Above the altar is a glowing red orb that seems to be part of the wall. Share Improve this answer Follow edited Mar 4, 2020 at 1:19 Akixkisu 19.2k 11 76 135 answered Mar 3, 2020 at 22:29 ZwiQ Genderless the Eater of Worlds,[7] Darkness, destruction, entropy, insanity [7], Tharzidun was not simply neutral evil; his evil transcended law and chaos, reflecting a primal nature so ancient it went back to the early days of the Great Wheel cosmology. The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982). . Tentacle Strike: (minor action usable once per round, at-will) Melee: Reach 3: +38 vs AC: 2d8+5 damage. Tharizdun doesnt speak to his followers, so his commands are unknown, but his cults teach their members to: Channel power to the Chained God, so he can break his chains. Its entranceway is in a massive demonic face, sixty feet tall, and permanently frozen over with ice. Search by name on the left, click deity name to display on the right. Tharizdun is the evil god of madness and annihilation, and once ruled the Astral Domain Pandemonium in the Astral Sea. Some of his clerics also use a two-tiered inverted ziggurat, known as the Obex. While the other entities in the Pantheon have different interpretations of how they are depicted in artwork, tapestries, and tomes, every record of Tharizdun is amorphous and without physical manifestation. Examples of fiends so used include Iuz and Zuggtmoy, and the Princes of Elemental Evil. Dragon #353. In the Dungeons and Dragons Novel Series "Abyssal Plague", Tharizdun's prison is revealed to be a universe that has long since been destroyed by that realm's own version of the Abyss known as the Voidharrow. He Who Waits,[7] The link to those foul beings corrupted him in an instant, driving the deity to madness. If Thardizun is reduced to zero hitpoints, he doesn't die, he forms an ebon coccoon around himself. Most of their rites involve failed attempts to commune with their deity, or learn the secrets to unlocking the chains that bind him.[1]. Tharizdun is the chaotic evil god who created the Abyss. [20]:295 Tharizdun is also mentioned in the Dungeon Master's Guide (2014), this time listed as a member of the Dawn War pantheon in the Nentir Vale setting and is listed as Tharizdun, god of madness, Chaotic Evil, with the Trickery suggested Domain and a jagged counter-clockwise spiral listed as his holy symbol. It is a primal, subconscious force of annihilation that insidiously corrupts what it can to undermine everything, opportunistically masquerading in the forms of what other minds desire, and seeping in to twist those minds' intent and perspective toward Tharizdun's own destructive ends. Although not many people in the Flanaess are aware that Tharizdun exists, it is said that public knowledge of one of his ziggurats would be enough to "raise an army of paladins". During the Dawn War, he created the Abyss, an act for which he was imprisoned by the gods. Tharizdun's doctrine is to destroy all and everything encountered. For the adventure module, see. Tharizdun, the Dark God, He of Eternal Darkness, is an evil deity of decay, insanity and darkness. The beetles are mutated by feeding on the waste of otyughs within the temple, who possess horrible tentacles and beaks like that of a grell.[20]. [19] The other gods imprisoned him after he used a shard of pure evil to create the Abyss. Tharizdun was imprisoned eons ago by the forebears of those beings known as the Great Powers, although it is said that Pelor was also involved. Although Tharizdun has been imprisoned, he's kept a good portion of his powers, having a divine rank of 11 (out of 20). [28], The cult of Tharizdun possesses numerous artifacts and lesser magic items sacred to the Dark God, and devotes considerable resources to finding more. Tharizdun is hated by nearly all other gods, who would gladly put aside their differences to stop the Dark God from escaping his demiplane prison. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. The players are in early Epic at this time. [15], At roughly the same time, the last of the Sabrak clan of dwarves discovered an intrusion of the Abyssal Plague in a temple of Ghaunadaur in the mountains south of Easting and devised a way to transform victims of the plague into plague demons with which they hoped to create an army that would fight for the Elder Elemental Eye. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. So, they put aside their differences and banned together with the sole goal of chaining the mad god so his evil could go no further. And what possible story element could he be in your game? It is led by Damargath, a human cleric/fighter from the cult's Greyhawk chapter. [15], He was a central figure in the module Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001). and the Lost God[3]. Not only that, but they must be careful not to be trapped within the dream itself and forever be at the mercy of Tharizduns madness. The anti magic cone is meant to come from a single point fixed to Tharizdun that can be rotated based on where Tharizdun wants it to be. So while the courageous heroes fight Tharizdun's minions, the Dark God compels the elder evils to stir and awaken so that they may ravage the world and weaken its gods. This is mainly due to the fact that the PC would have a hard time following such a dark patron unless youre running an evil campaign. The lich also uses Psychic Whisper twice. [3] The priest channeled Tharizdun's power, causing Gatshadow to grow notably in height compared to the other Cliffkeep Mountains and grow a maze of tunnels within. During the Dawn War, Tharizdun felt he needed no help from the gods to battle