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Overview

"And so, the Gods descended from the heavens, as they came down to form paradise. Just as a sculptor brings forth their masterpiece from a lump of clay, the divine touch of the Gods brought forth paradise from the Void. Each God played a pivotal role in creation, blessing us with many gifts…and necessary evils. We give ourselves to the Gods, appeasing them in the hopes that they may continue to bless us with yet more gifts, and usher in eons of prosperity to come."


In the beginning, The Backrooms were home to more than twenty powerful beings, each commanding an aspect of reality. They were as close as family, but that all changed after humans first entered The Backrooms. These siblings had reigned as gods over the humans, until they were overthrown and their alliance was fractured. Today, many of the "gods" are corrupted, dead or isolated, but they may soon be reunited against a force which threatens their entire home, and all its inhabitants alike.

The Pantheon Canon is one of the more esoteric interpretations of the Backrooms, shedding light on its metaphysical nature and the forces at work behind it. At the center of its narrative are twenty-four siblings, whose relationships with each other transcend time and space. Although this story may be one of Gods, there is an undeniably human element to it. Its themes are of legacy, purpose, betrayal, heartbreak, reconciliation, and more.

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The Pillars and their Avatars

A — Scieph'rya

Comprehension

The Allseer

"Well, like, I can see that it's Greek but I can't read any individual letters of it properly. Creepy shit."

She comprehends all there is to comprehend. She can explain all there is to explain. But you needn't be too broad — we all have only so much time.

CURRENT STATUS: Undead
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

B — Il'thli

Mortality

Lilith

"Embodiment of the unity of Life and Death, the Sun of hellfire, surrounded by the gentle darkness."

Born by its Oversoul's will, becoming its perfect vessel, Lilith's flame and shadow sear and cherish all creations until their absolute bitter end. No one wants to live forever, just like no one wants to lose their life.

CURRENT STATUS: Dead
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

Kushim

"Life is brilliant… It enchants us with its endless beauty and cruelty. What will the future hold? Will we be rewarded in this tortured world with no prizes? My soul goes on believing."

A lost soul, granted with power and knowledge, enemy of all so-called Gods who threaten the humanity, and bound to his eternal goal to find the exit from the Backrooms. The Undertaker, who inherited Lilith's Fire and Dark, memorializes all the dead and gives them their final send off.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

Γ

Justice

Argos

"And together, with my vision and your passion, we shall achieve True Justice."

Argos has appeared throughout the ages, and to a variety of collectives, as the embodiment of what they conceived of as Justice. As judge, jury and executioner, he is the retribution incarnate, and all those who have committed heinous crimes fear being marked as his next prey, for the only way out of this fate is death.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: The Headquarters

Δ — Alte'rra

Change

Morphosís Corporralus/The Formless One

"Change is merely the next step in the history of this horrible place known as the Backrooms."

The Formless One is a member of the Pantheon that can change anything at his will, including himself. He loves to disguise himself as other pantheon members and imitate them at random; however, he mainly focuses on Argos and the avatar of Phi, because he claims that they are much more entertaining and interesting for him.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 555

E — Fae’kera

Deceit

The Illusionist

"Darkness? Oh-ho-ho, I’ll teach you darkness, darkness blacker than the blackest black. You have my word that your life will be eternal hell, ahaha!"

The Illusionist is a merciless lunatic with a love of suffering. The Illusionist, as the avatar of Deceit, can shape-shift into nearly any form, stalking wanderers until he manifests illusions of anything that may come to his mind for the pure motive of watching his prey’s pain.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 2

Z — Ver'Itas/The Truth of Existence

Truth

"For them, nothing was more precious than Truth; even grains of it were incomparably significant when seen in the context of a desert of darkness."

Enigmatic, powerful, and absolute. The avatars of Truth come and go like the tides against the shoreline, as the being has continued in a cyclical existence of creation, fragmentation, coalescence, and destruction.

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

H — Ægap’h

Love

Philia

"Love exists within most living beings, I have observed all shapes of it, the positive and negative sides, the happiness and the grief caused from it, and I will continue to do so eternally, because it is the sole reason I exist, to observe and to continue this purpose for as long as one may still feel Love in their heart."

Philia is the direct reflection of the Pillar of Love, they have existed from the very beginning, taking different forms, forms of deities closer to human knowledge in order to observe them from a closer perspective. They are known to feel unconditional love towards any being, God or human, thinking being and mindless being, their Love and care is never ending, caring for most in a motherly way never expecting others to show the same. Yet, they are incapable of handling anything else other than those warm emotions that are part of Love, if they were to experience too much sorrow, the heartbreak would be too unbearable to go through.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

Olivia Bellerose/Thûma

"Sacrifice is the biggest part of Love, the more one loves the more one will suffer, because one will sacrifice everything for love, even if it means falling apart and losing who they once were, sacrificing everything to protect those that are loved, no matter the price. That is the power that Love has over a mind."

