The patron of the Dwarves, it is not surprising that Kertigen
is also associated with metal-working, gems, and craftsmen
familiar with the plastic arts. Kertigen is perhaps best described
as the stern but loving father who keeps an eye on his children,
but allows them to learn from their own mistakes. Down-to-earth
and unconcerned by appearances, those who are in Kertigen's
favor are famous for their common sense, and his priests are
often sought out for their impartiality and ability to fairly
mediate matters (especially financial or legal matters).
Divyaush symbol: Welkin
Kertigen's positive side, Divyaush is a merry bearded man
with twinkling blue eyes. He grants enormous good favor, money,
and gifts, and will sometimes send out his personal assistants
-- the welkin -- to help out needy craftsmen. He is beloved
by children, who often leave him offerings of sweets and cream
at a special Midwinter festival. Divyaush is paternal and
kind, and will help to guide a crafter who has erred by pointing
out -- but not fixing -- his mistakes.
Zachriedek symbol: Raccoon
Kertigen's negative side, Zachriedek, is nasty and cruel.
He is the weakness in the wagon's axle that causes it to snap
in the rain, the crack in the sword that breaks in the heat
of battle, the poor conditions that cause a merchant's stock
to sour. If he is feeling particularly nasty, he will send
out his favored pets, the gremlins, to plague a craftsman.