One-armed Bolo, the Halfling God of Thieves

Halfings have always been fond of trickery, so it is no surprise that one of their most important ancient deities was Bolo, the one-armed god of Thieves. Bolo was known for his cunning ways, and his love of all things precious and beautiful. Legend tells that Bolo was so skilled at thievery, that he once stole the shadow of Progo, who was Bolo’s stepfather and god of the Storm. Unfortunately, Bolo was careless, and was noticed by Progo. As punishment, Progo cut off one of Bolo’s arms; in retaliation Bolo stole his stepfather’s soul, tore it in half and Progo dropped dead. Lightning, it is said, represents the skillful cut of Progo, and thunder his death roar.

Halfings used to offer rings at the altars of Bolo. Rings, they said, reminded them of the price that Bolo paid for his carelessness, as well as the skill he still possessed in his remaining hand.

  • Alignment: Neutral
  • Aspects: Thievery, trickery, chance, stealth, skill.
  • Powers: Armor, boost/lower trait, burrow, deflection, detect/conceal arcana, disguise*, dispel, elemental manipulation (Air), entangle, environmental protection, fly, invisibility, obscure, puppet, quickness, shape change, sluggish reflexes*, speak language, speed, stun, telekinesis, teleport.
  • Duties: The pursuit of wealth through larceny, to defeat any system of security.
  • Sins: (Minor) being robbed, being caught committing a crime, failture to steal an object of value once a month; (Major)
    being convicted of a crime you committed, running out of money; (Mortal) betraying the trust of another cleric of the faith.

* = Found in Fantasy Companion

Complete list of available spells can be found here.

One-armed Bolo, the Halfling God of Thieves

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