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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Draconic Gods of Haven Reply with quote

*Special Thanks to Vega for helping to put these all together. Hail Tiamat*

Aasterinian
Messenger of Io
Demigod
Symbol: Grinning dragonís head
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Portfolio: Learning, invention, pleasure
Worshipers: Chaotic dragons, free thinkers
Cleric Alignments: CG, CN, CE
Domains: Chaos, Dragon, Luck, Travel, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Scimitar (claw)

Aasterinian is a cheeky deity who enjoys learning through play, invention, and pleasure. She is Ioís messenger, a huge brass dragon who enjoys disturbing the status quo.

Dogma:
Aasterinian is flighty and quick-witted. She encourages her followers to think for themselves, rather than relying on the words of others. The worse crime, in Aasterinianís eyes, is not trusting in yourself and your own devices.

Clergy and Temples:
Aasterininanís clerics are typically wanderers who travel in disguise or secrecy. Temples to the goddess are rare in the extreme, though simple shrines dot the landscapeóquiet, hidden places where worshippers can rest peacefully on their travels. Her followers enjoy friendly relations with those of Garl Glittergold, and similar light-hearted deities.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astilabor
The Acquisitior, Hoardmistress
Lesser Deity
Symbol: A twelve-faceted gem
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Acquisitiveness, status, wealth
Worshippers: Dragons, those who seek wealth
Cleric Alignments: NG, LN, N, CN, NE
Domains: Dragon, Protection, Wealth
Favored Weapon: Scimitar (claw)

Astilabor represents the natural draconic desire to acquire treasure and power. She dislikes the naked greed displayed by Tiamat and her followers.

Dogma:
Astilabor values wealth and power, but with-out any stigma of greed. She instills in dragonkind an innate need for collection and protecting the hoard. She claims that she cannot abide thievery of any kind from her worshippers, but often turns a blind eye if such acts are performed in the name of building oneís hoard.

Clergy and Temples:
Astilabor accepts only clerics with a neutral aspect to their alignments, the better to remain pure to the goal of acquiring and protecting the hoard. Her clerics prefer not to get involved in conflicts between dragons, but often reward those whose hoards become large and valuable. Astilabor is revered by dragons of all times and alignments, but actively worshipped by few. Most at least scratch out her symbol as a protective ward over their hoards. Astilaborís worshippers are friendly toward t hose of Moradin and Garl Glittergold (since those gods respect the value of a gem or coin as much as anyone), but they distrust followers of Mask and other deities of raw greed or thievery.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bahamut
The Platinum Dragon, King of the Good Dragons, Lord of the North Wind
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Star above a milky nebula
Home Plane: Celestia
Alignment: Lawful good
Portfolio: Good dragons, wind, wisdom
Worshippers: Good dragons, anyone seeking protection from evil dragons
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG
Domains: Air, Dragon, Good, Luck, Protection
Favored Weapon: Heavy pick (bite)

Bahamut is revered in many locales. Though all good dragons pay homage to Bahamut, gold silver and brass dragons hold him in particularly high regard. Other dragons, even the evil ones (except perhaps his archrival Tiamat) respect Bahamut for his power and wisdom. In his natural form, Bahamut is a long, sinuous dragon covered in silver-white scales that sparkle and gleam even in the dimmest light. Bahamutís catlike eyes are deep blue, as azure as a midsummer sky, some say. Others insist that Bahamutís eyes are a frost indigo, like the heart of a glacier. Perhaps the two merely reflect the Platinum Dragonís shifting moods.

Dogma:
Bahamut is stren and very disapproving of evil. He brooks no excuses for evil acts. In spite of this, he is among the most compassionate beings in the multiverse. He has limitless empathy for the downtrodden, the dispossessed, and the helpless. He urges his followers to promote the cause of good, but prefers to let beings fight their own battles when they can. To Bahamut, it is better to offer information, healing, or a (temporary) safe refuge rather than to take othersí burdens upon oneself.
Bahamut is served by seven great gold wyrms that often accompany him.

