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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 01 Aug 2018 :  07:44:21  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So deities die and come back all the time. Their portfolios shift and change every single time they do. Vhaeraun died and came back. Eilistraee died and came back. So I'm thinking in my realms... Erevan Ilesere knew thousands of years ago that everything from the events of The Last Mythal and Erevis Cale trilogy, up to the spell plague and sundering would take place. He was setting up the chess board the whole time while playing whimsical ignorance to the Seldarine and the other pantheons. Taunting a divine game of "Who's the better thief." between himself, Vhaeraun and Mask. He convinced both gods to play the game with the winner getting the rewards of all the portfolios of the losing deities as he chooses. Both Mask and Vhaeraun wanted the portfolio of Trickery and Rogues and Mischief. But Erevan wanted only the portfolios of Shadow and Thievery to better survive and combat the coming events in the multiverse.

Over the course of thousands of years of trickery, mischief and deception, Erevan Ilesere managed to trick Volumvax to steal some of the divine power of Mask, setting forth the events of the Shadowstorm, and sowing seeds of chaos among the drow of Faerun that lead to The War of The Spider Queen, he simply went about the multiverse as usual, wenching and celebrating and getting in trouble, so as not to alert the other pantheons that anything was amis.

With the help of his few mortal Chosen, Erevan secretly set into motion his survival for the coming future events on Toril that would ravage and slaughter many of the deities that called this world their home. By way of mischief and deception he caused the downfall and inner strife of the Drow Pantheon, and by way of trickery and misdirection he caused Mask to lose a part of his godhood through the actions of Volumvax the betrayer.

Thus, once Vhaeraun and Mask were destroyed, he won the divine game of "Best Thief" and stole the portfolios of Thievery from Vhaeraun and Shadows from Mask. Currently in the Realms, both Mask and Vhaeraun came back to life and are searching for ways to take back their former portfolios from the Fey Jester himself, but to no avail so far.

Although some scholars and seers have called Erevan cocky and arrogant, flighty and whimsical, sly and wry and cruel in manner and disposition, he remains one of the few ancient deities on Toril to withstand the tests of time and hardships among the gods and goddesses of the multiverse. Erevan Ilesere now holds the portfolios of Mischief, Trickery, Rogues, Change, Elf, Thievery, and Shadow.

As of 1491 DR, his priests and divine casters are offered the domains of Shadow and Avarice as a choice to choose from. Clerics of Shar, the remaining Princes of Shade Enclave, Malaugrym, Shadar-Kai and demons and devils of all kinds are enemies that The Trickster had foreseen and prepared for, and inadvertently prepared his devoted followers for as well.

Erevan Ilesere has many friends among the gods and goddesses of Toril, but unfortunately he also has many more enemies than most other deities, due to his fickle nature and disregard for order and law. Albeit for good or for himself, Erevan is a true champion of the Seldarine, and a lifelong friend and adventuring companion to Brandobaris, Baravar Cloakshadow and Vergadain. The exploits of their adventures together are nothing short of legendary, epic accounts of myths and tales that parents tell their children beside a bright fire and warm beds.

Erevan Ilesere is currently adventuring throughout the realm of Faerie, with the grace and permission of Tatianna and Oberon. It is said that he is contriving schemes, brokering deals and pranking and tricking all the gods and demi-gods of the Fey realm. Living up to his title as the Jack of The Seelie Court, Erevan even courted Rhiannon, the creator goddess of the Fey, and made a pact with her that is binding until the multiverse breaks asunder and slays Ao.

Stay tuned... more to come next week!! My proposal to WoTc, Hasbro and the demi-liches of ancient TSR.


Edited by - Copper Elven Vampire on 03 Aug 2018 04:23:13

LordofBones
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Posted - 02 Aug 2018 :  14:22:09  Show Profile Send LordofBones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Erevan gets a lot of hype for being the frat boy of the Seldarine.
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 03 Aug 2018 :  14:49:21  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LordofBones

Erevan gets a lot of hype for being the frat boy of the Seldarine.



