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  • IcecreamtubIcecreamtub Member Posts: 547
    edited July 2015
    @Shandyr What am I supposed to say, exactly?
    "Praise be to the One True God!"?
    Or maybe "Praise be Cyric!!"?
    Or "Shar guides my hand."

    All jokes aside, Selûne is my Goddess. I'd follow her in real life, too, if I could be bothered.



    Oh, I think I get it now, "May Auril bestow the Frost Kiss upon our enemies"!

    [Deleted User]elminster
  • VallmyrVallmyr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 2,425
    Auril just need some cuddles and told that Titania is a douche and things will be ok QQ
    /has an obvious soft spot for fey things and Aurilandür's story is SUPER SAD.

    SmilingSwordelminster
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    elminsterBelgarathMTH
  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    edited July 2015
    Shandyr said:

    Jarrakul said:

    I just want you folks to know that now I'm imagining Auril singing Let It Go. So thanks for that.

    Elsa is a Chosen Auril's! Now everything makes sense!
    Elsa is so bad at being frost mage and or cleric, sure she can create sentient life, but she can't deal with two normal humans with crossbows. It's not even like she has long casting times or anything, she created a entire castle in the space of a 3 min song.

    Post edited by SmilingSword on
    elminster
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    Jarrakul said:

    I just want you folks to know that now I'm imagining Auril singing Let It Go. So thanks for that.

    That just makes me think of Auril dropping giant icicles on people for funsies.

    elminsterJarrakul
  • GallowglassGallowglass Member Posts: 3,356
    wubble said:

    Please don't pray for colder weather for europe, us poor British people need all the sun we can get.

    Ruddy 'eck, @wubble, it's been unbearably hot in Britain these last few days! Tastes vary, but I'd find a bit of the usual cool very refreshing.

    elminster[Deleted User]
  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,180
    edited July 2015
    I also like Marthammor Duin/Muamman Duathal. I think its pretty cool to have a god who is dedicated to surface-dwelling dwarves (among other things).

  • ArchaosArchaos Member Posts: 1,421
    edited July 2015
    Bhaal for being badass and being the catalyst for the Baldur's Gate games.

    Myrkul for being the coolest god ever. He's the freaking Grim Reaper.

    Asmodeus King of the Nine Hells, if we count the later editions and his ascension to godhood.


    Also rejoice if you didn't know that already: The Dead Three are back.
    "Myrkul, along with his cohorts Bhaal and Bane, are restored to their original status levels and assume the pantheon of the Forgotten Relams in Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. "

    Vallmyrelminster
  • DJKajuruDJKajuru Member Posts: 3,279
    My favorite one is Vecna, but was supposed to be a secret :3

    elminsterVallmyrSmilingSword
  • PKMN12PKMN12 Member Posts: 7
    Moradin, the soul forger. dwaves are cool, their god is even cooler

    Also, everyone knows Elsa is the Lich King of another universe.

    elminsterMoradinJuliusBorisov
  • VallmyrVallmyr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 2,425
    I now want to make a Cleric of Auril that's in love with the original Aurilandür and continues to follow her despite her alignment shift. Like a character that doesn't want to do evil and freeze/kill everyone but is so devoted to her that they will follow her to the end of time.

    IT WOULD BE SO TRAGICALLY SAD QQ

    Maybe a full party of Fey themed characters. . .
    /hopes I could make this party in the new 5th edition CRPG

    Female Gnome Archfey Warlock
    Female Elven Cleric of Auril
    Male Human Oath of the Ancients Paladin
    and I suppose a Male Dwarf Arcane Trickster Rogue to fill the role of thief while still being tricksy and stuff.

    elminster
  • AedanAedan Member, Translator (NDA) Posts: 8,468
    My vote is for Chauntea.

    elminsterDJKajuru
  • ButtercheeseButtercheese Member Posts: 3,769
    Well, Bhaal, obviously, but I also like Talos and Oghma, the latter ones mostly because I played characters that worshipped them.

    elminster
  • DragonOfShadesDragonOfShades Member Posts: 56
    Sharess - I love cats, food and entertainments)

    elminsterBelgarathMTHSmilingSword
  • GrumGrum Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 2,100

    Sharess - I love cats, food and entertainments)

    All three rolled in one!

    BelgarathMTH
  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,605
    edited July 2015
    Okay, just gotta say a couple or three things here.

    I have also sometimes tried to be a cleric of Sharess in the game based on my love of my pet cats alone, and also my love of the same creature comforts cats love (good food, at least 4/5 of the day asleep, relaxation and pleasure being stroked by your human.)

