|doc the grey|
My advice is to aim for the standard of 5 domains, and that you keep in mind that those 5 always include the appropriate alignment domains. In other words, a lawful good deity has to take Law and Good as domains, as well as 3 others of your choice. It sucks a bit, but that's how it works.
Ofcourse, you can leave the alignment of your deities ambiguous as their motives are beyond mortal comprehension. Or as most elementals, they could be neutral. You might want to keep in mind that with 33 domains, 4 deities with 5 domains each aren't gonna cover all of them.
Going to try to knock out these responses as they come up.
1. Alignment domains: I'm looking to actually avoid alignment domains for these divinities in particular since they are meant to represent not just elemental forces but the elementals and the planes they come from. The Great Gale is as much a representation of wind as he is the father and king of Invisible Stalkers, Air Elementals, and Belkers. As such he and the other Elemental Lords here are left neutral.
2. Covering the whole domain spread: I know about the domain spread and I'm not really worried about trying to cover the domain spread. The pantheon these guys are being incorporated into has enough various religious options to cover the spread as it is. What I'm aiming for right now is just hearing what ideas for domains and favored weapons people get from reading these entries (along with whatever interesting inspiration they get from the classical elements themselves) and seeing what seems the most interesting here. In other words don't worry about hitting the spread I'm interested in see what people think is cool and fits the characters created here.