Tharizdun (God of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Insanity, and Cold)

The Dark God, The Ender, He Who Waits, the Eater of Worlds, the Despised, the Chained God

Symbol: Dark spiral or inverted ziggurat

Portfolio:  Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Malign Knowledge, Insanity, Cold

Alignment: Chaotic Evil

Worshipers alignment: Evil

Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Dream, Evil, Force, Knowledge, Madness, Rune

Favoured Weapons: Dagger

His holy number: 333

"The very threads of existence must be torn asunder, then burned, then the ashes scattered, until all is nothing and no one exists."

Tharizdun is the god of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Malign Knowledge, Insanity, and Cold. Tharizdun's doctrine is to destroy all and everything encountered. He was imprisoned ages ago by other deities to prevent the destruction of existence itself. Although imprisoned, Tharizdun still has a degree of his original power and seeks to break free. It is believed that Tharizdun has no allies, given his desire to destroy the entire universe. Should he ever escape from his prison, it is thought that even the most evil of deities wouldwork with their good counterparts to return Tharizdun to his prison. Many of Tharizdun's priests and worshippers are mad. Those who are not mad believe that they will reap great rewards and privileges for their aid in freeing him. All of his clerics are extremely secretive and trust only fellow cultists. They lead foul rituals, including human sacrifice, and search ancient sites for clues to freeing their deity. His most dedicated followers are the Doomdreamers, a high-ranking caste of priests who receive visions from Tharizdun. They collect rare and esoteric knowledge, such as the names of demon. Due to Tharizdun's imprisonment, his priests must remain in contact with a site or object holding some of the Dark God's power in order to use their magic.

Most of Tharizdun's ancient scriptures are long lost with the only one known to remain being the Lament for Lost Tharizdun. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. Other artefacts associated with Tharizdun include the horn known as the Wailer of Tharizdun, the sword Druniazth, the Spear of Sorrow, the Scorpion Crown and the Weeping Hexagram.

The Temples of Tharizdun were often in the shape of black ziggurats but are now usually hidden out of necessity. Most are abandoned ruins but there is a recent rumour of a powerful shrine being found near the town of Hevre on the Crimson Coast.

"Unable to destroy him, they were strong enough to overcome his power and imprison him somewhere, by means none have ever been able to discover.

Thus Tharizdun disappeared from the face of the earth, and from all of the other known planes, and has not been seen again since."

Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun




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