The gods and mortals of Apotheosis.
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Apotheosis: Adeificatoris in Absentia
Original PC gods
ChimaerusGod of monsters/monstrosity.
- The Fair Folk: Similar in that both steal children for their own ends, and both seen not to care about the consequences.
- Mother of a Thousand Young: Very likely to become one in the future, since he turns pregnant women into incubators for his monsters.
DakepthiaDemigoddess of death and the afterlife. Former prophet and adopted daughter of Dakephous who inherited his domain after Eirene imprisoned him at their wedding, leading to his death.
- Deity of Human Origin: Was the prophet and adopted daughter of Dakephous before ascending to godhood.
- Moral Event Horizon: Acknowledged In-Universe. Attempted to assassinate the prophet of Thoumm, best known for his aid to the poor. This resulted in her Karmic Death, as her followers entombed and abandoned her for violating her father's principles.
- Revenge: Dakephthia's primary motive, directed at Eirene.
DasosGod of beasts and the untamed wilds.
- The Beastmaster: Especially when he expanded into Thrace and gained control of an army of minotaurs, chimaeras, dragons etc. This resulted in the so called 'Monster Passover' whereby large amounts of humans were slaughtered in a single night when Dasos loosed them. This was due to the fact the humans were hunting and killing them however.
EireneGoddess of the Woods and Queen of Macedonia.
- The High Queen: Widely loved and honored ruler of Macedonia, Thessaly, and Thrace.
- Kill the God: She did this to Dakephous at their wedding.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female player-god. For a while, at least.
EpithusGod of fire and (in his earlier days) insects. His stronghold is in Euboea.
- Born Unlucky: Over the course of his life, he has managed to get his original prophet killed, burn his home city to the ground, and hasn't managed to successfully interact with NPCs a single time. And now he's dead, killed by the Kai.
- Eldritch Abomination: Subverted. He's "described" as one, but he's nothing compared to the Crawling Chaos.
FedelmidGod of cats and celestial lights.
- Born Unlucky: Started in proximity to Tiamat, and quickly drew her attention by killing her cultists. Sought refuge in Persia, which is ruled by the demigod Darius whose vassals often end up Eaten Alive for his empowerment. Being a vassal of Darius also meant he was obligated to fight in a war against Orubashi, a deity whose enemies have been known to end up Eaten Alive as well. As such, he fled to Egypt and in doing so lost most of his followers who were unwilling to leave their homes. And then he died on said trip when Tiamat turned the whole Eastern Mediterranean into a swirling sea of primordial chaos.
Feklu/DakephousThe kindly god of death. Who is, ironically, dead.
- Skull for a Head: The Dakephous incarnation is this. But still a nice guy.
The GrindingEldritch Abomination that appears as a mass of clockwork.
- Eating Machine: Will eat anything shoved into its cogs and gears.
KaiA militant god of horses who overthrew the Spartan dominion of the Peloponnese.
- Badass Army: An army of identical twins that matured from infancy in a matter of days was one of his first miracles.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Flaming-Lion-Horse-Meteor thing is Kai's main form.
KalicharaFishlike god of lakes.
- Hellish Horse: Kelpie cavalry.
- Human Sacrifice: Initially, though against his wishes. Overlaps with Stop Worshipping Me in that regard.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Underwater zombies.
- Sea Monster: A big part of his army. They can also fly.
K'varGod of the Dead and Shadows, first turned up in Ethiopia.
- Bat Out of Hell: K'var himself often appears with bat wings and ears, but they are also one of his two most sacred animals. Almost a literal "bat out of hell" is Demaris, a giant bat guardian that exists in K'vars' afterlife, the Shadowlands.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A shadowy death god, but so far quite nice when he's not provoked.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Of a flaming variety when ticked off.
KypseliaGod of bees, war, and wisdom.
- Bee Afraid: His sacred animal, one which he has bred into particularly virulent varieties.
- The Omniscient: More or less. Acquired this by absorbing the powers of Thoth (with his agreement). Unfortunately, Thoth had suppressed certain knowledge about Nyarlathotep (lest he Go Mad from the Revelation), so he's Not So Omniscient After All.
- War God: Of the Strategist variety.
LiegouA trickster deity associated with weather and darkness.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Associated with darkness, but a nice deity once you get to know her.
- God Is Flawed: Liegou is a flawed deity (like all deities in the game, excluding the Grinding).
MerchanA god of money and trade.
- Fictional Currency: The "Merchoin", minted in his honor
- Have You Seen My God?: Has been silent for a long time, though the popularity of his currency keeps him alive.
- Heroic Dolphin: His sacred animal, used to guide merchant ships out of storms and rescue sailors
Mote-MaiyeishaGoddess of undeath.
- Creepy Child: She takes the form of a small child. Who wears human bones and experiments with corpses.
