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Rem's symbol, representing his iron fist and the chain of judgement and order.

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Torm (pronounced TORM, or The Loyal Fury) is the god of law and a lawful good greater deity whose portfolio consists of duty, loyalty, and righteousness. His symbol is a gauntlet, which represents the iron fist of order, trial and rule for the common good.


Worshipers

Torm's worshipers consist of those who favor the cause of both Good and Law. Righteousness, honesty, loyalty and truth are their primary pursuits. In the Post-Conflict War world, which seems to be more dangerous and darker than ever, they shine as beacons of hope and courage.

Orders

Order of the Golden Lion

High Cleric Barriltar Bhandraddon serves as Torm's pontiff and rules from the magnificent Temple of Torm's Coming in Tantras. From this place, the pontiff has extended Torm's reach and worship by sponsoring continent-wide knightly orders, including the prestigious Order of the Golden Lion.

Members of the Order of the Golden Lion, known as Tormtar, guard temples of deities whose worshipers the Tormish had persecuted during the Time of Reconing. This act of aiding other goodly faiths is called the Penance of Duty.

Along with the Penance of Duty, the Tormtar must also fulfill the Debt of Dereliction (the act of expending every resource possible to eliminate cults of Cyric and Bane), and the Debt of Destruction (the act of locating and recording accursed souls and purging them of the Darksign). As the Order was created during both the renaissance of Torm's church and the Time of Reckoning, it has enjoyed a notable diversity in regard to the skills (Classes) and races of its Tormtar.

Girded Healers

Members of this order worship both Torm and Helm. The primary purpose of this order is to heal those touched by war or the Wailing Death during the Plague Wars.

Torm

Rem, the almighty judge.

Relationships

Torm had a friendship with Helm prior to the latter's death at the year of Reckoning which followed the faceless watcher's resurrection, though the two deities' priesthoods were cold to one another. Torm has many enemies amongst the foul deities, but the return of his arch nemesis Bane has forced Torm to concentrate his efforts again.

It's well known that he and the Red Knight are fond of one another, but whether the two are friends or lovers is something the duo keep to themselves.

The Triad

Torm was one of the three deities of similar interests known as the Triad, along with Helm and Tyr. It was often said by common-folk that Torm was the weakest of the three in his subservient role, but the role he played was of true importance: he acted as the nexus that holds the three together. Torm tempered Tyr's zeal for justice with his gifts of mercy and humility. The Triad broke up with the death of Tyr, but before Tyr died he gave his godhood and power to Torm during or after the Conflict Wars, and Torm was elevated to a greater deity soon after before Ilmater joined the Triad to take the place of Tyr.

History

Prior to the Time of Reconing, Torm was a minor demipower. Torm gained considerable attention and praise during the Godswar when his faithful helped keep one of the missing Tablets of Fate safe, and his own avatar battled and completely destroyed the avatar of Bane outside Tantras, (on Eleasias 13), seemingly killing the god who has already been weakened by Mystra and her servant Elminster. Torm died in the conflict too, but because of his loyalty to his portfolio was resurrected by the overdeity Ao at the end of the Time of Reckoning, with his power greatly increased.

In 1AR just after the Time of Reckoning, Tyr abdicated his godhood and granted Torm all his deific power. Tyr counsels all of his followers to offer their allegiance to Torm. Torm then became a greater god and master of Celestia following the death of Tyr in a demonic invasion and his resurrection at the end of the Time of Reconing.

Destruction of Bane's avatar

During the Time of Reckoning, Torm defeated the avatar of Bane. He knew he did not have enough power to do this, so he chose to absorb the souls of his worshipers in Tantras, knowing that they would be instantly killed. The transferring of souls was done voluntarily and took thousands of lives, but Torm chose to spare children aged 14 and below. These individuals became known as the Martyr's Progeny.[7]

Dogma

Salvation may be found through service. Every failure of duty diminishes Torm and every success adds to his luster. Strive to maintain law and order. Obey your masters with alert judgment and anticipation. Stand ever alert against corruption. Strike quickly and forcefully against rot in the hearts of mortals. Bring painful, quick death to traitors. Question unjust laws by suggesting improvement or alternatives, not additional laws. Your fourfold duties are to faith, family, masters, and all good beings of Faerun.

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