Berronar Truesilver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Berronar Truesilver
Game background
Title(s) The Revered Mother; the Mother Goddess; Matron of Home and Hearth; Mother of Safety, Truth, and Home
Home plane Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia
Power level Intermediate
Alignment Lawful Good
Portfolio Safety, truth, home, healing
Domains Good, Healing, Law, Protection (also Dwarf and Family in Forgotten Realms)
Superior Moradin
Design details

In many campaign settings for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Berronar Truesilver (/ˈbɛər.r.ŋɑr ˈtr.sɪl.vʌr/ BAIR-roe-nahr-TROO-sihl-vur[1] or BAIR-oh-nahr-TROO-sill-vur[2]) is the dwarf goddess of Safety, Truth, Home, and Healing.

Publication history[edit]

Berronar Truesilver was first detailed in Roger E. Moore's article "The Dwarven Point of View," in Dragon #58 (TSR, 1982) in which she was just called Berronar.[3] In Dragon #92 (December 1984), Gary Gygax indicated this as one of the deities legal for the Greyhawk setting.[4] She also appeared in the original Unearthed Arcana (1985).[5]

Berronar Truesilver was first detailed as part of the dwarven pantheon in the Forgotten Realms in Dwarves Deep (1990).[6] She was detailed in the book Monster Mythology (1992), including details about her priesthood.[7] Her role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[8] She received a very detailed description for his role in the Forgotten Realms in Demihuman Deities (1998).[1] She is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[9]

Berronar Truesilver's role in the Forgotten Realms is revisited in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[2] Her priesthood is detailed for 3rd edition in Complete Divine (2004).[10]

Description[edit]

Berronar appears as a powerful female dwarf with a beard braided into four rows, wearing chain mail and a silver helm.

Relationships[edit]

In many campaign settings, the dwarven pantheon of gods consists of the leader Moradin, as well as Abbathor, Berronar Truesilver, Clanggedin Silverbeard, Dugmaren Brightmantle, Dumathoin, Muamman Duathal, and Vergadain. Other dwarven gods may be present in different campaign settings.

Berronar is the wife of Moradin. However, Races of Stone details a similar goddess named Mya, who is also listed as Moradin's wife. It is possible that Mya is an alternate name or aspect of Berronar, rather than a wholly separate goddess.

Realm[edit]

Berronar shares a realm with Moradin, Erackinor, on the plane of Mount Celestia. She acts as Moradin's consort.

Dogma[edit]

Worshipers[edit]

Clergy[edit]

Berronar's priests wear silver chain mail and silvered helms.

Holy days and rituals[edit]

Berronar's holy days are on the first day of the new year, upon which the annual sacrifice of silver is made to her.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boyd, Eric L. Demihuman Deities (TSR, 1998)
  2. ^ a b Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002).
  3. ^ Moore, Roger E. "The Dwarven Point of View." Dragon #58 (TSR, 1982)
  4. ^ Gygax, Gary (December 1984). "From the Sorcerer's Scroll: Clerics live by other rules". Dragon (Lake Geneva WI: TSR) (92): 22. ]
  5. ^ Gygax, Gary. Unearthed Arcana (TSR, 1985)
  6. ^ Greenwood, Ed. Dwarves Deep (TSR, 1990)
  7. ^ Sargent, Carl. Monster Mythology (TSR, 1992)
  8. ^ McComb, Colin. On Hallowed Ground (TSR, 1996)
  9. ^ Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
  10. ^ Noonan, David. Complete Divine (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)

Additional reading[edit]

  • 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]
  • Living Greyhawk Journal no. 3 - "Gods of Oerth"