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November 21, 2008, 11:27 pm

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Placeholder Gods


"No Really!, we ARE your gods!"

Do ye reckon Mathom rules alone? Nothing would ever get done. No, my brothers and sisters, there are others. Others.


This scroll was born in chat with manfred and AG.

Mathom should have some friends!

I will do two or three gods. I will not do them now. If you know Mathom, then you know why. Out of repect for HIM, I shall dilly-dally instead.

Eventually coming your way will be…Our Lady of Paranoia, Nehu, God of Confidence, and maybe the Methods of Methodemus. Be on the lookout for others…manfred’s God of Pessimism…and other, more awful horrors! Maybe even the Redundant Lord of Redundancy!

I think you get the idea here. Do not tread lightly! Mathom, the God of Delays is much loved around here. His fellow Placeholders should be too!

Just read "Mathom" and you will understand. I just read Mathom, and well—

Why look! here comes Zufa and Deletos, Lords of the Lost and Unfound, with a swarm of Gremils in tow.

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World History - Option A)
The world has been created, as many have been, by the Ultimate And Perfect Being, as the creator was called only. HE has withdrawn his attention to other matters, likely creating new worlds, and other, lesser beings would arrive and take over the reponsibility of this world, becoming its Gods.

But sadly, this didn't happen. Nobody knows what went wrong, or how it could be, but the gods simply didn't arrive. The plants and animals have prospered, and the humanoid creatures grew in numbers as in thought.

But there was a vacuum in power, for no world is complete without its gods. As ages passed, lesser spirits have, some less willingly, some more, taken on the mantle of this great responsibility.

World History - Option B)
But here, all was as it should. Deities of great power and wisdom... well power at least. And then something occured... was it a war, a conflict, or was it politics of a kind mortals cannot understand? Or were they simply fed up with this, and left on their own?

Anyway, the whole pantheon has left one day, and these are the gods that have stepped into their place.

2007-02-26 08:22 AM » Link: [2932#25470|text]

World History - Option C)

When Mathom, the God of Delays, was cursed by the gods and deposed from his throne, he demanded a fair trial.  Now, several millenia later, the High Court has finally gotten around to it.  By ancient custom all deities must attend a full trial, so many of them fashioned short-term replacements for themselves to handle their duties while away.

Several centuries later, Mathom's trial is still going, and the Placeholder Gods have grown into their roles.  While they started off as little more than automated answering machines or help-desk services, their intelligences and powers have expanded.  Some of them have begun to be worshipped in their own right.

See Slys, Die of the Damned for an example.

What will happen if to the Placeholder Gods when Mathom's Trial ends? 


2012-10-15 02:56 PM » Link: [2932#83858|text]
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August 12, 2006, 10:48
See these Gods are tricky and don't want you to know of them... as this should of been a systems post/ divine.
August 13, 2006, 8:04
Added Zufa, the God of Misplaced things, in homage to the many submissions that end up in the wrong category. Just as Mathom delays us, it is Zufa who misguides us. I would vote, but can't while this is in work.
August 13, 2006, 10:58
Wait, am I understanding Zufa's creed correctly? Is he the God of Misplaced Things? Or the God Who Misguides Us?
February 24, 2007, 6:27
Oh, come on... at least a few words of explanation could have helped. I know there is not much to this sub (or is it only the 'Silly' freetext that is missing?) - but I hope you understand the occassional need for silinness.

Guess somebody has to write another Placeholder God to show this is really serious and won't go away... Muahahahahaha!



Not me, but, yeah, somebody.
February 26, 2007, 8:20
I think the main problem we have here is the lack of a sufficient background. Yeah, it is nice to have a silly god now and then, but if they are aplenty, it only raises questions.

Adding a try.
May 12, 2008, 18:01
Release this one to the main board Muro. It has been cooked and is done.
July 10, 2008, 0:03

Because as soon as I do, that one dude, I forget his name, (manfred knows who I mean) will come out of nowhere like he did last time, join the site, vote this a "1", tell me that I'm revolting, or something like that, and I that I will burn in Hell, and will then proceed to unjoin, and leave again forever. Until the next time I release this. So, no. :p


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