|Titles||The Destroyer, The Storm Lord|
|Symbol||An explosive lightning strike|
|Home Plane||Fury's Heart|
|Portfolio||Conflagration, Destruction, Earthquakes, Rebellion, Storms, Vortices|
|Worshipers||Barbarians, druids, fighters, half-orcs, those who fear the destructive power of nature|
|Domains||Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Fire, Storm|
Talos (pronounced TAAHL-ose), also known as The Storm Lord (and long ago as Kozah), is the Faerûnian greater deity of storms and destruction. His dogma is self-serving, demanding utter obedience from his priests and instructing them to spread destruction where they might. His followers are known as Talassans.
The church of Talos is small by the standards of a greater deity, and his followers are fanatical in their love of destruction. The clergy have no formal hierarchy; obedience is enforced through might. Priests of Talos are fond of extorting sailors and farmers, threatening that Talos would bring destructive storms upon them if they did not placate the angry god. They are wont to pursue wealth and luxury with many indulging in acts of random or spiteful violence, pillage and banditry. Talossan clerics are also committed evangelists who sought to gain converts through fear or the enticement of raw power.
Clerics of Talos wear black robes and cloaks shot through with teardrops and jagged lines of gold and silver while high clergy wore blue-white ceremonial robes streaked with crimson; all of whom wore an eye patch. Talassan clerics generally multiclass as barbarians, sorcerers, wizards, or as the Stormlord prestige class.
Worship of Talos is outlawed in many countries. Most Talossan holy sites are secret because of the church's reputation. Public churches often take the form of castles or fortified strongholds that lay on earthquake fault lines or in the path of storms or lava; Talos ensures they remain unscathed.
Talos iss close with Auril, has a flirtatious rivalry with Umberlee and a grudging alliance with Malar, who would kill him if he could. He also hates deities that promote building, learning, nature, and the altering of weather. Chief among his enemies are Chauntea, Eldath, Lathander, Mystra, Sune, Deneir, Gond, Helm, Mielikki, Oghma, Shiallia, Silvanus, and Tyr.