The Venosian Wine Festival traditionally starts when the wine harvest is in, Worshippers cast aside all civilized restraints and take wine (and alcohol) into the countryside. In the wilderness, especially on the sides of hills (if terrain allows) they drink heavily, dance wildly, run and tear their clothes, make music with their voices or flutes, often they make love (or attempt to woe the object of their affections), and generally act as wildly as they please until the alcohol overcomes them. Sleeping heavily, they wake the next morning and return to their everyday lives.
Cost to be a Cleric of Venos is Clerical Investment (15 points), they favor Mind control spells, especially those with negative effects which are the province of this god as well as any spell relating to weather or shapeshifting. Additionally typical cleric spells, including (Recover Strength, Bless, Curse and Healing spells) and any other spell dealing with Venos sphere of influence is possible (such as some Food or Plane Growth spells).
Maximum number of spells is 40 total.
Clerics of Venos are not very well respected generally. Reputation (-2: For brawling, lechery and drunkenness, -10 points). Additionally, Compulsive Carousing (-5 points) is required.
Common, but not required disadvantages include
Alcoholism, any Alcohol-Related, Bad Temper, Compulsive Carousing (at the -10 point level), Compulsive Generosity, Extravagance, Gluttony, Impulsiveness, Lecherousness, Lunacy, Obnoxious Drunk
Required skills: Clerics of Venos must spend at least 5 character points in the following skills: dance, flute, singing, and winemaking....
Depicted as a curly haired, mature, and slightly portly man wearing flowing robes and a crown of grapevines with bunches of grapes and grape leaves. He always carries a large golden wine cup always full. His favored weapon is the staff.
Some of his several "Holy Orders" include:
Knights of the Grape
The Heroes of Ale