- Gratuitous Princess: She is referred to as the Princess of Death.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Her clothing of choice, which is starting to be emulated by her followers.
NabiryeGoddess of the arts, particularly music. Somehow also picked up an association with peace.
- Actual Pacifist: Unable to fight at all.
- Cool Airship: Used to spread her message in a grand tour around the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, it ran into a Moral Guardian goddess in Spain and was destroyed.
- Magic Music: Specifically of the Music Soothes the Savage Beast variety.
NembusGod of dreams.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He is originally introduced as a dark deity in the game, despite having a dual nature where there's a 'light side' yet to be portrayed.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: This is how he warned his prophet's family of impending doom awaiting their city, orchestrated by a NPC deity called Deora.
- Dream Weaver: He has the ability to create dreams, also often referred to in the game as 'Dreamdancer' or 'Knitter of Dreams'.
- Dream Within a Dream: Basically Nembus now has power to create something akin to Inception's version of realistic 'Dream within a Dream' sequences.
- Talking in Your Dreams: He can communicate with his subjects via dreams and the realm of the subconscious.
- Vision Quest: What his prophet experienced when they first interacted.
- Your Worst Nightmare: His power over dreams matches that over nightmares too.
OllphéistGod of the wilderness and stories.
- The Beastmaster: Forest animals are loyal to it.
- Burn the Witch!: Oddly enough, averted. Ollphéist's prophet was accused of being a witch, but he wasn't burned. He was dismembered instead...but he came back.
- Don't Go in the Woods: Currently attempting to avert this, by making its worshipers less afraid of nature.
- Full-Boar Action: Ollphéist's first symbolic animal.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Ollphéist's main deal; it feels that it must fight for nature (in particular, woods and forests).
- Pig Man: Ollphéist talks to its people through a pig head growing out of a magical oak tree in the middle of a village.
- When Trees Attack: Ollphéist's only big power at the moment is to control trees.
OrubashiA god of darkness and justice.
- Ominous Owl: Owls are his sacred animal.
SemaruGod of the Moon, Nature, and Cycles.
- Super Speed: His first (and only miracle so far) was making his prophet an exceptionally fast runner.
SyniadGod of inspiration and creativity.
- Cold Flames: Light without heat is a symbol of Syniad. Because of this, fireflies are also sacred to Syniad.
- The Muse: Both a muse himself and a creator of muses.
TerronGod of earth, stone, and soil.
- Golem: Primary soldier and work force.
- Hidden Elf Village: Rules a small isolated kingdom surrounded by desert, made self-sufficient by divine crop growth.
ThekasiosGod of the sea and storms.
- Elemental Embodiment: Thekasios' avatars are always made out of water, as are his angelic servants.
- This Isn't Heaven: His first afterlife after Lysso smuggled himself in. He was careful to install an Afterlife Antechamber on the second version to prevent a repeat occurrence.
- Threatening Shark: Thekasios' sacred animal is the shark, though it is only threatening to his enemies and is actually used as a mount by his prophets, priests, and holy warriors. Also present in the form of his Sea Monster, overlapping with Megalodon.
- Weather Manipulation: Specifically the ability to summon storms. Most frequently employed as Hostile Weather or as Weather of War.
ThoummGod of luck, weather, and fertility.
- Berserk Button: When Tiamat attacked Crete, home island of the Five, Thoumm was the first to speak against her, because she was killing all the humans he loved.
- Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Butterflies are his holy animal, and are believed to be the souls of the kindly dead.
- Happy Rain: As a god of farmers, his ability to summon rain is appreciated more often than not.
Yam-ApepGod of truth and magic.
- Disabled Deity: After his fight with Tiamat, and subsequent repair by Vulcan.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Helped the Egyptian pantheon defeat Set, not realizing that Set was Salting the Earth so as to Not Wake the Sleeper.
- Physical God: A major part of his character development was gaining human form, primarily so that he could marry his prophetess.
DariusGod king of Persia (well, demi-god actually).
- Villainous BSoD: When Orubashi's troops closed in on him, they found him weeping as he devoured the soul of his favorite wife (the last of a trail of victims). He let them kill him at that point.
LyssoOne of the earliest NPC gods introduced. Has repeatedly screwed over various people, including the Italians, Thekasios and the Five. Also known as Kuriosolinus (Lysso is more of an alias).
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Lysso doesn't know the meaning of politics or morality.
ThumosA god of rage born in Sparta when Kai defeated their armies.
- Kill the God: Was killed by Lysso, resulting in the first Breach Zone expansion.
TiamatMonstrous goddess of destruction and primordial chaos.
- Don't Wake the Sleeper: Known for taking long naps after destructive rampages, which most people would prefer she stay in.
- I'm Melting!: When she attacked Crete, she covered the land in ooze that caused breakdown of the bodies of mortals. This is about as horrific as it sounds.
