Tied with the Grinning Fortunes for the status of world’s humblest divinity, the Pathkeeper is a simple and benign entity believed to be responsible for the wellbeing of travelers, wanderers, and others who keep away from home. His worship is almost exclusively confined to small villages and nervous mothers who fear for the wellbeing of their children away from home. The Pathkeeper is typically considered a disembodied overlooking guardian, but is typically portrayed in mythology and art as a kindly old man with a lantern in his hand. Convention holds that the Pathkeeper can be invoked to look after loved ones away from home by burning a candle at the traveler’s usual place during meals, and preparing the absent wanderer a plate of dry bread and water. Just as with the Grinning Fortunes, the Pathkeeper keeps an extremely small clergy, although there have been accounts of grey-cloaked men wandering the roads and helping along travelers in need.
The Pathkeeper is considered a neutral good deity associated with the domains of Travel, Good, and Protection. His favored weapon is the staff.