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The Intermediate God Angadar

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The Intermediate God Angadar

PostAuthor: Orleron » Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:21 pm

Alignment: LE
Worshipper's Alignment: Any non-chaotic
Area of Control: Arcane Knowledge, Deceit, Trickery

Angadar was originally the god of Arcane Knowledge only. Arcane knowledge is defined as any facts pertaining to magic spells, artifacts, items, people, places, deities, and other things. Casual followers of Angadar seek his knowledge for a number of reasons ranging from helpful to odious. However, the more serious followers of Angadar know that Arcane Knowledge, as Angadar sees it, is to be used as a weapon. "He who dies with the most knowledge... does not die." That's the general motto of Angadar's faithful.

A little more than 50 years ago, Angadar was involved with the death of the goddess Tianna, lover of Valok and former goddess of Deceit and Trickery. He was able to assume her mantle as a product of her death circumstances, and although Tianna's followers did not believe it at first (must be another one of her tricks), they eventually warmed up to Angadar. Consequently, it is not uncommon to hear his name uttered on the lips of a crafty cove, or bonafide liar.

Angadar has a diverse population worshipping him. He created the race of Drangonari Elves as his own, and many associate him with them. However, he also has a great following among non-elven users of magic. Elven mages are often loathe to follow him.

The union of Arcane Knowledge with Deceit and Trickery has enhanced Angadar's power and made him very dangerous. Knowledge is power, but Knowledge put to manipulative and deceitful use is just downright nasty.
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PostAuthor: Orleron » Sun May 04, 2003 5:56 pm

Devout followers of Angadar recognize the reason why Angadar is the god of Arcane Knowledge: obtaining power.

Angadar is the patron of all those who seek power through gaining knowledge of magic and other arcane facts. As a mortal, Angadar worked very hard to amass as much power and magic as he could in order to advance himself. Becoming the most powerful spellcaster in history was always his goal, since his oppressive youth.

On a personal level, Angadar was always extremely subtle and elegant in his dealings. Those who made deals with Angadar often found themselves fullfilling something they never meant to fullfil earlier. He always had ways of twisting the truth to his advantage. Thus, the mantle of deceit and trickery became something he eventually coveted from Tianna as a means to gain more power. Now that he is both lord of arcane knowledge, and deceit and trickery he is constantly finding new means to extend his influence among gods and mortals, be they wizards or not.

Angadar's most popular followers tend to be greedy spellcasters and rogue's who are interested in serving him in return for a chance to sharpen their skills to gain power. However, Angadar only accepts those who are subtle and indirect in their methods. Chaos is not tolerated.
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