Tales from the Inner Sea
With titles like Lord of War, The Undefeatable and Ravens Friend, Perang the War God is well named. He was the third born child of Nerukata and Sensu, and on his birth he sprang forth fully armed and armoured yelling “Kill the enemy! I hate the foe!”. True, his birth happened in the times of war between the good and evil deities, and his sphere of battle and conflict was born of necessity, for Satrom alone could not lead the divine host to victory; he needed a strong and committed ally and brother to aid him. Perang is depicted as a heavily armed man carrying something called “Weapon”, which changes into any weapon he can think of, and he also carries the Mace HungerBlighter gifted him by Satrom and Mitron to aid in the battles against Yesan Who Hungers. His armour is varied and always appears as what his followers expect, or what he needs to wear to win a battle. His countenance is clean shaven and his build lean and slender, his stare can chill a fiery heart and his voice is like the clamour of countless voices yelling their warcries.
His greatest battle was against Yesan Who Hungers, fighting the seemingly unstoppable Lord of Desolation and Famine to a standstill. His sphere is indeed battle and war, whether it is the single combat between 2 soldiers to the tactical struggles between 2 generals and all that lies between. He esteems honour almost as highly as he does victory, and his followers (who are soldiers, gladiators, mercenaries and some adventurers) are expected to be brave, honourable (at least amongst each other) and strive for martial excellence. In return his followers are rewarded as being part of a fellowship upon death that sees them ascend to his great warriors realm in Heaven where they defend the Heavens against any threats that come upon it. On the Mundane Plane, they can easily be housed, fed and trained at the Barrack-Monasteries of the Lord of Battle.
His High Holy day is commonly known as “The Day of the Honoured Dead” and lies on the first Peramal of the 12th month as the year nears its death and passing. Within Voya for example it is the most important day of the year, even more so than Stormsheart, and most cities that have a Colissea within it throw great games and martial events to glorify the Lord of War, Battle and Honour. It is a day in 2 parts, with the first half given over to meditation and contemplation to battles past, and the honouring and remembering of the fallen, friend and foe alike; the second part is the evening, which is a more lively and loud affair with feasting, gift giving, singing and tale telling.
The clergy are disciplined, given to martial excellence and both tactical and strategic professionalism. Regarded as military commanders in their own right, they are often used as officers and instructors by local dignitaries and potentates. Priests rarely marry, though there is no restriction against it; they are anything but chaste or celibate, and like soldiers, often given to a free and easy romantic attitude. There are a number of Orders who have certain restrictions in their relationships, such as the Brides of Perang in Voya but they are the exception to the rule. Robes are a sombre dark grey, with red and black trim, and there is no one weapon that is used, as all serve a purpose to bring victory.
His cult skills are Primary weapon attack, Primary weapon parry/shield parry, secondary weapon attack and parry, Dodge, Scan and Jump. Training can be found at all locations wherever there is at least a Site or shrine upwards.
Magic is powerful but specialised to aiding the warrior survive and win, especially the powerful and feared True (Weapon) spell;
Spirit – Bladesharp/Bludgeon/, Fanaticism, Ironhand, Demoralize, Heal, Protection.
Divine – Berserk, Shield, True (weapon), Retrieve Weapon.
His relationships with other deities are good enough, but the 2 most notable relationships he has are with his elder brother Satrom and his younger brother Ciha; the former is his friendly rival and battle brother against the forces of evil, and the latter is his eternally compassionate yet thoroughly irascible healer and some say conscience; certainly it was Ciha who taught the God whose first words were about killing and hating the value of honour, restraint and occasional mercy. Perang utterly despises the evil deities, and greatly distrusts Loksan and Ba’Ath.
Perang has a Hall of the Honoured, where those of his followers whose life has pleased him and made him proud abide. They are his vanguard, and are often referred to as his War Saints, acting as his messengers and personal honour guard.