the primordials, just more power. Assuming they like don't die instantly when this thing spams Maddening Blast, Meteor Swarm, and three other spells in a round. The original module can be legally downloaded from Archive.org, Dms Guild also has a 5E updated module for sale cheap. Ill link the mini prototype in the comments whenever it becomes presentable. With his name nearly forgotten, he has become known as the Chained God. {{art caption}}: autoformat art credits/captions, {{infobox character}}: infobox for character pages, {{infobox episode}}: infobox for episode pages, {{new artist category}}: boilerplate for new artist category pages, {{new character}}: boilerplate for new character pages, {{new episode}}: boilerplate template for new episode pages, Articles needing presumption confirmation, Although Rexxentrum itself was founded post-Calamity, it was built on the site of an ancient temple to Pelor. Other aspects Tharizdun is sometimes worshipped as an entity called the Elder Elemental Eye, but few of these worshippers recognize the two as being the same entity. To avoid interference and condemnation from its own kind, Sgothgah has relocated to The Styes, where he has become "The Whisper" to the local cult who consider it to be the "Voice of Tharizdun". Tharizdun, the Chained God is a Dungeons & Dragons deity that did something SO evil, he became the archnemesis of every deity in existence.Source: Player's . His cult appears prominently in Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001). Is there a god of world building or god of life, death, or knowledge? [31], Over a thousand years ago, Tharizdun gifted the Scorpion Crown to Shattados, king of the empire of Sulm.[6]. All of his clerics are extremely secretive and trust only fellow cultists. Contact with the deity brings insanity and death, and no accurate surviving descriptions or depictions of him remain. Dagon prefers to use his trident in battle but can attack with his powerful fists if he so chooses. Homebrew. [3] Its "mind" is profoundly alien,[6] and does not carefully form complicated plots. Includes 4 subclasses: Elder Dragon, Deep One, Primordial Beast, and Destroyer! It hired bandits, consorted with demons, and caused much havoc before an alliance of forces destroyed it. Tharizdun, the Chained Oblivion is the mad deity of death and trickery. Press J to jump to the feed. by GeoffreyMarchal Mar 22, 2017 . tharizdun the chained god 5e stats. Of the 5E domains, only death and knowledge fit. Their goal is to bring together all of his artifacts, and to free the Ebon God from his imprisonment, where he will destroy the multiverse. Betrayer God[1]Elder Evil[2] by duck25 Mar 12, 2015 . Lament for Lost Tharizdun is a book bound in black scaly hide, written in silver ink on black paper. And another thing, you shouldn't just beat Thardizun. But there is more. From Gatshadow, Orattim spread his evil corruption across the region. 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[22][23], Tharizdun is listed as one of the elder evils in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (2018). Awesome. Tharizdun has been imprisoned in some unknown demiplane ever since.[23]. Alignment: Lawful Neutral Sourcebook: Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2015) Symbol: A blue and white star. Although he is not himself from the Far Realm, but The Dark Ones madness makes him nearly incomprehensible to mortals. Multiattack. Although imprisoned, Tharizdun still has a degree of his original multiverse-threatening power: he is officially a Divine Rank 11 (out of 20) deity, as of Dragon #294. I thought I would come up with some stats for Tharizdun based on the other deities' stats from Deities & Demigods. ", Stewart, Todd, with Oliver Diaz. The anti magic cone is meant to express the connection between Astral Dreadnoughts and Tharizdun. A few scattered cults of demented followers revere him, calling him the Chained God or the Elder Elemental Eye. Crooked, seven-pointed star made of chains. In Tal'Dorei, Tharizdun took advantage of Lolth's reduced influence: it began to whisper to the drow nobility, and its aberrations subtly besieged the drow civilization in the darkness. Thriszdun is the chaotic evil god who created the Abyss. [12], Many temples are led by charismatic high priests known as the Witnesses of Tharizdun, who live in opulent surroundings and partake in lavish food, drink, and other base desires at the expense of their underlings. Tharizdun is sometimes worshiped by nonhuman aberrations such as aboleths, neogi, and grell. [22], Tharizdun first appeared in Gary Gygax's adventure, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982).[2]. [7], The elhoriads are blackened, undead skeletons with a deadly entropic touch. The Demiplane of Imprisonment is hidden somewhere in the depths of the Ethereal Plane, resembling a swollen, crystalline cyst nearly a mile in diameter. Tharizdun Tharizdun (a.k.a. Their favored weapon is the "spiral of decay," a bizarre weapon about which little is known. Even fragments of destroyed artifacts are priceless to the cult, since clerics cannot receive spells from Tharizdun without being in proximity to such an artifact. Your Warlock would be much in the same predicament as Fjord from the second season of critical role was with Ukotoa. Hashoo Trust aims to facilitate provision of access to inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities. The following are his assumed teachings, followed by his cults. He originated in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting but has since also appeared in other settings. Merely reading this text is damaging