Hot and Not on the Temuair Pantheon
here we are, darlings. Unless there was a Deoch 0, aislings have been
around for almost 20 years now. 20 years of aisling spark, wit, and
creativity. So then, after 20 years, it's time we investigate something
far older. The Temuairian Pantheon.
Let's all rate the gods on a variety of traits.
I'll kick it off, and then someone else can follow up.
Fashion: Do they really DRESS godly?
Social endowment: How much does it mean when you say you follow them?
Toughness: If this god or goddess got into a bar fight, what're the
odds they'd be left standing?
Wisdom: Can you really trust this god's mind?
Let's begin. I'll start with Fiosachd.
I've followed Fiosachd my whole life. I even briefly held the position
of high priest. So, I may be a bit biased in this review.
Fashion: Fiosachd may be the god of
wealth, but he evidently doesn't feel he can take a few coins to get
a better outfit. Oh, sure, he looks very roguey, but does he really
need that beard, or the baggy pants? Even still, he beats most people
around here. And at least he's not Cail.
Social endowment: Let's face facts.
Everyone and their brother follows Fiosachd. Saying you follow Fiosachd
is very much like saying you have a bell-shaped birthmark.
Toughness: Fiosachd wouldn't likely
get into a fight. More likely, he would get an unfavorable hand in a
game of cards, and would take the cheating (after all, you have to cheat
to beat the god of luck) bugger out into an alley and tell him that
if he didn't want a whole bunch of bad luck to befall him, he'd turn
over the cash and the marked cards now.
If it sadly turned out that the cheater was a highly
skilled warrior or monk, there might be something of a problem. But
any attempt to strike him, being the god and luck and all, would result
in a rather comical series of side-effects that finally resulted in
his attacker being hit in the face by a large, heavy object placed into
motion by his own strike.
Failing that, his attacker would just trip on his
shoelaces on the way home and break his neck.
Wisdom: Really, one doesn't generally
associate rogues with wisdom, considering you see rogues taking on huge
monsters by themseles. But Fiosachd is definitely clever. You just don't
go against Fiosachd and not expect a variety of clever tricks to be
employed against you. In fact, I bet if we ask Deksar, he can give us
a history of the word "clever," tracing it back to an ancient
Hy-brasyl word for "Fiosachd."