Heroes of Kadastrai
Zargon is the Ultimate Evil in the world, he is the Creator of all things evil and dark. From him were created the Devils and Demons and Orcs and Goblins and all the nasty things in this world.
Zargon Escaped the Creation of Marinol and the subsequent sealing of the void, and found he was powerful enough to “disturb” things on Marinol. He is the Ruler of Hell.
He is Ruler of the Evil Deities, and immortal enemy of the Children of Solaris.
Zargon is generally depicted in art as a large, flame-enshrouded man with red skin, cloven hooves and horns. He is often shows wielding a contract or a flaming mace. Though many believe that this is his true form, some speak of a more fiendish form with constantly bleeding wounds. Zargon is also capable of taking the shape of any creature, an ability he uses to gain an advantage in negotiations through intimidation, comfort, or pity. He is also represented by his holy symbol, an upside down red pentagram.
Church of Zargon
Zargon’s faith is strongest in Rakenspire and several of its vassal states, including Drachen and Infernis. He preaches strict discipline and unwavering devotion from his worshipers; the strong should rule the weak. Zargon expects flattery from his followers, appreciating it for what it is, and delights in deals and contracts that secretly favor one party over another.
Worshipers and Clergy
Zargon’s priests usually dress in black decorated with red, and often wear horned masks or helmets, and his clergy includes clerics and wizards. Clothing worn is usually expensive, and clearly so, as the faith preaches that wealth attracts wealth. Followers of the Zargon often include nobles and bureaucrats, especially those participating in the slave trade and in those nations where his worship is openly accepted. In countries not under Zargon’s yoke, priests are expected to abide by local laws and take sacrifices only from willing victims. It is also common for individual priests to offer the sacrifice of a small animal before preparing spells.
Clerics of Zargon may prepare lesser geas and a variant of geas, and Zargon grants access to infernal healing and greater infernal healing.
Temples and Shrines
Public temples dedicated to Zargon can be found in The Rakenspire Empire, often existing alongside and within the nation’s government buildings. Secret houses dedicated to Zargon exist throughout Marinol.
Portfolio: Tyranny, Slavery, Pride, Contracts
Worshipers: Slavers, Tyrants, Bureaucrats
Cleric Alignments: LN, LE, NE
Domains: Evil, Fire, Law, Magic, Trickery
Sub-domains: Arcane, Ash, Deception, Devil, Divine, Smoke
Favored Weapon: Mace