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A quasi-deity, also called a hero deity, was a term to describe the lowest rank of the deities.[1][2]


A quasi-deity once meant that a being was immortal and superior to any mortal creature.[1] A quasi-deity's mundane movement speed was superior to that of a mortal creature.[3] Some quasi-deities could not grant spells.[1] True dragons who mastered the art of a dragon ascendant represented an exception, for they could grant spells to those who dedicated themselves to them.[4] A quasi-deity was completely immune to every attempt to tamper with its mind, sap its vitality, or force it into a different form. It had a strong defense against magic but only a limited defense against heat. Weapons not enchanted with magic of an epic scope could not hurt a quasi-deity without problems. These defenses against magic, heat, and non-magical physical attacks grew stronger as a deity rose in rank.[5] After the events of the Second Sundering, the Dead Three also became quasi-deities, due to their lack of intent to follow Ao's new rules regarding mortal interaction.[6]


Quasi-deities were subdivided in three categories:[2]

Creatures born of the union between a deity and a mortal.[1] This was the weakest form of quasi-deity.[2]
These creatures were created by deities. Titans could come into being deliberately, such as through being forged or willed into existence by a deity or as the offspring of two deities; or unwittingly, such as the blood spilled by a deity.[2]
Deities who had lost their followers and became nearly powerless. They were regarded as "dead" by mortals, but could still be contacted and still possessed some latent power.[2]

True dragons could attain quasi-godhood by mastering the art of a dragon ascendant.[7]

If a quasi-deity amassed a sufficiently high number of followers, it could then ascend to true godhood.[2]

Notable Quasi-Deities[]


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