A Spot of Silver
Although his real name was Gubbio Hircus, this legendary monastic abbot and most revered leader of the Abbey of the Five Altars is known widely as the Blessed-of-Four Monk due to the four altars to Erathis, Pelor, Moradin, and Bahamut that adorn the central sanctuary of the monastery. It is rare to claim the blessing of four separate deities, even ones who share such interests as these four, and Gubbio’s achievement makes him quite a legendary figure for those faithful to the deities in the area of Harken, even a Sehanine-worshipper like Sister Sondal.
As the adventurers discovered, however, the fabled “fifth” altar of the Abbey, in the back room behind several layers of protection, was not simply an altar dedicated to all four of these gods at once, but rather a shrine devoted to [[Aruman.]] The legendary good lycanthrope, who defended the defenseless and showed great courage in battle, seems to figure somehow into the story of the monks of the Abbey of the Five Altars. How that might be has yet to be discovered.
The Skull of the Blessed-of-Four Monk discovered by the adventurers in Malareth’s laboratory was strangely wolflike in appearance, as well. There have always been rumors that the Aruman cult harbored werewolves who sought to control their beast-like natures and pursue the path of good. Could Gubbio himself have been just such a shifter?