Moradin

Gender: Male
Rank: Greater Deity
Areas of Concern/Portfolio: Dwarves, Smithing, Engineering, Creation, War
Titles: The Soul Forger, Dwarffather, The All-Father, The Creator
Holy Symbol: Hammer and anvil
Alignment: LG
Origin of Worship: Dwarves
Favored Weapons: Warhammer, Dwarven Waraxe
Weapon of the Deity Spell: +1 throwing warhammer
Domains: Creation (SC), Earth, Fire, Good, Law, Protection, Strength, War.

Moradin (moar-uh-din) usually appears as a stern-faced male dwarf with a powerful build. His upper body is particulary robust, with a barrel chest, wide shoulders, and arms corded with big muscles. He has flowing black hair and a beard to match, and he always wears full plate armor. He carries a shield and a warhammer. Moradin forged the first dwarves out of metal and gems and breathed life into them. Many of Moradin’s clerics have parents and grandparents who were also clerics of the Soul-Forger, so many clerics train for their calling from childhood with a father or mother as teacher. Defense of dwarven civilization – and the traditions that make it strong – is paramount to followers of Moradin. They protect new mines from goblinoid invaders, track down a lost line of dwarven warrior-kings, and journey to the Elemental Plane of Fire to light a forge that tempers a new artifact. Moradin’s prayers are replete with references to metals and smithing. One of the most common prayers for intercession begins, “You burn the dross from me, but the iron remains.” At the center of every temple to Moradin is an anvil and a massive forge, where the weapons and armor that defend the dwarven people are made. The anvil is also frequently used as the altar. The best weaponsmiths in the world probably work in Moradin’s temples. Genealogy and heritage are important aspects of Moradins rites. A funeral for a Moradin worshiper is a grand, solemn spectacle, with chants that describe the lineage of the deceased stretching back thousands of years.

The Khund revere Moradin as their one and only God, who taught them how to smelt Adamantine in Moradin’s Furnace.

Moradin

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