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Uthgar
Basic Information
Title(s) Battle Father
Father of the Uthgardt
Symbol That of the individual beast totem spirit[1]
Power level Exarch of Tempus[2]
Influence
Dominion Warrior's Rest
Area(s) of Interest Wildlands[2]
Portfolio Physical strength
Uthgardt Barbarian Tribes
Domains Animal, Chaos, Retribution, Strength, War
Worshipers
Worshipers Barbarians, Uthgardt tribes
Worshiper alignments Varies with beast totem
Favored weapon Appropriate Beast Totem Spirit (battleaxe)
Rules Information
Alignment Chaotic Neutral

Uthgar (pronounced UHTH-gar [3]), the Battle Father, is the god of the Uthgardt[3] and physical strength[3] as well as, by 1479 DR, an exarch of Tempus.[2]

Worshipers Edit

Uthgar's followers consist of many human tribes collectively termed as the Uthgardt barbarians. His clerics often multi-class as barbarians, druids or rangers.

Tribes and alignments Edit

The dogma of the Uthgardt religion varies slightly from tribe to tribe as each beast cult emphasizes different barbaric virtues. The clerics of these tribes, along with those who take Uthgar as a patron deity, must abide by the somewhat broader alignment guidelines of the beast totems who mediate between Uthgar and his people. Any alignment that fits the guideline for a beast totem is suitable for a cleric of Uthgar of that totem. The names of these tribes, along with their corresponding totems and alignments, are as follows:

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Battle Father

Relationships Edit

Uthgar's superior is the Lord of Battles, Tempus.

History Edit

Born Uthgar Gardolfsson, the son of Gardolf Beorunna, Thane of Ruathym. Uthgar grew up to become a fierce warrior and great tactician like his father, though had less moral compunctions than him when it came to personal combat.

He yearned for true battle rather than just sparring and as soon as he came of age, Uthgar rallied enough followers to fill a fleet of ships, becoming a Thane like his father. He set sail as soon as possible and sacked Bjorn's Hold, returning with furs and fish aplenty, but no treasure that his people could covet. Uthgar set off again with his fleet to the mainland (which the Ruathens at the time called the Great Island) and slaughtered the rulers of Illusk's magocratic government in 95 DR. Expecting to be lauded as a hero for destroying the heathen spellcasters, he was surprised when he was accused of being a barbarian and driven further inland by it's citizens who burned his ships. Uthgar and his followers survived the myriad dangers of the surrounding lands however and raided every town he encountered. Many of the survivors of these raids were impressed by Uthgar's martial and tactical prowess, joining his forces, sometimes entire villages swore fealty to him. However, Uthgar felt like it was his duty to protect the villages under his control and when an orc horde swept down from the Spine of the World, he and his followers faced it in battle.

Uthgar entered into combat with Gurt, Lord of the Pale Giants during the attack and sustained mortal wounds in an epic battle. When he succumbed to them on the site that would become Morgur's Mound, his followers declared themselves the Uthgardt in his honour, separating themselves into tribes named after spirits that he was said to have tamed. Tempus rewarded him by elevating him to demigodhood[4]. After the Spellplague, Uthgar became an exarch of Tempus.[2]

Publication historyEdit

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)Edit

Uthgar is first mentioned in the book The Savage Frontier (1988) by Paul Jaquays as the founder of the Uthgardt barbarian tribes. Also described in the book are the various beast totem cults worshipped by the Uthgardt.[5]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)Edit

Uthgar is further detailed in Powers & Pantheons (1997).[6]

Uthgar is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[7]

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition (2000-2007)Edit

Uthgar appears in 3rd edition in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting book (2001),[8] and was further described in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[9]

Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)Edit

Uthgar appears in 4th edition in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (2008).[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 235. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 254. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 255. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  6. Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. (TSR, Inc) ISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
  7. Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
  8. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  10. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast) ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.

Further readingEdit

3rd editionEdit

4th editionEdit


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