Aiwarde

Faren retched over the siderail of the deck, grasping for a handhold while the Silverveil listed in the torrential rain. The storm had been tossing the small merchant vessel for nearly two hours, and no clear end was in sight. A few dozen feet over on the other side of the deck, Faren saw a pair of Stormsoothers of Umberlee out of the corner of his eye- the both of them were clutching desperately to a net, mumbling prayers for their brother who was swept off of the deck by a rogue wave just a few moments ago. Obviously the Bitch Queen ain’t listening, he thought, his memory also drifting to his apartment back in Preacher’s Row. Every morning he’d race down the tenement stairs and pass off a chunk of his morning loaf of bread to Speaker Gull, the old preacher who set up shop on the King’s Road. The man was a bit soft in the head, and rarely had anything to say other than the Storm Ruler’s Song – a collection of verse and scripture still recited as an old poem – recited by Speaker Gull daily at a full, screeching volume. Faren’s stomach turned again – another sudden lurch of the ship snapping him back to reality. _I could use some help, if you’re even still there, Storm Ruler. _ Faren gripped the rail and started whispering the Song, if not to Aiwarde, then to Good Speaker Gull – wherever he was.

Aiwarde

Alignment: True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral
Symbol: A trio of whirlpools, spirals
Portfolio: Wind, seas, currents

Like the other elemental old gods of Sundren, Ygris and Valyron, the deity Aiwarde encompasses all of the various aspects of elemental water and weather. Also like his fellow elemental old gods, Aiwarde’s domain is not so much concerned with morality – rather encompassing the duality of a calm breeze as compared to a raging hurricane, or a gentle stream and a grasping whirlpool.

It is widely regarded that Aiwarde, as compared to the other two elemental old gods, is (for lack of a better word) perhaps “kinder” than the others – being a favored deity of sailors to calm ocean storms, or to guide them safely home across the Trackless Sea.