Clergy and Temples:
Bahamut accepts only good clerics. Clerics of Bahamut, be they dragons, half-dragons, or other beings attracted to Bahamutís philosophy, strive to take constant by subtle action on behalf of good, intervening wherever they are needed but trying to do as little harm as possible in the process. Many gold, silver, and brass dragons maintain simple shrines to Bahamut in their lairs, usually nothing more elaborate than Bahamutís symbol scribed on the wall. Bahamutís chief foe is Tiamat, and this enemy is reflected in their worshippers. His allies include Moradin, Yondalla, and other lawful good deities.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chronepsis
The Silent, The Watcher
Lesser Deity
Symbol: An unblinking draconic eye
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Fate, death, judgement
Worshippers: Dragons, those who would observe
Cleric Alignments: Neutral
Domains: Death, Dragon, Knowledge
Favored Weapon: Scythe (claw)

Chronepsis is neutral- silent, unconcerned, and dispassionate. He is the draconic deity of fate, death, and judgement. His form is colorless and without luster, marking him as an outside to the struggles of the chromatic and metallic dragons.

Dogma
Chronepsis is a passionless observer of the world. He passes judgement on all dragons when they die, deciding where their sounds go in the afterlife. Unlike Lendys, Chronepsis is uninterested in justice: he merely observes what is and is not. He is also singulary uninvoled in the activities of the living, and strives to remain so. It is said that only a cataclysm of world-shaking proportions could rouse Chronepsis from his disinterest. Followers of the Watcher say that Chronepsis raised an arched and scaly brow at the moment of the Shattering...but then nodded, as though the cataclysm was inevitable and expected.

Clergy and Temples
Chronepsis has very few active worshippers and even fewer clerics, since most dragons don't possess the balanced outlook to avoid interfering in events they observe. The followers of Chronepsis count other faiths neither as allies nor enemies.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falazure
The Night Dragon
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Draconic skull
Home Plane: Hades
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Portfolio: Decay, undeath, exhaustion
Worshippers: Evil dragons, necromancers, undead
Cleric Alignment: LE, NE, CE
Domains: Death, dragon, evil
Favored Weapon: Scimitar (claw)

The terrifying Night Dragon, Falazure, is neutral evil. He is the lord of the draining, undeath, decay, and exhaustions. Some claim he has a decaying skeletal form, but others believe that he looks like a decrepit black dragon whose flesh is pulled tight over his bones.

Dogma
Falazure teaches the even a dragon's long life span need not be the limit to a dragon's existence. Beyond the world of the living isanother realm, one of undeath eternal. It is generally accepted that Falazure created (or had a hand in creating) the first undead dragons, such as dracoliches, vampiric dragons, and ghostly dragons.

Clergy and Temples
Among the draconic gods, perhaps only Bahamut and Tiamat have more nondragon worshippers than Falazure. Many necromancers of all races revere the Night Dragon, as well as intelligent undead such as liches, and especially, dracoliches. Temples of Falazure are always deep beneath the earth, cloaked in darkness and far from the sun and fresh air of the surface world. The followers of Falazure count all members of good-aligned faiths as their enemies. It is said that the reviled Cult of the Dragon are among Falazure's most potent and active followers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garyx
Firelord, All-Destroyer, Cleanser of Worlds
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Reptilian eye superimposed over a flame
Home Plane: Pandemonium
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Portfolio: Fire, destruction, renewal
Cleric Alignments: CN, NE, CE
Favored Weapon: Sickle (claw)

Garyx the All-Destroyer symbolizes the sheer power and destructive force of dragonkind. Some argue that Garyx is actually insane, as a result of his long occupation of the Windswet Depths of Pandemonium. He appears much like a great wyrm red dragon.

Dogma
Garyx teaches by example, periodically traveling to the Material Plane to wreak unholy swaths of destruction across the landscape. Those who rever him follow this example, using their power to bring ruin and devastation.

