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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by AuldDragon » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:07 am

Seethyr wrote:
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This is a long thread so I apologize if it has been mentioned already, but I recently came across old White Dwarf Magazines I had from when I was really young and one of the issues (#39) had a whole bunch of new monster deities whose lore seemed to fit quite well in existed canonical early AD&D. Have you seen these, heard of them, or have any interest in updating them? There’s an aarakocra god, bullywug, dire corby, and more.
I am aware, yes. :) I don't recall there being a whole lot of information on those, and the names were pretty incomprehensible, so I haven't paid much attention to them.
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Another great addition, AuldDragon. At first, I was kind of worried this one wouldn't be something I could just use as-is (because of some of the changes I've made with outer planar beings), but my fears proved to be pointless.

On an unrelated note, I did have a couple quick comments/questions on some of your really (really, really, really) old blog posts and wondered if you had a preferred medium for talking about them?
Glad you can use it! :)

You can leave comments on the old posts on the blog, or if you want to see what other's thoughts are, you can link in a comment in this thread and ask.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Cromstar » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:00 am

AuldDragon wrote:
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You can leave comments on the old posts on the blog, or if you want to see what other's thoughts are, you can link in a comment in this thread and ask.

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Oh good. I wasn't sure if you got some kind of notification about comments on older posts, hence my concern.

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Eshebala the Vixen Queen

Post by AuldDragon » Wed May 01, 2019 7:12 am

As Queen of the Foxwomen, Eshebala the Vixen Queen embodies the same vain and shallow obsession with beauty and material wealth found in that lycanthropic race. She has a decidedly cruel streak as well, and seeks to destroy things and creatures she has n further use for, or that which she cannot acquire.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Zeromaru X » Mon May 06, 2019 3:15 pm

I've read the kobold gods entries. I had forgotten that kobolds were originally goblinoids. I like their dragon incarnation better, though.

Anyways, I'm pretty parcial with Kurtulmank. In my camping, the evil one was always Garl Glittergold. I cannot trust that guy, seriously.
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Hi, AuldDragon. I have a question. Since you did create entries for minor draconic gods such as Elemtia and Arcanic, are you going to create entries for they new draconic gods introduced in 4e?
Probably not. I've found that a lot of the later deities serve as replacements for existing pantheons, not compliments; it's the same reason I'm not planning to work on the demihuman deities published in the various 3e "Races Of" books.

Plus, I wasn't aware of any new 4e Draconic deities. :)

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Never noticed this answer before. They were not really gods, just exarchs (demigods in the service of other gods). For instance, Bahamut has two dragon demigods servants aside his gold dragons retinue, plus a dragonborn demigod as well.

They were introduced in Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons as dragon demigods for dragons to revere, part of the unique draconic religion within the Dawn War pantheon. They are not replacements, as most of the classical dragon gods (such as Chronepsis and Aasterinian, for instance) were introduced in the Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons sourcebook as part of this draconic religion.

I can provide the lore of these gods, if you like. Is just a paragraph for each, though.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by AuldDragon » Mon May 06, 2019 5:29 pm

Zeromaru X wrote:
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I've read the kobold gods entries. I had forgotten that kobolds were originally goblinoids. I like their dragon incarnation better, though.

Anyways, I'm pretty parcial with Kurtulmank. In my camping, the evil one was always Garl Glittergold. I cannot trust that guy, seriously.
I'm a fan of Gaknulak, myself, and I tried to turn him into a kobold counterpart to Nebelun. :)
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Never noticed this answer before. They were not really gods, just exarchs (demigods in the service of other gods). For instance, Bahamut has two dragon demigods servants aside his gold dragons retinue, plus a dragonborn demigod as well.

They were introduced in Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons as dragon demigods for dragons to revere, part of the unique draconic religion within the Dawn War pantheon. They are not replacements, as most of the classical dragon gods (such as Chronepsis and Aasterinian, for instance) were introduced in the Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons sourcebook as part of this draconic religion.

