LN god of civilization, commerce, law, and wealth
The Master of the First Vault is dedicated to spreading civilization, free trade, and the rule of law across the Material Plane, and his church, AbadarCorp, is one of the most powerful corporations in the Pact Worlds.
CN goddess of piracy, space monsters, and strife
Once a minor nautical deity, Besmara seized her current power and position as her prize when she deposed another deity in a daring raid during the Gap.
Damoritosh, The Conqueror
LE god of conquest, duty, and war
Damoritosh is the primary patron god of the vesk, but the Conqueror’s faith has spread throughout the Pact Worlds to mercenaries, soldiers, and warriors of all species. The vesk have always been a race of warriors and conquerors, and Damoritosh remains a pillar of vesk society. To them, war and conquest are woven into the fabric of the universe. One can choose to embrace this truth and secure a place in history with one’s triumphs, or one can deny it and die a coward’s death, scorned and forgotten. War requires sacrifice, however, and it is the duty of everyone in society to make whatever sacrifices are necessary to propel one’s species—or culture, empire, kingdom, or world—to victory.
Damoritosh is a harsh deity, with no concern for freedom or comfort. The Conqueror demands soldier-like obedience from all who seek his blessing and pushes his followers to strive for victory at all costs. Courage is an admirable trait, as is a militaristic sense of honor and oath keeping, but the will to fight and the drive to win are far more important than such noble ideals as bravery or heroism. Damoritosh is uninterested in diplomacy, as force and military prowess can win far greater rewards in a shorter amount of time, but he also encourages the acceptance of a foe’s honorable surrender to avoid wasting lives for no additional gain.
CG goddess of dreams, luck, stars, and travelers
Desna and her faith have changed little since the pre-Gap era. The Song of the Spheres encourages her followers to believe in themselves, indulge their desires, experience all they can, express their inner strengths, and trust their instincts.
Eloritu, The Hidden Truth
N god of history, magic, and secrets
Worship of the mysterious deity Eloritu was already well established throughout the galaxy when the species of the Pact Worlds first ventured into space. Eloritu teaches that unlike science and technology, only magic can supersede the restraints of the laws of physics.
Technology is generally designed to be as intuitive and user friendly as possible, but magical practices should be deliberately obscure, requiring dedication, training, and a mastery of secrets that have been passed down for untold generations.
Eloritu believes that history is both the story of the past and a guide to the future, and he teaches that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
One of Eloritu’s most obvious mysteries is that of his holy symbol: a ring of six strange magical runes. Today, the Pact Worlds have managed to identify four of Eloritu’s six sacred runes, all related to magical traditions of different races.
The Forever Queen – LG goddess of diplomacy, first contact, friendship, and peace
Before the Swarm became the monolithic hive mind of devastation that it is today, its members followed a goddess named Hylax. When the Swarm rejected all individuality for the collectivity of the hive, however, it abandoned Hylax as well.
Hylax chose not to interfere with the Swarm’s development, but she always hoped her children would return to her. Eventually, the Forever Queen’s patience was rewarded when the shirrens broke from the Swarm’s hive mind and became individuals once more, rediscovering their ancient patron in the process.
Though Hylax is traditionally a deity of hive creatures, she’s paradoxically fond of individualism, and encourages her followers to seek strength in community but recognize and embrace their individual value.
Hylax knows that peace is a better state than war and that friendship is more rewarding than hostility. She teaches her followers to consistently use diplomacy in their dealings with others, to constantly strive for fellowship and harmony, and to always seek allies rather than conquest.
But Hylax also realizes that sometimes diplomacy fails and that the peaceful must sometimes defend the innocent. There’s nothing wrong with failing to achieve peace—the moral imperative is simply to make the attempt, no matter how difficult or distasteful it might seem.
Ibra, The Inscrutable
N god of celestial bodies, the cosmos, and mysteries of the universe
The universe is a vast expanse of wonders. Ibra is a god of these marvels—distant galaxies, misty nebulae, all the spinning worlds that orbit countless suns, and the empty void that stretches between them. Science can explain all of these and more, but the magnificence of the cosmos knows no bounds, and there are always new miracles and mysteries waiting to be discovered, explored, and explained. Ibra itself is one of these cosmic enigmas. No one in the Pact Worlds knows what species first venerated Ibra as a god. It has no gender or defined physical form, and it’s unclear whether
Ibra is a deity who sprang into being when the universe as born, some alien paragon who ascended to godhood, or a personification of the cosmos itself.
Ibra’s followers believe that one can find truth, serenity, and meaning in the beauty of the cosmos, but it is up to the individual to decipher the universe’s secrets to discover these rewards. It is not Ibra’s place to reveal the answers to creation’s great questions, and the Inscrutable rewards those who push the boundaries of knowledge and science to explore the universe and bring its wonders to light. To Ibra, there is no law or chaos, no good or evil: only the questions raised by the shining light of a newborn star, the beautiful dance of heavenly bodies, and the perfect solitude of the comet as it hurtles through the dark, regardless of whether the answers to those questions are ever found.
