|Title(s)|| The Joker |
The Priceless Gem
The Sparkling Wit
The Watchful Protector
|Power level||Greater deity|
|Favored weapon||Arumdina (Battleaxe)|
|Portfolio|| Humor |
|Domains|| Creation, Trickery |
Formerly: Craft, Gnome, Good, Law, Protection
|Worshipers||Adventurers, Bards, Defending soldiers, Gemcutters, Gnomes, Illusionists, Jewelers, Miners, Rogues, Smiths|
|Worshiper alignment(s)|| |
|Channel divinity prayer||Glittergold's gambit|
Garl Glittergold, also known as The Watchful Protector, is a Lawful good Greater deity. He is said to have discovered the first gnomes while exploring a cavern before telling them a joke and leading them into the world. Garl leads the Gnomish pantheon as the deity of luck, protection and trickery.
Garl is the most popular of the gnomish deities, and honored, in one way or another, by nearly all gnomes. His clerics, known as Glitterbrights, wear war helms and gold belts. On the 13th day of each month, the Forgotten Folk hold the Communion of Laughter in his honour. It consists of joke telling contests, communal meals, dancing, prayers, and storytelling, and donations of Gold, which Garl's Church uses to the benefit of the entire community.
Garl's tendency to jest with the various deities worshipped by the creatures and monsters of the Underdark have has resulted in him garnering many enemies, but chief among them is the kobold god, Kurtulmak.
According to legend, Garl collapsed the cave-system hall of Kurtulmak, while the kobold was hosting Asmodeus. The circumstances of this are debated, but most gnomish legends say that Kurtulmak had ambushed and bound Garl, while Garl only pretended to be bound securely in order to play his prank. Nevertheless, after the collapse of the mines, Kurtulmak asended to godhood with his hate for all gnomes still intact.
|“||While life may sometimes be hard, it is important to keep a sense of humor and always welcome opportunities for laughter and delight. Communities are forged through the cooperation and communal spirit of a group of individuals who work and play together. The strength of a community is the cooperation that binds individuals into more than the sum of their contributions. A great prank can help to lighten hard times and make good ones shine. Those who are in authority should never take themselves too seriously, or they lose touch with those they direct and care for. Teach and preserve the tales and traditions of the Forgotten Folk, so that they are never forgotten among their own kind. Do not fear change or the unorthodox, for therein lies the future. Finally, in all things, do what works."||”|
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, p. 240. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- Skip Williams, Rich Redman, James Wyatt (April 2002). Deities and Demigods. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2654-6.
|Deities of the Era of Upheaval|
|Ao the Overgod|
|Greater Deities of Faerûn|
|Angharradh | Bane | Chauntea | Corellon Larethian | Cyric | Garl Glittergold | Gruumsh | Horus-Re | Kelemvor | Lathander | Moradin | Mystra | Oghma | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talos | Tempus | Tyr | Yondalla|
|Intermediate Deities of Faerûn|
|Abbathor | Arvoreen | Baervan Wildwanderer | Berronar Truesilver | Beshaba | Callarduran Smoothhands | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Cyrrollalee | Deep Duerra | Deep Sashelas | Dumathoin | Erevan Ilesere | Flandal Steelskin | Gond | Hanali Celanil | Helm | Ilmater | Isis | Labelas Enoreth | Laduguer | Lolth | Mask | Mielikki | Nephthys | Osiris | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Segojan Earthcaller | Selûne | Set | Sharindlar | Sheela Peryroyl | Solonor Thelandira | Thoth | |Tymora | Umberlee | Urdlen | Vergadain|
|Deities of the Age of Humanity|
|Ao the Overgod|
|Major Deities of Faerûn|
|Angharradh | Bane | Bhaal | Chauntea | Corellon Larethian | Garl Glittergold | Gruumsh | Horus-Re | Lathander | Moradin | Myrkul | Mystra | Oghma | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talos | Tempus | Tyr | Yondalla|
|Other Deities of Faerûn|
|Abbathor | Arvoreen | Auril | Baervan Wildwanderer | Berronar Truesilver | Beshaba | Callarduran Smoothhands | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Cyrrollalee | Deep Duerra | Deep Sashelas | Dumathoin | Erevan Ilesere | Flandal Steelskin | Gond | Hanali Celanil | Helm | Ilmater | Isis | Labelas Enoreth | Laduguer | Lolth | Mask | Mielikki | Nephthys | Osiris | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Segojan Earthcaller | Selûne | Set | Sharindlar | Sheela Peryroyl | Solonor Thelandira | Thoth | Tymora | Umberlee | Urdlen | Vergadain|