The Rise of the Maleficarum
Pantheon of Neutrality
GOND (pronounced GAHND ), the Lord of All Smiths, is the intermediate deity of craft and smithwork, whose faith is the state religion of Lantan. The church of Gond is tolerated across Faerûn and members are found in both good and evil aligned human populations. He has an increasing following in rock gnome communities. In Durpar, Estagund, and Var the Golden, he is known as Zionil, patron of craftfolk, inventors and creators.
HELM (pronounced HELM), also known as the Vigilant One and The Watcher, is the god of guardians, protection and protectors. He is worshiped by guards and paladins both, long being seen as a cold and focused deity who impartially took the role of defender and sometimes also enforcer. His activities in the Time of Troubles caused the folk of Faerûn to look differently on the Watcher.
KELEMVOR (pronounced KELL-em-vor), known as the Lord of the Dead and Judge of the Damned, and master of the Crystal Spire in the Fugue Plane. Kelemvor is the god of death and the dead—the most recent deity to hold this position, following in the footsteps of Jergal, Myrkul, and Cyric. Unlike these other deities, whose rule as gods of the dead made the afterlife an uncertain and fearful thing, Kelemvor urges knowledge that death is a natural part of life and should not be feared.
OGHMA(pronounced OGG-mah), also known as The Lord of Knowledge, is the neutral greater power of bards, inspiration, invention, and knowledge in Faerûn. Oghma is the leader of the Deities of Knowledge and Invention and his homeplane is the House of Knowledge. His symbol is a blank scroll.
SILVANUS(pronounced sihl-VANN-us), the Forest Father, is the god of nature, though formerly considered only the god of wild nature and druids. Silvanus is one of the oldest and most prominent deities in Faerûn, and the wilder counterpart to Chauntea the Earthmother. His worshipers protect places of nature from the encroachment of civilization with vigor and are implacable foes of industrious peoples.
TEMPUS (pronounced TEM-pus), also known as the Lord of Battles, is the god of war. His dogma is primarily concerned with honorable battle, forbidding cowardice and encouraging the use of force of arms to settle disputes.
WAUKEEN (pronounced wah-KEEN), or the Merchant’s Friend, is the goddess of coins and wealth. She rules over deals done above and below the table and believes that mercantile trade is the best road to enrichment. Waukeen frowns upon destroying fine trade goods and favors those who oppose the propagation of malicious rumors that could harm someone’s commerce.