Phaulkon

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Phaulkon
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Phaulkon, the Wind Archer, as depicted in Dragon #87 (1984).
Title(s) Master of Birds, the Feathered One, the Far Reacher, the Wind Archer
Home Plane Olympian Glades of Arborea
Power Level Lesser
Gender Male
Class(es)
Alignment Chaotic Good
Portfolio Air, Wind, Clouds, Birds, Archery
Domains Air, Animal, Chaos, Good, Sky, War
Alias(es) none
Superior Lendor

Phaulkon is the Suel god of Air, Wind, Clouds, Birds, and Archery. His symbol is winged human silhouette.

Description

Phaulkon appears as a powerful winged man, clean-shaven and bare-chested. Among the gods of the Suel, Phaulkon is regarded as second only to Kord in fighting prowess.

Relationships

Phaulkon is the son of Lendor, and fathered Kord upon Syrul. He is a staunch ally of Jascar, Murlynd, Atroa, and Aerdrie Faenya. He is very active, and dedicated to the eradication of evil.

Realm

Warriors of Heaven claims Phaulkon resides on Arborea, in the elvish realm of Arvandor, but Dragon #87 places his realm on the Elemental Plane of Air.

Worshipers

Phaulkon is popular in the Sheldomar Valley, especially in Keoland, the Duchy of Ulek, and the Yeomanry. He also enjoys some degree of popularity in Celene. As a Suel deity, it is assumed that the Scarlet Brotherhood also pays homage to him. An abbey to Phaulkon once existed in the town of Restenford on Lendore Isle, but its status is uncertain since most humans were expelled from the island a few years ago.

Clergy

The favored weapons of Phaulkon's clerics are longbows and shortbows. His priests protect the nests of flying animals, study the clouds and sky for portents, and teach hunting and archery to the common man. They also train soldiers in ranged combat. The priesthood seeks to destroy evil artifacts, or to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. To this end, they often work with other priests of allied faiths, such as Jascar, Aerdrie Faenya, or Murlynd. Phaulkian priests tend to be wanderers, and enjoy dwelling under the open sky.

Creative origins

Phaulkon was created by Len Lakofka and incorporated by Gary Gygax into the World of Greyhawk campaign along with the Lendore Isles.

Bibliography

  • 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]
  • Peck, W. Jason. "Priestly Secrets." Dungeon #71. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 1998.
  • Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 1999.