Return of Hadrach
The human Pantheon is slightly reinterpreted for Tesra…
The Pumpkin Queen (Laifa)
Head of the Pantheon — Tesrans believe Laifa was the superior deity, and Temur was just her consort who grew jealous and convinced the Draimans he was in charge. The Goddess’ intercession allowed Tesra to break away by empowering a witch named Nicolia Tesra to lead a revolt. Called Pumpkin Queen because she appeared before Nicolia in a pumpkin patch.
The Blacksmith (Temur)
Laifa’s consort; considered a pitiable character whose skill at metalworking was a pale imitation of the Pumpkin Queen’s ability to create life. While the Queen was away, the Blacksmith (sometimes Blacksmith Prince) bragged to everyone that he had built the entire world from a single stone; according to Tesrans, the foolish wizards of Draima believed him.
The Harvester (Murgle)
Dark lord of the underworld, seen in agrarian terms — he harvests souls in the same way humans harvest crops. Beyond the metaphor, little of his portrayal is changed.
The Seagull (Grunnush)
Second son of Laifa and Temur; revered by sailors as the patron of navigation and storms.
The Sun (Palenon)
Considerably less important to the seagoing Tesrans, who value starlight to aid in advanced navigation. His role as the source of magic is contested, as many Tesrans consider arcane power to be a tool given wizards by The Blacksmith.
The Moon (Marsa)
Almost unchanged. As women have a slightly higher status in Tesra than in Draima (although not by much — both societies are pretty egalitarian), her negative aspects are not as emphasized.
The Traveler (Elise)
While the Tesrans have no illusions as to her evil nature, their more mobile lifestyle has led them to make regular offerings to this goddess.
The Fool (Vurda)
This deity is mocked in Tesra, and held up as a symbol of everything that is wrong with Draima. At the annual Harvest Festival, clowns dress up as Vurda — in older times, he’d be wearing Draiman wizard’s robes — and stumble around town acting like buffoons and pretending to perform magic tricks; it is considered good luck for a small child to kick one of these clowns during the festival.