|The Futhark Rune "Ing"|
|Portfolio||Son and Servant of Nerthus and Mannus|
|Domains||As per Nerthus priest, Mannus priest, or Anglo-Saxon priest|
|Home Plane||Prime Material|
Ing, also known as The Divine Man, is the Anglo-Saxon God of the Divine Order in Dungeons & Dragons. Like the rest of his pantheon, he was introduced to the D&D multiverse in the article "Hearth & Sword" in Dragon Magazine #263 for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition.
The son of the divine matriarch and patriarch of the Anglo-Saxon pantheon, Ing has a... confusing place in the pantheon himself. He is basically a glorified servitor for is parents, and as such has no specific clergy devoted to him - his role is to walk amongst humanity and carry the wisdom of Nerthus and Mannus to people they can't (or won't) go to themselves, and so he is worshipped as the worker of the wild of the gods within the mortal world by the the Anglo-Saxons as a whole, and honored alongside his parents by the priests specifically devoted to those gods. In fact, during the Modranect festival, vows are often taken in the name of Ing rather than of Mannus.
Of course, trying to serve two gods at once isn't easy; Nerthus and Mannus don't always agree, forcing Ing to try and juggle his activities to avoid offending them. He typically appears as a warrior-scholar, clean-shaven but with long chestnut tresses, bearing a spear, a seax (shortsword) and a shield with his namesake rune engraved on it.