even know your character favors this deity, but your heart is true to his or her essence.
I am a worshipper of <insert>: Choosing this sentence signifies your participation in the flock of the selected deity. You spend time praying to the deity. In many cases you may sacrifice or spread the word for him or her. You also view tenets as important concepts to balance with everyday life.
I am an advocate of <insert>: Choosing this sentence asserts your commitment to the deity. Rooted in devotion, you must have at least one level of druid, paladin, or priest to the deity chosen. Principles are to be upheld. Clerics and paladins are required to choose at least three of their deity’s tenets.