    I have a disconnect with most FR fans' interpretation of Sharess as some kind of carnal sex goddess. That turns me off completely, and if you know cats, you know that sex is the last thing on a female cat's mind - a tom may be one thing, but even he will care more for his personal comfort, especially food, warmth, and closeness, than sex. I know, I know, unfixed cats have an issue with the whole thing, but it's almost more of a bother and a source of being upset to them than an actual important thing. If you don't know cats, trust me, both the males and the females care *way* more about food, warmth, and sleep than "sex". And for females, their whole sex drive, if unfixed, just makes them suffer. It's something they need to get over with so they can have kittens, as the maternal drive is very strong. They want the kittens, not the tom. He's completely expendable and a source of nothing but frustration and pain after he's done his *one* important job.

    Umm, yes, so, Sharess as the cat goddess, the goddess of cat nature, would be very important to me in FR, seperated from all the heretics who make her out to have "sex" as her primary concern.

    Am I sounding like a cleric of her yet? I'm expecting some arguments from the Church of Sharess, or else, from some GM's out there who run FR games and have different interpretations of the Mother of Cats, otherwise known as Bast, or Bastet, in ancient Egypt.

    Apart from all that, I also love being a "holy roller" in the game, who plays pallys and clerics of LG gods. I know, according to the rules, Sharess wouldn't have anything to do with somebody like me. And yet, I care for her holy animals, the Cats, and have them as a priority in my life, so, well?

    I love Oghma and his trinity, the "Trinity of Knowledge", Oghma, Deneir, and Milil. Especially since I am a classical musician to the core, and Milil should be my "god" through that. But, he has zero actual presence in the computer games based on FR. At least, the clerics of Candlekeep worship Oghma for BG.

    Since I almost always wind up grouping up with the "holy rollers" in the games - Ajantis, Anomen, Keldorn, Khelgar, etc., you'd think I'd love Tyr, Torm, Helm, Ilmater. In fact, the connections among those remind me of the real life Christian "Trinity", as well as the Oghmatite version of Trinity, so, I resonate with them as well.

    (...snip...) EDITED rambling wall of text to be a bit shorter.

    Post edited by BelgarathMTH on
  • semiticgodsemiticgod Member Posts: 14,508
    I wrote a short story about petting my cat a few years ago and one of the girls in my class said it was sexy. I don't know why.

    BelgarathMTHwubble
  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,605
    edited July 2015
    @semiticgod , She thought you might be a tolerable "Tom" to get her kittens. All Toms are merely "tolerable" to female cats. That's the best you can hope for in the cat world. She decided that she might "tolerate" your "petting" to get her kittens based on what you wrote. Of course, you would have been discarded immediately afterwards as the useless male that all we males are. Well, mostly useless, anyway. If we show some skill at giving a bit of pleasure to others without just demanding everything, that kind of changes the game. Wise males everywhere and of every species know this. Too bad there are so many foolish males in the world. ;)

    semiticgod
  • KamigoroshiKamigoroshi Member Posts: 5,869
    @BelgarathMTH Eh, maybe it's better for you stick with Aslan Nobanion rather than Sharess then. Should be more fitting for those fantatic warrior classes too. Cat fleas not withstanding, I mean.

    Also if we start to talk about "Ao", we have to talk about "Io", the creator races and possible also the Elder Gods of the Far Realm as well. Otherwise it wouldn't be fair for those other numerous omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient and above all helluva apathetic ultimate divine beings, right? Even the Overdeity known as The Flying Spaghetti Monster has feelings you know?

    In any case, "god" is just a title per say for individuals which comes with a poorly designed ranking system. The more followers they have, the richer said divinity becomes. It's all about the money here. The closest you could probably get to monotheism in any of the D&D setting is by frankly creating a new homebrew deity altogether. Given the fact that not even the theological enlightened continent of Zakhara worships a single idol.

    BelgarathMTH
  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,605
    edited July 2015
    @Kamigoroshi , ROFLMAO, thank you, thank you! What a perfect answer to my essay! I love your sense of humor!

    I had completely forgotten about Nobanion, since he doesn't get a mention in the BG games, nor in the NWN games without Kaedrin's mod, now sadly unavailable due to what he saw as disrespectful use without permission of his material by the BGR people. :(

    Nobanion is kind of an obvious rip-off of C.S. Lewis' Aslan, but, he does combine Feline (Sharess), and the holy roller trinity (Tyr, Torm, Ilmater), as analogous to real life Christianity, such that his clerics or pallys can be LG while still worshipping feline nature.

    So thanks, that's very appropros for me. I should probably make my final vote in this thread to be for Aslan, ahem, I mean Nobanian.

