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    Master Greytalker

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    Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:23 am  
    Who serves Zilchus?

    Has anyone seen (or written) a Faiths & Avatars style write-up for Zilchus? What kind of extraplanar servitors would he have? I'm anticipating a situation where a cleric of Zilchus might burn a candle of invocation to gate in aid, and I'm not sure what might answer the summons. Confused
    GreySage

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    Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:45 am  

    Mercane/arcane - the giant, blue-skinned extraplanar merchants originally from the Spelljammer campaign - would make perfect servants for Zilchus, I think.

    Zilchus lives in the Outlands, so he might also conceivably have some sort of alliance with the rilmani.

    And there's no reason you couldn't introduce neutral-aligned devas and agathinons, either.
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    Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:26 pm  

    Accountants, lawyers, investment bankers...
    GreySage

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    Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:37 pm  

    The idea of celestial accountants and auditors is amusing. You could use the "inevitables" from 3rd edition; the kolyarut mandate to enforce contracts would prove useful for Zilchus.
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    Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:58 pm  

    rasgon wrote:
    Mercane/arcane - the giant, blue-skinned extraplanar merchants...


    "hidden inside a box" merchants. Jeff Grubb needs a dictionary Embarassed
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    Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:36 am  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    Accountants, lawyers, investment bankers...


    So you saying he has infernal help?
    GreySage

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    Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:12 pm  

    dead wrote:
    rasgon wrote:
    Mercane/arcane - the giant, blue-skinned extraplanar merchants...


    "hidden inside a box" merchants. Jeff Grubb needs a dictionary Embarassed


    Lol, dead. Razz

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    Anything Lawful Neutral, such as those firey dwarves or Modrons.

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    Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:35 pm  

    SirXaris wrote:
    @DMPrata

    Anything Lawful Neutral, such as those firey dwarves or Modrons.

    SirXaris
    Yeah, I don't think Primus would be cool with modrons serving Zilchus, and the azer are from the Elemental Plane of Fire, I think. The arcane/mercane sound like the best bet so far, though I'm not really in love with them.
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    Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:43 pm  

    SirXaris wrote:
    dead wrote:
    rasgon wrote:
    Mercane/arcane - the giant, blue-skinned extraplanar merchants...


    "hidden inside a box" merchants. Jeff Grubb needs a dictionary Embarassed


    Lol, dead. Razz

    @DMPrata

    Anything Lawful Neutral, such as those firey dwarves or Modrons.

    SirXaris


    Yeah, I think Modrons would be perfect.
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    Sun May 01, 2011 11:40 am  

    Zilchus is a deal maker so he is an intermediate. He probably has servants on every plane. Never know when you'll need to broker a deal and with whom. So I would not limit him to one specific race though the Merchant arcane are probably his biggest followers.
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    Mon May 09, 2011 7:09 pm  

    In my games I combine Human and Demi Human gods.

    So Zilchus is known as Abbathor to the Dwarves. A Lawful Evil god of Power, domination, tyranny, with a cult of corrupt and many devils/baatezu at his command.

    Yes he still has LN and NE followers, and his minions prefer subtly and corruption, but if that fails they may get military aid to wipe out a trade rival. Abit like the Trade Federation in Star Wars :P
    GreySage

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    Mon May 09, 2011 7:50 pm  

    The Oeridian gods in general map very neatly on to the dwarven pantheon.

    Moradin = Bleredd, the smith-god, husband of Ulaa.
    Berronar Truesilver = Ulaa
    Clangeddin Silverbeard, god of battle = Heironeous
    Laduguer, god of duergar = Hextor
    Dugmaren Brightmantle, god of scholars = Delleb
    Dumathoin, Keeper of Secrets = Celestian (this interpretation is weird, I admit, but if you see Dumathoin as the guide of the dead across the deep tunnels that lead to the Outer Planes, it kind of works - the dwarves look down, not up)
    Muamman Duathal, god of wanderers = Fharlanghn
    Vergadain, god of merchants = Zilchus
    Abbathor, god of greed = Kurell
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    Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:48 pm  

    Awesome mapping rasgon. I can see it! I played a follower of Muamman Duathal in our latest campaign and that was precisely it.
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    Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:07 pm  

    Although modrons are the predominant being of Nirvana (LN plane), there's no reason why you couldn't have LN spirit warriors, Einheriar, either. In perusing the Monstrous Compendium of the Outer Planes appendix, they are listed as variable alignment depending upon the plane from whence they occur. Therefore, you can have your cleric Gate in 'angels' serving Zilchus in a variety of roles (including defense).

    -Lanthorn
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    Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:36 am  

    We're glad you guys are having fun here, but please remember to check the date of the last post to an "older" thread and respond to it accordingly. This wasn't something being discussed "yesterday." Surprised

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