“From the depths of the chasm they whisper to us, yet from the surface of our worlds they fight for us”
- - Common Dogma of the Psionic supplicants.
The Iluvii Pantheon, also known as the Psionic Pantheon of gods, is a group of entities that either manifested in the early days of modern Gigaquadrantic history or formed from outstanding mortals during those primeval days. They are called Iluvii gods because of their affinity to the Celestial Psionic realm of the same name. The gods are often considered the apex evolution every psionic user aspires to be since some of them actually turned into godforms being mortals first.
They represent particular, yet global, aspects of the psionic teachings, empowering them with omnipresence to rule over all psychics that were, are, and will be.
Signs of the Iluvii Pantheon being born were first shown in two distinct Civatrons: Kroc (later Anur'Ctar) and Ferya (later Fery'A). In the darkest hour of the War of Ages, Kroc received a surmount power that was capable to overcome the already decimating might of the Zhuhultu, showing signs of his own godly heritage. In the case of Ferya, she awakened her godhood while protecting an entire fleet of her allies from a powerful demon of destruction summoned from the Chaos realms. She forced her power out and gave in to a higher calling. Despite this, Singul'Aren is considered first and chief of all the gods, having arrived into the Gigaquadrant introducing himself as one. His might is undeniable as his connection to all psionic users is intrinsic.
How a psionic god is formed depends on the situation where he or she first awakes. In the case of Singul'Aren, it was an amalgam of adventures, trials, and sacrifices that made him reach out for the balance and order every psionic soul in the universe craves for. In Kroc's case, his power is a mystery, some even stating he surpasses Singul'Aren in strength, but what it is real is that most of the source for his authority and power comes from the collective gestalt of the Civatron and Juvan races combined. Truth be told, it is difficult to determine the strength of each of the gods, as they all show extreme psionic might when applying their powers.
List of Gods
Popularly thought to be the fruit of coincidence, of accidental supernatural reactions, the Iluvii Realm was actually thought and devised by the primordial mind of a single being. The power of the creator god is unknown, although it was probably as powerful as the Mentor gods once. The creator god used the very first glimmers of psionic essence to create the Iluvii Realm, yet his power seems to be entirely one of maintenance, his mind is the Iluvii Realm, and so how it is used is of little concern to him. He is not bound to any morale, and apparently not by any motive other than maintaining the existence of the psionic dimension either.
The Creator God is not the most powerful psionic user, but it holds the largest reserve of power, as he is but a concept no mortal nor divine can truly touch. To replace him will require a powerful mind to take his place—a sacrifice no one has been willing to make.
|Pentju has been recently discovered to be the creative force behind the Iluvii Realm. The first psionic user of all time, an ancient being of primordial power, first awoke and tapped into the intricacies of Essence and, either willingly or indirectly, birthed the Iluvii Realm.
The Krass were the first to discover Pentju's existence and seemingly worked with him to counter the corrupting effects of Chaos, as all he cares about is the continuing existence of the Iluvii Realm, as his mind is embedded into it. In some ways, he is the living manifestation of the Iluvii Realm, the mind where all minds rest, the towering figure whose shadow serves as dwelling for others, even those who call themselves kings in the realm. His power, albeit limitless, is bound by the very nature and evolutive process of the dimension. By granting a safe haven to all psionic minds, he indirectly bound himself to it. With the help of the Krass, Pentju began efforts to bear children other than the Iluvii spirits that were primarly bound to him.
Only recently was Pentju actually discovered by modern forces, when the Ghenes Civatron named Bel arrived at the vault built by the Krass to protect him from any danger. His physical location is unknown, but his presence is felt everywhere, just by stepping into the endless ocean of the Iluvii Realm.
The Mentor Gods are super-entities within the Iluvii Realm that stand out among other deities, showing clear difference in strength and correlation with the mortal world. As Psionic Essence is greatly divided by morality and immorality, each side of the coin is led by a trinity of gods which head and lead their respective sides. In the case of the Light Trinity, the three gods are as interconnected as siblings would be, while the dark-aligned trinity is only based on its stark opposition with the light, with no interconnection between its members.
The trinities are embodiments of the three core pursuits of psionic practice: Balance, Power, and Death. Despite this visual aid of both sides of psionic energy, it is important to note that the only official trinity and sole rulers of the Iluvii Realm are the Lightsiders.
Differently from the Mentor Gods, the Patron Gods are worshipped and searched out for specific reasons, be it because of the power they provide if something is particularly done to please them or because mortal belief in them gives them strength. Patron gods are often followed by a specific cadre of worshippers (Nid'Ogh) or are created by the collective gestalt of an entire psionic species (Cybia). They are, however, bound to the three concepts that the trinity defines, and so they are often in cahoots with them, learning and growing thanks to their guidance.
