|The symbol of Gaerdal Ironhand.|
|Title(s)||The Stern, Shield of the Golden Hills|
|Home Plane||Twin Paradises of Bytopia|
|Alignment||Lawful good (LN tendencies)|
|Portfolio||Protection, vigilance, combat|
|Domains||Courage, Good, Law, Nobility, Protection, War|
Gaerdal Ironhand is the gnome deity of protection, vigilance, and combat.
Gaerdal's legendary sternness is a bit of a joke among the pranksters of his pantheon, but it's said that their japes make him chuckle to himself in private.
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.
Gaerdal is distrustful of both Baervan Wildwanderer and Baravar Cloakshadow, whom he feels are deceitful and somewhat dishonorable.
Gaerdal lives in Stronghaven in the gnomish realm of the Golden Hills on the plane of Bytopia.
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