Intermediate God (14)
Symbol: White Stag
Alignment: True neutral
Woods, forests, growth of life, animals, hunting, plants, budding, gardens, parks
Rangers, hunters, foresters, gardeners
Druids: only neutral
Priests: only neutral
Favoured animals and plants: All, but especially stag, ram, wolf, otter, and snake; pine and beech
- Domain Focus: +1 DC for all domain spells.
- Ability Increase: +1 Constitution (can be taken only once).
- Weapon Specialization (shortspear or any bow):
The prerequisites must be met, treating the priest levels as fighter levels.
- Channeling: Rebuke or command fey and magical beasts.
- Bonus Feats and Skill: Gain Self Sufficient and Track, add Survival to your list of class skills.
- Wild Shape: Only stag, ram, wolf, otter, snake, earth elemental, as a druid of your level.
Favoured weapons: Shortspear and all bows
Cernunnos always appears to mortals as either an animal or human with the antlers of a stag.
His name means "the horned one".
He is the king of the underground faerie realm and the duke of the forests.
He is responsible for the rising of the sap in plants resulting in renewed
growth in spring. In addition Cernunnos is the master of all animals.
Nature is sacred to Cernunnos and his followers.
He even dislikes farming and breeding of animals and plants, because gathering and hunting are preferable.
Therefore Cernunnos dislikes farmers and cities, he sees them as cause for an alienation with nature.
The creation of parks and gardens in the cities is only a small comfort.
It is forbidden to slay animals who have to care for their offspring.
Hunters have to respect the close season for each game animal as decreed by the gods.
Of course young animals are out of bounds for hunters too.
The followers of Cernunnos help those who live according to his creed and protect
animals and plants from those who don't.
They return the like to those who kill or harm animals or plants against his command.
Organisation and Temples
Cernunnos' followers wear green and brown clothes and few metal items.
Their torque is made of horn - it is used as their divine focus.
Cernunnos' followers are required to pray at dawn.
His temples are forests and parks.
A glade hidden somewhere deep in the forest maybe with a small altar is all he wants and needs.