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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Aug 2020 :  23:23:00  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Psilofyr the Spore Lord: https://bit.ly/2Dnsl0L

A contemplative and peaceable deity, Psilofyr is the myconid deity of community and philosophy. It is an ancient power, manifesting as a type of fungal world tree archetype. It dislikes animal life, seeing them as inherently destructive and violently destructive, although it has softened towards races like the svirfneblin that have proven themselves allies to myconids.

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 02 Sep 2020 :  02:57:08  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Araleth Letheranil the Prince of Stars: https://bit.ly/3lxhFxY

One of the younger elven deities from the pages of Dragon Magazine, Araleth Letheranil is the god of starlight. He is an adventurous deity that keeps darkness at bay, and opposes many of the traditional enemies of the surface elves, especially drow. These traits have made him particularly popular with the members of the Elven Fleets in wildspace.

Jeff

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sleyvas
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that's an interesting twist (i.e. tying him the the Imperial elven fleet). I don't recall that from the original article, so if its your add, good job. Where is his scar from Lolth's bite? Arm? Hand? Leg? Face? I'm just thinking there might be superstitious omens if a priest gets bitten in the same spot by a spider or something.

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 08 Sep 2020 :  18:35:20  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

that's an interesting twist (i.e. tying him the the Imperial elven fleet). I don't recall that from the original article, so if its your add, good job. Where is his scar from Lolth's bite? Arm? Hand? Leg? Face? I'm just thinking there might be superstitious omens if a priest gets bitten in the same spot by a spider or something.



Yeah, I added it. It seemed like a natural fit. I wrote up an article for a Spelljammer blog a while ago about how the elven faiths fit into spacefaring elven culture, and that was the catalyst.

Since the original article didn't specify the location, I chose not to. To an extent, I figure local branches of the faith see it in different places based on their own versions of the myth.

Jeff

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Oct 2020 :  18:57:36  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eachthighern the Unicorn Lord: https://bit.ly/33ja8M2

A member of the Inner Circle of the Seelie Court, Eachthighern is lord of unicorn and pegasi. He is both guardian and healer, and his name is a byword for loyalty among the sylvan creatures.

Jeff

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quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

Eachthighern the Unicorn Lord: https://bit.ly/33ja8M2

A member of the Inner Circle of the Seelie Court, Eachthighern is lord of unicorn and pegasi. He is both guardian and healer, and his name is a byword for loyalty among the sylvan creatures.

Jeff


Saw this guy while researching Meilliki, had completely lost them since! Thank you Audly.

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 05 Oct 2020 :  01:23:04  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

Eachthighern the Unicorn Lord: https://bit.ly/33ja8M2

A member of the Inner Circle of the Seelie Court, Eachthighern is lord of unicorn and pegasi. He is both guardian and healer, and his name is a byword for loyalty among the sylvan creatures.

Jeff


Saw this guy while researching Meilliki, had completely lost them since! Thank you Audly.



Hope you enjoy reading it. :)

Jeff

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cpthero2
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Posted - 23 Oct 2020 :  22:13:16  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senior Scribe AuldDragon,

Wow! I know this is (6) years old from when you created it, but this is amazing! I will definitely find a good use for this in my campaigns. Thank you for your contribution and hard work! :)

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 23 Oct 2020 :  23:22:52  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpthero2

Senior Scribe AuldDragon,

Wow! I know this is (6) years old from when you created it, but this is amazing! I will definitely find a good use for this in my campaigns. Thank you for your contribution and hard work! :)



Thanks, I really appreciate it! :)

Jeff

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cpthero2
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Posted - 25 Oct 2020 :  20:16:21  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senior Scribe AuldDragon,

You should really consider getting this stuff together as a pdf for the DM's Guild. Great stuff, and it would be awesome to have it in one quick location for use!

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 26 Oct 2020 :  02:02:32  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately, it would require significant re-editing, re-arrangement, and conversion to be allowed on DM's Guild with the rules in place now.

Jeff

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cpthero2
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Posted - 26 Oct 2020 :  02:16:36  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senior Scribe AuldDragon,

Ah, well, that is a bummer. Do they not allow things that contradict or don't directly relate to 5e?

