Heimdall

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Major Deity

AKA: Heimdallr, Guardian of the Bifrost Rainbow Bridge
Alignment: Lawful good
Worshiper Alignments: LG, NG, LN
Portfolio: Guardianship, gates, paths of travel, human culture, duty
Worshipers: Guards, militia, law enforcement, lawful societies, travelers
Domains: Glory, Good, Law, Protection, Strength, Travel
Holy Symbol: Great horn
Favored Weapon: Bastard sword
Status in Svenheim:
Holy Sites in Svenheim:

Relations: Son of the Nine Waves (Himinglæva, Dufa, Blodughadd, Hefring, Unn, Hronn, Bylgia, Drofn, Kolga)


Heimdall is a god who possesses the resounding horn Gjallarhorn, owns the golden-maned horse Gulltoppr, has gold teeth, and is the son of Nine Mothers. Heimdall is attested as possessing foreknowledge, keen eyesight and hearing, is described as “the whitest of the gods”, and keeps watch for the onset of Ragnarök while drinking fine mead in his dwelling Himinbjörg, located where the burning rainbow bridge Bifröst meets heaven.

Heimdall is said to be the originator of social classes among mankind, once regained Freyja’s treasured possession Brísingamen while doing battle in the shape of a seal with Loki, and Heimdall and Loki are foretold to kill one another during the events of Ragnarök. Heimdall is additionally referred to as Hallinskiði, Gullintanni, and Vindlér or Vindhlér.

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His main duty is to guard the Bifrost Rainbow bridge which connects Asgard to Midgard. To accomplish this task he is gifted with supernatural senses that go far beyond those of any other God. To give a warning to all of Asgard, about any potential threat, all he must do is blow his great magical horn Gjallarhorn. Heimdall takes his lawful duty as guardian very seriously, he never wavers and can never be tricked or bribed.

Clergy & Worship of Heimdall

Heimdall’s clergy wear war helms, plate mail and cloaks of white. They carry smaller versions of Gjallarhorn as holy symbols and use them to warn others of danger.

All of Heimdall’s clerics gain a free heavy armor proficiency as they are trained to wear plate mail.

Further, all of Heimdall clergy are blessed with exceptional senses granting them a +2 insight bonus to all perception checks. This bonus increases by +1 every 5th level. Perception is always considered a class skill for Heimdall clergy.

A priest of Heimdall is blessed with an extraordinary vigilance by his God. Once per day, Heimdall’s priests may take 20 to any one perception check.

Once per day a priest of Heimdall my blow his Gjallarhorn holy symbol and call forth a tiny piece of the Bifrost bridge to protect him against enemies. The effect is a bright rainbow bursting forth from the horn and striking those in front of him; very much like a prismatic spray. The effect is in a cone with a range equal to the cleric’s level x 5 feet. DC to save is 10 + cleric’s wisdom bonus + 1/2 per cleric level. Those within the cone are randomly struck by one or more beams as rolled on the following chart:


# Beam: Effect: Save:
1. Red beam Fire Damage = 1d6 + (cleric level x3) Fortitude for half
2. Orange beam Drain Wisdom points*= 1d4 + (cleric level x1/3) Will negates
3. Yellow beam Electrical damage = 1d8 + (cleric level x3) Reflex for half
4. Green beam Oppression (levels 1-10), as Slow spell Will negates
Skyfall (levels 11+), as Reverse Gravity spell Will negates
5. Blue beam Frost Damage = 1d10 + (cleric level x3) Fortitude for half
6. Indigo beam Paralyze, as Hold Person or Hold Monster spell Reflex negates
7. Violet beam Teleport away** = 1d100 feet + (cleric level x25 feet) Will for half
8. Multiple beams Roll additional beam hit for each 8 rolled on this chart.

Notes:
Wisdom drained returns 1 point per 5 minutes.
Teleports are in a random direction but result can never be in solid area. DM adjusts as needed.
When rolling multiple beam hits due to an 8 being rolled the same beam can not hit twice so reroll until different beams are resulted.
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Heimdall’s holy day is midyear’s day when burnt offers are to be made in his temples.

Rainbows are said to be a positive sign from Heindall, possibly even granting faithful seeing it the effects of a bless spell. Or it could mean that the worshiper will have safe travels on their current journey.

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