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Basic Information
TitleThe Master of the Craft, The Forgemaster
SymbolA hammer over a hearth
AlignmentLawful Neutral
Allowed AlignmentsLG, LN, N, LE
Primary PortfolioCommerce, Crafts, Skill
Secondary PortfolioCreation, Smithing, Trade, Wealth
Favored WeaponWarhammer
Psamathe, The Forgemaster

Psamathe, the deity of Crafts and Commerce, is a figure of tireless industry and meticulous care. In his divine workshop, every tool is in its place, and every creation is crafted with precision. He values effort and perseverance, believing that mastery is achieved through patience and dedication. Psamathe teaches his followers that the true worth of a creation lies in the skill and effort invested, not merely in the materials used. He is revered as the greatest craftsman in all of existence. His skill and mastery in crafting surpass all others, making him the undisputed artisan of the finest and most powerful weapons and armor in the entire multiverse. Legendary artifacts, known for their unmatched quality and magical properties, have also come into being under his expert hands. These creations are sought after by gods and mortals alike, each piece a testament to his unparalleled ability and dedication to the craft.

Fairness and integrity are cornerstones of Psamathe’s teachings. He despises deceit and corruption, promoting honesty and transparency in all dealings. His discerning eye can spot shoddy work and falsehoods instantly, rewarding those who uphold high standards of craftsmanship and fair trade. Innovation is also encouraged, as Psamathe inspires his followers to push the boundaries of their skills and embrace creativity in their work.

Wealth, to Psamathe, is a tool for the betterment of the community. He teaches that prosperity should be shared and used wisely to support others and improve the quality of life. His strategic mindset ensures that his followers approach their trades with foresight and careful planning. Psamathe's presence is felt in every market and workshop, guiding traders and artisans to conduct their work with integrity, skill, and a commitment to the greater good.

Psamathe stands as a towering, muscular middle-aged man with dark tan skin from constant exposure to the divine forges. His hair and well-kept dark beard frame a face marked by wisdom and determination. Clad in finely crafted, practical clothing and heavy bracers adorned with intricate designs, Psamathe exudes the essence of a master craftsman. His deep brown eyes are sharp and discerning, ever evaluating the quality of work and the fairness of trade. In his hand, he wields a finely crafted warhammer, symbolizing his authority over creation and commerce. Surrounded by the glowing embers and celestial tools of his divine forge, Psamathe inspires artisans and traders to pursue excellence, integrity, and innovation in all their endeavors. When moving through the mortal realm unnoticed, Psamathe often takes the form of a majestic white and brown draft horse. This powerful and reliable form reflects his strength, endurance, and the industrious nature he embodies.


Psamathe's holy symbol is a hammer over a hearth. This represents the fusion of creation and craftsmanship, the essence of his divine influence. The hammer, made of gleaming steel with intricate designs, symbolizes the act of creation and the skill required to shape raw materials. The stone hearth represents the forge's warmth and the transformative power of fire in crafting.

Relations With Other Deities

Psamathe is a well-respected deity, his unmatched skill in craftsmanship appreciated and sought after by deities across the spectrum of good and evil. Even those with malevolent intentions respect his prowess, recognizing the unparalleled quality and power of his creations. His closest relations are with deities who uphold the values of law and civilization, as these are the cornerstones of proper trade and where the finest crafts flourish. He maintains strong bonds with Bahamut, the deity of good, and Aerion, the deity of the sun, who both admire his dedication to order and excellence.

Especially close is his relationship with Dunguthar, the deity of mining and stoneworking, with whom he shares a profound love for the forge. Their shared passion for transforming raw materials into objects of beauty and power has forged a deep and enduring friendship. Psamathe also enjoys a harmonious relationship with Chronos, the deity of time, and Devian, the deity of magic. Many of his most exquisite creations were made at the behest of these two deities, blending temporal precision and arcane might with his craftsmanship.

Psamathe's dedication to his craft knows no bounds, and he welcomes any request that presents a worthy challenge. This openness to challenge means it is not unheard of for him to create for even the darkest of deities, provided the task allows him to push the boundaries of his skill. His ability to set aside moral judgments in favor of the pursuit of excellence further underscores his reputation as the greatest craftsman in the multiverse.

What The Legends Say


Psamathe, in horse form

Psamathe's dogma is based on these five principles:

  • Pursue Excellence in Craftsmanship: Strive for perfection in every creation, paying meticulous attention to detail and quality. Every piece, whether humble or grand, should reflect the skill and dedication of its maker. Respect the tools and processes of craftsmanship, particularly the transformative power of the forge. Understand the importance of patience, precision, and perseverance in creating objects of lasting value.
  • Embrace Fair Trade: Conduct all trade with honesty and integrity. Value fairness in commerce, ensuring that all dealings are just and equitable, and respect the principles of law and civilization.
  • Innovate and Create: Welcome innovation and creativity in all forms. Seek out new methods and ideas, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved through skill and imagination.
  • Wealth for Growth: Recognize wealth as a tool for growth and prosperity. Use it wisely to support your craft, improve your community, and foster the development of trade and commerce.
  • Challenge your Skills: Take on requests that challenge your abilities, regardless of their source. Let the pursuit of mastery guide your actions, and recognize that true growth comes from overcoming difficult and demanding tasks.

