Prophecy: Moradin



The deity of the dwarves, Moradin forged the first dwarves out
of metal and gems and breathed life into them. As such he is
associated with dwarves, creation, smithing and engineering. As
their protector, he is also associated with war (particularly with
the orcs).


Lawful good


hammer and anvil


Moradin is an adamant defender of the dwarven people he created
and of the principles of law and good. He teaches the value of
making goods that last, of loyalty to clan, leader, and people, and
of meeting adversity with stoicism and tenacity. He tolerates no
taint of evil among the dwarves; it was he who drove the derro and
duergar out of the dwarven community. It is Moradin’s influence
that leads the dwarves toward excellence in craftwork and staunch
defense of what is theirs.

Church Description

Clerics of Moradin are charged with maintaining and advancing
the dwarven race in all walks of life. They perform a wide range of
public ceremonies (marriages, blessing new ventures, crowning
monarchs, and the like). They also educate the young, arrange
communal defenses, and sponsor expeditions to settle new lands.
They also keep detailed genealogies and historical archives.

Church Structure

Every temple or shrine of Moradin includes an anvil and a forge
that the clerics keep perpetually burning. The anvil can be a
simple decoration or part of a working smithy, but it often serves
as the temple altar.



Holy Days


God’s View of the Church


Preferred Weapon


Holy Orders

Clerics of the Universal Church

The Order



Spell Preparation Time


Holy Warriors: Paladins of the Universal Church

The Order


Additional Class Skills

Domains & Gift of the Gods

Spells, Mount, Conduct, and Associates


Prestige Classes and Other Orders

Prestige Class: Deacon of the Universal Church