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Faiths & Avatars was a sourcebook for the Dungeons & Dragons 2nd-edition ruleset, set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It detailed the deities of the Faerûnian pantheon.

What makes a god a god? How are divine powers created, and how do they die? How powerful is a greater deity compared to a lesser deity? These questions and many more are answered for the Forgotten Realms® campaign setting within Faiths & Avatars.

Detailed in this 192-page core supplement are the most prominent religions and deities of the Realms. Each divine power is covered in depth by an entry that includes information about the deity's appearance, personality, worshipers, portfolio, aliases, domain name, superior, allies, foes, symbol, worshipers' alignments, avatar, manifestations, church, and specialty priests. The information on each religion includes its 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 religions—some new, some long unavailable or hard to find, and some updated to conform with the current AD&D® game rules.

Faiths & Avatars includes:

  • All the greater, intermediate, and lesser deities of the Faerûnian pantheon.
  • The honored dead, including Bane, Bhaal, Moander, Myrkul, and Leira, among others.
  • Expanded and clarified specialty priest classes and specific spells for all religions with priesthoods.
  • Color illustrations of priests from every faith in ceremonial dress.
  • Four additional general priest classes now official to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting: crusaders, monks, mystics, and shamans.
Suitable for all levels of play.

Index[]

Characters[]

BelarusSaint DionysusSaint MorganSaint Sollars

Events[]

Holidays
Shieldmeet
Rituals
The BindingThe CovenantForeshadowingSacred Unmaking

Locations[]

Bodies of Water
Lakes
Lake of SaltLake SemberLake of SteamWyvernwater
Rivers
Esmel RiverImmerflowRiver IcehiltRiver RimrilRiver TeshUnicorn Run
Seas
DragonreachGreat SeaSea of Fallen StarsSea of Swords
Waterfalls
Fall of Tumbling Stars
Buildings
Fortresses
Argent PalaceCastle TrinityLonely Citadel
Monasteries
High Holy Crafthouse of InspirationMonastery of the Yellow Rose
Temples
Abbey of the Golden SheafAbbey of the SwordBlack Spires of the MaidenCastle of the Dancing DolphinDark EmbraceDeep Temple of Dark HopeDomes of ReasonFlaming BrazierHouse of the Broken GodHouse of Night's EmbraceHouse of SpiresLeaves of LearningLibrary of CurnaPlinthTemple of Old NightTemple of Torm's ComingTower of BalanceTower of the MorningTower of SkullsTower of Swift DeathTower of ThoughtTowers of Willful Suffering
Countries
DurparEstagundMurghômVar the Golden
Landmarks
Rat Hills
Planar Pathways
Celestial Staircasecolor pool
Planes
Astral PlaneMount CelestiaOutlandsPandemoniumYsgard
Regions
ChultThe Dalelands (BattledaleDeepingdaleShadowdale) • Great GlacierHeartlands (Western Heartlands) • Kara-TurShining LandsSword Coast (Sword Coast North) • Vilhon ReachZakhara
Settlements
AlaghônArabelAthkatlaBerduskBezanturCaer CallidyrrCalimportHighmoonHillsfarHlondethHuddaghKeltarLastarrLundethLuskanLyrabarMourktarMulmasterMyth LharastNeldorildOrdulinOrmathProcampurSaerloonSamoraSelgauntSpandeliyonStarmantleSuzailTantrasTashlutaTelflammTelpirTyraturosWestgateZelatar

Wilderness[]

Deserts
AnaurochCalim DesertRaurin
Forests
Border ForestChondalwoodForest of TethirGulthmere ForestHigh forestKing's ForestMisty ForestRawlinswoodSharawoodSnakewoodWyllowwoodZrintor
Glaciers
Endless IceGlacier of the White Worm
Hills
Hill of Fangs
Mountains
Assar's PeakCurna MountainsEagle PeakEarthfast MountainsEldath's MountGalena MountainsGiantspire MountainsGuallidurthIce MountainsIron Dragon MountainMt. TalathMount ThalangarMt. UgruthMount WaterdeepOrsraun MountainsSnowflake MountainsSpine of the WorldThunder PeaksTroll Mountains (Amn)Wu Pi Te Shao Mountains
Valleys
Duskwood DellGulf of StormsVale of Wailing WomenValley of the Gods

Magic[]

Items
pen of Oghma
Substances
moonfire

Spells[]

1st level

banish flamedark pathfrost fingersprecipitationrosemantletruemetalwailing wind

2nd level

Amaunator's uncertaintyattractionbanish blightbattle songbeast clawblissblack talonbone bitechilling scythefavor of Shaundakulfavor of the goddessfavor of Tymorafrost whipglyph of revealinghandfangimpart knowledgeimpenetrable falsehoodlove biteLoviatar's caressmace of Xvimpoison touchrosetouch sentry of Helmstalktouchsicklewhip of flamewind lashwieldskillwood sword