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Nov 2020 :  17:06:05  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpthero2

Senior Scribe AuldDragon,

Ah, well, that is a bummer. Do they not allow things that contradict or don't directly relate to 5e?

Best regards,


Yeah, basically it's "wrong edition" and "wrong settings" that would get it flagged. I think there's also an exclusivity requirement. I could probably get it in under the radar for a while, but if it sold well or got reported, it would likely get taken down.

Jeff

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Nov 2020 :  17:08:49  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kr’tx the Flaming Master: https://bit.ly/3jVvjsZ

One of the neogi deities detailed in the article “The Ecology of the Neogi,” in Dragon #214, Kr’tx is that race’s deity of war. It is an unsubtle brute of a neogi, and favored by the umber hulks the neogi keep due to its brutality.

Jeff

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sleyvas
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Just wondering Aulddragon, do you have a list of these odd deities (the ones you HAVE done and the ones you HAVEN'T done yet)? I'd just be curious just how many little known/undocumented deities there are out in the multiverse. I know at one point you gave something like a list of such a few years back, but I didn't recall any neogi deities on it (that being said, my memories not what it used to be), so it almost seems like you've found even more.

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Nov 2020 :  19:45:51  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Just wondering Aulddragon, do you have a list of these odd deities (the ones you HAVE done and the ones you HAVEN'T done yet)? I'd just be curious just how many little known/undocumented deities there are out in the multiverse. I know at one point you gave something like a list of such a few years back, but I didn't recall any neogi deities on it (that being said, my memories not what it used to be), so it almost seems like you've found even more.



This project essentially morphed out of me doing this spreadsheet, which has *almost* every deity, I believe:
http://blog.aulddragon.com/2010/12/complete-second-edition-deity-spreadsheet/

It is missing entries that I've done (the ogre deities Ysshara and Mirklak, which I've already written up), though, and I can't remember if that version has the neogi deities. Once I started the Monster Mythology Update Project I stopped updating the spreadsheet. At this point I'm still on the fence about a lot of the other isolated case deities since they usually exist only as a name (and sometimes not even that). These neogi deities actually have substantially more information than most (name, plane, alignment, description, portfolio, etc.).

There's a lot of unnamed deities/pantheons as well, and I'm on the fence for those right now. For example, the kercpa, the grippli, and the grung each has a single deity, but they have no names and these creatures really don't match the ideology of any existing deities very well. Spelljammer has unnamed and undetailed pantheons for the dracons and grommam, and there are the so-called "Wise Queen" of the K'r'r'r and the Mantis God of the Eternal Lotus of the Thri-Kreen. As an exception, I will be doing Klikral of the Insectare (from Spelljammer), and I have a deity coming next month that is from an early Dungeon magazine. There's actually a *lot* of deities that have been mentioned in Dungeon Magazine, although most are arguably human deities, so I am unlikely to ever do those. Mostly I just have scattered notes for all these deities rather than a comprehensive "To-Do" list.

Of those I've already completed, the ones I would consider "little-known" are:
* Dakarnok (Kobold), Dragon #63
* Grond Peaksmasher (firbolgs), One of the Moonshae trilogies and a Polyhedron article
* Refnara (Gnolls), Dungeon #48
* Mirklak and Ysshara, (Ogres), Elminster's Ecologies (Thar section)
* Arcanic and Elemtia (Dragons), one-line entries in Council of Wyrms
* Rais (Silver Dragons), SJR6 Greyspace
* Anguileusis (Anguillians), The Sea Devils and the associated adventures
* Ilxendren (Ixzan/ixitxachitls), Night Below (Piscaethces is from the same source and will be done eventually)
* Krocaa (Aarakocra), Dragon #124
* Brilros, Fanthros, Linroth, Naharra (Centaur), Dragon #105
* Chitza-Atlan (Centaur), The Hidden Shrine of Tamaochan

If I get a chance, I'll review the spreadsheet and see if I can get an updated one posted in the near future.

Jeff

My 2nd Edition blog: http://blog.aulddragon.com/
My streamed AD&D Spelljamer sessions: https://www.youtube.com/user/aulddragon/playlists?flow=grid&shelf_id=18&view=50
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I'm not seeing much in the way of Slaadi gods on your site. Are they low on your priority or is the strange history of toad-like beings in Toril just too much of a mess to get into?
Also likely off topic, but have any named Baernoloth come up in your research that have affected the realms?

