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Tian Xia has its own pantheon of gods, which shares some members with the core pantheon (Abadar, Desna, Irori, Lamashtu, Pharasma, and Shelyn).

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Lady of Foxes
Goddess of agriculture, craftsmanship, kitsune, and rice
Alignment: True Neutral

It is not surprising that the Tian Xia goddess Daikitsu is a common object of veneration, given that she has the everyday subjects of rice, agriculture, and craftsmanship under her divine purview. Her holy symbol is that of a nine-tailed fox.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Is rumored to either be in or have had a relationship with Nalinivati, who apparently denies this.
  • Kitsune: Appears as a kitsune woman with white fur and nine tails, and is patron to the kitsune race.

Lord of Envy
God of dishonor, envy, graves, and undead
Alignment: Neutral Evil

Fumeiyoshi is a Tian Xia deity most often associated with the undead and graves, although he is also the patron deity of the evil oni.

  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to the Abel of his brother Tsukiyo, whom he murdered out of envy.

    General Susumu 
The Black Daimyo
God of archery, horses, personal glory, and war
Alignment: Lawful Evil

General Susumu, also known as the Black Daimyo, is the Tian Xia patron deity of samurai who are interested more in glory and battle than honor and heroism. He is the brother of Shizuru, and the two seldom see eye to eye. His unholy symbol is a black winged horse, and he is worshiped primarily in Chu Ye, Hongal, Kaoling, Minkai, Shokuro, and Xa Hoi.

    Hei Feng 
Duke of Thunder
God of the sea, storms, thunder, and wind
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Hei Feng's domain is the sea and the sky, whether it brings good fortune or ill. His holy symbol is a lightning bolt arcing out of a dark storm cloud. He is the patron deity of tengu, and is worshiped in many lands. He often appears as a powerful tengu swordsman with a nine-ring broadsword and is accompanied by divine servants known as the counts of wind, rain, thunder and lightning.

  • Blow You Away: He grants his followers access to Air domain spell, most of which focus around creating winds and whirlwinds and summon air elementals.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Combative, emotional, hedonistic, and frequently drunk.
"When summoned to the Heavenly Court for official functions, he frequently interrupts his flowery speeches with a belch or eruption of laughter. Yet the Duke of Thunder is no mere buffoon. He is a terrifying adversary, capable of unleashing massive destruction through the wind and and waves."
  • Elemental Powers: Has dominion over air, water, and lightning.
  • Ethnic God: Although he's worshipped by seafarers throughout Tian Xia regardless of species and nationality, he's also the patron deity of the tengu and maintains a strong following among them.
  • Lord of the Ocean: He's the mercurial, temperamental god of seas, storms and thunder, and is widely worshipped and feared by Tian sailors.
  • Making a Splash: He's the god of the sea and its waters — besides controlling them himself, water-themed spells are among those his worshippers have access to.
  • Nature Spirit: Or Nature God; Hei Fang is very closely tied to the elements of nature, especially air, water and thunder, and to the oceans and their native life in general.
  • The One That Got Away: Hei Feng and his wife Lady Jingxi have been estranged for centuries, but he still misses her.
  • Shock and Awe: He's the god of storms and lightning, among other things. Further, his followers can control electric phenomena through the Air domain spells he grants them.
  • Tengu: He's the patron god of the tengu race, and usually takes the form of a raven-like tengu with glowing eyes.
  • True Companions: Has this relationship with his adventuring buddies the Counts of Wind, Rain, Thunder, and Lightning, and encourages his followers to form such bonds as well.
  • Weather Manipulation: As part of his role as the god of storms, he can give his followers magic themed around creating and controlling various types of weather, most of them inclement in some form or another. Specifically, he grants the Weather domain and the Storms subdomain.

The Laughing God
God of abundance, discovery, happiness, and prosperity
Alignment: Chaotic Good

Kofusachi is a Tian-Hwan god of joy and prosperity, and is primarily worshiped in the Tian Xia nations of Hongal, Hwanggot, and Tianjing. His holy symbol is a string of seven coins.

    Lady Nanbyo 
The Widow of Suffering
Goddess of earthquakes, fire, plague, and suffering
Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Lady Nanbyo is the Tian Xia goddess of ill fate and calamity. She is often blamed for plagues, flash floods, tsunamis, and any other natural disaster that occurs. Her unholy symbol is a crack in the earth with flames erupting from it.


    Lao Shu Po 
Old Rat Woman
Goddess of night, rats, and thieves
Alignment: Neutral Evil

The Tian Xia goddess Lao Shu Po began her life as an ordinary rat, and stole her divinity by feasting off the corpse the the slain god Tsukiyo. Her unholy symbol is an emaciated rat curled into a circle, and unsurprisingly, she considers rats her sacred animal.

