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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 10 Jun 2018 :  16:46:27  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
I did a google search of Erevan, and noticed that several pages of him said that he has the Trickery, Chaos, Luck, Elf and Sloth domain. The first 4 he has had since 3ED, but when did he get Sloth? That makes no sense whatsoever! Followers and worshippers of Erevan Ilesere are adventurous and always traveling and getting into trouble or causing it. The sloth domain seems to go against everything the elven god stands for. I think the Shadow domain would be far more suitable and far more likely than the Sloth domain. Can anyone help me out with this?

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Maybe it's sloth in that as rogue types, they're more willing to take from others than to do the work themselves?

Yes, that's a weak explanation. I agree that sloth is not suitable for Erevan.

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 10 Jun 2018 :  19:42:35  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Maybe it's sloth in that as rogue types, they're more willing to take from others than to do the work themselves?

Yes, that's a weak explanation. I agree that sloth is not suitable for Erevan.

I looked up the Sloth domain, and further concur that the spells listed and granted domain powers are just not like anything I would imagine Erevan granting to his divine casters. Is this 5ED lore? It's not homebrew as far as I can tell. About 5 separate pages on google claims he has Sloth as a domain. Darkness domain would not be suitable either, but I can see the Shadow domain (from Eberron setting) being far more likely than Sloth. Would you agree?
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LordofBones
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Posted - 11 Jun 2018 :  16:43:19  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's not to difficult to imagine that a trickster god would have a domain that empowers clerics that like to laze about and relax. The god is infamous for being a prankster; the lazy layabout who schemes up practical jokes while pilfering from a lord's wine cellar and relaxing under a tree is still his priest as much as the usual Bugs Bunny-type prankster is.
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 15 Jun 2018 :  19:53:07  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

It's not to difficult to imagine that a trickster god would have a domain that empowers clerics that like to laze about and relax. The god is infamous for being a prankster; the lazy layabout who schemes up practical jokes while pilfering from a lord's wine cellar and relaxing under a tree is still his priest as much as the usual Bugs Bunny-type prankster is.



Maybe some trickster gods of humans or halflings if you want to go down that path, but not clerics or divine casters of Erevan Ilesere. It simply just goes against his dogma. I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is cannon?
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LordofBones
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It's an additional non-core domain. Like many other domains featured in 3.5e, the Seven Deadly Sins domains (and their virtuous counterparts) came late in 3.5e's lifespan (they first appeared in Dragon, IIRC), so they were tacked on as additional domain choices (core + FR core + other books).

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 17 Jun 2018 :  18:11:52  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by LordofBones

It's an additional non-core domain. Like many other domains featured in 3.5e, the Seven Deadly Sins domains (and their virtuous counterparts) came late in 3.5e's lifespan (they first appeared in Dragon, IIRC), so they were tacked on as additional domain choices (core + FR core + other books).





So instead of the Sloth domain, how about this... If mask is the god of thieves and erevan is the god of rogues, and they both share the Trickery and Luck domain, while Mask has the Darkness domain, then would it be too far fetched to give erevan the Shadow domain instead of Sloth??
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LordofBones
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Erevan is a god of rogues, but otherwise has no thematic association with darkness. Meanwhile, Mask's specific sphere icludes shadows. The Faerunian pantheon was not updated with non-core domains from later splatbooks and the magazines, which is why Mask does not have the Shadow domain despite being god of shadows.

If anything, I'd give Erevan the Celerity and Liberation domains.
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