The following is a list of the basic tenets of worship for each of the 16 gods of The Heavenly Congregation. These are all from the perspective of the people of the Council Lands--the details vary in other parts of the world as different aspects are venerated. There are "heretic" cults that take different spin on these. For example--a small cult of Peor-fala (which calls itself "The Sinner's Tear") believes that they are called to sacrifice their own souls to purge the "unclean." This causes problems as they tend to be indiscriminate about who they consider "unclean." These cults get purged when they start causing significant trouble.

  • Aerielara, The Jeweled Lady
    • Beauty is Truth and Truth, Beauty.
    • Follow your passions—restraint is unworthy.
    • The ugly exist to serve the beautiful.
  • The Hollow King, The Betrayer
    • Keep oaths and protect friends as long as they are useful and no further. Victory absolves all treason.
    • Destroy cults of the Outcast Gods wherever they are found. Use of controlled undead is an acceptable means to that end.
    • Preserve the established political order by killing those who would cause chaos.
  • Kela-Loran, Lady Luck
    • The rich are rich because they’re worthy.
    • Make your own luck—cheat if you have to. Just don’t get caught.
    • Knowledge is like money in your pocket.
  • Korokonolkom, The King Below
    • The stone abides. Endurance is the highest virtue.
    • The stone remembers. Trust is hard to earn and easy to squander.
    • The stone stands firm against the storm. Defend clan and honor no matter the cost.
  • Lae-loara, The Huntress
    • The spoils of the hunt go to the careful.
    • Kill or be killed. No mercy, no forgiveness.
    • Step lightly on the wilderness and the wilderness will accept you. Trample it underfoot and it will crush you.
  • Lon-Ka, The Hammer
    • Creation is devotion—true excellence comes when that creation is shared with others.
    • Nature must serve man, not man nature.
    • All things must be tested by fire and hammer; customs and traditions that no longer serve creation must be purged.
  • Loran Hae, Shadowed Sun
    • As you sew, so shall you reap.
    • Patiently prepare for all foreseeable consequences.
    • No matter the task, do your best work.
  • Melara, Lady of Mercy
    • As the snow protects the winter wheat, preserve life with all its potential.
    • Lay the undead to rest. Suffer not the lich to live.
    • Respect the dead and their resting places
  • Peor-fala, Hearth-keeper
    • Violence must be the last resort, and only to defend the defenseless.
    • Clergy should not benefit at the expense of others. Possessions beyond the necessary should be used for the benefit of others, especially the poor.
    • Marriage and family are paramount. Clergy are expected to be married and have many children.
  • Pinwheel, The Fox
    • Break the chains of tradition and law
    • Obey laws only to prove their absurdity
    • Afflict the comfortable, comfort the afflicted.
  • Roel-Kor, The Red Knight
    • Seek freedom through controlling self and others.
    • The strong deserve to rule over the weak.
    • Only in strict hierarchy is there order.
  • Sakara, Lady of the Dawn
    • Protect children and foster new growth.
    • A kind word and a cheerful heart please me.
    • Be gentle to the cute little critters.
  • Selesurala, Mistress of Storms.
    • The ocean is inscrutable. Do not advertise your plans.
    • The chill of the ice is implacable. Keep pressing forward until you have ground your enemies underfoot.
    • All men are equal before the storm. No inherent respect for tradition or authority.
  • Tor-Elan, Sun-Lord
    • Be loyal to those in authority.
    • Meet the enemy head on to prove your faith.
    • Be willing to die before letting the weak suffer.
  • Yogg-Maggus, Lord of Magic
    • Knowledge is power. Keep it out of the hands of those that would use it for the ill of the world.
    • Search out and recover lost magical knowledge.
    • Maintain an open mind—all truth is truth and should be respected regardless of the source.
  • Ytra, The Evenhanded
    • Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.
    • Respect not the man of power.
    • Tell no lies. This includes lies of omission.