The Joker, The Watchful Protector, The Priceless Gem, The Sparkling Wit
Alignment: Neutral Good
Domains: Artifice, Creation, Good, Protection, Trickery
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Symbol: A nugget of gold
Favored Weapon: Battleaxe
Portfolio: Gnomes, Humor, Wit, Illusion, Gemcutting, Jewelrymaking
Creator of the Gnomes, Garl is a great trickster, renowned for the jokes he plays on the other deities. Garl teaches his followers to find humor in their lives, and to fight against the evils of ignorance and complacency. His clerics explore not only the world around them but also new ways of doing things, and encourage a similar lifestyle among their fellows. Garl’s childer, the Gnomes, exemplify this way of different thinking in their everyday lives, obsessing over their inventions and “science”.
Clerics to Garl Glittergold serve as leaders and moderators in the Gnomish communities, also keeping guard against other hostile races (such as Kobolds and Halflings). There are few temples to Garl Glittergold, his clerics preferring to build modest shrines or chapels anywhere Gnomes live.
Clerics of Garl Glittergold are an active and primary influence in the Gnomish community in the Astoro Mountain Range, and it's neighboring trade city, but hold sway almost nowhere else in the world. The clergy is active in other Gnomish communities, but none are as large or have as much interaction with the world as the Astoro Gnomes.