Here is something included in the blurb for the spell:
The spell component is the same mixture that yuan-ti use to create tainted ones, so it would probably be hard for other clerics to cast the spell, even if they wanted to.Blessing of the Snake Mother spell wrote:This spell was created by the yuan-ti to temporarily bolster their ranks with followers in a short period of time. Most other clerics would never consider casting this spell. The spell is normally used on willing victims, since it grants the caster no control over the target.
I went looking through the Ghostwalk deities and none of them seem to specifically say they are the god of yuan-ti. Then I skimmed through the front of the spells, where there is a Cleric Domains section. That section lists which Ghostwalk deities gain that specific domain, but when it gets to the Scalykind Domain it says this instead:
So, I'm wondering about some things here:Scalykind Domain wrote:Deities: Yuan-ti only (regardless of deity worshiped).
- Do any of the Ghostwalk deities actually fit with the themes of the yuan-ti culture? (I'm not sure they do.)
- How many deities have the yuan-ti been given in other D&D books? (Would any of them fit the yuan-ti culture better than the existing Ghostwalk deities?)
- Who is the "Snake Mother" mentioned in that spell? (Would that work as the name of a Ghostwalk yuan-ti goddess?)
- Should there be more than one deity for yuan-ti? (That might be extra work, but it could help create factions.)