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"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

I didn't mean it in a *bad* way, but that's kind of how I see Scrapeknee... he takes this carefully-constructed universe, then starts randomly repainting, tearing down walls, and putting random chickens everywhere. Pretty standard griefing behavior, though not on a nearly large enough scale to ruin the world in any measurable way.

Mostly the "let's mess with the laws of physics and logic to undermine Atheos's followers" thing is enough to get Scrapeknee the silent treatment, etc.


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God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear

Time for some opinions! Some of which turned out to be not as unpleasant as one would expect.

PC Gods:
Adriel: “Oh, now this is amusing. It thinks its a hero! How cute. You wouldn’t think someone of his age would still try and play the knight in shining armor. It’s gonna be a fun time making this one snap!”

Atheos: “I’m shocked this one hasn’t collapsed into a black hole yet! You’d think a god of atheism would just paradox himself out of existence, but alas! He’s still here. While the man himself is one of the most boring beings I’ve ever met, his existence is hilarious.”

Cil'Dr: “Such a shame, this one. If it weren’t for his unfortunate reliance on others, I think we’d be the best of friends! As it stands, he is far too stuffy for my tastes.”

Ishalla: “A lovely lady with an appreciation for a good set of fangs! What more could you want? Oh, wait! I know! A damn sense of humor. She also doesn’t see the inherent joy of tearing out a jugular, just seeing it as another part of the circle of life. Way to make my fun sound boring.”

Michazra: “This one. Oh, boy, this one! What I wouldn’t give to mess with her. She’s so focused on her petty ambitions, it just makes me want to ruin her day! I’d love to be there when her world inevitably crumbles around her.”

Osoro: “Taking the wonderful concept of a harem, and adding love to it? Absolutely disgusting”

Scrapeknee: “Not gonna lie, I like the cut of this guy’s jib. He certainly keeps things interesting around here, and boredom is one of the worst fates this world could fall to.”

Tharros: “This guy makes me angry just thinking about him! HOW DO YOU TAKE THE FUN OUT OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION?! I DIDN’T EVEN THINK THAT WAS POSSIBLE! You, sir, are simply the worst.”

Vortae: “I don’t know who this thing is, or why this thing is even here still. As long as it stays out of my way, I probably won’t start anything. Probably.”

Zodaxus: “Listening to this guy talk is like chewing foil! I hate how he prances around, blabbing about freedom while making my favored toys question if they really want to keep having fun! I’d twist his wings off and shove them down his beak if I could, but I’m not dumb enough to try.”

NPC Gods:
Asmodeus: “I have never seen a stick so firmly shoved up anyone’s ass before. It is simply ridiculous, and not in the fun way. It’s funny as hell taunting him, though! I’ve recently sent him a gift basket full of half-succubus spiders, and I’m eagerly awaiting his response.”

Bane: “What do I think of Bane? Let me tell you. I am a being of wrath and fear, I take the form of a monstrous clown, and my tents are made of the still-squirming pelts of my enemies, and I think bane is trying way too hard to be evil. Tone it down, you dork.”

Cyric: “I like what he stands for, but I can’t stand the guy. He’s an absolute dumbass who thinks he’s better than he really is. I’m considering becoming a Greater God just for the purpose of smiting him and getting him out of everyone’s hair.”

Helm: “What is with this guy? He just stands there and watches the world go by. I’d rather just ignore him and hope he goes away, but it seems he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.”
Lathander: “I know I should probably hate this guy because he’s a goody-twoshoes who wants to see evil vanquished, but I really just hate him because of his unrelenting f*cking hope. It disgusts me to my very core.”

Lolth: “A damn fine woman with an excellent taste in sacrifices. I’d like to enjoy her company more, but she’s also a horrid b@@~# if you actually try and chat with her. I’m certainly going to keep my eyes on her…”

Loviatar: “I’m no stranger to torture myself, but it seems like she’s taken it much farther than I. I’d love to get to know her better, but it seems she is repulsed by me. I have no idea why!”

Mystra: “Could someone please tell me what the point of magic that doesn’t maim and kill is? Besides the spells that make you harder to kill, I see no point in the whole thing. The sentiment applies to magic’s mother as well, I’m afraid.”

Shar: “Frankly, Shar bores me. She doesn’t take as much joy in what she does as she should, and it annoys me.”

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I modified my Domains a little bit, added Inquisitions (because they're there, so let's all have some), and elaborated on my favored weapon.

I like you just the way you are, Scrapeknee. Don't ever chang-wait...what???


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

I didn't mean it in a *bad* way, but that's kind of how I see Scrapeknee... he takes this carefully-constructed universe, then starts randomly repainting, tearing down walls, and putting random chickens everywhere. Pretty standard griefing behavior, though not on a nearly large enough scale to ruin the world in any measurable way.