She was once a human who loved too much, and that same Love caused suffering and grief many times in her life. During the brink of death she showed resilience in persisting to live, for the love she felt towards others, that burning determination to protect and to maintain a promise. She did not die that day, but she did not live either, she is now trapped in a prison of her own conscious, but once she will be reborn, she will become part of Love once more, and her future will be chosen by her own hands, instead of the hands of fate.

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

Θ — The Terminus

Balance

"I am an equalizer, the embodiment of what never should, could, or ever have."

The Terminus lacks an avatar, but his presence is still very much felt. He is known for collecting things that fall out of the Backrooms and turning them into macabre statues in his personal collection. The only known mortal to have seen him is the Pillar Scribe, who currently lives in the Cygnus Archive.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level Θ

I

Creation

Augustus/Icarus Procidens

"Choices are some of the worst things that can happen to a man. One mistake can cause him eternal regret, anguish, and sorrow. The thought of 'if only' plagues his mind, constantly bombarding him with fantasies of what could have occurred, had things gone differently. The wonder when his decisions will catch up to him will eat at his mind until he finally loses control. All the power in the world, but still too little to do the one worthwhile thing you wish it could provide."

Following a deadly battle with Claudius, Augustus turned from a beautiful angel into a fallen God of incomprehensible form who now remains eternally trapped in the fire of the deepest point within TH3 SH4DY GR3Y. This being, also known as Icarus Procidens, often projects a corporeal apparition of himself across the Backrooms to escape his unimaginable fate, even if only temporarily. The appearance of his apparition is unknown, as anyone who ever encounters Icarus does not remember the event. Various murals of a dark, shadowy figure and maniacal laughing from behind the bars of Level 3 are perhaps the only thing left of what Icarus once was.

CURRENT STATUS: Undead
LAST SEEN IN: TH3 SH4DY GR3Y — sub-level "TH3 3ND"

K — Vari'abilis

Progress

Veranumanum

"Humanity, a tale of steel and Gods. This world is to understand all about itself."

The Jack Of Diamonds. A member of the Pantheon who sought namely humanitarian progression over their status. His soul was fractured many eons ago, and as such, his former dead self has now manifested into many different beings, each with different intentions and desires.

CURRENT STATUS: Dead
LAST SEEN IN: Level 11

Λ

Authority

Dominus/The Dark Sovereign

"A new arrival! Let me see who we have on our hands today."

The Dark Sovereign is spectral figure mainly comprised of black smoke. The item on his head signifies authority, as with an aura he has that causes wanderers and entities alike to respect him. However, the Sovereign is also quite dangerous, as everything he touches will instantly turn to mere crystal.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Zone 4 of Level 197

M

Desire

Protastheia

"True power comes from unadulterated unity."

The goddess of liminal agriculture and prosperity. A being of pure adaptation; as humans and creatures evolve, as does she to provide them strength, prosperity, and power. She has no true form, constantly changing to bless the desires of the beings she adores the most.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: The Cultivator's Courthouse

N — Azel'kyra

Curiosity

Blanche

"The boundary between the real and the imaginary is as thin as page, and just as easily torn…"

Lady Blanche Von Haderach has earned quite the reputation as keeper of the Cygnus Archive. Kind, polite, and a firm advocate for pacifism, Blanche's respect for her guests is matched only by her eagerness to learn more. While she takes great pride and joy in her current role, she was once part of the Pantheon, though she has long since distanced herself from such affairs. After all, in order to best learn about the denizens of this realm, one must live among them…

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 906

Ξ — Se'thund

Humor

Nunca

"His songs and dances provide entertainment and laughter to all."

Nunca was the first avatar of Se'thund in this universe. He brought to the Pantheon what he believed was much-needed comedic relief. Unfortunately, he rarely ever took his duties seriously. As the story goes, he eventually "died of laughter".

CURRENT STATUS: Dead
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

The Game Master

"This is all a game of chess to me! Isn't that funny? XD"

The Game Master is the avatar of Se'thund in place of Nunca. She is a rude jester puppet who is obsessed with games and internet comedy. She is known far and wide as a dangerous host to visit in the Gaming Hall.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 389

Puzzle Maker

"Puzzles and enigmas are super fun! Would you like to solve some with me?"

The Puzzle Maker is a harmless entity composed of puzzle pieces; he is friendly and wishes to befriend others and create puzzles for them to solve. He often suffers from loneliness, as he is secluded in the level that he resides in, not having anywhere else to go.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level Puzzle

O — SPLIT(‽)HEAD

Absurdity

SPLIT(!)HEADS

"As he entered this abominable world, his ego began slowly disappearing, turning from ribbons of mist to cells, and then to nothing more than mere atoms."

SPLIT(!)HEADS are not one avatar, but a collective of multiple. They are the outcome of wanderers who experience ego death and ascension in the presence of SPLIT(‽)HEAD. Known SPLIT(!)HEADS include Ixtal, Adam Zero, Jacob, Esau, Desert King, Sleeping Psyche, and ROM.

CURRENT STATUS: Presumedly Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level Alpha

Π

Gluttony

The Hungering Beast

"And the Hungering Beast was the one. Intelligent, strong, immortal, violent beyond human comprehension, and beyond anything we had ever seen."

