Ruins of Adventure
Name: Beorl the Hivemaster
Symbol: Stylised bee in a hexagon
Beorl the Hivemaster is the petty god of honey and mead and the patron of beekeepers. His name is occasionally invoked around the hearths and campfires of men when horns are hoisted and mead is quaffed. “Beorl’s sting” or “Beorl’s strike” are sometimes used as euphemisms for hangovers. Most commonly encountered in pastoral countryside or pleasant forest glades, the deity is depicted as a stocky, almost portly man with a fuzzy beard and close-cropped, golden-brown hair. He wears clothing of the same colour. He often hums tunelessly to himself. Beorl has had numerous colourful adventures, acquiring in the process a reputation for wit and guile. He may use honeyed and flattery to “sweet talk” his way around entities more powerful than himself.
|Roll = Score||Creates food and mead (as create food and water cast at 14th level). The food thus created will be honey-based—honeyroasted meat and vegetables, sweet pastries, honey cakes, and the like—and the “water” will in fact be mead.|
|Roll < Score||A swarm of bees (as per the summon swarm spell) appears and serves the petitioner for 1 hour (either attacking his enemies, pollinating a field, or any other appropriate tasks).|
|Roll > Score||The offending supplicant is afflicted with “mead-drunkenness” for 1 hours. This acts as a Confusion spell, except that “babbling incoherently” may involve singing, shouting, boasting, falling down, or vomiting.|
|Natural 20||The supplicant has enraged the god. 2d4 Giant Bees appear and attack the supplicant for 1 turn. If unable to reach the supplicant, they will attack the nearest creature.|