Living Greyhawk Redux
Rank: Lesser Deity
Areas of Concern/Portfolio: Sea Voyages, Ships, Sailors
Holy Symbol: A barracuda or a sperm whale
Origin of Worship: Suel
Favored Weapon: Trident
Weapon of the Deity Spell: trident of fish command
Domains: Law, Protection, Travel, Water, Weather.
Osprem (AH-sprem) is a generally benign goddess, revered by the Suel people as the protector of those who travel on the water. She is more compassionate than her occasional companion Xerbo, yet she is not averse to punishing those who offend her or disobey her laws. She is shown as a beautiful gowned woman, a dolphin, a barracuda, or a sperm whale; the latter two are interchangeably used as her holy symbol. She wears no armour but is protected by a ring carved from a whale’s tooth, given to her by the grandfather of all whales. “The seas provide a bounty of food and a means of travel; protect the sea as you would your own home, or face Osprem’s wrath. She protects those who sail and their vessels as long as they respect her and abide by her laws. She guides vessels through dangerous waters and is the patron goddess of naval explorers.” Those who defy her laws are punished by storms of ice, and it is said entire towns were wiped out because of serious transgressions against her. Her clerics are skilled navigators and often become the spiritual leaders of communities that rely on the sea for survival. Many gain political power for themselves based on the need for their abilities. Clerics not tied to one place might travel a great deal by ship; though they feel awkward away from the ocean, they are comfortable enough near lakes or rivers to venture inland. Ceremonial garb includes blue robes or brass armour decorated with symbols of ships, dolphins, barracuda, and whales.