Heward

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Heward
Any musical instrument
Alignment Neutral Good
Divine Rank Hero-God
Pantheon Oerth
Portfolio Bards, musicians
Domains Good, Knowledge, Travel
Home Plane Prime Material Plane (Oerth), wanders
Worshippers Bards, musicians
Favoured Weapon Quaterstaff, dagger

Heward is the Oerthian hero-god patron of bards and musicians.

He travels so much and so far that, despite being a Oerthian deity, his name is known in Toril by being attached to Heward's Handy Harversack (A Bag of Holding as a backpack) and Heward's Handy Spice Pouch (infinite spice container). The second of which debuted in material explicitly Forgotten Realms flavored, so it's not just the developers not changing the item name for different settings.

History[edit]

Heward was originally a member of the Company of Seven, lead by then mortal Zagig Yragerne, and like most other members he achieved godhood as well.

Relations[edit]

Heward often travels by himself, but can occasionally be found in company of his former compatriots Zagyg, Murlynd, and Keoghtom. His travels also bring him into occasional contact with the gods Fharlaghn and Celestian, and he sometimes visits his distant relative Mordenkainen.

Appearance[edit]

Heward appears as a human male of uncertain age, both youthful and elderly at once. He is lively, athletic, strong, and quick, with rosy cheeks and a wrinked forehead. His bald head is offset by a small beard and luxurious mustache of sandy-brown. He tends to dress either shabbily, or in fine garb which is long out of style. However, if he wishes to go unnoticed, Heward can appear quite nondescript. He seldom carries weapons or wears armor. He often carries pitch pipes and tuning forks, which aid him in his travels to other planes.

The human deities of Greyhawk
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Al'Akbar - Allitur - Delleb - Fortubo
Heironeous - Jascar - Kundo
Mayaheine - Merikka - Murlynd
Pholtus - Rao - Ulaa
Atroa - Azor'alq - Berei - Ehlonna - Heward
Johydee - Keoghtom - Lydia - Myhriss
Nola - Pelor - Urbanus - Uvot - Valarian - Zodal
Dalt - Kord - Lirr - Phaulkon
Phyton - Sotillion - Trithereon
Vogan - Wenta
Neutral Cyndor - Daern - Katay - Lendor
Osprem - Saint Cuthbert - Stern Alia
Tsolorandril - Vathris - Wee Jas - Zilchus
Beory - Boccob - Bleredd - Bralm - Breeka
Celestian - Daoud - Geshtai - Fharlaghn - Istus
Joramy - Kelanen - Mouqol - Nazarn - Obad-Hai
Velnius - Xan Yae - Xanag - Xerbo - Zuoken
Berna - Kurell - Kuroth - Llerg
Norebo - Olidammara - Procan
Ralishaz - Rudd - Telchur
Vatun - Zagyg
Evil Asmodeus - Earth Dragon
Hextor - Scahrossar - Zarus
Damaran - Incabulos - Kyuss - Meyanok - Nerull
Pyremius - Syrul - Tharizdun - Vara - Vecna
Beltar - Erythnul - Iuz - Karaan