Fenmarel Mestarine is known as the elven god of wild elves, and those elves hidden deep within the thickest forests of Faerûn. He watches over the elven borders in disappearing woodlands, jungles, and similar environments.
Fenmarel Mestarine is eternally sullen and serious, a perfect counterbalance to fun-loving Erevan Ilesere. He has no interest in communicating with members of other pantheons or nonelves unless absolutely necessary, and when he does speak he is usually bitter and cynical. Although he tries to avoid commitments of any sort, the Lone Wolf always abides by his word, no matter how reluctantly it is given.
The followers of the Lone Wolf can be loosely divined into two camps, elven outcasts and isolated primitive tribes.
The church of Fenmarel is regarded with a great deal of suspicion and hostility in most elven societies, for many of his followers in such areas are considered to be little better than outlaws, even if their exile is voluntary. The church consists primarily of outcasts and small tribes of wild elves, and, as such, has little in the way of formal hierarchy. Among other races, Fenmarel and his followers are either unknown or spoken of as primitive followers of a savage god, both of whom are better left undisturbed.
Members of Fenmarel's clergy instruct their fellows in the skills first taught by the deity, including how to spy, survive on their own, engage in deceptions and guerrilla tactics, and use poisons to take down enemies with subtlety, but otherwise they have few formal responsibilities aside from ensuring their personal survival. Many members of his clergy multiclass as rangers or rogues.
VestmentsThe ceremonial garb of Fenmaren priests in primitive bands deep in the wilderness consists of bodies plastered in mud and covered with leaves and sticks.
Among more civilized groups, Fenmaren priests garb themselves in hide armor adorned with bones, teeth, and crude drawings of wild beasts. The holy symbol of the faith is a talon or fang of a wild beast slain without any assistance by the priest who bears it.
When adventuring, priests of Fenmarel prefer weapons and armor constructed through the use of skills taught by their god, although they employ the best armor and weapons available if need be.
HierarchyNovices of Fenmarel are known as the Lost. Full priests of the Lone Wolf are known as the Unbowed. Fenmarel's priests create their own individual titles or forgo them altogether.
TemplesPrimitive tribes of elves are unlikely to construct edifices of any sort, let alone a temple, however worshiper do tend to construct personal shrines to the god, the location of which is always kept secret, even from fellow worshipers. The composition of such shrines varies widely from individual to individual and from tribe to tribe, but most shrines of Fenmarel include some common elements. Typically located in a hidden hollow or niche of some sort, shrines often contain bones, teeth, or claws representing the savagery of the world as well as sticks and leaves representing the environment in which both protection and sustenance may be found. Exiles often include a personal token symbolizing the reasons for their separation from elven society.
RitualsClerics and druids of Fenmarel pray for their spells at dusk, when darkness begins to settle over the land.
The church of Fenmarel does not celebrate widely recognized holy days. Instead, each individual or band venerates the Lone Wolf in personal worship services of their own devising. Many outcasts mark the day of their personal banishment with private contemplation, while tribes of feral elves mark anniversaries of important events in the group's oral history, many of which are correlated with astronomical events easily noted by the naked eye.
The world is a harsh and unforgiving place, with uncompromising demands on those who would forge their own path. Rely not on others for protection, for betrayal comes easily, but on the skills of camouflage, deception, and secrecy. Follow the way of the Lone Wolf, for his is the path of self-sufficiency.
Fenmarel Mestarine is an elf dressed in leaves, scraps of clothing and furs. His skin constantly changes to matchi his surroundings much like a cloak of Elvenkind. He broods at all times, and watches over the ever-shrinking elven borders.
The Lone Wolf is somewhat of an outcast among the Seldarine, his nominal allies, although he supports them in their endless war against Lolth and the other evil drow deities. Fenmarel was once Lolth's lover, one of the first to be seduced by her dark power and hollow promises, but he turned away from her before he could be corrupted completely. Fenmarel and Lolth have still not forgiven each other. Of the elven gods known on Oerth, he gets along well only with Solonor Thelandira (said to be his brother). His relationship with Corellon Larethian are strained by Fenmarel's perception that the ruler of the elven gods still blames him for Lolth's betrayal.
Only the kind-heartedness of Sehanine Moonbow can draw the Lone Wolf back to the other Seldarine on rare occasions. He is allied with various animal lords of the Beastlands, beings whose ranks include the Cat Lord and the Wolf Lord, though it is not clear if he is allied with those lords specifically.
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