Rank 0: Creatures of this rank are sometimes called quasi-deities or hero deities.
Creatures that have a mortal and a deity as parents also fall into this
category. These entities cannot grant spells, but are immortal and usually have
one or more ability scores that are far above the norm for their species. They
may have some worshipers. Ordinary mortals do not have a divine rank of 0. They
lack a divine rank altogether.
Rank 1–5: These entities, called demigods, are the weakest of the deities. A demigod can
grant spells and perform a few deeds that are beyond mortal limits. A demigod
has anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand devoted mortal worshipers and
may receive veneration or respect from many more. A demigod controls a small
godly realm (usually on an Outer Plane) and has minor control over a portfolio
that includes one or more aspects of mortal existence. A demigod might be very
accomplished in a single skill or a group of related skills, gain combat
advantages in special circumstances, or be able to bring about minor changes in
reality itself related to the portfolio.
Rank 6–10: Called lesser deities, these entities grant spells and can perform more powerful
deeds than demigods can. Lesser deities have anywhere from a few thousand to
tens of thousands of worshipers and control larger godly realms than demigods.
They also have keener senses where their portfolios are concerned.
Rank 11–15: These entities are called intermediate deities. They have hundreds of thousands
of mortal worshipers and control larger godly realms than demigods or lesser
Rank 16–20: Called greater deities, these entities may have millions of mortal worshipers,
and they command respect even among other deities. The most powerful of greater
deities rule over other deities just as mortal sovereigns rule over commoners.
Rank 21+: These entities are beyond the ken of mortals and care nothing for worshipers. They do not grant spells, do not answer prayers, and do not respond to queries. If they are known at all, it is to a handful of scholars on the Material Plane. They are called overdeities. In some pantheistic systems, the consent of an overdeity is required to become a god.
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