Mahal The Maker - God of the Dwarves

Church of Mahal the Maker

Deity MAHAL, The Maker (Aule of the Valar)
Sphere Dwarves. Underground, Delving & Crafts.
Alignment Lawful Good
Symbols Hammer and Anvil (Silver/Iron)
Holy Days Dwarvish New Year (last new moon of autumn, called "Durin's Day" if moon rises before sunset)
Services Weekly (Earth's-day).
Sacrifices Gold and Gems.
Weapons Blunt weapons (maces, flails, hammer and great- or war-hammer).
Armour Any armour any shield.
Cult Skills One Cult Weapon, Oratory, First Aid, One Dwarven Craft.

Usually only Dwarves will become clerics of Mahal (and females only very rarely). Mahal made the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves at the beginning of time, long, long ages ago and watches over them whenever they sleep beneath the earth.

For this reason nearly all Dwarves are worshippers of the god, though the Church itself is not very prominent in Dwarvish society. Most Dwarves dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their allotted tasks: this is regarded as proper worship in it's own right. Thus the Church and it's clerics are left to go about their duties, alrgely uninterrupted by the laity. While ordinary Dwarves' devotion is expressed through their everyday work, clerics of the Church of Mahal spend their lives healing and defending the faithful from traditional enemies of the Dwarves, such as goblins, giants and greed.

Dwarves prefer not to discuss their god's presence within the elvish pantheon of the Valar (where his name is Aule).

Level 1: Bless (R), Command, Cure Light Wounds, Detect Evil, Detect Magic, Light, Protection from Evil, Find Traps (C2), Resist Fire (C2)
Level 2: Augury, Chant, Hold Person, Know Alignment, Slow Poison, Spiritual Hammer, Heat Metal (D2), Resist Cold (C1)
Level 3: Continual Light, Create Food, Cure Disease, Cure Serious Wounds, Glyph of Warding, Locate Object, Prayer, Stone Shape (D3)
Level 4: Cure Critical Wounds, Detect Lie, Divination, Neutralize Poison, Protection from Evil 10'r., Stone Tell (C6)
Level 5: Commune, Dispel Evil, Enchant Weapon, Quest, True Seeing, Wall of Stone (M5)
Level 6: Animate Rock (D7), Blade Barrier, Find the Path, Heal, Conjure Earth Elemental (D7), Earth Sense*
Level 7: Earthquake, Gate, Holy Word, Regenerate, Restoration, Symbol

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