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  • Eir

    [[Jarl]]’s wife, the oldest of the three sisters that [[Ysmir]] spawned. A benevolent, mother-like deity, she is prayed to for healing and mercy. Eir’s followers are missionaries and mothers. No one in need is ever turned away from a temple of the …

  • Jarl

    p. The first god created by Ysmir and oldest of the first three brothers, Jarl represents law, order, and balance. He is usually depicted as an older warrior with a large white beard and a huge greatsword, Lǫgsgumaðr. One of his chief roles amongst [[the …

  • Bragi

    Patron of all story-tellers, artists, crafters, and traders, Bragi appears as a jovial fat man, lavishly dressed in fine clothes and expensive jewelry. He is the oldest son of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]]. Always willing to make deals with humans, monsters, …

  • Sigvodr

    _Grant my shield arm strength, and my sword arm wisdom -Battlefield Prayer to Sigvodr_ Sigvodr is a master swordsman and tactitian. He is one of two twin sons of [[Jarl]], the other being [[Astorian]]. Champion of justice and righteous battle, the …

  • Astorian

    Astorian is the son of [[Jarl]] and the polar opposite of his twin brother [[Sigvodr]]. He values might and power over all else, and is a ruthless opponent on the battlefield. He is usually depicted as a tall and muscular Nord, armed in black …

  • the Pantheon

    The Pantheon is the name given to the thirteen major gods and goddesses of Umbria. As the legend goes, these gods were created from the rational thoughts and concentrated effort of [[Ysmir]], the first being. Chief amongst the Pantheon is [[Jarl]], the …

  • Primordials

    The Primordials are entities spawned by the raw emotions of [[Ysmir]], the first being. As such, they are chaotic and mercurial. Some are minor spirits that have imbued themselves in various natural phenomena, from disease to storms to the elements. …

  • Mordrith

    Mordrith is the middle daughter of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]]. She was rebellious and irate as a child, and that temperament has endured throughout her existence. She reigns supreme over the weather of [[Umbria]], particularly over the seas surrounding it. …

  • Stones of Ullr

    The Stones of Ullr are a set of magical artifacts said to be imbued with the powers of [[the Pantheon]]. While most scholars have dismissed the artifacts as mythology and rumor, there are always adventurers searching for them. Some scholars have …

  • Vana

    Vana is one of the members of [[the Pantheon]]. She is the sister of [[Eir]] and [[Helgrid]] , wife of [[Sigvodr]], and mother of [[Bragi]] and [[Pyrinth]]. Vana is the goddess of nature, ruling over the wilds and all manner of living flora and fauna. …

  • Vaernir

    Vaernir is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and the god of death. He is the middle brother of [[Jarl]] and [[Loki]], and was sacrificed when the rest of the Pantheon fled [[the Primordials]] to Godsgard. He now rules over the land of the dead, and cannot be …

  • Pyrinth

    Pyrinth is a member of [[the Pantheon]]. He is the younger son of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]], and god of travel and exploration. Anyone embarking on a long voyage murmurs a quick prayer to Pyrinth for safe passage. He is usually depicted as a young man …

  • Loki

    Loki is a member of [[the Pantheon | the Pantheon]], and god of chaos. He is the youngest brother of [[Jarl]] and [[Vaernir]]. As the legends go, Loki used to be a very benevolent and kind being, until the [[Primordials | Primordials]] killed [[Ysmir | …

  • Helgrid

    Helgrid is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and goddess of lies and deceit. She is the youngest sister of [[Eir]] and [[Vana]], and was deeply in love with [[Loki]]. However, after the gods fled to Godsgard and Loki became increasingly unpredictable, she …

  • Nidhogg

    Nidhogg is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and god of monsters and violence. He is a beast born from [[Helgrid]], and while [[Astorian]] claims to be his father to maintain appearances, there are some that believe he was begot by [[Primordials | the …

  • Seidrûnd

    Seidrûnd is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and god of knowledge. It is said that he knows all things that have been and will be. As the legend goes, he was not an original member of the Pantheon, but came into being after [[Ysmir]] was slain, as the last …

  • Religion

    The Nords are a fairly religious bunch, as a whole. While by no means is every Nord a priest or priestess, their religion pervades and helps shape their entire culture. For a detailed story and outline of the primary Nordic religion, see [[Creation Myth | …

  • Bronn

    Bronn is a mythical Nordic hero in Umbrian lore, long before [[Ullr]] came along in the times of pre-history. As the story goes, he was the first human who was given free will, which of course was an act of [[Loki]] once again rebelling against his elder …

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