Hands of Iron
The Greater Gods
The greater gods of Helschyon are today known more for their actions long past than any direct impact on the modern world. Though each of the deities still has throngs of dedicated faithful and organized worship across the world, they do not intercede in day-to-day activities beyond the granting of spells to their clerics. The primary cause for this worship is a debt of gratitude that many of the world’s current denizens feel is owed to these older deities. .
In the age of myth and legend, Helshyon was inhabited by beings of immense power, incredible might, and twisted horror. Rather than have these beings subjugate all of creation for their cruel or twisted ends, the four greater deities allied together to undo the harm to Helshcyon that these creatures had wrought. This event was known as the Absolution, as the gods were cleansing the world of their own sins. Since then, the greater gods’ direct influence has seldem been seen on Helschyon. Instead, their current position is holding these creatures at bay in realms beyond mortals and magic.
In their absence, they have left their children, the lesser gods, to watch over and nurture the next generation of the world, and to soothe the wounds of those races that survived the dark days of the Absolution. These beings, whose natures are composites of their progenitors, lack the ability to create races and entities as supremely powerful as the beasts of old.