Torag

"Aim high. Plan Well. And strike while the iron is hot, for unprepared metal shatters from a hammer's blow."

Torag is an ancient god, and his dwarven followers credit him with the creation of the world at his great forge, striking his new work again and again with his hammer to get the shape he desired. Torag is a hard and proud patriarch, a distant but loving father. Though every dwarf who falls in battle pains his heart, he keeps his eye on the future and the countless dwarven lives extending forward into eternity, like golden links in a mighty coat of mail. He is often thought of as a purely dwarven god, yet continues to gain traction among humans. He loves the dwarven race , and has come to love his non-dwarven worshipers, but withholds most direct aid and affection from both, for he sees life as a hard journey and if he sheltered his children from all hardship, they would not know the value of their own hard work or the satisfaction of their achievements. As god of the forge, Torag concerns himself with the art of creating and shaping metal. He believes that shoddy workmanship insults not only the crafter and the wielder of a tool or weapon, but the item itself, and pushes his followers to continually refine and improve their craft. He opposes the destruction of well-crafted things, and frowns on burying armor/weapons with the dead, as these items can protect a vulnerable community or bring coin to a impoverished one. Torag is a shrewd planner, a great advocate of contingencies and he holds forethought as one of the principal gifts of living well. He believes in organized defenses to tactical assaults, and tactical assaults over reckless charges. He does not believe there is glory in martyrdom, but honors those who sacrifice their own lives to save others. He is a stout fighter, rarely given to rage, but when his anger awakens, the earth shakes and cities fall.

Torag manifests as a older but hearty dwarf clad in heavy plate armor, with eyes glowing like molten gold. His hair and beard may be any common dwarven hair color, often with streaks of gray and his hands are worn and scarred from centuries of work. His warhammer, "Kaglemros" is always seen by his side.

Titles Father of Creation; Father of Dwarvenkind
Adjective Toragdan
Home Heaven: Torag's Domain
Alignment Lawful good
Portfolio Forge, protection, strategy, war
Worshipers Dwarves, Humans
Cleric Alignments
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domains Artifice, Earth, Good, Law, Protection
Subdomains Archon, Caves, Construct, Defense, (Judgment), Metal, Toil, Tactics
Favored Weapon Warhammer
Symbol Iron hammer
Sacred Animal Badger
Sacred Colors Gold, gray

Torag

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