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Demihuman Deities is a 2nd-edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons accessory for the Forgotten Realms, detailing the pantheons of five nonhuman races of the Realms.

This essential supplement is a companion volume to Faiths & Avatars and Powers & Pantheons, which detailed the rules by which deities function in the Realms. Demihuman Deities describes the demihuman religions and powers of the Realms: those of the elves (including the drow), the dwarves, the gnomes and the halflings. Each entry includes information about a deity's appearance, personality, worshipers, portfolio, aliases, domain name, superior, allies, foes, symbol, worshipers' alignments, avatar, manifestations, church, and specialty priests. The information on these faiths includes their core dogma, day-to-day activities of priests, holy days and important ceremonies, major centers of worship, affiliated orders, and the priestly vestments and adventuring garb of members of the clergy. Finally, each entry contains spells specific to each of the faiths.

Description[]

Demihuman Deities provides detailed information about the pantheons of deities revered by the various demihuman races, including the Seldarine, the Morndinsamman, the gnome pantheon, and the halfling pantheon. Each pantheon includes descriptions of the deities, their domains, and their relationships with one another. It contains detailed profiles of individual demihuman deities, including their personalities, portfolios (areas of influence), alignment, and worshipers. Players and Dungeon Masters can use this information to role-play characters who follow these deities or to incorporate them into their campaigns.

It includes new spells, prayers, and magical abilities available to clerics and specialty priests of demihuman deities. These spells are often thematically related to the deity's domains and interests, as well as descriptions of sacred relics, magical items, and artifacts associated with the demihuman deities. It also contains information on the religious ceremonies, rituals, and practices associated with each demihuman deity. In addition, it provides iformation on allies and enemies of the demihuman deities, including other deities, creatures, and factions.

Demihuman Deities provides adventure ideas, plot hooks, and scenarios that involve the demihuman deities and their worshipers. These can range from quests and divine challenges to political intrigue. Also included are rules and guidelines for player characters who wish to become clerics or specialty priests of demihuman deities.

Demihuman Deities includes illustrations and artwork depicting the deities and their symbols, helping to visualize these divine beings and their religious iconography.

Contents[]

  • Pantheons of the Realms
  • Drow Pantheon
  • Dwarven Pantheon
  • Elven Pantheon
  • Gnome Pantheon
  • Halfling Pantheon
  • Appendix 1: Demihuman Priests
  • Appendix 2: Spell Index

Index[]

Click here for page index

Characters[]

Arandhammer • Choloracridara • Cornelius Monadnock • Darthiir'elgg Aleanrahel • Daurant Tomescribe • Elaacrimalicros • Esmerandanna • Finn Hollowward • Gareth Dragonsbane • Inferno • Kaldair Swiftfoot • Karsel'lyn Lylyl-Lytherraias • Krimmon Amethystall • Morndin Vertesplendarrorn • Nisstyre • Phantyni Evanara • Pharx • Qilué Veladorn • Ragflaconshen • Roanmara Neirdre • Samovar Amethystall • Simbul • Sorsasta Fernsong • Susklahava Orbryn • Torhild Flametongue • Venominhandar • Ysolde Veladom • Zhengyi

Creatures[]

aasimar • aboleth • abyss ant • arcane (race) • aurumvorax • azmyth • bacchae • balaena • beholder • boggle • brain mole • brain spider • buraq • cath shee • cerebral parasite • change cat • chaos beast • chaos imp • chitine • cooshee • darktentacles • delphon • demarax • eblis • ethyk • feystag • fhorge • firestar • forest spirit • fremlin • garmorm • genie (djinn • dao • oathbinder genie) • ghauroper • guardian naga • gynosphinx • hollyphant • hook spider • hound of ill omen • house hunter • hybsil • incarnate • jungle giant • kenku • khaasta • kholiathra • koalinth • leomarh • living steel • locathah • lock lurker • luck eater (luck cat) • lythlyx • maelephant • magebane • malenti • marut • meenlock • memory web • merrow • metal master • mist wolf • moon-horse • morkoth • mortai • needleman • nic'Epona • nightshade • noctral • noran • observer • ooze sprite • opinicus • pech • pegasus • pegataur • per • peryton • phase spider • plumach • rapper • ratatosk • reave • red widow • Reverend Ones • roper • scile • shee • silver dog • simpathetic • slithermorph • snyad • spectator • spellhaunt • spirit of the air • storm giant • storoper • su-monster • sunfly • sword spirit • talking owl • temporal dog • temporal glider • tiefling • time dimensional • tso • umpleby • unicorn • vortex spider • wall-walker • warden beast • webbird • will o'deep • windghost • winter wolf • wood giant • zoveri
Animals
badger • bee • bloodhound • blue jay • butterfly • chipmunk • coyote • cricket • crocodile • crow • dinosaur • donkey • eagle • elephant • falcon • fire beetle • firefriend • gargantuan spider • giant badger • giant crocodile • giant eagle • giant sheep • giant spider • grasshopper • groundhog • hairy spider • huge spider • jaguar • kingfisher • leopard • locust • messenger snake • monkey spider • mice • mole • narwhal • otter • polar bear • porcupine • raccoon • raven • riding lizard • seal • sheep • shrew • skunk • spitting snake • squirrel • stag beetle • steeder • sword spider • tiger • vole • war dog • weasel • whale (killer whale • leviathan • porpoise • sperm whale) • woodchuck • wolverine
Celestials
Constructs
Demihumans
Dragons
Elementals
Fey
asrai • atomie • bramble • brownie • dobie • faerie fiddler • frost • gorse • grig • killmoulis • korred • leprechaun • oread • pixie • sea sprite • seelie fey • sprite (creature) • squeaker • stwinger • thorny
Fiends
Lycanthropes
Oozes
Plant Creatures
campestri • dryad • friendly fungi • hamadryad • ironmaw • mold men • quickwood • treant
Undead
apparition • banshee (kiaranshee) • coffer corpse • crawling claw • bone naga • crimson death • ghost (ghost dragon • spectral harpist) • ghoul (ghast • lacedon) • haunt • heucuva • lhiannan shee • lich (archlich • baelnorn) • penanggalan • phantom • revenant • shadow • sheet ghoul • sheet phantom • skeleton • skuz • slow shadow • spectral wizard • spectre • vampire (gnome vampire) • wight • wraith • wraith spider • zombie (sea zombie)

