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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Monster Mythology Update Project Reply with quote

This thread is for my project to update the DMGR4 Monster Mythology deities (although some deities from other sources have snuck in, too) to the Faiths & Avatars style format. I've posted this project at other forums, but since I try to incorporate canon from specific settings where possible, I figured I should share it here for the Greyhawk fans. I also try to add in some stuff of my own creation, expanding upon minor mentions or creating new things (temples, etc.) where it feels appropriate. Future updates will be posted in replies, with this post edited to reflect new additions.

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 the Educator
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 the Prowler
Squerrik the Ratlord

Dark Fae Powers:
Cegilune
The Queen of Air and Darkness

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

Beholder Pantheon:
Great Mother, the Hive Spawner
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


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing AuldDragon. This is a wonderful project. Faiths & Avatars is one of my favourite D&D sourcebooks for many reasons and I'd always hoped to work on my own project doing something similar for the Greyhawk deities.

I'll keep checking back to see if there are any new additions to your list!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfling wrote:
Thanks for sharing AuldDragon. This is a wonderful project. Faiths & Avatars is one of my favourite D&D sourcebooks for many reasons and I'd always hoped to work on my own project doing something similar for the Greyhawk deities.

I'll keep checking back to see if there are any new additions to your list!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty awesome project, AuldDragon. I look forward to seeing a treatment on Blibdoolpoolp in particular. Keep up the good work! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:37 am    Post subject: Iallanis the Tender One Reply with quote

Just in time for Valentine's Day is the giantish goddess of love, Iallanis the Tender One. She is one of the youngest members of the Ordning, born after Hiatea's acceptance by Annam. Her long-term goal is to bring all giants into the fold of good, including the other members of the Ordning, even Memnor and Karontor. She is patron of love in all forms, and the mercy and forgiveness that comes from it. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Grond Peaksmasher Reply with quote

Grond Peaksmasher is a relatively minor deity from the Forgotten Realms setting, playing a part in the novel The Druid Queen, by Douglas Niles. He received a handful of mentions in various other supplements, but the most significant information on him was published in Polyhedron #111, containing some additional details about him in the aftermath of the novel. Unfortunately, his specialty priest class was a direct mirror of Hiatea's, which I felt really did not suit him at all. I have endeavored to write up a full entry on him that incorporates information from the novel and the Polyhedron article, as well as how I think his personality would direct his priests (with an eventual goal of being known outside of just the Moonshaes), so he can be of use even to those who do not have campaigns set in the Forgotten Realms.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Diancastra, the Wanton Wanderer Reply with quote

Diancastra, the Wanton Wanderer, is one of the youngest members of the Ordning, and still has the wanderlust of youth. Born to Annam and a mortal mother, she had the same drive to claim her birthright as Hiatea, and in the process established a colorful heroic career. She values the pleasures in life, be they of the body or the mind.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Mirklak the Orcslayer Reply with quote

I found a brief mention of Mirklak the Orcslayer in The Great Gray Land of Thar booklet of Elminster’s Ecologies. The description of the ogres in that land, as well as the section on their gods, offered great fodder for expanding ogre culture and faith. In particular, the additional deities of the ogres, the ancient kingdom of the ogres, and the depiction of Vaprak as wholly ogrish rather than a mix of ogre and troll gave me the idea that the Thar ogres are actually descended from ancient spelljamming colonists, perhaps from the ogre empire that appears to be in the sphere of the Steel Star. Regarding Mirklak, I made him an amalgam of the various ogre heroes mentioned, and to whom all deified ogre heroes merge with.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Ysshara the Lorekeeper Reply with quote

Like Mirklak, Ysshara the Lorekeeper received a brief mention in the Great Grey Land of Thar booklet of Elminster's Ecologies. With Mirklak and Vaprak, the three deities form a nice small pantheon for ogres, and I felt I needed to give considerable depth to her, so she didn't seem like just an ogre version of the orcish Luthic. Ysshara turned into what I think is a very interesting deity, with considerable potential to make ogres into a more well-rounded race in any AD&D campaign.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:04 am    Post subject: Stronmaus the Storm Lord Reply with quote

Stronmaus the Storm Lord is the most powerful member of the Ordning outside of Annam, and is the de facto leader of the pantheon. He is the exuberant patron of the storm and good cloud giants, and holds domain over the seas and skies, sunshine, and weather of all sorts.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Vaprak the Destroyer Reply with quote

Vaprak the Destroyer is the deity of ogres and trolls, and as befits those races, he is a savage and destructive god. With an alternate view of Vaprak from Elminster's Ecologies, he becomes a much more interesting god than a single-mindedly destructive god, although that is still his predominant personality trait.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Formalized Rules for Dragon Priests Reply with quote

I’ve completed a set of formal rules for handling specialty priests for dragons. These rules are compatible with the Council of Wyrms Dragon-Priest kit and can be used with PCs. They are also usable outside of that setting, and replace the rules in the Cult of the Dragon for draconic specialty priests. These rules will be familiar to those who are familiar with the previous post I made on draconic specialty priests, as well as my entry on Tiamat, although they are now more detailed.