3rd level

armor of darknessblacklightcloudburstcompeldance of paindecayearthenairexaltationdispel silencefavor of Ilmaterflame shieldforcewardgreenwoodholy flaillistening shadowmace of Odomold touchmoon bladephantom plowrapturerites of Istishiashadowcloakshadow swordsong of compulsionspeak with the drowned deadspeed rotstarflightstorm shieldsummon luck lurkerwheel of boneswhip of painwhip of Sharwindbearer

4th level

advanced sunshineamanuensisanimal sightanyspellAzuth's fedensorboon of Lathanderbriartanglecalm Windsclean aircloud of pestilencecorruptcreature of darknessdark auradarkboltdeadly dancedead marchdoom of Banedoublecoinduplicateendurance of Ilmaterfeatfind companiongauntlet of windshand of Tormice bladekiss of tormentmagefiremonstrous illusionoakheartoars to snakesplant lancereaving bladesrevealseeking swordshift glyphsinging stoneskulkskull of secretssmoke ghoststormcloakstriking wavethorn spraytouch of the Talontarveil of Djalicewall of moonlightwatching shadowwaterwallwinds of Akadi

5th level

Azuth's exalter triadbattletideblast of paincandle of calmcontrol vapordark promisedead magic shielddeny deathearthenportfirewardforgotten melodygreater touchsicklehammer of justiceilluminationminor wealthtwistmoon pathmoonwebmulchmystic lashprobing armragerising rotseed of Moandershield of Lathanderspellbindspirit trap of the Darkbringerstorm conesummon spectatorTalona's blessingtree healingtriple maskwater of Eldathwitherwound

6th level

animal transferbolt of gloryconjure water elementalcreate baneguardcreate ibrandlindance of the fallendeath chariotdolorous decayfalse dawnfantastic machineluckboltmerge with naturequench the spiritroots of the assassinspirit annihilationspring masterystriking shadowssun sceptersword and hammerswordwardtentacle of witheringundeath after deathwater spoutwondrous recall

7th level

Akadi's vortexAzuth's spell shieldbladeblessconjure air elementalconjure nature elementalcreate direguardcreate treantdeath symbol of Banefaithful mountgreater shield of Lathanderharp of warheart of iceIstishia's portmaelstrommist of the goddessmoonveilresplendence of renewed youthsacred linksanctify sacred sitespell wardstone walktsunamiwealthwordwealthtwistwhirlwind

Organizations[]

Arms of the ForestCompanions of the Silver StringsFellows of the ForestShadoweirsOrder of the Gilt LaurelOrder of the Unicorn's HornWalkers of the Forest Way

Religions[]

AkadiAmaunator (At'ar) • AoAurilAzuthBaneBeshabaBhaalChaunteaCyricDeneirEldathGondGrumbarHelmIbrandulIlmaterIstishiaIyachtu XvimKelemvorKossuthLathanderLeiraLliiraLoviatarMalar (Herne) • MaskMaster of the HuntMielikkiMililMoanderMyrkulMystraOghmaSelûneSharShaundakulSilvanusSuneTalonaTalos (BhaelrosKozah) • TempusTormTymoraTyrUmberleeWaukeen
Pantheons
Celestial Bureaucracy

Miscellaneous[]

Armors
scale mail
Art & Literature
chapbookfiligree
Classes
cleric
Specialty Priests
lorekeeperwise one
Clothing
ankletbaldricbeltbodicebreechclothbreechescapecassockchemiseclogscoifcoroneteyepatchgarlandgorgetgownhigh bootshoodkantlaraleggingslorgnettemiterpince-nezsashscarftabardtrousertunicveilwimple
Fields of Study
AstrologyNecrology
Food & Clothing
amber winebiteletmilk (soured milk)
Gemstones
agateaquamarineamarathaamberaugelitebeljurilberylloniteblack sapphirebloodstoneblue sapphirecitrineemeraldfire opalgarnethematiteioliteirtiosejadejasmaljasperjetlynx eyemalachitemicroclinemoonstoneonyxopalpearlphenalopepyritequartzravenarrhodochrositerogue stonerosalinerose quartzsardonyxsmoky quartzsapphiresarbossasheensilkstonesnowflake obsidianspinelstar sapphiretabasheertopaztourmalinetremairturquoisewater opalwebstoneziose
Items
candle snuffermagnetquillscaleshovel
Instruments
bagpipesdrumfluteharporgan
Languages
sea elvish
Materials
brocadechalkgraniteivorymarbleobsidian (snowflake obsidian) • paperparchmentsnakeskinvellum
Philosophies
The Balance
Professions
accountingbookbindingbounty hunterlimnerminstrelmoneylending
Substances
dunginkmercuryperfumephosphorussmoke powdersulfur
Vegetation
daffodildaisyflame poppyforget-me-nothollylichenlilylotusmistletoemosspansypeonypoppyroseshadowtopsnapdragonsnowwoodsunflowervapor flowervioletwater lilyweirwood

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. Faiths & Avatars makes reference to a past event occurring in 1370 DR on page 46.

References[]

  1. Shannon Appelcline. Faiths & Avatars (2e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2013-12-07.

External links[]

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