The deity of gnomes, he discovered the gnomes and led them into
the world. Since then, he has been their protector. He is renowned
for the jokes and pranks he pulls on other deities, though not all
his victims laugh off his jests.
A nugget of gold
Garl promotes a doctrine of practicality tempered with humor.
Ignorance and cokmplacency are dangerous, warns Garl, and he urges
his people to explore not only the world around them but new ways
of doing things. Garl also emphasizes brains over brawn, and he
teaches that befuddling or embarrassing a foe can be just as
complete a victory as slaying or capturing that foe.
Garl’s clerics serve as guardians and teachers in gnome
communities. They maintain careful vigilance against hostile races,
and they instruct the young using a mixture of earthy practicality
spiced with humor. This approach, they say, keeps the young
entertained and makes their learning all the better.
Garl’s clerics also keep extensive archives of illusion spells
(usually in the form of spellbooks and scrolls), practical jokes,
trap designs, and stories. The longer and more outlandish the tale,
the better, say the clerics, though not everyone agrees. Like their
patron, Garl’s clerics favor gold jewelry.
Garl’s clerics build few temples, preferring instead to place
modest shirines and chapels wherever gnome dwell or congregate.
These sanctuaries are alway built so they are easy to secure
against hostile forece, and the clerics fill them with beautiful
things. The shirines also usually include at least one trap
designed to plague unwelcome vistors. These devices are seldom
fatal and often whimsical.
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