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Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:00 am
by AuldDragon
This thread is for my project to update the DMGR4 Monster Mythology deities to the Faiths & Avatars style format. All future write-ups will be posted in this thread, and I will edit this first post with links to the posts.

Bugbear (and Other) Pantheon:
Grankhul the Hunter
Hruggek the Decapitator
Meriadar the Patient One
Skiggaret the Deranged One
Stalker, the Hateful Shadow

Goblin Pantheon:
Bargrivyek the Peacekeeper
Khugorbaeyag the Overseer
Maglubiyet the Mighty One
Nomog-Geaya the General

Kobold and Urd Pantheon:
Dakarnok the Raider
Gaknulak the Trapmaker
Kuraulyek the Horned Thief
Kurtulmak the Cunning

Orcish Pantheon:
Bahgtru the Leg-Breaker
Gruumsh One-Eye
Ilneval the Horde Leader
Luthic the Cave Mother
Shargaas the Night Lord
Yurtrus White-Hands

The Ordning:
Annam the All-Father
Diancastra, the Wanton Wanderer
Grolantor the Steading Lord
Grond Peaksmasher
Hiatea the Huntress
Iallanis the Tender One
Karontor the Deformed One
Memnor the Deceiver
Skoreaus Stonebones, the Living Rock
Stronmaus the Storm Lord
Surtr the Black
Thrym, the King of Ice

Gnoll Pantheon:
Gorellik the Loner
Refnara the Moon-Biter
Yeenoghu the Demon Prince of Gnolls

Ogre Pantheon:
Mirklak the Orcslayer
Vaprak the Destroyer
Ysshara the Lorekeeper

Interlopers on the Giant Pantheon:
Baphomet, Demon Lord of Minotaurs
Kostchtchie, the Demon Prince of Wrath

Draconic Pantheon (Io's Children):
Aasterinian, the Messenger of Io
Arcanic the Learned
Astilabor the Hoardmistress
Bahamut the Platinum Dragon
Chronepsis the Death Dragon
Elemtia the Tempest
Faluzure the Night Dragon
Garyx the Firelord
Hlal the Jester
Io the Ninefold Dragon
Kalzareinad, The Keeper of Dark Wonders
Kereska Wonderbringer
Lendys the Balancer
Rais, the Cogitative One
Sardior the Ruby Dragon
Tamara the Merciful
Task the Wrester
Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon
Zorquan the High One

Aerial Deities:
Jazirian the Eternal Serpent
Koriel the Vigilant
Stillsong the Singing Sphere

Aquatic Deities:
Anguileusis the Abiding One
Blibdoolpoolp the Sea Mother
Demogorgon, the Prince of Demons
Eadro the Deliverer
Ilxendren the Demonray
Panzuriel the Enslaver
Persana, Guardian of the Deep
Sekolah the Great Shark
Surminare the Selkie Queen
Trishina the Waverider
Water Lion the Sharkslayer

Avian Deities:
Krocaa the Crimsonfeather
Quorlinn the Filcher
Remnis, the Great Lord of the Eagles
Syranita, Mistress of the Aarakocra

Reptilian and Amphibian Deities:
Laogzed the Devourer
Merrshaulk the Serpent Lord
Parrafaire the Naga Prince
Ramenos the Great Frog
Semuanya the Survivor
Sess'innek the Emperor Lizard
Shekinester the Three-Faced Queen

Centaur Pantheon:
Brilros the Battle Stallion
Chitza-Atlan, the Guardian of the Gateway to the Underworld
Fanthros Storm-Hooves
Kheiron
Linroth Fleet-Hoof
Naharra the Mother-Mare
Skerrit the Hoofed Lord

Lycanthrope Pantheon:
Balador the Master of Mead
Daragor the Wolflord
Eshebala the Vixen Queen
Ferrix
Squerrik the Ratlord

Seelie Court:
Caoimhin
Damh the Horned Beast
Eachthighern
Emmantiensien
Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans
Nathair Sgiathach
Oberon
Squelaichie
Titania
Verenestra

Dark Fae Powers:
Cegilune
The Queen of Air and Darkness

Beholder Pantheon:
Great Mother
Gzemnid

Deities “missing” from Demihuman Deities:
Diinkarazan
Diirinka
Klikral
Nebelun the Meddler
Zinzerena

Illithid Pantheon:
Ilsensine
Maanzecorian

Undead Deities:
Kanchelsis
Mellifleur

Miscellaneous Underdark Deities:
The Dark God
The Elder Elemental God
Juiblex
Piscaethces
Psilofyr

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:04 am
by Angel Tarragon
Woot!

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:18 pm
by BotWizo
Very cool!

Could I ask is this a compilation of deities form various 2e sources, or a compilation of deities from various editions all brought into 2e?

I am just curious where they all came from.

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:46 pm
by ghendar
I'd have to check but it looks like they are from the 2e supplement, Monster Mythology. Very cool book by the way.

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:10 pm
by BotWizo
ahh yes I misread the first sentance, nevermind, ignore my comments except the part about how cool this project is.

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:11 pm
by AuldDragon
BotWizo wrote:Very cool!

Could I ask is this a compilation of deities form various 2e sources, or a compilation of deities from various editions all brought into 2e?

I am just curious where they all came from.
Ah, I see my unconscious assumption that everyone knows the 2nd ed books has bitten me. I forgot to specify DMGR4 in my original post (I'll edit that to be clearer). ^^; As ghendar said, they're all the deities who were listed in DMGR4 Monster Mythology, sans most of the demihuman deities who were covered by the FR godbook Demihuman Deities. I do eventually plan to work on the deities in Legends & Lore*, as well as deities who have brief mentions in various other 2nd ed and non-2nd ed sources.

Jeff

*With some expansions and alterations to better fit the real mythology where possible.

