The Holy Domains
These are the places that embodied tropes to such an extent as to be worthy of being elevated to godhood on their own, generally with the aid of an existing deity sponsor. They are (mostly) arranged in a Patchwork Map on what used to be an unimaginably large plain near the Holy Houses.
Springfield, Holy Seat of Continuously Variable Geography
Incorporated City under the laws of the State of madeyoulook
Symbol: The nuclear plant's cooling towers, one of the few things that can be counted on to always be in town.
Sacred to: Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. Grand Admiral Thrawn could be added to this list by virtue of his association with the former two deities, but his distaste for the methods and philosophies implicit in the Death Star have lead him to decline this honor.
The Death Star is technically an artifact, but its prodigious size and the living space available to its crew earned it a place here. (Besides, there's no way it could possibly fit in the Vault.)
Due to the sheer enormity of it, many who are seeing it for the first time mistake it for a moon. It takes a little while to realize that it is not a moon at all.
Sacred to: Negi, Asuna, Yue, and Nodoka. Dwelling place of Evangeline, who claims tohate it due to it being her can.
Has a very active exchange student program with the Academy, and hosts the functions and classes the Academy doesn't have enough room for.
Officially, Mahora's having been chosen over Pacific Coast Academy was due to the latter's lack of overly elaborate, borderline-fancy-dress school uniforms or a massive island-wide system of catacombs, waterfalls, and traps that technically function as a library. However, rumors persist that the real reason was PCA's Teen Pregnancy problem.
Has a thriving faculty exchange program with the Academy, as teachers there are eager to catch up on new educational programmes and techniques developed over the past few centuries, but has no student exchange problem due to racism and budgeting issues.
The city is the place where Akari Mizunashi ascended, and she often visits.
Been on medium-to-high alert after hearing Ali Al-Saachez' plans to turn it into a war zone. As a result, a few capital vessels from the GUAG Robot War Division, particularly those belonging to the various Gundam Corps have been on constant patrol.
With Catachan standing as part of the House of Nature as the Catachan Devil's domain, Fenris was brought here instead. It is Grim Up North with no south, east, or west. Life here resembles Norse mythology, only with less hope.
Sacred To: The Investigation Team, mainly Yu Narukami, Izanami
The Midnight Channel was created by Izanami for humans to show their hidden sides and for others to see them. What actually came out of it wasn't in her plans.
Most Gods have their Shadows over herenote several have come to terms with their darker impulses, turning their shadows into Personae, but most of those continue to live here anyway, but listing every single one of the Gods' Shadowsnote or Personae would be a terrifying task.
It is also said that after the rise of Madoka Kaname, Witches tend to reside here, as Madoka separated the soul of the Puella Magi to come with her, and banish the dark side which would become Witches into this very place. Madoka claims a maskedman gave her the idea, telling her that it'll be useful in case the Puella Magi that she saved would like to confront their darker self.
Scholars are curious as to if this means that witches can be transformed into something like a Persona via acceptance of one's flaws like a shadow can and are petitioning Madoka for permission to test it and asking for volunteers.
Mami Tomoe was seen fleeing from Junes, a common entry point to the Midnight Channel on the mortal plane, at a full run. She was followed out of the store soon afterwards by the entire Investigation Team. Speculations were put to rest when Madoka revealed publicly that yes, Mami volunteered to be the first to face herself.
It looks like a normal amusement park... but in truth a cursed place that curses those who resided there, especially those of weak hearts and no sense of compassion and kindness into at best donkeys, at worst... depending on whatever the GUAE is plotting (could be another Eldritch Abomination).
The original race that Asura and his folk come from the ultimate pinnacle of ancient Asian mythology and scientific achievements, the city they came from originally, Shinto, is now considered to be abandoned as a result of the defeat of Asura's traitorous allies and the destruction of Gohma Vlitra in Asura's home universe.
Sacred to: Mythological creatures and aliens interested in possibly advanced technology that would be unexpected to have existed on earth.
This race was the result of humans discovering the power of Mantra and converting it into energy. The Demigod race that Asura belongs to came to be as a result of humans at the time being genetically altered with mantra.
Due to pollution and overpopulation, Gohma Vlitra sent it's army of beings to destroy the advanced race of beings, thus causing the first war of creation in Asura's home world of Gaea.
Despite being abandoned, many advanced beings, both mythical and technological are said to be attracted to the universe this race once came from.
Speculated to have some sort of connection with the Karma Temple, due to similarities in architecture.
Is maintained by the newly appointed faculty adviser Chuta Ohsugi, who has recently given the Club its blessing. The Club has also been given protection by resident Perky Goth Tomoko Nozama via magical charms. So far, no one has tried to mess around with the locker for fear of what type of 'magic' Tomoko has put into the protection.
