NeoWorlder’s Department of History and Natural Sciences has made significant progress in identifying the Pantheon of Gods in Lootverse. After months of research, all four classes of deities have been discovered. Scholars are simultaneously exploring and translating the stories that make up the Lootian Mythology from ancient Loeic to the common language. If you have been following The Lootverse Gazette, you would have seen the revealing of the first two classes of Gods and their depiction. The Primordial Gods, Einvaldi and Annuler, and the Elder Gods, Kempe, Fagra, Prevti, Udrar, Viss, and Talos, had their illustrations disclosed in the past few weeks. Today, you will meet the third generation of deities in Lootverse: The World Gods, which include Jord, Ver, Horis, Niefel, and Artimia.
Jord: Goddess of Land
Jord, the Goddess of Land, has been found to have power over the landscape and geological features in Arcadia. She can manipulate the earth’s layers to form mountains and valleys with her commanding voice. In the past, ancient civilizations would make offerings to her because they believed that displeasing Jord could cause catastrophic natural disasters like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Jord is also known as the mother and main creator of the Dwarves, who are one of the original four races in Arcadia.
Ver: God of Water
Ver is one of the most imposing deities in Lootverse and is known as the God of Water. He has power over all bodies of water in Arcadia, including lakes, rivers, and the ocean. In the past, Arcadian fishermen worshipped him before entering the sea, hoping that he would calm the waves and protect their harbors and workers. Numerous legends have been told about his apparitions in this land, including a popular tale that describes how he once appeared to Arcadian sailors trying to survive a storm. According to the story, Ver was riding a tidal wave with his trident, Trishula.
Horis: God of Weather
Horis, known as the God of Weather, has the ability to control air, temperature, and seasons in Arcadia. He can manipulate the wind, cause rain, and generate lightning in the Lootian sky. Throughout history, Arcadians from different races all over the world made offerings to Horis, hoping for favorable weather. They also believed that natural disasters like hurricanes were punishments for their sins. During times of war, Arcadian troops would worship Horis and ask for torrents to be thrown over their opponents.
Niefel: Goddess of Death
Niefel was considered the most feared deity by Arcadians. She is the Goddess of Death and in some regions, also known as the Goddess of Famine, Pestilence, and Unworthy Souls. Her story is full of violence, tragedy, and revenge. She joined forces with Udrar, the God of Wrath, to kill Einvaldi, the God of Existence. When the crime was exposed, Kempe, the Chief God, banished her from Olympus and sentenced her to live forever in the Underworld as punishment. To learn more about her story, read this article.
Artimia: Goddess of Fire
Artimia is the Goddess of Fire, a vital element in the evolution of the world as it is today. Races inhabiting the Arcadian woodlands worshipped her, expecting her watch and protection against fires that could consume the forests. Some races also accredited to her the control over natural resources, especially rare elements hidden in the ground. The echoes say that Artimia is the Goddess of Gems and is responsible for creating gemstones only found in Arcadia.
Artimia, the Goddess of Fire, is responsible for the essential element that led to the evolution of the world as we know it. The races living in the Arcadian woodlands worshipped her and relied on her for protection against forest fires. Some of these races also believed that Artimia controlled the natural resources, particularly rare elements buried in the ground. According to the Echoes discovered on the land, Artimia is also the Goddess of Gems and is credited with creating gemstones unique to Arcadia.
Read more: Introducing the Elder Gods of Lootverse