NaNoWriMo Day 12

I was off to a slower start today, but then the characters sort of reminded me of the plot. It’s getting to be a lot of fun! Not that Finnraal thinks so.

Word Count: 25250


“I am, well, I’m a death god.”

Finnraal frowned. “Another death god?”

Percival replied with a shy smile and held up his hand with only his thumb tucked towards his palm. “I don’t blame you for not knowing, but I’m actually the fourth death god. But that is beside the point.”

Muunfel Lore Bits #5

Cira Dawn isn’t the first Oracle that has ever taken up residence in her temple, but she might be the most decorated. The power that grants her the position enables her to see not only the futures, but a lot of the past as well, with almost all of time accessible to her with some effort. It also gives her the ability to create and resolve paradoxes on a whim.

Cira also communes with beings not on the physical plane, especially the gods. Many of them find her amusing or endearing, and would protect her if the need arose. In return, sometimes they are allowed to ride along in her headspace to view the world from a slightly more mortal perspective.

Muunfel Lore Bits #4

Trace is the common name for the god of Mind, Patience, and Curses, but it isn’t the name he originally had. Nobody knows anymore what he used to be called, not even the deities that are supposed to know things like this. As the quiet, emotionless deity that he is, Trace is not forthcoming with the name, or even details about how exactly he lost it.

Diakon, the god of destruction and something of a parent/father to Trace, is said to have destroyed his name. Diakon is not going to elaborate on these rumors anytime soon.

Pantheon Spotlight: Death Gods

The pantheon of Muunfel has four different gods of death, and one former god of death whose position has been usurped. In the original creation of gods, two death gods came to be, and since then three have ascended.

Cel/Erom, God of the Journey’s End

Depending on the region, this god of righteous and heroic death has two names. Cel is a stalwart protector of the souls that have died fighting a battle (and the definition of a battle can be loose). His luminous wings are said to be the source of the first light of morning, a tribute to the heroes that passed the day before.

Sarin & Corbin

Sarin was one of the first gods, and his domain was once over murderous and unjust death. His position was usurped by Corbin, who ascended with the help of a very accomplished sorceress that rumors say had been a one-time lover to Sarin. Corbin now presides over disasters and murders, and Sarin is still learning his role as the god of machines.

Clover, The Dead God

Clover was an accomplished doctor and healer in her life as a human. Her dedication to her duty caught Cel’s eye. Her life happened to coincide with the first known case of a mortal ascending to godhood, and Cel was determined to have Clover among the pantheon.

Knowing these plans, Sarin had her killed. Cel defied his own domain to prevent Clover from dying, and helped her to ascend instead. This, however, made her the first undead, and thereafter the undead could roam the world with Clover as their patron goddess.

Percival, The Dreamweaver

Percival is one of the more recent ascended gods, but his place among the death gods is welcome. In life, Percival entertained the sick and dying with his music playing, and he had a particular charm with young children. This opened a path for him to become the god of child death, a more gentle hand to lead young souls to rest. He is also a god of dreams, and these skills of his are often linked.