The Sundered Sea - A 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign
The cabin door swung open suddenly – frigid blasts of wind rushing in as the woodsman finally returned home. A bundle of firewood, carefully wrapped in canvas and oilcloth was under his arm, and he rushed to the hearth to throw a wedge of wood onto the coals – already close to extinguishing. Gently blowing, the coals began to glow again. With each breath he cast into the fire, he whispered a prayer. Valyron bless this hearth.
Meanwhile, Urgash brought the hammer down with relentless swings – clang, clang, clang rhythmically echoing off of the foundry walls as he finished the piece. It was a wicked, red-hot piece of iron, fashioned into a crude, yet all-too-effective mace – slowly taking it’s awful shape as the orc hammered, tossing the still smoking weapon onto the pile. The orc sneered a satisfied smile as he picked up the hammer again. Valyron bless this forge.
Alignment: True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Evil
Symbol: A burning stag, an amorphous flame
Portfolio: Flame, earth, forges, destruction
Like Ygris and Aiwarde, the old god Valyron encompasses all of the scattered aspects of elemental fire. It burns, it cooks, it destroys, it fuels – it is simultaneously a creative, energetic power as well as the destructive, furious power to reduce to ash.
However, the values of Valyron also extend to the aspects civilization values fire for – a gathering point, a warm hearth, a productive forge. Warriors pray for guidance, hoping to glean some of the relentless power of the deity. Clerics of Valyron, “Dawnsingers,” coat their weapons in flaming oil and pitch, calling on the righteous power of the sun to cleanse undead and bring righteous justice.
Inasmuch as fire (and all senses of the word) exist within the world, so exists Valyron.