- TORM may also refer to Dampskibsselskabet TORM, a shipping company, or a creature from The Wheel of Time novels. "Torm" is also a song by Terminaator.
|Forgotten Realms Deity|
|Title(s)||The True, the True Deity, the Loyal Fury|
|Homeplane||The House of the Triad/Celestia|
|Portfolio||Duty, loyalty, obedience, paladins and truth|
Torm is a Lawful Good Lesser Deity. His symbol is a gauntlet, much like the symbol of Helm and also that of Bane, though specifically Torm's symbol is a right-hand gauntlet held upright with palm forward.
When in battle, the head of his avatar sometimes becomes leonine.
Torm's worship greatly increased after his destruction of the god Bane, with the folk of Faerûn immensely grateful to the deity and his clergy.
History & RelationshipsEdit
Prior to the Time of Troubles Torm was a relatively obscure minor demipower who served Tyr. Torm gained considerable attention and praise during the Godswar when his faithful helped keep one of the missing Tablets of Fate safe, and his own avatar battled and completely destroyed the avatar of Bane outside Tantras, seemingly killing the god who has already been weakened by Mystra and her servant Elminster. Torm died in the conflict too, but because of his loyalty to his portfolio was resurrected by the overdeity Ao at the end of the Time of Troubles, with his power greatly increased.
Torm is one of the three deities of similar interests known as the Triad, along with the more powerful Ilmater and Tyr, whom he serves. Torm has a friendship with Helm too, though the two deities' priesthoods are cold to one another. Torm has many enemies amongst the foul deities, but the return of his arch nemesis Bane has forced Torm to concentrate his efforts again.
- Boyd, Eric L, and Erik Mona. Faiths and Pantheons (Wizards of the Coast, 2002).
- Martin, Julia, and Eric L Boyd. Faiths & Avatars (TSR, 1996).