Deities could show their powers through major manifestations and minor manifestations. A miscellaneous manifestation fell into the latter category.
As "miscellaneous" manifestation suggested, the term was a catch-all term for manifestations that did not fall in other categories. These smells, sounds, auras, and even possessions but also unique manifestations of a deity.
Miscellaneous manifestations were used by deities used to convey information, but due to their often-vague nature and reliance on interpretation, they were sometimes misunderstood.
When a follower received a unique miscellaneous manifestation, their standing among other followers of his or her faith might improve. In fact, there was a high chance for that. For example, when Shakti Hunzrin received the unique manifestation of Vhaeraun, the flitting shadow, Nisstyre became immediately convinced that he could ally with her.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 9. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
- ↑ Elaine Cunningham (July 2003). Daughter of the Drow (Mass Market Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 234. ISBN 978-0786929290.