Deities[]

Drow Pantheon
Dwarven Pantheon
Elven Pantheon
Gnome Pantheon
Halfling Pantheon
Yuir Pantheon
Spirits
Bear (spirit) • Eagle (spirit) • Raven (spirit) • Wolf (spirit)
Miscellaneous
Animal Lords (Cat Lord • Hawk Lord • Wolf lord) • Blood Queen • Bwimb • Eadro • Emmantiensien • Fionnghuala • Gorellik • Great Mother • Gzemnid • Hlal • Ibrandul • Laogzed • Maanzecorian • Panzuriel • Persana • Psilofyr • Queen of Air and Darkness • Skerrit • Surminare • Syranita • Uthgar • Vaprak • Water Lion

Events[]

Ceremonies
Historic
Crown Wars • Descent of the Drow

Locations[]

Bodies of Water
Celestial Bodies
Continents
Deserts & Wastelands
Divine Realms
Elven Kingdoms
Aluchambolsunvae • Aryvandaar • Eaerlann • Eiellûr • Illefarn • Ilythiir • Keltormir • Miyeritar • Orishaar • Shantel Othreier • Syopiir • Thearnytaar
Forests
Halfling Kingoms
Hills & Mountains
Planes
Regions
Roads
Settlements
Adoivaealumanth • Ammathluir • Beluir • Caer Callidyrr • Ched Nasad • Corundruby • Deadsnows • Eryndlyn • Fhaoralusyolkiir • Forharn • Golothaer • Guallidurth • Iumathiashae • Llurth Dreier • Melvaunt • Menzoberranzan • Mycaern • Ravens Bluff • Sebben • Shaarmid • Silverymoon • Skullport • Sundabar • Tangled Trees • Telantiwar • Telflamm • Thentia • Thunderfoam • Twilight Tor • V'elddrinnsshar • Vitreous Forge • Waterdeep • Whitehorn

Magic[]

Items
Axegard • claws of Urdlen • Dolphin's tooth • seat of healing • singing sword • trifork of the deep
Referenced only
apparatus of Kwalish • boots of elvenkind • boots of the north • boots of varied tracks • cloak of elvenkind • ring of chameleon power • robe of eyes • staff of the moonglow • staff of night • staff of the woodlands • trident of fish command •  • trident of submission • trident of warning
Potions
Wizard Spells
Referenced only
Alamir's fundamental breakdown • dream • dreamspeak • greater spelldream • infravision (spell) • ironguard • mirror image • Presper's moonbow • sleep • vision
Others

Organizations[]

Chosen
Chosen of Dumathoin • Chosen of Eilistraee • Chosen of Labelas • Chosen of Mystra • Chosen of Sehanine
Druidic Orders
Circle of Emerald Leaves • Circle of Fallen Stars • Circle of the Great Sea • Emerald Enclave
Knighthoods

Miscellaneous[]

