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Old 02-27-2020, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default God of music in Noršlond?

One of my players wants to play a bard (skald) in Douglas Cole's Noršlond setting. He noted that there isn't currently a god associated specifically with music, although the Allfather is "beloved by bards" (Hall of Judgment, p. 5). Hand of Asgard (p. 9) mentions that many bards revere the Queen of the World. I imagine that bards might revere any of the gods (or all of them, like most Noršlonders).

For someone with a particularly musical bent, however, they may want to focus on a specific god of music. I am remarkably ignorant of Norse lore, but the internet tells me that Bragi might be the appropriate god from the myths. Does that seem fitting? (I only ask in case others caught something I missed in the various books and PDFs, or if Doug wants to chime in with his thoughts...)
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Old 02-27-2020, 08:19 PM   #2
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One of my players wants to play a bard (skald) in Douglas Cole's Noršlond setting. He noted that there isn't currently a god associated specifically with music, although the Allfather is "beloved by bards" (Hall of Judgment, p. 5). Hand of Asgard (p. 9) mentions that many bards revere the Queen of the World. I imagine that bards might revere any of the gods (or all of them, like most Noršlonders).

For someone with a particularly musical bent, however, they may want to focus on a specific god of music. I am remarkably ignorant of Norse lore, but the internet tells me that Bragi might be the appropriate god from the myths. Does that seem fitting? (I only ask in case others caught something I missed in the various books and PDFs, or if Doug wants to chime in with his thoughts...)
Looks like Bragi is your guy. Son of Odin and a giantess (lecherous cad). So I’d start with a cleric of the Allfather and tweak to taste.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:06 PM   #3
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Also is the Nordland deity book out yet? Its pretty good, short and flavorful.
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:01 PM   #4
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Also is the Nordland deity book out yet? Its pretty good, short and flavorful.
Only in PDF to backers. I don't feel right about giving it a general release to the public when the Kickstarter backers don't have ALL their rewards.
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