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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]

DescriptionEdit

A quasi-deity 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]

A quasi-deity 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]

SocietyEdit

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

Demigods 
Creatures born of the union between a deity and a mortal.[1] This was the weakest form of quasi-deity.[2]
Titans 
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]
Vestiges 
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.[6]

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

Notable Quasi-DeitiesEdit

  • Tchazzar was a fully developed dragon ascendant who granted spells to his own church.[7]

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