The rules can be read or downloaded here.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:06 pm    Post subject: Annam the All-Father Reply with quote

Annam the All-Father is the patriarch of the giants, mortal and divine. He is said to be the creator of worlds, laying the foundation upon which other pantheons have built upon. The eons he has existed and the disunity of his children has caused him to withdraw from the daily activities of his family, abdicating much of his responsibility to Stronmaus and Hiatea. While his power is nearly unrivaled, he spends much of his time watching the events of the multiverse from afar.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:34 pm    Post subject: Zorquan the High One Reply with quote

Zorquan the High One is the deity who embodies what it is to be a dragon, representing those features all dragons share. His primary concern is with the survival of the dragon races as a whole rather than individual dragons.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:47 am    Post subject: Arcanic the Learned Reply with quote

Arcanic the Learned is a minor demipower introduced in Council of Wyrms, as a LN deity of magic. As that setting had additional material presented in Dragon Magazine (and later included in the hardbound re-release) for sage-dragons, it seemed suitable to make Arcanic the patron of that kit. I also made his relationship with Kereska something like the relationship between Azuth and Mystra in the Forgotten Realms, with a focus on wizardry rather than magic itself.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:46 am    Post subject: Astilabor the Hoardmistress Reply with quote

Astilabor the Hoardmistress is the goddess who represents the desire most dragons have for gaining status amongst their peers, mostly through the acquisition of wealth and treasure. This is not greed in the normal sense, for the wealth is not desired for its own sake or to deprive others of the opportunity of gaining it; that is the realm of Task. The importance of status and wealth to most dragons has made Astilabor one of the more powerful draconic deities, and while she feels her wealth places her above the other deities, she does not think her abilities surpass theirs in all things.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:09 am    Post subject: Chronepsis the Death Dragon Reply with quote

As the silent watcher of time and draconic fate, Chronepsis the Death Dragon rarely interacts with those who are not dead or dying. It is said that he is a counterpart to Io; where Io is the beginning of all things, Chronepsis is the end of all things. He guides the spirits of the draconic dead to the afterlife, and determines the location of their final rest.

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Keep plugging away at these, Aulddragon. They are all vey cool additions to the pantheon. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are very excellent documents for updating Monster Mythology book. Happy Thank you for sharing these. I now save your web blog into Slick RSS reader for timely updating.
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Thanks SirXaris and LupeDeltorre!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:10 pm    Post subject: Aasterinian, the Messenger of Io Reply with quote

Aasterinian, the Messenger of Io is a playful and vital deity who revels in play and learning. She is Io’s messenger to both mortal dragons and her fellow draconic deities, although she isn’t always prompt. She is a friendly, wandering deity, who can often be found having adventures of her own or enjoying the hospitality of other deities.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:11 am    Post subject: Elemtia the Tempest Reply with quote

Elemtia the Tempest is mentioned in one line in the Council of Wyrms campaign setting, as a demipower of elementals favored by chaotic dragons. I decided to expand that to elemental magic, elemental forces, and nature, with followers who are akin to druids.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:42 am    Post subject: Lendys the Balancer Reply with quote

Where Chronepsis judges dragons after their deaths, Lendys the Balancer judges them while still alive. He believes in retributive justice, that those who live by fang and claw die by fang and claw. All punishments are carefully measured, however, and minor crimes have minor punishments. While he is hard and merciless, he is fair in his dealings.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:10 am    Post subject: Garyx the Firelord Reply with quote

Garyx the Firelord is one of the draconic deities originally presented in FOR1 Draconomicon, for the Forgotten Realms. He is somewhat similar to Elemtia, but whereas Elemtia is a purely elemental deity, Garyx represents the effects and power of fire, rather than the element of fire.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Kalzareinad, The Keeper of Dark Wonders Reply with quote

Kalzareinad, The Keeper of Dark Wonders was a deity of magic mentioned originally in an adventure in FOR1 Draconomicon. For the last two millennia, he had one worshiper remaining, sustaining him and keeping him from deific death. This ended with him voluntarily merging with Kereska during the Time of Troubles in the Forgotten Realms, but need not be the case in other settings.

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