Living Greyhawk Redux
Rank: Lesser Deity
Areas of Concern/Portfolio: Winter, Cold, North Wind
Holy Symbol: A leafless tree in a field of snow
Origin of Worship: Oeridian
Favored Weapon: Spear
Other Preferred Weapons: shortbow
Weapon of the Deity Spell: +1 frost spear
Domains: Air, Chaos, Cold, Strength, Winter.
Telchur (TEL-chur) is the bitterest of Procan’s children. Resenting being assigned the coldest and bleakest months of the year, he shuns his family to associate with strange beings (including noble slaadi, the Wolf Lord, and the arch-devil Belial). Shown as a gaunt man with dark eyes and an icicle beard, he wields an icy shortspear and is accompanied by a winged, albino bull. He is extremely good at his work; because he wishes no rivals to blight his reputation, he urged his greatest clerics trap his rival Vatun in a magical prison seven hundred years ago. He prefers the tranquillity of a frozen forest to the screams of an icy wind through a mountain pass; his symbol is a leafless tree in a field of snow. “While life blossoms in the spring and flourishes in the summer, winter always comes and causes it to die, freezing the ground so that even the strongest shoot cannot break free. The cold wind covers all like a shroud, sucking the life from man and beast, blowing out the fires of his hope, and leaving nothing but endless white silence.” Telchur’s clerics are brooding and withdrawn. They dislike noise and pleasantries, preferring to focus on the grim necessities of survival, even in times of prosperity. They pray just after dark. They preside over winter funerals, help the fit survive the coldest parts of winter, and adventure to spread the gloom of the Icebrother to distant people.