Deity refers to a race of Gods or Goddesses who have supernatural powers.
The deities are split into two groups: the ones that govern over Xenia, and those that created Aernas. Several other deities also exist, though they are not defined into groups. They are also seemingly less powerful, lacking the divinity and immortality that the major deities have.
Xenia is a unique continent, as it is divided into smaller sections on which each a certain god is able to give influence over. There are 6 Deities that are met, most having protectors.
Each Deity of Xenia (except for Gaia) bear a large, yellow emblem on their back, representing their attribute.
One of the deities, Thanatos, was corrupted by evil and began world conquest, eventually overpowering the other five deities and took over Xenia. Samsara was prompted to contact the Grand Chase to overthrow Thanatos, and upon their arrival, he told them to acquire the Deity Orbs and use their powers to defeat the Ascendant God.
However, after Thanatos' defeat, Ashtaroth appears and steals his Deity Orb, then has Void steal the rest of the Orbs from the Chase's possession in Thunder Hammer, and uses the six orbs to create the Soul Stone to wreak havoc and gain powers equal to that of the deities.
The first god introduced, Samsara bears a large star-shaped emblem on his back, as his attribute is Circulation. He is firstly introduced as a "Voice" in Kastulle Ruins (Battle for Bermesiah), requesting the Grand Chase's help. He makes his physical appearance in the Temple of Cuatal where he is attempting to resist the corruption, with Vanessa and Amy supporting him. Unfortunately, the Grand Chase were too late; he is under the control of the Ascendant God, and has no control over his mind and body. He is defeated by the Grand Chase and is freed from the shackles of evil with the latter story, Amy's alliance, and the offering of his Orb of Cycles.
The God of Flames, and the second god introduced, Starkiln bears a large, dual sided flame on his back, for the attribute of Fire. He along with Perseo and Gaia are not corrupted by the Ascendant God, though heavily afflicted by his negative effects. He attacks out of misconception, thinking that the Grand Chase may be allies of the Ascendant God (changed in Season 3, accusing them as "sinners"). After he is defeated, he apologizes and states that he is like his volcanoes; not easily calmed once ignited. Starkiln then proceeds to offer his Orb of Hell Fire, but not before asking the chase to finish their duty immediately. This is because once the gate has been opened, they will have to protect themselves from stronger attacks.
The Goddess of Judgment, Yamini resides at the Altar of Judgment, located in a snowy region. She was also a fallen warrior while battling against the Ascendant God. After removing the chains bounded by darkness, she apologizes for her inactions and grants the Orb of Judgment.
The God of Destruction, "Lord" Perseo reigns over a desert region, and resides at the Temple of Destruction. While the Grand Chase battles him, he was really testing their abilities to the fullest extent. He and Gaia attempted to flee Thanatos by sealing up their powers, though it failed, and requests the Chase save Gaia before she falls from utter doom. He then wishes the Chase with luck while passing on his Orb of Destruction.
The Goddess of Life, she reigns the Forest of Life. "Lady" Gaia was trapped within Rukkha before Grand Chase had arrived. Being freed, she thanks the Chase due to the fact she may have permanently been sealed in Rukkha forever. She then wishes their luck before facing the epic battle with Thanatos while granting them the Orb of Life.
Thanatos, also known as the Ascendant God, is the major antagonist of the Xenia and Silver Land Continents. Dwelling into the dark forces, he corrupted and controlled many beings, including his brethren, and as such, is incredibly powerful. He has three forms (four counting the pet).
He may have actually been kind once according to Iblis, but it is likely that he was "playing his game".
The Ascendant God, with the help of the Deity Orbs, was defeated by the Grand Chase once and for all. However, before they can take his Orb, Ashtaroth, Thanatos' right-hand soldier, steals the Orb and flees.
In addition to the deities of Xenia, four goddesses existed when the creators still inhabited Aernas. Not much is known about any of them save for Agnesia, who was known to have sacrificed her immortality and godhood to seal away the Malevolent Horde.
At the beginning of time, a time so long ago that it cannot be determined, the Creator had created deities, the ones who will be responsible for creation of the universe, and the demons, who will be responsible for destruction.
