|Gate Keeper, The Unending Gaze||Death, Water, and Ice||The Dav|
|Deity Robes, Cape, Breechcloth||Davoto’s Crown||Davoto’s Staff||Ontautt|
And He said to Davoto: Take care of and bring honour to the dead. Keep the many waters of the sea flowing.Aster, Whispers
Davoto has many titles, including The Unending Gaze and The Gatekeeper, references to his cold and unblinking stare and his control over all death in Omneutta respectively. In addition to Death, he also controls Water (and is associated with its frozen form Ice). Though there are many bodies of literal water, space-travel through Omneutta is often though of as sailing an ocean (with the large bodies of literal water being referred to as seas) and those who travel seas or the ocean often seek his boon. Before his creation, nothing in the Known Universe had yet died.
There are three main denominations of Efteta with three very different takes on worshipping the Deity of Death. The main denomination takes a fairly literal stance on the events of The Dav, and the second largest takes a more metaphorical. These two are by far the most popular and are steeped in traditions and ceremony, going as far to develop distinct architecture for their places of worship. The third denomination seeks to promote a “healthy” fear of the Deity full of distrust and points to the punishment of Lu’Sca as example.
Davoto’s two main artifacts (seen above) are his crown and staff. Much like Porrair’s Crown, Davoto’s Crown is rumored to only appear to an Avotoc of fabled power, and only this Avotoc can wield it as a shield, as Davoto’s head is nearly as large as most Avotoc. Davoto’s power is also channeled into the Cane of Ayoko, given to Lu’Sca to tend to Efteta. Though not often shown with him in many portrayals, it is believed that the set of armour worn by Davoto in the Deity Wars could also be worn by avoc, if found.
Davoto has control over water and, through that, ice. Davoto’s Ice, as seen on his staff is a special green-blue colour. He can manipulate his powers telekinetically, like the other Deities, but prefers to use his staff. The ice most often grows in crystalized prisms, with clusters of these prisms sometimes occurring.
View of Sentient Species
Davoto was the first Deity to be granted a sentient species, which allowed the Avotoc to develop over a longer period of time before the Time Reset. Davoto is one of the more benevolent Deities towards the species in general, though he at times has little patience for his own species. He becomes more lenient after Lu’Sca and the time restart. Davoto sees the species as more than just tools to further the Deities’ goals and planning; he sees them as the sentient life they are, though he isn’t as willing as Aster to give them free reign.
- Ontiba 1:2