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A favored monster was a kind of monster that was favored by a deity.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Deities could show their powers through major manifestations and minor manifestations. The appearance of a monster fell into the latter category.[1]

Unlike other minor manifestations, these manifestations were not sent to inform mortals of something but as a means for direct aid. This aid could be to attack or protect against enemies.[1] For example, Vhaeraunite drow were sometimes accompanied by air and earth mephits, shadows, yeth hounds, and shadow dragons,[2] who were servants of Vhaeraun.[3]

Outsider servants were sent with a specific mission for a specific time frame.[1]

Mortals' ReactionEdit

Mortals could react in a fearful manner to a favored monster. Deities generally tried to accommodate these fears by sending monsters who were familiar to them or a favored animal instead.[1]

Clerics could summon these monsters by using planar ally or summon monster spells.[1]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 8. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  2. Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 29–30. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  3. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 15. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.