The Divine Trinity

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There were three gods that oversaw Vesta, collectively known as the Divine Trinity. All of Good Alignment, these deities selflessly worked for the good of the world’s people since their arrival. Religion in Vesta went through roughly two different phases. In the first phase, the gods battled evil of the world. In this they were said to first extend the hand of peace, looking for solutions that did not involve violence. If this hand was rejected however, the second hand must be ready to wield the sword. Once evil was routed from the lands, the second phase of religion in Vesta was one of civic construction and fellowship. Worshiping the gods was as simple as helping your neighbor. Despite these rather simple religious guidelines, temples did develop, though more often as centers of community rather than houses of worship.

Most citizens of Vesta did not strictly worship a single member of the Divine Trinity, and instead paid respects to all of them depending on the situation. Though the three gods did have differences in how they performed their services to good, religious conflicts were nearly non-existent as the Divine Trinity made it clear that they were allies first and foremost. Even Sol Victoria saw value and purpose in Del Agnito’s wild ways and creativity, and Del Agnito respected the work of Sol Victoria’s laws and organizations.

Sol Victoria

The first of the Divine Trinity was Sol Victoria, a Lawful Good goddess of civilization, justice, and order. During the era of war she defended those who could not defend themselves, and taught virtue as a means of strengthening ones self. Many orders of paladins and monks were founded at this time, and even in the modern organizations of Vesta dated their service all the way back to the earliest days of Sol Victoria’s appearance.

Sol Victoria was both patient and unyielding, willing to use diplomacy and negotiations when able but fully prepared to stand strong in defense of others. Prime traits of her followers are loyalty, bravery, obedience to law and tradition, strong emphasis on morality and self-control, and emphasis on gathering groups of people together to accomplish what they could not do separated. She appeared as a woman in full armor, always wearing a helmet that covered her face, and wreathed in golden flames. Her favored weapon is the longsword.

Domains: Community, Good, Law, Protection, Sun

Del Agnito

The second of the Divine Trinity was Del Agnito, a Chaotic Good god of knowledge, freedom, and music. In the times of war he taught people how to use magic to seal away threats to Vesta and battle those unable to be defeated by sword alone. He looked for those with a free spirit and deep curiosity as his followers, and revealed the secrets of arcane magic to them. Del Agnito believes freedom and happiness are the key to lasting peace, and sees knowledge as the key to freedom, and curiosity as the key to finding love for the world and ones place in it, and thus happiness.

Del Agnito understood the need for the rules and traditions of Sol Victoria and did not contest them, but did not believe that they are fitting in every situation. His followers were those who do not fit in with the rest of society, those who needed to carve their own path for the future. Traits associated with his followers are a free-spirited nature, desire to learn and grow, curiosity and open-mindedness, and often a love for music and arts. Del Agnito appeared as a man both sagely and wise, as well as joyful and easy-going in appearance. He prefered to work subtle ways, as to foster his followers’ individuality and personal journey. His favored weapon is the light crossbow.

Domains: Chaos, Good, Knowledge, Liberation, Magic

Vis Feritas

The last of the Divine Trinity was also said to be the youngest. The Neutral Good goddess Vis Feritas represented nature, healing, and the bond between the world and its people. During the war against evil, Vis Feritas showed her followers how to live at peace with nature, and taught that civilization and freedom could coexist with the beauty of the wild. She used the plants, animals, and even weather of Vesta to protect the people, which lead to many evil gods and their servants burning her forests to the ground and poisoning nature to prevent it from being used against them. In the modern era, Vis Feritas overlooked the reconstruction of Vesta, rebuilding the damage done by generations of conquest and pillaging of the world and its resources, as well as the damages of the war. Her teachings were to value life and not to fear death, as it is a cycle of nature that all are a part of.

Many of Vis Feritas’s followers were elves or druids, and while respected by human cultures few heard the calling to serve with the open heart required to bond with nature. Worship of Vis Feritas involved the care of nature, preservation of natural cycles and expulsion of ancient pollutions. Traits associated with her followers are calm and understanding, emphasis of the connection between people and nature, care for others, charity, respect for the cycle of life and death, healing, and unity of all of Vesta. Vis Feritas appeared as a nude woman with floor-length brown hair and a crown of leaves and flowers, usually carrying a living staff and surrounded by animals. Her favored weapon is the longbow.

Domains: Animal, Good, Healing, Plant, Weather

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