Upheaval in Zhaltssom
The Old Gods
Currently, there is little information on the old gods. What is known is that the old gods were usurped and destroyed 1500 years ago, ushering in the “New Era” noted on calendars in Zhaltssom. The time of the old gods is known on calendars as B.N.E. – Before New Era.
Additionally, it is known that the old gods were a fair bit more active in mortal affairs than the current pantheon, and some of them directly represented certain races in Zhaltssom. This information was provided by the elves, dwarves, and gnomes. Reputedly, the gnomes adapted well to the change and that is why they are somewhat thriving. The decline of the elves and dwarves can be directly traced to beginning at the transition between pantheons, but neither race is sure why the decline is so linked to this event – and indeed, the current pantheon is generally silent about this kind of thing.
“The Old Gods” are a catch-all term that can be used to insert gods from other settings. Beware, however, that deities who fall under this category will take longer to manifest their pleasure or displeasure compared to the commonly-known deities.