Dyaus-Oter

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Dyaus-Oter
Titles Lord of the Skies Above, The Four Winds, Father of Heroes, The Highest Lord
Rank Greater Male Deity
TianName Fujin
Alignment True Neutral
Portfolio sky, winds, heroes
Domains Air, Chaos, Luck, Strength
Weapon Spear


Not as prominent as it once was, the church of Dyaus-Oter was the primary following of the Lath. Still today, particularly in the east, Dyaus-Oter still has a strong following. The eastern remnants of Lath, as well as Palis and Tianoku are very much devout to the ancient sky-god, and he is known to be active in assisting those who worship him, and more active in destroying those who insult him. Priests of Dyaus-Oter are often advisors to leaders or heroes, and as a god of the wind and sky, it is generally assumed that Dyaus-Oter sees all. Dyaus-Oter has a strong following among elves as well as humans.

Basic Information

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History/Relationships

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Dogma

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Quests

The kinds of missions a deity sends its followers on depend heavily on alignment, portfolio, and historical rivalries.

Prayers

Each religion has its own way of communicating with the deity. Players of clerics or other devout PCs can alter their speech to correspond with their religious tradition when speaking in character.

Clergy & Temples

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Cleric Training

How the deity acquires and teaches new followers—especially clerics—varies widely from god to god. Most religions are broad enough to encompass many sects, so not every cleric has undergone the particular training described.

Temples

Places of worship, called temples here for consistency’s sake, vary from Obad-Hai’s oak groves to the stainedglass cathedrals of Pelor. Many provide healing, information, or other services to those allied with their faith.

Rites

Different religions celebrate and honor different in different ways, depending on the deity’s portfolio and alignment. Player characters can take part in—or try to disrupt—the ceremonies of a particular deity.

Notable Followers

Out of Game Information

Dyaus-Oter's name stems from the Vedic deity Dyaus, who is also known as the Sky Father. It is figured that Dyaus and Zeus were one in the same deity in early Indo-European Mythos, and as such Dyaus-Oter shares aspects with Zeus. Oter comes from the Greek "Soter", meaning Savior. Dyaus-Oter is meant to represent the sky and winds, and is largely worshiped by men and avian creatures.