Rank: Greater God
Title: The Watchful Protector
Power Skills: Creation, Trickery
Areas of Concern/Portfolio: Humor Gemcutting Gnomes Protection Trickery
Holy Symbol: Sparkling Gem
Garl Glittergold, also known as The Watchful Protector, was a Lawful good Greater deity. He was said to have discovered the first gnomes while exploring a cavern before telling them a joke and leading them into the world. Garl is known as the deity of luck, protection and trickery.
Garl was the most popular of the gnomish deities, and honored, in one way or another, by nearly all gnomes. His clerics, known as Glitterbrights, wore war helms and gold belts. On the 13th day of each month, the Forgotten Folk held the Communion of Laughter in his honour. It consisted of joke telling contests, communal meals, dancing, prayers, and storytelling, and donations of Gold, which Garl's Church used to the benefit of the entire community.
According to legend, Garl collapsed the cave-system hall of Kurtulmak, while the kobold was hosting Asmodeus. The circumstances of this were debated, but most gnomish legends said that Kurtulmak had ambushed and bound Garl, while Garl only pretended to be bound securely in order to play his prank. Nevertheless, after the collapse of the mines, Kurtulmak ascended to godhood with his hate for all gnomes still intact