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Faiths of the Dawn Lands and the Worlds of Renessa

The 7 moons and the religion of the 7 moons

In the realm of the Dawn Lands, a pantheon of deities has long held sway over the forces of nature, human endeavors, and the very essence of life itself. These gods and goddesses, each with their unique domains and characteristics, have shaped the destiny of the world and guided its inhabitants through trials and triumphs.


In actuality Ranessa is a Gas Giant planet and the other moons, and the planet we are on, are in orbit around the gas Giant Ranessa.  But, from the perspective of the people on the planet we are on, they think that all of the moons and the gas giant are just all moons, since they don’t know science.  The planet we are on is actually a moon around Ranessa.

 

The religion of the 7 moons is mostly followed in the central part of the Continent, in the area of the plans and the eastern seaboard (usually known as the “Dawn Lands' ').  But some Dwarves in the Northern Mountain range of the north and even a small bit of Remans follow this religion.

 

At the heart of this divine assembly stands Renessa, the Mother of All. She is the primal goddess of growth, sacrifice, motherhood, and birth. Her connection to blood symbolizes the life force that courses through all living beings. The largest red moon in the sky, a celestial embodiment of her power, represents her watchful presence over creation.

 

Renessa's first born daughter, Silvan Ri, reigns as the goddess of rivers, protection, and the night. Her beauty and power are unmatched, and she watches over the realm with a vigilant gaze. Represented by the Silver moon, she offers solace and safeguard to those who traverse the darkness.

 

Lyss, the second daughter of Renessa, commands the white moon and presides over the realms of cold-hearted intelligence, beauty, mathematics, warfare, and ice. Her grace and mastery extend to defensive structures and engineering, making her a patron of strategic prowess and innovation.

 

M'Nak, represented by the brown moon, embodies magic, knowledge, creativity, and exploration. Artists, alchemists, and scholars alike seek his favor to unlock the secrets of the universe and push the boundaries of possibility.

 

Valorous, the son of Renessa, commands the moon akin to the one seen on Earth. As the deity of war, sacrifice, strength, and endurance, he inspires heroes to rise challenges and attain glory in the face of adversity.

 

Brynus, associated with the tempestuous blue and white moon, rules over storms, chaos, and rebirth. His domain also includes opportunities for growth, resurrection, and the redemption that follows trials. His fierce presence mirrors the tumultuous yet transformative nature of existence.

 

Among this pantheon, Vortex stands as a stark contrast. Once a mortal wizard consumed by an insatiable thirst for arcane power, he became the embodiment of evil, tyranny, undeath, and destruction. His malevolent influence serves as a constant reminder of the consequences of unchecked ambition.

 

Throughout the eons, the deities of the Dawn Lands have woven their stories into the tapestry of reality, shaping the destinies of mortals and leaving an indelible mark on the world they govern. In times of both triumph and tribulation, the people of the realm seek the guidance and favor of these powerful beings, ever mindful of the delicate balance between light and darkness that defines their existence.


 

Deities of the 7 Moons

Silvan Ri - is the goddess of the silver moon, rivers, night time, and protection. She is a beautiful and powerful goddess, and she loved all of her children

 

M'Nak  - the brown moon that also represents magic, knowledge, creativity, alchemist, artist, explorers, and scholars..

 

Vortex the black moon - Lord of Evil, Tyranny, undead, and destruction, in some parts of the world he is also combined with or seen as Asmodeous (but this is most likely not accurate)

 

Renessa - the Red Mood and mother of all. Goddess of growth, sacrifice, motherhood, blood, and birth

 

Lyss- The white moon, the daughter, goddess cold-hearted intelligence, beauty, grace, mathematics, money, warfare, defensive structures, engineering, and  ice and snow 

 

Valorous - The moon that looks like ours, the moon of war and sacrifice. Victory, tribulation, glory, righteous death, strong drink, strength, and endurance.


Brynus - the blue and white moon, actually a water planet with strong storms. Seen as the deity of storms, rage, chaos, rebirth, opportunity, resurrection, and forgiveness

Silvan Ri

when Mother Ranessa created the world she first gave birth to her daughter Silvan Ri. Silvan Ri is the goddess of the silver moon, rivers, night time, and protection. She is a beautiful and powerful goddess, and she loved all of her children.

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

The Silver Lady protects the rivers, which were sacred to her. She made sure that the water was clean and pure, and that the fish and other creatures that lived in the rivers were safe.  

The Silver Lady is also the goddess of night time. She loves the darkness, and she finds it to be a time of peace and tranquility. She would often walk through the forest at night, and she would talk to the animals and the plants. The Silver Lady is a kind and loving goddess, and she was always willing to help those in need.

