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Land

by Marco Dalmonte

Patron of Earth Elementals, Guardian of the Elemental Plane of Earth
Level, Alignment, Sphere: 21 (Empyreal), LN, Matter
Symbol: a stonewall
Portfolio: earth elementals, order, strength, protecting the Elemental plane of Earth
Worshipped in: Elemental Plane of Earth
Appearance: a huge headless humanoid made of rocks, earth and soil.
History: LIKELY THEORY: Land was an earth elemental from the plane of Earth who descended directly from Terra's lineage. Due to his fealty and devotion to his old ancestor, Terra took a special interest in Land and tried to lead him through the path to immortality. Knowing that the Elemaster of Earth would have been greatly offended by this act, she convinced Land to swear loyalty and eternal servitude to the Elemaster before embarking on the path of the Polymath, and this pleased the ancient immortal.
After Land attained immortality (in the era of the Blackmoorian rise on Mystara), the Elemaster immediately grabbed the opportunity to remember his oath, and from that moment Land has served two masters: Terra and the Elemaster of Earth, following the orders of both. He is thus in a difficult position, always obliged to mediate between the two parts without betraying any of them. He's the ultimate defender of the earth elementals and is in charge of guarding the plane of earth against planar interference of any kind, a duty he performs with the outmost efficiency and even bouts of sadism.
Patron: unknown [likely: Terra]
Allies: Terra, Elemaster of Earth
Enemies: Elemaster of Water
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' alignment: Lawful or Neutral
Favoured weapons: natural weapons (allowed all bludgeoning weapons)
Clerics' skills & powers: +1 bonus to Strength, free general skill Endurance
D&D 3E stats:
Domains: Matter, Law, Earth, Strength
Preferred weapon: natural weapons (smash)
Sources
: IM2