Gwaeron Windstrom

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Gwaeron Windstrom
Game background
Title(s) Master of Tracking
Tracker who Never Goes Astray
The Mouth of Mielikki[1]:85
Home plane House of Nature
Power level Demipower
Alignment Neutral good
Portfolio Tracking
Rangers
Domains Animals, Good, Knowledge, Plants, Travel
Superior Silvanus
Design details

Gwaeron Windstrom is the Faerûnian deity of tracking and rangers in Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms fictional world of Abeir-Toril.

Gwaeron Windstrom (pronounced GWAIR-on WIND-strahm [2]) is a neutral good demigod of rangers and tracking.

Publication history[edit]

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

Gwaeron Windstrom was first described in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Set's "Cyclopedia of the Realms" booklet (1987).[3]

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

Gwaeron Windstrom is further detailed in Powers & Pantheons (1997),[4] and his relationships with the nonhuman deities in the Forgotten Realms was covered in Demihuman Deities (1998).[5]

Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition (2000-2007)[edit]

Gwaeron Windstrom appears in 3rd edition in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting book (2001),[6] and was further described in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[2]

History[edit]

Gwaeron roamed the North as a mortal ranger many centuries ago.[2] He was raised to demigod status by Mielikki after slaying an avatar and several manifestations of Malar in a short period of time. He has served the Lady of the Forests ever since. In the Time of Troubles, Gwaeron pursued Malar out of the North.[4]:26-28 He is said to sleep in a stand of trees just to the west of the town of Triboar, known as Gwaeron's Slumber.[2]

Relationships[edit]

Along with Lurue and Shiallia, the Master of Tracking serves Mielikki by teaching her rangers the way to read forest signs. He reports indirectly to Silvanus. He has forged alliances with the deities of the elven, gnome, and halfling pantheons whose portfolios most closely match those of Mielikki, Silvanus, and his own. He opposes Malar the Beastlord. Given that his following is so small and so similar to that of Mielikki, he may be accidentally subsumed as an aspect of the Forest Queen or fall prey to Malar if he is not careful.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo’s Guide to the North. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-56076-678-6
  2. ^ a b c d Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002)
  3. ^ Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set. TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-88038-472-7. 
  4. ^ a b Boyd, Eric L. (1997). Powers & Pantheons. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X. 
  5. ^ Boyd, Eric L. Demihuman Deities (TSR, 1998)
  6. ^ Greenwood, Ed; Reynolds, Sean K.; Williams, Skip (2001). Forgotten Realms: Campaign Setting. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.