Ramenos the Great Frog

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:59 pm
by AuldDragon
Here's the fifth entry in my update to DMGR4 Monster Mythology, Ramenos the Great Frog. This entry was a lot of fun to write, actually, and I played quite a bit with some ideas I had. Look for a couple Spelljammer adventure hooks, too. :D Also, as there really haven't been any other amphibian deities written up before, I created quite a few spells for the priesthood. They should get PCs to fear the wimpy bullywugs a bit more. :D

Jeff

Grolantor the Steading Lord

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:09 pm
by AuldDragon
The sixth entry in my DMGR4 Monster Mythology Update Project is the god of hill giants, mountain giants, ettins, and other similar giants, Grolantor the Steading Lord. I utilized a fair bit of information from Giantcraft, which actually has a lot of really good information; shame it was so poorly designed. As always, feel free to let me know if I missed a good bit of canon or semi-canon information.

Jeff

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:37 am
by Azaghal
He's awesome Jeff!

Maglubiyet the Mighty One

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:26 pm
by AuldDragon
Entry number seven is here, temporarily skipping Trishina (she'll be ready soon though), is Maglubiyet the Mighty One. His canon was lighter on the details than Grolantor, surprisingly, but I added some interesting stuff, I think. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts!

Jeff

Trishina the Waverider

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:01 am
by AuldDragon
Time for entry number eight. For Trishina the Waverider, I drew heavily on what was written for Deep Sashelas, since they're so closely intertwined. I also was able to do a bit of exploration of cetacean culture in Dungeons & Dragons. Hopefully everyone will find it interesting.

Jeff

Squerrik the Ratlord

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:04 am
by AuldDragon
Time for deity write-up number nine: Squerrik the Ratlord. Upon reading through what had been written on wererats and Squerrik himself, I was surprised no one had drawn upon some obvious folk mythology. So I decided to add it in. I also modeled some elements of the priesthood and culture after aspects of rats themselves, since it seemed fitting.

Jeff

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:36 am
by Azaghal
Quick turn around And just what I needed right now.

Jazirian the Eternal Serpent

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:58 am
by AuldDragon
Up to my tenth completed deity now. This time I wrote about Jazirian the Eternal Serpent, patron deity of the couatl. Little bit different this time, since (s)he has no priesthood. Chip in with your thoughts!

Jeff

Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:43 am
by AuldDragon
Well, for the half-dozen* of you still checking my updates, here's number eleven!

This time we have Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon, featuring my spiffy new and improved Draconic Specialty Priest! Let me know what you think of it. Anyway, this is just for Draconic Priests, as you can use the FR specialty Priest if you want a human one. When I do Bahamut, I will have specialty priests for both.

Jeff

* I'm only half-kidding. There was a HUGE drop-off after I moved into a single thread. I may go back to individual posts. My last couple have gotten much less than a dozen views in the first week, whereas my first few had over 40.

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 am
by Bonetti
I just wanted to say that the entry on Ramenos is probably going to figure into what I'm (eventually) running for my group :-)

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:18 am
by AuldDragon
Bonetti wrote:I just wanted to say that the entry on Ramenos is probably going to figure into what I'm (eventually) running for my group :-)
Awesome! I enjoyed writing that entry, although I figured no one would use it. I'm pleased to see he'll get some use. Let me know how it goes!

Jeff

Yeenoghu the Demon Prince of Gnolls

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:11 am
by AuldDragon
Gnolls are one of my favorite races, so I've been looking forward to working on this entry, although I'm a bigger fan of Gorellik. Anyway, here is Yeenoghu, the Demon Prince of Gnolls!

Jeff

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:41 am
by Azaghal
Awesome work! Time for gnolls and flinds!

Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:52 pm
by AuldDragon
Here we have another entry from Monster Mythology: Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans. She was really interesting to work on, and I hope people like what I did with her.

Jeff

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:59 am
by Azaghal
Downloading now. I'll let you know.

Re: Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:37 am
by Angel Tarragon
AuldDragon wrote:Here we have another entry from Monster Mythology: Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans. She was really interesting to work on, and I hope people like what I did with her.

Jeff
Stop looking at me swan!

Seriously, though, this is ten shades of cool! :cool:

Kurtulmak the Cunning

Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:29 pm
by AuldDragon
Here's another entry: Kurtulmak the Cunning, chief of the kobold pantheon! Releases will probably be slow for the foreseeable future for reasons I go into in the blog post.

Jeff

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:30 am
by Big Mac
AuldDragon wrote:Ah, I see my unconscious assumption that everyone knows the 2nd ed books has bitten me. I forgot to specify DMGR4 in my original post (I'll edit that to be clearer). ^^; As ghendar said, they're all the deities who were listed in DMGR4 Monster Mythology, sans most of the demihuman deities who were covered by the FR godbook Demihuman Deities.
I think that deities are something that have been scattered in multiple sources. I don't have DMGR4 yet, but this project is really interesting, and I'm thinking of getting it so that I can follow your project more easily.
AuldDragon wrote:I do eventually plan to work on the deities in Legends & Lore*, as well as deities who have brief mentions in various other 2nd ed and non-2nd ed sources.

Jeff

*With some expansions and alterations to better fit the real mythology where possible.
Are you going to want to take the deities invented for 3e (at some point) and retro convert them to 2e rules, to make them fit into your project?

BTW: I look forward to finding out what you intend to do with the real-life mythology.

Re: Monster Mythology Update Project

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:52 pm
by AuldDragon
Big Mac wrote:Are you going to want to take the deities invented for 3e (at some point) and retro convert them to 2e rules, to make them fit into your project?
Only if they seem to fit a niche that hasn't been filled or something. I'm sure the real-world pantheons will keep me busy for quite some time, however.

Jeff