One day, a terrible evil came to the land. An evil sorcerer had cast a spell on the sun, and it had turned into a black sun. The land was plunged into darkness, and the people were terrified. They turned to the Silver Lady for help, and she promised to defeat the evil sorcerer.

The Silver Lady fought the evil sorcerer for many days and nights. Finally, she defeated him and broke the spell on the sun. The sun returned to its normal brightness, and the land was saved. The people were so grateful to the Silver Lady, and they celebrated her victory for many days.

The Silver Lady is still worshiped by Many in the realms. She is a symbol of hope and protection, and she is always there to help those in need.

M'Nak

the brown moon that also represents magic, knowledge, creativity, alchemist, artist, explorers, and scholars.

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

Legend tells of M'nak's birth during a celestial convergence that bathed the skies in a radiant fusion of gold and sapphire. From this celestial dance, M'nak emerged, a deity of unparalleled insight and boundless potential. His form echoes the grandeur of both Greek and Egyptian traditions from Earth: a towering figure adorned with intricately carved robes that cascade like a mighty river, and a regal headdress adorned with symbols of stars and constellations. He is worshiped as part of the seven moons by the people of the Dawn Lands but has also become part of the Greek pantheon as well.

At the heart of M'nak's divine realm lies the Bibliotheca Arcana, an awe-inspiring citadel that floats amidst the heavens. Here, the vast repository of knowledge and secrets from across the multiverse is meticulously cataloged. M'nak himself is the eternal guardian of this sacred haven, a sage whose eyes hold the reflections of countless galaxies and dimensions.

 

As the deity of magic, M'nak's influence weaves through every spell and incantation cast by mortal hands. He is the whisper in the breeze that guides the hands of wizards, the spark of inspiration that ignites the creativity of artists, and the unfathomable wellspring of wisdom that scholars and seekers draw from. His teachings are a harmonious blend of Hellenic philosophy and Egyptian mysticism, encouraging his followers to seek the balance between the tangible and the arcane.

 

The Brown Moon, a celestial manifestation unique to M'nak, graces the night sky of of the Dawn Lands. Its warm, earthy hues evoke a sense of grounding and connection to the material world, reflecting M'nak's role as a deity who bridges the realms of the ethereal and the tangible. Devotees look to the Brown Moon for guidance and draw inspiration from its serene presence, understanding that just as the moon's phases change, so too does the ebb and flow of magic and knowledge.

 

M'nak's temples are architectural marvels that seamlessly blend Greek columns with EgypCrytian obelisks. Here, scholars and practitioners gather to delve into ancient tomes, perform rituals, and pay homage to the deity who kindles their inner flames of creativity and intellect. The air is charged with a palpable aura of enlightenment, and the boundaries between mortal and divine seem to blur.

 

Throughout the ages, tales of M'nak's benevolence and wisdom spread across the Dawn Lands. His guidance is sought not only by mortal practitioners of magic and knowledge but also by rulers and leaders who seek his insights to govern wisely. Artists invoke his name before crafting masterpieces, and explorers utter prayers for safe journeys under the Brown Moon's watchful gaze.

 

And so, the legacy of M'nak, the deity of magic, knowledge, and creativity, endures—a shining example of the unifying power of ancient cultures, a beacon of enlightenment in the cosmos, and a divine patron who continues to inspire and guide those who seek to unlock the mysteries of existence.

Vortex

In the shadowed realm of the Dawn Lands, where the forces of magic and darkness converged in a symphony of chaos, a malevolent presence known as Vortex emerged from the abyss. Vortex, the embodiment of Evil, Tyranny, Undead, and Destruction, stands as a formidable and feared deity whose very existence casts a chilling pall over the land.

In a time long past, before Vortex ascended to his godly status, he was a sorcerer named Kaldor who delved deep into forbidden arcane arts, seeking power that surpassed mortal limitations.

Kaldor's insatiable thirst for dominion led him to the darkest corners of the mystical arts, where he unleashed cataclysmic forces that shattered the boundaries between life and death.

Driven by an insidious hunger for power, Kaldor's actions set off a chain reaction that culminated in his transformation into the malevolent deity known as Vortex. With his ascension, he cast aside his mortal form, shrouding himself in an imposing aura of malefic energy. Clad in black magical full plate armor that seemed to absorb all light, he became the living embodiment of the very forces he had sought to command.

