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Gwaeron Windstrom (pronounced: /ˈgwɛərɒn ˈwɪndstrɑːmGWAIR-on WIND-strahm[5]) was the Faerûnian demigod of tracking and the patron of rangers. The skills the Master of Tracking taught his followers were used to combat those, whether wild monster or careless hunter, who threatened the balance between civilization and nature.[5][6]

Description[]

Gwaeron always appeared as a tall, incredibly muscular human male with white hair and a long white beard that flowed and whipped in the wind. He always wore clothing suitable for wilderness travel, but never wore anything above his waist. He was normally silent, and when he did speak it was in terse sentences with little physical sign of emotion.[5][6]

Realm[]

Gwaeron was said to sleep in a stand of trees just west of the town of Triboar, known as Gwaeron's Slumber.[5]

Relationships[]

Along with Lurue and Shiallia, the Master of Tracking served Mielikki by teaching her rangers the way to read forest signs. Given his small following and similar tenets to those of Mielikki, it was possible that he would be subsumed as an aspect of the Forest Queen, even by accident. Gwaeron reported indirectly to Silvanus, and had forged alliances with the deities of the elven, gnome, and halfling pantheons whose portfolios most closely match those of Mielikki, Silvanus, and his own.

Gwaeron opposed Malar the Beastlord, and was at risk of falling prey to his depredations if not careful.

Worshipers[]

The holy symbol of Gwaeron Windstrom.

Gwaeron's followers were mainly rangers of North Faerûn. He represented them well in their trade, and was believed to speak with Mielikki on their behalf. Many rangers believed Mielikki was too wild and mysterious to pay attention to them, and so many who might have pledged their heart to her directly turned to Gwaeron as a proxy instead.[1]

There were no temples dedicated to the Master Tracker, but many wilderness trails had markers designated with his holy symbol which doubled as small shrines.[1]

History[]

Gwaeron roamed the North as a mortal ranger many centuries ago.[5] He was raised to demigod status by Mielikki after slaying an avatar of Malar and several of his manifestations in a short period of time, and had served the Lady of the Forests ever since.[6]

In the Time of Troubles, Gwaeron pursued Malar out of the North.[6]

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Deities of the Post–Second Sundering Era
Ao the Overgod
Faerûnian Pantheon
Akadi | Amaunator | Asmodeus | Auril | Azuth | Bane | Beshaba | Bhaal | Chauntea | Cyric | Deneir | Eldath | Gond | Grumbar | Gwaeron | Helm | Hoar | Ilmater | Istishia | Jergal | Kelemvor | Kossuth | Lathander | Leira | Lliira | Loviatar | Malar | Mask | Mielikki | Milil | Myrkul | Mystra | Oghma | Red Knight | Savras | Selûne | Shar | Silvanus | Sune | Talona | Talos | Tempus | Torm | Tymora | Tyr | Umberlee | Valkur | Waukeen
The Morndinsamman
Abbathor | Berronar Truesilver | Clangeddin Silverbeard | Deep Duerra | Dugmaren Brightmantle | Dumathoin | Gorm Gulthyn | Haela Brightaxe | Laduguer | Marthammor Duin | Moradin | Sharindlar | Vergadain
The Seldarine
Aerdrie Faenya | Angharradh | Corellon | Deep Sashelas | Erevan | Fenmarel Mestarine | Hanali Celanil | Labelas Enoreth | Rillifane Rallathil | Sehanine Moonbow | Shevarash | Solonor Thelandira
The Dark Seldarine
Eilistraee | Kiaransalee | Lolth | Selvetarm | Vhaeraun
Yondalla's Children
Arvoreen | Brandobaris | Cyrrollalee | Sheela Peryroyl | Urogalan | Yondalla
Lords of the Golden Hills
Baervan Wildwanderer | Baravar Cloakshadow | Callarduran Smoothhands | Flandal Steelskin | Gaerdal Ironhand | Garl Glittergold | Nebelun | Segojan Earthcaller | Urdlen
Orc Pantheon
Bahgtru | Gruumsh | Ilneval | Luthic | Shargaas | Yurtrus
Mulhorandi pantheon
Anhur | Bast | Geb | Hathor | Horus | Isis | Nephthys | Osiris | Re | Sebek | Set | Thoth
Other gods of Faerûn
Bahamut | Enlil | Finder Wyvernspur | Ghaunadaur | Gilgeam | Lurue | Moander | Nobanion | Raven Queen | Tiamat



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