Phtim

Portfolio: Hunting, Tactics Learning, Strength, Healing, Nature(Growth)

Description:

Symbol: Phoenix
Home Plane: Prime
Alignment: Neutral Good
Portfolio: Hunting, Tactics Learning, Strength, Healing, Nature(Growth)
Clergy Alignments: Any Neutral
Domains: Healing, Nature(Growth), War
Favored Weapon: 2-Handed Sword
The deity of hunting and learning, patron deity to the Pixies of Ralvan
Phtim(FF-Tim), the deity of hunting and learning. He appears as a 8 and a half foot perfect human, so beautiful that gazing upon him causes most to stare in fascination.

Being a true hunter and a master strategizer, and as such, his teachings are divided into two sects. In the first; Phtim teaches that one must always respect the resources that nature provides in the wilds. Phtim teaches his worshippers to act as the predators of the wilderness and and that one should never hunt more than one needs to survive. He tells his followers that every peice of the kill should be utilized and put to good use; meat for food, skins for clothing and shelter, bones for weapons and tools, and that the heart should be burried or burned to allow the spirit of the animal to rest in peace. Phtim teaches that the less fit and older prey should be killed to allow your food source to continue to flourish and be plentiful. In the second sect, Phtim stresses the importance and power of knowledge and encourages all of his followers to be as cunning and intelligent as possibe, seeking out each and every opportunity to learn and collect knowledge for knowledges sake,striving to better themselves and make themselves better hunters through learning, because being a smarter, more intelligent hunter means that you are able to use better tactics and strategy which is what will make you victorious in the hunt and enable you to provide for your family and community. His non-human followers protect the woods and make sure the humans are taught lessons if they don’t follow Phtim’s teachings.

Clergy and Temples
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Clerics of Phtim are often found as either hunters and gatherers of food for their communities or as sages, scribes, historians or trackers that help in their community with their given skills. Be it by recording the knowledge and history as it happens so that it might be learned from, or by tracking down and helping to find lost or possibly kidnapped members of the community.

Phtim’s temples are often very large and grand looking hunting cabins in appearance. Inside are large libraries where any and all who seek knowledge for self betterment are welcome. There are also numerous places for worshippers of Phtim to prepare and skin a kill; with ever a cleric nearby whom is more than willing to show and teach others how to properly prepare a kill and teach others on the many uses of each of the body parts. At the head of alter area of Phtim temples is the alters for praying, followed by a small series of stairs that lead to a small stage, which has a large grand fireplace that roars with a large fire. Phtim’s clerics use this fire to burn the hearts of the kills that are prepared in the temple, to follow the teachings of Phtim so that the spirit of the kill might rest. There are also chambers for passing visitors and hunters to craft hunting equipment; such as bows and arrows, as well as an andvil and hearth for creating blades, which more often is used in the creation of hunting knives or glaives by the clerics. In larger communities it isnt uncommon for there to be a small store run by the church which provides hunting equipment and accessories including bows, arrows, hunting knives, glaives, a small selection of swords and axes, tents, food, water, blankets, torches, healing supplies. Adventurers or clerics of Phtim who do missions or favors for the church may find themselves with a discount on such items.

Bio:

Phtim

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