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Eat meat, or eat not. Balance must you strive for between the meat side and vegan side of the force - wisely you must choose. The Druidic force be with you.

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Regular druids I would suspect are omnivorous or vegetarian. The fighting types seem to like hanging out as bears and making friends with wolves so those guys are probably not strictly veg.
I would imagine they are pretty heavy into locally sources or hunted foods though, no way they would be buying a tube of pink meat from Wal-Mart.

Shadow druids are another story entirely, given their bond to plant life I would expect them to be almost entirely carnivorous, and likely man-eaters,
(I was going to use the word cannibals there but is a wood elf that eats you in bear form being a cannibal?)

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one more tid bit...have you found any meat in the druids camp? ... besides the cattle that the tieflings manage and there possessions.

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Originally Posted by alice_ashpool
Originally Posted by Argyle

The way I look at things, you might ask yourself, what is it that makes mankind different from the rest of the animals on Earth? Is it love, self-sacrifice, empathy?

its video games



We basically weren't even sentient until Super Mario Bros came along.

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Doubt it, we're omnivores, hunting comes naturally to us, therefore eating meat is fine.

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Originally Posted by GloriousZote
Doubt it, we're omnivores, hunting comes naturally to us, therefore eating meat is fine.



Yes, there is little else which compares to the visceral thrill of clam hunting. It's in the blood. Furthermore, I suspect that Mind Flayers also love their fair share of clams and other bivalves, being that they have evolved with those octopus-like tentacles on their faces ... perfect adaptation for eating clams and mussels.

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Originally Posted by Argyle
Yes, there is little else which compares to the visceral thrill of clam hunting.


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i dont think thats true at all.
veganism is pretty opposed to a lot of the natural world.
Not even most herbivores are vegan.

maybe my FR lore isnt great right now, but IIRC theres nothing saying that druids cannot eat meat.

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There is a middle ground between carnivore and vegan. Just not eating meat doesn't make you a vegan. Makes you a vegetarian.
I could see some druids being vegetarian, probably not the ones who are spend all day in bear form or have pet snakes, but like people, they aren't all the same.

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idk, i associate druids with celtic tradition aswell as with the old "Bound to nature" trope. Vegetarianism just doesnt fit into that.

vegetarianism isnt something for a man of the wilds.

one who emulates nature, sureley would not from upon predation

More likeley, i can see a druid frown on farming. On baked goods. I can see a Druid be flabbergasted at the thought of drinking milk

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Considering they wear clothing made from hide and leather they are evidently not adverse to using parts of animals for personal benefits.
A big part of the wild life in nature involves competing for food and natural resources, even if it entails killing other animals.

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Druids are not vegetarian nor Vegan. In Forgotten realms there are different order of Druidic Circles there are also very violent ones devoted to Malar that are less for balance and more an embodiment of the most feral and violent aspect of nature.

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Yes, there is much violence in nature which must be balanced with wishful thinking, and that is why my Beach Druid follows the path of the Lorax, who speaks for the Truffula trees, and who, on occasion, enjoys a good plate of clams casino.

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Not even most herbivores are vegan.

Heck, most herbivores aren't even strictly herbivores, go on youtube and watch horses chow down on a wild bird or a newborn chicken - I think people very much underestimate how many animals are obligate herbivores or carnivores...

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Gygax was enamored of social darwinism so I think "red in tooth and claw" was always part of the original druid concept.

The Romans described the druid's religion as "bloody" -- one that involved lots of blood rites. Think of the wicker man or midsommer. And while the Romans accounts were propaganda there is some evidence that the allegations of cannibalism might have been true.

Given where this circle is? I'm guessing lots of fish and the occasional harpy egg.

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My question is why the obsession with their eating habits.
The real question is what their love life looks like?
Is this a sword in the stone scenario where they are falling in love with beautiful lady squirrels?
Are druids the ultimate furry swingers?

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to answer your question: Read Slaine

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