- Kaiju: She's strongly implied to be a reference to them, including quotes from Pacific Rim.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Well, Dragon/Goddess/Monster of Mass Destruction. Her arrival in the Aegean turned the ocean into a primordial wasteland, killing millions on Crete alone.
- Reality Warper: When she attacked Crete, her mere rage caused the surrounding seas to revert to their original state of primordial chaos.
Apotheosis II: Kudekuu Lewli
Apotheosis III: The Darkest Dawn
Apotheosis IV: Rising Suns
Apotheosis V: Cults & Empires
Apotheosis: Gods of Bronze
Original PC gods
Abarakku-BuluHailing from the Khabur Valley, Abarakku-Bulu is currently the largest active PC god. They are within Assyria's sphere of influence, but currently are doing their best to extricate themselves from Ashur's grasp.
- David vs. Goliath: Fought Ullikummi (albeit not directly) and forced him to retreat. Ullikummi is a stone titan the size of a mountain that slaughtered far more powerful Hittite gods and could crush entire cities.
- Defector from Decadence: Got sick of Ashur's rulership, and sent dreams of Ashur's retreat from Tiamat to the Assyrian army on the advice of Suen. This took him from one of Ashur's favored subject gods to an enemy.
- Living Statue: He is one, and his main miracle is building species of them—crab bricks, goats and cows, elephants, mice, giant turtles, and salamanders that transport water.
ChaetasWorm god of the Levant. Originated in Byblos but was driven from the city by Uridimmu's interference. Initially neutral during the Assyrian-Hittite War, but ended up siding with the Assyrians. Killed by Izimtu for this; cause of death unknown by anyone else.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Had giant larval hulks.
- La Résistance: Wanted to be this to the power structure of Byblos, but they got bogged down fighting Uridimmu and then the Hittites, and it didn't take off.
- Tunnel King: He made a lot of them and could move the entrances. Helped turn the tide of the Hittite-Assyrian War by tunneling into the Mesopotamian underworld and releasing an army of undead.
FedelmidA feline god from Elam who has begun domesticating the caracal. Currently pushed into Susa.
- Expy: Of Fedelmid from the original, naturally.
- Panthera Awesome: His sacred animal is the caracal. He also looks like a caracal.
- Run or Die: From the daevas, this time.
- Super Senses: His followers get them.
- The Power of the Sun: Pretty strongly associated with sunlight.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Arrows made by his followers aren't necessarily more deadly, but they are guided. Spears marked with his symbol in blood are guided as well.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Tries to be this. Doesn't work out great for her public image, though.
Kinu EmuA god of change and adaptability from the Kaskan territories. Has nothing to do with emus.
- Gods Need Prayer Badly: Much to his regret. His followers never really cared about him, so when his prophet was indisposed as a side effect of Assyria rallying the Kaskans, he faded out of existence.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The second PC god to die.
- Born Lucky: In universe, seen that way. Elam is enemies with Mesopotamia, but Lugal-Azaz was able to visit Ishtar, Marduk, and Ninurta without being wounded, and despite all three being hostile to him (and Elam as a whole). Later, flew with Nasitu-Neb into a giant cloud of darkness that Ahriman summoned, stopped the daevas invasion of the Elamite underworld, and was again entirely unharmed by the end.
OteraUnlike most gods, Otera is aiming to be a monster. Currently in Greece founding theater.
- Boxed Crook: Artemis (referred to as Ala in this time) recruited him at arrowpoint and made him act as her enforcer. He later went AWOL and Ala elected not to interfere.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Kretheus, king of Lasos, attempted to challenge Otera to single combat. Kretheus is a normal human. Otera is a giant flying firebreathing monster. It did not go well for him.
- Kaiju: What he is, really.
- Playing with Fire: He can use it as a breath weapon, illustrated rather dramatically when he burned alive a king who had stolen from a temple of Artemis, then mocked him.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: First player god to die, and he only had one worshiper and lasted for a few turns.
Sa Kakkabtin Subkatim
UridimmuA cynical (in the ancient Greek sense of the term) god from the Levant. One of the most powerful PC gods, though a tier below Aplu-Rapādu and Sa Kakkabtin Subkatim, and spreading rapidly.
- Beware of Vicious Dog: Anyone who encounters him would do well to heed this advice.
- Our Werebeasts Are Different: The Followers of the Burning Paw, one of the three cults that worships Uridimmu, are weredogs.
- Summon Bigger Fish: Cut a deal with Yam to kill the Baal Zephon. In the resulting chaos from Yam's subsequent invasion of the Levant, retreated to the desert.
- The Cynic: Promotes simple living, disrespects the king, and rebukes other gods. Also executed an extremely successful reign of terror across the Levant.
Important NPC Gods