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20th Aug '16 10:04:07 AM nombretomado
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** Finder Wyvernspur managed to become a demigod after defeating Moander, God of Decay. Unfortunately for him, becoming a god by defeating one means taking on that god's portfolios. Since he was ChaoticGood, he dropped all of Moander's evil-based domains, which left him with dominion over...rot. Yippie. He managed to parlay this into change and renewal of art and music, an exceptionally narrow portfolio that has left him with a grand total of two clerics and maybe a hundred lay worshippers, most of whom he assisted when he was mortal and thus worship him more out of thanks than any real devotion to his principles. Along with the lack of [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly a fanbase]], his portfolio is constantly being nibbled at by other deities, even good ones like Lathander, who has dominion over rebirth in a more general sense and wants to make Finder subservient to him or downright steal his portfolio entirely. On the plus side, he managed to [[IntercontinuityCrossover score]] [[{{Dragonlance}} Fizban]] as an even-more-divine mentor, so good for him.

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** Finder Wyvernspur managed to become a demigod after defeating Moander, God of Decay. Unfortunately for him, becoming a god by defeating one means taking on that god's portfolios. Since he was ChaoticGood, he dropped all of Moander's evil-based domains, which left him with dominion over...rot. Yippie. He managed to parlay this into change and renewal of art and music, an exceptionally narrow portfolio that has left him with a grand total of two clerics and maybe a hundred lay worshippers, most of whom he assisted when he was mortal and thus worship him more out of thanks than any real devotion to his principles. Along with the lack of [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly a fanbase]], his portfolio is constantly being nibbled at by other deities, even good ones like Lathander, who has dominion over rebirth in a more general sense and wants to make Finder subservient to him or downright steal his portfolio entirely. On the plus side, he managed to [[IntercontinuityCrossover score]] [[{{Dragonlance}} [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Fizban]] as an even-more-divine mentor, so good for him.
30th Jul '16 4:46:51 PM nombretomado
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** Hill's Edge. It sits between the Zhentarim of Darkhold, the Free Traders of Westgate, Lords' Alliance and Harpers' headquarters -- as a trade route / weaponsmithing town no one wants to turn it into war zone, but there's a lot of hard kicking under the table, up to High Priestesses of Lliira and Cyric (allied with Harpers and Zhents respectively) [[SpaceColdWar waging a cold war]] for the status of the town's spiritual Queen Bee. The climate is harsh and common local sport is monster-hunting. The net result is that an average guy walking down the street is at least 4th or 5-th level fighter -- that's while in DeathWorld of ''DarkSun'' "commoners" [[HADToBeSharp had to be tough]] enough that adventurers start at 3-rd level.