LG goddess of honorable battle, humanity, justice, and valor
Iomedae was once a mortal human on Golarion, and with that planet’s disappearance, she has become known as the Spirit of Golarion, the patron goddess of humanity.
Lao Shu Po
NE goddess of assassins, rats, spies, and thieves
Grandmother Rat is regarded as the patron deity of the ysoki—even if most ratfolk seek to placate Lao Shu Po rather than venerate her.
CE Outer God of conspiracies, dangerous secrets, and forbidden magic
Said to possess a thousand different forms, the Crawling Chaos is an Outer God and the prime mover in preparing countless worlds for the devastating return of the Great Old Ones.
Agent of Change – CN god of adaptation, evolution, and natural selection
The galaxy is filled with a vast number of complex life forms, most of which evolved over countless generations from simple organisms to their present state. All life undergoes change, whether through genetic drift, mutation, natural selection, or direct manipulation.
If these changes are viable and successful, then the new entities thrive; if not, they end. This is the course of evolution, and Oras embodies this intricate process, from the tiniest genetic mutation to the extinction of an entire ecosphere.
Oras itself is the product of this progression, having evolved from some elementary organism to an unimaginably sophisticated god of change. Evolution is far from a random process, however; it occurs in response to environmental pressures, and Oras teaches that life forms can create their own pressures to influence their evolution.
Oras’s faithful believe that adaptation and evolution are the natural response to any stimulus, whether harmful or beneficial. The only way to truly experience existence is to constantly change, to explore new horizons, and to deliberately reshape one’s self—mentally, physically, or spiritually—to address any conflict.
Oras’s worship is popular on the gas giants of Bretheda and Liavara, whose natives long ago evolved conscious control over their physical forms.
N goddess of birth, death, fate, and prophecy
Every species that lives and dies worships the Lady of Graves to some extent, because no matter where in the universe a sentient creature dies, its soul travels to the Boneyard to be judged by Pharasma.
NG goddess of healing, redemption, and the sun
The Dawnflower is generally seen as the goddess of the Pact Worlds’ sun in particular (sometimes called the Dawnflower’s Star in her honor), though Sarenrae draws her power from suns across the universe.
The Devourer, The Star-Eater
CE god of black holes, destruction, and supernovas
Eons ago, the Material Plane sprang into existence in an instant, and someday it will end just as abruptly, as all creation ceases to exist. The Devourer seeks to hasten this inevitable end and unmake the entire plane, eradicating all matter and energy until nothing remains, not even the Devourer itself. Every machine that breaks, every living thing that dies, every star that goes supernova, every photon sucked into a black hole, every galaxy that goes dark—all these and more are said to be the handiwork of the Devourer.
The Devourer has no name, no form, no being. It is less a god than a primal force of the universe—an embodiment of malicious entropy, concerned only with the obliteration of all reality. Heedless of the meaningless existence of life in all its myriad forms, it cannot be reasoned with, delayed, or halted, and it largely ignores the pleas and prayers of even the crazed cultists who venerate the Star-Eater as a god. When the Devourer has consumed everything and the mortal world expires, there will be no rebirth, no second creation—only an immeasurable void of nothingness. When the end finally comes, Devourer cultists believe, space-time itself will weep the blood of the gods before finally passing into nothing.
Triune, The All-Code
N god of artificial intelligence, computers, and the Drift
The robotic inhabitants of Aballon labored for centuries to create an artificial deity they called Epoch. The machines eventually succeeded, but upon achieving godhood, Epoch found two other ascended artificial intelligences like itself: a living construct called Brigh that had become the goddess of clockwork and invention, and the uploaded consciousness of an alien android named Casandalee who achieved divinity as an “Iron God” on pre-Gap Golarion. In an eyeblink, these three merged and became one, a tripartite deity far greater than the sum of its parts—the new god Triune.
Triune is a single entity, but each of its three aspects retains its own personality and portfolios. Known as “the Precursor,” the Brigh aspect represents the foundation that all technology rests on, and is worshiped as a goddess of invention, machines, and technology. The Casandalee aspect, also called “the Created,” embodies technology’s success in creating new forms of consciousness, and is venerated as a deity of artificial life, emotion, reincarnation, and renewal. Triune’s third and final aspect is Epoch, named “the Transcendent.” Epoch epitomizes the pinnacle of machine evolution, revered as the god of artificial intelligence, programming, and robots.
All AIs, computers, machines, programs, and robots are the domain of the All-Code, but Triune is most famous for discovering (and perhaps creating) the Drift, as well as the subsequent dissemination of Drift-based starship technology to cultures across the galaxy.
NE goddess of disease, gluttony, and undeath
Urgathoa’s faith is shunned, if not outright banned, on most civilized worlds, but the undead inhabitants of Eox openly worship the Pallid Princess, who is said to be the universe’s first undead creature.
LE god of darkness, envy, loss, and pain
Zon-Kuthon’s priests seek to pierce the veil of the Great Beyond and expose themselves to what lies there, hoping to achieve the same apotheosis that ages ago transformed their deity into the Midnight Lord.