Thamul
Thamul
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Diety
Titles: The Earth Shaper, The Maker
Home: ????
Alignment: True Neutral
Portfolio: Dwarves, Creation, Smithing, Engineering, Earth
Worshipers: Dwarves, Metalworkers, Explorers
Cleric Alignments: CN, LN, N, NE, NG
Domains: Caves, Earth, Metal, Protection, Travel
Blessings: Earth, Protection, Travel
Favored Weapon: Warhammer
Symbol: Anvil and Forge
Sacred Animal: Any work animal such as Mules or Work Horses
Sacred Colors: Brown or Green

Dogma

Thamul teaches that the earth and give and the earth can take, and he encourages his followers to tackle their problems with vigor and persistence, like smiths hammering bits of metal into more desirable shapes.

Thamul believes that from the earth you came and to the earth you shall find your final resting place. He loathes necromancers for disturbing burial sites for their selfish needs.

Originally a the dwarven god, his religion has spread among other races such as humans and Rai.

History

Thamul is the god of the earth, mountains and the forge. Dwarves believe that he created the earth and shaped the mountains, hills and valleys before the divine creators began their plans to shape the world. He is considered to be a very powerful ancient, as his domain has no boundary

Depictions

Thamul appears as a muscular human male with a dark beard and breastplate of shining silver. His visage is said to strike terror into the hearts of goblins and orcs. He wields a great warhammer, which is the bane of all undead.

Divine Intervention

Divine Servants

Has not known servants.

Church of Thamul

The ancient church of Thamul can be found in all Dwarven lands, and in many human ones.

Worshipers and Clergy

Clerics of Thamul perform a wide range of public ceremonies (marriages, blessing new ventures, crowning monarchs, and the like). They also educate the young, arrange communal defenses, and sponsor expeditions to settle new lands. They also keep detailed genealogies and historical archives.

Temples and Shrines

Every temple or shrine of Thamul includes an anvil and a forge that the clerics keep perpetually burning. The anvil can be a simple decoration or part of a working smithy, but it often serves as the temple altar. Temples tend to be circular, built around a large central and fully-functional forge and satellite anvils used for even mundane tasks, for every act of smelting and smithing is considered a prayer to Thamul. In outdoor settlements the temple is usually built into the defensive wall, as this keeps the noise away from the other residences and makes it easier for the priests to monitor the defenses.

Holy Texts

Hammer and Tongs: The Forging of Metal and Other Good Works
This tome is usually bound in metal with lacquered leather interior pages.

Holidays

Prayers are often made to Thamul to ensure timely harvests and bountiful crops, at the time of the great sowing.

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