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 01 Nov 2020 :  21:59:17  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

I'm not seeing much in the way of Slaadi gods on your site. Are they low on your priority or is the strange history of toad-like beings in Toril just too much of a mess to get into?


Do you mean Ssendam and Ygorl? They're listed as Slaadi lords not gods in AD&D.

quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

Also likely off topic, but have any named Baernoloth come up in your research that have affected the realms?



Not really; much of that entered the game with 3rd Edition.

Jeff

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Posted - 01 Nov 2020 :  23:23:21  Show Profile  Visit PattPlays's Homepage Send PattPlays a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

I'm not seeing much in the way of Slaadi gods on your site. Are they low on your priority or is the strange history of toad-like beings in Toril just too much of a mess to get into?


Do you mean Ssendam and Ygorl? They're listed as Slaadi lords not gods in AD&D.

quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

Also likely off topic, but have any named Baernoloth come up in your research that have affected the realms?



Not really; much of that entered the game with 3rd Edition.

Jeff

Thanks for the reply. Not counting Ygorl then? I suppose they're a unique case.

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AuldDragon
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Posted - 02 Nov 2020 :  00:06:03  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PattPlays

Thanks for the reply. Not counting Ygorl then? I suppose they're a unique case.



Based on information in 1e and 2e, I don't really see any indication Ygorl or Ssendam have any real cults, unlike say Orcus or Anthraxus. Any cults they do have would be limited to casting up to 4th level spells anyway.

Jeff

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quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Just wondering Aulddragon, do you have a list of these odd deities (the ones you HAVE done and the ones you HAVEN'T done yet)? I'd just be curious just how many little known/undocumented deities there are out in the multiverse. I know at one point you gave something like a list of such a few years back, but I didn't recall any neogi deities on it (that being said, my memories not what it used to be), so it almost seems like you've found even more.



This project essentially morphed out of me doing this spreadsheet, which has *almost* every deity, I believe:
http://blog.aulddragon.com/2010/12/complete-second-edition-deity-spreadsheet/

It is missing entries that I've done (the ogre deities Ysshara and Mirklak, which I've already written up), though, and I can't remember if that version has the neogi deities. Once I started the Monster Mythology Update Project I stopped updating the spreadsheet. At this point I'm still on the fence about a lot of the other isolated case deities since they usually exist only as a name (and sometimes not even that). These neogi deities actually have substantially more information than most (name, plane, alignment, description, portfolio, etc.).

There's a lot of unnamed deities/pantheons as well, and I'm on the fence for those right now. For example, the kercpa, the grippli, and the grung each has a single deity, but they have no names and these creatures really don't match the ideology of any existing deities very well. Spelljammer has unnamed and undetailed pantheons for the dracons and grommam, and there are the so-called "Wise Queen" of the K'r'r'r and the Mantis God of the Eternal Lotus of the Thri-Kreen. As an exception, I will be doing Klikral of the Insectare (from Spelljammer), and I have a deity coming next month that is from an early Dungeon magazine. There's actually a *lot* of deities that have been mentioned in Dungeon Magazine, although most are arguably human deities, so I am unlikely to ever do those. Mostly I just have scattered notes for all these deities rather than a comprehensive "To-Do" list.

Of those I've already completed, the ones I would consider "little-known" are:
* Dakarnok (Kobold), Dragon #63
* Grond Peaksmasher (firbolgs), One of the Moonshae trilogies and a Polyhedron article
* Refnara (Gnolls), Dungeon #48
* Mirklak and Ysshara, (Ogres), Elminster's Ecologies (Thar section)
* Arcanic and Elemtia (Dragons), one-line entries in Council of Wyrms
* Rais (Silver Dragons), SJR6 Greyspace
* Anguileusis (Anguillians), The Sea Devils and the associated adventures
* Ilxendren (Ixzan/ixitxachitls), Night Below (Piscaethces is from the same source and will be done eventually)
* Krocaa (Aarakocra), Dragon #124
* Brilros, Fanthros, Linroth, Naharra (Centaur), Dragon #105
* Chitza-Atlan (Centaur), The Hidden Shrine of Tamaochan

If I get a chance, I'll review the spreadsheet and see if I can get an updated one posted in the near future.

