Zeinos a neutral-aligned deity in the world of Orentil. He is called the All-seeing, the Father of the Forest, and Nature’s Guardian. He is often credited with the creation of Elves, Gnomes, and fey. Zeinos is depicted as is portrayed as an old man as tall and strong as an oak tree. He has a long beard that resembles tree moss. Leaves and vines are wrapped around his body, forming a cloak of sorts.
Zeinos teaches that Good and Evil are an illusion, and that all that exists is the natural balance maintained by certain relationships: predator and prey, winter and spring, life and death. Good and evil is, according to followers of Xilos, at best another of these processes, at worst an illusion which other churches use to rally supporters to their cause. Also central to the teachings of Zeinos is the idea of Karma as a fundamental principle of the universe, ensuring balance in all things. Different groups of people interpret this fundamental truth in different ways.
Sects of Zeinos Worship
Church of Soran (LN) – A sect that sees justice as balance.
Peacekeepers (TN) – A peaceful, ascetic sect that emphasizes personal spiritual growth and nonviolence.
Forest Guardians (CN) – A group of warriors who fight against civilization’s encroachment on the natural order.