IC - IN CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
God of Elves, Earth, Forest, Hunting.
green and white
Elohim, Naph'Tal Treevillage and Tortoise
When the world was young Dualdin looked at it, and he saw
it in all it's beauty. He saw dry lands, and meadows,
rivers and forests, mountains and the sea. And when the
gods were selected to bring life to the world they chose
the lands which would be fitting for their children.
Dualdin walked the world and he came to the southern edge
of the lands of Primordia. The trees were still young and
vivid, and soon he started to talk to them. They said
that they would like the company of some gentle folk, of
people who were nimble and graceful, merry and peaceful,
so they could watch them dance in their shade.
And so it happened that Dualdin created the elves. And he
gave them the capability to be nimble and beautiful inside
and outside. He gave them the heart to embrace nature and
They lived in peace with the forest, and their joy of life
was unsurpassed, yet Dualdin saw that what he had created
would be overshadowed by the sorrow of loss, because the
trees were of long life, but the elves lived only a few
So he came back to the world and spoke to his children,
and he decided that they should be the ones to decide for
themselves when they wished to leave the world.
OOC - OUT OF CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
As all of the major gods Dualdin was created by AO, and
AO sent him to take care of the plants together with
Tharandil. Dualdin split the work with his sister, and
he concentrated on the trees and the forests.
When his work was finished Dualdin added the animals
of the forest, but still there was no perfect cycle of
renewal, and so he attempted to teach the humans about
the Hunt. But they were too clumsy to properly stalk
the game in the forest, and so he decided to create
his own race, the graceful, agile elves.
To the elven race, Dualdin is the most important deity. As
the creator of their race and the forests, their original
home, he gave them all they needed to live for themselves,
and often the other races view them as frolicking because
of their easy, life-loving ways. Non-elves are more
critical of the wonders of Dualdin, however, the forest is
more a resource of food and building material to them.
Followers of Dualdin cherish life in all its forms. No
game is killed without need, no life disturbed beyond its
nature. As one of the more forgiving gods, Dualdin is
often seen by other people as a 'good' god, since his
intention is to do no harm to others. Yet Dualdin will
always help his children, the elves, before all others.
Within the world people usually see Dualdin as a god
with tendencies to the "good" side of the struggle.
Among the Pantheon
Dualdin is regarded as neutral.