Kurnoth

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Kurnoth
Titles Hunter God[3b]
Domains Hunting
Nature's Wildness
Nature's Hunger
Type Asur God[3b]
Status Deceased
Aspects Huntsman[5b]
Killer[5b]
Seducer[5b]
The Old Stag[5b]
Relatives Alarielle (paramour)[6a]
Affiliation Order
Followers Sylvaneth[8]
Kurnothi Aelf[6a]
Spite[8]
Human[8]
Adjectives Kurnothi

Kurnoth was a hunter god that represented nature's wildness and hunger and one of the survivors of the World-That-Was.[4]

Aspects

  • Kurnoth the Huntsman: Beast and man as one. [5b]
  • Kurnoth the Killer: Carrying his spear and clad in Ironoak armour. [5b]
  • Kurnoth the Seducer: Wearing a crown of stag horns and clad in ivy. [5b]
  • The Old Stag: Said to be an older god, from whom Kurnoth was formed, it now manifests as a shard of the god. [5b]

History

Age of Chaos

Kurnoth and the Heartwood Glade Sylvaneth defended Kurnotheal in the realm of Ghyran during the Age of Chaos but as he was in his winter season he was too weak to resist the forces of Nurgle. He was ultimately defeated and slain in the Battle of Tears by the servants of the Plague God, led by Horticulous Slimux. His spear and what remained of his body was rescued by what remained of his forces. As they escaped their forces were slowly reduced until only a single Dryad managed to return to Alarielle with his remains.[3a]

This spear is now wielded by Alarielle in battle. She also uses it to commune with her soul consort Kurnoth during certain seasons and lunar cycles [3b].

Worshippers

He was one of several deities worshipped by the Sylvaneth and the only that is worshipped at the same level as Alarielle. It's this fact that makes other Sylvaneth so wary of the Kurnoth Hunter's elevated level of worship.[4]

The Kurnoth Hunters are the living embodiment's of his wrath and power.[1][2]. Their creation was a result of Alarielle's awakening in her war aspect during the Season of War. The Kurnoth Hunter's were given a position within her Royal Moot in the form of the Huntmaster of Kurnoth, a being shrouded in mystery, described as being somewhere between Alarielle's captain of the guard, martial advisory, high priest of Kurnoth, and the queen's spy master.[4]

Legends

In Wald, a village in the Ghoul Mere, it is said the Everqueen tamed and then flayed the Old Stag and from the meat she pulled a single seed that would become Kurnoth. That which remained was submerged in the mire, dreaming of carnage in his name, guarded by her Sylvaneth, later Wald would be built atop it. [5a]

Followers

The followers of Kurnoth are known as the Kurnothi, a war-like cult dedicated to purging those who desecrate the natural order. The most noteworthy amongst them is the Kurnothi Aelves, who are a secretive sect of wild and mercurial creatures and at the same both primal and avatars of nature that can take the form of fauns and centaurs. Beyond Aelves, the Kurnothi is a widespread and diverse group of followers known to have Sylvaneth, Spites, and even humans from the more rural regions of the Mortal Realms.[7][8]

Quotes

The blood is the life. They know that, my caretakers. My hounds. They've always known. A bit of blood makes the green things grow. A bit of blood to feed me in my respite. Is that so much to ask for my blessings?

~The Old Stag to Harren Blackwood .[5b]

Notes

  • Due to similarities in name, story, domain and the fact that he was a survivor of the World-That-Was, it is thought that Kurnoth might be connected to the god Kurnous from the World-That-Was. His name also contains portion of the other elven hunting deity from that world, Anath Raema.