Well, in Scrapeknee's defense, non random chickens often fail to surprise. ;) As long as I don't over do it so it takes anyone's OOC fun away. That's my chief concern.

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Mostly the "let's mess with the laws of physics and logic to undermine Atheos's followers" thing is enough to get Scrapeknee the silent treatment, etc.

As the ancient sages have said "Tru, dat"

I'm tempted to make a N minion go between just so notes can be delivered in a case of something important without having a gate shut in his. I would actually feel sorry for the little guy

"Greetings, sir."
"Greetings, you are?"
"A messenger of the gods."
"Which god?"
"Scrapeknee, he..."
*Slam*
"Sigh"


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Well, who's your herald?

Mine's a 15' tall mantis-shaped steampunk computer designed to mercilessly argue with people. I see no way that that will lead to any misunderstandings.


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Babaki wrote:
Scrapeknee: “Not gonna lie, I like the cut of this guy’s jib. He certainly keeps things interesting around here, and boredom is one of the worst fates this world could fall to.”

This guy gets it :)

BTW, that tearing up Cyric idea you've got? Scrapeknee would probably be happy to help. And I think they're agreed on Bane.

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Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

Mine's a 15' tall mantis-shaped steampunk computer designed to mercilessly argue with people. I see no way that that will lead to any misunderstandings.

Needs a name:

Zooid
Overseer of
Reality and
Atheistic
Knowledge


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Zooid? Nah dude, it's The Analytical Engine. Go read some Ada Lovelace fanfiction or something.


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

Well, who's your herald?

Mine's a 15' tall mantis-shaped steampunk computer designed to mercilessly argue with people. I see no way that that will lead to any misunderstandings.

I actually need to work on that and some of his other followers ,and offspring.

Reminds me to ask...

@ Yuugasa, for one of Scrapeknee's demi-god offspring, can he have had a child with Lolth? I'm actually thinking a half drow looking godling . Not sure if I should make him CN, or rebelling against mom as a CG in the making.

the other NPC ladies just didn't seem his type or likely

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Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:
Zooid? Nah dude, it's The Analytical Engine. Go read some Ada Lovelace fanfiction or something.

I was giving you an acronym there, chief - like they always warn you, don't forget to read the bold print!


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Well, sure. But "mantis-shaped" isn't the key point here, silly as Zorak would be as a herald. Maybe Scrapeknee wants that for one of his bug children with Lolth?

I figure Atheos is probably one of the youngest, if not the youngest, god in the pantheon—not old enough to have spawner or killed any gods of his own.


Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

Osoro is not a god. He may be a force for good, a benevolent entity whose protection was far more valuable when mankind still lived in hunter-gatherer societies, but his providence is narrow, guarding and guiding only a narrow spectrum of humanity. If he finds something more useful or widespread to apply his efforts to, Atheos may have more to talk to him about, but currently simply tries to taunt Osoro and his followers into thinking outside the box.

Just to be clear, is that "narrow spectrum" because you think Osoro only protects polyamorous groupings? Because while Osoro prefers that particularly arrangement, Osoro will protect any familial relationship.


God of the Depraved

Divine Dossier Porfolio

Cil'dr - Me, of roughly 1 million followers. 53% of followers from the barren planet Tur, It's sun has waned and thus life there has gotten harsh and cold. Nomadic in nature I have managed to get to them the technology and know how to survive on the harsh planet. 17% are thieves, 15% of which have been following orders correctly and reorganized into guilds. 11% are Bandits or marauders, 10% of which have correctly enacted laws and rules to their organizations. 9% are swords for hire, 8% of which have formed into guilds and companies. 10% of followers are misc. spread out over several worlds and planes(mostly revolutionaries and slaves of one form or another). 6% of the entirety are still sherking and hording wealth, will need to cull or punish, unsure which.

Directive: guide anyone who needs my guidance

Progress: slow, I will not interfere directly, THEY need to learn how to survive on their own so they won't need me anymore.

Adriel
Directive: believed to be something along the lines of spreading "good" and "honor", unsure about this, these seem foreign to me. He seems obsessed with protecting heros and several artifacts.
Threat: possibly high, his followers are usually at ends with mine, but possibly he can help protect my followers, this could possibly lead to a truce.
Plans: propose a non-aggression pact and work from there.

Asmodeus
Directive: gain souls
Threat: extremely high, very organized and does not care much about how to obtain souls.
Plans: Watch, Carefully, try to alert other gods of his secrets (secretly of course)

Atheos
Directive: make people believe in no gods
Threat: low, he intervenes rarely, the more that believe his religion the better for me.
Plans: ignore, resources should be spent elsewhere

Babaki
Directive: unknown, destruction and chaos possibly? very illogical
threat: extremely high, not organized but unpredictable and always for the worse.
Plans: Destroy

Bane
Directive: obtain power
Threat: high, my servants usually come at odds with his, will need to watch carefully
Plans: disrupt and foil, generally to the advantage of my own followers.

