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    Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:19 pm  

    So it's a bit of a stretch, but it seems Volo's Guide to Monsters have demoted Raxivort of the Xvarts from "lesser deity" to "demigod" status — granted, we already have Iuz taking up the Chaotic Evil slot. *shrugs*

    (The change came up when I took the deities found in the LIVING GREYHAWK™ Gazetteer and attempted to update them for 5e for Ghosts of Saltmarsh, converting domains, some weapons, and promoting/demoting "intermediate deities" to their '83 status… since the 5e DMG is mucking with divine ranks all over again.)
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    Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:33 pm  

    I missed this!

    Then again it seems so improbable that a xvart could attain lesser divine status much less demigod. I feel okay with demigod, but wow, Raxi's stats in the boxed set, he has 246 hp! Hextor only has 200 hp. Raxivort is a beast!
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    Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:52 am  
    El Raja Key by Rob Kuntz

    Rob lists the 9 in El Raja Key product as:

    The nine, from the Loosing of the "Nine" by Robilar: Celestian, Erythnul, Heironeous, Hextor, Iuz, Obad-hai, Olidammara, Ralishaz, and Trithereon or the five others! These five, heretofore, unpublished Greyhawk demi-gods, are named and aligned with a description of their actions: Aza, Lolatho, Zirx, Phanon, and Ntee!

    But what does he mean by "or the five others"?

    Rob places this event in "Late 1973-very early 1974." So were in the OD&D era here.
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    Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 am  

    grodog wrote:
    rasgon wrote:
    Do we know anything else about those gods other than that they're Lovecraftian and either of lawful, evil, or neutral alignment? Were they connected to Dalt at all?


    RJK wrote some more about the Cthluhu-like gods in Greyhawk in his article "Advent of the Elder Ones: Mythos vs. Man in the Lake Geneva Original Campaign, 1973-1976 by Robert J Kuntz" in AFS#2 @ http://hallsoftizunthane.blogspot.com/2012/12/afs-issue-2-is-released.html (alas, currently OOP).


    Rob shared the text of his article from AFS#2 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/threelinestudio/posts/2842385839126862 in case folks are interested in checking it out.

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