Urogalan (Halfling god of the Dead and Earth)

Urogalan (Halfling god of the Dead and Earth)

He Who Must Be, the Black Hound, Lord in the Earth,the Protector, the Shaper

Demipower of Elysium LN
PORTFOLIO: Earth, death, protection of the dead
ALIASES: None widespread
DOMAIN NAME: Eronia/Soulearth
SUPERIOR: Yondalla
ALLIES: Callarduran Smoothhands, Dumathoin, Flandal Steelskin, Geb, Grumbar, Jergal, Kelemvor, Segojan Earthcaller, Sehanine Moonbow, the halfling pantheon, Osiris
FOES: Abbathor, Cyric, Myrkul (dead), Urdlen, Velsharoon
SYMBOL: Black dog’s head silhouette
WOR. ALIGN.: Any

Urogalan (URR-roh-GAH-lan) is the protector of the dead and god of the underground. His deathly aspect is as a protector of the souls of the dead and as an adviser-judge with Yondalla. His earthy aspect is one of reverence for the very earth itself and protection from threats beneath the surface, rather than concern with natural growth. Few halflings worship him, but he is respected and revered by most as a protector. Although the Small Folk generally do not fear death, most halflings shiver at the sight of the Black Hound’s symbol. Urogalan is on good terms with the rest of the halfling pantheon, particularly Yondalla, Arvoreen, and Sheela, but he holds himself somewhat removed from their joyous embrace of life. The Black Hound is closely allied with those powers of human and demihuman pantheons concerned with earth, death, and the protection of the dead, but he abhors those whose portfolios include necromancy and the undead.

Urogalan rarely speaks or displays much emotion, and when he does, the Black Hound’s quiet-spoken voice is tinged with loss. The Lord in the Earth prefers observation to intervention and has the disconcerting habit of appearing in the shadows and simply watching and waiting until he is noticed. Urogalan dispatches his avatar to gather in the souls of great, wise, or exceptional halflings, and he may also dispatch his avatar underground to watch over perils that may come from within it.

Urogalan (Halfling god of the Dead and Earth)

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