A Ruined World
A deity is a being of great power that controls some aspect of mortal affairs, referred to as the god’s portfolio.
All deities were either elevated to their positions by Ao (the overseer) or were approved by Ao to be worshiped in the Realms, in the case of immigrant deities. No divine power may found a permanent faith and power base without his approval, though there are cases of short-term semi-divine beings who gather faith from worshipers without being deities.
Relevant to this Campaign
Chauntea: Goddess of agriculture, farmers, gardeners, summer. Neutral Good.
Kelemvor: God of death, the dead. Lawful Neutral.
Lathander: God of spring, dawn, birth, youth, vitality, athletics. Neutral Good.
Mystra: Goddess of magic, spells, the Weave. Neutral Good.
Shar: Goddess of dark, night, loss, forgetfulness, unrevealed secrets, caverns, dungeons, the Underdark. Neutral Evil.
Tymora: Goddess of good fortune, skill, victory, adventurers.