I can provide the lore of these gods, if you like. Is just a paragraph for each, though.
I'm happy to get more information, especially portfolios (a link to something describing them is fine if that is available), but I'm not inclined to include them by default. I haven't been adding many post-2e deities, and with Monster Mythology, Draconomicon, and the extras of Sardior, Rais, Elemtia, and Arcanic, it makes for a pretty full pantheon.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Zeromaru X » Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 pm

I have a small description about them here:
viewtopic.php?f=72&t=15117

Just search for the Drc2 keyword, so you can find them right away, if you don't want to read the whole topic.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by AuldDragon » Tue May 07, 2019 3:28 am

I don't see that they would really add that much; magic is already covered pretty well by Kereska, Elemtia, and Arcanic, and there really isn't "planar magic" per se in 2e. There aren't dragonborn, either, so that one doesn't fill a missing slot, and the third one you have listed as "Bahamut's Champion" so I would have him as just a non-divine proxy if I were to include him.

Thanks for the info though!

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Brilros the Battle Stallion

Post by AuldDragon » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:15 am

Another member of the centaur pantheon, Brilros the Battle Stallion is the child of Fanthros and Naharra, and sibling to Linroth. He represents war, battle, and strength, and like his sister, is a youthful and vigorous power. He leads centaurs in the defense of their lands, and teaches their warriors strategy and tactics.

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Damh the Horned Beast

Post by AuldDragon » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 am

Child of Titania and Oberon, Damh the Horned Beast (pronounced DAV) is the revelrous patron of satyrs and korred. Despite his love for wine, women, and song, he is the physically strongest member of the Seelie Court, and the first to come to defense of sylvan lands.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Boneguard » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm

Moving ot the Seelie and Unseelie court warms my heart. Many great God/desses to play with and getting closer to the Demihumans one :)
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Post by AuldDragon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:05 pm

Boneguard wrote:
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Moving ot the Seelie and Unseelie court warms my heart. Many great God/desses to play with and getting closer to the Demihumans one :)
It's only taken me eight years! ;)

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Daragor the Wolflord

Post by AuldDragon » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:47 pm

The bloodthirsty and rapacious patron of werewolves and seawolves, Daragor the Wolflord is a wanderer who delights in nothing but sating his bloodlust. While he wanders the Lower Planes butchering the fiends and travelers he finds there, he sends his avatars to do the same on the Prime Material Plane.

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Post by Boneguard » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:18 pm

This brightens my day.

Thanks
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Naharra the Mother-Mare

Post by AuldDragon » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:44 pm

Naharra the Mother-Mare is the final member of the small centaur pantheon mentioned in Dragon Magazine #105, and rounds out the family group that serves Skerrit. She is the centaur deity of lover, motherhood, and fertility, and as a deity of family, represents the ancestor spirits that many centaur shamans contact for advice.

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Caoimhin the Kindly

Post by AuldDragon » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:34 pm

The smallest member of the Seelie Court is Caoimhin the Kindly (KOO-ev-inn), patron of the little killmoulis. He is a timid and grumbly deity who is keenly aware of his own weaknesses, but has an inner strength where his friends and allies are concerned.

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Post by Boneguard » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:36 pm

Sweet!
Those little guys are seriously underused but so fun at the same time
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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Seethyr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:10 am

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Sweet!
Those little guys are seriously underused but so fun at the same time
I was thinking the same thing. I have "fond" memories of my older brother poring through my monster manual when I was very little and going, "What is this thing? Kill-what?"

Now you've made me want to see a 5e version.
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Ferrix the Prowler

Post by AuldDragon » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:27 pm

Sibling to Balador, Ferrix the Prowler is a playful and inquisitive deity, and patron of the weretigers. She is a huntress, but gets a greater thrill from the hunt than the kill. She likes to explore and learn, but unlike her brother, she has not the wisdom to differentiate mundane and trivial knowledge.

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Kheiron the Educator

Post by AuldDragon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:44 pm

One of the most famous centaurs, Kheiron the Educator is the offspring of the Titan Cronus, but does not share his disposition towards the Olympians. As such, he is included in both that human pantheon and the centaur pantheon, and has branches of his clergy among both races. Throughout his history, he has taken special interest in educating would-be heroes, and his mythology includes many long lists of the heroes he has educated.

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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by Boneguard » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 pm

More Centaur goodness!!

Next stop Faes, both the Seelies and Unseelies, and Beholders.

And inching towards the missing Demihuman Gods.
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Post by Doc Necrotic » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:27 pm

I look forward to stuff on sylvan deities!
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Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Post by AuldDragon » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 am

Glad you're both looking forward to the future articles. :D

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