Veeshan is a larger-than-life god figure with a fundamental role in the history of Norrath, but she is also removed from it, not only physically but also in terms of her perceptions. She is the Primarch of Order, a being as old as the universe itself.
Veeshan doesn’t view existence the way mortals do, nor does she value life in the same terms. As a truly immortal being, the brief flicker of mortal life is fascinating but ultimately inconsequential. To Veeshan, wiping out a planet or a species to achieve her perfect Order is an entirely reasonable course. There’s no malice in such an action; no hatred, no remorse. She has an innate drive to create Order, and will do what she must to achieve that.
Worship of Veeshan has taken varying forms throughout Norrath’s history. It began with the dragons, beings she placed upon Norrath shortly after the world was formed. The dragons coexisted with the mortal races of the Keldarain Alliance, some of whom also adopted the worship of Veeshan. The Church of the Skymother was founded, named after the dragons’ term for their creator.
As the Keldarain died away in the Lost Era, so did their worship of Veeshan. When new mortal races appeared—humans, elves, dwarves, and all the other pillars of the EverQuest franchise—the presence of the dragons and rediscovery of artifacts from the Church of the Skymother rekindled belief in Veeshan, though it never rose to its former prominence.
The devastation of the Dragon War all but snuffed out belief in the Skymother among Norrathians. Eventually a small group of outcasts secretly revived the worship of Veeshan, though they were scorned as a fringe cult at best.