Adventures in Waterdeep
Lathander (pronounced lah-THAN-der[), whose title is The Morninglord, is worshipped as a deity of creativity, dawn, renewal, birth, athletics, spring, self-perfection, vitality and youth. He favors those who dispelled the undead and blessed those who planted new life. Lathander was also the god called upon to bless birth and fertility related ceremonies.
Symbol: Light Road traveling into a sunrise
Talona ( tah-low-nah) is often depicted as a withered old crone with a scarred, tattooed face in religious texts. Where she walks, misfortune and death follow. She has the personality of a petulant, greedy child trapped in rite body of a once-beautiful woman now scarred by horrific disease and ravaged by age. She alternately desires attention at any cost like a small child and becomes aloof like a wounded paramour who has been discarded by her love.
The church of Talona is organized in a strict hierarchy, but riven by factions and sects. Aside from selling poisons, antidotes. and medicines, the Talonites travel Faerun as quietly as possible, constantly seeking our new diseases and afflictions and spreading rumors so as to augment the reputation of Talona. What seems to motivate Talonites in their day-to-day behavior is a quest for respect: respect that is due Talona for her potentially devastating abilities and due them us her representatives in Faerun. Throughout their careers, Talona’s clerics work with magic and study to build their personal immunities to various poisons and diseases. Thus protected, they treat the diseased, take employment as food tasters for paranoid rulers, wealthy merchants, and nobles, and bury those who have died from diseases.
Symbol: Three amber teardrops on a triangle.
Moradin, pronounced (mor-uh-din),5 was the lawful good god of the dwarves and the chief deity in their pantheon. A harsh but fair judge, he was strength and force of will embodied. Moradin inspired dwarven inventions and constantly sought to improve that race, encouraging their good nature, intelligence, and harmonious existence with other good races while battling their pride and isolationist tendencies. Moradin’s holy day was on the crescent moon and he was worshipped at forges and hearths.
Symbol: Hammer and anvil.
Bahamut: A god of honor, justice and nobility, he is known as the Grandfather of Dragons, Lawbringer, But most commonly as the Platinum Dragon. The dragonborn race reveres him as a creator god, while other races invoke him for strength and protection. It is also stated that kings are crowned in his name. Bahamut is also stated to take many forms, ranging from his draconic namesake, an old man, to a fully armed paladin warrior in shining platinum plate armor.
Those who worship the Platinum Dragon seek to emulate him by defending the weak and ensuring that the guilty receive fair and immediate punishment. A council of seven ancient metallic dragons advises Bahamut on matters of honor and acts as a jury when Bahamut sits in direct judgment o fan evildoer-often one apprehended by his champions.
Symbol: A dragon’s head in profile.