Vortex's realm is an ominous and desolate expanse known as the Abyssal Crucible, a nightmarish landscape where rivers of dark energy flow through scorched plains and twisted forests. Towering citadels of obsidian and bone stretch toward the sky, their spires piercing the heavens like daggers. Here, Vortex wields his dominion over Evil, Tyranny, Undead, and Destruction, commanding legions of spectral warriors, monstrous abominations, and undead horrors to carry out his nefarious will.

The Black Moon, a haunting celestial body that looms large in the skies of the Dawn Lands, is the eternal symbol of Vortex's influence. Its eerie glow casts an unsettling pallor over the land, a constant reminder of his dark presence. The moon's phases seem to mirror Vortex's ever-shifting moods, from a sinister crescent to a full circle of malevolent radiance.

 

In his accursed temples, constructed from the bones of fallen civilizations, Vortex's followers engage in forbidden rituals and macabre ceremonies, seeking to appease their malevolent deity. The echoes of their chants resonate through the night, invoking the power of Evil and Destruction to further their sinister ambitions.

Legends abound of mortals who have dared to delve into the depths of Vortex's dark arts, seeking to harness his power for their own gain. Some are ensnared by his seductive promises of dominion, only to become puppets in his intricate tapestry of suffering. Others, driven by desperate circumstances, invoke his name to wreak havoc upon their enemies, trading their souls for fleeting might.

 

As time marches on, Vortex's legacy spreads like a festering wound, casting its shadow over lands far and wide. His name is whispered in fearful reverence, and tales of his malevolence are passed down through generations as cautionary tales of the dangers of succumbing to the allure of darkness.

 

And so, the tale of Vortex, the deity of Evil, Tyranny, Undead, and Destruction, remains etched into the annals of the Dawn Lands—a chilling reminder of the ever-present balance between light and darkness, and a stark cautionary tale of the perils of seeking power at any cost.

Ranessa

The Red Mood and mother of all. Goddess of growth, sacrifice, motherhood, blood, and birth

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

In the timeless expanse before the world's creation, when the cosmos existed in a primordial state of potential, a radiant presence emerged—the divine mother Ranessa. Born from the very essence of the cosmos, she embodied the purest aspects of creation and became the foundation upon which the pantheon of deities would later flourish. She is revered as the Mother of All, the eternal matriarch who nurtures, sacrifices, and brings forth life in all its forms.

In the age of beginnings, before time found its rhythm, Ranessa stood as a beacon of boundless vitality and love. Her presence radiated a warm, nurturing energy that embraced the

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celestial realms, infusing them with the promise of growth, renewal, and birth. With her arrival, the fabric of existence began to take shape, and the dance of creation commenced.

 

Ranessa's symbol, the Red Moon, bathed the nascent world in a gentle crimson glow, a cosmic reflection of her nurturing essence. Its phases mirrored the cycles of life—full and vibrant during times of abundance, waxing and waning with the ebb and flow of existence. As the heart of creation beat in harmony with her divine rhythm, life flourished in all its diversity.

 

The concept of motherhood, a reflection of Ranessa's compassionate embrace, extended beyond mere physical birth. She cradled the nascent deities who would come to form the pantheon, offering guidance, wisdom, and a safe haven for their growth. Her role was not confined to a singular aspect of creation; she was both the tender embrace of a mother and the fierce protector of all life.

 

In the grand tapestry of existence, Ranessa embodied sacrifice—an eternal reminder that growth often necessitates the letting go of the old to make way for the new. She willingly offered parts of herself to fuel the fires of creation, a selfless act that fueled the very essence of life across the cosmos. Her sacrifice became the wellspring of vitality that flowed through the veins of every deity, every creature, every corner of reality.

As the eons unfurled and the world blossomed, Ranessa's legacy endured. Her name was whispered in reverence by mortals and deities alike, a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life and the enduring power of sacrifice and growth. Temples dedicated to her graced the landscape, places of solace and communion where worshippers sought her blessings for fruitful harvests, safe births, and the nurturing of new beginnings.

 

In time, Ranessa's image became synonymous with the divine maternal figure who cradles the universe in her gentle embrace. Her story served as an eternal parable of the transformative nature of sacrifice, the resilience of life, and the profound love that pulses at the heart of creation.

 

And so, the tale of Ranessa, the Mother of All, the radiant deity of Growth, Sacrifice, Motherhood, Blood, and Birth, remains etched in the very fabric of existence—a testament to the enduring power of love, nurturing, and the boundless potential of life's ever-unfolding journey.