Cyric
there are various attempts to write something but they all appear scratched out and finally written across the back of the page:
"Murder the f!$~ out of this guy"

First Mother Ishalla
Directive: protect nature and spread nature and the natural.
Threat: low
Plans: try to make a bargain with this god to help make nature less harsh to my people.

Helm
Directive: protect people
Threat: moderate, we have a lot in common, except who to protect and how.
Plans: Watch, try to win him over, otherwise undermine.

Lathander
Directive: be "good", create "good", and nurture "good"
Threat: moderate, unlikely to ever accept our methods, might be useful in certain situations however.
Plans: ignore, focus elsewhere

Lolth
Direction: death and chaos and power
threat: high, one of my antithesis, pushes her worshippers to tear themselves apart.
Plans: Destroy

Loviatar
Directive: spread agony and pain
threat: moderate, should be stopped but I don't see her as especially dangerous.
Plans: Destroy

Michazra
Directive: spread undeath
threat: moderate to high, conniving and intelligent, planning, may be a enemy or a friend, hard to tell with her.
Plans: Watch, carefully

Mystra
Directive: magic?
threat: none or high, i mean magic
Plans: watch, carefully, her worshippers can blow up planets if they get powerful enough.

Osoro
directive: ?
threat: none
plans: ignore

Scrapeknee
directive: the opposite of having a directive
threat: moderate-low, unlikely to actively oppose me, but will cause issues from time to time to be assured.
plans: can one even plan for this guy?

Shar
directive: same as mine...
threat: same as mine...
plans: ... friends? will be hard to deal with if we become enemies.

Tharros
Directive: cause death and disease...
threat: MAXIMUM, HE IS MY ANTITHESIS AND MUST BE DESTROYED, IF HE IS REMOVED I NO LONGER WILL BE NEEDED.
plans: DESTROY

Vortae
Directive: rebuild a specific plane
threat: low
Plans: ignore

Zodaxus
Directive: host parties
threat: none
Plans: make nice, want to be invited to parties

THIS TOOK FOREVER AHHHHHHHHHHHHH


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40
Osoro wrote:
Just to be clear, is that "narrow spectrum" because you think Osoro only protects polyamorous groupings? Because while Osoro prefers that particularly arrangement, Osoro will protect any familial relationship.

Nah; Atheos has no interest in family structures or relationships, and considers "close, small-knit communities/families" to be only a narrow spectrum of humanity.


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Alright here I am now! Decided to do a relationship thing like the rest of y'all. So here I go!

Scrapeknee: Ah the mad jester. Many a tale has been told of the chivalrous king who surrounded by naive or backstabbing advisers turns to the fool for aid for the jester knows when to speak his mind and brings joy to an otherwise boring royal court. I'll admit he's a tad annoying at times, but still, heroes bring great changes to the worlds they strive so hard to protect and save, so I can't dislike him too much now. He does bring luck to the heroes I watch over, and well, everyone needs luck on their side.

Tharros: *Groans* Ah yes, that...one. I try to stay clear of him. While death is necessary (no one wants a tyrant or blackhearted villain living forever), I'm not sure I'm too fond of his...view on decay. Still, he does possess fate in his portfolio, and evil eventually gets its just rewards in the end, if you know what I mean.

Zodaxus: I have nothing against him, and while we do argue often about the merits and downsides between democracies and feudalism, I do agree with him on the fight for freedom that many heroes and knights protect. Many evil villains and dictators have sought to crush the freedoms of the weak, and thus require a hero to stand up and raise the banner of rebellion in the name of the downtrodden, and there are many stories of knights rebelling against their wicked lords, so I can't say that I dislike Zodaxus. While we may disagree on how good should be carried out, I will be the first to admit that I have sent some of my paladins to aid his followers in times when freedom fighters need the strong arm of knighthood and chivalry to aid them.

Michazra: Ugh...Well...hm....I'm not sure. Being the Guide of Heroes, I have to say that we don't get along with one another. I do know that some necromancers have used the dark arts in the name of good, I would prefer not to associate with her. I will say that if my followers and other brave heroes slay a few of her...cultists...I'm not going to shed a tear.

Atheos: Ah yes, the lord of skepticism. There have been many times I can recall where we have engaged in the discussion of chivalry. He does shine his blessings on explorers and others who seek to discover new things, and many a hero has contributed to many amazing discoveries, so I can frown on his skeptical nature too much.

Babaki: Hmph. He's a wicked madman. If a brave champion cuts down an entire cult of his minions, the universe will be a much better place in my opinion.

