Long ago, perhaps in the Age of Wonders or perhaps before, Tyr Grimjaw was a mortal man.
This was in a Narya incomparable to the world today: demons and devils walked in out of the world as if through a curtain, the gods fought alongside men in wars against villainous threats and magic was a song taught to all. In these dangerous times, it is said that great heroes rose to meet the danger and, among these heroes, the Wolf Clan was renowned for their courage. They faced off against armies of giants, angled great sea serpents out of the seas, and faced off against the Old Ones without blinking an eye. Their leader was man named Tyr. He was not just an impressive warrior and commander of men, he was known to be a merciful and even-handed judge who demanded appropriate adjudication in all things. His seriousness is what earned him the title of "Tyr Grimjaw".
Eventually, their paths crossed with the gods themselves and Grimnir Blue-Cloak himself. The god came to them in his guise as an old man, accompanied by his son Puck as a lame and dull boy, on the eve of a blizzard. Grimnir offered counsel and guidance of an elder in exchange for shelter against the cold and a good meal for him and his lame son, and while another Wolf Clan member would've chased the beggars off, Tyr was magnanimous. Grimnir spoke cryptically, as he tried to give them aid in a coming battle against the Old Ones, and the other Wolf Clan members scoffed. But Tyr was grateful. Tyr Grimjaw took Grimnir's advice and, on the next battle, though many of his clansmen lay dead, he was victorious. Grimnir was so impressed by the courage, wisdom and strength of Tyr Grimjaw that he made him his blood brother from that day forward.
The wolf was so fast that none could outrun him and his senses so keen that none could. His howls shook mountains and instilled fear in even the Old Ones. He hunted giants, tearing down the walls of their fortresses, and savaging their armies. He preyed upon dragons, tearing off their wings, and feasting upon them scales and all. His ceaseless hunger was only topped by his pride and cruelty, taking pleasure in instilling fear in all, as he challenged mortal and god alike to dare cross his path. After all, it was easier if his meals came to him.
The gods tried traps, they tried great chains and spells, and even tried to trick him into leaving the world but the child of Puck Darkheart and the Witch of the Ironwood was impervious to all their attempts to stop him. He took pleasure in escaping their traps, breaking their chains and runes, and using brute strength to return from whatever realm they attempted to banish him.
The wolf agreed to let them bind him in it but that, in good faith, one of them must agree to place their hand in his maw. They all knew this meant sacrificing their hand. It was the goodly mortal Tyr Grimjaw that stepped forward and offered his hand. The beast took it in his maw and allowed them bind him. He laughed, biting off Tyr's hand and tried to leap forward to finish him, but instead tumbled. The binds worked and, with Grimnir and the other's work, they were able to protect the world from the beast. They banished him and, for his sacrifice, Tyr was granted godhood.
This is the tale of Tyr Grimjaw become the One-Handed God and of one crime of Puck Darkheart.
Title(s)The One-Handed God, The Even-Handed, Blood Brother, The Just Lord, The Heavenly Comander
Power LevelGreater Deity
An upward pointing arrow on the palm or back of a hand
PortfolioWar, justice, leadership, courage, wisdom, duels
Warriors, soldiers, judges, leaders, dwarves
Favored WeaponThe longsword
Holy Day(s)His holidays is The Testing. The Testing is celebrated in the second Moon of Long Night and is a day of court. On this day, warriors make oaths to their lords and oaths are renewed. It is also a day to which great trials are often postponed and kings/chieftains meet. The latter is important because this day is a day of peace and usually seen as a chance to make peace in the near year. Duels are often held on this day, seen as similar to the sacrifice of Tyr, and it is hoped that such duels settle disputes rather than resorting to war.
Title(s)The Devourer of the Sun, The White Wolf, The Black Wolf, The Great Wolf, The Great Beast
Power LevelIntermediate Deity
A chained wolf's head
PortfolioDoom, death, hunt, pride, gluttony
Werewolves, bhargests, witches, savages, madmen
Favored WeaponThe bite
Holy Day(s)Fenrir is often worshiped in opposition of Tyr on the Testing by enemies of Tyr's worshippers by sacrificing a victim to wolves or dogs.