[2e] Monster Mythology Update Project

AuldDragon

Explorer
This thread is for my project to update the Monster Mythology deities to the 2nd Edition Faiths & Avatars style format. All future write-ups will be posted in this thread, and I will edit this first post with links to the posts. Should keep the forum a bit more tidy. :)

Bugbear (and Other) Pantheon:
Grankhul the Hunter
Hruggek the Decapitator
Meriadar the Patient One
Skiggaret the Deranged One
Stalker, the Hateful Shadow

Goblin Pantheon:
Bargrivyek the Peacekeeper
Khugorbaeyag the Overseer
Maglubiyet the Mighty One
Nomog-Geaya the General

Kobold and Urd Pantheon:
Dakarnok the Raider
Gaknulak the Trapmaker
Kuraulyek the Horned Thief
Kurtulmak the Cunning

Orcish Pantheon:
Bahgtru the Leg-Breaker
Gruumsh One-Eye
Ilneval the Horde Leader
Luthic the Cave Mother
Shargaas the Night Lord
Yurtrus White-Hands

The Ordning:
Annam the All-Father
Diancastra, the Wanton Wanderer
Grolantor the Steading Lord
Grond Peaksmasher
Hiatea the Huntress
Iallanis the Tender One
Karontor the Deformed One
Memnor the Deceiver
Skoreaus Stonebones, the Living Rock
Stronmaus the Storm Lord
Surtr the Black
Thrym, the King of Ice

Gnoll Pantheon:
Gorellik the Loner
Refnara the Moon-Biter
Yeenoghu the Demon Prince of Gnolls

Ogre Pantheon:
Mirklak the Orcslayer
Vaprak the Destroyer
Ysshara the Lorekeeper

Interlopers on the Giant Pantheon:
Baphomet, Demon Lord of Minotaurs
Kostchtchie, the Demon Prince of Wrath

Draconic Pantheon (Io's Children):
Aasterinian, the Messenger of Io
Arcanic the Learned
Astilabor the Hoardmistress
Bahamut the Platinum Dragon
Chronepsis the Death Dragon
Elemtia the Tempest
Faluzure the Night Dragon
Garyx the Firelord
Io the Ninefold Dragon
Kalzareinad, The Keeper of Dark Wonders
Kereska Wonderbringer
Lendys the Balancer
Rais, the Cogitative One
Sardior the Ruby Dragon
Tamara the Merciful
Task the Wrester
Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon
Zorquan the High One

Aerial Deities:
Jazirian the Eternal Serpent
Koriel the Vigilant
Stillsong the Singing Sphere

Aquatic Deities:
Anguileusis the Abiding One
Blibdoolpoolp the Sea Mother
Demogorgon, the Prince of Demons
Eadro the Deliverer
Ilxendren the Demonray
Panzuriel the Enslaver
Persana, Guardian of the Deep
Sekolah the Great Shark
Surminare the Selkie Queen
Trishina the Waverider
Water Lion the Sharkslayer

Avian Deities:
Krocaa the Crimsonfeather
Quorlinn the Filcher
Remnis, the Great Lord of the Eagles
Syranita, Mistress of the Aarakocra

Reptilian and Amphibian Deities:
Laogzed the Devourer
Merrshaulk the Serpent Lord
Parrafaire the Naga Prince
Ramenos the Great Frog
Semuanya the Survivor
Sess'innek the Emperor Lizard
Shekinester the Three-Faced Queen

Centaur Pantheon:
Brilros the Battle Stallion
Chitza-Atlan, the Guardian of the Gateway to the Underworld
Fanthros Storm-Hooves
Kheiron the Educator
Linroth Fleet-Hoof
Naharra the Mother-Mare
Skerrit the Hoofed Lord

Lycanthrope Pantheon:
Balador the Master of Mead
Daragor the Wolflord
Eshebala the Vixen Queen
Ferrix the Prowler
Squerrik the Ratlord

Dark Fae Powers:
Cegilune
The Queen of Air and Darkness

Seelie Court:
Caoimhin the Kindly
Damh the Horned Beast
Eachthighern
Emmantiensien
Fionnghuala the Mistress of Swans
Nathair Sgiathach
Oberon
Squelaichie
Titania
Verenestra

Beholder Pantheon:
Great Mother
Gzemnid

Deities “missing” from Demihuman Deities:
Diinkarazan
Diirinka
Klikral
Nebelun the Meddler
Zinzerena

