I've created a dwarven monk (Pathfinder First Edition) and I'm thinking about the story my character has. Dwarves are usually associated with axes or warhammers but that doesn't fit the theme of a monk.

I'd like to have a story-based reason why my character fights with fists. Something like "I follow god X who abolishes hammers for war because of their imprecision but drives me towards becoming a weapon, hard as stone."

Of course that god has to be lawful since I'm a monk.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Ok, i think our story will take place in Golarion, since Torag and Droskar have been part of the plot so far. According to this site and this site both are part of of the deities of Golarion. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 1, 2020 at 15:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, Torag and Droskar are Golarion deities, and Hollow’s Last Hope is set in Andoran, which is a nation on Golarion, so that pretty well clinches it. \$\endgroup\$
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Irori is pretty much perfect for you. Irori is Lawful Neutral, has unarmed strikes as his favored weapon, uses an open hand as his holy symbol, and Dwarves of Golarion explicitly notes that dwarves worship him “alongside their own pantheon.” So he’s not a dwarven god per se, but he is a god dwarves worship.

His religion is all about self-perfection, which ties in very nicely with a desire to eschew hammers or other weapons in favor of relying only on your own body.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Exactly what i was looking for, thank you very much! \$\endgroup\$ Jul 1, 2020 at 16:31

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