The Serpent's Kiss
Goddess of fertility, nagaji, snakes, and sorcery
Alignment: True Neutral

Nalinivati is the patron naga goddess of the snake-like humanoids known as the nagaji. She is most popular in the Tian Xia realm she founded, Nagajor, but is also commonly worshiped in Dtang Ma, Xa Hoi, and Xidao. Her holy symbol is a lotus flower wherein a snake lies coiled. Snakes are naturally considered holy animals to those of her faith.

Said to have created the nagaji, Nalinivati long ago gifted the race with free will. They number among her most devout non-naga worshipers.

Nalinivati has been romantically linked with the kitsune deity Daikitsu, although both deities deny this claim.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Denies rumors that she either is or was in a relationship with Daikitsu.

    Qi Zhong 
Master of Medicine
God of healing, magic, and medicine
Alignment: Neutral Good

Qi Zhong is the Tian Xia god of magic and healing. Originally worshiped by the Tian-Shu, he is now popular in Jinin, Quain, Tianjing, Xidao, and Zi Ha. His holy symbol is a wagon wheel with spokes made of the five elements: water, earth, metal, fire, and wood.

  • Healing Hands: He's the god of healing, and a skilled enough medic to bring slain gods back from the dead.
  • The Smart Guy: For the Tian Xia pantheon. He grants the Knowledge domain and is associated with the learned disciplines of magic and medicine.
  • Super Doc: Again, he has medical skills capable of reviving a murdered god.

Empress of Heaven
Goddess of ancestors, honor, the sun, and swordplay
Alignment: Lawful Good

Shizuru is the Tian-Min goddess of the sun, honor, ancestors, and swordplay. As she holds swordplay in her portfolio, Shizuru is also the patron of samurai and other noble and honourable swordsmen and women.

  • Expy: Heavily based on Amaterasu-Oomikami, goddess of the Sun and ruler of heaven from Japanese Mythology.
  • The High Queen: As Empress of Heaven, she is this for the Tian Xia pantheon.
  • The Paladin: She's the closest of any of the Tian Xia gods to this, being the rough equivalent to Iomedae.
  • The Power of the Sun: She's an Amaterasu expy who grants the Sun domain.
  • Solar and Lunar: The Solar to her lover Tsukiyo's Lunar.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Somewhat literally. She and her lover, the moon god Tsukiyo, can only be together very briefly whenever there's an eclipse.

    Sun Wukong 
The Monkey King
God of drunkenness, nature, and trickery
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, is the Tian Xia god of trickery, nature, and drunkenness. Originally a stone statue, Sun Wukong was given life and eventually became king of all monkeys. That was not enough for him, so he went before Qi Zhong, god of magic, hoping to glean the secret of immortality. Qi Zhong would not part with this secret, but taught Sun Wukong many other techniques. Undeterred, the ambitious Monkey King then sneaked into Pharasma's Boneyard and erased his name from her records, so gaining immortality.

The Monkey King is worshiped throughout Tian Xia. He loves traveling the Material Plane in the guise of a drunken human martial artist; in this way, the hedonistic god picks fights, woos beautiful women, and drowns himself in potent alcohol.


Prince of the Moon
God of jade, the moon, and spirits
Alignment: Lawful Good

Tsukiyo is the Tian-Min deity of the moon, jade, and spirits. He is the brother of the evil Fumeiyoshi and the paramour of Shizuru.

  • Back from the Dead: Resurrected by Qi Zhong at Shizuru's request.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Fumeiyoshi's Cain.
  • Came Back Wrong: Downplayed example. There's nothing metaphysically wrong with him, and he's still a good guy, but his personality changed after his resurrection.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: As one might expect from a deity with the Madness domain, he's a bit eccentric.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His domains include Darkness and Madness, but he is lawful good.
  • Moon Rabbit: He's a moon god, and his sacred animal is the hare.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has white hair, and is associated with the spirit world.
  • Solar and Lunar: The Lunar to Shizuru's Solar.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Somewhat literally. He and his lover, the sun goddess Shizuru, can only be together very briefly whenever there's an eclipse.
  • Used to Be More Social: He was more outgoing before his murder and resurrection.

Minister of Blood
God of harsh justice, murder, and punishment
Alignment: Lawful Evil

Yaezhing is the Tian-Shu deity of murder, death, and punishment which exceeds the crime; he is patron of ninja and assassins. He also acts as the enforcer of justice among the gods. His unholy symbol is a shuriken drenched in blood.

The Mountain Lord
God of mountains, volcanoes, and winter
Alignment: True Neutral

Yamatsumi is the Tian-Min god of winter, mountains, and volcanoes. His holy symbol is an erupting, snow-capped volcano.

  • An Ice Person: He is the god of winter and snow-topped mountains, grants the Ice subdomain, and is frequently depicted with ice for skin.


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