Sometime before Kounat was founded, the Gods descended to the Archimedia Continent of primitive Aernas. These Gods consisted of Ernasis, the Goddess of war and valor, Lisnar, the Goddess of charity and spirits, and Armenian, the Goddess of intelligence and harmony.
At that time, primitive humans, and primitive dwarves and elves who just started the tribal society were living in Aernas. The three Goddesses chose humans, the most valorious and creative of all, as the race whom they will perform creation of the industry together with.
Deities and humans worked together to create various life forms and develop the civilization in the center region of the Archimedia called Kounat. While doing so, some of the deities fell in love with humans, and children were born amongst them. These people showed more capabilities than the ordinary humans and started to show prominence among the humans. Called celestials, they have eventually aggrandized in number and helped the deities lead the humans and made haste on the development of the magical civilization in Kounat.
The magical civilization of Kounat has expanded throughout the Aernas with the capital of Kounat as the center of its influence. Dwarves and elves who were living in southern and northern regions in group were influenced by the civilization of Kounat and accepted the superior culture through the communication with the celestials. Through this, elves were able to use more powerful magics, and dwarves were able to make significant developments through advanced technology of mechanical science.
After the territory of the celestials is settled with Kounat as its center, deities chose the most capable of the celestials and designated him the king; thus the Kingdom of Kounat was built. And it soon forged alliance with the elven and dwarven kingdoms, which were developed enough as nations, and declared the first year of the Divine Calender.
After entrusting most of the creation business to the celestials, except for Ernasis, Lisnar, and Armenian, all deities left Aernas.
After the end of the First Demon Wars and after losing almost all of their power due to the war against Heitaros, the three Goddesses also returned to their world, but only after sealing the dimensional portals leading to Aernas from Elyos.
Ernasis is the goddess of war and courage. Nothing is known about her as of the present. Her name as well as the stained glass depiction of her image bears a striking resemblance to Elesis; whether or not if this is a coincidence is unknown. The world Aernas was also named after her.
Lisnar is the goddess of love and spirits. Nothing is known about her as of the present. Her name as well as the stained glass depiction of her image bears a striking resemblance to Lire; whether or not if this is a coincidence is unknown.
Armenian is the goddess of wisdom and harmony. Nothing is known about her as of the present. Her name as well as the stained glass depiction of her image bears a striking resemblance to Arme; whether or not if this is a coincidence is unknown.
AgnesiaAgnesia is the goddess of life and purity. On a trip to the east, Agnesia came face to face with a terrible magical creature made of pure evil. Out of sight of other goddesses, the creature grew and his evil threatened to destroy everything that was good in Aernas. Agnesia used all her powers to seal the creature within her own body and save the world. But the consequence of using that forbidden magic drained almost all of her divine powers, leading her to the brink of death. Should Agnesia die, the evil in her body would be released and Aernas would once again be threatened by its evil.
On her last legs and spending the last spark of her divine power, Agnesia cast a spell of eternal resurrection. Through the ages, she would be doomed to continue being reborn in order to keep the seal intact. The great evil could always return when darkness would cover Aernas, but the seal would again imprison, then reactivated in a new girl who would serve as the incarnation of the new goddess. Everything would be fine, except that should the girl perish while Aernas was covered in darkness, the darkness would be freed and thus bring about the end of the world. The current incarnation of Agnesia is Rin.
There are several characters who are not born as deities, but used artificial means to become one.
Ashtaroth was driven by ambition to gain power equal to the Aernas' Creators. He somehow obtained the Klara Libri, which had instructions on how to achieve this goal, and obtained the Soul Stone by stealing and merging all the Deity Orbs, and later used it to create the Aernas Hammer, the final tool needed to accomplish his goal.
