Vis (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||A Hood and a Blindfold|
|Portfolio:||Secrets, Intrigue, Proxy, Loss, Memory|
|Domains:||Chaos, Law, Trickery, Madness, Mind (He occasionally adopts additional Domains if his Chosen need them.)|
Vis cares little for order, yet he abhors true chaos. Rather, he likes to see the world in an "organized mess." He is worshiped by many, yet he only bestows true clerical spells to those he chooses. Unfortunately, most of the people he chooses to grant his powers to already serve one god or another, and so it causes conflict between himself and the other god. Vis has the power to make others lose their memories, allowing him to dabble without fear of punishment.
He is possessed of great power, but seemingly has no desire to use them for any apparent gain. Vis is best described as a bastard that likes to put his hands where they don't belong. He only takes a stand if he believes another god is overstepping his bounds.
For reasons unknown to all but his most favored of chosen, Vis enjoys galavanting about the mortal realms. This is perhaps because he has no true home plane, or just for kicks. Who can fathom the ways of a god?
You have been chosen by me. Perhaps you will come to enjoy this, or perhaps you will hate it. I care not as you are my pawn, but a powerful pawn indeed. My enemies are your enemies, but in exchange your enemies shall become mine. I care little as to what you do with your life, so long as you answer me when I ask something of you. There are those who claim to be mine, but they are nothing more than tools. Use them, or don't, it matters little to me.
And don't get caught.
Clergy and Temples
The followers of Vis are usually those that have lost something, usually a loved one, or someone who has the ability to get something that Mynreval wants. He doesn't have many churches or temples, mostly because he destroys them. Vis enjoys his anonymity, and so any temples for him are disguised as temples of other deities, usually neutral or neutral evil ones. His ordinary followers strive to gain his favor, but few ever do.
His chosen, however, have almost full access to Vis's power, and he keeps them alive as long as he wants. He makes his chosen blind, so that they must rely on their other senses for a time. If they are worthy, he restores their sight and grants them power. If not, he obliterates their souls. Many of his chosen are or were at one time followers of other gods and goddesses, causing more tension between Vis and his fellow deities.
Vis flits from pantheon to pantheon, erasing the memories of the gods and goddesses that reside there once he leaves. Sometimes he leaves residual memories, or just enough memory to cause a god or goddess to realize he or she was screwed over.
In regards to Vis "adopting" additional Domains, that is entirely up to the DM's discretion. However, the Domain can only be adopted for a short period of time, often a week, before the Domain's original deity realizes that it is Vis who has "borrowed" the Domain. Once the Domain's deity discovers his or her missing Domain, Vis loses access to it and any and all followers of Vis lose access to the Domain as well (unless they have another way of accessing it).