Dwarven Demigods

Although Torag is the primary deity of the dwarven pantheon, dwarven worshipers sometimes offer prayers and sacrifices to other gods, asking their support (or at least a blind eye) in ventures that do not, strictly speaking, fall under Torag’s purview. The other deities of the dwarven pantheon are Angradd the Forge-Fire, Torag’s younger brother and the god of aggressive warfare; Bolka, the Golden Gift the goddess of married love and daughter of Torag and Folgrit; Dranngvit, the Debt Minder, Torag’s half-sister, a goddess of misery and bitterness who the dwarves propitiate for forgiveness of their wrongs to one another; Droskar, the Dark Smith, the primary god of the duergar, whose teachings are a mockery of Torag’s exhortations; Folgrit, the Faithful Watcher, Torag’s wife and the goddess of motherhood and family; Grundinaar the Peacemaker, god of diplomacy and friendship; Kols the Oathkeeper, who enforces oaths and obligations; Magrim the Taskmaster, overseer of the dwarven aftrlife and Torag’s older brother, the god who taught the dwarves how to commune with the gods; and fially Trudd the Mighty, youngest son of Torag and the strongest of all, who stands watch over his father’s hall.

If you follow one of these dwarven gods, you are almost defiitely a dwarf yourself. These gods offer no solace or powers to non-dwarves, for their attention is devoted solely to dwarvenkind. Dwarves of any class or alignment may make offrings to these gods—indeed, anyone can send prayers to Dranngvit with no fear of suffring any ill effcts, for propitiating her is an important and accepted part of dwarven culture. However, you never follow any of these lesser gods to the exclusion of the others, and worshipers who direct even the bulk of their attention to a single minor member of the pantheon are rare.

If you follow the pantheon (other than Droskar), your goals are the same as if you follow Torag, its leader: the protection of the dwarven community. Your church is the same as well, and while you might see wings and rooms devoted to the other members of the pantheon attached to a greater temple to Torag, a temple and clergy devoted to a single dwarven god other than Torag himself strikes all right thinking dwarves as a slap in the face of the true faith.

Dwarven Demigods

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