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** Hill's Edge. It sits between the Zhentarim of Darkhold, the Free Traders of Westgate, Lords' Alliance and Harpers' headquarters -- as a trade route / weaponsmithing town no one wants to turn it into war zone, but there's a lot of hard kicking under the table, up to High Priestesses of Lliira and Cyric (allied with Harpers and Zhents respectively) [[SpaceColdWar waging a cold war]] for the status of the town's spiritual Queen Bee. The climate is harsh and common local sport is monster-hunting. The net result is that an average guy walking down the street is at least 4th or 5-th level fighter -- that's while in DeathWorld of ''DarkSun'' ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' "commoners" [[HADToBeSharp had to be tough]] enough that adventurers start at 3-rd level.
12th Jul '16 5:33:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeingGodIsHard: In the ancient times of the setting Jergal was a much more powerful deity than he is now. Then the Dead Three, a trio of evil epic-level adventurers consisting of Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul, challenged him. To their surprise, Jergal had actually grown tired of his role and divvied up his portfolio voluntarily: Bane got tyranny, Bhaal got murder and deceit, and Myrkul got death, while Jergal was content to remain as archivist of the dead.
27th Jun '16 3:26:08 PM StarSword
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* ProxyWar: The incessant {{Divine Conflict}}s between the hundred-plus deities in the setting usually play out as fights between their worshipers, from large-scale wars by the powerful cult of [[GodOfEvil Bane]] that rules Zhentil Keep down to individual paladins and clerics. The gods taking the field themselves is a rare and usually cataclysmic occurrence.
20th Jun '16 11:29:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* FoodGod:
** Chauntea is the main Faerunian goddess of farmers and agriculture.
** Isis/Ishtar is the Mulhorandi pantheon's goddess of agriculture.
** In the Zakharan pantheon Jisan is a goddess of fertility.
** Angharradh is the elven goddess of fertility and planting.
** Hiatea is the giants' goddess of agriculture.
** In the halfling pantheon, the agriculture goddess is Sheela Peryroyl.
18th Jun '16 12:21:49 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: There are several different racial and ethnic pantheons. The largest is the Faerunian pantheon (most humans), and there's also the elven pantheon, the drow pantheon, the dwarven pantheon, the halfling pantheon, the gnomish pantheon, and the orcish pantheon. The human nations of Mulhorand and Unther also had their own pantheons, but the Untheric pantheon (an import of the Sumerian and Babylonian pantheons) was extinct by the end of the Time of Troubles and the Mulhorandi pantheon (a version of the Egyptian pantheon) was destroyed by the Spellplague in 4th Edition.
** Some other racial deities from early editions of the game:
*** ''Deities and Demigods Cyclopedia'': Hruggek (bugbears), Skerrit (centaurs and satyrs), Surtur (fire giants), Thrym (frost giants), Grolantor (hill giants and ettins), Skoraeus Stonebones (stone giants), Maglubiyet (goblins and hobgoblins), Kurtulmak (kobolds), Blibdoolpoolp (kuo-toa), Semuanya (lizard men), Eadro (locathah and mermen), Vaprak (ogres), Sekolah (sahuagin) and Laogzed (troglodytes).
*** Some monsters worshipped demon princes from the Abyss as deities: Yeenoghu (gnolls), Demogorgon (ixitxachitl), Baphomet (minotaurs), Graz'zt (lamia).
*** In an article in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #63 Roger Moore wrote up additional deities to fill out the pantheons of the kobolds, goblins and hobgoblins.
*** Bahamut and Tiamat were the deities of good and evil dragons, respectively.
*** The 2nd Edition supplement ''Monster Mythology'' had dozens of new deities for monsters.
8th Jun '16 12:58:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* VillainProtagonist - The ''WarOfTheSpiderQueen'' series is a StoryArc-spanning adventure for the sake of a ReligionOfEvil. Though ''some'' of them were quite decent even by non-drow standarts [[spoiler:or "got better" later]].

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* VillainProtagonist - The ''WarOfTheSpiderQueen'' ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen'' series is a StoryArc-spanning adventure for the sake of a ReligionOfEvil. Though ''some'' of them were quite decent even by non-drow standarts [[spoiler:or "got better" later]].
23rd Apr '16 8:27:14 PM Xelloss08
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* ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'': A trilogy where a human berserker and a drow priestess must work together to obtain a powerful magical artifact.
10th Apr '16 9:34:14 AM Teakay
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* FusionDance: In ''Tymora's Luck'', Lathander attempted to force one on Tymora and Beshaba to combine them back into Tyche. Nobody else was pleased with the idea.


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* YouAreACreditToYourRace: The moon elf Queen Amlaruil is adored by most of her subjects, even bigoted sun elves. In ''Evermeet'' her son Prince Lamruil relates an incident where one such bigot absolutely loathed him but wouldn't hear a word that was ''vaguely'' against his mother.
2nd Apr '16 2:52:01 PM Teakay
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** For a specific example: he had no clue why said little girl didn't want to come with him after he ''killed her foster mother in front of her, right after killing her foster father.'' After all, the woman he killed was a Cyricist.

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** For a specific example: he had no clue why said little girl didn't want to come with him after he ''killed her foster mother in front of her, right after killing her foster father.'' After all, the woman he killed was a Cyricist. Later he gets arrested by skeptical guards in part because he claims custody of her but couldn't even tell them her ''name.''
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