Kritteka, the Crale home planet, was once roamed by many tribes. Each tribe had their own deity or deities. Some were monotheists and some polytheists. Not a single tribe on Kritteka was atheist at the time of The Great Converging. Nearly 2400 Galactic Standard Years (nearly 2800 Earth years) ago a great hero rose from the Northern tar pits. He was named Akhai, derived from the God of Death, Akhurom. Akhai was the leader of the largest tribe on Kritteka.
Akhai was an ample war mongerer, and his armies conquered all of Kritteka within his lifetime. Akhai's reign lasted for more than 80 years, but he didn't see the day for Kritteka to be truly unified as an unanimous nation. Akhai's two sons, Gherm and Ghajit inherited the unified Kritteka and began forming the first version of the Republican Senate. Ghajit eventually assassinated Gherm due to envy in his popularity amongst the people. After this act, Ghajit took Gherm's wife as his own and crowned himself the first Sun Emperor of Kritteka. And so the long lasting Sun Empire of Kritteka was born.
Along the unification of Kritteka, the Craelic religions started melting together into the Craleic Pantheon as we know it today. At this date, the Craleic Pantheon holds a total of seven deities. Not every Crale worship them all – they are selective and personal traits. Crale deities are all genderless, and are therefore referred to as such.
The God of Death. Akhurom originates in the Northern Tar Pits. The Northerners were a furious, war mongering and brutal tribe. Their tribe was famous for their warriors and steep cliff castles that were impregnable. The Northeners covered themselves in tar and drew Akhurom's sign on their chest before battle. Akhurom is considered an arrogant and a demanding deity and is worshipped by soldiers and mercenaries.
The Sun God. Furion originates from the equatorian tribes, as the equator is the area which bathes in the sun's warm rays all-year-round. Furion is portrayed as a loving and caring deity, as it gives the people the possibility for agriculture and it controls the weather. Furion is worshipped by almost all agriculturers and those who live as one with the nature, such as the Crale outcasts.
Furion is also considered the God of Life, as it provides the possibility to live on the surface of their planet. Furion is the only deity with a dual role, and as such is worshipped by the majority of the Crale.
The Sun Emperor of Kritteka derives his right to rule the Crale from Furion directly, and so the Sun Emperors are also considered deities themselves. An interesting fact about the Sun Emperor's palace is, that it's been built on the equator, so that the Sun Emperor could absorb Furion's wisdom by bathing in it's ray's each day.
The God of Food and Joy. Ermenis' story began on the Southern regions where the Crale developed the most delicious cookings. The Southeners worship Ermenis, as it gave them the knowledge to prepare great feasts and introduced music and celebration into their society. The annual harvest celebration, Gael Erm, is held on the day of first harvest, and is easily the largest national celebration in Kritteka. Even though the Qeran are atheist, they participate in Gael Erm due to their incredible culinary arts.
The Forest God. Kreite is considered to be the heart of Kritteka itself. Kreite is a twin god to Ariana, the Moon God. Although Kreite is the spirit of Kritteka, the God is not worshipped by many. Kreite was widely forgotten in the time of the technological boom and as such is only remembered by Outcasts who avoid the big cities.
Kreite is thought to manifest in Korilians, the forest spirits found around the forests circling the magnetic plateaus. Korilians are a well known tourist attraction due to their seductive glow. Korilians are in this day and age protected by environmental laws due to the harvesting of their magnetic dust. Korilian dust was formerly used in Apparitions, the Moon League's protectors. Apparitions were ghastly mechanical spectres, bodyguards to the Moon League, a secretive order of the Crale who worshipped Ariana, the Moon God.
The Moon God. Ariana is a twin god to Kreite. Together Ariana and Kreite were considered to be the hallowed protectors of Kritteka. Ariana's scholars, the Moon League and their Apparitions were the authority when it came to public order in Kritteka before the Sun Empire was found. The early Sun Emperors felt like they were challenged by a rival faction in controlling Kritteka and so many of the Moon League scholars were sanctioned a death sentence. The Moon League is currently a secret order and their members are scattered all around Kritteka.
Ariana has two children whom manifest as the two smaller moons of Kritteka. The larger one being Ghefaist, The God of Luck and Wealth, and the smaller one being Immea, The God of Deception. Ariana is the first moon of Kritteka while Ghefaist and Immea are the second and the third moons of Kritteka.
The God of Luck and Wealth. Ghefaist is the second moon of Kritteka. Ghefaist is widely worshipped by businessmen, bankers and gamblers. Worshippers of Ghefaist are thought to be ruthless and unforgiving people, only thinking of themselves and money. Ghefaist followers can often be recognized from a platinum coin sewn onto their collar. This symbol represents great wealth and influence.
The God of Deception. Immea is the third moon of Kritteka. Immea is the conscience of thieves and criminals. Worshipped by spies and thieves, Immea provides moonlight to Krittekan night owls doing their criminal deeds. On the equator Immea is the brightest moon on the night sky, while Ariana and Ghefaist can only be seen slightly on top of the horizon, Immea glides across the sky.