First Mother Ishalla: The Green Maiden, as I like to call her due to her connection with the natural world. Oh I have nothing against her, and while she may represent the wild and untamed, she symbolizes an important part of the natural order of things (be a chaotic one though), so I try to encourage my worshipers to try to get along with her. I've been quite successful I should say. I may not understand her druid followers much, but there are many brave druids who have given their lives to protect the world, so my brave followers and I will do what we can to protect nature as well...in our own way of course.

Osoro: Hm....I do enjoy his company, although his stanch on creating families tends to be extremely steadfast, which isn't a bad thing mind you. He has tried to wed me with one of his daughters for several centuries now, and while I do admit she is beautiful, my duty to the code of chivalry and as Steward of Heavenly Avalon comes first. His Lion Knights do interest me, as although the idea of a knight mounted on a lion is indeed a bit unorthodox in my eyes, it does have merit and is quite unique. There are many times where our followers have married one another, and I have blessed these holy unions many times. He is a strong ally, and while we do argue at times, I wouldn't change a thing about him, and should his faithful come under attack, my followers will unsheathe their swords in defense of them.

Cil'dr: Egad! Survival at all costs!? Such a foul thought, as this can only lead to madness and sorrow. Although, I will admit that many heroes have struggled to survive against evil and wickedness, but still I try to keep him at arm's length. A very long arm's length.

Vortae: The Lord of Museums, a title I like to call him by when I visit him or he visits me. He is a puzzling one, but I do enjoy his company. He encourages adventurous natures in his followers, and from this, heroes may arise. I may not understand him sometimes, but his heart is in the right place.

Lathander: The Morninglord, he is the protector of hope and optimism. While he may not be as strongly supportive of order as I am, I do respect his beliefs of good and hope, as without hope there would be no heroes to give the world a better and brighter future.

Helm: The Watcher, he and I get along quite well. He does take his duty as guardian to extremes at times, but I understand that duty requires one to make sacrifices (I try to explain this to Osoro quite a bit). He is a protector and a guardian, and thus my faithful and his get along, although there are numerous theological debates between them.

Mystra: The Mistress of Magic is a goddess who concerns herself with the belief that magic should be used for good and not for selfish and evil purposes. I completely agree. Too often magic has been misused for the schemes of the wicked, and my knights and paladins have taken up the sword against them. I will stand with her if someone tries to wrestle the very essence of magic from her.

Shar: Shar....The Mistress of the Night...I don't like her, and neither do many of my followers. She has attempted many times to block out the sun or cause untold ruin on the innocent. I will watch her closely.

Cyric: *Spits* Never has a name been so closely associated to evil as his. The Black Sun is the lord of murder and lies. His followers cause strife wherever they go. But my followers will make sure that they are foiled as best as they can.

Lolth: By Avalon's Heavenly Mists! The Spider Queen is a blackhearted witch there's no denying that! She would see to it that the very sun itself be destroyed so the drow, the dark elves, could rule the surface world. Bah! I think not, if I have anything to say about it! She causes mayhem and suffering to even her own followers, keeping them fighting one another as much as they battle with other races so that she can keep the drow caught up in her web of lies and sin. There is no good in her at all. I am quite pleased to hear that a certain dark elf has rebelled against her and has upset many of her schemes. You can imagine my joy at the heroic irony of the situation.

Asmodeus: He is a vile one and tricky at that. He may say he supports order, but when order is upheld by evil, then only tyranny can rise. I will watch him closely.

Bane: ARGGHHH! The Lord and Master of Blackguards! He and I have traded strikes against one another and so have our followers. I will do all I can to foil and undo his wicked plans and my faithful will do the same. When he and his worshipers make a move, we will be ready.

Loviatar: The Maiden of Pain...I'll admit that there is a great deal of pain and suffering in the world, but that doesn't mean one should allow it to keep you down. Besides, she's a cold-hearted bully, and I despise bullies. What? Even a lawful god like myself can't stand bullies! And my followers will do all they can to make her mad: she despises those who help others apparently. And it warms my heart to know that my followers are helping those in need.

Made a reference to R.A. Salvatore. ;)


God of the Depraved
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:


Cil’dr is not a god. He is a child, striving blindly out of need and fear, stuck in the instincts of a primitive society because that is all he knows....

but.. I do so much... need to work on day in he life of Cil'dr now ;-;, it's so much.

edit: and i'm finally done, probably could have done more, but it would simply been more of the same examples.


