With the prophets and disciples roaming around Norrath it’s hard to walk anywhere without someone screaching at you about the return of the Gods, a highly anticipated part of the new EoF expansion due out in November. With it of course comes a lot of questions, speculation, and other randomness. For myself, I’m a bit flustered as to which God Silverstep (the Dark Elf Druid who lives in Freeport) will follow, if any at all. I’ve been browsing the Eq2 History and Lore forums to find out more scraps of information. Below is a summary of the Gods players will be able to chose from, based on of course city faction (which I don’t agree with by the way.. I don’t worship a certain deity based on where I live…. ) Anyhow.. The choices and a brief description are found below, the information taken from this site.

Qeynos ONLY:

Tunare – The Mother of All

Allied with Karana, Erollisi Marr and Rodcet Nife, and enemies with Bertoxxulous, Tunare, the Mother of All, rules the Plane of Growth.

Tunare appears as a very attractive older humanoid female wearing flowing robes and a crown of vines and leaves.

Tunare is very protective of what she considers to be one of Her finest achievements, the good elf races of Norrath.

As part of an agreement with Brell Serilis and Prexus and in response to the arrogance of Veeshan in claiming Norrath for her own, Tunare created the High Elves and the wood elves of Norrath.

Mithaniel Marr – The Truthbringer

Mithaniel Marr, the Truthbringer, governs the Plane of Valor.

Mithaniel is the ultimate paladin who wears a full suit of shining silver plate armor and wields a glowing longsword.

Mithaniel Marr, who owes his existence to Tarew Marr, leader of the Triumvirate of Water, is allied with Erollisi Marr and Karana.

He counts Innoruuk, Cazic-Thule, and Bertoxxulous among his enemies.

He has a friendly rivalry with Solusek Ro.

Quellious – The Tranquil

This peaceful child-goddess is allied with Rodcet Nife and Erollisi Marr, and an enemy to Rallos Zek and Innoruuk.

Followers of Quellious the Tranquil seek peace. They are not strict pacifists, though, and will fight to defend themselves and their loved ones.

The peace they seek is an inner one. They wish to know all there is to know about themselves and the world around them.

They thirst for knowledge of their true selves and strive to help others attain enlightenment. It is through the sharing of this knowledge that they believe universal peace can be obtained.

If every creature fully understood itself and its neighbors there would be no need for conflict and war.

Followers of Quellious often follow a nomadic lifestyle, constantly seeking what there is to know and hoping to find themselves along the way.

Freeport ONLY:

Innoruuk – The Prince of Hate

Innoruuk is allied with Rallos Zek and Cazic-Thule, and the enemy of Quellious, Mithaniel Marr, and Erollisi Marr.

Followers of Innoruuk, the Prince of Hate, include nearly the entire dark elven race who regard him as their “Father”.

They believe that hate is a creative force, or rather “THE” creative force in the universe – creativity born of destruction.

Love and kindness are tools for those too ignorant to know what they want or too cowardly to do what is necessary to obtain it.

They believe that it is only through the total disdain of your enemies that you can gain true power over them.

Pity and mercy have no power when confronted with contempt and viciousness.

It is the honest belief of the followers of Innoruuk that if they were to hate strongly enough, they could destroy all of Norrath.

Rallos Zek – The Warlord

Rallos Zek is allied with Innoruuk and Cazic-Thule, enemy to Quellious and Bertoxxulous.

The followers of Rallos Zek, the Warlord, believe in survival of the strong and death to the weak.

The heart of a true follower of Zek yearns for strength, courage, but above all, victory.

They believe that the heat of battle is the only place and time where enlightenment can be gained, that the universe was formed by conflict and in conflict it will end, with the victors feasting upon the remains of their fallen enemy.

No respect or regard is given to the dead, for if they were worthy their hearts would still pump blood through their veins and not upon the soil of Norrath.

The followers of Zek are almost exclusively warriors.

Cazic-Thule – The Faceless

Cazic-Thule is allied with Rallos Zek and Innoruuk, and the enemy of Mithaniel and Erollisi Marr.

Followers of the Faceless, fear their Lord and believe that only by causing terror in others will they be spared his vengeful wrath.

Fear rules their lives and through fear they rule the lives of others.

Pain, misery, violence, torture, living sacrifice – these are the tools of a Cazicite.

Many lizardman tribes are devout followers of Cazic-Thule, but his number of humanoid followers grows daily, a cold shadow slowly engulfing the bright spots of Norrath in a nightmare of horror and pain.

NEUTRAL:

Brell Serilis – The Duke of Below

Brell is allied with Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane, and an enemy of Veeshan’s.

Followers of the Duke of Below find true happiness in the caves, caverns and tunnels that permeate the belly of Norrath, but this is one of few points upon which all followers of Brell can agree.

The Runny Eye Clan of goblins claim he is their father, much to the disgust of the dwarves of Kaladim who are certain that only the dwarves are the true children of Serilis.

The vicious gnolls of Split Paw disagree entirely, for was it not Brell who sculpted them out of the sacred Clay of Cosgrove?

Followers of Brell Serilis, in one form or another, can be found nearly anywhere you enter the Underfoot of Norrath.

Solusek Ro – The Burning Prince

The Plane of Sun is ruled by Solusek Ro, the Burning Prince.

His father, Fennin Ro is the Tyrant of Fire who rules the greater elemental Plane of Fire, from which the Plane of Sun derives its power.

Solusek wears a suit of golden ringmail and a crown of flame and wields a spear of fire.

He is allied with no one, enemies with no one.

He has a friendly rivalry with Mithaniel Marr.

After reading through each one, it becomes a little more apparent where my conflict comes from. Being a druid, and just simply the way I RP Silverstep, she would not follow Innoruuk, nor do I see her being a minion of Cazic, and she’s most certainly not a follower of Zek. She also doesn’t strike me as a follower of Brell… so that leaves Solusek who I really know little about. Ricotta is pretty easy, she’ll follow Brell unless Bristlebane comes back, Willamina will follow.. well, she’s sorta crazy I’ll figure hers out later. Calicia would more then likely follow Zek, being a fighter and what not. Stargrace (the coercer) will be agnostic. The Gods are usless to her. After all, why did they suddenly decide to show up now.

In the mean time, I’m having a lot of fun reading all this lore that I never paid attention to before. I admit right now I glimpsed through this stuff when I played eq1 and never gave it any thought, but now that I’m actually reading it, it fascinates me. As an ending note, Willamina hit 37 last night, Ricotta managed to land in a fairly good pug (pick up group) in Varsoons and hit 31, and things are going well. More ranting later!