In the Blessed Empire, religion is important and pervasive: priests of the primary gods are leading officials and influential members of society. In addition to the primary imperial-favored deities, many areas have strong cults of other gods, which exert influence in their areas, even if they are not prominent at the Court in Torsiv. Also, the Empire is tolerant of local variations, interpreted as aspects or manifestations of the more well-known gods – for example, one might come across a riverside shrine to the ‘Bright Wanderer,’ a tribal deity among the nomads of the southern plains, and recognize it as an avatar of Avandra, interpreted according to local tradition.
These gods are the ones listed in the Player’s Handbook. As noted, local variations may exist, with different names and slightly different descriptions.
Avandra – the god of change, freedom, trade, and travel and luck.
Pelor – god of the sun, keeper of time, agriculture and the harvest. One of the ‘Divine Triumvirate,’ the patron deities of the Empire; the brightness and warmth of sunlight inspires and is reflected in the purity and righteousness of Imperial rule.
Bahamut – god of justice, protection, nobility, and honor. One of the ‘Divine Triumvirate,’ the patron deities of the Empire; the purpose of the Empire’s great strength is to protect the innocent and dispense justice to all.
Moradin – god of creation and artisans, patron of the dwarves.
Corellon – god of spring, beauty, and the arts, and arcane magic.
Erathis – god of civilization, invention, community, and construction. One of the ‘Divine Triumvirate,’ the patron deities of the Empire; the wealth, power, culture, and learning made possible by the great cities shows the power of Erathis and her followers to transform life for the better.
Ioun – god of knowledge, skill, and prophecy.
Kord – god of storms, and of battle.
Melora – god of wilderness and the sea.
Sehanine – god of the moon, and of autumn, of trickery and illusions.
The Raven Queen – god of death, spinner of fate, patron of winter.She is also the patron of the great city of Gard Proset, nestled as it is in the northern marches of the empire, and subject to long, harsh winters and severe winter storms.