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Kurnoth is one of the few gods worshiped by the Sylvaneth besides Alarielle. Kurnoth is the god of the hunt, wilderness and hunger of the Mortal Realms.[1]

He is also known by names such as "The Huntsman," "Red Kern," the "Old Stag of the Woods," and the "Stag-King" and has appeared in the form of a large black stag with mossy fur and knotholes on his flank and a face almost resembling that of a Human rather than an Aelf.[3] 

The Heartwood Glade consider him the spirit-consort and equal of Alarielle.[2] Kurnoth Hunters are embodiments of his wrath; as such, they carry Kurnoth Greatswords and Scythes. [1]

According to legends of the swamp-canton of Wald in the Ghoul Mere, the Old Stag hunted and was worshipped throughout Ghyran, the Realm of Life, before Alarielle woke. When she tamed the Jade Kingdoms in the Age of Myth, she flayed him, pulled out his heart, and planted it like a seed.

From that seed grew Kurnoth and Alarielle buried the rest of his body in Hunter's Bower, in the swamps around Wald, to bind him and put him to sleep.

Some among the people of Ghyran still follow him and the citizens of Wald hold an annual 3-day harvest festival in honor of the harvest and the hunt, as personified by Alarielle and Kurnoth, and performed Human sacrifices in order to try and wake Kurnoth.

A shard of Kurnoth has indeed been woken from this ritual and hunts in the swamps of the Ghoul Mere but by self-admission has not yet achieved the power level of a true god.[3]


Deities of the Mortal Realms
Ascended Gods AlarielleGorkamorka (GorkMork) • GrimnirGrungniMalerionMorathiNagashSigmarTeclisTyrion
Zodiacal Godbeasts ArgentineAuroxisBehematBitterbloodBoingobChimeracDracothionFangathrakGhillnarad DhorGnorrosHammergordHydragosIgnaxKharybtarLode-GriffonNagendraNharvolakNyxtorShattatuskShurihurathaSkalokTatto'Na'KottoUr-PhoenixUrsrichtVulcatrixVytrixYmnog
Chaos Gods Great Horned RatHashutKhorneMorghurNecohoNurgleSlaaneshTzeentch
Underworld Deities Brine-GodGazulLauchonPrince of CatsVultzaVannahXereus
Other AdembiAeshaAnathAthaertiBad MoonDrakiraDreaming GodErekKhaineKing of Broken ConstellationsKurnothLadriellaLunaghastManarchaelMathlannMorrdaMyrmidiaNéthuObsidian EelRavokSotekTaalThialValayaY'ulae