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sleyvas
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Posted - 30 Jun 2020 :  16:57:49  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Baltas

Shee focusing on Leira is actually fairly brilliant - Leira and Oghma were rivals in past (and giess they are again, after she revealed her survival)in the past, so it would make sense for Leira to a deity who also took interest in bards as Oghma's rival.

Taking Laduguer as Ellefolk-Brag primary worship deity is also an idea I quite like - with Brag I think focusing on Laduguer aspects as "The Gray Protector" and "Master of Crafts".

Muryan being worshiping Eilistraee is also a very good idea, and i wonder if in distant past, the Eilistraee wasn't connected to the Muryans ancestors before in times before Araushnee's rebellion.



Ok, good, the idea of Laduguer hit me... but I wasn't sure that anyone else would like it. It really hit me though when I pictured the brag as taking someone's shadow to make a changeling carpenter who works all day. This is an act which THEY don't see as evil (they see it as improving the person by helping them focus better), but others definitely DO see as evil, but it fits the same ideals as them taking slaves without actually doing so.

The idea here is that I want these ellefolk to not be a goody goody society, but I also don't want them as the epitome of evil either. Throwing in the idea that other societies might literally want to bleed them in order to push off the effects of curses makes them skeptical of outsiders too. If we want a society of shining good, we have those on Toril's surface, and we have societies that are dark as hell. Shades of grey that are well developed though are priceless. This kind of roleplay isn't for everyone though, but then they don't need to come to this section.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

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Baltas
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Posted - 30 Jun 2020 :  18:11:49  Show Profile Send Baltas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I also think Eshebala could have a presence on Selune, taking notice of it, feeling vengeful about her Foxwomen being released from her corrupting, personality changing influence, them being "stolen away" from her.

Although I think she could be more of a devil figure, being mythologized as Selune's malicious daughter, and evil sister to Leira (not that she really would be, but overtime, she would be seen as such), using illusions in malicious manner, rather Leira's (chaotic) neutral/amoral stance. I suggest so, due to Eshebala being also connected to illusions to a degree, and also being noted to be elven and fey among the Therianthrope Pantheon, and would tempt to evil therianthopes in control, as well as Ellefolk, or even humans and elves,

Edited by - Baltas on 30 Jun 2020 18:16:03
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sleyvas
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Posted - 15 Sep 2021 :  17:02:19  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Threadus Resurrexus

Ironically I refound this thread from last year because I was thinking about the Roaringhorns, Lurue, and Iriaebor... but since I did, and since I'm thinking about this region again... seeing if anything new comes to folks minds

Some ideas that come to me as I look

The idea of the "changelings" where an ellefolk takes someone's shadow and turns it into a servant with the skills of the original. What if the ellefolk (teg) who turn into foxes and which are feral... what if they remove the shadow of a lyncanthrope and it cures them, but the shadow becomes a shadowy version of the hybrid that they then love to hunt. They might actively seek to infect the unsuspecting just so that they can create the lyncanthropic shadow. As an odd twist, performing this ritual may make it such that the teg's blood, when properly brewed, makes a tea that can inhibit the ability to change during a full moon.

Possible locations with crossroads and backroads that link to the moon. The moonwood, the star mounts,

Hags and the moon....
The ellefolk sith (the ones that look like very pale, goth elves and are into necromancy and can turn into shadows) may accept night and Bheur hags amongst their number. They may even breed with them and not consider their natural form ghastly.

Green hags - these hags might be fierce enemies striking against the ellefolk, alfen and other nature fey. They may have learned to cast the ritual that creates wood woads (see VGtM) and abduct people from the dock periodically.... or they may take the mortal bodies left behind of people whose shadows have been stolen to make "changelings" and sacrifice them for this purpose.

Hexbloods (see van Richten's guide to Ravenloft) - people who are converted into hexbloods may be abducted from the docks. Others may be hagspawn that are changed by their mother as a reward.

Hagspawn (see unapproachable east) - the hags may frequent the docks posing as "escorts" in order to become impregnated and there may be a thriving population of hagspawn who serve as a lower class in their society. Those that displease their mothers may actually be given over to the ellefolk sith for necromantic experimentation.



Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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