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  • Creation's Bacchus?

    St. Patrick's Day kinda snuck up on me this year, until folks in green who'd been drinking kept coming through my job today. I've never been much of a drinker, but I've recently picked up a bit more alcohol, just to see what I've been missing. Anywho, researching the holiday got me to thinking of the ancient Bacchanal rites, which led me to consider if there could be something like that in Exalted...

    We've gotten something like three gods of drugs and getting high, so it's a little weird that the game has never given us gods of drink-making (separate ones for wine, beer, and other beverages), intoxication and alcoholics. I'm sure they exist, and answer to a general God of Drink in the Celestial Bureaucracy, probably highly placed in the Division of Serenity, if not in the B. of Humanity. Anyone want to take a shot at writing up this guy, or any of those beneath him? Bonus points if he started as a mortal, whose epic debauchery so impressed the gods that they lifted him up and made him in charge of it!

    Also, since Creation needs more holidays apart from Calibration, his Feast Day should be in one of the months, and very popular, celebrated in the Realm and beyond the Threshold, by Dynasts, Immaculates, spirits, fae and Barbarians alike all getting rip-roaring drunk, while under the watchful eyes of trusted "designated drovers", who make the sacred sacrifice of abstaining in order to make sure their friends and family don't go too far. Even in Heaven, the Celestial wine flows freely, while in the Underworld, the dead go through the motions of wanton inebriation, even if they don't quite feel it...

    Any other ideas for how such a holiday might be celebrated in Creation?

  • #2
    What about an Oh God of Hangovers?

    There's a God for everything in Creation. There must be one.


    Raksi plays Peek-a-boo for keeps. ~ nalak42

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    • #3
      I'm fairly certain there is a god of Intoxication in one of the chapter comics...in...some book.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Arteliex View Post
        I'm fairly certain there is a god of Intoxication in one of the chapter comics...in...some book.
        Burning Feather, Lady of Intoxicants, in Games of Divinity and RoGD1.

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        • #5
          Aha! Found it! It's Burni-.....

          Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

          Burning Feather, Lady of Intoxicants, in Games of Divinity and RoGD1.
          Yeah, her. You found it first. XD

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post
            Burning Feather, Lady of Intoxicants, in Games of Divinity and RoGD1.

            Most known for telling a Solar to sober up. :V

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            • #7
              Originally posted by horngeek View Post


              Most known for telling a Solar to sober up. :V
              Only in second edition...

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              • #8
                Hmmmm... Well, for a god how about this?

                Arrow-kneed Arat, tthe Heavenly Barkeep Unfailingly lingly loyal to the Unconquered Sun during the primordial war famous for striking down some of the primordial's most powerful behemoths before and immediately after the war. He turned down an offer to be one of creation's directional war gods to "retire" as a god of taverns and bars. He favors retired soldiers which explains the large number of soldiers in that position. In the first age he would often walk among and talk with the Dragonblooded but he felt deeply betrayed by the Usurpation and revoked his favor over them for the mortal soldiers that serve under them. Despite his retirement he has many friends and contacts in heaven particularly among the other veterans of the primordial war. As a result, those who attack the staff of a tavern tend to suffer a wide range of misfortune and curses. Bar fights are just part of the package of course, but even the haughtiest dynast thinks twice before messing with the guy that pours their booze. He doesn't have any form of formal cult. Instead all taverns that display his sigil is a temple, its barkeeps his priests, and its patrons his congregation. In exchange for this those taverns benefit from a stronger form of his protection than other taverns. He does request certain standards from such bars, so his mark is also a sign of quality, that the beer isn't watered down, that you're not likely to get shanked, etc and so on. He had produced a relatively high number of Exigence over the years. He chooses Exigents with seemingly little forethought. As the heavenly barkeep he's able to get almost anyone's life story from them with ease and likes to reward those whose stories move him with Exigence from time to time. Since the process seems to regularly just blast him into a stupor for a decade or so and since he's retired anyways he generally feels that this attitude is OK. His motivation is to help aid and mentor worthy individuals so that they might live to be able to enjoy the type of contented retirement that comes from a duty seen complete.

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                • #9
                  Technically speaking, any GSP character that has an Ophidian Urge that limit breaks in a heavily populated area could for the duration effectively be a Bacchus-like individual.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kleptomania View Post
                    What about an Oh God of Hangovers?

                    There's a God for everything in Creation. There must be one.
                    There used to be. But cranky Exalted killed him, later killed his replacement, then his replacement's replacement, and finally his replacement's replacement's replacement. So these days, nobody wants the position anymore.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AnubisXy View Post

                      There used to be. But cranky Exalted killed him, later killed his replacement, then his replacement's replacement, and finally his replacement's replacement's replacement. So these days, nobody wants the position anymore.
                      Poor guy, wasn't his fault that they couldn't handle the consequences of their binge drinking! I blame the Great Curse, really.


                      Raksi plays Peek-a-boo for keeps. ~ nalak42

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                      • #12
                        If only one of the replacements had thought of granting everyone being able to lift an headache to a cost of a single mote. No angry Exalts, but millions of mortals still being hung-over. Perhaps there are a few unemployed gods with the idea; but it would mean a post far above their station, making it dangerous as they might get stabbed by some other god not being able to stand upshots.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, Burning Feather was one of those I was thinking of, along with Golden Reverie. How do those two's jobs relate to each other, anyway? The reason I wasn't thinking of them in this role is that their writeups almost exclusively reference drugs, instead of alcohol. Yes, technically, alcohol is a drug, I know, but they're kinda separate in my head space. I guess a god of alcohol/drinking would be ranked underneath one or both of those two.

                          [regarding BF telling a drunk Solar to sober up]

                          Originally posted by Saur Ops Specialist View Post

                          Only in second edition...
                          Because in first edition, all gods were mindless robots who couldn't think beyond their domains?

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                          • #14
                            In fact, if I remember correctly, when she tells him to sober up, she actually starts by telling him that normally, she'd be fully supportive of him being wasted. So, she isn't against in on principle - far from it - she just needed him sober for a moment.

                            (It could also have been that she likes people being drunk, but disliked that he only drank to drown his sorrows, because "drowning sorrows in alcohol" wasn't befitting for a Solar, or something like that. I'm not sure.)
                            Last edited by Dusk Shine; 03-18-2015, 12:31 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I wonder what her Exigent (or that of a god of inebriation) would be like?

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