The Dark Six
Like their brothers, sisters, and parents in the Host, the gods of the Six hold sway over broad aspects of mortal life. The difference between the two pantheons, however, and part of the reason for the Schism that separates them to this day, is that the Six hold dominion over the more base, sinister, or violent aspects of creation. Where Arawai is a nature goddess who brings fertility and good harvests, her brother the Devourer represents the awesome power of nature unleashed, bringing storm and ﬂood to those who displease or disrespect him or his charge. Likewise Dol Arrah is a god of honorable combat whose brother, the Mockery, represents all that is treacherous and dishonorable in conﬂicts. As creation is itself a balance, so too the one pantheon cannot exist without the other. Indeed, the chief dogma espoused by followers of the Six is identical to that of the so-called Sovereign Host, though they do not much care for the term “Doctrine of Universal Sovereignty”: As is the world, so are the gods. As are the gods, so is the world. Like their fellow Vassals, followers of the Six also believe that nothing exists in this world without the attention of the gods. The primary difference is that they focus on the darker or more explosive aspects of existence. Most of those who stand with the Six direct the bulk of their worship to a single god rather than to the pantheon as a whole. This separates them from their fellow Vassals in an important way, since worshipers of the Host are strongly encouraged to keep all the gods in their hearts. (Indeed, Host congregations ﬁnd religious focus so unusual that they view narrowminded Vassals as schismatic to the faith, referring to them as “Disciples” rather than Vassals.) By this reckoning, a great many followers of the Dark Six would be considered. Disciples for their devotion to but one or, in some cases, two gods of the pantheon.
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Worship of Dark Six deities usually focuses on an individual member of the pantheon, but some followers (especially the schismatics) observe t he disparate gods as a divine entity.
Portfolio: Passion, destruction, individuality, fear, vengeance.
Domains: Any domain associated with one of the individual pantheon members.
Favored Weapon: Kama.