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The Hospitable

Source Galactic Magic pg. 121
NG deity of food, hospitality, spycraft
Centers of Worship Absalom Station, Castrovel, Idari, Orry, Verces
Symbol A steaming pot

Rising dough, bacon sizzling on a griddle, a family recipe cherished through generations, a secret overheard at dinner—all of these things are sacred to Cavrabon. The deity has as many forms as there are recipes; they could be encountered as a wizened kasatha grandmother kneading dough as readily as a brenneri waiter serving food. Their followers aren’t interested in creation myths or explanations of divine origin, as a core tenet of Cavrabon’s faith is presence in the moment. Many faithful teach their children invocations to Cavrabon through family recipes and stories shared over a hearty meal.
Chefs of all kinds—culinary alchemists in corporate test kitchens, maestros presiding over cutthroat dining establishments, and eager amateurs alike—seek Cavrabon’s blessing. Many professionals in the hospitality industry murmur a prayer to Cavrabon before their shifts, and kitchen altars adorn even the tiniest residential spaces. Solitary observance is common, as are covens of kitchen witches or culinary exchange clubs who worship in small collectives. Consequently, Cavrabon maintains billions of holy places with no central site. The Hospitable’s followers don’t seem to mind the lack of centralized worship. Instead, devotees plan pilgrimages to new and unique places of gastronomic inspiration, including fusion eateries, cultural markets, and culinary universities.
Activities around food are just as revered—in particular, the conversation and connection over a shared dish. Negotiators commonly venerate Cavrabon’s expression through state dinners and business lunches. The faith appeals to principled spies who can overhear secrets while posing as waitstaff or breaking bread with enemies. This appeal to spycraft has evolved into dozens of secret codes for recording and smuggling information, from ciphers encoded in braided bread to subtle warnings conveyed through a fruit basket’s precise arrangement. However, the faith doesn’t condone actions that threaten sacred culinary communion, especially poisoning food or launching surprise attacks during meals.
With no organized religious hierarchy, Cavrabon’s followers rely on networks of relatives, found families, colleagues, cooking broadcasts, and infosphere streams to share knowledge and resources. Enclaves of amateur cooks participate in recipe exchanges and competitions that bridge both individuals and their cultures, ensuring the spread of deific wisdom along with practical culinary expertise. Worshippers commonly share ingredients, form garden cooperatives within their communities, share millennia-old yeast cultures with friends, or prepare meals for the hungry.