Religion

The collective religion of Val’dorn is non-homogeneous. Inhabitants of different lands worship sets of deities that conform to their way of life. Most creatures and humanoids living on Eicus tend to worship the Norse gods of old. Being a more primitive way of life, societies of Eicus have simpler virtues. Honor and pride are held high in the hearts of warriors. Dying in battle is a victory for most tribes.

The Norse gods are associated with the aspects of life most important in a land of nature, survival, and savagery. The gods of war, Odin and Sif, are revered by the warrior castes, shouting their names in battle. Many rituals honoring the goddesses of fertility, Frigga and Freya, ensure safe and healthy births to populate a tribe and increase its power in numbers. With honorable and generous gods also come gods of trickery and evil. Most negative things in their society are attributed to Loki and bad luck is attributed to Hermod.

Many missionaries have been sent to Eicus to try and influence populations. Most of these pilgrimages have ended with the tribes acquiring a new sacrifice to give to their Norse gods.

Omera is quite a spiritually different land. Omera is much more advanced technologically and socially. War and battle are only taken up when diplomacy has failed and there is no other choice. Technology and advancement of a civilization bears more importance to some than birthing a large family. The vast majority of Omera have adopted the pantheons most associated with the Forgotten Realms. These deities are much more diverse and easily integrated with a more modern society.

Unlike the wild lands of Eicus, Omeran society has evolved to give importance to the arts and to higher social interactions. There are bards who worship Milil, goddess of poetry and son. Many merchants look to Waukeen for guidance in their trade. Tyr is regarded in high across many guards and patrolmen for representing justice. Deneir, the god of writing, is revered by many historians and weavers of stories. Many of these things are not even concepts to the people of Eicus, but are regarded as necessary and vital to the survival of the Omeran culture.