All people good and evil worship the Nine Gods of Jono who are known as the Noven. A Temple of the Noven is most commonly called a Nove, but can also be referred to as a Temple of Nine or a Temple of the Noven. While the Noven are worshiped as a group, each god represents an ideal or desire sought after by mortal men. The gods are equal in all things, and no temple places one ahead of the others. The names of the gods are as follows:
Bilanc God of Balance (N)
Carita Goddess of Charity (NG)
Casus Goddess of Luck (CN)
Frihed God of Freedom (CG)
Pravda Goddess of Justice (LG)
Pushtet God of Power (NE)
Rigdom God of Wealth (LE)
Roem Goddess of Fame (CE)
Zakon God of Law (LN)
Services are held once a week at the Nove which include singing, prayers, and the serving of Nine Spice Soup. The preparation of Nine Spice Soup is central to the weekly worship which focuses on blending all of the nine sacred spices to create a delicious meal. The soup varies from region to region, but is always served by the presiding priest to the entire assemblage.
A single holy symbol (pictured below) called the Enneagram is used by the followers of the Noven.
Clerics of Noven
A cleric of the Noven worships and respects all of the Nine Gods. Therefore they can choose any alignment, and any domain that does not conflict with the character’s alignment. The favored weapon of the Noven is a the Flail. (usually with 9 heads)
Paladins of Noven
A Paladin of Noven worships and respects all of the Nine Gods, but must choose one of the nine to be his or her patron deity. Unlike other Paladins a worshipers of the Noven can be of any alignment, but must be within one alignment shift of their patron deity. The paladin’s Lay on Hands and Channel Positive Energy abilities are still treated as positive energy no matter what alignment the Paladin or their patron deity actually is. Evil paladins smite good and neutral paladins must choose to either smite good or evil. Once chosen the paladin’s smite alignment cannot be changed. Paladins who become barbarians are treated as ex-paladins, and barbarians who become paladins are treated as ex-barbarians because the classes conflict with each other. If an ex-paladin/barbarian undergoes atonement they become a paladin/ex-barbarian There is no circumstance in which a character can maintain their full paladin and barbarian abilities at the same time.
Clerics of the false gods
Any cleric who worships a deity other than the Noven is a worshiper of a false god. The player is responsible for providing the DM a short (1-2 pages) written description of the deity including domains, code of conduct, and the favored weapon. The player should be aware that there will be no temples dedicated to this deity and that the followers of Noven will consider the cleric to be a heretic. If the player does not submit a description of their deity or the DM does not approve the deity, the cleric will be treated as an ex-cleric until the DM approves a written description of the deity.
Paladins of the false gods
Just like a cleric, paladins can choose to follow a deity other than the Noven. These paladins are also considered heretics by the followers of the Noven, and must follow all of the rules presented in the Core Rules, including alignment restrictions. The player is responsible for providing the DM a short (1-2 page) written description of the deity and their Code of Conduct. If the player does not submit a description of their deity or the DM does not approve the deity, the paladin will be treated as an ex-paladin until the DM approves a written description of the deity.
Clerics who choose not worship a deity are called Universal Clerics. They may select any two domains that do not conflict with their alignment as per the Core Book. Univeral Clerics may choose one martial weapon as their favored weapon.
Paladins who choose not to follow the Noven must follow all the rules, including alignment, presented in the Core Rules. The player is responsible for providing the DM with a very short (1-2 paragraphs) written description of the paladin’s Code of Conduct.