Grankhul the Hunter

June 24, 2012

This time let’s delve into the Bugbear pantheon with the most prominent member outside of Hruggek himself: Grankhul the Hunter. He embodies the goblinoid ideals of the huntsman, taking great pride in stalking and tracking foes, and immense pleasure in making a kill. To a degree, his priests function as anti-rangers, with a focus on hunting and stealth. As always, comments are welcome!

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Luthic the Cave Mother

June 11, 2012

Luthic is the only major female deity amongst the goblinoid pantheons. She is wife to Gruumsh and mother of Bahgtru, and is the patron of female orcs, as well as those warriors who defend orcish settlements. She was a very interesting deity to work on, actually. I tried to twist the usually good aspects of healing, nurturing, and protection to have an orcish, lawful evil twist; for example, she teaches that only strong, worthy orc warriors deserve healing, while cowards do not. And, as with the other goblinoid deities, I’ve tried to inject some culture into the lives of orcs, so they’re more than just one-dimensional brutes who think of nothing but killing (or the overdone “noble savage” that seems to pop up in some settings). As always, comments are welcome!

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