From Bestiary of the Hypogriph


The staunch and honourable hunter, who guides the arrows of the hunt to their mark...
โ€” Zianan Passage, describing Kumyus

Kumyus is an archangel dedicated to the spheres of agriculture, hunting and community, who is revered by the more simple folk of Telamon.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Kumyus is most often depicted as a heavily built Human man with a pair of antlers growing from his head and wearing heavy fur coats around his body. He always carries a shortbow in hand.

History[edit | edit source]

Kumyus is an ascended angel who earned his power through perseverence and service to the gods of good. He is famed for his battle against the demon lord Uzgoroth, where he thrust one of his holy spears deep into the demon's back, where it remains to this day.

Realm[edit | edit source]

Kumyus claims no realm of Ziana as his own, rather living a nomadic life across the wilderness of that plane. He can often be found at the Garden of the Gods, where he shares his feats of skill with Eostraeya.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kumyus is a serious and focused being who values a quiet and simple life, and while he holds no grudge against civilization, he finds its noise and industry grating. He believes mortals must stay together in closely-knit communities, as no one can live a good life when lonely or distant from their families and companions.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Kumyus is heavily associated with Eostraeya, an archangel with spheres close to his own, and he spends much of his time near her presence; rumours say that the two demigods are lovers. Certain forces of nature see Kumyus as somewhat of an intrusion in their territory, though there is no true conflict between him and their kind. Wulven considers him too soft for merely hunting what he needs as opposed to hunting to display his strength, which Kumyus considers irresponsible. He has a fierce enmity with the demon lord Uzgoroth, who he once defeated him in battle and thrust one of his spears deep into the demon lord's back, giving him eternal agony and making it impossible to remove without utterly destroying him.

Cult of Kumyus[edit | edit source]

Worship of Kumyus is commonly found in small towns and villages, away from civilized centers and capitals. His worshippers are usually farmers and hunters who pray for the Lord of the Woods for a bountiful harvest or a good hunt to feed their families. Kumyus has few priests, but a number of druids are known to follow his faith, often regulating the wilderness around such communities to ensure their safety.

See also[edit | edit source]