Noted Lore: - In the early days of the world, when humanity was still young and inexperienced, many humans died from lack of fire. Food spoiled and imparted illness, wounds festered, the nights grew cold. When all seemed lost, Zureth burst forth from the ground, spilling his fire across the world. He imparted some of this fire to the poor human race, giving them the tools that they needed to thrive.
Conventional lore: - It is unknown whether or not Zureth is indeed a true god or not. *Arguments against:* He is only worshiped among primitive tribes in Sournous, most of his worshipers reject his veneration upon traveling to more civilized lands, and all attempts made by licensed divine experts to contact him have failed, leading to the widely accepted conclusion that he does not exist. It is thought that his cult was formed after the eruption of a volcano in the Scorched Lands, possibly Mt. Jorkedes or Mt. Firgorth. In addition, while gods have been known to cause eruptions, this is typically only possible for gods of far greater power than Zureth is purported to have. Thus it can be concluded that he is simply a creation of less civilized individuals. *Arguments for:* It is possible that Zureth does not reveal his power to anyone above a certain level of sophistication. Many miracles have been attributed to his power, and his cult has managed to persevere far longer than most of the cults that worship false gods. Finally, in a vision of Vorthis given to the Great Seer Gerulian, an altar was recorded bearing the traditional symbol of Zureth. As Gerulian lived over a hundred years prior to the discovery of Zuerth's cult by the larger world, it can be concluded that he is indeed an authentic god.