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Woden is a demigod of the storm.[1] Woden is a former member of the Council of Seven Scepters, where they represented the storm giants.[1]

Biography[]

Background[]

After the fall of the storm giant city of Tempestar, presumably at some point between 512 and 612 PD,[2] Woden abandoned the storm giants.[1] As a result, by 812 PD, Woden's throne on the council sat empty for generations, while the Scepter of Wodensdottr was stored in the vaults of Jovatthon.[3]

Although all that time the storm giants were represented on the council by Sea Dreamer Galadawna, who hadn't miss a single meeting, by 836 PD she still refused to take up Woden's throne or scepter.[1]

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Trivia[]

  • Woden is the Old English name for the Germanic god Odin, who is sometimes associated with storms in pop culture.[4] This name seems to derive from the Proto-Germanic wōdanaz, meaning "rage" or "manic inspiration", although it can also be translated as "leader/master of the possessed".
  • His Scepter of Wodensdottr is named after himself, but it has the suffix "-dottr", which derives from the Old Norse dóttir (daughter), and is still used nowadays for Icelandic surnames.
    • Based on the meaning alone, the scepter might have been created and/or wielded by a member of Woden's family (potentially a daughter) at some point.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 221.
  2. Tempestar fell "centuries ago", so at least 200 years ago; storm giants can live around three centuries, and there is at least one from Tempestar, Galadawna, that still lives, so presumably it happened during her lifespan.
  3. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 125.
  4. Odin on Wikipedia
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