Macaronic nonce coinage from mal-, from Latin malus (“bad”), + theism (compare misotheism and dystheism).
We're going to make it. We're going to make it!
The small ship pulled free of the planet's gravity well. Its few inhabitants slumped in their seats, their features wracked with exhaustion and fear.
"We made it," one said, tears of relief flowing from her eyes. "We're safe."
One of the men grunted and gripped his seat tightly. Another looked at him in concern. "What is it? What do you feel?"
"Anger." Fear was evident in his voice. "They aren't happy. He isn't happy."
"Well, they won't get us back. I wouldn't come within twelve light-years of this system for a million credits, once we're gone. I only hope nobody else stumbles across it," he added grimly.
"What about the others? The ones who stayed behind?"
Another gritted his teeth. "I imagine they'll do fine. Those wandering tribes came from somewhere."
"You think... they were crash survivors? Like us?" Asked a horrified voice.
"Or their descendants. How else do you explain genuine humans on an alien world?"
The psionic grunted. "Let's just get out of here. The further we are from this planet, the happier I'll be."
The ship sailed away, carrying its passengers to safety... but they were no more the planet's last victims than they were its first.
Goddess of deception and seduction. Patron goddess of giant spiders. As evil and treacherous as she is beautiful. There are several small shrines to her in the western swamp.
God of death. Is served by the enslaved spirits of his enemies. Troll and human sacrifices are offered to him on altars in the west and east.
God of vision and cruelty. Considered the spirit of the northern mountain. Keeps tabs on all who land on the planet, and toys with them until others claim them. A large statue of him exists atop the mountain.
Goddess of deception, malice, and vengeance. The little sister of the Weaver. Feared by all native peoples. Human tribes sacrifice to her to appease her and prevent her from killing them. Altars for this purpose exist, one to the north of the crash and one to the southeast.
God of disease. Patron god of trolls. Often works through troll servants, loves toying with victims in this way. Many trolls carry small idols of Zzerkas.
God of mischief. Patron god of imps and goblins. Loves to play devastating jokes on mortals. The Shrine of Mishik rests in the center of a goblin settlement in the east
God of madness and betrayal. Patron god of all who have been driven insane by the planet. Loves to make mortals betray each other to their deaths or drive their friends insane and force them to kill them. The Temple of Madness is just past the southwestern mountain.
Goddess of 'love.' Patron goddess of nymphs and dryads. She and her servants exist mostly to the south at another common crash sight. Their job is to distract people, but they mostly do it for fun, not out of malice. A large idol to her exist on the coast of the Sea far to the south, and southern Amazons sometimes carry idols to her.
God of the stars. Uses his evil magic to lure ship to the system and crash them on Ereboran.
And last but not least:
Lord of the Gods.
Gorthaur rules over the other gods and over all the inhabitants of the planet with an iron fist. He is incredibly powerful. THe Great Temple contains statues of all the gods, but his is largest, and the Temple is considered to be his. Some sorcerors and witch doctors carry talismans to grant them his blessing and power.
And there you have it. Finally. I should have posted that a long time ago. Let me know if there are any horrible gaps in it I haven't though of.[/quote]