In which book for 3.5e DnD was the god of the kender described? obviously it is in one of the Dragonlance books.

I remember reading somewhere the kender god was a really chill dude who wanted everyone to have a good time. I want to play a Paladin (of freedom) of him.


There doesn't seem to be a formal god of kender specifically, but some sources ascribe divinity to a figure named Uncle Trapspringer. He's referenced in the Notable Kender section on Wikipedia, and the Kencyclopedia (I'm not making that up) homebrews 2nd-edition-style specialty priests for priests who revere Uncle Trapspringer. An entire book, Tales of Uncle Trapspringer, remains available, and here's a list of quotations and a facetious Chuck Norris-is-awesome-style fan-made list of his possible inventions.

Most kender appear to revere Reorx or Paladine in the guise of Fizban the Fabulous, though.


I think that that would be the 'Dragonlance Campaign Setting', I will double check this when I get home and get in my garage box (none of my groups wish to allow or even consider any of the DL material for our game). [EDIT: I added my reasoning based on the mentioned book at the bottom of this post]

Cover shot of the book:

Generic screenshot from the book

I dug up my old book and the only mention of Kender and religion is as follows:

Though kender recognize all the deities (to avoid hurting any of god's feelings), they hold Branchala, Chislev, Mishakal, and Gilean in highest regard. Reorx is viewed as a grumbling but benevolent grandfather, but kender do not specifically praise him.

The book further mentions that the because of Tasslehof, some kender also regard Fizban (One of Paladine's avatars) as a revered deity.

I personally am tempted to go with Branchala as the primary deity because the description of him fits the most with my idea of kender, the deities description begins as follows for instance:

The Bard King, Branchala, brings joy to the people of the world through melody and merriment with his unending sonf of life.

The idea of a god who's main goal is to make people happy seems to fit really well with the general wanderlust/careless nature of the Kender.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You should just quote the relevant portion that answers the question. \$\endgroup\$ – okeefe Mar 19 '14 at 15:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ A scan or extensive quoting is not legal. The question is just 'which book' so confirm it's in there and the answer's complete. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk - SE stop being evil Mar 19 '14 at 23:18

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