Most deities in this world are local tutelary spirits called Lares (singular Lar). Typically a lar is worshiped in a particular town or village or it is honoured in some out-of-the-way sacred place such as a spring or grove of ancient trees. A lar will have a shrine containing either an idol or some other physical embodiment of the divinity. Such an idol is always unique and more than a mere representation of the divinity: it is the focal point of the lar's presence in the world.
Lares are traditionally referred by an epithet. Speaking the name of a lar is taboo and invites divine displeasure. In many places, the true name of the local lar has been utterly forgotten.
Lares of Fellgate Edit
A couple of lares are kept in Fellgate: