Also known as the Trailblazer, the Pilgrim, the Wandering Parasite
God of Travel and Exploration
- Associated Colours: Brown and Light Blue
- Symbol: Either an autumn leaf or a crow
Travel with a mind free of tribulations and expectations. Experience all that is set before you. Submerge yourself into the sublimity of the world, discover all that is set before you, be not afraid of the unwandered path and be fully prepared to take twice as long as you should to get to your destination. Most of all, walk proud and without weariness. A head downcast in exhaustion might miss the world happening beyond their feet. The journey is what you make of it, more important than the destination. Your house is where you lay your head to rest - your home is the world.
Ferodir is the god of travel and exploration, worshipped by both those who feel wanderlust and those who journey by necessity. Although it is Ferodir's instincts to encourage his followers to see new lands and new roads, he is nevertheless considerate of more mundane obligations such as keeping the roads free of impediments, and respecting fellow travellers and providers of hospitality. Unsurprisingly, Ferodir is most often worshipped by explorers and merchants, and is often given a prayer before anyone undertakes a long journey.
The ordained of Feordir are encouraged to travel new and unfamiliar routes and visit new places, but the magnitude of this is entirely down to the worshipper. It might be as simple as taking a different street to get to your destination or as life-changing as embarking on a great pilgrimage. Worshippers of Ferodir are encouraged to be ready for all journeys. Their equipment must be suitable, properly packed and well-maintained, but they must also be armed with wisdom. A sailor must know the signs of a storm even in familiar waters and a traveller must be able to recognise danger ahead even in unfamiliar terrain.
The teachings of Ferodir, however, indicate that familiarity should not breed contempt and that a well travelled route should not be beneath one’s notice. These paths should instead be treated as old friends, helpful in how they bring people together.
Ferodir teaches that anyone met on the road, be it travelling companion or otherwise, must be treated with respect. Travellers of Ferodir are expected to share bread and share knowledge of the journey with other travellers. Those who offer shelter to a follower of Ferodir, be they a peasant, a lord, an innkeeper or another traveller, can expect to be treated with respect and fully paid for their services.
Followers of Ferodir are not forbidden from making a static home, owning land or property, and they can own more than the shirt on their back and the belongings in their pack. They are, however, encouraged to journey frequently away from home and not become too reliant on the stationary.