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Cil'dr wrote:

Scrapeknee

directive: the opposite of having a directive
threat: moderate-low, unlikely to actively oppose me, but will cause issues from time to time to be assured.
Adriel wrote:
Scrapeknee: Ah the mad jester. Many a tale has been told of the chivalrous king who surrounded by naive or backstabbing advisers turns to the fool for aid for the jester knows when to speak his mind and brings joy to an otherwise boring royal court. I'll admit he's a tad annoying at times, but still, heroes bring great changes to the worlds they strive so hard to protect and save, so I can't dislike him too much now. He does bring luck to the heroes I watch over, and well, everyone needs luck on their side.

Glad I got the wise fool angle for Scrapeknee going :)

I don't see him as allies with either Cil'dr or Adreil often, but against someone he likes less, he's liable to lend a hand.

By the way, I think so far, just about every PC wants Cyric dead. ;)


Of course everyone does! Let's see now.

He caused the Time of Troubles and help to cause the Spellplague. Yeah, that pretty much explains why everyone wants him dead. :)

And you're welcome!


God of the Depraved
Scrapeknee wrote:
Cil'dr wrote:

Scrapeknee

directive: the opposite of having a directive
threat: moderate-low, unlikely to actively oppose me, but will cause issues from time to time to be assured.
Adriel wrote:
Scrapeknee: Ah the mad jester. Many a tale has been told of the chivalrous king who surrounded by naive or backstabbing advisers turns to the fool for aid for the jester knows when to speak his mind and brings joy to an otherwise boring royal court. I'll admit he's a tad annoying at times, but still, heroes bring great changes to the worlds they strive so hard to protect and save, so I can't dislike him too much now. He does bring luck to the heroes I watch over, and well, everyone needs luck on their side.

Glad I got the wise fool angle for Scrapeknee going :)

I don't see him as allies with either Cil'dr or Adreil often, but against someone he likes less, he's liable to lend a hand.

By the way, I think so far, just about every PC wants Cyric dead. ;)

he's a threat to my followers, like seriously he makes "global" events of destruction... major threat.

I think it's funny that i think a lot of people read too deeply into the fact that i'm lawful EVIL and seemed to think i would be friends or enemies on that more than what I actually stand for.

the "problem" with me is i don't understand morals, or even their point. (I based this guy on various things, but one of them was the concept of the shadow, part of your mind like the id, the ego, and the super ego. it's part of the Id)


God of the Depraved

I want to put forward, that Cil'dr is extremely young as he was born from sapient mortal life, I'd like the universe's time scale to be shortly after this has happened unless there are any objections.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40
Cil'dr wrote:
I want to put forward, that Cil'dr is extremely young as he was born from sapient mortal life, I'd like the universe's time scale to be shortly after this has happened unless there are any objections.

That would make him extremely *old.* Sapient mortal life existed a very long time before ordinary folks like Zodaxus or Atheos ascended to godhood...


God of the Depraved
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:
Cil'dr wrote:
I want to put forward, that Cil'dr is extremely young as he was born from sapient mortal life, I'd like the universe's time scale to be shortly after this has happened unless there are any objections.
That would make him extremely *old.* Sapient mortal life existed a very long time before ordinary folks like Zodaxus or Atheos ascended to godhood...

it's all relative, they'd obviously also be about my age


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos

Out of PCs, poor Tharros seems to be getting the least love


God of the Depraved
Scrapeknee wrote:
Out of PCs, poor Tharros seems to be getting the least love

his existence kills things. XD

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Asmodeus: He may be one of the few others as old as I - unless I am mistaking Him for another. His ideology is repellent and all, and yes, he punishes or appropriates what I reward and cultivate, but something more troubles me. I look at Him, and I see...that there is something I do not see. Why does this frighten Me, though? Why does this anger Me? It's like He's the keystone of one great, horrible, primordial LIE - not a secret waiting to be rediscovered, but a blinding LIE that's been told so often it has been accepted as true....

Bane: Disgusting idiot upstart. Whose idea was it to give HIM godhood? I think I shall endeavor to ignore Him...but if it should ever become worth it, I shall take pleasure in reminding Him how small He really is.

Cyric: "The Black Sun?" Well that's a pretty image. Who is this? When did He come along? Why? From where? HOW IS IT THAT I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THIS? It seems like everyone else knows Him, and it also seems that NOBODY likes Him - that is impressive. I tried giving Him a chance to speak on His own behalf, but nothing came of it, just a tirade about His eventual conquest of Everything or whatever. Honestly? I feel terribly, terribly sorry for Him - He's as alone as I am, but in far worse company.

Helm: Well...we are both observers. It's just that He doesn't move about while doing it. What a waste of such fine senses. He's a preserver of secrets and other precious things, too - but He seems to care more about the post of guardianship than the things He guards, which is, frankly, stupid. I suppose as long as we only see each other in modest quantities, we might be able to work together...or just stand a while and quietly watch the heavens and the spheres together. That might be lovely.

