Tales of Tolgard
The god of the saurials, Finder Wyvernspur is chaotic neutral aligned. His title is The Nameless Bard. His realm is called Fermata on the Olympian Glades of Arborea. His holy symbol is a a white harp on gray circle. His personal weapon is called Sword of Songs, a bastard sword.
Finder Wyvernspur is the god of the cycle of life and the transformation of art. He is also known as the Nameless Bard, a title he gained during a lengthy period of exile while he was mortal. He is a new deity, having achieved divinity only a few years ago. He teaches that in order to thrive, everything, especially art, much change and grow. Although his faithful are few in number at the moment small, he is worshiped by bards and artisans who wish to explore nontraditional methods of expression, as well as the saurials (civilized lizardfolk from another plane).
Finder’s church is very small, consisting primarily of younger bards and musicians, and those who seek to change and diversify the arts. His faith is strong only amongst the saurials . His speciality priests are called Finders.
A few centuries ago, Finder was a member of the Wyvernspur family and a highly accomplished bard. Finder’s skills in music were such that his songs transcended mere music, inspiring others to great works, renewed vigor or deep despair.
Inevitably, Finder’s works were copied by other performers, who added their own twists to his songs. It was inevitable that their performances would thus veer from the level of perfection that Finder strove for. In anger at the corruption of his works, Finder vowed to create a method by which his songs would be preserved in the ideal state; that is, the way he himself wanted.
Disregarding the advice of powerful mages who claimed it was too dangerous, Finder first modified an artifact, the Finder’s Stone, to act as a recording and playback device for his music, spells, and journal. He accomplished this by inserting a sliver of para-elemental ice into the stone, cooling it while simultaneously expanding it’s storage capacity. The Stone was a success, however Finder wasn’t satisfied by the flat, unliving playback it delivered.
To make his music both “alive” and immortal, he then devised a magical clone of himself that he could fill with memories— including his music. This clone, Flattery Wyvernspur, was physically almost identical to Finder. However, the egotistical Finder was unsatisfied by the emotionally childlike and inexperienced clone’s imperfect reproductions of Finder’s music. After only a week of unsuccessful practice, Finder lashed out in frustration and struck the clone. He continued a cycle of abuse until finally, Flattery snapped and attempted to kill Finder with a ring of disintegration. One of Finder’s apprentices died when he threw himself in front of the beam, while another was later driven to suicide by the now evil Flattery. This resulted in a severe backlash to Finder’s reputation, despite Finder’s attempts at a partial cover-up. He claimed his apprentices were injured in an explosion in which the clone was also killed. Flattery actually escaped, and cleaned out Finder’s lab. Finder himself was brought to trial.
He was condemned to timeless existence in the Citadel of White Exile, located on the border between the Plane of Positive Energy and the Demi-Plane of Gems. His songs and his name were wiped from the Material Plane.
Centuries later, the sorceress Cassana found details of Finder’s experiments and tracked him down in the Citadel. She offered him a second chance, though her motives for doing so were dark. He accepted, and the result was the adventuress Alias, who he filled with false memories and all of his music. In her release from Cassana and the “Dark Masters,” Alias met Finder, known as Nameless, and he discovered that she, too, had been adapting his music to enhance it. However, Finder found he could accept this fact. Within a year, Flattery reemerged and attempted to steal the Wyvern’s Spur, an artifact and heirloom of the Wyvernspurs. He was killed when Giogi Wyvernspur used the Spur against him.
Now returned to Abeir-Toril, Finder was yet again put on trial, this time, to determine whether he could be reintroduced into the realms or returned to the white citadel. After a long and dangerous journey with his halfling friend, Olive Ruskettle, Finder found the love and courage within himself to sacrifice the Finder’s Stone and save the realms from the evil Moander. At that time, Moander had enslaved a number of the otherworldly reptilian humanoids known as Saurials. By dismantling the stone and using the para-elemental ice at its core, Finder was able to slay Moander’s real body and claim its godly essence for his own. Moander’s portfolio of rot and corruption, however, remained unclaimed by the bard.
In doing this, Finder freed the Saurials, one of whom— Dragonbait— was traveling with Alias at the time, who had been enslaved by Moander. Finder immediately gained the worship of this stranded race (excepting Dragonbait who followed Tyr), as their own deities remained on the world they left behind. He was also pardoned for his bravery, and his name and songs were restored.
Still a fledgling power, Finder started to develop a base of worshipers at the urging of his first priestess, the saurial Copperbloom. To do so, he manifested himself to a young bard named Joel, posing as the elderly priest Jedidiah, who espoused the wonders of Finder’s vision. Joel later became close friends with Finder, as well as his first human cleric, from the time they spent together searching for an artifact, the Hand of Bane.
God of the Saurials
Domains: Chaos, Charm, Renewal, and Scalykind
Portfolio: Cycles of Life, Saurials, and Transformation of Art
Homeplane: Olympian Glades of Arborea
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Allies: Tymora, Selûne
Enemies: Moander (deceased)
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