Sources

Deities of the Mortal Realms and Beyond
Ascended AlarielleKragnosMalerionMorathiNagashNerontes FaneSavage MaidenSigmarSix Smiths (Ong) • TeclisTyrion
Ancestor Gods GazulGrimnirGrungniValaya
Elemental Gorkamorka (Bad MoonGorkGulping GodMorkSun-Eater)
Chaos Gods Dark Gods (Great Horned RatKhorneNurgleSlaaneshTzeentch) • Devourer of ExistenceEver-Raging FlameGreat GathererHashutNecohoNewborn (DexcessaSynessa)
Godbeast AuroxisAxactiarBitterbloodBoingobBrondtosDrakatoaFangathrakFangtharGhillnarad DhorGnorrosGuardian of the BalestormHammergordHrunspuulIgnimbrisJorharKharybtarKodzodonKrondMammothasMorbhegNagendraNharvolakNyxtorOkaenosRakka NakRavenakSarathrascaShattatuskShurihurathaSkalokSkwidmunchaSpider GodTatto'Na'KottoTestudinousUlfdengnarlUnnamed Kharibdyss GodbeastUr-PhoenixUrsricht‎Urs-Serkir
Star Titans AgraphonOhlicoatl
Zodiacal Godbeasts ArgentineBehematChimeracDracothionHydragosIgnaxLode-GriffonTwin-Headed SerpentVulcatrixVytrixYmnog
Unspecified Alhar-KrakenBeastgraveBrine-GodCinder GodCunning AgtheymaDreaming GodEightfold WatcherFirst ShadowGlareface FrazzlegitGod of SharksGod-Worm of the Great VentGorfatherGreat Bull-RoarerGreat MawGreat StinkhornIron DemiurgeKing of Broken ConstellationsLauchonLion God of EdassaLord of DustLost War Deity of the SeraphonManarchaelMirmidhMirrored TwinsMorghurMorrdaMother NightMother of All CatsMyrmidiaOuborothPrince of CatsNodh KurNulrakharObsidian EelOzolRanaldRavokSamnethSotekSpirit of the JungleStalagogTaalTjatsår MaiUnnamed God of PigeonsUnnamed God of the Order of the FurrowVannahVine GodVultzaXereusYahmBeyond the Realms (Y'ulae)
Asur Pantheon AddáiòsAeshaAnathAthaertiDrakiraErekEstreuthIshaKhaineKurnothLadriellaLileathMathlannMorai-HegNéthuThial
Old Ones ChotecHuanchiItzlQuetliQuetzlTepokTlanxaTlazcotlTzunki
ChosenDemigodsTypes (Aspect of ChaosCurse-GodDaemon-GodOld OneTutelary DeityUnderworld DeityWinter God) • Pantheons (Ancestor GodsAsurCrystal GodsDark GodsInvidianLittle Gods of WinterLords of MischiefOld Gods of AccarOrderSilent GodsSubterranean Gods)
Sylvaneth Order
Background LamentiriLanguages (Spirit-SongSylvan) • RealmrootsSoul-Pod (Soulpod Groves)
Sapients KurnothiSpitesSylvaneth
Settlements Enclaves (Greenholds)
Magic Lore (Lore of the Deepwood) • Unit-specific Spells
Glades
Active DreadwoodGnarlrootHarvestboonHeartwoodIronbarkOakenbrowWinterleaf
Defunct Daereth-HarEiderbractFrondkinHawthornSilverthorn
Units
Forest Folk DryadBranchwraith
Free Spirits Arch-RevenantGossamid ArchersKurnoth HunterSpirit of DurthuSpiterider Lancers
Noble Spirits BranchwychRevenant SeekersTree-RevenantTreelordTreelord AncientWarsong Revenant
Outcasts Spite-Revenant
Spites BittergrubDragonspiteFlitterfuryGlowspiteQuiverbugQuiverlingSquirmlingWardroth BeetleZephyrspite
Special Unique AlarielleBelthanosDrycha HamadrethLady of VinesQulathisOlynderSkaeth's Wild HuntYlthari's Guardians
Endless Spells GladewyrmSpiteswarm HiveVengeful Skullroot
Scenery Awakened WyldwoodSylvaneth Wyldwood
Characters
Deities AlarielleKurnothSavage Maiden
Sylvaneth ArdanethBramble-MaidenCuthrucuItharyLady of VinesBrachylaenaDollenhalMaesleirOadenwulShaddockFelyndaelHaaldhormWilde KurdwenLharentholNellas the HarvesterRhalaethSternbarkSvarkelbudWythaDrycha HamadrethKelaraUsnielYlthari
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