Lathander: I almost envy Him. His youth, His innocence, His almost-comical virtue...he's altogether too 'sunny,' and all that that implies, for me, he's uncomplicated where I am labyrinthine, he shares several of Ishalla's and Osoro's irritating foibles...but for the most part, I hope He never changes.

Lolth: Now here's an interesting case for you! She's intelligent and complicated, She's creative and plays by Her own rules, She makes things of beauty and power...but why must She be so careless with her playthings? Her vision needs improvement, and Her philosophy seems deeply flawed.

Loviatar: She doesn't create anything, She just debases and diminishes the creations of others. What a horrible, horrible individual.

Mystra: As an individual, She's unobjectionable, even charming, but it must be asked: Does magic really *need* its own dedicated god? Especially one whose goal seems to involve controlling, managing it, and restraining it - doesn't that at least threaten to take away what makes it *magic?* Another deity still fettered by mortal fears, I'm sorry to say.

Shar: I empathize with her *very* strongly. We are quite similar: Ancient-beyond-ancient deities who reveled in the infinite darkness when all was possible, and who now wish to reclaim the freedom and power that had been stifled by the garish and unimaginative laws of "Light," using the infinite creativity of the Void to circumvent them...but She's grown almost addicted to bitterness and despair, and seems more invested now in ruining others than reclaiming what is Hers. If I could set Her free, I would.


God of the Depraved
Vortae wrote:


Cil'Dar - He is everything I most loathe in mortal behavior. "Loathe" is not even a satisfactory word. I will make this clear right now: We are the worst of enemies, and I dream of the day that You and everything You embody cease to exist.

firstly... it's cil'dr, secondly, that's just like... your opinion, man.

... guess i'm bumping you up on the threat list...


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos

The original misspelling was mine. Sorry about that, Cil'dr


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

@Cil'dr: only if this world evolved life over billions of years. If it's a "mankind was created by the gods" type world, you'd fall near the beginning of civilization.

Otherwise, if Cil'dr was the creation of the first sentient life, he'd be around a million years old, while Atheos (I really have no idea about Zodaxus, though he was created from an advanced sentient creature) would probably be several hundred years old as a god.

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Okay, after looking at it more, maybe I was reading a little too much into Cil'dr's ideology - we probably don't like each other, but perhaps you're not necessarily "everything I loathe." I think I'd been thinking you were going for "god of fascist football-jock ideology" or something similar.

Also, nota bene since we're on this other subject:

I'm f&!%ing OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLD.


God of the Depraved
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

@Cil'dr: only if this world evolved life over billions of years. If it's a "mankind was created by the gods" type world, you'd fall near the beginning of civilization.

Otherwise, if Cil'dr was the creation of the first sentient life, he'd be around a million years old, while Atheos (I really have no idea about Zodaxus, though he was created from an advanced sentient creature) would probably be several hundred years old as a god.

i'll just take this as an objection

Vortae wrote:
Okay, after looking at it more, maybe I was reading a little too much into Cil'dr's ideology - we probably don't like each other, but perhaps you're not necessarily "everything I loathe." I think I'd been thinking you were going for "god of fascist football-jock ideology" or something similar.

you know, I probably would support fascism, they did make the trains run on time.


Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory

On Lathander, the Morninglord, "I like him well enough, but we don't really interact that much. He feels new and more than a little green to me."

On Helm, the Vigilant One, "He protects like I do, but he seems to protect for its own sake, rather than protecting something that's worth protecting. Still, I have once entrusted a son to him to protect him and to see him trained in arms. He did a good job."

On Mystra, the Lady of Mysteries, "I don't particularly care for arcane magic. She really could use a husband, I think."

On Shar, the Mistress of the Night, "There's just not a lot to say. Her portfolio is just things I could care less. I don't dislike her, but she means nothing to me."

On Cyric, the Lord of Three Crowns, "There's just nothing redeeming about him. I admit, in my days as a young deity, I was quite the beast, but I don't even the love of a good woman could help this poor god."

On Lolth, the Dark Mother, "The drow are twisted creatures who organize themselves by family but not with any love that comes with it. A patron of such pitiable creatures is a grave concern of mine."

On Asmodeus, Supreme Master of the Nine Hells, "I prefer not to deal with him when possible. Our relationship was soured when a great hero of mine rescued her wife from his pits. The fact that he refuses to be a better father to Glasya is infuriating. Still, he is a respectful man and a decent guest. I trust him as far as a much weaker being could throw him, though."

On Bane, the Black Hand, "Tyrants go to war, and his empires have tried to crush my followers. The Protector's Roar has personally turned the tide of a few battles for me. In his darkest empire, I have seen him turn children against their parents. He is horrific and must be stopped."

On Loviatar, the Willing Whip, "As disgusting as could be. Agony and suffering are exactly what I hope to spare mortals. To delight in it is foul and twisted."


Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory

Personally, I see Osoro as being a very old god, of roughly the same vintage as Vortae.

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Osoro wrote:
Personally, I see Osoro as being a very old god, of roughly the same vintage as Vortae.

Just so we're clear, that means predating the current cosmos.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Hmm... of all the deities in our pantheon with a sacred animal (not everyone, just like in Golarion), am I the only one who didn't choose a cat? Zany!

Liberty's Edge

The Dark Liberator, The Last of the Nightbirds, Lord of Epic Awesomeness, Greatest Dancer in the Universe and That's Just a Fact
Atheos, God of Skepticism wrote:

@Cil'dr: only if this world evolved life over billions of years. If it's a "mankind was created by the gods" type world, you'd fall near the beginning of civilization.

Otherwise, if Cil'dr was the creation of the first sentient life, he'd be around a million years old, while Atheos (I really have no idea about Zodaxus, though he was created from an advanced sentient creature) would probably be several hundred years old as a god.

Sentient life as a phenomenon was well under way when Zodaxus was created. His origin story explicitly references technologically advanced space-faring civilizations being common in an area of inhabited space, meaning that if sentient life is only one-million years old, (which seems a little young, GM can confirm or deny?) Zodaxus is likely tens of thousands of years younger than that. 850-900,000 years might be a good estimate in that case, though I won't swear to it. He is almost certainly the youngest god, barring any who have their origins in the recent past. In other words, if one of us snaps and gets sick of Cyric before we level up, the new god that then ascends when we roll up a new character will be Zodaxus' only junior.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

For comparison: depending on where you cut off "sentient," sentient life on our world is between 0.5 and 10 million years old. In Golarion, I believe it's around 40,000 years old, with wizards powerful enough to ascend to godhood existing mostly in the last 4,000 of those years.

@Zodaxus: I think you might be older than Atheos, just because I can't really picture him as an "old" god at all.

Liberty's Edge

The Dark Liberator, The Last of the Nightbirds, Lord of Epic Awesomeness, Greatest Dancer in the Universe and That's Just a Fact

@Atheos: Have you seen your avatar? Then again, mine's not terribly accurate either.

Liberty's Edge

The Dark Liberator, The Last of the Nightbirds, Lord of Epic Awesomeness, Greatest Dancer in the Universe and That's Just a Fact

By the way, one question I do want to raise here: Anyone interested in romancing Zodaxus? All genders may apply. We could either start the relationship in the story or have it already going from the start.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Yeah—Atheos would've been in his '60s or so when he ascend to godhood. So he's at least sixty years old, plus however long it takes to establish a church. Woops.

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Because we can, I also want to know 1) what your theme music would be, and 2) who would play you in a movie?

The answers for Vortae, I'm pretty sure, would be "Moonlight Sonata" and Vincent Price, respectively.

Liberty's Edge

The Dark Liberator, The Last of the Nightbirds, Lord of Epic Awesomeness, Greatest Dancer in the Universe and That's Just a Fact

My theme song is Cannon in D Minor by 2 steps from hell. No, I did not misspelled its name. Google it.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

4'33"

And, I dunno, Neil deGrasse Tyson.


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God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear

Babaki's theme would be the Clock Town music on the third day in Majora's Mask, and he would obviously be played by Nic Cage. No contest.


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Vortae wrote:

Because we can, I also want to know 1) what your theme music would be, and 2) who would play you in a movie?

The answers for Vortae, I'm pretty sure, would be "Moonlight Sonata" and Vincent Price, respectively.

I'm not sure actually, fittingly enough it could change, but coming to my mind immediately?

Theme music/song "Dare to Be Stupid" by Weird Al

Actor to play him in a movie "Gene Wilder" back in his prime


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos

As for Scrapeknee's age, I picture he's been around for a few thousand years at least but his origins are nebulous as befits him. Heck, his worshippers aren't even sure how he got his hobble, they definitely will be confused on how he came about

"He was the love child of a star nymph and the ocean"

"He was born the first time sand was turned to glass"

"no no, he's always been ... he just changes names every time a undergoes a great change"

"He created this world from mud, spit, and chickenwire"

"Every hundred years he finds some hapless mortal, and changes that mortal into the new scrapeknee so the old shell can die. It's horrible!"

"He keeps changing his own reality so much even he doesn't know how old he is."

etc


I don't really know much about forgotten realms or the deities they use, so I'm going to refrain from making any statements about them for now. In general though, as long as they're not directly threatening Tharros or just the general state of the universe, Tharros is unlikely to care what they're doing. He would prefer that the gods not fiddle with creation whenever they feel like it but Tharros still overlooks their usual tampering with mortal lives and worlds unless its on a ridiculously large scale.