Illithid Pantheon:
Ilsensine
Maanzecorian

Undead Deities:
Kanchelsis
Mellifleur

Miscellaneous Underdark Deities:
The Dark God
The Elder Elemental God
Juiblex
Piscaethces
Psilofyr
 
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AuldDragon

Explorer
Ramenos the Great Frog

Here's the fifth entry in my update to DMGR4 Monster Mythology, Ramenos the Great Frog. This entry was a lot of fun to write, actually, and I played quite a bit with some ideas I had. Look for a couple Spelljammer adventure hooks, too. :D Also, as there really haven't been any other amphibian deities written up before, I created quite a few spells for the priesthood. They should get PCs to fear the wimpy bullywugs a bit more. :D

Jeff
 

Ajax1979

Visitor
Great work all around. I like Ramenos as a bit more of a warrior and conquest deity and Skerrit as more of a Greek centaur (good job with those obscure centaur demigods from back in Dragon) but your work is first rate.

Thanks for sharing it.
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Great work all around. I like Ramenos as a bit more of a warrior and conquest deity and Skerrit as more of a Greek centaur (good job with those obscure centaur demigods from back in Dragon) but your work is first rate.

Thanks for sharing it.
Yeah, I was glad I came across those. I'd missed them when I wrote up my deity spreadsheet, so I was surprised to see them when I read the article on the centaurs. I'm sure I'll accidentally break from canon/already published ideas with a number of the gods, but I would like to minimize that as much as possible. Thanks for reading them, and look forward to more! :)

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Grolantor the Steading Lord

The sixth entry in my DMGR4 Monster Mythology Update Project is the god of hill giants, mountain giants, ettins, and other similar giants, Grolantor the Steading Lord. I utilized a fair bit of information from Giantcraft, which actually has a lot of really good information; shame it was so poorly designed. As always, feel free to let me know if I missed a good bit of canon or semi-canon information.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
One again: just really cool work. Excited for Squerikk and the other lycanthropic deities!
Thanks! One of the frustrating things I've just discovered is that there is no information on Squerrik other than DMGR4, other than a very brief mention in On Hallowed Ground's appendices and a single mention in Planes of Conflict.

On the upside, it's almost impossible for me to inadvertently violate canon this way!

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
On a hunch i googled Squerrik & ripvanwormer: Squerrik | Planewalker
Also the GHWiki is a great source
Both of those and Wikipedia tend to all have the same exact text, copied directly from Monster Mythology. They are handy to check for other resources I might not be aware of initially though. I found two Dungeon adventures featuring Wererats and the Ecology of the Wererat in Dragon, but none mention their religious practices (only skimmed them so far, so there still might be other useful information, though).

Yeah, I have that. Many of the MM deities lack descriptions in it, unfortunately.

I was really hoping Planes of Conflict would have a description of Squerrik's realm, but it does not.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Maglubiyet the Mighty One

Entry number seven is here, temporarily skipping Trishina (she'll be ready soon though), is Maglubiyet the Mighty One. His canon was lighter on the details than Grolantor, surprisingly, but I added some interesting stuff, I think. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts!

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Trishina the Waverider

Time for entry number eight. For Trishina the Waverider, I drew heavily on what was written for Deep Sashelas, since they're so closely intertwined. I also was able to do a bit of exploration of cetacean culture in Dungeons & Dragons. Hopefully everyone will find it interesting.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Squerrik the Ratlord

Time for deity write-up number nine: Squerrik the Ratlord. Upon reading through what had been written on wererats and Squerrik himself, I was surprised no one had drawn upon some obvious folk mythology. So I decided to add it in. I also modeled some elements of the priesthood and culture after aspects of rats themselves, since it seemed fitting.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon

Here's number eleven! This time we have Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon, featuring my spiffy new and improved Draconic Specialty Priest! Let me know what you think of it. Anyway, this is just for Draconic Priests, as you can use the FR specialty Priest if you want a human one. When I do Bahamut, I will have specialty priests for both.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

Explorer
Hruggek the Decapitator

It's been a while since I had a deity to post, but I have still been working on them! I will have some more to post in the near future, but to start with, here is the chief god of the bugbears, Hruggek the Decapitator. I'll also have another deity ready to post in a week or two. Enjoy!

Jeff
 

Alzrius

The EN World kitten
I doubt there's much here you don't already know about, but for possible additional resources, please check out the Gods List (hint: if you run a search with a blank search bar, it'll show you the entire list of results).

EDIT: I forgot to add that I think this project is awesome, and so are you for doing it!
 
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