Geb-Agni

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  • Titles: Backbone of Heaven, Strength of the Gods, Mastersmith, Firestorm, the Burning One, Lord of Incineration, Father of Fire Giants.
  • Aspects: Earth, strength, fire, volcanoes, lava, heat, smiths, fire giants.
  • Symbol: A black triangle with an inverted red triangle above it.
  • Priesthood: Earthlords (priests); Firelords (paladins).
  • Herald : A tall human with black, broken rock for skin beneath which can be seen glowing fire.
  • Holy Days: Every Yaus al-Niwt during Alak Shemu.
  • Duties: To explore the subterranean realm, to use metal, to rekindle the heat of the desert.
  • Sins: (Minor) swimming when it can be avoided, eating uncooked food (except obvious foodstuffs, like fruit), washing more than once a week, using non-metal weapons or armor; (Major) damaging a hearth, forge, or other source of heat, sleeping outdoors when there is a cave or dwelling nearby; (Mortal) willfully despoiling a cavern or other underground feature, burying a corpse.
  • Signature Power: Burrow (Earthlords) or deflection (Firelords).
  • Powers: Armor, barrier, beast friend (land creatures only), bladebreaker, bolt, boost/lower trait (Strength, Vigor, Climbing, and Knowledge (smithing) only), bridge, burrow, champion of the faith, deflection, elemental form (earth, fire, and lava only), elemental manipulation (earth and fire only), energy immunity (air, cold, coldfire, earth, fire, heat, ice, and water), environmental protection, fatigue, glyph, hamper movement, heat mask, light, quake, refuge, sanctuary, smite, sphere of might, summon elemental (earth, fire, lava only), summon herald, wilderness step.
  • Trappings: Priests must use an earth trapping whenever possible, and paladins must use fire and heat. Neither may ever use air or water trappings.

Geb and Agni were once two separate entities, Geb being the god of earth and Agni the god of fire. After the discovery of the Heart of Fire, the two entities were merged into a single deity. The joint entity quickly attracted smiths, who utilize both earth and fire, as his core worshippers. Although most of his worshippers are metal workers, miners, and fire giants, he also receives adoration from soldiers and crafters who work with stone, clay, or earth.

The god is shown as a dark-skinned, bearded man wearing a smith’s apron. In one hand he holds a miner’s pick and in the other a smith’s hammer. Shrines are always carved from stone, basalt (a volcanic stone) being preferred. Shrines are common outside mines and deep caves, both gateways to Geb-Agni’s subterranean palace. Temples are always built underground, ideally around a hot spring or mud pool. Whether or not these are available, the clergy ensure that roaring fires keep the temperature inside a stifling 100 degrees plus.

Traditionally, Geb-Agni’s priests follow his earth aspect and wear brown robes, while his paladins follow his fire aspect and wear red robes. In reality, the clergy worship both aspects equally, the names being a leftover from the earliest days of the union. The clergy are a mixture of stoic resistance and furious rage, as befits their god, and one can never tell how a cleric will react to a given situation. Ceremonies involve fire and sound. Celebrants jump
over ritual fires, which release sins from their spirit. Others bang hammers on anvils or rocks to drive away the sins. Fire walking is considered necessary for followers who have committed grave sins.

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Geb-Agni

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