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Gaerdal Ironhand
Basic Information
Title(s) The Stern
Shield of the Golden Hills
Power level Lesser deity
Influence
Portfolio Vigilance
Combat
Martial Defence
Domains Gnome, Good, Law, Protection, War
Worshipers
Worshipers Administrators, Fighters, Judges, Monks, Paladins, Soldiers, Warriors
Worshiper alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Favored weapon Hammersong (Warhammer)[1]
Rules Information
Alignment Lawful Good

Gaerdal Ironhand (GAIR-dul EYE-urn-hand), was a lawful good deity of the gnome pantheon, led by the Greater deity Garl Glittergold. The sternest and most serious of gnome deities, Gaerdal was the patron of warriors and protectors of gnomish communities. As such, he was honored in some manner by nearly all good-aligned gnomes, and one or two crusaders would be found in most sizable settlements. His symbol was an iron band, usually worn on the upper left arm, and his preferred weapon was the warhammer Hammersong. He resided in The Golden Hills, inside Dothion, which was found in Bytopia (also known as the Twin Paradises).

WorshipersEdit

Gaerdal's church was organized as a strict military hierarchy. Although temples of Gaerdal Ironhand were rare clerics built statues of Gaerdal at the entrance of gnomish settlements. Priests of Gaerdal prayed at dawn. Every tenth day was considered a holy day known as a Great Clang and believers would assemble to sing hymns and chants.[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Gaerdal Ironhand had good relations with most of the other gnomish gods with the exception of Urdlen. He disliked Baervan Wildwanderer because of his tendency to pull pranks. He was hostile toward the kobold and goblin pantheons.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 240. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons, p. 135. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
The Lords of the Golden Hills
The gnome pantheon
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