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The Arcanamach
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Aug 2019 :  14:17:58  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Looking for any lore related to the Inevitables as a race. I've read the various editions of the Monster Manual/Fiend Folio, Dragon articles, etc. but would like ideas to flesh them out more.

I originally assumed that they served Primus in some fashion but did not realize they had come to blows with the modrons until an accord was reached.

Any ideas, sites, or homebrew scribes are willing to share will be well received. Right now I'm leaning toward a council, of sorts, with advanced versions of each type leading the species buuuut I would also like a grand leader as well. A unique Inevitable whose sole purpose is to organize and run the species.

I think a 'worker' class is also required for maintaining the creche-forges and perhaps a 'guardian' class for protecting the same.

Thoughs/ideas?

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.

LordofBones
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Posted - 06 Aug 2019 :  16:12:59  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The maruts were created by the Vedic power Rudra and were then spread out to other deities, ostensibly as gifts from Rudra.


The Primus thing is a 5e construct.
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BrennonGoldeye
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Posted - 06 Aug 2019 :  16:56:11  Show Profile Send BrennonGoldeye a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

The Primus thing is a 5e construct.



Primus got killed off by Orcus/Tenebrous way back in 2E. I know they tried to make him a Primordial in 4E but even then he was a Dead Primordial. What kind of silliness do they have in 5E?

Edited by - BrennonGoldeye on 06 Aug 2019 17:13:07
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The Arcanamach
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Posted - 06 Aug 2019 :  17:38:57  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
LoB: Yeah that's the original idea behind the marut but I prefer something unrelated to a real-world pantheon. The wiki states that they were created by Moradin and Amoth but there's no citation for it. Given their rather lofty pursuits, I think they deserve a complete write-up akin to what fiends receive, IMO.

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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The Arcanamach
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Posted - 06 Aug 2019 :  17:48:30  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pathfinder has an interesting take on them (and I'm not surprised as I believe the original marut from 1e was a Jeff Grubb invention and he writes for PF, if memory serves me correctly).

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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Stones Finder
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Posted - 09 Aug 2019 :  02:13:45  Show Profile Send Stones Finder a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Even in 2e, Primus was due to be replaced by a promoted (tertiary?) modron - although Tenebrous slowed the process by impersonating the original Primus after killing him. Toward the end of 3e, the Dragon issue previewing Tome of Magic said that the original Primus became a vestige.

I have no idea what his status is in 4e and 5e.

Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it - Advice for the 5e design team
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