Lannus, the Provider

Lannus is a hobgoblin Stargazer and adventurer.


Lannus was an orphan, raised by the Stargazers of Ramandu's Rock. When he was ready, Roke suggested that he leave the monastery for a while to learn more about the world. Lannus encountered a sand elf named Vantis with similar values to his own, and they decided to travel together. Lannus later joined the order of the Sacred Fists, swearing to never use weapons. Some time after Lannus and Vantis assembled the five adamantine keys and used them to enter the passages beneath Charn. They killed the rakshasa Khreeshan and Lannus released the genie Farzaan, who granted Lannus a single wish in exchange, from his imprisonment. Lannus once broke his vow never to use weapons by using a ballista to defend his monastery from hill giants, though he took a vow of silence to atone for this transgression.


Lannus is muscular and powerful, pounding enemies to pulp with his fists. He was taught the Five Point Exploding Heart Technique by Master Yado himself. He is honourable, wise and generally righteous. He has, however, been described as quick to anger and likely to bear grudges, going so far as to make lists of servants of chaos and evil he plans to punish. It might be argued that Lannus is also the Provider deity worshipped by Abigail and her followers, as he was responsible for the bread of heaven attributed to that deity and that essentially defines the religion.