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Demihuman Deities (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/Forgotten Realms) [Eric Elves of Evermeet (AD&D Fantasy Roleplaying, Forgotten Realms) Paperback. This is a list of Forgotten Realms deities. They are all deities that appear in the fictional The Circle of Greater Powers have always come together to meet for .. which is honoring every deity that has ever existed or will exist in the future rather. Aug 15, There was one more Realms racial splatbook of note, FOR5: Elves of Evermeet ( ). However, it largely revisited known deities from Monster.
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The novels never show the goddess' dying to the reader or to one of the characters, leaving uncertainty and room for fates different from death. Ed Greenwood embraced this hypothesis in his version of what happened.
Suffered many defeats and setbacks including the collapse of her power and influence, with the death of the vast majority of her people during the Crown Warsfights an uphill battle against deities much more powerful than her, but doesn't give up on her cause.
She can be moody and melancholic acting recklessly and lashing out when her people are harmedbut remains a lover of beauty and life, enjoying and teaching to spread joy whenever possible. In the "Lady Penitent" series hundred of her Drow worshippers have been turned to the original Dark Elves. In 5e it's stated that her followers are drow, completely ignoring the transformed worshippers.
Although this could very easily refer to the fact that not all her followers were transformed, since the stated number of transformed followers is far smaller than the number of followers than she—as a lesser power—has.
Again, no clean-cut counterparts. Ghaunadaur, That Which Lurks Drow god of slimes and oozes. Once, to Lolth, who rejected him. He reacted by destroying much of his own worshiper base in a tantrum. Strongly resembles the slimes and oozes that worship him. Some theorize that he himself is a slime that somehow ascended to godhood. Justified; he knows his power pales in comparison to rest of the Dark Seladrine, so his approach to things is extremely underhanded.
Greyhawk version moreso than Nentir Vale version. It's implied in some sources that he's really the Greyhawk deity known there as the Elder Elemental Eye. It's implied in other sources that the E.
E is really Tharizdun himself. He's positively Lovecraftian in appearance, behavior, and age. Not Good with Rejection: He reacted to Lolth's rejection of him by destroying a large and intelligent portion of his worshiper base in a tantrum.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here! He leaves the drow pantheon following the War of the Spider Queen series, thoroughly fed up with Lolth. Had an episode of this in the backstory. There used to be many more intelligent slimes, oozes, jellies, and such. Then he threw a tantrum over Lolth and burned out their minds, trashing his own worshiper base.
Kiaransalee, Lady of the Dead Drow demigoddess of necromancy and the undead. I Love the Dead: A major requirement for joining her female-only priesthood is to perform sexual acts with the undead. One of her domains. She is the goddess of retribution. Selvetarm, Champion of Lolth Drow war god, deeply estranged son of Vhaeraun and the elven goddess Zandilar now part of Sharessand loyal champion of Lolth.
Restored to life in the 5th edition version of the setting, after the event known as The Sundering. He is mentioned as a currently active deity in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. He's very devoted to Lolth and willing to defend her, but he isn't quite fond of her either. In this case, Lolth is a lot more evil and cunning than incompetent.
Was born at the same time his weakened mother merged with another goddess. A longsword and a heavy mace, both included in his holy symbol. He was tricked by Lolth into killing and absorbing the life force of Zanassu, a demon lord whose domain was spiders, under the guise of impressing Eilistraee, whom he was formerly quite fond of.
Zanassu's influence warped him, but Lolth enforced the trope by binding her own grandson eternally to her will during his moment of vulnerabilitiy. Strictly speaking, a Neutral Face Door Slam. He wasn't actually evil at first, but his attempt to move toward good went horribly wrong. His mother was an elven goddess initially imprisoned by Vhaeraun who tried to sap her strength for himself, then fused with the goddess Bast who saved her to create a new goddess, Sharess.
Off with His Head! Decapitated with the Crescent Blade. While he's devoted to his grandmother and mistress, Lolth, he's aware that he was coerced into serving her against his will, and hates Lolth for it. Spanner in the Works: In the last days of 3rd Edition, he attempted to build his own worship base and break from Lolth.