Lyss

The white moon, the daughter, goddess cold-hearted intelligence, beauty, grace, mathematics, money, warfare, defensive structures, engineering, and  ice and snow

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

In the celestial tapestry woven by the gods, a luminescent figure emerged as a radiant reflection of both brilliance and austerity. Lyss, the daughter of Ranessa, All Mother of the Gods, came into being as a manifestation of cold-hearted intelligence, beauty, grace, and an unyielding strength. Her dominion extended over the realms of mathematics, money, warfare, defensive structures, engineering, and the serene landscapes of ice and snow. In the Dawn Lands, where her presence was most keenly felt, her influence shaped both the minds of mortals and the very landscapes they called home.

Born of divine essence, Lyss radiated a beauty that was both ethereal and commanding. Her eyes held the sharp glint of intellect, and her movements were a seamless dance of elegance and power. Adorned in shimmering robes that echoed the crystalline patterns of frost, she embodied the perfect convergence of austere brilliance and resolute determination.

The White Moon, a celestial embodiment of Lyss's presence, adorned the night skies of the Dawn Lands. Its radiant glow was a beacon of contemplative wisdom, illuminating the path for those who sought insight in the tranquility of the night. The moon's pure light cast an otherworldly glow upon the landscapes below,

turning fields of snow into shimmering fields of diamonds.

In the cities and citadels of the Dawn Lands, Lyss's worshipers gathered in grand halls adorned with intricate geometric designs, paying homage to the goddess's mastery over mathematics and engineering. These structures stood as testaments to her unwavering intellect and strategic brilliance. Devotees sought her guidance not only in times of warfare, where her insight often ensured victory, but also in matters of commerce and trade, recognizing her influence over money and prosperity.

Yet Lyss's heart held a duality, a juxtaposition of icy detachment and fierce protection. She was known as a patron of defensive structures, teaching mortals to fortify their homes and cities against adversity. Her presence loomed over mighty walls, impenetrable fortresses, and awe-inspiring castles, all of which bore the touch of her calculated design.

 

Amid the tranquil beauty of snow-blanketed landscapes, Lyss's essence resonated with a quiet strength. She embraced the pristine purity of ice and snow, their fragile beauty masking the potential for both tranquility and ferocity. Her worshipers found solace in her domain, seeking enlightenment and clarity amidst the serene quietude of frozen landscapes.

 

In the hearts of her followers, Lyss's wisdom was revered, and her guidance sought in matters of intellect and strategy. Scholars, mathematicians, engineers, and warriors alike offered prayers to her, invoking her insight in their pursuits. Her name was invoked with reverence on the eve of battle, and her symbol was etched onto the foundations of citadels, a testament to her guardianship.

 

As the eons flowed like rivers of time, Lyss's legacy endured, etching her presence into the very fabric of the Dawn Lands. Her worshipers continued to revere her as a paragon of cold-hearted brilliance, an embodiment of the unyielding fortitude required to shape civilizations and protect the sanctity of knowledge and beauty.

 

And so, the tale of Lyss, daughter of Ranessa, goddess of cold-hearted intelligence, beauty, grace, mathematics, money, warfare, defensive structures, engineering, and ice and snow, continues to resonate through the ages—an indelible testament to the intricate interplay of intellect and power, and the radiant elegance that shapes the world's destiny.

Valorous

The moon of war and sacrifice. Victory, tribulation, glory, righteous death, strong drink, strength, and endurance.

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

In the heart of the Dawn Lands, where the pulse of valor and sacrifice reverberated through the very air, a god of unwavering strength and indomitable spirit emerged. Valorous, the son of Ranessa, Mother of All Gods, stepped forth as the embodiment of war and sacrifice, a deity who guided mortals through the crucible of battle, leading them from tribulation to triumphant glory.

Born of divine lineage, Valorous inherited the mantle of his mother's strength and resilience. His presence exuded an aura of

unwavering determination, his countenance a reflection of both the fires of battle and the somber grace of sacrifice. Draped in armor adorned with intricate designs reminiscent of the Dawn Lands' martial heritage, he stood as the living testament to the virtues of honor and courage.

The moon that bore his likeness—a radiant orb mirroring the visage of Luna—glimmered in the night sky, casting its silvery light upon the lands below. It was a symbol of Valorous's unwavering guidance, a celestial beacon that illuminated the path of those who faced adversity with valor in their hearts. The moon's phases echoed the ebb and flow of battles and trials, a reminder that victory often followed tribulation, and glory was the reward of righteous sacrifice.

 

In the lands where Valorous's worship thrived, temples and shrines were erected to honor his name. Here, warriors, champions, and those who sought strength in their trials would gather to pay homage. The air was thick with the scent of strong drink, a libation offered to Valorous before battles as a symbol of unity and shared purpose. Devotees sought his blessings for strength, endurance, and the courage to face life's challenges head-on.

