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Bartziluth

by Marco Dalmonte English translation by Gary Davies

(HRUGGEK, MODI)
Patron of Bugbears, Patron of Fury in Battle, Lord of War

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 14th (Celestial), CN, Energy
Symbol: a black morningstar
Portfolio: bugbears, fury, battles, bravery, strength
Worshipped in: Hule, Isle of Dawn (Redstone), Known World (Five Shires, Darokin, Karameikos, Broken Lands, Northern Reaches), Norwold (Denagoth), Skothar (Jen, Nentsun)
Appearance: an enormous bugbear with a savage and threatening snout in which sparkle two smart and intelligent eyes, wearing shining leather armour like a golden fleece and in his hand a black morningstar.
History: during his mortal life he was a bugbear in the Broken Lands living around the XII century BC, a year of massive expansion of the humanoids of that region. Powerful fighter and of unsurpassed courage, he became famous for his fury in battle and the custom of breaking the heads of his enemies with an iron mace of many spikes (a morningstar). No one knows exactly how he successfully became an Immortal in the Sphere of Energy (certainly thanks to his mysterious patron), however he was from that moment the protector of bugbears and berserkers, and promotes brutal war fought with ardour until last blood.
Personality: Bartziluth is obsessed with fighting and physical confrontation in general, he greatly admires challenges among warriors that demonstrate strength and ignoring pain and death, and especially those people that fight without reservation until the last, possessed by battle (the berserkers). He hates Halav for his crusade against the humanoids and is also opposed to Atzanteotl who tries to steal his followers with lies and false promises.
Patron: unknown [presumed: Thor]
Allies: none
Enemies: Halav, Atzanteotl
Alignment of followers: Chaotic
Favourite weapon: morning star (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics’ skills and powers: +1 bonus to Strength, free Fighting Instinct general skill
Avengers’ skills and powers: free Fighting Frenzy general skill
Domains: Energy, Chaos, Strength, War
Preferred weapon: morning star
Sources: HW, WotI