Prophecy: Gruumsh

Gruumsh

Associations

Gruumsh is the patron of the orcs and is also associated with
war the acquisition of territory and a deep and abiding hatred of
elves.

Alignment

Chaotic Evil

Representations

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Purpose

Gruumsh demands that his followers be strong, that they cull the
weak from their numbers, and that they take all the territory
Gruumsh things is rightfully theirs (which is almost everything).
He tolerates no sign of friendliness from his people. Unceasing
warfare is his creed, though Gruumsh does not object to simple
colonization if that can be arranged.

Gruumsh dislikes everything that is not an orc or of orcish
make, and he feels particularly spiteful toward elves (over the
matter of his eye). He feels equal malice toward dwarves, who
contested with the orcs for control of the mountains and won; a
state of affairs Gruumsh regards as strictly temporary.

Church Description

Gruumsh’s clerics striveto become the war leaders of their
communities or the key advisors to those leaders. They also see to
the culling of the week andd unfit.

Church Structure

A temple or shrine to Gruumsh lies at the heart of nearly every
orc community. They tend to be oppressive places full of acrid
smoke and the stench of blood. Temples and larger shrines
invariably have holding cells where sacrifies to Gruumsh are kept,
and many feature gladitorial areas as well.

Doctrine

 

Holy Days

TBD

God’s View of the Church

 

Preferred Weapon

 

Holy Orders

Clerics of the Universal Church

The Order

Titles

Domains

Spell Preparation Time

Alignments

Holy Warriors: Paladins of the Universal Church

The Order

Titles

Additional Class Skills

Domains & Gift of the Gods

Spells, Mount, Conduct, and Associates

Alignment

Prestige Classes and Other Orders

Prestige Class: Deacon of the Universal Church