Gorum

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Gorum (pronounced GOR-um)1 is a god of battle above all other pursuits; it is said that if there is ever a time with no more conflicts to be fought, he would rust away into nothingness. Known as the Lord in Iron, his faithful believe he is present in every iron weapon of war that is forged.2

Titles Lord in Iron
Alignment Chaotic Neutral
Portfolio Strength
Battle
Weapons
Worshipers Half-orcs, barbarians
Domains Chaos, Destruction, Glory, Strength, War
Favored Weapon Greatsword

History

Gorum’s presence was unknown in the earliest days of Golarion. His clergy claim he was formed from battle itself, a suit of iron armor standing alone on the battlefield once the dust had settled; his genesis is generally considered to have resulted from conflicts that erupted between orcs and humans following the former race’s surge to the surface during the Age of Darkness. Gorum is considered the divine embodiment of martial prowess, of glory on the battlefield, and it is believed that should conflicts like those that birthed the deity ever cease, he will perish as a result of their absence.23

According to ancient legend, the devil Alichino tasked the legendary hero Strada with the conquest of an invincible city. Strada sought the help of an oracle of Gorum and was given the thousand fangs of the dragon Kathalphas. When Strada sowed the teeth into the ground outside the city as instructed, all the heroes the dragon had devoured sprang up into battle. Having frustrated the devil, Strada ruled the city for 90 years with the skeletal army as guard. Magical spartoi seeds that temporarily summon the skeletal undead warriors known as spartoloi have been created since in memory of this legend.4

References

1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1

2 2.0 2.1 2.2 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 163. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1

3 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 3. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8

4 Clinton Boomer and James Jacobs. (2009). The Infernal Syndrome. The Infernal Syndrome, p. 89-90. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-198-5

5 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). Gods and Magic, p. 16-17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8

6 James Jacobs. (January 6, 2008). More Info on Deities?, Paizo Blog.

7 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1

8 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1

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