to the mind of any but the mad followers of Tharizdun. His holy symbols are a dark spiral rune and a two-tiered inverted ziggurat known as an obex. Male Their ultimate discovery is the BLACK CYST; an evil entity of writhing darkness and tentacles. Contents 1 Description 1.1 Appearance 1.2 Alignment 1.3 Titles 2 Portfolio 3 Worship 3.1 Dogma 3.2 Worshipers 3.3 Clergy 3.4 Rituals 3.5 Orders 3.6 Holy sites 3.7 Holy days 3.8 Holy symbol 3.9 Favored weapon Last seen Fury of the gods: For each 300 damage dealt to Tharizdun, add an additional attack to Tentacle Strike. This has given me some great ideas for my own epic campaign. He can move on land using his fists to drag or pull his body but prefers to remain in water whenever possible. [16] They make heavy use of black stone and an archaic trapezoidal building pattern. For this, all the other gods (good, unaligned and evil alike) banded together to seal him away. They came to Tharizdun and used the Shard of Ultimate Evil to begin a domino effect of corruption which spread to all those evils I listed earlier. Appearances He found that power in a shard of evil at the edge of the universe. "[1], Tharizdun's priesthood is detailed for this edition in Complete Divine (2004). After the god's war they saw what Tharizdun had created and what he was becoming. Clerics of his aspect, the Elder Elemental Eye, typically wear ochre-colored robes, sometimes altered to represent one of the four elements. [5][6][7] He would later appear in Gygax's series of Gord novels. These creatures grow as cultists perform ritual sacrifice to it. [15], Those forgotten temples which survive are in dark, undergound places, kept freezingly cold by ancient magic placed by the fanatics who built them. The attacks should cause ongoing cold/necromatic damage, and characters caught in them should be grabbed and drawn toward the cocoon. Tharizdun appears as one of the deities described in the Dungeon Master's Guide (2008) for this edition. It is presumed to have been written by one of his followers after the deity's banishment. This would be a better Patron for an NPC Antagonist. You may cast Darkness twice per long rest without any spellslots as well as gain darkvision (30ft) if you choose this as your God Dendar The Night Serpent; this colossal serpent loves to feed of nightmares and fear. Feedback is much appreciated. He is responsible for the creation of the Abyss during the Dawn War, which caused the rest of the gods to unite against him. This includes the story for unaired episodes of The Legend of Vox Machina, as it's based on the first campaign of Critical Role from 2015-2017. She wrote, "This elder interloper god, sometimes known as The Elder Elemental Eye, features in the Princes of the Apocalypse module as a mostly-forgotten god locked away in a prison from the Greyhawk setting, as opposed to the Forgotten Realms. Tharizdun's priest is a human male, of average height, with wild dark hair, sticking up in all directions. Already a deity, he still hungered for more and more power and his discovery of the shard was just the promise of power he was looking for. This is Tharizdun, after all. Historically, he has been considered Neutral Evil[1]. the Despised,[7] You may cast Darkness twice per long rest without any spellslots as well as gain darkvision (30ft) if you choose this as your God Dendar Sources: AD&D2e: Drow of the Underdark, Demihuman Deities; 3/3.5e: Faiths and Pantheons, Lords of Madness; Tharizdun, the Chained God. Unlike earlier editions, he has no particular affinity for aberrations and his alignment is Chaotic Evil, rather than Neutral Evil. 5, May 1934. [11], Tharizdun was released once more onto the Material Plane during the Calamity, causing untold destruction and chaos. However, the Brotherhood intentionally spreads rumors to the contrary, sowing fear and misinformation among their enemies. They will either have to work to release him or find a way out or another patron or god to protect him and power them. To go further, you would have to homebrew some darker domains of your own. This makes a reflex attack against everything in six squares as tentacles of absolute blackness and utter cold swirl around Thardizun spinning into a black caccoon that protects Thardizun from further attacks. The gods all united, and with their combined power they locked Tharizdun away in a secret prison somewhere in the universe. See the editing guidelines for ways to contribute. Crooked, seven-pointed star made of chains "Shadow of Shothragot: The Price of Survival." Im still finalizing NPC placement for the encounter and the miniature. There was a so-so scenario in Dungeon 152 named Essence of Evil featuring these themes. (Although I keep his morality in question, with a cult viewing him as a gnostic figure and the other gods filling in for the Demiurge.). His followers under that identity also use a symbol of a golden flaming eye. Although imprisoned, Tharizdun still has a degree of his original multiverse-threatening power. Gary Gygax described Tharizdun as a "primordial deity, that of matter at rest and decay of energy, viz. Darkness, Destruction No, the binding magic is more about keeping those from the outside from informing him of his weak entrapment. tharizdun the chained god 5e stats. Creating a shard of incredible evil, they planted it as a seed; knowing someone would help them cultivate their evil plan. No entrance to the ziggurat has been found. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The albino gnomes beneath the hills here are said to dig caverns to steer visitors away from the temple.
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