The Hungering Beast is a tall, reddish-brown humanoid that is comprised of throbbing exposed tissue. It has two crystal-clear eyes and a huge, toothy mouth. Various regions of its body are covered in tiny mouths with jagged teeth. It also wields a large fireman's axe.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 148

P

Business

Kauppias

"We were once visited by a merchant from a far away land."

Kauppias was at first a trader and then the founder of workshops and factories. She was initially revered by the people, but the passing of time saw her become increasingly tyrannical. One fateful day, the workers rose up and took control of the factories. The revolutionaries marched into her office, but no one could find her. Kauppias has never been seen again.

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown
LAST SEEN IN: Level 11

Σ — Hypna'deus

War

Claudius/The Red Knight

"Your patience against mine, then. I’m fairly sure you’ll starve before I do. And we both know there will likely be an impeachment, before that grim eventuality."

The Champion, The Grand Empyrean, Imperfect and Glorious, First of Knights. Claudius was a beautiful knight of shining red armor, striking mortal fear into the hearts of his enemies. Following a deadly battle with Augustus, he died and returned as the Red Knight. He is a mysterious warrior that often appears to save newcomers to the Backrooms from deadly situations.

CURRENT STATUS: Undead
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

T

Time

Divus

"Time keeps spinning. I've not enough hands for each zeptosecond, and so I turn to the bottle. You would, as well, were you in my place."

Divus was the first avatar of Tau, and the original Keeper of Time. During the fracture of the Pantheon, Divus chose to abandon post. Ae constructed a machine, the Enigmachina, to automate aer duties before disappearing. Rumor has it that ae has since turned to alcoholism.

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

The Enigmachina

"An eye to see what was, another to see what could be, and the burden of keeping it all intact."

Although the Enigmachina is a level and is technically not alive, it is still an avatar of Tau nonetheless. It was a machine created by Divus to automate aer duties as the Keeper of Time, so that ae could retire. The Gearmaker works tirelessly to maintain the Enigmachina, as the current Keeper of Time.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Unknown

Y — Two-Faced

Stupor

Y'liad Elyion/The Greyking

"… It was in that moment of wellnigh death… that I perfected My Sword and… unleashed… upon My near-equal, a form that… not even I could have divined… "Vanish", he called it… as he fell unto white grass… he earned respect even in death…"

Y'liad Elyion, the profaned lord of a carcass-turned cosmos. In his former world, he was crowned as "Paramount-King-of-All-Kings-atop-Greymount" and eventually became known as "The Greyking" by those who survived his conquest of stupor. In the Lost, he is called "Y'liad the Malevolent", "Y'liad the Putrid", "Y'liad, Sword Saint Unworthy", "Y'liad the Unkingly", "Y'liad the Vilest", and more after the Massacre in the Fifty-first Domain, where he is forever remembered as a slaughterer in their history. The Greyking appears as a long-haired, tall, pale man, cloaked in an ashen blue royal robe, who wields a silver sword—a guise hiding pale flesh—but other manifestations include a bearded old king, a faceless abomination in royal attire, and Death itself. He is a master combatant by heart despite his atrocious crimes, only allowing his spare time to train and spar with all varieties of weapons. He is skilled the most in swords, next spears, and then bows. One of the most inactive members in the Pantheon.

CURRENT STATUS: Alive
LAST SEEN IN: Level 51

Φ

Order

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X — Kei'

Access

The Gatekeeper/Keymaster

"Soon, you'll see what nightmares will be unleashed, and I will remain, holding the keys to the kingdom."

Gatekeeper was the original God of access who reigned alongside the rest of the Pantheon in ancient times. Pure and absolute in his rule, he never wavered from his purpose. However, as man began to turn against the Gods, his heart hardened, and he became cruel. Gatekeeper was ultimately poisoned and killed by his own followers. He was then infused into his own cloak by his oversoul, forced to seek out the most compatible host to wear the cloak and bear the title of Keymaster.

CURRENT STATUS: Undead
LAST SEEN IN: The Hub

Ψ

Art

Gudang/Nostalgi Gaius

"watch as all of your memories are datamoshed and divided into impossibly beautiful, flawless fractals of ones and zeros."

Gudang was a young Goddess obsessed with perfection and beautiful works of art, and would constantly become angry and dissatisfied because of these two fixations. Following the fallout of Claudius and Augustus, she fell ill to the corruption of man and died. She was then reborn as Nostalgi Gaius, a corrupted husk of her former self that preys on nostalgia for sustenance.

CURRENT STATUS: Undead
LAST SEEN IN: heaven

Ω — Xal'Kyrai

Chaos

Kirai

"Some call me an angel. Some call me a demon. Personally? I call myself an opportunist."

The sole avatar of the final pillar, Kirai is the mouthpiece of Chaos controlled directly by Omega itself. The undoing of order and harbinger of disruption, his presence often indicates the coming of mass social unrest or the disturbance of reality itself.

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown
LAST SEEN IN: Level 11



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