Sure, if that's how you see him. ;)
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Posted - 06 Aug 2018 :  21:47:06  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't really see Vhaeraun, Mask, and Erevan clashing all that much, tbh. Mask and Vhaeraun both got on well as respective deities of "shadows and trickery". Erevan would be no different. The only clashing between Erevan and Vhaeraun happening that I can see is because Erevan is of the Seldarine, and Vhaeraun the Dark Seldarine. Many deities "co-exist" having similar portfolios, particularly racial deities. Erevan has no real need to "steal" Mask and Vhaeraun's portfolios.

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Edited by - CorellonsDevout on 06 Aug 2018 21:48:11
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

I don't really see Vhaeraun, Mask, and Erevan clashing all that much, tbh. Mask and Vhaeraun both got on well as respective deities of "shadows and trickery". Erevan would be no different. The only clashing between Erevan and Vhaeraun happening that I can see is because Erevan is of the Seldarine, and Vhaeraun the Dark Seldarine. Many deities "co-exist" having similar portfolios, particularly racial deities. Erevan has no real need to "steal" Mask and Vhaeraun's portfolios.



Well, Erevan wants to be able to give his clerics the ability to gain the Shadow domain and the Avarice domain. How else would you suggest he goes about that?
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  02:36:37  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Copper Elven Vampire

quote:
Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

I don't really see Vhaeraun, Mask, and Erevan clashing all that much, tbh. Mask and Vhaeraun both got on well as respective deities of "shadows and trickery". Erevan would be no different. The only clashing between Erevan and Vhaeraun happening that I can see is because Erevan is of the Seldarine, and Vhaeraun the Dark Seldarine. Many deities "co-exist" having similar portfolios, particularly racial deities. Erevan has no real need to "steal" Mask and Vhaeraun's portfolios.



Well, Erevan wants to be able to give his clerics the ability to gain the Shadow domain and the Avarice domain. How else would you suggest he goes about that?



That isn't really what Erevan is about. Trickery and mischief, sure, I mean, if it is your homebrew, you are free to do what you want and spin it however you like, I just don't see that as something Erevan would do. The SCAG presents him as a "God of shadow" (along with Fenmarel and Shevarash), as the "darker side" of the Seldarine, because he is a trickster and prone to mischief. Mask is somewhat of a trickster, too, and again, "sharing" portfolios isn't unheard of across racial pantheon (Hanali and Sune both being goddess of love, for example). Erevan could easily be the elven equivalent of what Mask and Vhaeraun are, without him having to steal their portfolios.

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Edited by - CorellonsDevout on 08 Aug 2018 02:56:12
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  02:55:24  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Besides, wasn't there something in 5e about the gods no longer being allowed to steal each other's portfolios, or am I misremembering? Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  13:37:57  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes I suppose you are correct. Maybe I could write it in that he made a deal with Mask and Vhaeraun for something in rerturn. Not sure if they can no longer steal portfolios. And what is SCAG? lol

Edited by - Copper Elven Vampire on 08 Aug 2018 13:38:53
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  16:00:34  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, sorry, the SCAG stands for Sword Coast Adventurers Guide, which so far is the 5e equivalent of a campaign guide.

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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  18:40:45  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

Oh, sorry, the SCAG stands for Sword Coast Adventurers Guide, which so far is the 5e equivalent of a campaign guide.



Okay, thank you. And the SCAG really presents him as a god of shadows? how do they word it specifically?
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Posted - 08 Aug 2018 :  19:38:18  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, they have a section on elven deities (mind you, the descriptions are quite brief), and then they have a subcategory for them: listed something like this:

God of the Elves: here they talk about Corellon.

Goddess of Wisdom: here they talk about Angharradh, and her three aspects as (as it calls them): Aedrie, Hanali, and Sehanine.

Gods of Nature: here it briefly describes Deep Sashelas, Labelas Enorath, Rillifane, and Solonor.

