Gar Sanyan Add On Deities

There are actually two notable religions followed across Gar-Sanya. There is the Gar-Sanyan Pantheon (the combination of the Core Pantheon and the Add-On Deities) and there is the Celestial Court (which is the worship of major spirits). There is often a great deal of animosity between the two followings, as they view the others as an affront to their own gods. To the Gar-Sanyans who follow the Gar-Sanyan pantheon, the worshippers of the Celestial Court are treated as backwards, uneducated, or (in extreme cases) vile heathens.


This list of Add-On deities needs to be added to the Core Human Pantheon to get the full Gar-Sanyan Pantheon.


At this stage - the following blurb is specific to Hazara-Thun, but can apply to most of northern Gar-Sanya.
Having struggled to overcome the initial influence of “Dragon Gods” in 26DC, the Pantheon in Hazara-Thun was struck a significant blow following the invasion of the giant hordes in 29DC. Many Hazarans, particularly those in more remote settlements, felt abandoned by the gods, and instead turned to their own form of animism, calling upon the spirits that surrounded them on a daily basis.

Over several generations, the roles of the spirits were explored in greater depth, and the true nature of the Celestial Court was realized by the shamans who dealt more closely with the spirits. While there has never been any true structure to those that follow the Celestial Court and the spirit path, still the training of new shamans became more ordered and, although the practice was never welcomed in the larger cities that still worshipped the pantheon, slowly they spread from one rural community to the next, until they could be found in almost any corner of Hazara-Thun.

For many years there was conflict between the priests of the Pantheon and the shamans of the Celestial Court, the priests viewing the shamans as dangerous heretics, and the shamans viewing the priests as unenlightened savages. For a long time, the easiest way for the shamans to survive without any danger was simply to hide themselves away, and while the way of the Celestial Court was still followed in many communities, the shamans became more difficult to find and communicate with.

In the more southern areas of Hazara-Thun, these remote shamans were the first to come into contact with shintaoism, and in it they saw the means to reconcile the differences between themselves and the priests of the Pantheon. To date this reconciliation has proven slow and difficult, but the progress that has already been made in making the Celestial Court acceptable in the larger cities has given the shamans and monks hope that more progress will follow in the future.

The table below lists the most common spirits of the Celestial Court that can be found across most of Hazara-Thun. There are countless other minor spirits though, known by a thousand different names.