The Ascendancy of the New Gods
“Perhaps there’s still a spot left for a certain bard of renown…”
Following the long period of decay and godless anarchy known as the Dark Ages, new gods began to emerge, forming a second (or third?) pantheon. Exact records of which gods were the first to ascend to immortality are sketchy at best, although most theologians believe that the pinnacles of law, chaos, good and evil were likely the first, with lesser gods of the various alignments later following.
Ancient texts reveal that these new gods were not born as deities, but mortals who somehow found a method of ascending to godhood themselves, filling the vacant spots in the pantheon left by the death of the old gods. This is a closely guarded secret, with only the most faithful of clergy typically learning the truth origins of the deities they serve. It is unlikely this fact would even be known to modern scholars, were it not for the knowledge preserved by the faithful of Chronos, god of truth and lore.