God, Azeban, (Lord of Raccoons)
Azeban, the Abenaki trickster god, is a deity revered by those who appreciate wit and cunning, and those who enjoy a good joke or prank. The raccoon is often seen as a symbol of Azeban and his followers may keep raccoon fetishes or amulets. It is believed that pleasing him will bring good luck and unexpected blessings, but angering the trickster god can lead to misfortunes and setbacks.
- Pantheon: North American Pantheon
- Deity Title: Trickster God
- Deity Symbol: Raccoon
- Home Plane: Feywild, Beastlands
- Deity Level: Demigod
- Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
- Aliases: None specified
- Superior: None specified
- Traditional Allies: None specified
- Traditional Foes: None specified
- Divine Artifact: None specified
- Servants: None specified
- Servitor Creatures: Azeban, Raccoons, other trickster animals
- Sacred Animal: Raccoon
- Manifestations: Shape-shifting, illusions, slyness, cleverness
- Signs of Favor: Surprising good luck, practical jokes and pranks
- Worshipers: Tricksters, thieves, gamblers, adventurers, chaotic individuals
- Cleric Alignments : Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Good, Chaotic Evil
- Specialty Priests: Bards, Rogues, Illusionists
- Holy Days: None specified
- Portfolio: Trickery, deception, cleverness, cunning
- Domains: Chaos, Trickery, Luck, Illusion, Thievery
- Favored Weapon: Dart, short sword, shortbow
- Favored Class: Bard, Rogue, Illusionist
- Favored Race: Halfling, Gnome, Human
- Duties of the Priesthood: To spread mischievous tricks and pranks, to use their wit and cunning to help those in need
- Major Cult/Temple Sites: None specified Benefits: Increased cunning, luck, and ability to deceive others, protection from harm when acting in the name of trickery.
Priests of Azeban may act as mischievous merrymakers or use their wit and charm to aid their fellow worshipers in difficult situations. They often perform stunts and pranks to spread joy and merriment, but also use their skills of deception to protect the vulnerable and help those in need.
Azeban is depicted as a cunning and mischievous trickster god, often taking on the form of a raccoon. He is known for his cleverness and wit, able to deceive others to get what he wants. He is depicted with a raccoon’s mask, representing his cunning and mischievous nature, and is often portrayed carrying a bag filled with his tricks and stolen goods. Physically, Azeban is depicted as a small, agile creature with sharp claws and a bushy tail, befitting his raccoon form. Despite his cunning and mischievous ways, He is also seen as a protector of his people, and is revered by some for his quick thinking and ability to outwit his enemies.
The Divine Artifact of Azeban is the Mischievous Mask, a magical mask that has the power to transform the wearer into any form they desire, including animals, objects, or other people. It is said to have been created by Azeban himself, as a tool for his trickster ways. The mask is highly sought after by those who practice trickery, as it is believed to grant increased luck and the ability to deceive others. It is also rumored to offer protection from harm when acting in the name of trickery, making it a powerful tool for his followers and worshipers.
Worshipers of Azeban are often seen as unpredictable and chaotic, but they are also known for their cleverness and quick thinking. They may be bards, thieves, gamblers, or adventurers, seeking to use their wit and cunning to achieve their goals. Regardless of their background, followers of Azeban are always ready for a good joke or a clever scheme.