Divinities

There are infinite deities in the Ubiverse, and a lot of them in Mondo – one of the few places with enough spiritual real estate to hold their physical forms (as per the Divine Power axiom). Most of them are gods of unimportant or pointless things (like carbon dioxide or picking up and dropping small things) and roam the streets trying to get worshippers and avoiding the larger deities that beat them for their lunch money. Major deities can be seen now and then in Mondo to check on their popularity, but they’re usually busier wrestling each other or the various paradoxes of the Ubiverse.

Deities form a sort of symbiotic relationship with other intelligent races: They depend on faith to have any sort of existence that’s not merely blowing in the breeze, and in exchange, they protect their faithful from nasty mental and metaphysical intrusions (see: Demonoids). In addition, most deities have some kind of ‘retirement package’ where your spirit is guaranteed a position in the deity’s personal realm and a reasonably decent eternity upon death. Deities can also grant some special powers to their most fervent followers if they agree to help spread their gospel, as a kind of god-powered marketing scheme. Whether each deity can deliver on these promises varies wildly, and is the root of quite a piece of the Ubiverse politics.

All deities are technically immortal (fancy-pants methods not withstanding) and can understand and be understood by any man, animal, vegetal and/or mineral. Most have one or more personal realms under their control.

Lesser Deities

Lesser Deities hold domain over things that technically exist but nobody really cares about down there, like aluminum siding or concrete. They’re the laughing stocks of godly parties and are either very bitter or pathetically pleading.

Lesser Deities have stats between double and four times the human average. When killed normally, they return to life in 24 hours or more, depending on the damage and the number of their worshippers. They have powers based on their object of divinity. Lesser Deities have a weak form of omniscience limited to their element, that only works when in meditation. Lesser Deities can usually transform into one or two other forms.

Intermediate Deities

Intermediate Deities control at least one domain that holds some awe over the mind of men, like sporks or ballet. They’re the ‘working class’ deities that hope to make management someday but bully the smaller deities on the meantime.

Intermediate Deities have stats between five and ten times the human average, plus the ability to regenerate damage naturally. They usually return to life an hour after death, and can communicate with their worshippers via dreams. Most have limited omniscience, limited to their particular element. Intermediate Deities can also shapeshift into any being of the realm they’re currenty at, albeit always an average example of the species. Intermediate deities can also raise a dead person once per day and teleport once per hour.

Greater Deities

Greater Deities have domain over things that actually matter in some metaphysical level, like shadows, harvest, blacksmithing and all those old standbies. They’re the cool kids in the yard that don’t talk much unless they need everyone to egg the teacher’s car so they won’t get blamed, or something.

Greater Deities have stats at least ten times that of normal humans, plus great regeneration capabilities (recover from a drop of blood, that kind of crap). They can see what’s happening to their worshippers at any moment, and talk to them at any time. Greater Deities can shapeshift into any being that has ever walked on the realm they’re on, raise the dead, and teleport at their whim.

Cosmic Deities

Cosmic Deities hold domain over the building blocks of reality(ies), such as light, gravity, fire or coffee. As a group, they are as impersonal as the forces they represent, and facing one in the eye is a good way to make the rest of your day really crappy.

Cosmic Deities usually have immensurable power, and are effectively out of the normal time continuum. They’re rumored to have full omniscience, be able to see everything in an infinite radius (of course, the Ubiverse is more infinite), transform into anything their divine minds can think of, communicate to anyone in their omniscient radius, kill and ressurrect beings at will and move anywhere in a blink of an eye. Cosmic Deities aren’t very frequent, thankfully.

Avatars

Avatars are the manifestation of a deity’s will: Kind of a divine sock puppet. Lesser deities can keep only one or two small avatars, Intermediate ones can keep three or four. Greater ones can keep up to eight, and Cosmic deities can keep up to who cares avatars or so, depending on the deity’s disposition at the moment.

Avatars have a fraction of their deity’s power (let’s say, a tenth. A tenth is good), and said deity loses an equivalent amount of power until they dismiss the avatar. If the avatar is killed, it takes some time for the deity to recover this power from the unknowable eternities or whatever weird-arse digestive system deities use to transform prayer into muscle mass.

Demigods

Children of a naughty deity and a naive mortal (or, less often, the other way around), demigods are the cosmic bastards of the pantheon. It is claimed that mortals can ascend to this state by some arcane and kinda gross ritual. They appear as perfect examples of their non-divine parental species, which makes most people immediately hate them.

Demigods statistics are typically at the pinnacle of their mortal species, and one or two stats might even be beyond that. They can grant powers to eventual worshippers, but only those who’re trying to ascend even further care.

Titans

Titans are deities that either don’t need or decided to go without worshippers, or that don’t have a domain associated to them. They don’t have the immense powers of the deities and have odd restrictions on the ways they can interact with nondivine species (like only in periods of myth and legend, or only on Tuesdays), but are nevertheless powerful. The offspring of titans and normals are usually giants rather than demigods.

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