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Oath-Keeper; Oathkeeper
Areas of Concern
Find oathbreakers and enforce restitution, never break promises
Lie, dishonor your family or yourself, avoid your duties, break oaths
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Glory, Law, Nobility, Strength
Subdomains (1E)
Inevitable, Leadership, Loyalty, Resolve
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Duty, knowledge, might, truth
Alternative: confidence, glyph, secrecy
Favored Weapon
Lizard perched on scroll
Rune-locked book
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Brown, green
Source: Gods & Magic, pg(s). 47f. (1E)
Highhelm, pg(s). 121 (2E)

Kols, known to his faithful as the Oath-Keeper (or Oathkeeper), is the dwarven demigod of duty. His personal duties are following and serving his father Torag, protecting his brother Grundinnar, and sister Bolka. Among Torag's children, he is the oldest.1 He is also the deity tasked with exacting punishment on those poor souls who shirk their responsibilities or break sworn oaths and solemn promises.23 Some believe that Dranngvit is Kols' true mother.4

In his honor, dwarven contracts traditionally use a stamped seal with his symbol.5


Not only is Kols the firstborn of Torag's children, he is, in general, an older god, which is reflected in his appearance. He has pure white hair, with a white beard that goes down to his knees. His skin is as deep brown as the earth, with age lines that tell many stories.1


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Piper Amatrudi et al. (2023). Highhelm, p. 121. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-521-2
  2. Sean K Reynolds. (2008). "Other Gods". Gods and Magic, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
  3. Alexander Augunas, Russ Brown, John Compton, Alex Riggs, and David Ross. (2016). Divine Anthology, p. 18. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-894-6
  4. Sean K Reynolds. (2008). "Other Gods". Gods and Magic, p. 47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
  5. Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). "Other Deities". Inner Sea Gods, p. 182. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6