List of god mantras

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Post Thursday, 11th January 2018, 00:29

List of god mantras

Inspired by duvessa's spell list thread.

Am I the only one that's bothered by some of the inconsistent fluff writing in Crawl? Here's a list I made ranking the different mantras of the gods with some suggestions.


Cheibriados wrote:Take it easy.
Just no. The title of an Eagles song simply isn't appropriate for a deity's divine mantra. I get the feeling whoever wrote this didn't really try that hard to come up with something catchier...

For example, "Everything in due time."

Cheibriados Penance wrote:Don't be so hasty
Too lame. A cool line would be, "It is not yet your time."

Uskayaw wrote:Revel in the joy of movement!
Uska needs a fluff rehaul pretty badly. A god of dancing just sound half-baked when you think about it. If the dancing theme were tied to an even larger theme, like star travel, then it would be cool. Uskayaw the Starmaiden would be more interesting than Uskayaw the Reveler by a long shot, with the appropriate catchphrase:

"May ecstacy inspire the star within!"


Beogh wrote: Drown the unbelievers in a sea of blood!
Too wordy. "Conquer the unbelievers!" would suffice.

Dithmenos wrote:Spread the eternal night.
How about "Unveil the eternal night" instead? And how about not having Chei and Dith's names both ending in "-os", which is very annoying to see on the Ctrl+O screen.

Fedhas wrote:Spread life and death.
Again with "spread" being used as a catch-all verb. For Fedhas, a better line would be: "Nurture the world in both life and death."

Gozag wrote:Greed is good.
The word "good" isn't good enough here.
Either change it to "god" or change the whole line to something like "Greed begets greed."

Hepliaklqana wrote:Through your memory, the past survives and persists.
Too long. A more concise catchphrase would be, "Uphold the legacy!"

Kikubaaqudgha wrote:Spread unending torment and darkness!
"Usher forth unending darkness!"

Lugonu wrote:Spread carnage and corruption!
"Wreak carnage and corruption!"

Abyssal Knight welcome wrote:Depart the Abyss and spread corruption, my servant!
Rather, "Desecrate all of creation!"

Qazlal wrote:Let the forces of nature tear it all down!
"Unleash the forces of nature!"

Ru wrote:Sacrifice that you might gain great power!
Can we change Ru's name to Ro or Rho? Ru reminds me too much of Roodypoo. As for the line, it sound weird because of the wishy-washy "might" stuck in the middle.

"Great power comes from great sacrifice!" is better.

Zin wrote:Spread the light, my child.
That's the fiftieth time "spread" has been abused.

"Preach the message of light, my child."


Ashenzari wrote:Partake of my vision. Partake of my curse.
Good. Sets the tone for the god really well.

Elyvilon wrote:Go forth and aid the weak!
I like how commanding this one is.

Jiyva wrote:Slime for the Slime God!
Who could hate this one? It's damn catchy.

Makhleb wrote:Blood and souls for Makhleb!
Not too shabby.

Nemelex Xobeh wrote:It's all in the cards!
I can't complain about this one.

Okawaru wrote:Bring me glory in combat!
Another decent catchphrase.

Sif Muna wrote: I know many secrets...
One of the more memorable ones, bravo to whoever wrote it.

The Shining One wrote:Lead the forces of light to victory!
I like the gung-ho spirit that captures TSO perfectly. However, the penance message is slightly off:

The Shining One penance wrote:Being a martyr may wash away your sin!
"Only martyrdom may absolve your sin!" is better.

Trog wrote:Kill them all!
Short and sweet.

Vehumet wrote:Let it end in hellfire!
Very nice.

Wu Jian Council wrote: Follow the Path!

Yredelemnul wrote:Carry the black torch! Rouse the idle dead!

Xom wrote:A new plaything!
No way I could ever criticize Xom.

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Post Thursday, 11th January 2018, 08:42

Re: List of god mantras

Dingbat wrote:
Ru wrote:Sacrifice that you might gain great power!
Can we change Ru's name to Ro or Rho? Ru reminds me too much of Roodypoo. As for the line, it sound weird because of the wishy-washy "might" stuck in the middle.

Ru reminds me either (both Roo and Ru are written the same way in Russian language) or just internet domain Ru for Russia, quite funny god name in both cases :)

Edit. Maybe Ru was chosen due to Roo indeed, I am not sure. Roo jumps, Ru has jump ability (Power Leap).
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Post Thursday, 11th January 2018, 21:29

Re: List of god mantras

Dingbat wrote:CRAP

Cheibriados wrote:Take it easy.
Just no.

Hey man, take it easy.

Overall though, I agree "spread" is somewhat overused.

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Post Friday, 12th January 2018, 06:38

Re: List of god mantras

I think the AK welcome is a desperate attempt to get players to leave the Abyss instead of trying to scum it. It's not working very well though.

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