Cheliax: Other Deity


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If Cheliax could have come under the "thrall", for lack of a better term, of a deity besides Asmodeus who would you pick? I would go for Iomedae personally considering her history, but what do you folks think?


We're talking about an alternate history here, right? What if there was no noble house in Cheliax that would make a deal with Asmodeus?

Iomedae does makes some sense, her being the Aroden's inheritor, but I think that many Chelaxians wouldn't forgive Aroden for vanishing, and would be to prideful to follow Iomedae.

Abadar could become a prominent deity, as Cheliax is one of more developed countries.

Sarenrae has a rather expansionist religion, and her followers from Garund could see a chance to expand their religion... posibly repeating the story of Rahadoum.

Or the whole country could geto depressed and start worrshiping Groetus.


Adjoint wrote:

We're talking about an alternate history here, right? What if there was no noble house in Cheliax that would make a deal with Asmodeus?

Iomedae does makes some sense, her being the Aroden's inheritor, but I think that many Chelaxians wouldn't forgive Aroden for vanishing, and would be to prideful to follow Iomedae.

Abadar could become a prominent deity, as Cheliax is one of more developed countries.

Sarenrae has a rather expansionist religion, and her followers from Garund could see a chance to expand their religion... posibly repeating the story of Rahadoum.

Or the whole country could geto depressed and start worrshiping Groetus.

Abadarian Cheliax would be interesting.I could see them still being expansionistic with that.


Cayden Cailean would be hilarious.


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Delightful wrote:
Cayden Cailean would be hilarious.

Cayden: Huh? I do have a country following me now? How on Golarion did that happen?

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Adjoint wrote:
Iomedae does makes some sense, her being the Aroden's inheritor, but I think that many Chelaxians wouldn't forgive Aroden for vanishing, and would be to prideful to follow Iomedae.

I think that's backwards. Iomedae was Chelaxian in life, many of her Acts took place in Cheliax (e.g. defense of Kantaria), and she is noted as having a significant following in Cheliax today mostly on the strength of national pride. A couple years ago, a heretical sect of her church managed to make a serious play for power on the strength of that support.


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Iomedae has a strong advantage (being the official heir of Aroden) but an even stronger disadvantage (being lawful good, when Aroden himself and presumably most Chelaxian nobles were lawful neutral). Many existing institutions in that country, such as slavery, would not have been tolerated by Iomedae if the had the power to abolish them.

Abadar, who is also lawful neutral, would have the advantage of not shaking things up from the way things worked under Aroden.


Irori. That personal perfection theme would fit well with the Chelish "I'm better than you" complex.


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Nivvi Rhombodazzle or Arshea ;p

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PossibleCabbage wrote:
Nivvi Rhombodazzle or Arshea ;p

Only in Brastlewark. :P

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MidsouthGuy wrote:
Irori. That personal perfection theme would fit well with the Chelish "I'm better than you" complex.

Irori is unsuitable, because he preaches self-improvement. This is both too individualistic for Cheliax, and moreover implies that Cheliax is not already perfect.


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Iomedae's the sensible choice. Maybe Abadar.

My favored wignut-but-maybe-in-the-Twilight-Zone option? Milani.


I'm not saying it would be funny if I was in charge, but it would totally be funny if I was in charge.

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