Vinga is the feminine incarnation of Orlanth. Variously described as Orlanth’s daughter, an aspect of Orlanth, or one of Orlanth’s transformations, she is revered by the Sartarites as a war goddess, and is a favored aspect of Orlanth by the Kheldon Tribe.
How can my Vingan PC get four arms? Become a goddess with many powers and attributes?
Other than Krarsht and Bagog, who are non-human, none of the major Chaos deities are depicted with more than the typical number of arms. Not Thed, not Cacodemon, not Mallia, etc
We always treated four arms as a Lunar / chaotic thing, so seeing them on so many Storm Tribe gods is a bit disconcerting. I think the only Lunar deity usually shown with more than two arms is Yara Aranis, who ALWAYS has six arms and two legs, making eight. Yes, the Red Box gave YA four arms. Greg had a conniption fit about that when the piece came in (it is in the old Chaosium files), as the art direction had SIX ARMS not four. But the piece is so damn beautiful that it remained.
And the little jot about how YA loses two arms fighting Sheng Seleris in the Argrath Saga is a nod to the art screwup. This bit: At last dusk arrived, and the six armed goddess of Saird was freed. Like a wolf spider leaping upon a fly, she was upon the king of the nomads. Even though he was stripped of his guardians Sheng Seleris was no weakling, and now the goddess is known as the goddess of six arms and four hands. But she bit and broke him to death, and by dawn had dragged his soul to eternal punishment once again.
Is there a story behind Vinga using a trident? Trident is a common way of depicting the Lightning Spear, like Cu Culainn’s GaeBolg.