|Val'Dir is the God of Undying Light, of Hope and Justice. Largely considered a patron god due to a collective belief in his heroics. He is everybody's hero and he is the perfect example of a god-turned-mortal. Born from a genetic experiment in Civa Ghenes, Val'Dir came to rise as the most powerful Paramount Chieftain of all the Nine Tribes, forming his own, and capable of morphing into his godform at will. Val'Dir is a hero on the rise among the warriors of Balance, Order, and Justice. Val'Dir appears as a Civatron who is unable to conceal his light, a mighty warrior that towers over the mightiest of his kin. To his light many have run and plead for his protection, as he has become the leader of a mighty host that both believes in him and is willing to die for him.||Fery'a is the Goddess of Darkness, Entropy. Often associated with Despair itself. Once an honorable warrior, was felled by the demons of Chaos and resuscitated as the psychic link to all those who were forsaken from the Iluvii's light, her mind had soon warped into madness if not by the Dark psionic energy, which she tapped into, made it her own and imbued her followers with it. Fery'A's mortal days were over when she sacrificed her body to defeat a powerful lesser god of Chaos who threatened to destroy her people. As result, she now lives as a legend by the Logriom people in Tigris, feeding off their entropic residue. An older sister to Val'Dir the siblings are unaware of each other's existence, but one's light and another's darkness is bound to meet eventually.|
|Ra'Sec is the patron god of the Unknown. He is mysterious, roaming in the distance, never staying in one place. Only those who know him and seek out his guidance constantly know his whereabouts and his future destinations. Little is known about him other than the fact that he once was a warrior in an unknown galaxy. When Chaos came to his home to seek nothing but destruction, his galaxy's civilizations communed and sacrificed themselves to empower him, for if their galaxy was doomed, he could use that power to defeat the Lords of Chaos elsewhere. Ra'Sec now fights the forces of Chaos and all those who see to destroy others for selfish ends.||Nid'Ogh is the patron god of the Void. Unlike other dark psionic gods who seek to reign over others in the Iluvii Realm, he has managed to leech power and influence in the believers of Voidism by sponging on their pursuit of the Void. Albeit a Psionic god himself, he is considered a parasitic god by the other Void deities, deeming him an impostor, an apostate who seeks to dethrone and corrupt the essence of the Void with his own psionic input. Nevertheless, Nid'Ogh gains influence thanks to his Krassio followers, who raid and secure his position. Whereas Ra'Sec believes in selfless sacrifice, Nid'Ogh would sacrifice others if that gives him an edge in his war against the Void gods.|
|Cybia is the Goddess of Life and Prosperity. This new resident of the Iluvii Realm came into being during the Fall of the Old Dazok Empire, gathering from all the deceased souls of the Dazok Species. After the last survivors reached the other side of the worm-hole, the Goddess felt sympathy for them. She took on their form and casted her life-giving light upon them, through their psionic connection to the Iluvii Realm. This granted them the power to strengthen all life-forms on whatever planet they inhabit. Although the Dazoky themselves aren't aware of this yet, Cybia plans to reveal herself to them eventually and uplifting the Dazoky into her scholars, to spread peace and unity throughout the Galaxy.||Zubakonziuz is the God of War and Destruction for the Lorons of the Kandrraz Bandz. He is normally manifesting as a Loron with Civatron physique, due to the Kandrraz Lorons' innate desire to possess the Krassio's power. Zubakonziuz dwells in the gestalt of the Lorons, and gains power as they warp their minds, spiraling out of control so to attain a pinch of psionic power. He is often paired with Cybia in their dichotomic positions and lordships. For whereas Cybia vies for peace, Zubakonziuz' efforts serve only war itself, but one of senseless violence and utter devastation on both ends.|
|Jhazhrahkh is God of Healing and Purification. As disease spreads, some realize that even if they struggle eternally, they cannot simply stand back and wait for it to die off - they must fight back. Born from the fear of death, or rather, the fear of disease, Jhazhrahkh seeks to cleanse and purify all he can - which is all that is. He is only nominally better than his 'sister', Ol'jis, but is the patron of purity and health despite this. His cults are extremely healthy in comparison to Ol'jis', but are respectively violent - many are barely able to be described as anything less than terrorist cells. Despite his destructive qualities, he has mercy; he will, for the most part, spare those that are 'pure' in his eyes. As the opposite of Lady Ol'jis, Liege-Lord Jhazhrahkh is 'sterile', and very interested in mortals - he wanders the universe, shifting form all the while, feasting and drinking as if he were not a god.||Ol'jis is the Goddess of Disease and Infection. Disease. Infection. Worms that crawl in your flesh, under your skin - breeding and feasting. All of these are what Ol'jis is; Queen of Plague. As the psionic embodiment of the remnants of the mostly-defunct Maelstrom Cults, she is mighty in the ways of virulent disease. Her cults are few, and are almost always afflicted with something, meaning that few cultists are truly healthy - rather, they are barely hanging on through sheer force of will; their mind forces their body to fight eternally against the parasites that riddle their flesh. Ol'jis rarely involved with mortal affairs, as she is more concerned with spawning her 'children', foul and disgusting creatures; she is the Mother of Monsters thusly.|
Lesser god refers, generally, to demigods or psionic archspirits. Their power, althought significantly overwhelming compared to a mortal, is considered to be lesser in might to gods who atttest greater influence and power. However, some of the lesser gods could be considered more popular than even the Mentor Gods due to a latter's type of influence, such as Kraitoss and En'Destid, in which the former
- The Psionic Gods is a recent concept The Valader decided to implement into his fiction, they are based off the different mythologies of the world, particularly the Norse. However, they are also an allegory to the way the admins of the wiki regulate the website.
- Primary fictional inspirations for the Iluvii Pantheon are the Chaos Gods from the Warhammer 40,000 universe by Games Workshop (They are way more benevolent), the Valar from J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion, the Norse Gods from the icelandic manuscripts collected in the Poetic Edda, the Greek Olympian Gods from Homer's Illiad and Hesiod's Theogony, and the Ancient Egyptian Pantheon from Plutarch's On Isis and Osiris writings.
- In the same way the Pantheon alludes to the admins, the Creator God Pentju is a direct allusion to Zorlac, the founder of the SporeWiki.