In Love with your God(dess)


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I could see Cayden bringing the bro code to the masses. He swings by a few influential congregations/adventurers guilds, takes the highest ranking worshippers out for a few brews and explains the code. Rule #1: Thou shalt not be a dick.

Gives his priest a bro-fist and heads out. In my head-canon, the bro-fist is the official formal and informal greeting and parting gesture between Cailien worshippers.

What I really can't see him doing is the usual god schtick of delivering messages through dreams or visions or the classic burning bush stuff.

I guess maybe if it was a dream about going out drinking with him?


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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Only if you're up for a bad bromance.

do you mean bad like the kind of bad where you wear white pants and save the president who has been kidnapped by ninjas

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RedEric wrote:
What I really can't see him doing is the usual god schtick of delivering messages through dreams or visions or the classic burning bush stuff.

Cayden's omens and portents and warnings to his followers might come in the form of fortuitous happenstances like bumping into the exact person who knows what you need to hear (and is also drunk enough to blurt out what you need to hear), spontaneous outbursts of information during drunken rambles that contain useful information, terrible hangovers, liver failure and waking up in strange places next to satisfied-looking goblins of indeterminate gender.

As for falling in love with your god(dess), I'd imagine that many young elves fall in love (or lust) with Calistria, to some degree, and that's regarded as a phase among her clergy.


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I can see Calistria just rolling her eyes and going 'Another one?' Plus she has the whole 'Death by Snu-Snu' thing going.

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So here's a weird relationship dynamic waiting to happen:

A Mythic PC can take the Divine Source ability, which makes them able to grant domains and spells to their worshippers.

Another PC in the party could very well be romantically involved with that character and worship him/her.

Mythic D/s couple waiting to happen right there. But besides that, it's got to make for some interesting dynamics. Like say an already-involved couple goes Mythic. One of them begins the process of their apotheosis wtih Divine Source, and the other turns to their worship in order to remain close as they move further away from mortality and mortal perspectives(or to keep them anchored to it).

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Lloyd Jackson wrote:
Iomedae actually seems like one of the best deities for this. As one who has only recently left mortality, she's likely much more open to the idea.
That is a good point.

Given that she seems to have been the career crusader type, she may have left behind romance LONG before she left mortality. Becoming a god seems to heighten your personal focus as you leave much of your humanity (or metahumanity) behind.


Andrea1 wrote:
I can see Calistria just rolling her eyes and going 'Another one?' Plus she has the whole 'Death by Snu-Snu' thing going.

I never thought I'd die that way. But I always really hoped.


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*Possible Spoilers*

On an interesting note I think we just had a session where it would not be a stretch to say my empyrean might have earned more than a casual glance while also getting an approving nod from Calistria. Basically Menas managed to get information about how to get to the surface and enemies ahead out of a paranoid schizophrenic dwarf* after he had subdued the dwarf after he had attacked the group.

He managed to navigate the moral minefield about what to do with the dwarf now that the dwarf was lawfully in his custody as a prisoner and he got the information by telling that dwarf that the city was under attack and that telling them the way would surely lead them to their deaths. It's a small start.

*The dwarf hates the crusaders.

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Mikaze wrote:
Mythic D/s couple waiting to happen right there. But besides that, it's got to make for some interesting dynamics. Like say an already-involved couple goes Mythic. One of them begins the process of their apotheosis wtih Divine Source, and the other turns to their worship in order to remain close as they move further away from mortality and mortal perspectives(or to keep them anchored to it).

Power dynamics in relationships can already be a romance-killer, even when the 'power dynamic' is just that party A is richer or smarter or more famous than party B, I could see it going to a whole new level if one is successfully climbing the ladder to divinity, and the other... not so much...

That could lead to not worship, but resentment, with the partner beginning to passively, and then actively, work against their lovers ascension, perhaps starting with whisper campaigns that fragment whatever fledgling faith is sprouting up to actual violent action against them or their followers, to try and bring back the person they remember (or punish them for 'forgetting about me in your mad rush for power'), and not the quasi-deity they are in the process of becoming.

Or, a failed attempt at trying to 'catch up' or 'be worthy' or 'remain equal,' by taking the Test of the Starstone, or some other very risky means of personal apotheosis, leading to the lover becoming a mindless god-thing, spat out the other side of the Starstone powerful, but utterly mad, or having attained some Mythic levels through unwise dealings with wicked wish-granting genies, capricious fey or ye olde infernal pacts.

"Sign right here. (The blood does not have to be your own. In fact, I rather insist that it isn't...) You shall indeed be made the equal of your mythic lover."

"Equal, I say."

"The 'Opposite and' is implied."

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