Wrath of the Righteous
"The clash of sword on shield is my song. I am in your armor, your blade. Strike at your foes and I will guide your hand, For I thirst only for battle."
Said to have been born from the first battle between human and orcs. Gorum appears as a suit of plate armor occasionally with glowing eyes. Though claimed by various races as their own, Gorum cares nothing for the divisions except insofar as they relate to battle and strife. He believes in strength and power, the verdict of the sword, and the music of clashing iron. He does not favor good or evil, and the only right he confers upon mortals is the right to fight for their next breath. Gorum's entire focus is on battle and the crucible of struggle. He understands the need for archery, siege weapons, and stealth, but thing satisfies him more then face-to-face melee combat in which sweat, blood and fear fog the air. Gorum is the excitement, battle-lust and brutality of combat. He is indifferent to whether his followers are knights in plate mail, goblins wielding dogslicers or children armed with table knives— anyone willing to put up a fight, no matter how pathetic or pointless, is worth swinging at. He does no condone the wild slaughter of innocents and invalids, for such acts are the parlance of murderers and butchers, not of warriors. Likewise, he can be merciful, giving quarter to those who surrender, but he is quick to slay any who pretend to submit in hope of striking while the superior opponent is unaware and those who refuse to fight at all are barely worth a scornful beheading.
Gorum manifests differently for every follower he chooses to appear to. Regardless of the follower, he is always a a suit of armor with glowing eyes. Only the appearance of the armor is different for each follower. While he is generally manifests with a great sword, any weapon could potentially manifest at his will. When roused to rage or fervor, the glowing eyes become red.
|Titles||Our Lord in Iron|
|Worshipers||Soldiers, mercenaries, brigands, bloodthirsty savages; half-orcs, barbarians|
|Domains||Chaos, Destruction, Glory, Strength, War|
|Subdomains||Blood, Ferocity, Protean, Rage, Resolve, Tactics|
|Symbol||Sword in mountain|
|Sacred Colors||Gray, red|