|Flandal Steelskin, as depicted in as depicted in Best of Dragon Vol. III.|
|Title(s)||Master of Metal, Lord of Smiths, the Armorer, the Weaponsmith. the Great Steelsmith, the Pyromancer|
|Home Plane||Twin Paradises of Bytopia|
|Portfolio||Mining, smithing, fitness|
|Domains||Creation, Earth, Fire, Good, Oracle, Strength|
Flandal Steelskin is the gnome deity of mining, smithing, and fitness. His symbol is a flaming hammer.
Flandal appears as a balding, aging gnome with skin the color of blue mithral steel, eyes like flaming coals, and hair of brilliant blue-silver. He wears a leather apron over the rest of his clothes, and carries Rhondang, an intelligent axe-backed hammer made of yellowish metal. He is the strongest of the gnomish pantheon and is able to sniff out veins of any ore with his prodigious nose. As such, he is the patron of gnomish warriors, miners and metalworkers.
The gnome pantheon of gods consists of the leader Garl Glittergold, as well as Baervan Wildwanderer, Baravar Cloakshadow, Flandal Steelskin, Gaerdal Ironhand, Nebelun, Segojan Earthcaller, and Urdlen. Flandal is friendly with all of the gnomish gods save Urdlen; he is also an ally of the dwarven god Moradin, who shares his interest in the working of metals. He has the ear of Garl, as he helped forge Garl's intelligent axe Arumdina.
Flandal lives in the Mithral Forge in the gnomish realm of the Golden Hills on the plane of Bytopia.
Flandal Steelskin is worshipped by those gnomes concerned with mining, smithing, and fitness.
Flandal's clerics wear red leather armor and steel helms. Their favored weapon is the warhammer. They are miners and smiths and they watch over the safety of gnomish miners. They often undergo rigorous strength training.
Flandal is worshipped in underground forges.
Forged weapons are sacrificed to Flandal Steelskin annually, on the Summer Solstice.
Flandal's holy day is the Summer Solstice.
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