Post by De'tanxi Lefix on Jan 17, 2019 22:07:56 GMT -5
Information relating to the Gods and Goddesses that can often times be seen within the chats, or even role-playing; what they mean, how they interact with members, etc.
Will the Gods / Goddesses visit the mortals? --
► It's entirely possible that you could in-fact find yourself requested by one of the OOC staff for a special role-play that will involve either a direct or indirect approach from a God. Though keep in mind that some of the Gods prefer to keep away from mortals unless for something important or special.
Who plays the Gods? --
► OOCly we would like to respect that when / if the Gods are seen in the chat that members do not ask who is "playing" them, attempt to send a friend request to the Discord account of the given god, etc. The Gods are to remain a mystery as to what person(s) play them, though we shall admit that the OOC staff do know (please do not ask them either) and may even partake themselves in the occasional Godly 'visit'.
► On a side-note to this please be aware that when you tag (aka @[insert god name]), send a friend request to, etc-- you may run the risk of getting smited by the very God / Goddess you attempted to get in contact with. Godly interactions are rare and we would like for them to remain so.
What is a smite? -- ► A smite is a 'punishment' or decree handed out by a God or Goddess when a mortal has displeased them. So far, they have usually only happened when the Gods make their presence known in the OOC chat within the Discord server-- but they can also happen when role-playing with a God or Goddess. Smites tend to be more dramatic and dangerous versus prayer punishments. A smite is limited to the God or Goddesses strength and the powers they preside over-- the severity of a smite itself depends on what the God or Goddess considers your transgression worth. To give a few examples of some smites; Anthek smited Sinsolia by taking the life of one of her unborn pups, Lavosa smited Angelo through his wife by forcing at minimum two of per pups in her next litter to be born stillborn, etc.
► Could I bargain with the God or Goddess that smited me to get out of it? The simple answer is, yes! But you run the risk of tempting the God or Goddess into even more dangerous and unknown waters than what you may have been originally smited with.
► The Gods & Goddesses, in terms of smites-- are not bound by the same rules that incur "asking first" when it involves their punishments. You can refer to that here; IC Rules.
Which Gods are more likely to smite me? -- ► All of the Gods and Goddesses, even the one's who have more 'friendly' powers-- have the ability to smite if they do so wish. I would highly recommend reading over the information for each of the God's backstories and then their chapter plot updates as those will give you insight to how a God or Goddess perceives mortals, their generalized mood, etc. God information; Gods & Religion.
How could I gain a God or Goddess's respect, ICly? -- ► Praying to the God or Goddess you want your character to gain the respect of is always a sure way to go. If you get the chance to interact with a God or Goddess whether through role-play or when they make themselves known in the chats, be aware of the powers they have as those will usually give you an idea of their personality. Being aware of their backstories as well will give you the clues you need to ensure your character addresses or talks to them in a way that won't anger them. Eventually, should your character not have displeased them in some way-- a God or Goddess may very well find themselves respecting the character.
Will the Gods be able to have their own children? Is their a possibility of a mortal x God child? --
► Yes! Both are entirely possible which means that in the future the Gods that the previous generation of mortals knew may have a few additional members to the 'heavens'. Their is a possible chance of a mortal-God child, but any such offspring will not be granted godly powers nor immortality. Only a slightly longer lifespan and a blessing from the Godly parentage. If a mortal-God child is to happen, OOCly, the design would wind up being made by the staff with the mortal parents OOC help.
What if two Gods pair up together? --
► They will take their marital bonds in a ceremony just as the mortals would, binding themselves together in life and love. However, since their immortal, their tattoo or scent mark will not fade. They are bound by their very souls to each other so if one is unfaithful it is a sure way to harm the other partner in the commitment.
Two gods binding themselves to each other in marriage also has additional effects that mortals are not privy too-- such as telepathic / emotional communication (if their bond is strong enough, they will be able to feel their partners emotions or even talk with them), the sharing of powers, etc. Some of these additional 'effects' are frowned upon by the other Gods / Goddesses if used by the couple.
Tantoa is a fox, why? --
► All of the Gods have the ability to shape-shift into any given form they do so wish. Their given references in which their designs are on show the preferred forms for each of the Gods. When / If they do so choose to show themselves to a mortal, they will do so in a wolf-like or canine-esque form. All of their shape-shifted forms inherit the same markings shown in their preferred forms' reference.
► To go more in-depth into this, when a God / Goddess is born or made, they will go through a period of time as they rapidly grow into an an "adult body" where they will be melding and shifting between multiple forms before finally settling on the one they deem perfect for themselves, that is their 'preferred form'. You can find an example of that happening, here; Chapter Three.
Is there a chance my character could die ICly via a punishment after a prayer? --
► Yes, however that is only possible if you were to pray to Anthek and with OOC permission. It also depends on what level severity you chose for your prayer. Any of the other Gods will either not be able to punish you or will simply string misfortune or other various acts that will not put you at risk for death or a severe/fatal injury.
►On a side-note, when praying make sure to pay attention to the very end of their information for the God or Goddess you are praying too-- it will usually mention whether you get blessed or punished / blessed or temporarily struck with what you prayed for.