|Symbol||mound of dirt|
|Domain||Cavern, Craft, Creation, Earth, Protection|
|Enemies||Lokestant, Surtur, Tarâk, Zuggtmoy|
|Birthplace||Gurnskolf / Basskaff|
|Born||14 Prey 1455 DE|
|Godhood||7 Lunar 1299 LE|
Geb, or the God of Shakes on Bal-Kriav, and to the earth giants, Grumbar, is an ancient being. He is the progeny of the primordial creationist Piranoth. He was born from the same primordial energy that created Sphere 411; better known today as the world Bal-Kriav. In the final phases of shaping and populating this world, Piranoth's foresight told him that it would be center of many major conflicts, so he had his agents plant a primordial seed in in. This type of entropic contamination of a newly minted world was often enough for it to be torn down, thrown back to Chaos. Its creator Benevolence, yet he ignored it out of goodness. He would come to regret this in the Creation War when the Nawirrûs Covenant had to deal with the ravages of Geb and other primordials.
Long before man and beast, a god was born here. He was given life with raw energies of Chaos, his body forged of earth, rock, iron, silver and other metals. When Geb was born, the earth was torn apart, leaving Gurnskolf, Basskaff, and the Kernsking Koils.
- Thraedli Legend, "Creation of Geb"
Geb was given life on the world Bal-Kriav, or at least that is the claim made by the Thraedli. They say that he was born in the bowels of Melvad, and when he awoke the earth split apart creating a deep rift called Basskaff and an enormous earthmote called Gurnskolf. These two areas are still partially connected by tendrils of pulsating vegetation called the Kernsking Koils.
Both Geb and Surtur are primordials, remnants of a time before mortals, when the gods and primordials fought over the spoils of creation. The gods wanted to keep the worlds and creatures, while the primordials wanted to destroy it all. In the Creation War, most of the primordials were either destroyed, imprisoned, or driven back into Chaos. Geb and Surtur remained. They were found several times by angel trackers. An attack on them required a concerted effort, so the primordials fled. Geb burrowed through Bal-Kriav and created a vast expanse of caves and tunnels, a maze of passages, and collapsed many behind him. The trackers lost their quarry, and when they did come upon him, they lost because they fought under his conditions. The same happened with Surtur, he burned his way into the earth, and left a wake of magma and fire behind him. These two primordials proved adept at escaping and then when they had to fight, it was almost always under conditions favorable to them. The gods and their angels finally gave up pursuit and removed themselves from the realms. They left the task of guarding against primordial misdeeds to the mortals. The attacks never came, because both Geb and Surtur enjoyed their growing status and popularity among the mortals. When the gods started getting worshipers and their power increased, Geb and Surtur soon followed suit. In time, they too gained the status of gods, and came to be viewed as gods and not primordials, at least by most mortals, the gods know what they are and monitor them for any primordial destructiveness.
If any god is to walk among men, it is Geb or Surtur. Since they are still primordial, they can freely move to and from the Mortal Systems. They don't usually do this though, since their actions would drawn the anger of the other gods and could lead to serious penalties against them by The Balance.
- Habanin, High Theologian of Thrakopolis - "Primordial Gods"
Early in the Creation War, Geb and the Master of Tides teamed up and destroyed the planet Moyawel. The destruction of this newly formed planet resulted in a great asteroid belt that came to be known as the Belt of Geb. After this happened, Geb never again used his powers over the earth to bring about such mass destruction. In the God Era, he sided with the Quara'tun Covenant and battled the demon invasion that became known as the Demon Spawn War. His forces opposed those of Zuggtmoy that sought to take claim of Faeglor.
Geb, or Grumbar to some, is a primordial and belongs to the alliance of gods called The Balance. He was admitted to this group on 5 Brightstar 355. At the time there were only two gods in The Balance. These were the deities Arcana and Silvanus. They needed another god to break the frequent deadlocks in decision-making. Geb was selected because of his growing worshipper base and his neutrality. He fell out of favor with The Balance when his dabbling in mortal affairs resulted in the rise of the Rilirthad and downfall of Tinnanguth. He has been silent on this issue, though theologians claim that Geb's activities were done to thwart the schemes of his arch-enemy Surtur. Geb has steadily grown in power as the Brownlands spread. Geb's growing influence is curbed by Lokestant who brings water against the earth of Geb, using her followers and other powers to staunch the flow of earth elemental matter coming through rifts like the Earth Callers and the Togomud Sink. One of Lokestant's creations, a "divine helping hand" in the conflict between the two, is the Waterhaven Channel.
In the Year 1443, Geb aided the mortal Sakazrân Garbanâth in destroying the Sceptre of Phenul-Tamrâk. The reason for destroying this artifact was to bring stability to the chaotic weather patterns affecting Gulimbor. The unnatural weather of this region was one of the lingering effects brought on by the Gulimbor Cataclysm (996 - 1203).
Geb is worshiped by farmers, miners, Underdark explorers, neutrally aligned earthen, and those seeking safe ground and passage. His faith spread to the surface from Underdark missionaries. Due to Geb's power, priests of this god gain a +1 inherent bonus to their constitution score.
Priests of Geb can be of any type, but those with a focus on the earth are more common. His largest worshipper base is found in the Underdark. Geb's religious hierarchy is base more on merit rather than being a priest.
|Anthracite Chosen||general follower|
|Serpentinite Chosen||5th lvl or higher devoted follower|
|Hornfels Chosen||10th lvl or higher devoted follower|
|Harzburgite Chosen||hero, someone favored by Geb, ex. Borri|
|Trondhjemite Chosen||completed one major quest|
|Bedrock Chosen||completed two major quests|
|Create Earth Seam||normally used to counter the threat of the Great Vein of Surtur, this power creates an Earth Seam|
|De-Orbiting Shake||Geb can make an earthquake that can shake an area the size of Hells Womb. The effects of this vary greatly and are not the same magnitude in all areas. In the Dawn and God eras, it proved of small use because population of Bal-Kriav and others were rather sparse.|
|Divine Toughness||+8,000 hit points as Greater Power|
|Mass Sink||as the Sink spell but affecting all enemies in a 100' radius|
|Modulating Energy||+25 modulating energy damage for all attacks|