Homage is a conscious act paid from a smallperson of the folk in reverence to a god or spirit in return for asking their favor. This connection exchanges aether, a energy to be consumed and utilized by the gods, that are produced naturally in the lives of mortals as a source. It is through this exchange that the gods garner power and bestow it back to the sphere in the way they see fit.
Two Kinds of HomageEdit
Homage is paid most often in two main forms:
Active homage is committed when a mortal of the folk takes a conscious action in worship, prayer, or deed with the intent of focusing on the god's will. The result is a more exact transaction of the aether. This is the more concentrated and effective method of aether transfer.
A passive aether is a floating, less-focused force of energy that is produced as a byproduct of actions other than direct worship. These are indirect, and do not require the intent of a mortal. Aether is released in a minor amount, and makes its way towards a representative god for the action. For example, laughing pays homage to the Laughing God.
Gods may receive both active and passive aether based on their fields of influence.