Clergy and Temples
Garyx pays little or no attention to his clerics and worshippers, but they care not. They believe that he grants them with the power to perform acts of destruction, and that is enough. Perhaps curiously, some druids also revere the renewal aspect of Garyx, knowing that some devastation is always necessary for rejuvenation to occur. Some within the Cult of Ashardalon believe that the great wyrm is actually an avatar of the Garyx. Few temples to Garyx are known to exist, though his worshippers often carve his symbol near their handiwork. Garyx share traits in common with Talos, but shows little interest in alliances.
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Hlal
The Jester, The Keeper of Tales
Lesser Deity
Symbol: An open book
Home Plane: Arborea
Alignment: Chaotic good
Portfolio: Humor, story-telling, inspiration
Worshipers: Dragons, bards, performers
Cleric Alignments: NG, CG, CN
Domains: Chaos, Dragon, Good, Trickery
Favored Weaon: Short sword (claw)

Hlal is a sleek, copper-colored dragon with a ready grin and a happy glint in her eye. Of the dragon gods, she is the most friendly to nondragons (even Aasterinian enjoys a reputation of playful danger).

Dogma
Hlal enjoys sharing stories and songs with those who appreciate such things, regardless of the listener's race or background. She has little use for tyrants-- even well-meaning ones-- and even less patience for cruelty or bullying. She teaches that one must be free of resraint, whether real or psychological, in order to freely express one's opinions.

Clergy and Temples
Hlal's clerics are often multiclass cleric/bards, using music, poetry, and tall tales to spread the faith. Places of worship to Hlal are usually simple shrines, which can be packed up and moved to the next town or dragon lair at a moment's notice. The followers of Hlal share much in common with those of Tymora, and many characters pay homeage to both deities simultaneously.
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Io
The Concordant Dragon, The Great Eternal Wheel, Swallower of Shades, The Ninefold Dragon, Creator of Dragonkind
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: A multicolored metallic disk
Home Plane: Outlands
Alignment: Neutral
Portfolio: Dragonkind
Worshipers: Dragons
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG, CG, LN, N, CN, LE, NE, CE
Domains: Dragon, Knowledge, Magic, Strength, Travel, Wealth
Favored Weapon: Scimitar (claw)

Io the Ninefold Dragon is neutral, for he encompasses all alignments within his aspects. He can (and does) apear as any dragon type, from the smallest pseudodragon to the largest great wyrm.

Dogma
Io cares only for his "children," the dragons, and their continued existence in the world. In some cases, this means taking the side of dragons against other races. In other situations, Io may very well side with nondragons against a dragon who would otherwise jeopardize the ongoing survivability of the species as a whole. He prefers to remain uninvolved in conflicts between dragons, though if such conflict threatens to escalate he may step in (either personally or by dispatching Aasterinian or some other servitor).

Clergy and Temples
Io has even fewer clerics or shrines than most of the other draconic deities, since his outlook is so broad and all-encompassing. Still, even the most devoted clerics of Bahamut, Tiamat, or any other dragon deity pays at least a modicum of homage to the Ninefold Dragon. He also occasionally finds clerics or adepts among the reptillian races, such as kobolds and troglodytes. Io counts no other faiths as his enemies, knowing the value of neutrality in outlook. Even those of greatly varying alignment can find common cause under the banner of the Ninefold Dragon. As a side note, it is currently unknown whether the being called the Overgod, calling itself IO, and the Draconic deity called Io are one and the same, or completely unrelated.
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Lendys
Scale of Justice, The Balancer, Weigher of Lives
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Sword balanced on needle's point
Home Plane: Mechanus
Alignment: Lawful neutral
Portfolio: Balance, justice
Worshipers: Dragons
Cleric Alignments: LG, LN, LE
Domains: Destruction, dragon, law, protection
Favored Weapon: Longsword (claw)

Unlike Chronepsis, who judges the life of a dragon only after its death, Lendys metes out justice during a dragon's life. His scales are a tarnished silver, some say because he cares more about judging others than tending to himself.

