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Thread: New Gods for Aduria
12-02-2001, 01:40 PM #1
As promised here is some information on the new gods (human and non-human) from the Adurian expansion. Missing is Azrai, who is still worshipped in Aduira. More on him later. Comments and suggestions encouraged.
Nesteia (greater god)
Goddess of Life
Symbol: Golden Ankh
Portfolio: Birth, Reincarnation, Renewal
Domains: Renewal, Healing, Water, Sun.
Nesteia (Nest-e-AH) is the wife of Aebrynis, the god of death, and the mother of all the human gods. Neither parent has anything to do with their children though, and do not attempt to control their activities. Unlike the other gods, the two ancient powers have little to do with their worshippers, and perform no miracles to convert the unbelievers. Rather they are concerned with the running to the world for all creatures, intelligent or otherwise. Nesteia is the goddess of life, it is by her will that all living things are born, survive and flourish. Her followers in Nehalim call on her often, praying for healthy children, good crops and other everyday concerns. Nesteia’s priests are granted spells, but scholars are uncertain if the goddess or one of her children grants their prayers.
Aebrynis (greater god)
God of Death
Symbol: A Crown
Portfolio: Death and Decay
Domains: Death, Earth, Air, Decay
Aebrynis is the second of the ancient gods who the Neha believe created the world and eventually life. He is the husband of Nesteia and father of the modern gods. Aebrynis is the god of death, responsible for all deaths and the decay of living things. He is worshipped in Neha primarily during funerals and expensive ceremonies are conducted to ensure that a king or other important figure rests comfortably in the afterlife. Priests of Aebrynis are also particularly potent when turning or destroying undead, as the restless dead are said to be a particular affront to the god of death.
Ba’est (lesser god)
The Huntress, Parton of the cats.
Symbol: An Emerald
Portfolio: Cats, hunters, jungles, scouts, Asla and Wermics.
Domains: Animal, Claw, Plant, Strength, Travel
Ba’est is the worshipped by both the Asla and their ancient enemies of the plains, the M’Botan (Wermic) tribes. She can be a harsh and dangerous foe to those who threaten her worshippers, notable the human god Belinik who has recently gained a following with both the Asla and M’Botan, but is kind and loving to her followers. Among the Asla, she is worshipped widely as the goddess of the hunt, and prayers are said to her before a hunter sets out into the jungle. The M’Botan worship her similarly, although they hunt the antelope and other creatures of the plains. Ba’est also has a small following among some of the humans along the borders of the Asla jungles, as prayers to her are rumoured ward off the gaze of the dangerous predators of the jungle, most notable the great cats. Her priests often fill the rolls of shamans, healers and witch doctors and are usually, but not always female. Emeralds are said to be especially blessed, and if found are claimed by Ba’est’s priests for use in holy symbols.
Morkrasarak (intermediate god)
The Sorcerer, Parton of reptiles.
Symbol: Reptilian Eye
Portfolio: Magic, Destruction, Reptiles, Ssarak
Domains: Scale, Fang, Magic, Destruction.
Morkrasarak is an ancient dragon sorcerer who is said to have risen to godhood over the fallen bodies of his kin to become the god of reptiles, worshipped by his ancient creations and other reptilian races, although hated and feared by the surviving dragons. He is said to have been a mighty beast, the most powerful dragon ever seen, jet black in colour with piercing eyes and a command of magic that has yet to be bested. According to Ssarak legend, their god was victorious in an ancient war between the three most powerful dragon’s of the time, and claimed the prize of godhood, although other legends say that Morkrasarak was a vile tyrant who was destroyed by an alliance of other dragons, and destroyed. However, few can argue that Morkrasarak exists now, for his priests form a major part of the Ssarak society, and command considerable divine magic in addition to their other powers. Some human also worship him, especially sorcerers for he is also known as the patron of destructive magic, although this has earned him some enmity from Ruornil, the human god of magic.Let me claim your Birthright!!
03-27-2002, 02:09 AM #2
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06-28-2002, 06:24 PM #3
06-28-2002, 07:49 PM #4
The new gods would be in addition to the standard BR gods, so they would be taken the same as the normal gods.Let me claim your Birthright!!
07-01-2002, 11:12 AM #5
Are these gods known in Cerilia? If yes, are these only found in ancient books (like in a mage libery) or can they be found everywere? Do they have clerics or churches in Cerilia?May Khirdai always bless your sword and his lightning struck your enemies!
07-04-2002, 08:51 AM #6
I imagine that any history who has studied history before Diesmaar would know of the Adurian gods, but they are not commonly worshipped (or even known) in Cerilia.Let me claim your Birthright!!
07-05-2002, 04:42 PM #7
My only conflict that I have with your Adurian gods is that the human tribes were pursued north into cerilia by the minions of Azrai. There can be other gods but I would figure the majority of them would have worshiped Azrai, since it would have taken a great deal of peoples to chase that many large tribes out of Aduria.Cattle die and kinsmen die,
thyself too soon must die,
but one thing never, I ween, will die, --
fair fame of one who has earned.
07-05-2002, 11:54 PM #8
During the period when Azrai's minions ruled the continent, almost all of the human population worhiped him (at least in public). The worship of the other gods stopped, but was renewed later after Azrai was killed and his followers defeated.
Two of the new deities I have listed there are only worshipped by small races of non-humans, they never gave up their worship of their gods and were never conquered by Azrai's legions, although the Ssarak did join willingly later.Let me claim your Birthright!!
10-24-2002, 03:18 AM #9
10-25-2002, 03:27 AM #10
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So is it up to the DM to determine if Morkrasarak exists or not?,, or is it just supposed to be left alone as a myth or somthing?Snowman
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