The Master Builder was one of the old gods of the Hammerite order. Through outlawing, propaganda, institutionalization and preaching the way forward through industrial and technological advancements the people lost focus and stopped worshipping the Builder. The word passed into old language with little emphasis on the modern. For many, the old god began to pass into legend and superstition.
Although small packets of die-hard believers still practice quietly out of sight, the populace has to a large degree given up on the old gods helping them and turned to the Baron and his promise of brighter and better times.
- The Master Builder or the Builder was the god of the major religion Hammerites in the original thief series. Thief is set 300-400 years after the original thief, and due to ten generations of Northcrest rule the Hammerite's chapels and cathedrals are in ruin.
- The builder is mentioned in the Thief Companion App.