Trithereon

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Trithereon
Game background
Title(s) The Summoner
Home plane Olympian Glades of Arborea
Power level Intermediate
Alignment Chaotic Good
Portfolio Individuality, Liberty, Retribution, Self-Defense
Domains Chaos, Good, Liberation, Summoner[1]
Superior none
Design details

In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Trithereon is the god of Individuality, Liberty, Retribution, and Self-Defense. His holy symbol is the Rune of Pursuit, which resembles the triskelion (a symbol resembling a three-armed fylfot/swastika).

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)[edit]

Trithereon was first detailed for the Dungeons & Dragons game in "The Deities and Demigods of the World of Greyhawk" by Gary Gygax in Dragon #68 (1982).[2] Trithereon was subsequently detailed in the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting (1983),[3] and in Greyhawk Adventures (1988).[4]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

Trithereon was one of the deities described in the From the Ashes set (1992), for the Greyhawk campaign,[5] and appeared again in Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins (1998).[6]

His role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[7] Trithereon is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[8]

Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)[edit]

Trithereon's role in the 3rd edition Greyhawk setting was defined in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).[9]

Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003-2007)[edit]

His priesthood is detailed for this edition in Complete Divine (2004).[10]

Description[edit]

Trithereon is depicted as a young man with red-gold hair, tall and well-built, wearing a chainmail shirt with clothes of blue or violet. He is armed with three magic weapons: a sword named Freedom's Tongue; a spear called Krelestro, the Harbinger of Doom; and a scepter known as the Baton of Retribution.

Relationships[edit]

Trithereon is a foe of evil and oppression. His love of freedom sometimes causes him to come into conflict with other good deities, such as Pholtus and Heironeous. Bralm hates Trithereon for his promotion of individualism. He is a strong ally of the quasi-deity Krovis, and he is allied with Kurell[11] and Pelor as well. Trithereon is pleased with Lydia's philosophy of individual empowerment through learning.

Trithereon often appears with three summoned animals which serve him without question: Nemoud the Hound, Harrus the Falcon, and Carolk the Sea Lizard.[11]

Realm[edit]

Trithereon's realm in the first layer of Arborea is called the Forking Road - it exists as part of every road on the layer, granting visitors a glimpse of the major paths in their lives.

Dogma[edit]

Worshippers[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Trithereon's priests oppose slavery and other forms of oppression.[1] They favor spears, swords, and clubs.

Other orders[edit]

The Knights of the Chase are closely linked with the church of Trithereon.

Temples, holy days, and rituals[edit]

Artifacts and relics[edit]

Trithereon's best known artifacts are his sword, Freedom's Tongue; his spear, Krelestro; and the Baton of Retribution, his scepter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Noonan, David. Complete Divine (Wizards of the Coast, 2004).
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. "The Deities and Demigods of the World of Greyhawk." Dragon #68 (TSR, 1982)
  3. ^ Gygax, Gary. World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting (TSR, 1983)
  4. ^ Ward, James M. Greyhawk Adventures (TSR, 1988)
  5. ^ Sargent, Carl. From the Ashes (TSR, 1992)
  6. ^ Moore, Roger E. Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins (TSR, 1998)
  7. ^ McComb, Colin. On Hallowed Ground (TSR, 1996)
  8. ^ Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
  9. ^ Holian, Gary, Erik Mona, Sean K Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  10. ^ Noonan, David. Complete Divine (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
  11. ^ a b *Holian, Gary, Erik Mona, Sean K Reynolds, and Frederick Weining. Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (Wizards of the Coast, 2000).

Additional reading[edit]

  • Brown, Anne. Player's Guide. Renton, WA: TSR, 1998.
  • Conforti, Steven, ed. Living Greyhawk Official Listing of Deities for Use in the Campaign, version 2.0. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2005. Available online:[1]
  • Gygax, Gary, and Frank Mentzer. The Temple of Elemental Evil (TSR, 1985).
  • Living Greyhawk Journal no. 3 - "Gods of Oerth"