Since the gods don't play super directly into DDrop (or at least not yet as far as we have it written), I have some old versions of the history and list of gods that I think will probably be revised. So I'll post the older version first, and we'll work up to the new one. You'll notice that some overlap has developed between some old god names and new element names, and there are probably disparities between descriptions here and the newest info on matter/energy/spirit. Ignore those for now, I'll iron them out.
When referring to gods, use ""The"" + Common Name (first one listed) + Lore name (second one listed), such as "The Infinity Absolutus" or "The Primus Electus".
For a shorter version, use only the common name, except in the case of "Absolutus" which should use the Lore Name Absolutus only.
The Absolutus is the absolute being, the All-In-One, the Originator and Infinity, the Pleroma, or body of the universe. Its nature was hidden in its two closed fists: the Pylars. These Gods were revealed at the beginning of the universe, one by one, reflections of the nature of the Pleroma, body of the Absolutus — each Pylar with its own purpose. The Absolutus' design was for the Pylars to work in harmony, and though they did not, it is thought that their strife with each other and the loss of harmony in the universe may yet be rectified, since the nature of the Pylars is still, and always be, a part of the nature of the Absolutus.
The Pylars, or Overgods
1 Primus Electus
The mind and will / choice of the Absolutus. It was revealed to act, to execute that which the Absolutus desires, to change and mold the universe in time, separating the before and after, and allowing for change.
• Discrete existence
• Thought, Change, Time
• Choice, Will, the Mind
2 Void Echos
The Absolutus commands Primus to cut away the emptiness, separating it from his body, the Pleroma — creating the Void. Space and stillness are created. In this stillness abides the Spirit, the immaterial essence of the Pleroma, which cannot be touched or defiled.
• Peace, stillness
• Space (empty space)
• The Spirit Echo, the True Being, the Breath
3 Source Signus
The Absolutus commands Primus to cut a wound through his Pleroma body, forming an infinite current of Allblood — creating the Source. The Allblood of source is the root of all created matter and substances, and full of infinite potential.
• The cycle of flourishing life
• Matter in time
• The Soul (The Body-Mind-Essence)
4 Flourish Euphoria
"The Absolutus commands the Source to separate itself into two currents: the Ichor and the Murk, the substances of creation. The flow of matter in space is created in two rings — Ichor and Murk. These are then symbolized by two overlapping rings OO.
Absolutus' favored child the Flourish, the ultimate expression of his will, is revealed in this separation and creation of distinct substances. She commands the two currents of Ichor and Murk. The Murk has the potential for anything, and is all and nothing at once, a beauty in chaos. The Ichor is pure and completely itself - its beauty is in its uniformity and purity.
• Diversity, uniqueness
• Proliferation, Expansion
5 Law, Rule, Command, Canon, Creed (?)
Primus commands that Flourish create and allow proliferation in the Ichor and Murk, but that they remain separate, at great peril to the Pleroma. The Pylar of Law is revealed.
• Division / Stratification / Organization"
"Flourish created universes and worlds in the cascades of the Ichor and Murk, but over time became dissatisfied with her limitations of keeping them separate. She then disobeyed the Primus' law of separation by attempting to combine the two flows. The flows crossed, burning their two OO rings into the infinity symbol, aka the Twisted Ring — the Ichor on Murk continuously consuming and regenerating itself.
In doing so, Flourish created Allure, the possibility for that which did not exist (the Void-Dream), was not intended (the Twisted-Dream), and what could have been (the Flourish-Dream) — the three sides of Allure's nature. Allure is burdened by the weight of the three dreams and blinded (represented as blindfolded) by its divided nature, and begins to fall — its falling continues throughout all time, and its fall will mean the end of strife in cataclysm for that which was created by the twisting of the Source.
• Free Will
• Evaluation, Comparision, Weighing
• Creativity in searching, discovering, unmaking, re-inventing
• Desire for the non-existing, non-present, and even non-beneficial
7 Tryst (Mercy)
The Absolutus commands Primus to kill Flourish for its disobedience to the Primus' law, and the Primus refuses, revealing Tryst, the imbuement of value, the desire for that which is to remain, and the power of love and forgiveness. One of the three rods / pillars of Law was bent, changing his symbol.
• Value, Worth
• Creativity in refining and beautifying
• Desire for the existing and present
The creation of Tryst in the midst of Law revealed Paradox - a spinning shield held between Law and Tryst, balancing Justice and Forgiveness in order to prevent the two from destroying each other. It is therefore the divine mystery of the coexistence of Law and Tryst. It keeps the two separate, but sometimes crevices are found in its shield, and Tryst wins in spite of Law. Paradox also revealed the element of chance — for things to happen that are not a direct result of the Absolutus' (or the Pylar's) will.
• Division of Justice from Forgiveness, Law from Tryst
• ... and the balance between the two.
9 Ruin (Strife), Sorrow, Desolation (?)
"During the struggle for the universe to reveal Paradox (Tryst in spite of Law), Flourish crept silently into the Pleroma and drank of the Ichor and bathed in Murk. The Ichor formed within Flourish 12 seeds: The God-Eggs. The Murk shrouded her in a shadowy cloak that hid her glory.
Flourish was found by Law, but he was opposed by Allure. In the resulting struggle, Paradox flung his Shield into the fray, leaving to chance who would be victorious. In the struggle, the shield fell into the Murk stream. Flourish saw her chance to flee, and diverted the stream of Murk, spilling it out to form the Murk ocean, or unbounded empyrean beneath the Pleroma. The shield is now said the remain as the great divider between the two realms. The battle between Allur and Law revealed Ruin, emerging from the cataract of chaotic Murk — the breaking of the Pleroma and the shedding of its beings' blood through strife and war.
10 Absence (Death) Quietus
Flourish, becoming hidden by a cloudy cloak of Murk and shadow escapes. She then plunged into the Murk ocean, never to emerge - revealing in her place, rising back out of the Murk: the Pylar Absence, and death — an emptiness greater than the Void, for in it is no peace.
11 Labor, Toil (?)
The Pylars endlessly search for Flourish in the Murk throughout all the ages that were and are to come — revealing Labor, the loss of effort in time, and entropy working against all beings in pursuit of Flourish. This is why all things are born, derived, or refined from the Murk through great effort.
12 Devotion & Cheer (Twins)
The Pylars refused to give up hope in their search for Flourish, and revealed the twins Devotion and Cheer, the ability to hope and perservere in spite of Labor, Ruin, and Absence, and indeed laugh in the face of them. Their arrow shoots toward hope, the string of the bow laughing as it flies.
Some believe in the existence of Enigma, the last Pylar, which is unknown and unknowable until the end of time. Its presence is revealed in that the Absolutus and Pylars sometimes intervene in spite of Paradox. It is believed that Enigma will reveal the Absolutus' hidden purpose of redemption in the struggles of the Pylars, and redeem Flourish as the bride and mother of the universe.
• The great mystery of redemption
• Divine intervention that supercedes chance and luck