Valkur (pronounced val-KURR), the Captain of the Waves, is the exarch of sailors, ships, favorable winds, and naval combat.
His philosophy often put him in conflict with the capricious ocean-goddess Umberlee and he was a sworn enemy of the Deities of Fury. He was friendly with Selûne who guided sailors across the sea.
A common superstition claims that Valkur may have once been a mortal sailor who challenged Umberlee and won.
The church of Valkur is a loosely based organized. Many clerics serve as captains or sailors aboard ships and they usually meet each other only if they happened to serve on the same ship or be in the same port. The clergy is known for helping sailors who were down on their luck.
Valkur’s church celebrates only one holy day known as the Shattering. The exact date of the festival varies but it is always celebrated in the spring. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the breaking up of ice floes in the north which marks the beginning of the sailing season.