The Gods play a very active role in Barsuem. Demi-gods (Dolzan god of the 5 mile section of the river Ewpee near Ely) that will actually interact with “humanity” on a regular basis and the pantheon will go all the way up to the Eternals. Many gods are petty, vengeful, and manipulative of each other and “humanity”. Very Machivellian. There are some “honorable” gods who actually believe it is thier privalege and responsibility to help the denizens of Barsuem but the bulk of them offer power and privilege in exchange for worship and services. Much of thier power is derived from thier followers. Gods can be killed by each other and by mortals. Usual death of a god just sends them into a hibernation period and the will reemerge over time usually decades or centuries. There are ways however to destroy them forever.
It is not uncommon for the denizens of Barsuem to worship more than one god.