God of Conflict
|Position:||Major God, Chaos Triumverate|
|Race:||Half Ettin/Half Ogre-mage (essentially a 2-headed Ogre Mage)|
|Domains:||Chaos; Drow; Envy; Greed; Madness; Scalykind; Spider; Suffering; Hunger; Pestilence; All others belonging to his aspects/minor gods.|
|Symbol:||An unbreakable chain twisted into a figure eight.|
|Weapon:||Jagged short spear|
|Relationships:||Family: N/A – Allies: ... – Enemies: Retribution|
Gelihast was the unexpected result of a union between an ettin and an Ogre mage. The child’s ettin mother was unaware she was pregnant when she returned to her tribe and the baby was something of a shock to say the least; she thought it was a very pretty shade of blue, however, and decided to keep it, despite the severe criticism of some of her tribesman, who thought it was a terrible omen.
Luckily for the boy, he inherited his father’s intelligence, which allowed him, even at a young age, to assume leadership of his tribe. Prior to his ascension, he led his people to conquer several other Giant tribes, as well as many non-giant lands (despite the obvious challenges of attempting to lead ettins to anything).
One of these tribes was the clan of Ogre Mages from whom he was descended. After his ascension, the Ogre Mages agreed to take the ettins into their fold, if Gelihast would accept the Mages as his chosen people. The tribe would eventually go on to sack the Kingdom of Black Wall (see Margulis).
Gelihast was chosen as the Pillar of Conflict due to his perseverance in the long struggle to expand and improve the state of his people’s nation, within and without. In addition, having two heads, and more than 10 intelligence while living with ettins, has given him much personal experience in the area of conflict.
Gelihast is currently suffering from unrequited love for Ben, Goddess of Peace.
As one might expect, the God of Conflict is worshipped by a hodgepodge of people. He has no organized following; instead, most people tend to turn to him on an individual basis at times when his intervention might be appreciated.
In particular, tribal races tend to include him in their worship; often creating shrines or small temples in his honour.
The few clerics he has dedicate themselves to their own interpretation of his philosophies, which largely breaks down to the idea that it is through conflict that one gains strength. Interpretations of this are widely varied, and it’s rare to find one cleric of Gelihast who agrees with another.