(the Green Rider, Lord of the Ashwood, Guardian of the Wisterwyll, Wolf-Friend) leads the wild hunt, wearing leaf armor and a helmet adorned with great horns of a stag. He wields the silver longsword Branbaddel. He often attempts to make bargains with mortals that never end to their benefit. Churcainn is also worshipped as a keeper of animals by farmers and others who use domestic creatures, and his followers are encouraged to wander, much as a river wends its way through the land.
Origins & History
It is said that Churcainn is the son of Ydel, an elf princess of the fey court who dwelt in a hall made of ash-wood and mithral called Halcuvel, set on the edge of a great forest known as the Wisterwyll.
Servants of Churcainn
The Wolves of Cur Annun are led by a particularly large pack leader called Jengreydd. They are a pack of wolves that have coats of blood-red fur, and are able to speak like men, and hunt those who have wronged their families.
The Rede of Halcuvel & the Church of Churcainn
The Rede of Halcuvel is a series of tales in Sylvan that detail the life of Churcainn, and sets the tenets of belief that his worship is based around. This is not a religious text, as Churcainn was never meant to be worshipped by man, but it has been taken by the disciples of Harraweth.
Worshippers of Churcainn believe that those who successfully befriend the fey or animals and can be considered kin and family to them may grant their spirit passage to Wisterwyll, to dwell near Churcainn’s hall, and be watched over by the Lord of the Ashwood while dwelling in Avalor in harmony with the animals and fey of Churcainn’s forest.
Druids of Churcainn can be found in Gnelland, on Glanting Isle, throughout the Cairnlands, the wilderness of Nordell, and even as far east as the Graven Hills.. More organized churches of Churcainn can be found in Candletower, Brael Mar, Tanner Mar, and Hearthall.
The Church of Churcainn
Druids of Churainn refer to themselves as Cur Annun Harraweth, liking themselves to members of Harraweth’s wolf pack, and faithful friends of the Green Rider. They attempt to live their lives as that of a wolf, traveling with other druids, hunting for their food, wasting nothing that they hunt or gather, protecting their kin with their lives, and traveling with all their possessions upon them, never living in one place for very long.
Calendar and Holy Days
The Night of the Cur Annun is believed to be a night when the spirits of Churcainn’s wolves possess their lesser brethren throughout the Western Marches, granting them vigor and the power of speech for one night only. However, it is considered a dire omen to hear a wolf speak, and it is believed that an unlucky soul who hears the speech of a Cur Annun on this night will have their soul travel to Halcuvel within a fortnight. Those who worship Churcainn spend this night by the fire, which will ward off wolves.
The Night of Cur Annun
During the 15th of Manthel, some wolves may take the advanced template and gain the power of speech.
Rituals of Churcainn
A worshipper of Churcainn who bears a holy symbol of antler upon his person and recites the correct passage from the Rede of Halcuvel can bolster his faith and perform many inspired acts.
MAGIC OF CHURCAINN
Clerics, rangers and druids of the Green Rider can prepare expeditious retreat as a 1st-level spell, and goodberry as a 2nd-level spell (which can be used on nuts and berries), and suggestion as a 3rd-level spell.