Dogma
Lendys is the arbiter of dragonkind, serving as judge, jury, and executioner alike. When a dragon has committed injustice against dragonkind, Lendys (or one of his trio of great wyrm silver dragons) is dispatched to deal out appropriate justice. Punishments are severe, and appeals unheard of.

Clergy and Temples
The clerics and paladins of Lendys are justice-bringers as well, often serving as arbiters for local communities. In some cases, towns even rely on the local draconic worshipper of Lendys to parse out justice. Clerics of Lendys get along well with worshipers of Torm, and poorly with those who follow a chaotic deity such as Cyric or even Tymora.
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Tamara
Her Beneficence, Her Mercy
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Seven-pointed star on a field of blak
Home Plane: Elysium
Alignment: Neutral good
Portfolio: Life, light, mercy
Worshipers: Good dragons, healers, those desiring mercy
Cleric Alignments: LG, NG, CG
Domains: Dragon, Good, Healing, Strength, Sun
Favored Weaon: Scimitar (claw)

Tamara is the kindest and most benevolent of the draconic deities. Some mistake this quality for weakness, though such beings don't make the same mistake twice. She appears as a luminously beautiful silver dragon, her eyes shining with the brightness of the sun itself.

Dogma
Tamara believes in mercy, both in life and in death. Not only does she heal the sick and tend to the injured, she delivers a merciful end to those dragons nearing the end of their natural lives. She fiercely detests those who artificially prolong the life of a dragon, particularly when it is against that dragon's will.

Clergy and Temples
Tamar's clerics are healers, but also deliverers of death to those who try to escape it. They prefer to destroy any undead they encounter, particularly draconic undead. Though a peaceful and merciful faith, the worshipers of Tamara do not hesitate to stand against evil or tyranny. Tamara counts Lathander among her staunch allies and Velsharoon, Bane, and Cyric among her enemies.
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Tiamat
The Chromatic Dragon, Creator of Evil Dragonkind
Lesser Deity
Symbol: Five-headed dragon
Home Plane: Baator
Alignment: Lawful evil
Portfolio: Evil dragons, conquest, greed
Worshipers: Evil dragons, conquerors
Cleric Alignments: LE, NE
Domains: Destruction, Dragon, Evil, Greed, Law, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Heavy pick (bite)

All evil dragons pay homage to Tiamat; green and blue dragons acknowledge her sovereignty the most readily. Good dragons have a healthy respect for Tiamat, though they usually avoid mentioning her or even thinking about her. In her natural form, Tiamat is a thick-bodied dragon with five heads and a wyvern's tail. Each head is a different color: white, black, green, and red. Her massive body is striped in those colors. Tiamat has many consorts, including great wyrm dragons of the white, black, green, blue, and red varieties.

Dogma
Tiamat concerns herself with spreading evil, defeating good, and propagating evil dragons. She enjoys razing the occasional village, city, or country, but only in a diversion from more subtle, world-spanning plots. She is the villian who lurks in the shadows. Her presence is felt but seldom seen. Tiamat constantly seeks to extend the power and dominion of evil dragons over the land, particularly when her subjects find themselves embroiled in territorial disputes with good dragons. Tiamat unfailingly demands reverence, homage, and tribute from her subjects.

Clergy and Temples
Tiamat accepts only evil clerics. Tiamat's clerics, like herself, seek to place the world under the domination of evil dragons. Though most evil dragons honor Tiamat, few keep shrines dedicated to her in their lairs because they don't want Tiamat's greedy eyes gazing at their treasure hoards. Instead, they dedicate vast, gloomy caverns to their deity and keep them stocked with treasure and sacrifices. Tiamat claims not to need allies, though most believe she has bargains with may archdevils and lawful evil deities such as Bane. Her enemies are numerous, including Torm, Moradin, and, of course, Bahamut.
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