Under Feet of Clay
Other Names: Smithmaster, Hunched Artisan, Unyielding, Friend to the Cyclops
Domains: Artifice, Community, Earth, Fire, Protection
Subdomains: Cooperation, Defense, Metal, Smoke, Toil
Favored Weapon: Warhammer
Deep in the heart of the palace of the gods, Purosphuros works without end, leaving his throne in the grand chamber empty. Alongside his three Cyclops assistants he spared from the wrath of the Cosmomachy, Purosphuros makes artifacts of untold power for the gods and the mightiest of heroes. Hunched and bent from his work, Purosphuros is considered ugly, but the most dedicated of the Trisdekatheon. Content to let his wife Cytherea exhaust Polumachos and focus on his craft, it is widely considered that Purosphuros’s patience and disinterest in revenge is the primary cause of peace in Calopius. His statues show him as he was marching into the Cosmomachy, with a great tower shield and his smithing hammer. As the architect of the palace of the gods itself, Purosphuros is the inspiration for any building walls around a city, in addition to the blacksmith making the spears and shields for the army that will man the wall. An unpretentious god, the Hunched Artisan requires only minimal sacrifices, though their number skyrockets should there be enemies testing the walls. His priesthood specialize in mending items, and are notoriously gruff. Many dwarves look to him as a heavenly patron, a mimicry of their own tenacity and passion. Wearing their favored armors of interlocking rings, the clerics of the Unyielding make passes to farms and workshops to mend tools with their master’s magic while wearing smoke-stained robes with sooty faces.