The longest winter
There are 3 gods that are worshipped primarily by human druids (other races may worship them, or have their own gods as they wish). Each has a unique view of how nature should be . They are given here along with their true names to avoid muddling them up . Please note that although their true names are given here , characters should not be aware of the true name of the god they serve , and a God’s true name is never used unless you would wish to bring their ire down upon you ! A follower of these gods know them by the name of their ‘aspect’ . As each one has more than one aspect , there may be rivalries between differing worshippers of the same god , without them ever realising .
Acnawl Acnawl is the main god of nature . He is neutral . He is Known as ‘Lord of nature’ , and Restorer of life’ by his followers . Acnawl’s Domains are Air , Animal , Earth , Fire , Plant and water . His favoured weapon is the quarterstaff .
Under his aspect as Lord of nature , he is guardian of the natural world , and is a friend to all who live in harmony with nature . Barbarians , Rangers and unaligned druids worship this aspect of the god . Druids of the Lord of nature mainly wear robes of deep green . They are enemies of the ‘Arctic Druids’ , who wish to see the world cloaked in winter .
Under his aspect as Restorer of life , he is in charge of rebirth and spring . This is particularly difficult to achieve in the lands under the curse of the Great Winter , and his strength is weak here . Druids who follow this aspect are called ‘Restorer Druids’ . They are also enemies of the ‘Arctic Druids’ . Their robes are light green .
There are other aspects of Acnawl , but they are not prevalent in Qulom , and so are not listed here .
Brill is the god of wild places . He is chaotic neutral . He is known as ‘The Huntsman’s Talisman’ and ‘Lord of the Wild’ . Brill’s Domains are Animal , Chaos , Planning and plant . His favoured weapon is the short spear .
Under his aspect as the Hunter’s Talisman , he is sovereign over hunting and trapping . Barbarians and Rangers sometimes worship this aspect of the god . Druids rarely follow this aspect , but those who do are there to maintain the stocks of hunted animals , and will protect any that are over hunted . Their robes are usually earth coloured .
Under his aspect of Lord of the Wild , he is responsible for all those places that are overgrown and unused . He takes particular delight in reclaiming abandoned towns and farmland . Even those places twisted beyond belief by magical spells are loved by him , and new , twisted creatures are welcomed . Druids of this aspect wear reddish-brown robes .
Metricade is the god of Arctic nature . He is Neutral Evil . He is known as ‘Winter’s friend’ and ‘White Nurturer’ . Metricade’s domains are Animal , Cold , Earth , Evil, Nature and Plant . His favoured weapon is a sickle .
His aspect of ‘Winter’s Friend’ is not so much worshipped , as cursed by all those who suffer under the Ice . Any misfortune that befalls them in the arctic landscape is laid at his feet . It is said that the queen of the Ice is not happy at this , seeing it as an affront to her power (which is probably why they all say it) .
His main aspect is ‘White Nurturer’ . he loves the beauty of the arctic landscape , and strives to keep the lands under his dominion under the spell of ice , to preserve the arctic flora and fauna . His Druids are called Arctic Druids , and wear robes of white .
There are, however, Druids who choose not to worship nature gods, but rather nature itself, from the glorious sight of a new bud forcing it’s way through the icy soil, through to the majesty of mountains.There may also be Druids who worship nature spirits. Such is the limitless bounds of nature.