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Sovereign host 4e

4th Edition version of the symbol of the Sovereign Host.

The Sovereign Host
Alignment LG
Portfolio Civilization, craft, growth, plenty, community, justice.
Domains Any domain associated with the individual members
Favored Weapon Longsword


The Sovereign Host is the only confirmed 'pantheon' of Eberron. They are a marked contrast to the majority of deities in the rest of the D&D campaign worlds due to the fact that they are removed, distant, and uninvolved in the affairs of Eberron. This has lead some to speculate that the Sovereign Host does not actually exist and the power of clerics that worship them are provided by some other force. Others say this is unlikely due to the near universal nature of Sovereign Host worship across the world of Eberron.

Worshipers of the Sovereign Host are called Vassals and they are divided across a wide variety of churches and organizations across Eberron. There is no central hierarchy to worship of the various gods of the Sovereign Host and practices vary tremendously between sects.

The Sovereign Host is composed of nine gods but they formerly numbered thirteen before the casting out of four members of the Dark Six. The Traveler and the Shadow are not members of the Sovereign Host. The Shadow being the literal shadow of Aureon while the Traveler seems to have come from someplace else.

The Sovereign Host does not have an afterlife that promises paradise to followers. Instead, it is believed that all souls go to Dolurrh the Plane of the Dead regardless of their virtue in life. A heresy of the Sovereign Host suggests that the plane will eventually be touched by their presence and it will become a paradise that the dead can enjoy. Worshipers do not give offering to the Host for a pleasant afterlife but instead for material gain in this life.

the Sovereign Host is a great deal more tolerant of other religions than the militant followers of the Silver Flame. Worshipers of the Sovereign Host believe that all other deities are (mis)interpretations or corruptions of members of the Host or the Dark Six. In spite of this, certain militant sects like those of Dol Arrah or Dol Dorn have no problem with forced conversion.

Another heresy of the Sovereign Host depicts them as Dragons rather than people. This view is widely loathed by the average Vassal of the Host, however in Argonessen there are some evidence suggesting that the Sovereign Host were originally founded on powerful dragons at the dawn of civilization.See Faiths of Eberron and Dragons of Eberron (citation needed)
Octogram

3rd edition version of the symbol of the Sovereign Host.

Variant Sects Edit

HistoryEdit

Worship of the Sovereign Host is believed to have originated in eastern Sarlona, in the region of Pyrine. Pyrine is currently a bastion of the Path of Inspiration and is one of the most entirely converted regions of the Riedran Empire, but if the scholars and historians are to be believed, there are likely ruins and artifacts important to the faith still extant in Pyrine and its surrounding regions.

The Sovereign Host
Arawai · Aureon · Balinor · Boldrei · Dol Arrah · Dol Dorn · Kol Korran · Olladra · Onatar


Faiths of Eberron
The Silver Flame | The Sovereign Host | The Dark Six | The Blood of Vol | The Cults of the Dragon Below | The Path of Light | The Undying Court | The Lord of Blades | The Becoming God | Druidic Sects


Behind the Scenes Edit

The Sovereign Host seems to have been partially inspired by Greek and Roman pantheons of gods.

References Edit

Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and James Wyatt (2004). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3274-0. Faith of Eberron

Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Ari Marmell, and C.A. Suleiman (2006). Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3934-6. Eberron campaign guide

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