 

Valorous's domain extended beyond the battlefield, for he was also a patron of righteous death—the belief that one's passing in defense of a just cause would be met with honor and reverence. Those who perished in battle were said to ascend to the Halls of Valor, a realm where heroes feasted and fought alongside the gods for all eternity.

 

It was said that Valorous's guidance was particularly potent during times of great conflict, when the clash of armies echoed like thunder across the land. Warriors invoked his name, drawing strength from his divine presence to inspire acts of daring courage. His symbol, a shield and sword crossed in harmony, became an emblem of unity and resilience, representing the unbreakable bond between valor and sacrifice.

 

As generations unfolded and the Dawn Lands continued to forge their legacy, Valorous's influence endured. Tales of his unwavering might and the sacred virtue of sacrifice were passed down through the ages, reminding mortals that victory was often born from the crucible of hardship. His name was invoked in oaths of brotherhood, and his symbol adorned the banners of those who fought for righteousness.

And so, the tale of Valorous, the god of war and sacrifice, Victory, Tribulation, Glory, Righteous Death, Strong Drink, Strength, and Endurance, remains etched in the very soul of the Dawn Lands—a testament to the unyielding spirit that propels mortals to face adversity with valor and honor, and to emerge victorious through the trials of life's great battles.

Brynus

the blue and white moon, actually a water planet with strong storms. Seen as the deity of storms, rage, chaos, rebirth, opportunity, resurrection, and forgiveness

(created by Bryan Roberts in 1994)

In the realm of the Dawn Lands, where the sky met the sea in an eternal embrace, a deity of multifaceted power and dynamic essence emerged—Brynus, the youngest son of Ranessa, Mother of All Gods. He stood as the embodiment of storms, rage, chaos, rebirth, opportunity, resurrection, and forgiveness—an enigmatic force whose presence echoed through every tumultuous wave and every thunderous roar.

 

From his earliest days, Brynus's existence resonated with an unyielding vitality, a reflection of the ever-shifting dance between storms and waters. His presence was a symphony of opposing

forces—a tempestuous whirlwind of rage and a tranquil expanse of forgiveness. Clad in robes that seemed to ripple like the ocean's surface and shift like the clouds' dance, he embodied the harmonious blend of chaos and renewal.

Above, the celestial canvas was graced by the blue and white moon—a cosmic emblem mirroring the dichotomy of Brynus's being. This ethereal sphere, representing both storms and water, cast its serene radiance upon the world. The moon's shifting phases mirrored Brynus's ever-changing influence, from the dark turmoil of chaos to the tranquil clarity of opportunity.

 

In the heart of the Dawn Lands, Brynus's worship flourished, a testament to the complexity of his nature. Temples and shrines, adorned with intricate mosaics depicting storms and waves, stood as beacons of his dual essence. Here, worshipers sought solace in times of upheaval and invoked his blessings in moments of transformation. Prayers and offerings filled the air, a symphony of voices that reverberated with reverence for Brynus's intricate domain.

 

Brynus's touch was not limited to the physical and natural realms; he was also a deity of inner turmoil and emotional storms. As a god of rage, he embodied the power of impassioned determination. Yet, in his embrace of forgiveness, he revealed the path to renewal—a journey from chaos to rebirth. His name was invoked in rites of healing and redemption, a testament to the belief that even in the darkest tempests, light and opportunity could emerge.

 

Within the faith of the 7 moons, Brynus held a revered place in the pantheon—a deity whose multifaceted influence resonated with the intricacies of mortal existence. His stories and teachings wove through the myths, guiding souls through trials and tribulations toward the promise of rejuvenation. His symbol—a lightning bolt slicing through tumultuous waters—embodied his transformative power, a reminder that chaos and storms held the seeds of both destruction and rebirth.

 

As civilizations rose and fell in the Dawn Lands, Brynus's legacy endured, a timeless reminder that storms and chaos were not merely forces of devastation, but also avenues for growth and renewal. His stories continued to inspire generations, inviting mortals to embrace the transformative potential that emerged from facing life's most tumultuous challenges with forgiveness and the promise of new beginnings.

 

And so, the tale of Brynus, the deity of storms, rage, chaos, rebirth, opportunity, resurrection, and forgiveness, remained woven into the very fabric of existence—a testament to the intricate dance between turmoil and transformation, and the enduring power that emerges from embracing life's most tempestuous moments within the embrace of the 7 moons' faith.

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