Fleshing Out Erylia's Gods

This is a long one guys, so get ready for a read. Though before I delve into each of the gods and some of their individual lore, I wanted to state that like with my original attempt at The Daghdha, some of this may change over time. Also, there are quite a few topics left open after covering the gods that I want to get to later. Namely, more about the realm of Caelistra aside from the gods, but also building up lore and stats for each of their weapons. However, before getting to those, my plan for next week is more about the grand city of Mieveht. With that out of the way, enjoy the read, and if there are any questions, please ask.

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Not Happy With Last Week

This week isn’t going to be what you expected. For a few reasons. The first, is some hectic scheduling due to work responsibilities. I’m currently typing this on my phone and haven’t had time to get something written between editing next week’s episode and an increased workload leading into the holidays. The second, and truthfully why I didn’t take a break from editing to work on this week’s world building Wednesday, is I’m not happy with how it turned out.

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The Daghdha

Much like the god he is based off of, The Daghdha is the king of the Erylian gods. He rules over their realm, Caelistra, a plane separate from the realm of Erylia. Legend tells of him being a man larger than any other while walking in the mortal realm. The Goliath believe he was one of them, making him the most highly revered of all of the gods. As king of the gods, he is still highly worshiped by the other races, the Goliath are just the most consistently devout.

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The Evolution of Episode 5's Music

For those of you who follow us on Twitter, you may have seen me post this on the 28th:

Working on the post production for Monday’s episode. Trying something a bit different. Liking how its sounding right now. #PodernFamily

At the time, I was excitedly adding in the music for episode 5. So far, I have worked music in pretty sparingly, usually only having a song every 10 minutes, or when there is a scene change. While working on this episode, I decided I wanted to add in more. This was for a few reasons. The biggest one being that I had been looking for more artists to add to the shows catalog. I also wanted it to feel more intentional and less thrown in at random. Since, honestly, if it wasn’t a scene change, where I added music was pretty random. My mood and tone on this changed while doing this for the first section of combat.

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Erylia’s Take on Death and Resurrection

Death is an unfortunate risk to most adventurers. However, in most Dungeons and Dragons settings, death is something that can be undone at the wave of a hand. When it came to building Erylia, I knew that I wanted death to be something that had meaning and made an impact. I wanted death to mean more than losing a few hundred, or a few thousand, gold. To do this, some changes had to be made to the spells that handle bringing people back.

For this World Building Wednesday, I’ll introduce some of the lore behind how resurrection works in the world, as well as the way I have changed the spell, Revivify. I haven’t gone to the higher level spells yet because none of my players even have Revivify yet, but they will follow the same themes.

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D&D Beyond - A New Way To Play

When I first heard about the upcoming D&D Beyond platform on reddit, I was really excited for it to come out. Finally, there was going to be an official, legitimate, way for players and dungeon masters to get digital copies of their books. I know there have been other ways to get the D&D content in digital form, either via Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds, which I learned about from Dungeons and Randomness. Since we play in person, I wasn’t very excited about investing into a virtual tabletop just to gain digital access to the rules.

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