Each of the characters in this list is a member of a group of immortal beings, most of whom were worshiped as gods before the Sundering. Either right before, during, or immediately after that cataclysmic event, something happened to the gods. Without warning of any kind, they simply stopped communicating with mortals in any fashion. Priests lost access to the powers granted to them through their worship of these gods. In fact healing through supernatural means disappeared altogether. No one to this day has any idea exactly what happened to them. There are a number of competing hypotheses, but without evidence to back any of them, they remain unproven assertions.
This position holds that the gods saw the corruption of the world through technology and for one reason or another left. The gods who championed the cause of good are said to have left in disgust or hopelessness. The gods of evil left having completed their work with the ultimate prize of the destruction of the world. The others left knowing the world was at an end and seeing no reason to stay. Under this belief paradigm, technology is the ultimate sin for its role in not only causing the gods to leave, but in destroying the world.
This is the most widespread belief and is the official position of the Council of Wind.
This is the second most popular belief concerning the end of the gods, but it is not near the popularity of the first. It is mostly championed by bards and those strongly loyal to them.
This paradigm states that something more powerful that the gods came to Loar, fought the gods in a single battle, and destroyed them all in a moment. None had time to warn their followers or leave any hint as to what happened, except for Niaaca who spent the remainder of her immortality to create the Veil of Niaaca.
This position is actually split into two camps which has shadings into one another. Those few who hold to this belief say that the gods are still watching over Loar but that they do not interact with its people.
The first reason given for this is that the destruction of the world and the death of so many people (followers) weakened the gods to the point that they cannot interact any more. Only by a strong return of followers will the gods have power enough to act again. This is unlikely to happen as there are only just over 300 million people left and most of those do not worship any more due to anger, apathy, or ignorance.
The other possible reason, and this one has far fewer followers, is that the gods are angry or have some other reason to watch but not interfere any more. In all cases the gods are said to be testing the faith of the people but in more than 1600 years, the people's faith has only waned.
Other beliefs concerning the departed gods exist, but they are more conjecture to be tossed about by the bored. One example is that a great battle is being waged among the stars that the gods of Loar were called to participate in somehow and they have not had the capacity to return for it. These beliefs are myriad and fleeting.
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