Herne The Huntmaster (also known as Herne the Wild Hunter) was a hunter power worshiped by the orcs of the High Forest instead of the Orc pantheon.[2][3]

Herne was a corrupted version of the Master of the Hunt, one of the avatars of Malar, who came to Faerûn with a wave of other interloper deities, one of whom was Oghma.[2]

It was Malar fighting and defeating Herne on Faerûn that convinced Lolth to recruit the Beastlord to join her anti-Seldarine.[4]

During the Time of Troubles, Malar killed Herne and took his portfolio. He also began posing as him, granting spells to Herne's worshipers.[2]

During the Grey Migrations of 1372 DR, the orc's faith remained strong and they took it with them to the Delimbiyr Vale and Graypeak Mountains.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Template:Cite book/Gray Hunt
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 105. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  3. slade, Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
  4. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 28. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.