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11.7.12 PHAESTUS, THE SMITH
Mighty hammer in hand, the Divine Smith labours over His forge, tirelessly working to grant shape and purpose to the raw substances of the cosmos. At the dawn of Creation, Phaestus aided Proteus in crafting the innumerable planets and in sculpting the beings that would dwell within their myriad landscapes. Together, They touched on the secret of consciousness, and laid the foundations for life as we know it. Earnest and indefatigable in all He espouses, Phaestus gifted mortals with the knowledge and ability to create for themselves using the resources that surround them. From Him flows the inspiration to build, to sew, to forge, to master the natural world and reform it to one's will. Works of ingenuity, innovation, and industry please Him, and through their thoughtful execution He is emulated and honoured. Phaestus's most prized creation is the dwarven race, which He loves and protects with the unshakable devotion of a father. Having pledged His loyalty to Proteus in return for free will for His beloved children, He shows no tolerance for those who would turn their backs on their oaths. He openly disdains sloth and wanton destruction, as these things stand in direct opposition of all that He embodies. While stern and demanding, His manner is easy and amiable with those who devote themselves to meaningful pursuits, and His humorous side is quick to show itself over a flagon of fine ale. Particularly worshipped by craftsmen, artisans, and honest labourers of all professions, His chosen unite in endeavouring to improve the lives of those around them through their talents, and in spreading His word through the protection and preservation of all He holds dear.