Hurgrih

From Bestiary of the Hypogriph

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Hurgrih is the Dwarven god of grudges, justice and vengeance, who serves as a member of the Dwarven Pantheon.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Hurgrih is depicted as a frowning old Dwarf with a great white beard, carrying in his hands the Great Book of Grudges and wearing a black cape.

History[edit | edit source]

According to the Dwarven myths, Hurgrih taught the first generation of Dwarves about vengeance, harboring grudges against their foes and seeking retribution at every chance. He was the final Dwarven god to instruct the ancient Dwarves and, according to legend, he gifted the first Lord-Thane the Great Book of Grudges, which has been passed down by all Lord-Thanes since.

Realm[edit | edit source]

Like the rest of their pantheon, Hurgrih resides in the Forge of Worlds, the realm of Skasdrumri in Ziana. There he judges all souls to make sure they deserve to be there and not be cast down to Irkalla, as he does not trust the judgement of Dominus Mortis due to him not being a Dwarven god.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Hurgrih is said to be perpetually in a foul mood. He believes that, without his guidance, the other gods are hopeless to respond to threats to the Dwarven people. Because of this, they prefer to keep a good distance from him at all times.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Hurgrih is the younger brother of Skasdrumri, king of the Dwarven gods, who he believes is the only one other than him who has a perfect judgement. Because of his generally unpleasant behavior, most gods avoid him unless they need his aid; as he is is not the most social being, Hurgrih has no problems with it.

Cult of Hurgrih[edit | edit source]

Worshippers of the Grumbler are not priests or clerics, but inquisitors who impose the god's vengeance upon all who would wrong them. As most Dwarves possess a personal Book of Grudges, it is said he is revered in a small extent at all times, even if the Dwarves do not actively call for him when recording their problems.

See also[edit | edit source]

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