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Often mistaken for a nature deity, Guis-wan is anything but. He is the malevolence in all of us that want things and are ready to act to get them. He is a purely instinctual god, who is ruled by his passions and acts on those passions. Much like a lion, bear, eagle or a tiger the followers of Guis-wan aim to satisfy their simple needs and desires. Frequently worshipped by murderers, assassins and thugs Guis-wan also has a tender side which is worshiped by foresters, scouts, scholars, noble daughters, trackers and hunters. He is the predatory instinct inside all mortal people which sees the need for them to achieve in work, mating and leisure. Be they a scheming politician or noble who is seeking the ruin of a neighbor for their own benefit, an assassin who revels in the chase and the kill, a scholar who is seeking that piece of knowledge that is beyond their grasp, a nobleman's daughter who is trying to land a powerful suitor from a rival or a hunter who stalks their prey - all are acting in the nature of Guis-wan. Alternatively many people pay homage to Guis-wan to ask for his protection from acts against them or their interests and so his temples inside cities and towns are often filled with common citizens and business men. Temples and shrines to Guis-wan are often found in the wilderness in abandoned caves or wild lands full of dangers. Some temples have been set up in the wealthier regions of cities to help the fortunate become more fortunate - or as a way for a greedy churchman to cash in on their own desires for wealth. Guis-wan is sometimes called Fimbulstran and is also known as: the bayer after moons, the red-jawed hunter, the wanter of all things and the reveller in forbidden knowledge.