Jeff



Thank you for the list. Looking at some of the stuff in the past has helped me find deities that I was wondering if anything extra had been done besides the one deity (i.e. centaurs, aarakocra, etc...). I hate making a new wheel if I don't have to, especially if it might contradict something else (I already do enough messing around).

Also, SINCE you brought up the kercpa deity, and since they're near and dear to my heart... I have slightly modified the original article for them. It mentions a "folk hero" in their stories for children called Rititisk the Clever, and I basically adopted that as another name for Ratatosk of the Norse Pantheon. As far as the tree deity goes, I figure they don't exactly have a name because it varies from world to world (some worlds it might be Verenestra that dryad goddess, others it might actually be male and be Rillifane Ralathil, Relkath of the many branches, Emmantiensien the treant god, etc... or it might be the embodiment of Yggdrasil itself.

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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Also, SINCE you brought up the kercpa deity, and since they're near and dear to my heart... I have slightly modified the original article for them. It mentions a "folk hero" in their stories for children called Rititisk the Clever, and I basically adopted that as another name for Ratatosk of the Norse Pantheon. As far as the tree deity goes, I figure they don't exactly have a name because it varies from world to world (some worlds it might be Verenestra that dryad goddess, others it might actually be male and be Rillifane Ralathil, Relkath of the many branches, Emmantiensien the treant god, etc... or it might be the embodiment of Yggdrasil itself.



Well that's the thing; the information on the kercpa say they worship an oak goddess. So yeah, Emmantiensien or Rillifane or even Silvanas could be manifesting as a woman for them, but why? Similarly, Verenestra is known as the Oak Princess, but she's not really a *tree* deity; she's a goddess of female faeries and nature creatures.

Jeff

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Cador the Shadow Knife: https://bit.ly/3qhraUh

Cador is a virtually unknown dwarven deity of revenge and hatred, not truly part of the Morndinsamman, but also acting as a dark reflection of the pantheon as a whole. He only shows up in a single 1st Edition adventure, Nigel Findley’s “Caermor” from Dungeon #2 (and reprinted in 2nd Edition’s Dungeon anthology release, “Dungeons of Despair”). I expanded upon the slight details there to make Cador a full-fledged deity.

If you’ve been enjoying these entries, please consider supporting the project on Patreon or Ko-Fi (Links on the blog).

Jeff

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Verenestra the Oak Princess: http://bit.ly/2L8jTGz

Daughter of Titania and Oberon, Verenestra possesses an unearthly beauty that is dimly reflected in the nymphs, dryads, and sylphs of the Prime Material Plane that worship her. She is a flightly and vain, but ultimately cares deeply for her faerie folk.

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Verenestra the Oak Princess: http://bit.ly/2L8jTGz

Daughter of Titania and Oberon, Verenestra possesses an unearthly beauty that is dimly reflected in the nymphs, dryads, and sylphs of the Prime Material Plane that worship her. She is a flightly and vain, but ultimately cares deeply for her faerie folk.

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This is timely. I was thinking about her last week when I was writing up the "wildwood jackrabbit" as a creature idea for anchorome. I was thinking about some "alternate" dryads who take on somewhat animalistic looks. In particular, my thoughts were one that had rabbit ears (and yes, I get the playgirl imagery, but still, I like it)... and another was of a woman with antelope or deer like horns. Offhand, besides the "standard" dryad can you think of any other varieties that have come out over time that I might want to look at that you might have seen in reviewing for this goddess?

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Returnip
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Posted - 01 Jan 2021 :  14:39:50  Show Profile Send Returnip a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

Verenestra the Oak Princess: http://bit.ly/2L8jTGz

Daughter of Titania and Oberon, Verenestra possesses an unearthly beauty that is dimly reflected in the nymphs, dryads, and sylphs of the Prime Material Plane that worship her. She is a flightly and vain, but ultimately cares deeply for her faerie folk.

If you’ve been enjoying these entries, please consider supporting the project on Patreon or Ko-Fi (links on the blog).