Clergy and Temples

A cleric of Psamathe

The clergy of Psamathe is organized into guild-like structures known as "Craft Halls." Each Craft Hall operates semi-autonomously but adheres strictly to the overarching principles and doctrines of Psamathe. Overseeing multiple Craft Halls are regional councils, ensuring consistency in practices and resolving any disputes that arise. Each Craft Hall is directed by a Forge Master, the highest-ranking cleric responsible for spiritual guidance and major decisions.

Clergy members come from various backgrounds, with paladins, warriors, spellcasters, and craftsmen being the most common. They dress in practical, durable clothing suited for work in forges and workshops. These garments are finely crafted and often adorned with symbols of Psamathe. Their attire is complemented by heavy bracers, tool belts, and finely crafted jewelry, symbolizing their commitment to their craft.

Known for their diligence and meticulous attention to detail, members of Psamathe’s clergy are fair and honest in their conduct and creative in their endeavors. Most clerics are master craftsmen, producing high-quality items such as armor, weapons, and accessories. Their exceptional skills make them highly sought after. Additionally, they are master traders, traveling the world to sell their exquisite creations.

The clergy is well received in communities that benefit from their skills, the items they sell, or their knowledge and honesty in contracts and trade transactions. However, in regions where corruption is rampant, their presence is often unwelcome. Their commitment to integrity and quality conflicts with dishonest practices.

Due to their unparalleled craftsmanship and fair trade practices, the clergy of Psamathe is one of the wealthiest organizations in the multiverse. Their wealth and influence extend far and wide, reflecting their dedication to Psamathe’s tenets and the high standards they uphold in all their endeavors.

Temples dedicated to Psamathe can be found in civilized settlements, particularly in larger cities. These temples are easily identifiable and highly visible, often situated in or near urban marketplaces and crafting districts. Their prominent locations signify their importance in the community and their close connection to commerce and craftsmanship.

Serving as hubs for guilds, Psamathe's temples are especially valuable to smaller guilds that lack their own halls. The clerics benefit from the bustling trade generated by these guild hubs, fostering a thriving environment for both worship and commerce. Constructed from common materials such as stone, wood, and metal, these temples are adorned with intricate designs that reflect the skill and artistry of Psamathe’s followers.

Beyond the main altar rooms, every temple houses at least one forge, a craft workshop, and several vaults. These facilities ensure that the clergy and visiting artisans have the necessary tools and spaces to create and store their works. Additionally, many temples include halls that serve as stores, offering the items they produce to the public.

Temples of Psamathe welcome artisans who wish to utilize their installations, providing space and resources for those dedicated to their craft. They also serve as centers of learning, teaching aspiring craftsmen and traders the skills and knowledge they need to excel. This blend of worship, craftsmanship, and commerce makes Psamathe’s temples vital pillars of their communities, embodying his principles of excellence, fair trade, and innovation.


The initiation ceremony for those who wish to accept Psamathe as their patron deity begins one year before the ritual, typically one year before the initiate's coming of age. The prospective follower must seek out a cleric at one of Psamathe's temples and formally request initiation.

Throughout the following year, the initiate engages in a series of activities under the guidance of cleric masters. These activities are designed to teach them a craft, familiarize them with the rules of trade and commerce, and enhance their creativity. Each day, the initiate must meditate for at least one hour, reflecting on their daily activities and the lessons learned. This meditation focuses on aligning their actions with Psamathe’s principles of excellence in craftsmanship, fair trade, innovation, and respect for wealth.

As the year progresses, the initiate undertakes a master craft project related to the skill they have learned. This project is a culmination of all their teachings and creativity, embodying the essence of Psamathe’s dogma.

On the last day of the year, the initiate spends the entire day in quiet contemplation, reflecting on their deeds and the deeper meaning of Psamathe’s principles. The following day, the initiate presents themselves before a cleric of Psamathe, bringing with them the crafted item they have worked on.

The cleric receives the crafted item as an offering to Psamathe, symbolizing the initiate’s dedication and hard work. Together, they join in prayer, invoking Psamathe’s blessing. Finally, the cleric casts the initiation spell, creating the sacred bond of patronage between Psamathe and the initiate. This spell signifies the initiate’s formal acceptance as a follower of Psamathe, dedicated to upholding his tenets in all their endeavors.