Ulutiu, also known as The Lord in the Ice or The Eternal Sleeper, is the father of the giant-kin races and the god of glaciers, polar environments, and arctic dwellers. The domains associated with Ulutiu are Animal, Law, Ocean, Protection, and Strength.
Although Ulutiu has all but withdrawn from the world, the peoples of the Great Glacier and the Ice Hunters of the Savage Frontier still worship him.
The clergy of Ulutiu act as both leaders and protectors of their societies, often providing teaching and maintaining traditions in their communities, passing down the accumulated lore of their peoples from generation to generation.
In the Great Glacier, Ulutiu's clerics and druids preside over villages in an autocratic fashion, often harshly, resulting in orderly societies. In the Ice Hunter society in the Savage Frontier, although there was no official edict, Ulutiu's clerics and druids lead their communities by consensus.
The Ice Hunters worship Ulutiu and the beast totem great spirits, including Clever Oomio the Gray Seal, Grandfather Walrus, Great White Bear, and Pindalpau-pau the Reindeer Mother. In many ways, the Ice Hunters' regard for Ulutiu and their totem animals parallels the regard of the Uthgardt barbarian tribes for Uthgar and the Uthgardt beast totems. Ulutiu and the Ice Hunter beast totems are served by Ice Hunter specialty priests of Ulutiu, known as iceguardians, and shamans.
RitualsThe clergy of Ulutiu prayed at dawn, midday and sunset, receiving spells at midday, by covering their eyes and looking towards the sky. In most places their edicts were called kaiurit and were different all over depending on the dreams experienced by the clergy. However, in Ice Hunter society, the kaitotem ritual was observed, in which they captured an animal and raised it on a totem for a year before setting it free to serve the totem spirits.
No person is the superior of another, with the exception of Ulutiu's clergics, who are his representatives in this world and who are set in positions of leadership to pass on his wisdom to his people. Because animals share the same emotions, thoughts, and morals as people (but express them differently), they should be respected on pain of Ulutiu's wrath.
The villagers of the Great Glacier also believe that magic from any source but Ulutiu is blasphemous and those that practice it should be shunned and driven away.
If the cleric of Ulutiu has a spirit animal, that is typically how he chooses to appear. Otherwise, Ulutiu appears as either a gray seal, walrus, polar bear, or a reindeer.
He has no allies or enemies.
MythologyThe Great Sleep
Annam, the head of the giant pantheon, discovered that Ulutiu was having an affair with his wife, Othea. To save her from Annam’s wrath, Ulutiu voluntarily went into exile, sinking himself deep into the cold sea to the north of Faerûn. His enchanted necklace froze the water in an everexpanding mass of ice, forming the Great Glacier. Othea planned to reunite with Ulutiu but was slain by one of her sons, who could not venture onto the Great Glacier while his mother was alive.
Auril, the Frostmaiden, is siphoning power from him, slowly as not to wake him. She is continually weakening him so that eventually he will die, then she may subsume his portfolio.
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