Norebo

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Norebo
Game background
Title(s) God of Gambles, Father of Chance, Lord of Chance, Dice of Fortune
Home plane Pandemonium
Power level Lesser
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Portfolio Luck, Gambling, Risks
Domains Chaos, Luck, Trickery
Superior Lendor
Design details

In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Norebo is the Suel god of Luck, Gambling, and Risks. His symbol is a pair of eight-sided dice.

Publication history[edit]

Norebo was first detailed for the Dungeons & Dragons game in the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting (1983), by Gary Gygax.[1] Norebo was further detailed by Lenard Lakofka in Dragon #86 (1984), in the article "Presenting the Suel Pantheon".[2]

Norebo was one of the deities described in the From the Ashes set (1992), for the Greyhawk campaign.[3]

Norebo's role in the 3rd edition Greyhawk setting was defined in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (2000).[4]

Description[edit]

Norebo is depicted as a human male of average height, features, and build. He can assume the forms of animals, and often does so when wishing to remain hidden. Norebo is known for his love of dice games, and his willingness to bet on nearly anything.

Relationships[edit]

Norebo has been paired with nearly all of the Suel goddesses, but for the past thousand years he has been the lover of Wee Jas. Norebo harbors a strong dislike for Ralishaz, who he feels gives gambling and risk-taking a bad name. Kurell is terribly jealous of Norebo for being more popular among rogues than he is. Norebo is allied with Rudd.

Worshippers[edit]

Norebo is one of the most popular Suel gods, perhaps second only to Kord. His symbol is a pair of eight-sided dice.

Clergy[edit]

Priests of Norebo often work part-time as dealers and the like in their churches. Their favored weapon is the dagger. They are known to make wagers on nearly anything, and enjoy taunting the followers of such rigid deities as Pholtus, Saint Cuthbert, and Allitur.

Temples and rituals[edit]

Temples to Norebo, often called "Churches of the Big Gamble," are found throughout the Barbarian States, as well as in large cities throughout the Flanaess. A church to Norebo was once located on Lendore Isle near Restenford, but its status is uncertain since most humans were expelled from the island a few years ago.

Donations to the churches are most often in the form of lost bets, as the churches usually double as gambling houses. Those wishing to ward off thieves and assassins will often donate to the local Church of the Big Gamble.

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