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Peko, God of Beer

Peko is an Estonian and Finnish god of crops, particularly barley and brewing,

  • Pantheon: Estonian and Finnish Pantheon
  • Deity Title: Peko
  • Deity Symbol: A barley stalk or a brewing vessel
  • Home Plane: The realm of nature
  • Deity Level: Intermediate deity
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Aliases: Pellon Pekko, Pikne (Estonian), Saint Peter
  • Superior: No superior deity
  • Traditional Allies: Taara, Ukko, Ahti
  • Traditional Foes: Hiisi, Lempo, Loviatar
  • Divine Artifact: The Mug of Eternal Foam
  • Servants: Priests of Peko
  • Servitor Creatures: None specified
  • Sacred Animal: The bull
  • Manifestations: Manifests through the weather, particularly storms, and through the growth and harvest of barley and other crops.
  • Signs of Favor: Bountiful harvests, good weather for crops, and success in brewing beer.
  • Worshipers: Farmers, brewers, and those who rely on the land for their livelihoods.
  • Cleric Alignments: Neutral
  • Specialty Priests: None specified
  • Holy Days: After the harvest, Candlemas, Midsummer feasts, and August 4th.
  • Portfolio: Crops, particularly barley, and brewing.
  • Domains: Community, Earth, Beer
  • Favored Weapon: Flail
  • Favored Class: Druid
  • Favored Race: No specific favored race
  • Duties of the Priesthood: Ensure bountiful harvests, bless fields and crops, and oversee the brewing of beer.
  • Major Cult/Temple Sites: Setumaa in Estonia, Karelia in Finland.
  • Benefits: Clerics of Peko can bless fields and crops to ensure bountiful harvests, and have the power to control the weather to some extent. They are also skilled in the brewing of beer and can produce particularly potent and flavorful brews.

Peko is a revered god of crops, particularly barley and brewing, in the Estonian and Finnish cultures. He is a complex character with a strong connection to the land and its people, driven by a desire to ensure the prosperity of his followers and their crops.

As the protector of the fields and brewer of beer, Peko takes his role seriously and is always looking for ways to improve the quality and yield of his followers’ harvests. He is often depicted as a wise and benevolent figure, who is both respected and feared by those who worship him.

Peko’s backstory is shrouded in myth and legend, but it is said that he was once a mortal man who became a god after proving his worthiness through self-sacrifice and service to his community. Some versions of the story even suggest that Peko was once a powerful sorcerer, who used his knowledge to control the elements and bring forth bountiful harvests.

Whatever his origins, Peko’s primary concern is always the welfare of his followers, and he is known for his willingness to intervene in the affairs of mortals to ensure their success. His influence can be seen in the Seto people’s traditions, which include ritual fights and sacrifices to honor Peko and ensure his favor.

Peko is often depicted as a strong and imposing figure, with broad shoulders and a sturdy build. He has piercing, wise eyes that seem to see through to a person’s soul, and a thick, bushy beard that lends him an air of authority. Peko’s hair is long and flowing, often braided or adorned with natural elements such as flowers or feathers. He wears simple garments made of natural materials, such as linen or wool, and is often shown holding a staff or other symbol of his power. Overall, Peko has a commanding presence that inspires respect and reverence in those who behold him.

Despite his godly status, Peko remains approachable and compassionate, always ready to lend a listening ear or offer guidance to those who seek it. His ultimate goal is to ensure the prosperity and well-being of his followers, and he will go to great lengths to achieve this end, whether through divine intervention or personal sacrifice.

Peko, God of Beer

Medium humanoid (deity), Neutral good

30 (10)24 (+7)30 (10)24 (+7)28 (+9)30 (10)

Armor Class: 30 (Divine Armor)

Hit Points:800 (32d20+320)

Speed:60 ft.

Skills: Perception +20, Religion +20

Senses: Truesight 120 ft., Passive Perception 30

Languages: All

Challenge Rating: 35 (245,000 XP)


  • Divine Beer. Peko’s brews are no ordinary beer. Any creature that drinks it gains temporary hit points equal to their Constitution score, as well as immunity to poison and advantage on all ability checks for the next hour.
  • Godly Strength. Peko has incredible strength, allowing him to deal tremendous damage in combat.
  • Lord of Revelry. Peko is the god of beer and revelry, and his mere presence can fill an area with joy and laughter.
  • Divine Intervention. Once per day, Peko can use his divine powers to intervene in mortal affairs. He can grant any one creature within 60 feet advantage on all rolls for the next hour.


  • Multiattack. Peko can make three attacks with his Brewmaster’s Staff.
  • Brewmaster’s Staff. Melee Weapon Attack: +20 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 50 (4d12+10) bludgeoning damage plus 20 (4d8) poison damage.
  • Divine Breath. Peko exhales a cloud of beer vapor in a 60-foot cone. All creatures in the area must make a DC 25 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for the next hour. In addition, all creatures that fail the saving throw take 50 (10d8) poison damage and gain 1 level of exhaustion.
  • Divine Beer Blast. Peko conjures a powerful blast of divine beer that explodes in a 40-foot radius. All creatures within the area take 80 (20d6) force damage and must make a DC 25 Constitution saving throw or be stunned for the next round.

Legendary Actions:

Peko can take three legendary actions per round, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn.

