D&D 2E [2e] Monster Mythology Update Project

AuldDragon

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Another of the minor Seldarine deities published originally in Dragon #155 and updated in #236, Naralis Analor 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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Grammarsalad

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Okay, so this is just awesome! Do you accept requests? Personally, I'd love to see something like this for other settings (e.g. dragonlance). I would really love a write up like this on the religions of Eberron. Yeah, I know they don't have avatars, but I'm interested in seeing what that setting would look like in 2e
 

AuldDragon

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Okay, so this is just awesome! Do you accept requests? Personally, I'd love to see something like this for other settings (e.g. dragonlance). I would really love a write up like this on the religions of Eberron. Yeah, I know they don't have avatars, but I'm interested in seeing what that setting would look like in 2e
Thanks! Unfortunately, since it has taken me so long to get to this point and I still have a fair bit left to do, it's not really feasible for me to take requests for whole pantheons/settings. Currently, I hope to tackle some of the real-world pantheons when I'm done with this project.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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Oberon is a god of male faerie warriors and hunters, and patron of wild places and the beasts who live there. He is consort to Titania, but is not fond of the politics of the Seelie Court and prefers to stay away when possible. He is a tireless defender of the sylvan races, and is more than willing to take the fight to the Court’s foes.

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AuldDragon

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Another of the neogi deities from Dragon Magazine #214, Thrig’ki the Rapacious is one of the more interesting deities. It represents the closest thing the spidery neogi have to “love;” their emotion is much closer to envy, jealousy, and covetousness. Due to its purview over these emotions, it has come to also represent trade and commerce as well.

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AuldDragon

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A minor, nearly forgotten member of the Seldarine, Alathrien Druanna, the Rune Mistress is the goddess of writing, subservient to Labelas Enoreth in his role as keeper of history. Because of her portfolio on writing, she has come to hold the fields of conjuration, geometric, and runic magic as well, although only a small number of elves still follow her tenets.

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AuldDragon

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The leader of the Seelie Court, and supreme fairy is Titania, the Faerie Queen. She rules her court with compassion and love, but she posses incredible magical power with which to defend her diminutive subjects. For this write-up, I incorporated an old 1st Edition druid subtype from Dragon #155, for a previous incarnation of the faerie queen named Rhiannon, as well as some medieval folklore about faeries and people said to be touched by them.

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the Jester

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Man, if there's one D&D product that I wish I still had, it's Monster Mythology. I have no idea whatever happened to my copy, but I haven't seen it in at least two decades. For one of the blue floppy books, holy cow is it crammed with great stuff. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it in used book stores and the like.
 

AuldDragon

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Man, if there's one D&D product that I wish I still had, it's Monster Mythology. I have no idea whatever happened to my copy, but I haven't seen it in at least two decades. For one of the blue floppy books, holy cow is it crammed with great stuff. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it in used book stores and the like.
It's definitely one of the best books. :D

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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The second-to-last deity in the neogi pantheon is the cruel T’zen’kil the Lasher, god of pain, torture, and slavery. It is a foul being that enforces the social order and the idea that neogi superiority means that lesser beings deserve suffering. These elements have also made it the informal deity of neogi cooks and chefs.

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AuldDragon

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One of the deities straddling the boundary between the Seldarine and the Seelie Court, Rellavar Danuvien is the king of the frost sprites and a member of the outer circle of the Seelie Court, as well as being a rising power of the reclusive snow elves. He is a protector deity who looks out for elves and faeriefolk who are endangered by harsh weather and natural disasters.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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Just in time for the spookiest month of the year comes the Queen of the Unseelie Court, the Queen of Air and Darkness. Sister to Titania, the Queen was corrupted by darkness, and has become the antithesis of all the beneficent faeries stand for. She spreads the corruption that brought her down to the lands of the sylvan folk, and in this way also serves almost as a native deity of darkness for the elves of the surface. I attempted to add depth to the Queen for this entry by exploring a bit of what I think she was before her corruption, and how that shaped who she became after encountering the Black Diamond. I also drew some inspiration from other sources of the name Queen of Air and Darkness, and used that to flesh out her character as well.

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AuldDragon

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The last of the neogi deities, P'kk the Dominator is the god of neogi captains, who control their crew and captives through tyrannical fear. It is the only member of the neogi pantheon to live in Baator, the Nine Hells, but it keeps a close eye on its brethren, watching for any weaknesses it can exploit. It is also the only member of the pantheon to have a form other than that of most neogi, as it favors a form that merges the head of a neogi with the body of an umber hulk.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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The second of the Derro Twins, banished from the Morndinsamman for their crimes, is Diinkarazan, the Mad God. Betrayed by his brother and imprisoned by Ilsensine, he has been driven mad by the hallucinations inflicted by the mind flayer god. However, he gains lucidity periodically, but not for long enough to effect his freedom.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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Originating in The Ecology of the Korred by Ed Greenwood (Dragon #119), Tapann the Undying is referenced occasionally in Forgotten Realms material as the god of korreds of the High Forest. Similar to Damh (and merged with him in later material), he is an interesting sylvan power outside of the Seelie Court, and represents an active force in the preservation of korred life and lands.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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The sweet-sounding but dire Lich-Lord Mellifleur is the god of liches, elevated to godhood through a cosmic accident. Due to the circumstances of his elevation, he acts against the villainous deity, or deities, whose power he inadvertently stole, and as such he occasionally can be an ally to some good powers.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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The next member of the younger generation of elven deities originally published in Dragon Magazine #155 (and updated in #236), Kirith Sotheril the Magess specializes in the subtle magics of divination and enchantment magic, and represents the piercing of illusions and lies to reveal the truth. She is seen as a bright, enchanting lady who favors scintillating colors and magical lights as well.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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While not a true deity, Cryonax the Prince of Evil Ice and the other archomentals cultivate small followings to further their ambitions against their enemies on the Inner Planes. The cults are small as yet, but may grow with time. As only uniquely powerful near-powers, the archomentals can only grant up to 3rd level spells to their followers on the Prime Material Plane, unless they appear in person.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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Another of the Tanar’ri lords elevated to godhood, Juiblex the Faceless Lord is the Demon Prince of Ooze. Patron of aboleths and intelligent amorphs, the Slime Lord has inscrutable and unknown goals, keeping mainly to itself and not even participating in the politics of the Abyss. On the Prime Material Plane, it is also favored by insane cultists or those desiring power.

Jeff
 

AuldDragon

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An older elven power, but one who has lost much of his status, Mythrien Sarath is the power who oversees mythal magic, abjurations, and protection. With his lone avatar trapped on the Prime Material Plane after a botched ritual to restore his loss of standing, he now broods in his castle in Arvandor.

Jeff
 

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