A place where monster and dangerous beasts of all sorts roam freely.
Symbol: An mountainous island in an ocean with monsters dotted across its surface.
Alignment: True Neutral
Sacred To: All Kaiju, All Pokemon, Wild Animals (be they mythic, prehistoric or otherwise), Nature Heroes and anyone who loves the natural world.
Bane Towards: Polluters, plunderers, those without respect for the natural world. Though the land is full of monstrous mutants, it is overall a symbol of nature overcoming mankind's misuse of the planet.
Unlike many of the Domains, the Dreamatorium is a humble room similar to any which can be found in any modest apartment in a North American urban environment. The crude resemblance to the Holodecks as can be found on 24th century starships further encourages the unprepared occupant to underestimate it's true abilities. In fact, the Dreamatorium is a potentially very powerful projection, simulation and observation device powered the imagination of the user, enabling them to render and interact with any desired projection or scenario.
The Dreamatorium requires a great deal of imagination to use effectively; a good test of potential operators is to show them the powerful engines that run the device. If the potential operator merely views it as a collection of haphazardly arranged cardboard tubes and boxes, they're probably not equipped with sufficient imagination to effectively use the environment.
Although previously believed to merely enable the projection of hypothetical scenarios, an incident with theEvil Counterpart from an Alternate Universe of the Dreamatorium's creator and primary operator, Abed Nadir, suggested the possibility for a potentially dangerous form of mental travel.
Although the original Dreamatorium was decommissioned and torn down, due to it's potential as an observation tool the Main Gods reluctantly permitted the construction of a replacement, but owing to the dangers strictly monitor who uses it.
Sugar Rush is a place where the inhabitants race to determine the roster for playing every single day. Vanellope, who had been forcefully Dummied Out by Turbo Racer/King Candy wished to race but couldn't. Ralph found this place and, after an event that nearly caused Sugar Rush to be destroyed, helped Vanellope finish the race and restore Sugar Rush to its proper glory.
Due to an incident with something known Cy-Bugs, Vanellope has asked that many of the Big Eater gods (Pac-Man, Kirby, Kero, etc) stay far, far away from Sugar Rush.
One of the worst, mind-changing places to be located in the Pantheon. The demons within lie with the coats of cutesy critters. Those who fail to comprehend as they proceed dearly pay the price. Such is the fate of a certain Zee-Tee...
Sacred to: Tom Nook, the Able Sisters, Ma-Ti (that Heart power turned out to be useful for something after all!), and the unnamed Villager
This village has seen many humanoid animals come and go, and there are many like this across the land, but most share the same properties - lots of talking animals, a river for fishing, easily-marked spots for buried treasure, and a tanuki who suckers new human visitors into buying homes from him.
Because there are no villains in Animal Crossing, almost everyone gets along with each other, most of the time. The mayor of each town is required by law to have a 100% Adoration Rating to prove his/her trustworthiness and ability to lead.
This dominion has been around forever and the sheer size and population will likely never be known. However, it is known that, with afewexceptions, the graduates of its fine academic system have generally pursued careers in professional wrestling.
Varies depending on the tale, but it usually consists of lush greenery with hills and clouds with eyes, and an abundance of large green pipes that are occasionally used for travel between ground level and underground.
Symbol: A Super Mushroom, a red-and-white speckled mushroom
Alignment: Neutral Good for most of the land, Neutral Evil for the parts controlled by Bowser and his Koopa Troop
The Mario brothers, supposedly formerly from the real world, have been hailed as heroes and honorary citizens by the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite Bowser's repeated attempts to kidnap Princess Peach, the brothers always find a way to bring her back safely. It helps that their transition to this world has endowed them with the ability to jump really high.
This kingdom is also a popular spot for all kinds of sports, including golf, tennis, and go-kart racing. In-between adventures, Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Yoshi, and others gather around to partake in these events, usually as friendly enemies instead of the arch-nemeses they have grown to be over the years. This has confused some Mushroom Kingdom insiders familiar with the brothers, suggesting that everyone involved in these games may actually be actors, and not the real deal.
Alignment: Fisher King. People and gods shape it by thought alone as they pass.
While normaly formless, the land is constantly reshaped by the hopes and meanderings of passing entities, and is considered the realm of human thought. When a world has met its final death by the power of the Fiends, they dissolve into the matter that makes up the Expanse. New worlds are born from the same as humans in the real world start thinking about them.
All visitors wishing to explore new areas to draw into the Pantheon be warned: the Expanse is the home realm of demons, and is naturally crawling with them. Worse, the Omnicidal Maniac entities known as the White are present en masse, and can potentially reform their personal domain, the Monochrome Forest, to seal unwary travelers. While not invincible, they are still very dangerous and must not be considered enemies to take lightly.
