Industry and commerce is the way to riches. Work hard and you will be rewarded with wealth. Greed will destroy what you have worked to gain. Poverty is a lack of effort. Never tolerate laziness or ignorance. the clever and industrious find opportunity and fortune in the world. Lead others in enterprise and safeguard transaction. Be fair and honest in your business, for deception is the road to ruin - yet do not shy from competition, for it is the wellspring of all fortune.
- Shinare's Dogma
Shinare has many dwarven worshippers,
for they appreciate her love of wealth and industry. She
also finds many followers among merchants, mercenaries, and
profit-minded adventurers of other races. She is
widely considered the champion of freedom and self-destiny.
Shinare’s companion is Sirrion, god of creative fire. Their relationship shows the stress of their opposite personalities: Sirrion is temperamental and artistic while Shinare is calm and pragmatic. Still, for some reason even they do not understand, they remain together.
Shinare cannot tolerate laziness. She ascribes poverty to stupidity or sloth. In her eyes, those who are idle and unproductive are slowly dying. She views war-torn Ansalon as a place that needs rebuilding. She calls her worshippers to work hard at reconstructing their ruined glory. She aggressively recruits followers, claiming that only industry and progress can save Ansalon. Though beleaguered by her capricious mate, Sirrion, Shinare considers her greatest foe to be Hiddukel, god of corrupt business.
Shinare most often assumes the guise of a rich, portly matron or merchant. She wears expensive clothing and jewelry, and a belt of finest silver encircles her waist. When appearing to the dwarves, she takes the form of a male dwarven merchant, decked in rich clothing that drips with gems and precious metals. Because dwarves so espouse her philosophies, she acquiesces to their stubborn insistence that she is male.
Minor concerns such as mortal gender should not stand in the way of progress.