The Lady Trickster, the Minstrel
Symbol: A silver music note
Alignment: Chaotic Good
Porfolio: Revelry, alcohol, the Arts
Worshipers: Thieves, artists, bards, revelers, Halflings
Cleric Alignments: NG, CG, CN
Domains: Chaos, Luck, Travel, Trickery
Favoured Weapon: Shortsword
Gwengora prances about the Godplane playing tricks, stealing from the other Gods and drinking far beyond her divine capacity. Often incurring the wrath of the other Gods, Gwengora merrily continues to do whatever she desires.
Gwengora is an extremely accepting deity, allowing all manner of miscreants and troublemakers in her midst. Despite this, however, Gwengora disdains murder and unnecessary violence, and thus is rarely worshipped by the darkest members of society. Gwengora encourages reaching ones goals through trickery and stealth, and maintains that lying is perfectly acceptable (even preferable). Gwengora encourages appreciation of the Arts and the finer things of life, with music and poetry being a fine pursuit when stealth is not required. Free thinking is encouraged, as long as it does not lead to unnecessary death or pain to others. Above all, joy should be found and cherished throughout a lifetime.
Clergy and Temples
Artists and pleasure seekers make up a large portion of Gwengora’s Temple, along with the Halflings that pay homage to her. Beyond Halflings, Gnomes and humans also often worship the Lady Trickster. Dwarves typically find Her too flighty or chaotic. Most Elves give honour to the goddess who watches over their revels, but actual Elven clerics of Gwengora are few and far between. Many Half-Elves hold Gwengora in a special type of reverence since she too has trouble finding a place among her fellows. Despite her varied followers, however, Gwengora is most respected by the Halflings of Dirio, with Kharginport representing a particular haven to her faith. The Temple of Gwengora is not particularly organized, and there is certainly no effective ruling force. Indeed, the only officials to speak of are the members of the Nexum Council of Mithier, a haphazard group of human artists, bards and clerics that represent the faith. They rarely attend council meetings however, and often are said to openly avoid them. The chaotic natures of those who follow Gwengora does not easily allow for a ruling body.
Although the Nexum Council insists that the Gwengoran members represent a unified human church, there is no such institution in truth. Instead, the temple and the church are one body, preaching the same chaotic mishmash of teachings and beliefs.