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Greyhawk Deity
Daern at the battlements, as depicted in Living Greyhawk Journal #3 (2001). Art by Michael Dubisch.
Title(s) The Unshakable
Home Plane Unknown
Power Level Hero-deity
Gender Female
Alignment Lawful Neutral
Portfolio Defenses, Fortifications
Domains Earth, Law, Protection
Alias(es) none
Superior Possibly Delleb

Daern is the Oeridian hero-deity of defenses and fortifications. Daern's holy symbol is a shield hanging from a parapet. She is often associated with griffins.


Daern is depicted as a black-haired Oeridian woman with a plain face and strong blue eyes.


Daern's apotheosis was sponsored by Delleb. She is allied with Heironeous.



Daern's priests often advise military leaders on proper placement and construction of fortifications, castles, and keeps. Her priests are valued among rulers who wish to establish stronger borders. The priesthood favors the shortspear.


In her mortal life, Daern was responsible for the construction of a number of famous fortifications, including Castle Blazebane in Almor and Tarthax (currently known as Goldbolt) near Rel Deven. Some sources in the Great Kingdom imply that she was involved in the construction of the Imperial Palace at Rauxes, though this event occurred some time after her supposed death (some time after the Battle of a Fortnight's Length in -110 CY). The Tower of Daern in Irongate was based on her plans.

Associated magic items

Daern's Instant Fortress is a magic item that appears as a small metal cube. When its command word is spoken, the cube grows into a 30-foot tall tower instantly.


Daern is known to have authored the following works:

  • Components and Reactions of Phosphorus (DR#82.58)


  • Conforti, Steven, ed. Living Greyhawk Official Listing of Deities for Use in the Campaign, version 2.0. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2005. Available online:[1]
  • Heard, Bruce. "Spells Between the Covers." Dragon #82. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1984.