The World of Eora is a news and lore podcast about the Pillars of Eternity games and Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming release, Avowed.
Ep. #9: Berath, Pt. II
So I didn't quite get to *all* of the Berath-related lore in the last episode and in this one I hope to fill in a bunch of those gaps. Like last episode, most of it should be spoiler-free, and any spoilers that may pop up I give a warning so you can skip/mute.
Today's episode is much more focused on Berath's personality, as well as her clergy. This is where the rubber meets the road, as it were.
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Ep. #8: Berath, Goddess of Death, Pt. I
Also known as the Twinned God, Berath is one of the major players in the pantheon of Eora (the fantasy world of Pillars of Eternity / Avowed). I mean, *all* the gods are major players in the pantheon, but Berath is one of the deities your Pillars player character will interact with more. As well, fresh on the heels of Ep. 4/5/6 when we looked at the Aedyran Empire, Berath is one of the patron deities of that society...in fact, 'Berath' is the Aedyran name for that god over death, cycles, doorways, portals, and inevitability. I'm getting sidetracked...
Join me in today's episode as we dive into the first of a two-part (maybe?) look at this iconic deity. Given Berath's presence in Eora, we will likely see signs of the god in Avowed, because we most certainly do in Pillars of Eternity (especially in PoE2: Deadfire).
Ep. #7: The Gods of Eora, Overview [SPOILER HEAVY]
Almost all epic fantasy stories have a unique pantheon of deities as part of their lore. Eora is no different. Using information from Pillars of Eternity I (and a little bit of II) let's take a look at the gods of Eora in general. This episode goes over the nature, history and names/domains of the gods. This episode contains MAJOR spoilers for Pillars of Eternity. Unfortunately there is no way to discuss the gods of Eora without getting into some of the important narratives from the Pillars games, and we can't not discuss the gods. Future episodes featuring deities will be as spoiler free as possible so everyone can partake.
Ep. #6: History of Aedyr, Pt. II (Expanding Borders)
Aedyr is an empire referenced multiple times (subtlety) in Avowed's reveal trailer. In Ep. 4 we looked at their empire's origin, in Ep. 5 we took a look at their culture. In this episode we conclude our dive into Aedyr by looking at their colonization efforts in the Dyrwood (the setting for Pillars of Eternity). Perhaps now your Aedyr character background will have a little more meaning for you.
Ep. #5: Aedyran Culture
In the previous episode, we took a look at the origins of the Aedyr Empire (the nation heavily referenced through Avowed's reveal trailer). Before we continue on into the history of Aedyr's colonization efforts, let's take a step back and see what the average Aedyran is like. In this episode we go over some unique Aedyran holidays, take a look at the Aedyran language, and analyze the Aedyran value system.
Ep. #4: History of Aedyr, Pt. I (Origins)
The Aedyrans are a nation of people who's presence is hinted at throughout the Avowed Reveal Trailer. What better place to start than with a people group who are both foundational to the Pillars settings, as well as involved in all we have for Avowed. Join me as I read through an in-game lore book exploring the unique origins for this elf-human cultural amalgamation. Twitter: @worldofeora; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; send questions or comments to be read on the show :)