This went about as well as everything else he's tried. He's usually depicted as a spider with the head of a drow male. Previously neutral, he killed a spider demon to take its power and impress Eilistraee, and was unable to handle the force of the evil that came along with it. Lolth's interference cemented it. Vhaeraun, the Masked Lord Chaotic Evil patron of drow rogues, thieves and assasins, males and any females who are disillusioned with Lolth.
Interested in getting rid of his mother, Lolth, returning the drow to the surface world whether the surfacers like it or not and being a badass but ruthless revolutionary leader. Lolth is a gender-inverted example, given his entire goal is to end her matriarchal society and unite the drow to conquer the lands above the Underdark.
Restored to life alongside his sister, Eilistraee, after the event known as The Sundering Questions for Ed Greenwood Wears one that absorbs magic. Shared this dynamic with his younger twin sister Eilistraee before 5e, with him as the Cain to Eilistraee's Abel. Depicted with a short sword and either a longsword or a dagger. After having been defeated by his sister Eilistraee, and after they both returned to life, he no longer considers her an enemy.
Was initially this to Eilistraee, pre-5th edition. Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: One would think somebody whose goal is to liberate a whole race from a crazy tyrannical goddess would have more redeeming qualities. Still, he isn't as bad as Lolth.
His main goal is to unite all elves, especially the drow, and conquer the surface world. His eyes change color according to his mood. So does his hair. He gets a double dose of Red Eyes, Take Warning ; while most drow have red eyes, his turn red when he's angry.
He gets outraged over crimes committed against him and his followers but sees no problem with doing the same to other people. Never Found the Body: When Vhaeraun attempted to murder Eilistraee in the Lady Penitent series, their battle was witnessed by neither the reader nor the viewpoint characters.
In the second book one of the characters cites the fact that no one saw it to argue that Vhaeraun is still alive.
By that point, however, Lolth shows to the reader his mangled corpse floating in the Astral Plane, even if it may only be her illusion. And then played straight by Ed Greenwood's personal version of what happenedin which he was actually in a Mystra-induced coma.
Tried to do this to Selvetarm, his son, during War of the Spider Queen, when the latter foiled his plans to off Lolth. It's unclear who won the fight. Professional Killer Rebellious Spirit: Does not play well with any kind of authority, especially his mother Lolth, whose current rule and matriarchy he wants to bring down.
He and his followers might be somewhat better than Lolth Take a Third Option: Midnight chose to take on Mystra's name so as to not split her faithful, honoring the former Mystra's promises despite the alignment difference.
She was murdered by Cyric and Shard, but later resurrected with the help of Elminster. Post-spellplague a dead power. Oghma also called Curna: Goddess of dark, night, loss, forgetfulness, unrevealed secrets, caverns, dungeons, the Underdark. God of wild nature, druids.
Goddess of beauty, love, passion Talos also called Bhaelros and Kozah: God of war, battle, warriors. Greenwood stated that he deliberately made Tempus mysterious, as he felt that most wargods are too powerful, carrying "a small arsenal of never-missing, heavy-damage weapons". He appears as a foot-tall man in battered armor, face always hidden by his war helm. He was known as Targus in the ancient past. God of duty, loyalty, obedience, paladins.
God of creation, jungles, Chultthe Chultans, dinosaurs. First described in the 2nd edition book Jungles of Chult Goddess of cold, winter Bahamut also called Xymor: Her weapon is a "barbed" scourge, aptly named "Ill Fortune". God of guardians, protectors, protection. God of endurance, suffering, martyrdom, perseverance Loviatar: Goddess of pain, hurt, agony, torment, suffering, torture Mask: God of thieves, thievery, shadows. Neutral Evil; symbol is a black velvet mask tinged with red.
Cyric acquired the sword by murdering a halfling named Sneakabout, who in turn killed the former wielder of the sword. Cyric named the sword "Godsbane" because while he was a mortal, he used it to slay Bhaal then Lord of Murderand after becoming a deity, he used it to kill LeiraLady of Deception.