Thoughts, by Tharros:
Adriel- Interaction is unnecessary but his prescence is welcome. He recognizes the need for defense and protection rather than foolish conflict. This is good.

Atheos- Once a mortal, yet he is so close to seeing what I see. He understands the purpose of his existence far better than almost any other. It is troubling that the others cannot see the truths that Atheos discovered in such a short time.

Babaki- Destruction without purpose and death for personal satisfaction -- this is not how it was meant to be. While our mortal followers may come to blows over this difference in ideology, I see little reason for such open hostility toward the god himself as long as his violence and madness remain directed toward mortal realms.

Cil'dr- The desire to survive can be respected -- even by a god of death -- but the way he does so unnatural. Strength is not meant to be taken from others and death was never meant to be used as a tool for removing obstacles in your way. His inevitable misguided attempts at ensuring his own survival make him unpredictable, untrustworthy, and dangerous.

First Mother Ishalla- A goddess of life and all the endless creation that life begets, yet she respects the role death plays in the lives of all things. She may not yet completely understand why this must be but the fact she accepts it is enough. Her cycle of reincarnation for those she favors is acceptable so long as she proves capable of understanding that reincarnation was not meant to be a substitute for immortality.

Michazra- A mortal woman that ascended, yet she lacks the wisdom to discern her mortal thoughts and ambitions from those required of a god. She is a being that should not be, a god without purpose. Her own delusions and self-absorption threatens everything -- herself included -- yet she is too ignorant to even realize what she does.

Osoro- Osoro's attachment to mortals is inconceivable and his penchant for procreation could prove troublesome some day but overall, his head seems to be in the right place. Worth respecting, if only because our goals are not as different as he may believe.

Scrapeknee- A god more concerned with meddling in the affairs of mortals rather than those of the gods. As long as his playground keeps him occupied, he will not be a threat to the Grand Design. This is acceptable.

Vortae- His quest to restore his lost creation is unconcerning and not worth interfering with. However, should Vortae foolishly try to protect his creation against the end of time once again, there would be no other course of action other than to intercede. It is a possibility worth preparing for.

Zodaxus- Zodaxus seems content to use godhood as a tool to further his own enjoyment of existence; a waste, but one that does not raise concern. Beyond his foolish insistence that the undead have a right to be, his desires have no impact on the order of things. He is to be overlooked.

Osoro:
I don't mind the whole rivalry stemming from the death of one his wives thing. It'd have to be from some sort of incurable disease or something, though, as Tharros wouldn't have much of an issue with Osoro just using his divine powers to extend her lifespan. It's not a matter of when she dies, only that she does.

Ishalla:
Thought it would be neat if our gods were some sort of cosmic brother and sister, brought into existence at the same moment to fill the roles required by the introduction of life to the universe. Don't necessarily have to like each other but I like the idea of the two of them possibly being two dual personalities manifested from one cosmic force.


Male (Usually) Deity of Change and Chance, Transformation and Chaos
Tharros wrote:
Scrapeknee- A god more concerned with meddling in the affairs of mortals rather than those of the gods. As long as his playground keeps him occupied, he will not be a threat to the Grand Design. This is acceptable.

Heh. I kind of like the fact Scrapeknee is grossed out and (not that he'd admit it) a little afraid of Tharros, where as in return, Tharros doesn't even consider Scrapeknee a factor.

And looking forward to Tharros' intro in the game play thread.


Going out of town today and will be back tomorrow to post and update.

As for the timeline of the multiverse it is really really old with the Elder Evils ruling it for most of its history, even though their defeat will have been billions of years ago at this point. Any other age related events are up to the PCs.

As far as the age of the Gods the oldest two Gods are likely Shar, who came into existence when existence began and can remember the nothingness before and Vortae who remembers the now gone proto universes before this one.

The Youngest NPC Gods are Mystra and Cyric, both being only about a decade old, Mystra being the reincarnation of the old Mystra and Cyric having the power from extinct deities.

There may be younger PC Gods if you choose.


God of Wrath, Madness, and Fear

Age-wise, I see Babaki as the type to be extremely coy about when and how he came about. Asking him will get you a different story each time. He could be an ascended Demon Lord, a notorious mortal serial killer granted godhood, a creature born from mortal's frustrations, a god of joy and laughter corrupted by the Elder Evils, or a primordial force of madness given the form of a clown, all depending on how creative he feels when asked. It can at least be said that he's younger than Vortae and older than Cyric, even though that really isn't saying much.


"Lord of Atheism" | Not-a-Lesser-God | Attack 3d6, Defense 5d6, HP 40

Huh... Babaki, I would've expected Jack Nicholson. Also, you can always just pull a Norgorber and kill everyone who talks about your origins.

I think I expect Atheos to be around 500 years old, which would make him older than some of the NPC gods.

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