Follow-up question: do typical deities stick with humanoids of the Material Plane exclusively for their Clerics, or have they sometimes picked any “outsiders”? I’m assuming besides Aberration creatures and their gods, cuz that’s a huge can of worms to open, I’m sure. Deities sometimes select outsiders as clerics, but in the main, clerics seem to work best (in the divine view) when they're of the same species as the worshippers they're representing the deity to. If the observed behaviour of the last few centuries in the Realms can be trusted.
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) April 22, 2019