THAT guy just became a god? Oh my.


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I'm trying to come up with an unique description for a campaign I'm running. Here's the background:

In an previous evil/mythic campaign, the players were on a high level, long term goal of getting an NPC king to ascend to godhood. There is very, very little chance we'll ever get to return to the campaign.

The current game is in the same setting--with some of the same players--and happening on the far side of the world on another continent. It will create some interesting hooks and possibly some interaction with some of the things that occurred in the previous campaign, and is my attempt of a nice way of giving some closure to the unfinished campaign.

I wanted to make a description of the moment the king achieves that godhood. My first thought was of a huge beam of energy, something like an orbital weapon from a scifi game, that manifests... but I don't think they could see it from this side of the world.

So right now, my thought is that the sky changes color for a day or two, maybe some unnatural storms occur.

Anyhow, I wonder if anyone might have some cool or exciting ideas for something that would result from a mortal ascending to the ranks of the gods?

Thanks for any input!


If you google it, you'll find a picture of Iomedae's ascension following her test at the Starstone. That might help.

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A ringing bell that sounds like color. lingering for days.
New constelations
Distant supernova
Calm weather for days
Solar eclips, from all locations
Dreams, lots of dreams, for everyone. Awake and asleep.


I would expect the signs to match the nature of the deity. Is there anything the king is known for? Have you picked his portfolio and domains yet?


So the kingdom is loosely based on ancient Egypt. They build obelisks over the tombs of kings (like pyramids) so they can become a god. All the previous kings are in battle on a demiplane for the right to claim godhood, as no one has been able to complete the ascension. The adventurers were ensuring the current king would enter the battlefield and win with mythic magics.

The king is a mythic minotaur bloodrager. He is noted for being a powerful warrior, using a bronze bull to execute criminals, and relying on soothsayers for counsel.

I haven't looked at portfolios though strength and battle seem good choices...

I like the idea of a super nova, or a total eclipse. Those won't directly affect the group, but will pique curiosity.

Hope more of the setting info helps!


I'd expect scattered sightings of flaming bulls running through the countryside. If anyone gets close enough, the bulls also appear to be metallic. Maybe they have a ghostly howl that sounds almost human.

There could be many non-horned animals being born with horns for a short time. This could include humanoids too. The children of the horn may even become a cult given enough time.

What is his bloodrager bloodline?

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*an eclipse of an uncommon color; for a sun that doesn't exist.
*an eerie, unsettling silence followed by a rush of noise of someone screaming "Yes! I've done it!"
*Wombats. lots of wombats, that sing the Seven Dwarves' "Mining Song" constantly.

Have you seen Doctor Who movie where The Master clones himself as everyone on the earth? Have everyone appear as the God/King for a few brief seconds.


Minotaur missionary warpriests preaching the good word of the newly arisen god king.


When he becomes a god, he will always have been a god -- so suddenly every cleric the PCs meet is a cleric of this god. Including all the clerics they've met previously in their travels.


A comet passes overhead...

That's the sign that anything in the world can change. Reach weapons shrink one diagonal square... and then grow back again!
Suddenly the necessary length of running jumps decreases from 20 feet to 10 feet!

So, just have a blazing comet in the skies for a month and also tell them that adamantine only bypasses half the hardness of materials with less than 20 hardness from now on.


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tonyz wrote:
When he becomes a god, he will always have been a god -- so suddenly every cleric the PCs meet is a cleric of this god. Including all the clerics they've met previously in their travels.

He's becoming a god, not THE god. Don't get too ahead of yourself.


Melkiador wrote:

I'd expect scattered sightings of flaming bulls running through the countryside. If anyone gets close enough, the bulls also appear to be metallic. Maybe they have a ghostly howl that sounds almost human.

There could be many non-horned animals being born with horns for a short time. This could include humanoids too. The children of the horn may even become a cult given enough time.

What is his bloodrager bloodline?

Destined bloodline.

Hmm, while I quite like the idea of phantom bulls, although it might be a little too much. Now, with some nice suggestions I might use a mix:

I think the bronze bulls in a dream will be a nice throwback for the players of the previous campaign, and still interesting for the others.

I really like the comet suggestion, so I might use that or a supernova for a lingering bit of impact on the setting.

Got a nice chuckle from some of the others suggestions. I think I would end up regretting (immensely) if I use "Heigh Ho" with the group, haha.


All of a sudden, everyone at once goes into a trance like state. They see, through the eyes of the watcher, the king coroneted into a god. When the ceremony is over, everyone goes back to what they were doing (time stood still for the coronation). The watcher becomes the head of the new church for the new god.


Sounds like a Bronze Bull would fit into his deific image somehow, maybe even represent him, or be the form of his herald. You could have a Bronze Bull appear and perform some great deed for the PC's to witness. The deed would need to fit his portfolio somehow. In this case, there could be a person or group that cheats or uses dirty tactics to win battles or make others revere them for their "strength". This individual or group could come into conflict with the PC's and give said PC's more than what they bargained for, only for the Bronze Bull to appear and wreck shop.


Have whole cities near the ascension descend into 3 days of chaos as the the rage of the rage god overcomes them. Perhaps people of the gods alignment are immune.

Very blood red sky over a large part of the planet.

Emergence of a lost race of subterranean, highly intelligent minotaurs or cyclopes focused on carving out a major kingdom amidst the turmoil. Their shamans predicted the ascension.

If the god ascends at a lower sphere, like demi-god, he should lead them.

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