The Old Gods is a term used in URealms, originating in Unexpected Discovery in Season Two. It refers to the viewers of the URealms Live show, who watch and donate to the Supporter Events and vote on the Divine Decision during the show.
The Old Gods are described as existing before the Realms have existed and long after the Realms end. They are said to wield an absolute power, swaying and shaping the events of the Realms. Being a group of omnipotent beings, they have no physical existence in the world, and can be seen as even more powerful than the Sun Dragon Gods, who created the utopia that existed before the Birth of Magic.
Interaction with Characters
Very few characters are seen to be aware of the existence of the Old Gods. However, the Old Gods affect nearly every event seen during Campaigns by the use of Supporter Events. Through this, they shape the world, altering the story told about these characters. The largest known examples of the Old Gods affecting the Realms are the Birth of Magic--caused by their killing of Phanto--and the introduction of the Sins of the Unforgotten. Select few Old Gods are seen affecting large decisions, such as Gwyneth Sunsword becoming the next Grand Paladin in the Grand Paladin Order, or Bopen convincing the city of Deadlantis to go to war with the living. These decisions are called Divine Decisions.
List of Characters aware of the Old Gods
- Nader Leomaris: Through the URealms Forums.
- Phineas Barringster: Through the URealms Forums.
- Empusa: Implied through Buckeroos.
- Chimera: Implied through Buckeroos.
- Maelstrom: Implied through Sandbold clone illusion in The Skeleton King and talking about the old gods in The Sandbolds.
- Lyn Azveltara: Had direct connection with Spiff and later talked to Rohbear Leomaris about the how she received visions from the “God of Gods” during a Dreamweaver vision in Lyn Azveltara Gaiden.
- Rohbear Leomaris: Implied connection with the Old Gods when he talked to Lyn about how he had obeyed the old gods in the past durning a Dreamweaver vision in Lyn Azveltara Gaiden.
- Galen Sunsword: After receiving a Sin of the Unforgotten, Galen can see and hear the Old Gods. Revealed in Galen Sunsword: Private Investigator.