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Kalator, Father of the Forge

All blacksmiths can craft weapons meant to bring destruction and death, but followers of Kalator are blessed with artistry in their forge. Their blades stay sharper longer, their hammers rarely crack, and their paintings exude brilliance. Those blind enough to destroy beautiful creations or allow their tools to become dull and broken will face the wrath of the Anvil.
Kalator is the deity of smiths, artisans, crafters, and laborers, granting inspiration to anyone who respects the art of creation. The Father of the Forge is supported by a wide range of followers encompassing all civilized races of Erenel.   Those who believe in the importance of a hard day's work are likely to praise Ol' Firebeard, and his name has become a calling to boost their spirits in the latter part of a workday. Expect to find his symbol adorning the wall at local blacksmith shop or extravagant stain glass window at his temples. Kalator is fond of large statues in his image and is known to visit great works of art, disguised as a blacksmith or commoner, to marvel at the craftsmanship.

Ascension to Demigod

Born on Ignathar, the plane of fire, Kalator ascended to a demigod in the legendary Surtur City. After escaping the wrath of Volkan the Everburning, Kalator quickly became famous for his ability to carve powerful Utterance axioms, aiding the city in protecting itself from the elemental lord.   Kaldreoss, an Ancient Red Dragon renowned for his infinite wisdom, recognized the potential in Kalator. Deep within Kaldreoss’s lair, a deal was struck, and a significant undertaking began. Kalator carved thousands of Utterance axioms across a suit of armor forged from the scales of Kaldreoss, blanketing the armor in the Architect’s ancient language.   As Kalator entered the suit of armor, it began to meld to his skin, bathing Kalator in a fiery red light. Once the light faded, the armor and Kalator were no more. In its place, Ol’ Firebeard stood, and the friendship between a demigod and ancient dragon solidified.

Divine Domains

Artistry, Forge, Protection

Divine Symbols & Sigils

The holy symbol of Kalator is an inverted hammer with a brush and chisel crossing the handle. The primary color is a fiery red, along with a beautiful shimmering bronze.

Tenets of Faith

Create Wonders With Labor

Create beautiful things that are pleasing to the eye. Look to become a master of artistry of all kinds, not merely smithing. Never be hesitant to dirty your hands, no matter how high you rise in civilized nobility.

Encourage Growth

Spurn not the unskilled for no one begins a master of craft. Those that work to create beauty to the best of their ability should be encouraged, for even if their craft is not perfect, by practicing they will improve. Demand that all followers be paid fairly in wages for their art and labor.

Protect and Share Beauty

Do not hoard beauty. Let others behold the glory of art when it is safe to show it. Protect all magnificent works of the hand. They must be protected by those who will steal, spoil, or lie and claim they were the creator.


Fortune's Fair
25th of Elori
Representing the unity between Kalator, Father of the Forge and Kav'wa, the Bard Prince, Fortunes Fair is a day of artistic expression. Here, bards compete in composition contests of drama, comedy, singing and dancing. Artistically savvy crafters show off their skills and sell wares to travelers from across the land.

Physical Description

Identifying Characteristics

Kalator resembles a gargantuan Dwarf, powerfully muscled with a great smith’s hammer in hand. His body is covered in patches of red dragon scales, mainly covering his forearms, thighs, shoulders and back. A great beard made of ever-burning fire flows effortlessly from his chin, throwing embers when he moves.
Divine Classification
Current Location
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Father of the Forge, Ol' Firebeard
Ignathar, Plane of Fire
by Dean Spencer

The Anvils

The more militant followers of Kalator are the Anvils. They protect things of beauty, as well as artists themselves, and are the first to volunteer to fight against those who would subject artistic expression and craftsmanship. To join this prestigious order, Kalator requires "doctrine three."
Doctrine I:
Before you partake in the Crucible, a gauntlet to show worth, you must craft a holy symbol yourself in whichever manner you choose.
Doctrine II:
Before you craft your holy symbol, you must first forge your own personal hammer, tongs, and other tools of the trade. An initiate's mentor will lend you their tools for this purpose.
Doctrine III:
Once you complete the Crucible, you may not cut your hair or beard with any metal other than Starmetal.

Character Portrait image: by Gamingbrew
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