Gods of Shadow: and here it lists Erevan, Fenmarel, and Sheverash. All it really says is: "Of somewhat darker bent, Erevan Ilsere is a deity of mischief, a trickster god: and Fenmarel Mestarine is the moody and sullen god of outcasts and solitude, who has little to do with the rest of the Seldarine (except for Erevan, who uses Fenmarel as a scapegoat in his plots and pranks)."

I wanted to break it down so you could see it in context. So Eravan is treated as a "darker side" of the Seldarine because he is a prankster. So not a god of shadow in the way Vhaeraun is (sorry if my earlier post was misleading on that). I could see him trying to maybe one-up Mask and Vhaeraun (though fooling Mask might be difficult, since he is also a trickster god), but not actually steal their potfolio. Erevan would probably treat it as a game to see who the better trickster is.

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Edited by - CorellonsDevout on 08 Aug 2018 19:42:33
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Copper Elven Vampire
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Posted - 09 Aug 2018 :  14:53:01  Show Profile Send Copper Elven Vampire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

Well, they have a section on elven deities (mind you, the descriptions are quite brief), and then they have a subcategory for them: listed something like this:

God of the Elves: here they talk about Corellon.

Goddess of Wisdom: here they talk about Angharradh, and her three aspects as (as it calls them): Aedrie, Hanali, and Sehanine.

Gods of Nature: here it briefly describes Deep Sashelas, Labelas Enorath, Rillifane, and Solonor.

Gods of Shadow: and here it lists Erevan, Fenmarel, and Sheverash. All it really says is: "Of somewhat darker bent, Erevan Ilsere is a deity of mischief, a trickster god: and Fenmarel Mestarine is the moody and sullen god of outcasts and solitude, who has little to do with the rest of the Seldarine (except for Erevan, who uses Fenmarel as a scapegoat in his plots and pranks)."

I wanted to break it down so you could see it in context. So Eravan is treated as a "darker side" of the Seldarine because he is a prankster. So not a god of shadow in the way Vhaeraun is (sorry if my earlier post was misleading on that). I could see him trying to maybe one-up Mask and Vhaeraun (though fooling Mask might be difficult, since he is also a trickster god), but not actually steal their potfolio. Erevan would probably treat it as a game to see who the better trickster is.



Excellent. Thank you. That's all I needed to know. I appreciate your input and help. I will change the opening post by tonight to reflect the new changes.
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Oh wow, that really does make Erevan sound like a dick. Poor Fenmarel.
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quote:
Originally posted by Copper Elven Vampire

quote:
Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

Well, they have a section on elven deities (mind you, the descriptions are quite brief), and then they have a subcategory for them: listed something like this:

God of the Elves: here they talk about Corellon.

Goddess of Wisdom: here they talk about Angharradh, and her three aspects as (as it calls them): Aedrie, Hanali, and Sehanine.

Gods of Nature: here it briefly describes Deep Sashelas, Labelas Enorath, Rillifane, and Solonor.

Gods of Shadow: and here it lists Erevan, Fenmarel, and Sheverash. All it really says is: "Of somewhat darker bent, Erevan Ilsere is a deity of mischief, a trickster god: and Fenmarel Mestarine is the moody and sullen god of outcasts and solitude, who has little to do with the rest of the Seldarine (except for Erevan, who uses Fenmarel as a scapegoat in his plots and pranks)."

I wanted to break it down so you could see it in context. So Eravan is treated as a "darker side" of the Seldarine because he is a prankster. So not a god of shadow in the way Vhaeraun is (sorry if my earlier post was misleading on that). I could see him trying to maybe one-up Mask and Vhaeraun (though fooling Mask might be difficult, since he is also a trickster god), but not actually steal their potfolio. Erevan would probably treat it as a game to see who the better trickster is.



Excellent. Thank you. That's all I needed to know. I appreciate your input and help. I will change the opening post by tonight to reflect the new changes.



No problem Glad I could help.

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