Godsbane needs to consume the energy of souls to survive. When starved for a long time, she gradually fades to white. Before she came into the grasp of Cyric, Godsbane had driven all of her previous wielders mad, forcing them to sustain her by killing victims.
Eventually, the blade would be stolen by another, and the former wielder's thoughts would always be focused on recovering it. To spite Cyric for trying to break her will while he was a mortal, Godsbane hid Kelemvor's soul from him.
During a revolt in the City of Strife that marked the end of Cyric's reign as Lord of the Dead, Cyric learned of this and snapped the blade in two. This revealed the sword to be an aspect of Mask, the god of thievery and intrigue. By doing this, Cyric greatly weakened Mask and gained the portfolio of intrigue, along with shadowy characteristics. Goddess of forests, forest creatures, rangers, dryads, autumn Tiamat: Goddess of evil dragons, evil reptiles, greed Tymora: Goddess of good fortune, skill, victory, adventurers Umberlee: Goddess of oceans, currents, waves, sea winds Waukeen, also known as "The Merchant's Friend", is the goddess of trade, money, and wealth Lesser deities[ edit ] Azuth: God of wizards, mages, spellcasters in general.
Her dogma is pacifistic, requiring nonviolence of her followers. Eldath protects rivers, streams, and druids' groves, and mortal creatures are incapable of committing acts of violence while in her presence.
She is The Quiet One, and Goddess of Singing Waters, goddess of waterfalls, springs, streams, pools, stillness, peace, quiet places, and the guardian of druids ' groves; she is a neutral demigoddess from the Prime Material Plane. She is described as being connected to Silvanusand is "the supreme pacifist" who "guards all druids' groves, and when she is present in any grove, that place becomes a Sanctuary where no blows land and no one feels anger.
Goddess of joy, happiness, dance, festivals, freedom, liberty Lurue: Goddess of intelligent beasts, talking beasts Malaralso known as the "Beastlord", is the deity of the hunt, evil lycanthropesbestial savagery, and bloodlust Milil: God of poetry, song, eloquence Shaundakul: God of wind, portals, travel, exploration, caravans Talona is the goddess of poison and disease. Talona is the goddess of plague and disease, her followers are expected to go about quietly and seek out new diseases.
Sss'thasine'ss aspect of Talona: He is originally both an assassin and the second of the Five Chosen of Mask, who cares for the Temple on the Wayrock far in the Inner Sea, and awaits the call of the Shadowlord. Although Drasek Riven is a cold-blooded killer, he has a true compassion for his dogs, and once a young mentally handicapped child named Elden, by giving him some juggling balls. He has one eye, which many find unsettling, and a very hard exterior.
He becomes a demigod after inheriting a part of Mask's portfolio after the battle with Kesson Rel. After the events in The Godborn, Riven has all of Mask's divinity and has taken his place.
Finder Wyvernspur is the deity of the cycle of life, transformation of art, and saurials. Became a demigod under Bane's service Garagos, also known as "Targus", "the Reaver", and "Master of All Weapons", is the deity of war, skill-at-arms, destruction, and plunder. God of tracking, rangers of the North Hoar is the deity of revenge, retribution and poetic justice. Hoar was first described in the "Cyclopedia of the Realms" booklet from the original Forgotten Realms Campaign Set There is no organized church of Hoar, but some cities have small individual shrines set up by his disciples and clerics.
God of fatalism, proper burial, guardian of tombs Nobanion: God of royalty, lions and feline beasts, good beasts The Red Knight, also known as "Lady of Strategy" and "Grandmaster of the Lanceboard", is deity of strategy, planning, and tactics. She is depicted as a dark haired woman in red plate armor who wields a longsword called Checkmate. She is elevated to godhood by Tempus, who she looks to as a father figure. Knowing her real name gives power over her, so only Tempus knows of it.
She is an ally of Torm and Valkur, and an enemy of Garagos and Cyric.