Elmal the Guardian
Rune Rune Elmal


Shrine, Temple & Great Temple

Heroquest Elmal Guards the Stead
Myths Elmal Guards the Stead (myth)

Elmal ( El-mahl ), the Loyal Thane, is the god of the Sun and Horses. You may choose him as your main god during clan creation.


Depending on your choices during clan creation, you may start with: either his shrine with one blessing or his temple with two blessings. (You will get a shrine if you chose him as your main god, and you will get a temple if you chose him as your primary god and awakened him first.) You may later build a great temple to better worship him.

Shrines and Temples

In Elmal's honor, you can build a shrine, a temple or a great temple.

On the Ring

Having a worshipper of Elmal on the Ring allows you to put more magic into War during Sacred Time.


If you sacrifice to Elmal, he may bless you with the following :

  • Horsefriend : Prolongs the life of horses.
  • Shield : Reduces the amount of deaths and wounds among the weaponthanes.
  • Steadfast : Improves the chances while defending.
  • Sun : Helps ripen the crops.


Elmal was originally part of Yelm's Fire Tribe, until Chalana Arroy healed his blindness, at which point he joined the Storm Tribe and became Orlanth's most Loyal Thane.

  • Once there was a boundary dispute between Barntar and Elmal. Eurmal solved the problem by getting them drunk and then moving all the boundary stones in the valley. -- Ring Member