IC - IN CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
God of the Humans, Seafarers, Travel and Water.
sail over waves
Padorn, Clouds and Noradim
Situated in the fair City of Padorn is the main shrine of
Orades, the creator of humankind. His followers worship him
as the patron of sea-trade, the oceans and travel, asking
for his blessings and luck whenever they leave their homes.
Oft you will find a fellowship of travellers set out with
their ships to cross the oceans with goods of their home
port. They help each other, and they will gather in prayer
to Orades before the trip to ask for good winds and speed,
and that no harm should befall them.
Although the teachings of Orades do not harp on lawfulness
to the letter concerning the acquisition of wealth, they
strictly forbid malicious violence or murder, to honour his
gift of life and soul to humankind.
OOC - OUT OF CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
Orades is one of the major gods. He was created by
AO who gave to him the task to bring life to the world. And
Orades created the humans, a comparably short lived race
which made up for their shorter life spans in the way they
explored and conquered, and with the sheer intensity with
which they embraced life.
Consequently the humans spread quickly across the world,
founding homes and cities everywhere, while most of the
other races remained in their own regions.
Water is, like fire, an element of life. The humans learned
quickly that with some work, they could build ships and
travel over the seas. Prayers were sent to Orades to keep
the humans from falling off the edge of the world when they
started seafaring. But even the one or other dwarf has been
seen praying to Orades when he could not avoid entering one
of the dreaded waterfaring vessels.
Among non-human population, Orades is just viewed as some
kind of patron for the safe travels over sea. The humans
view him as a major deity though, and while not to an extend
as the dwarves view Swarnigul, still a very important deity.
Within the world people usually see Orades as a neutral
god who does not really take part in the struggle between
"good" and "evil".
Among the Pantheon
Orades is regarded as neutral.