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Avandra's FortunesD&D Insider Article
Channel Divinity
By Robert J. Schwalb

If there’s one god all adventurers can recognize, it’s Avandra, because her interests are bound tightly to adventure’s spirit. Avandra is the patron of freedom, exploration, travel, and above all, luck. She is the bringer of change, the indomitable spirit, and serendipity incarnate. She is a hero’s constant companion and an oppressor’s bitterest enemy. She is freedom in divine flesh, beholden to no law but her own. And to those looking for hope and liberty in a world of darkness and upheaval, they need only look to the road ahead, because she is there, beckoning all to throw off oppression’s chains and live life as it was intended.

The connection between Avandra and the halfling race is as old as the halflings themselves. Legend holds Avandra favored these people, finding much to like in their good natures and friendly dispositions. However, she feared for them, rightly sensing that cruel tyrants would conquer the small and personable folk. Rather than see their bright spirits dimmed by oppression, Avandra gifted the halflings with good fortune to give them an edge they needed to survive. For this reason, many halflings name Avandra as their patron deity, and those who go on to become divine champions frequently choose her over other gods.

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    About the Author

    Robert J. Schwalb is an award-winning game designer whose most recent work can be found in Player’s Handbook 3, Martial Power 2, and Draconomicon 2: Metallic Dragons.

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