A'nsli Har'iot (3.5e Deity)
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Lord of the Abyssal Stove
|Symbol:||Black trident within a red circle|
|Home Plane:||Plane of Shadow|
|Portfolio:||Cooking, Corruption, Insanity|
|Clergy Alignments:||Any Evil|
|Domains:||Charm, Darkness, Evil, Madness, Trickery|
|Favored Weapon:||Meat Cleaver|
A'nsli Har'iot, often bastardized as Ainsley Harriot, is the multi-dimensional being that resides in the depths of the Plane of Shadow. He is a deity with only the desire to cook all meals, all variables included.
It is only on the material plane that A'nsli Har'iot's cooking can take place, and has over the course of a millenia through his cultists, acting as a conduit. A'nsli Har'iot cannot manifest on the material plane in full existance, however his presence can be felt by those who open to his greatness.
A'nsli gifts his cultists with knowledge of divine flavors, and methods to achieve culinary perfection in return for devout worship and obedience.
The following of A'nsli has varying standards depending on the cultural background provided by the existing population where a faction springs up. The only real set of 'guidelines' that A'nsli, Lord of the Abyssal Stove, has observed to guide each of the factions to obey, is the need never to make his divine gift a public knowledge, and secondly, to never allow a new flavour opportunity to escape.
Clergy and Temples
A'nsli only chooses to put his infernal hand forth into meddling with the minds of people in the material plane to do his bidding in places where his cooking can achieve greatness, or uniqueness. This means a following of A'nsli could be in almost any location.
A temple of A'nsli consists of any number of rooms of any size, with the the explicit requirement for 3 specific, and seperate rooms.
The first, most resembling a chapel of a Lawful or Good Deity, is the Dining Hall, a room whose only requirement is that it has a large table in the centre and cannot be viewed from the outside.
The second, the Kitchen, a room that must be directly connected to the Dining Hall, requires no more than a method of cooking, and does not need to be indoors should circumstances be compromising.
The third and final requirement for a temple of A'nsli is the Pantry, a collection of cells and cupboards in which meats, dead or alive, vegetables, herbs, condiments, are all kept to be taken away to the Kitchen for preparation.