The Unending Night
The Circle of the Sun King (Wygrievian Humans)
This faith is dedicated to a patriarchal father-god known as the Sun King. This lord of all creation supposedly wears the sun as his crown and is served by the stars, the most prominent of which are the five attendant gods who serve as his liaisons between the heavens and the mortal plane. The Sun King has no dealings with the mortal world (it is said that if he were to ever focus his attention on the world it would be burnt to a crisp) so the lesser gods are the ones who carry out his work below.
These gods make up the circle, the council of the Sun King, who manage particular aspects of mortal affairs. The first, the right hand of the Sun King, is the Councilor. He is said to have been the first human lord (or first Tiefling freeman, etc.), who convinced men to build keeps, fortresses, and eventually cities rather than submit to the crude tribal loyalties of the wild men to the Shrouded Hills. The Councilor represents reason, order, justice, and mercy, and human kings are told to keep the Councilor always in their thoughts.
Two gods deal with death. First is the Smuggler, often depicted as a squat, gruff man who guides souls from the mortal plane to the empty plane between our world and the heavens. There, the mysterious god Mix, judges the dead. It is said that when you first glimpse Mix you see your own face staring back. He is depicted as a faceless figure draped from head to foot in a flowing robe, light blue with golden sunbursts at the top and pitch black at the foot. It is Mix who decides whether a soul is worthy of dwelling in the Sun King’s realm or whether it should be cast down to the eternal blackness that dwells beneath the world.
The last three gods are patrons to commoners. The Tinker is an artisan god worshiped by skilled workers, the Traveler is a herald of trade and adventure, worshiped by merchants and adventurers. These gods are often thought to masquerade as petty mortals, so they tend to crop up in works of art as the likeness of a particular patron or subject with a sun-like halo glowing behind their head. The last, the Beggar, is also said to frequent the mortal plane. This protector god is particularly attentive to the prayers of the poor and downtrodden. He is often depicted as a tall figure, his features scratched out by dozens of scars. The figure is garbed in beggar’s rags and equipped with a peasant-farmer’s sickle or scythe.