Jeff



This is timely. I was thinking about her last week when I was writing up the "wildwood jackrabbit" as a creature idea for anchorome. I was thinking about some "alternate" dryads who take on somewhat animalistic looks. In particular, my thoughts were one that had rabbit ears (and yes, I get the playgirl imagery, but still, I like it)... and another was of a woman with antelope or deer like horns. Offhand, besides the "standard" dryad can you think of any other varieties that have come out over time that I might want to look at that you might have seen in reviewing for this goddess?



Maybe this can serve as inspiration?

http://www.native-languages.org/legends-animals.htm

I think the mythology of the native north americans is wonderful and I would personally try to draw inspiration from their legends as much as possible, considering Anchorome is meant to be inspired by north america. A salmon carrying the souls of the deceased into the after life. The legend of the wendigo. The list is endless.

On the other hand you have different fingers.
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Posted - 01 Jan 2021 :  18:33:02  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by AuldDragon

Verenestra the Oak Princess: http://bit.ly/2L8jTGz

Daughter of Titania and Oberon, Verenestra possesses an unearthly beauty that is dimly reflected in the nymphs, dryads, and sylphs of the Prime Material Plane that worship her. She is a flightly and vain, but ultimately cares deeply for her faerie folk.

If you’ve been enjoying these entries, please consider supporting the project on Patreon or Ko-Fi (links on the blog).

Jeff



This is timely. I was thinking about her last week when I was writing up the "wildwood jackrabbit" as a creature idea for anchorome. I was thinking about some "alternate" dryads who take on somewhat animalistic looks. In particular, my thoughts were one that had rabbit ears (and yes, I get the playgirl imagery, but still, I like it)... and another was of a woman with antelope or deer like horns. Offhand, besides the "standard" dryad can you think of any other varieties that have come out over time that I might want to look at that you might have seen in reviewing for this goddess?



Maybe this can serve as inspiration?

http://www.native-languages.org/legends-animals.htm

I think the mythology of the native north americans is wonderful and I would personally try to draw inspiration from their legends as much as possible, considering Anchorome is meant to be inspired by north america. A salmon carrying the souls of the deceased into the after life. The legend of the wendigo. The list is endless.



WOW, that IS a nice site. See, I told you I'd like you. I wonder if Seethyr has seen this. I like that it sorts legends by animal, not only because it makes finding things easier... it can give inspiration for different creature that maybe I hadn't thought of using previously. That being said, I don't want to get sucked down a squirrel hole right now (the wife wants me to help setup for a Harry Potter party tomorrow with some friends and apparently I have to peel and chop things).

Oh, and since I couldn't contain myself.... the story of the black squirrel having to be scared away from eating the sun (maybe it looks like a big shiny nut) .... I think that would work with skiurid.

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Originally posted by sleyvas
This is timely. I was thinking about her last week when I was writing up the "wildwood jackrabbit" as a creature idea for anchorome. I was thinking about some "alternate" dryads who take on somewhat animalistic looks. In particular, my thoughts were one that had rabbit ears (and yes, I get the playgirl imagery, but still, I like it)... and another was of a woman with antelope or deer like horns. Offhand, besides the "standard" dryad can you think of any other varieties that have come out over time that I might want to look at that you might have seen in reviewing for this goddess?



Seelie Faeries, originally from the Spellbound boxed set, had one faerie with a fox head and tail. Atomies or Grigs have some insect legs, too. Asuras have bird-like feet.

Otherwise, I can't think of anything specific. Not related to what you're looking for, but considering I play Spelljammer, I considered adding in star nymphs, like the Pleiades. I decided to hold off until I could think about it some more. :)

Jeff

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Kil’lix the Ambitious: http://bit.ly/3td5z0Q

Another of the neogi deities from Dragon Magazine #214, Kil’lix represents the cutthroat nature of neogi advancement. He is a god of death, and teaches his followers to gain power through poison and murder.

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Posted - 01 Mar 2021 :  19:48:30  Show Profile  Visit AuldDragon's Homepage Send AuldDragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Naralis Analor, the Watcher of Souls: http://bit.ly/3r5IAmR

Another of the minor Seldarine deities published originally in Dragon #155 and updated in #236, Naralis is a god of healing and death. He serves Sehanine in this capacity, while his priests often serve the elven nations in classic medic roles.

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