Ashtaroth battled the Grand Chase and Kassias Grandiel in Kounat's Collapse before finally assuming a god-like form, rendering the Grand Chase's attacks worthless. However, since the Aernas Hammer was incomplete due to the lack of its key, Mari, Grandiel was able to defeat Ashtaroth with the Klara Libri's clone while effortlessly blocking all of his attacks. After the battle, the Aernas Hammer attempts to complete itself by warping Mari to the field, but Void arrives to stop it; in response, the Aernas Hammer attempts to self-destruct and take all of Aernas with it, but Grandiel seals himself, Ashtaroth, and the Aernas Hammer in the Wizard's Labyrinth for all eternity.
Barakhufu was an elderly goblin before he tricked the Grand Chase into gathering the fragments of the Crown of Sands, an artifact of Alcubra said to make one immortal, and steals it from them in Seth's Pyramid to become Immortal Barakhufu, boasting to have powers that rival a god. However, despite this claim, he is promptly defeated by the Grand Chase and is destroyed along with the Crown of Sands.
There are also minor deities in the game that have only been mentioned in text. These deities are arguably weaker than the Xenian deities and Aernas' Creators, though there is little information about them available to prove otherwise.
The Starlets are the highest of Oracles in the Xenia Continent. During the war of the gods, the Starlet of the time, Lilith, was kidnapped by the Ascendant God, and the position has been vacant ever since. Sister Maggie, who in her youth has filled the position of the Starlet herself, began training and encouraging young sisters in the order to fill the position until she met Amy, who eventually accepted and succeeded the vacant position after passing a series of tests.
The ancient Asura were deities invoked by warriors while they meditated to soothe the violence within. These same gods were also called upon to push the ancient warriors' violent attacks to new levels of power. The last Asura sensed the gathering malignant forces and summoned the most distinguished warriors to bestow upon them his divine teachings to aid them in the coming maelstrom. His efforts were in vain, however, for the warriors had neither the strength of body nor the strength of mind to absorb his teachings. Those who did not die went mad. Having been defeated by the Ascendant God, Asura prepared to meet his end. He announced his final holy edict and commanded that once a great warrior was found he should inherit the title of "Asura."
The term "Asura" is now used to denote someone who is an accomplished fighter, a lion who defends the cruel, yet righteous gods while preserving peace and virtue in all the land. One such person is Jin, who heeded the last Asura's call and received his weapon and teachings.
The Highlanders were a band of ancient warriors led by Graham that fought against the demons that threatened the demise of Kounat. They saved Sieghart from death after he was nearly killed by Dio. However, they were all annihilated in the ensuring explosion caused by the Aernas Hammer, leaving Siegheart their sole survivor.
Ashtaroth temporarily resurrected the Highlanders in preparation for his plans and forces them to fight the Grand Chase and Sieghart, though they were defeated by them and their leader with the power of the Klara Libri's clone.
- Despite being insanely powerful, they still have minions to protect themselves.
- Arme mentions a "Supreme Goddess of Bermesiah" in Lake Aurora, but the existence of said Deity seems highly unlikely.
- There is much evidence that considers Mari a deity. Geas is defined as "someone who was exceptionally gifted into communicating with the divine" and "one who was a step closer to the deities than everyone else". Kounat was also founded by hybrids of humans and deities, and Mari is a member of the Kounat Royal Family.
- The weapons Soluna and Grandark used by the Prime Knight and Zero, respectively, are stated to be able to injure and kill Gods.
- "Dio" is Italian for "God", and his naming may have been intentional to describe the term.
- The Basilisk, boss of the Temple of Fire, is the "God of Fire". However, it seems to have no connection to the gods of Xenia. It is also somewhat strange that there are two Gods of the same attribute, as flames and fire are identical. The Basilisk just might be a Guardian of Fire.
- Partusay is portrayed as Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea. It might be possible he could be another god as well, like the Basilisk.
- It is said Rukkha and Hera are initial Deities as well. However, this can be proven false the fact that their attribute is overruled by a true Deity, and they are initial minions.
- None of the Deities appear in Boss Gates, even though only them, Lenasien, Octus, and Mynos are bosses. It is most likely due to the fact that all the Deities are incredibly large that it would not fit the player's screen and that they take up too much map space. Also, the other three bosses were not either deadly or challenging enough, so they were replaced by Ashtaroth.