Lord of the Forest
Lords of Beasts[1a]
Although he is said to have the ability to take the form of any forest creature at will, he is normally portrayed as a figure over ten foot tall, with an Elven body but the head and tail of a stag. Kurnous is the husband of Isha, and he is the ultimate hunter. His horn announces the Wild Hunt and calls his pack of hunting dogs to his side as he passes silently among the trees.
The Elves of Avelorn and the citizens of Ellyrion worship Kurnous as their primary god. By never killing more than they must, hunters prove their loyalty to Kurnous. [1a] Ellyrion is considered his land, with its dense forests and vast sweeping plains home to many beasts that can challege a hunter. If his horn is heard at dawn it is a good omen, but hearing it as night falls is a warning that evil stalks the land. [2a]
His affinity with the forest and wooded places holds a special significance with Wood Elves, and his living avatar is Orion, King of Athel Loren. Kurnous' holy places are deep in the forest, special clearings which are recognisable only to those who worship him.
- 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (5th Edition)
- 1a: The Kingdoms of Ulthuan, pg. 27
- 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
- 2a: Griffons and Great Eagles, pg. 51
- 3: The Imperial Zoo (book)
- 3a: Great Stag, pg. 11