Armor
drow chain mail • sea elven scale mail
Clothing
garland • skullcap • toga
Character Kits
elementalist
Referenced only
gray druid • justifier • marshal • sheriff
Currency
Events
Food & Drinks
apple • curdled milk • egg
Gemstones
agate • alestone • alexandrite • amaratha • amber • amethyst • Angelar's skin • aquamarine • aventurine • azurite • beljuril • black opal • black sapphire • carnelian • chalcedony • chrysoberyl • chrysocolla • datchas • emerald • epidote • fire agate • fire opal • flamedance • frost agate • horn coral • hydrophane • hypersthene • irtios • jacinth • jargoon • jasmal • jasper • jet • king's tears • lumachella • luriyl • malachite • malacon • meerschaum • mellochrysos • microcline • moonbar • moonstone • mykaro • octel • orl • peridot • pipestone • quartz • red tear • rosaline • samarskite • sapphire • scapra • serpentine • shandon • Shou Lung amethyst • silkstone • sphene • spinel • star diopside • star sapphire • star rose quartz • star ruby • tiger eye agate • tomb jade • topaz • turquoise • violine • yanolite • water opal • waterstar • webstone • zarbrina • ziose
Items
anvil • bandage • birdpipes • candle • chain • hunting horn • lamp • map • pouch • rope • rope ladder • splint
Languages
Materials & Substances
adamant • adamantite • ambergris • ammonia • arandur • clay • dlarun • drow sleep poison • dye • earthblood • glue • granite • hizagkuur • lamp oil • limestone • lodestone • mithral • platinum • pyrite • sand • telstang • terracotta
Vegetation
bellflower • daffodil • duskwood • giant sundew • holly • lichen • mistletoe • razorvine • shadowtop • silverbark • singing tree • snapper-saw • strangleweed • tri-flower frond • twilight bloom • vampire moss • weirwood • zalantar

Gallery[]

Credits[]

  • Design: Eric L. Boyd
  • Original and Source Material Design: Ed Greenwood, Robert J. Kuntz, Colin McComb, Roger Moore, Carl Sargent, and James M. Ward, the primary authors of the demihuman pantheons in Deities & Demigods, Best of the Dragon Volume III, Dwarves Deep, Drow of the Underdark, Monstrous Mythology, and On Hallowed Ground. Also inspiration or original source material from: Lynn Abbey, L. Richard Baker III, Jim Bambra, Wolfgang Baur, Tim Beach, Grant Boucher, Jim Butler, Loren Coleman, William W. Connors, David "Zeb" Couk, Monte Cook, Bruce R. Cordell, Elaine Cunningham, Michael Dobson, Dale Donovan, Nigel Find-ley, Karen Wynn Fonstad, Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, Gary Gygax, Scott Haring, Paul Jaquays, Steve Kurtz, James Lowder, David E. Martin, Julia Martin, Colin McComb, Frank Mentzer, Blake Mobley, Roger Moore, Rags Morales, Robert S. Mullin, John Nephew, Bruce Nesmith, Douglas Niles, Kate Novak, Chris Perry, Jonathon M. Richards, Chris Perry, Anthony Pryor Tom Prusa, David S. Reimer, Carl Sargent, R. A. Salvatore, Steven Schend, Dave Simons, slade, Bill Slavicsek, Keith Francis Strohm, Rick Swan, John Terra, James Ward with Robert Kuntz, Steve Winter, Peter Dosik.
  • Editing: Julia Martin
  • Brand Manager: David Wise
  • Proofreading: Linda Archer
  • Cover Art: Todd Lockwood
  • Priest Color Plates, Interior Illustration, and New Deity Symbols: Ned Dameron
  • Interior Page Layout Design: Dee Barnett
  • Interior Page Layout Art: Red Hughes
  • Typesetting: Eric Haddock
  • Production: Matt Adelsperger
  • Research Assistance: Brian "Volo" D. Gute (for compiling all the demihuman deity lore in all of the Volo's Guides), Thomas "Marduk" M. Costa and Bryon <Dracolich> Wischstadt (for help with proofreading), Thomas "Marduk" M. Costa (for his help in cross-balancing avatars and specialty priests), and Alistair "Realms Moderator Emeritus" G.Lowe- Norris, Andrew "Realms Moderator" Hackard, Ariane <Cnith of Fenrisulven> Fournier, Austin "AFrisbie" Frisbie, Bobby "Cat Dragon" Nichols, Boedyn, Brian "Volo" D. Gute, Bryon <Dracolich> Wischstadt, Christopher "Demihuman Deity" Dwinell, Christopher "Seldarine" D. Perry, Damir "Maki" Makovica, Daniel "Highmoon" M. Perez, David "Mulhorand" Welt-baum, Elric, Ezra "Sneezy" S. Freelove, George "Phalorm" Krashos, Grant "Scribe" Christie, John "Bishop" R. East, Jay "Pukje", Jeff "Sacredl2" T, Jenn "Kethry" Millinkton, Kain "CullA" T. Whitehouse, Lestat d'Lioncourt, Malcolm "Agrivar Nekros" the Undead Paladin of Tyr, Mark "Northern Journey" Oliva, Martin "Prescient" Brabander, Matthew "Arawn" McSorley, Mike "Warlock666" Hill, Nigel "Eilistraee" Bennington, Phllip <Sleyvas> Wallace, Rich "Bushcat93," Rick "Maul1", Russell "Wastri" Timm, Ryan McCoy, Thomas "Marduk" M. Costa, and Toby "Runedarspace" Mekelburg.

Appendix[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. Eric L. Boyd (November 1998). Demihuman Deities. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 92. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
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