Expanded Monster Deities May 28, 2010 17:14:10 GMT -5
Post by Retired DM Dark Herald on May 28, 2010 17:14:10 GMT -5
The Great Savant, The Cruel Master, The Deep Lich, The Betrayer, The Brother-Betrayer, The Father
Symbol: Spiral of Gray, Black & White.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Dwarf, Evil, Trickery, Dream
Portfolio: Magic, Knowledge, Cruelty
Favored Weapon: Bite, Poisoned Dagger
Home Plane: Unknown
Diirinka is the most magical of all dwarven deities, a skilled wizard and improviser often regarded as the father of the derro race who twisted his former dwarven followers into the hateful things they are today. Much of his magic was stolen from the illithid god, Ilsene. The stolen magic is what empowers Diirinka and it’s the same magic he grants to his savants and his priests. He is a treacherous and despicable god, who will betray anyone and anything for his own ends (including his own brother, Diinkarazan). Small, mean spirited and preferring the guise of a dimunitive lich-like creature, this is a hateful and chaotic god who cares little for anyone or anything, even including himself; perhaps something of his betrayal of his cursed, mad brother still gnaws at his soul. This carelessness extends to his own priests ans savants, and their teachings, so long as they revere him and help the derro to grow stronger.
Most derro revere Diirinka, a chaotic deity of magic and cruelty. Very few derro are clerics, but those who follow this path can choose two of the following domains: Chaos, Destruction, Evil, or Trickery. Diirinka is known as the Great Savant, the Cruel Master, the Deep Lich, the Betrayer, The Brother-Betrayer and The Father. He is a deity of magic and knowledge, patron of derro savants, and god of cruelty. His favored weapon is the dagger (usually poisoned). His symbol is a spiral of gray, black, and white.
Sources: Monster Mythology, Dragon Magazine #241, Defenders of the Faith, Monsters Manual 3.5, On Hallowed Ground, Complete Divine