Grankhul is the bugbear deity of hunting,[3] senses, stealth, and surprise. His symbol is ever-open eyes in darkness.[1]


Grankhul appears as a rather lean but tall bugbear with large, protruding eyes and very long, thin fingers.[1]


The bugbear pantheon is dominated by Hruggek, though he doesn't really rule it. There is more of an understanding among the bugbear gods that no one acts against Hruggek's interests, and in return Hruggek leaves the others alone. Hruggek's priests often have to keep a wary eye out for the sneakiness of Grankhul's priests, however.[4] Other bugbear deities include Skiggaret; local pantheons often include a god of earth, a god of fertility, and a god of death.[5]


Grankhul shares the realm of Palpitatia on the 241st layer of the Abyss with his fellow bugbear god, Skiggaret.[2] This layer is eternally dark, populated by shadows and spectres, with fear eternally radiating from every inch of the grim terrain.[1]


Grankhul values dexterity, speed, and at least a modicum of wit. Grankhul is said to have been the god who gifted bugbears with their ability to surprise their prey. He is a very violent god, prone to terrible tantrums and swift murder.[1]


Grankhul is worshiped by hunters, assassins, and other bugbears who prize stealth and surprise.[citation needed]


Grankhul's priests are expected to excel in the qualities favored by their deity. They are hunters, scouts, and explorers among their people, charged with helping to provide food for their bands and to harass their enemies with guerrilla assaults. They are arrogant, confident of their intellects and stealthiness. Their favored weapon is the longsword.[1]




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