Ullr

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  • Titles: The Guiding Hand, the Huntsman, Master of the Wyld Hunt, Trueflight, the Horned God, Lord of the Rut.
  • Aspects: Hunting, archery, trackers, prey animals.
  • Symbol: A stag’s head with arrow points at the tips of the antlers.
  • Priesthood: Huntsmen (priests); Hounds of Ullr (paladins).
  • Herald: A muscular, stag-headed humanoid armed with a huge bow.
  • Holy Day: Any day before a hunt. The first and last days of Huntianmonan are high holy days.
  • Duties: Provide food for their communities, ensure hunters hunt only in season, to protect the wild.
  • Sins:
    • (Minor) hunting out of season, allowing a wounded mundane animal to suffer, not thanking the spirit of a hunted mundane animal for its sacrifice;
    • (Major) not using every usable scrap for a mundane animal’s carcass, allowing a mundane animal to be hunted purely for sport;
    • (Mortal) killing any mundane animal purely for sport.
  • Signature Power: Aim.
  • Powers: Altered senses, beast friend, boost/lower trait (Agility, Notice, Shooting, Survival, and Tracking only), champion of the faith, defl ection, entangle, environmental protection, feast, heat mask, leaping, refuge, sanctuary, sentry, shape change, silence, speed, summon beast, summon herald, voice on the wind, wandering senses, wilderness step.
  • Trappings: Trappings usually relate to arrows or hunted animals. They cannot use necromantic trappings.

Ullr is the son of Eostre. He is patron of hunters and archers, and protector of mundane wild animals. He is depicted as a horned, bearded man, carrying a bow in one hand and a horn in the other. Temples to Ullr are found only in remote places. They are open-air affairs comprising nothing more than an altar stone topped with a stag’s skull. Each year, before and after hunting season, the clergy sacrifice a stag to Ullr. The flesh of the sacrifice is eaten by the hunters for luck, and the skin is used to make clothing.

His clergy work as hunters within their community and are thus usually found living outside towns. Both priests and paladins work as hunters, but his paladins also function as game wardens, ensuring animals are not hunted to excess or out of season, thus ensuring there will be enough game in the coming years. They also work closely with followers of Rigr in hunting down marauding beasts, as well as exterminating orcs and goblins ravaging the wilds.

Ceremonies revolve around the hunt. Worshippers feast on the flesh of hunted prey, always offering the best meats to their god. Prayers are said for the soul of the animal, in the hope it is reborn to provide another meal in the future. The blowing of horns always accompanies any form of ceremony.

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Ullr

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