Flandal Steelskin

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Greyhawk Deity
Flandal Steelskin
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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
Power Level Intermediate
Gender Male
Class(es)
Alignment Neutral good
Portfolio Mining, smithing, fitness
Domains Creation, Earth, Fire, Good, Oracle, Strength
Alias(es)
Superior Garl Glittergold

Flandal Steelskin is the gnome deity of mining, smithing, and fitness. His symbol is a flaming hammer.

Description

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.

Relationships

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.

Realm

Flandal lives in the Mithral Forge in the gnomish realm of the Golden Hills on the plane of Bytopia.

Worshipers

Flandal Steelskin is worshipped by those gnomes concerned with mining, smithing, and fitness.

Clergy

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.

Temples

Flandal is worshipped in underground forges.

Rituals

Forged weapons are sacrificed to Flandal Steelskin annually, on the Summer Solstice.

Holy days

Flandal's holy day is the Summer Solstice.

Bibliography

  • Gygax, Gary. Unearthed Arcana. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1985.