Is she REALLY referred to has the "bitch queen"? Or is it just lazy vandalism? Exdeath64 03:58, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Surprisingly, yes. Google it
By my understanding (if I've been reading Sea of Fallen Stars and the rest of my 2nd Ed Forgotten Realms books the right way), Umberlee's own clergy and devotees have a plethora of nicknames for her ("the Queen of the Depths," et al), but they never call her the Bitch Queen. "The Bitch Queen" is indeed one of her nicknames, but it's an irreverent one, one likely coined by bitter seafaring folk who have been imperiled by Umberlee's storms and sea monsters, or who have lost friends, loved ones and/or property to said storms and monsters. Umberlee herself may or may not care if people call her the Bitch Queen, and considering how many sailors and roustabouts probably use that nickname while they're going about their jobs--and survive to toil another day--she couldn't be all that uptight about it. But considering that people who insult her or misuse her name within sight of the sea (where apparently she can eavesdrop on them quite well) have been known to end up dead from drowning--even if they're nowhere near any bodies of water at the time--who would want to take the risk?
Each of Umberlee's acolytes must survive the Drowning in order to become a fully fledged Cleric of Umberlee and, along with a few other perks, that ritual essentially gives Umberlee the ability to tune in to any of her clerics' thoughts at any time. So while Umberlee is an easy goddess to placate, she loves having clerics around and she'll usually spare them from her scourges upon the seas, she also has a talent for killing her own clerics the moment they betray her or fail her too grievously. So her clerics will unfailingly go through great pains to keep Umberlee happy, which may explain why they refer to Umberlee or address her in only the most flattering of sobriquets (with "the Bitch Queen" having no place among them). BloodyBay from YouTube (talk) 15:10, June 20, 2014 (UTC)