Pholtus

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Pholtus
A full moon partially eclipsed by a smaller crescent moon, or a silver sun
Alignment Lawful Good (Lawful Neutral tendencies)
Divine Rank Intermediate God
Pantheon Oerth (Oeridian)
Portfolio Inflexibility, law, light, moons, order, resolution, sun
Domains 3E: Glory, Good, Inquisition, Knowledge, Law, Purification, Sun
5E: Light, Order
Home Plane Path of Law (Mechanus)
Worshippers Arbiters, judges, lawyers, people of the Theocracy of the Pale and Grand Theocracy of Dimre
Favoured Weapon Staff of the Silvery Sun (Quarterstaff)

Pholtus of the Blinding Light is the oeridian god of law, light, and order.

Appearance[edit]

Pholtus is depicted as a tall and slender man with fair skin and hair, wearing a white robe, with eyes that shine with the fires of devotion. He carries with him his ivory staff, shod with silver and topped by an electrum sun-disk.

Relations[edit]

Pholtus has made many enemies among the gods, mainly as he believes himself to be the highest authority when it comes to Law and the natural order, making him the enemy of the oeridian wind gods (Velnius, Atroa, Sotillion, Telchur, and Wenta), various chaotic gods (regardless whether they're good, neutral, or evil), and he's engaged in a rivalry with Saint Cuthbert, as their faithful often come into conflict. His only allies are Heironeous and Pelor.

Worshippers[edit]

You know those Jehova's Witness' and Mormons who go from door to door, asking if you've heard the good word? That's what the clergy of Pholtus is like, going around and spreading the word of Pholtus to heathens and pagans, meaning everyone but them. When they're not doing that, they act as various officers of the law, and fight against chaos, darkness, and evil (and in that order). Pholtan paladins are more akin to inquisitors, with loyalty to Pholtus being more important than morality.

Dogma[edit]

The One True Way is a strict path, but guarantees rightness. Show no tolerance for those who do not give all for the cause of Law. Fanaticism in the name of the Blinding Light is praiseworthy, and Law’s champions shall be rewarded in the era when chaos has been vanquished.

The human deities of Greyhawk
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Al'Akbar - Allitur - Delleb - Fortubo
Heironeous - Jascar - Kundo
Mayaheine - Merikka - Murlynd
Pholtus - Rao - Ulaa
Atroa - Azor'alq - Berei - Ehlonna - Heward
Johydee - Keoghtom - Lydia - Myhriss
Nola - Pelor - Urbanus - Uvot - Valarian - Zodal
Dalt - Kord - Lirr - Phaulkon
Phyton - Sotillion - Trithereon
Vogan - Wenta
Neutral Cyndor - Daern - Katay - Lendor
Osprem - Saint Cuthbert - Stern Alia
Tsolorandril - Vathris - Wee Jas - Zilchus
Beory - Boccob - Bleredd - Bralm - Breeka
Celestian - Daoud - Geshtai - Fharlaghn - Istus
Joramy - Kelanen - Mouqol - Nazarn - Obad-Hai
Velnius - Xan Yae - Xanag - Xerbo - Zuoken
Berna - Kurell - Kuroth - Llerg
Norebo - Olidammara - Procan
Ralishaz - Rudd - Telchur
Vatun - Zagyg
Evil Asmodeus - Earth Dragon
Hextor - Scahrossar - Zarus
Damaran - Incabulos - Kyuss - Meyanok - Nerull
Pyremius - Syrul - Tharizdun - Vara - Vecna
Beltar - Erythnul - Iuz - Karaan