Thayriel, the Keen Eyed
Thayriel is unaware he has followers, or he may not even care. Fittingly, no church exists for the glory of Thayriel. If you stumble upon a small shrine of natural outcroppings honoring the Primal Stag deep within the woodlands, be forewarned. The eyes of a warden are upon you and will show no mercy if you disturb that which is sacred.
Thayriel is a Primal Deity and the god of Exploration, Hunting, Tracking and Wild Nature. Known as Warden of the Woodland, Thayriel places nature's wild growth above any other concern. He follows the ideology of the hunter; respect for the environment, animals, and the gratitude deserved to those who give their lives to the hunt. Every bloodied hunting ground can be seen as a shrine to Thayriel.
WorshipFollowers of Thayriel are most often hunters, rangers, druids, shaman, and all others whose lifestyle relies on the forest. He has few followers, if any, who live in cities or would be considered cultured or refined scholars. Thayriel ignores mortal society; the idea of politics or war between order and chaos bore him. However, the Keen Eyed opposes all organized efforts of anyone, regardless of their good or bad intention, to ruin the natural state of nature.
Death, Hunt, Nature, War
Divine Symbols & Sigils
The symbol of Thayriel is represented by a longbow crafted out of Stag Antlers. Followers of Thayriel will craft their own bows from material found only in the forest. To embed anything unnatural is considered blasphemous.
Tenets of Faith
Embrace the Cycle
Even the most powerful will die one day, their flesh and bone becoming one with the Earth. Do not believe you are above the cycle. Take only what you need to survive and know that ultimately, someone or something will do the same to you. Do not show animosity to the hunter or their prey unless they threaten to disrupt the cycle.
Observe Then Decide
To hunt is to be silent, observe your surroundings and access the situation before you act. The best parts of the world can be found in ways so subtle if you rush ahead, you will miss everything.
Demand respect for the ancient places of the world; woodlands, caverns, mountains, and other natural landmarks. The cycle is innately pure, and primal growth is the key to a perfect world. Oppose anyone who would undermine the natural cycle.
Thayriel resembles a large Stag with thick fur that matches his current habitat, and large extravagant antlers. Thayriels eyes are green but flash gold after a notable hunt is completed in Erenel or the Trance. As the symbol of the greatest of all hunted creatures, the stag, Thayriel enjoys taking a humanoid form and hunting predators when natural order needs to be established. This humanoid form always appears with a crown of horns or claws while wielding a bow made of bone.
An order of skilled rangers and druids who seek to drive out unwelcomed creatures that threaten the woodlands or punish overreaching civilization, Wood Wards come in two distinct groups who share a similar goal but vary significantly in their approach. Lawful Wood Ward often live near civilizations on the outskirts of the forest. While following the basic decree of protecting wildlands, lawful Wood Wards hope to teach members of their neighboring village how to honor and protect nature. Chaotic Wood Wards also live near civilizations when not wandering and seek to protect the wildlands from villages through fear. A Chaotic Wood Ward will not immediately resort to violence, but these Wards are known to slaughter and burn a disrespecting town to the ground if the populace oversteps.