Moradin (pronounced: /ˈmɔːrɑːdɪnMOR-a-din[29] or: /ˈmɔːrədɪnMOR-uh-din[8]) was the lawful good god of the dwarves and the chief deity in their pantheon. A harsh but fair judge, he was strength and force of will embodied. Moradin inspired dwarven inventions and constantly sought to improve that race, encouraging their good nature, intelligence, and harmonious existence with other good races while battling their pride and isolationist tendencies. Moradin's holy day was on the crescent moon and he was worshipped at forges and hearths.

Followers[edit | edit source]

Moradin

Moradin's clerics, known as Sonnlinor, were usually drawn from family lines, like most dwarven occupations; they wore earthy colors, with chain mail and silvered helms. Moradin charged his followers with the task of wiping out the kingdoms of orcs and wiping out the followers of Gruumsh. The church of Moradin had an active role in guiding the morals of dwarven communities; they emphasized his hand in everyday dwarven activities such as mining, smithing, and engineering, and invoked his blessing when these tasks began. They led the push to found new dwarven kingdoms and increase their status among surface communities. Many of these communities celebrated Hammer 1st, believing that day in 1306 DR to be a blessing by the Dwarffather.[30]

Orders[edit | edit source]

  • Hammers of Moradin: The Hammers of Moradin were an elite military order dominated by crusaders and fighting clerics with chapters in nearly every dwarven stronghold and members drawn from every dwarven clan. The Hammers served both as commanders of dwarven armies and as an elite strike force skilled in dealing with anything from large groups of orcs to great wyrms to malevolent fiends from the Fiendish Planes. The order was dedicated to the defense of existing dwarven holdings and the carving out of new dwarven territories. Individual chapters had a great deal of local autonomy but, in times of great crisis, a Grand Council assembled to plot strategy and divine Moradin's will.[citation needed]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Moradin had a strategic but friendly alliance with Gond, Kossuth, Helm, Torm, Tyr, and the heads of the elven, gnome, and halfling pantheons. He opposed the gods of the goblinoids, orcs, evil giants, and banished dwarves.[30]

History[edit | edit source]

The holy symbol of Moradin, during the Era of Upheaval.

Moradin was held in dwarven myths to have been incarnated from rock, stone, and metal, and that his soul an ember of fire. It was said he forged the first dwarves from metals and gems and breathed souls into them when he blew on his creations to cool them. Moradin was responsible for banishing the evil gods of the derro and duergar from the surface.[30]

Moradin's avatar appeared while the Ironstar dwarf clan was fleeing from orcs at the Stone Bridge, after a desperate appeal by Daurvos Frostbeard (which was his final act), and helped them defeat the orcs and gain safe passage to Ironford, thereby forming the Fallen Kingdom.[31]

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Further reading[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kim Mohan ed. (2015). Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 22, 104. ISBN 978-0786965809.
  2. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 59–60, 296. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  3. Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls, Robert J. Schwalb, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, Matt Sernett (November 2017). Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Edited by Kim Mohan. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 978-0-7869-6612-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  7. Logan Bonner (August, 2009). “Domains in Eberron and the Forgotten Realms”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dragon #378 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 25–38.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 121–122. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  9. Hal Maclean (September 2004). “Seven Deadly Domains”. In Matthew Sernett ed. Dragon #323 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 65.
  10. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 238–239. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  11. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  12. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 46. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  13. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 49. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  14. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  15. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 60. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  16. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 64. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  17. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  18. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 71. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  19. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 74. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  20. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 82. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  21. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  22. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  23. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 78–82. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  24. Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), p. 16. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.
  25. James Ward, Robert J. Kuntz (August 1980). Deities & Demigods. Edited by Lawrence Schick. (TSR, Inc.), p. 91. ISBN 0-935696-22-9.
  26. David Noonan, Jesse Decker, Michelle Lyons (August 2004). Races of Stone. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 17. ISBN 0-7869-3278-3.
  27. Eric L. Boyd (1998). Demihuman Deities. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 78. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.
  28. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. p. 13. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  29. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 122. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  31. Ed Greenwood (October 1990). Dwarves Deep. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 53–54. ISBN 0-88038-880-3.

Connections[edit | edit source]


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Ao the Overgod
Faerûnian Pantheon
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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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