The Birth of Legends
- Alignment: Neutral Good
- Domains: Earth, Good, Luck, Travel
- Favored Weapon: Warhammer
The jolly boar-headed god of the forge and finder of lost things, Ciral is said to have the greatest luck of any creature. His mother, the goddess Annura, was impaled through the abdomen with nine spears while she was pregnant with him, and not one of them came within two inches of touching the unborn baby in her womb. He invented metalworking completely by accident when a piece of iron from the sky fell at his feet one day while he was walking, and later in the same journey invented metallurgy when he learned the secret of getting iron from earthly rocks by guessing correctly the answer to a riddle asked of him by a talking boulder. He later returned to this boulder and asked for its help in creating a weapon for the god Surin, and the boulder consented and allowed Ciral to refine the ore inside it and create the magic hammer Forgestriker from it (which can take the form of both a blacksmithing tool and a weapon of war), which Ciral used to forge Banebreaker. Ciral is so lucky that it is said that the fortune that shines on him even when he sleeps is equal to the luck of all the luckiest mortal men combined, and that while he slumbers by the warmth of his forge or on his many travels, this goes to waste; to counteract this, Ciral wove himself a bag from golden thread rolled thinner than gossamer to catch the good fortune that falls on him when he sleeps. To those who pray to him he is happy to dole the extra luck from his bag. No myth of Ciral mentions a wife, and the ancient Nallianan philosopher Therro presented a logical proof that Ciral cannot have one (since a woman of lower station who had the love of such a desirable god would be luckier than he is, there are no unattached women of higher station, and by his nature he cannot be less lucky than his wife); fortunately for Ciral, it is said that he prefers to live alone when he is not on the road. Ciral is worshipped especially by craftsmen (especially smiths), frequent travelers, merchants, and treasure-seekers (and gamblers, but gambling is heavily frowned through most of the region of Nalliana), but there are very few people who do not offer him at least the occasional prayer for luck, even if they do not follow the gods. Ciral’s priests, who are usually smiths by trade, preside over several yearly festival days and prepare their spells at noon.