The Athar are a faction in the Planescape setting. The foundation of their philosophy is that the beings called gods -- Zeus and Thor and Pelor and Mystra and Bahamut and all those entities worshipped all over the planes -- are not worthy of worship.
Divine power, the Athar believe, comes from faith and conviction, and one need not worship a god to cultivate it - one can simply believe in one's self, and power all the divine miracles of any cleric. The gods falsely claim monopoly over this power, and act like petty tyrants, with holy wars and fragile egoes and totalitarian attitudes toward their worshipers.
The faction's headquarters in Sigil is the Shattered Temple, in the Lower Ward.
On the planes, their main center of power is the Athar Citadel, on the Astral Plane.
List of Notable Faction MembersEdit
|Terrance||Factol||Human||Cleric||♂||Lawful Good||A gentle, peaceful figure|
|Caylean||Tiefling||Ranger||♂||Chaotic Good||Optimistic and cheerful|
|Hobard||Githzerai||Wizard||♂||Chaotic Neutral||A pessimistic, drab figure|
|Tobias Gnoas||Factor||Human||Cleric||♂||Neutral||Proud, serious, and dedicated to the Athar. Runs the Citadel.|
|Garla Fistian||Athaon||Half-Elf||Cleric||♀||Lawful Neutral||Handles administrative tasks for the Citadel.|
|Ridgath Ro||Bariaur||Fighter||♂||Lawful Good||Trains the guards for the Citadel.|
|Bria Mossiki||Human||Wizard||♀||Neutral||Runs the library at the Citadel.|