IC - IN CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
God of Gnomes, Crafting, Fortune, Trickery and Trade.
The History of Xyllomer as seen by a Priestess of Calric
And it was in the dawning of the world that AO the creator
made Rokoon, and Rokoon created the Sky but the Sky was
empty and boring, so AO created Tharandil, and Tharandil
created the world and the plants and the animals and it was
a little less boring.
Then AO created Bhaal, and Bhaal could not think of anything
to build, so he tried to take the Sky from Rokoon and the
World from Tharandil, and there was much fighting and
shouting and general mayhem and the animals were very
And Tharandil created the Centaurs to be strong and fierce
and protect the forests and the animals, and she created the
Fairies to be swift and wise to care for them.
And in the battles the blood of the gods spilled on the
ground and from the blood AO created Calric, Dualdin, Orades
and Swarnigul, so that some good might come out of the
Dualdin created the elves, Swarnigul made the dwarves,
Calric gave life to the gnomes and the humans were created
by Orades to help the World against Bhaal.
But Bhaal corrupted the other creations into orcs and
goblins, trolls and giants, so the fighting continued for a
And then Calric said:
"Why should we all fight, would it not be much nicer
if we stopped and built more things? It becomes boring to
And he went to Bhaal and asked him to please stop fighting.
Bhaal was quite surprised, and as he had not talked to
anyone but his own creations for a long time he was also
lonesome. So he sat there and chatted with Calric and it
was a time of peace.
But in the meantime the centaurs and humans and elves and
dwarves killed almost all the giants and orcs and goblins
and trolls. Only the gnomes did not kill much because they
were too busy building things.
And when Bhaal saw what had happened while he had chatted
he became very angry. And he helped his creatures with
great powers and had them drive back humans, elves, dwarves
and centaurs and kill many of them.
They did not harm the gnomes too much because the gnomes
had not harmed them, but there was another great war and
much pain and bloodshed.
And when Rokoon saw this he became very angry and cast
Calric out and cursed him, as he thought Calric had been
plotting with Bhaal. And Calric was very annoyed because he
thought that it was partways the other god's fault, all that
killing and rending and maiming and warlike stuff.
But in the long chat with Bhaal he had realized that Bhaal
was not really nice at all and wanted to destroy the world
if he could not rule it. Calric did not approve of that
So he built himself a nice huge cave and took a bouncy
gnomish woman as his wife and decided to let the other gods
do the bickering and fighting and he concentrated on
building things instead.
The history of Calric, as told to me in
visions by Calric, praised be his name. Amber, Priestress
OOC - OUT OF CHARACTER - KNOWLEDGE
Calric is one of the major gods. He was created by AO and
he created the gnomes in turn. Much of his love for
creation and inventions shows in the preferences of his
race, and he turns a loving eye on those who are physically
weaker by nature, yet possess the wit and courage to make
up for it.
In former times Calric was known as the god of trickery and
deceit, and thus, he was often called upon by merchants and
thieves, some of which consider him their patron. However
this also had him at odds with many of the other gods.
Yet nothing is further from him than a malign thought when
he plays his tricks upon others. On the contrary, he wants
to bring mirth to their lives, and spice up their boring
Although there were serious differences between Rokoon and
Calric during the beginning of the time, neither really
hates the other.
Followers of Calric often have a generous perception of
ownership, for Calric likes to share, but he also likes
to borrow without asking. At the same time the other
aspects of craftmanship, fortune and trade should not
be forgotten. Often a gnome was called a thief for his
wealth was assumed to have been gained by theft and not
through his good fortune at trades, and his handywork
with witty items.
Within the world people often see Calric as a god with
doubtful motives, as many of his followers used to be
Among the Pantheon
Calric is regarded as neutral.