    I just hope he is willing to be allies with Oghma's trinity, especially the music and symbols part. ;)

    I wish there had been more FR lore written about these "deities" that I actually like, instead of the ones we got. It's one thing to have divinity "in the books", and a completely other thing to have them represented in the crpg's based on "the books."

    BTW - "Flying Spaghetti Monster"! ROFL! Yep, sometimes, that's how I see various real life depictions of "God,", sure enough!

  • JarrakulJarrakul Member Posts: 2,029
    For the record, I think Sharess's association with sex is largely linked to Bast's association with sex, which is frankly a tad strange as Bast was primarily a goddess of war and guardians. I remember reading somewhere that the association likely arose from accounts of a Bastan holy festival, where women apparently went around being somewhat loose. Which does sound like a sex association, until you find out that Egypt wasn't exactly sexually conservative at the time, and sleeping around during festivals was just sort of a thing some people did.

    My I'm posting about a lot of sex-related things today. O_o

    killerrabbit
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156

    @BelgarathMTH Eh, maybe it's better for you stick with Aslan Nobanion rather than Sharess then. Should be more fitting for those fantatic warrior classes too. Cat fleas not withstanding, I mean.

    Also if we start to talk about "Ao", we have to talk about "Io", the creator races and possible also the Elder Gods of the Far Realm as well. Otherwise it wouldn't be fair for those other numerous omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient and above all helluva apathetic ultimate divine beings, right? Even the Overdeity known as The Flying Spaghetti Monster has feelings you know?

    In any case, "god" is just a title per say for individuals which comes with a poorly designed ranking system. The more followers they have, the richer said divinity becomes. It's all about the money here. The closest you could probably get to monotheism in any of the D&D setting is by frankly creating a new homebrew deity altogether. Given the fact that not even the theological enlightened continent of Zakhara worships a single idol.

    And the lord did giveth the noodle and the meatball, and he said teach not thine children religion instead of science.

    ARRRRmen.

    killerrabbitKamigoroshi
  • killerrabbitkillerrabbit Member Posts: 402
    edited July 2015
    Jarrakul said:

    For the record, I think Sharess's association with sex is largely linked to Bast's association . . .

    I think it is because Sharess is Julie Newmar ascended.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UXp8NtkgV-E/TZjKHwjX_7I/AAAAAAAAGsg/bJt4oYthh2Q/s1600/Julie-Newmar-as-CatWoman.jpg

    BelgarathMTH
  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,605
    edited July 2015
    @killerrabbit , awesome! I never saw that photo of Julie Newmar with the Bast-looking Egyptian cat idol before. That's truly awesome!

    @wubble , For some reason, what comes to mind for me from your post is the old silly song ...

    (singing) On top of Spaghetti, all covered with cheese....


    which comes from this straight version of "On Top of Old Smokey..."


    which all connects to this:


    By means of this:


    Which I only just became aware of as an apparently current atheist meme by means of this post by @Kamigoroshi :
    (quote)"Also if we start to talk about "Ao", we have to talk about "Io", the creator races and possible also the Elder Gods of the Far Realm as well. Otherwise it wouldn't be fair for those other numerous omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient and above all helluva apathetic ultimate divine beings, right? Even the Overdeity known as The Flying Spaghetti Monster has feelings you know?" (end quote)

    So yeah, all of the gods, both fictional and real life, are "One-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater spaghetti monsters". Who look strangely like beholders.

    Hmm, so, God's a monster? Or so atheists in real life seem to think....

    Hookay, getting too serious for a what is supposed to be a simple "which FR deity do you like" thread...

    Although, well, it does invoke divinity, and the nature of it, which is pretty serious to some people (like me) in real life, and I even carry that seriousness about divinity into games I play, which is probably why some people are uncomfortable with the polytheism in D&D games....

    Just sayin', yada yada yada, not that there's anything wrong with that, no soup for you!

    Kamigoroshi
  • killerrabbitkillerrabbit Member Posts: 402

    @killerrabbit , awesome! I never saw that photo of Julie Newmar with the Bast-looking Egyptian cat idol before. That's truly awesome!

    It's great isn't it?! I think she looks purrrrfectly divine.

  • JarrakulJarrakul Member Posts: 2,029
    Wait, @wubble, I though Pastafarians ended prayers with "Ramen". Although I can see using "Arrrrmen", what with pirates being sacred and all.

    ButtercheesewubbleKamigoroshi
  • wubblewubble Member Posts: 3,156
    Jarrakul said:

    Wait, @wubble, I though Pastafarians ended prayers with "Ramen". Although I can see using "Arrrrmen", what with pirates being sacred and all.

    It would've been better with "Yarrrmen"

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