The Auditors of Reality constantly attempt to breach the walls of the Expanse, but the native flora and fauna are normally enough to keep them out.
Theoretically, one can access any universe from the Expanse. In person, however, it's an infinite plane of reality with exactly zero points of reference, so travel through the Expanse is generally not recommended.
Gilligan's last good deed in the Purgatory before his official return to the Pantheon is basically declaring his own island a Holy Seat, and it's officially approved by HaruhiSuzumiya herself.
Was once occupied by seven trapped tourists in 37 unsuccesful escape attempts, which only 17 are ruined by one of them: Gilligan himself. It got lampshaded in that one episode where said tourists found gold and Gilligan is not involved in it.
As a result, Gilligan once got exiled to the Disgraces in order to avoid escaping the other Disgraced Gods thanks to his millstoning abilities... until Lance Vance got kicked as a worst example by the Court of the Gods.
Sacred to: Pyramid Head. And possibly Roahm Mythril
At first glance, Silent Hill might look like an abandoned town covered in heavy fog. However, if you step there (especially if something invites you), it will make your greatest fears come true with monsters and locations.
Its the most common place where Pyramid Head wanders around it, being one of its infamous creations. As it can appear even if Silent Hill doesn't find interest in you, its more of a reason to stay away from it.
The fog what covers the area has been speculated to be related to the fog found in Midnight Channel. However, there is no evidence to truly support it.
Even though people suggest not to go there, the are still some travel agents what can help you go there. Roahm Mythril knows one and tries to go there every Halloween.
Gods affiliated with Hatred will not even come close to this place. The aura of friendship that surrounds it saps at their very essence. Kefka Palazzo would love to blow the whole damn place to smithereens, if only he could somehow get past the Elements of Harmony. Eren, The only Good-aligned God of that House, on the other hand has so far found no particular reason to visit Equestria.
Sacred To: Latios and Latias, Ash Ketchum, Misty, Brock
Though the Soul Dew and DMA are enshrined somewhere in the city, it is considered unwise to search for them: Latios and Latias have been training since the last fiasco involving them, and have expanded their arsenal past 'turn invisible and ram into opponents'.
Alto Mare is a surprisingly popular tourist attraction amongst the Pantheon. Latias is thrilled at the prospect of hanging out with the friend she's made amongst the divine, while Latios is satisfied so long as the Soul Dew is safe.
For twenty years, no one knew about The Grid, as it's creator, Kevin Flynn, had vanished in 1989 and was presumed to be either dead or "chilling in Costa Rica" (maybe both). In 2010, the computer world was rediscovered by Sam Flynn, who was able to reunite with his father, but had to leave in the end. Sam was able to get The Grid, as well as what remains of his father, ascended into the pantheon.
Not to be confused with the unnamed computer world at ENCOM HQ, or Space Paranoids. Of course, the latter is part of the reason why The Grid was found after it's disappearance, as it got many gods interested in computer worlds in the first place.
Along with Pleasure Island and Atlantica, Sora is known to have visited this dominion in the past, where he was infamously forced to fight Tron.
Though he's not in as a god, King Triton is the ruler of Atlantica, and only he can decide on whether or not a god can visit Atlantica or attain an alliance. Very few gods, most noticeably Dimitri Lousteau, have managed to get permission to visit Atlantica.
Is the only Dominion to have it's own Blitzball team. Of course, thanks to being dominated by merfolk, Team Atlantica is considered to be the only team capable of beating the Besaid Aurochs. It's said that King Triton is very proud of the team, especially since his granddaughter, Melody, is the team captain!
How does Melody manage to win any match with the Aurochs? She imitates Rikku, which often confuses Tidus.
Once a year, a musical composed by Sebastian is held inside the palace, with Ariel often being the star before she permanently became a human. The most famous song performed so far was "A New Day Is Dawning" (with Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy being guest performers), which is about harmony with the aquatic and human worlds. It was also where Sora learned that he's a good singer, and thanks to this, he's now seen performing karaoke at the House of Music, sometimes with Ariel or Melody.
Another musical is set to be performed to celebrate the kingdom joining the pantheon. This time, Sly Cooper, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo are to be the guests, with Mickey Mouse agreeing to transform themnote Sly into a half-raccoon, half-fish, Bentley into a less-anthropomorphic turtle with working legs, and Murray into... well, let's just say his legs are webbed so that they'll survive underwater.
If it were not for her inability to breathe underwater, Misty would be found in Atlantica, training with her Pokémon, all the time. But still, every now and then, her Gyarados has been spotted swimming around.