Manifestations of Hurvan Deities


The following is a list of common depictions of the major deities. Some clerics and smaller shrines may only be dedicated to one aspect of its patron. The symbols are not meant to replace the main symbol, but rather to supplement it. These manifestations are often used in religious architecture and art.

Estereal LN/G god of law, ceremony and truth

Lawgiver: In this aspect, Estereal is shown in somber robes, the codex of law cradled in his left arm, a sword in his right. He is blindfolded, and his face is stern. Estereal, maker of the first law, ready to punish wrongdoers and mete justice. Soltana, Lady of Mercy, may or may not be pictured by his side.
Symbol: A book and a sword.

Kingwatcher: Pictured standing behind a newly crowned figure on a throne, dressed in warrior's garb, sword sheathed, a shield on his arm. He leans close to the seated figure, as if to whisper advice; his hand resting on the figure's shoulder in warning or restraint. Estereal watches individuals in power, to guide their decisions, protect them from enemies, but always ready to punish abuses of authority.
Symbol: A shield on which is a crown, under the crown an open hand, on the hand's palm an open eye.

Measurer: Wearing garb of the merchant class, The One holds a scale with weights in one pan, and money in the other; he is scrutinizing the scale intently. Originally meant to symbolize concordance between statements and reality, has developed special meaning to the merchant class, so that Estereal has become the inadvertant patron of lawful commerce.
Symbol: Balanced scales.

Torodin N god of shadow, vision, dreams and theft

Shadowmaster: Robed, staff in left hand, arms extended. Unseen winds blast his robes, his form glows with power. Patron of mages, scholars, and those who seek to uncover mysteries.
Symbol: An open eye

Nightwalker: Dressed in snug-fitting dark clothing, crouching, looking over his shoulder. Patron of all those wary of detection - thieves, spies, fugitives. Friend to tricksters, gamblers and party-goers.
Symbol: Ring of skeleton keys.

Dream Master: Eyes rolled back, face rapt, he gazes into the distance. Patron of dreams, visons, sendings, and omens.
Symbol: A lotus blossom

Azkal LN/E god of war, fire and soldiers

Flamebringer: Lit from below by flame, dressed in dark garb, he holds a smith's hammer in his right hand, while his left holds his flaming sword. Patron of those using fire in their work (especially smiths), the sword in his left hand is both a product of man's use of flame and a symbol of fire's destructive potential.
Symbol: Azkal's flaming sword.

The Great Warrior: Soldier's friend - in battle garb, with sword and shield at the ready, face hidden by his helm. Called upon for bravery, strength, or skill in battle.
Symbol: A clenched fist

General's Ally: In battle garb, seated, helm and shield resting against his folding chair. A map or list is open before him, he is studying it. Patron of the logistics and strategy of war.
Symbol: Crossed swords.

Soltana LG goddess of love, loyalty and sacrifice

Lady of Mercy: One hand beseeching, the other resting on the shoulder of a young child, asking mercy for it as a mother would ask for mercy on her child.
Symbol: A teardrop

Matchmaker: She holds two doves in one hand, and a loaf of bread in the other (traditional gift for newly married couples). Love, marrige, and stability of the household.
Symbol: A wedding ring

Good Sister: The goddess stands behind 2 clasped hands, she makes a gesture of benediction over them. Patron of bonds of loyalty, fealty, and affection-- brothers, friends, colleagues. Also rules over hospitality (the proper treatment of guests known and unknown in the home) and thus the patron of inns as well.
Symbol: Clasped hands

Jvelto CN god of water, ocean and sailing

Great Captain: Standing on the prow of a ship holding a a tankard of rum, Jvelto, ruler of the sea, has an uneasy truce with the living men who sail it. Sailors who lose their lives in the briny deep are invited to Jvelto's Hall - think of it as Davy Jones's locker with a keg, or a maritime Vallhalla.
Symbol: Anchor.

Oceanlord: Draped with kelp, Jvelto holds a trident in his right hand. He likes nothing better than to ride in his dolphin-drawn chariot in angry seas, and his roaring laughter can be heard in the howling winds.
Symbol: Trident

Lifegiver: Bringer of rain, purifier of springs and rivers, Jvelto, dips his trident in a pool of stagnant water, cleansing it for all to partake.
Symbol: A drop of water

Wajen N/G goddess of fertility and druidism

Mother Nature: In woodland garb, a wildcat to her left and a chickadee on her right shoulder Wajen represents both the tranquility and violence of nature and is always ready to punish those who abuse the wilderness.
Symbol: A mighty oak

Great Mother: Seated, with a fawn and wolf pup suckling from her breasts. A human toddler plays in the foreground, which she regards quizically. Here, she is the protector of all infants, predator and prey. She watches the infant man, knowing he will grow to become the most dangerous predator. The child is separate, showing man's separation from nature. While her loyalty to the children of men is not as strong as her loyalty to the wilderness, she will always protect children from their ravaging fellows. She also rules over childbirth.
Symbol: A cradle.

Provider: Here she appears with one hand on a pregnant doe or mare, the other cradling a new green plant. A great fruit bearing tree is in the backround, spreading it's branches over the scene. Essentially the generative aspect of nature, fertility and growth. Worshipped by farmers, druids, and new couples alike.
Symbol: A cornucopia.

Athelstan CE god of pain, suffering and misfortune

Torturer: Wearing dark red robes and beating a helpless soul with a scourge, Athelstan is patron of those who cause pain.
Symbol: A scourge

Rapist: Looming over Soltana who is begging for mercy, Athelstan simply laughs before raping and beating her. He rewards those who bring lasting grief, anguish and suffering; the more innocent the victim, the greater the rewards.
Symbol: A black heart

Misfortune: Eyes slitted like a serpant and gleefully torching a village and its residents, Athelstan wages an ongoing war against all that is the good - the gods, their churches and all of the innocents of the world.
Symbol: Dice showing snake eyes

Othniel NE god of disease and death

Diseasebearer: Pus and scab covered face, Othniel holds a dying infant in his arms, cherishing its slow and painful descent into death. He encourages his followers never to kill quickly, but to prolong suffering.
Symbol: A black cross

Poisoner: A scythe in his his right hand, Othniel stands wearing a death black robe, his visage nothing more than a grinning skull. Othniel touches a rosebush with his left hand, causing its petals and leaves to blacken and wither. The poisoner is the patron of assassins, murderers, and those who are too clever to confront their enemies face-to-face.
Symbol: Deadly Nightshade

Soultaker: Snipping at the threads of life with a pair of great silver shears, Othniel´s nightmare´s carry the souls departing to the underworld, where the faithful will be collected by their patron deities. (the faithless he gets to keep)
Symbol: A black horse