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    Thumbs up Can Cerilia handle the chosen of Rounil???

    The chosen of the other gods…..

    This was an idea I had thought of long ago when the chosen of Mystra were first presented to the game. With the use of the 7 Sisters (Storm Silverhand, The Symbul, etc.) & Elminster it seemed to me that the other deities of Faerun had been short changed greatly in the game setting.

    It was always possible to send an Avatar or Aleax of a Deity to the prime material plane, but it isn’t the same. The reason for this is the interrelationships between different deities and their conflicts. Both the Avatar and Aleax would be trackable by forces of other deities in order to hunt them down and confront them. The free willed chosen seemed more able to resist this direct divine intervention and attack, probably by the will of Ao.

    With the precursor it appear that W******oTC**** have come up with a nice idea that will keep Ol’ Mystra in her place. You see in one of their latest books, “Shadowbred” from the Twilight War, they have now introduced Cale a Chosen of Mask…..Nice touch it they hadn’t tried to link it up with the absurd idea about the Weave being able to be torn….what a crock, but that is another thread.

    Now you have the intervention of the other gods chosen throughout Faerun to spice up a mid to high level campaign, and who knows if that ol’ hermit with the staff on the road is an ol’ hermit or a Chosen of Azuth. It leads to a plethora of campaign hooks that can keep the parties clerics hopping about madly putting out fires created by the nemesis deity of their patron god. Quite an exciting idea!!

    Now why stop there. How about chosen for all the earth based, Dragon Lance, Greyhawk, Cerilia, & the entire Spelljammer plethora of deities getting into the mix with their own Chosen…..it will be a wonder if two stones are standing one on top of the other after the dust clears……Wow!!!

    (Does Ravenloft & Dark Sun have a deity base or is it only their powerful Lords for Ravenloft & the Dragon Kings for those settings!!!)

    With all this in the mix how can any PC of whatever level feel they have the power to rival the gods when they can’t defeat their Chosen.

    One other set of ideas related to the chosen is their unique abilities granted to them for being Chosen….for the Chosen of Mystra they have their silver fire……for our hero (or maybe demi hero/chosen) Cale he can shadow walk at will and exudes his own cloaking shadow from every pore of his body if he doesn’t concentrate on preventing the seepage…

    What type of powers related to an individual deities chosen can you come up with????

    Any ideas????

    More to come,

    Later

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    Wouldn't that be a mage from either Mairada or Medoere? Besides, I thought a Paladin of Rournil is what Suris Enlien is looking for.
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    Dark Sun has no deities.

    The Sorcerer Kings (only 1 dragon so far) empower the templars.

    The powers of the elements power the other clerics (earth, air, fire and water with some para-elementals also but they are not at all liked or trusted).

    Druids are powered by nature - specifically their "guarded lands" which in the long run ties them to a specific location.
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    Wouldn't that be a mage from either Mairada or Medoere?
    This isn't a mage (although it might be by class). It is a servant and tool of the Deity. It would be able to cast both mage and cleric magic in the case of Rounil.

    There are often more than one. For Mystra on Faerun she has the 7 sisters and Elminster, plus a magister from time to time. In the book that I am reading there are 5 for Mask.

    It is the chosen of the diety based on portfolio/alignment. And where they come from is the choice of the chosen deity.

    Dark Sun has no deities.

    The Sorcerer Kings (only 1 dragon so far) empower the templars.
    First of all thanks....I thought so. Second I believe in subsequent novels and some later releases of Darksun that there were other Dragons evolving. Plus you can have your PC/NPC's make the evolution using 10th level psionic magic.

    Druids are powered by nature - specifically their "guarded lands" which in the long run ties them to a specific location.
    In Dark Sun there is a limitation like this, but in larger game settings there is a more far flung religious order of druids that travel about. They only get tied to a region when they reach a certain level.

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    Actually in the novels only Dregoth made the attempt and he didn't realize he couldn't make it because he was undead.

    Well that is not quite right there was the "Lion" who attempted to stop Borys' return, but other than that no other Dragons.

    The rest never made it past Sorcerer King. Still and advanced being but not quite a dragon. In fact most of them ended up dead by the timeline of the revised edition.

    Still they had some of the "best" novels for that setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elton Robb View Post
    Wouldn't that be a mage from either Mairada or Medoere? Besides, I thought a Paladin of Rournil is what Suris Enlien is looking for.
    why not Grevesmuhl, they have a strong church of Ruonil there to. But it would be ideal if he/or she is a Vos.

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