  • Brew a Beer. Peko creates a keg of his divine beer, which can be used to restore hit points or grant temporary hit points to allies.
  • Throw a Keg. Peko hurls a keg of beer at a target within 60 feet. The target must make a DC 25 Dexterity saving throw or take 40 (10d6) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone.
  • Beer Blast. Peko unleashes a blast of divine beer at a target within 60 feet. The target must make a DC 25 Constitution saving throw or be blinded for the next round.

Divine Artifact

The Mug of Eternal Foam – This large and ornate mug is crafted from gleaming silver and is always filled with a never-ending supply of Peko’s divine beer. Any creature that drinks from the mug is granted temporary hit points equal to their Constitution score, as well as resistance to poison for the next hour. Additionally, once per day, the wielder of the Mug of Eternal Foam can cast the spell “Heroes’ Feast” without expending a spell slot or material components, providing a nourishing feast and powerful benefits to all those who partake. The Mug of Eternal Foam is said to bring great luck to its wielder, as well as the power to create an endless supply of beer.

Regional Effects:

Peko’s presence has a profound effect on the surrounding area. The following effects occur within 6 miles of his temple or another area of significant importance to his worshipers:

Joyous Atmosphere. The air is filled with the sounds of laughter, music, and revelry. Any creature within the area gains advantage on all Charisma-based checks and saves. Endless Beer. Peko’s divine beer flows freely within the area. Any creature that drinks from a natural source of water within the area is magically transformed into Peko’s divine beer for the next hour. They gain the effects of Divine Beer, as well as the ability to breathe beer vapor and swim through beer as if it were water. Divine Protection. Peko’s worshipers are protected from harm within the area. They gain resistance to all damage and advantage on all saving throws. Weakness:

Peko’s divine beer is so potent that even gods can become drunk on it. If Peko drinks his own beer, he becomes intoxicated for the next hour, during which time his attacks deal half damage and he has disadvantage on all ability checks and saving throws.

Beer Domain

Clerics who choose the Beer domain gain access to spells and abilities that focus on the creation and consumption of beer, as well as the celebration and revelry that often accompany it. The following spells are added to the cleric’s spell list:

1st level: Create or Destroy Water, Purify Food and Drink 3rd level: Heat Metal, Enhance Ability 5th level: Water Walk, Spirit Guardians 7th level: Fabricate, Guardian of Faith 9th level: Control Water, Mass Cure Wounds

Beer Blessing (Channel Divinity)

As an action, you present your holy symbol and bless a keg or barrel of beer. Any creature that drinks from the blessed beer gains temporary hit points equal to their Constitution score, as well as immunity to poison and advantage on all ability checks for the next hour.

Brewmaster’s Boon

Starting at 2nd level, you gain proficiency with brewer’s supplies and can create beer with magical properties. You can create a number of gallons of beer each day equal to your Wisdom modifier (minimum of 1 gallon). Any creature that drinks your magical beer gains temporary hit points equal to your cleric level, as well as immunity to poison and advantage on all ability checks for the next hour.

Beer Shield

Starting at 6th level, you can use your reaction to summon a shield made of beer. The shield has a hit point total equal to your cleric level + your Wisdom modifier and lasts for 1 minute. While the shield is active, you have resistance to all damage, and any creature that hits you with a melee attack takes 1d6 force damage.

Euphoric Trance

Starting at 8th level, you can enter a trance-like state by drinking beer for at least 1 minute. While in this state, you gain the following benefits:

  • You have advantage on all Charisma checks and saving throws.
  • You are immune to being frightened or charmed.
  • You gain resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.
  • You cannot cast spells or use any class features while in this state.

Perfect Brew

At 17th level, your beer-making abilities reach their apex. You can create a single keg of beer that has the following effects:

  • Any creature that drinks the beer gains temporary hit points equal to their maximum hit points.
  • Any creature that drinks the beer gains immunity to poison and advantage on all ability checks for the next 24 hours.
  • Any creature that drinks the beer gains a +4 bonus to attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws for the next hour.

After creating the perfect brew, you must complete a long rest before using this ability again.


Peko, is currently observing the world in the 1450s, his wise eyes scanning the horizon for any signs of trouble. As a deity who is deeply connected to the land and its people, Peko is acutely aware of the many challenges that farmers and other rural folk are facing during this time of great upheaval and change.

Despite the chaos that is swirling around him, Peko remains calm and focused, his mind constantly working to find ways to help his followers weather the storms that are brewing. Whether it’s a particularly harsh winter that threatens to decimate the crops or a band of marauders who are pillaging the countryside, Peko is always on the lookout for ways to intervene and ensure the safety and prosperity of his people.

As he watches the world from his perch atop a high mountain, Peko feels a sense of sadness and concern for the many farmers and laborers who are struggling to eke out a living in these difficult times. He knows that his divine powers can only do so much to alleviate their suffering, but he is determined to do everything in his power to help them find the strength and resilience they need to persevere.

With this goal in mind, Peko sets to work, using his considerable influence and power to connect with other gods and deities who share his passion for the land and its people. Together, they formulate a plan to provide aid and support to the struggling farmers and laborers, offering everything from food and shelter to protection and guidance.

Although the road ahead is long and fraught with danger, Peko is confident that with hard work and perseverance, he can help his followers overcome the many obstacles they face. And as he continues to watch over the world with his piercing eyes and wise, compassionate heart, he knows that he will always be there to lend a hand to those in need.

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