Obad-Hai is the god of nature, hunting, and beast. Obad-Hai is most often depicted as a lean and weathered old man of indeterminate age, dressed in brown or russet. He carries a wooden staff called the Shalmstaff, and is known for playing a woodwind instrument called a shalm or shawm. Obad-Hai can appear as a human, dwarf, gnome, or halfling, and has worshipers among all four races. He is also depicted in the forms of various animals or fey.