The Chained God has many names [and epithets], but perhaps the name most commonly uttered by His worshipers is Tharizdun. Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the … Male He is part of the Greyhawk pantheon. and the Lost God[3]. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. The Cult of Tharizdun This Adventure was written by Darren Drader, a long time Wizard of the Cost and a gaming genious. [32], Tharizdun is speculated to be the malign entity known to be trapped within the Demiplane of Imprisonment, a massive mile-wide crystal floating through the Ethereal Plane. Tharizdun is known by one name or another across countless worlds. Quest Introduction Tharizdun: enigmatic, feared, and utterly evil. [16], Another ruined temple is located in the Jotens, a mountain range of Oerth. Tharizdun is a long-forgotten god who craves nothing less than the unmaking of the universe, destroying everything—himself included—in the process. [10], A temple exists near the upper Jewel river, from which occasionally pour forth horrible giant beetles with skeletal heads. Tharizdun's followers seek to reclaim the 333 Gems of Tharizdun, a collection of gemstones sacred to the Dark One, sacrificed to him by cultists in ages past. He Who Waits,[7] Shothragot. D&D creator Gary Gygax named Tharizdun after Tharzduun or Tharzdu'un, a deity created by Rob Kuntz. Tharizdun the Dark God, They must be in contact with one of his few holy artifacts, or one of his ancient holy sites. Tharizdun’s temples (often in the shape of black ziggurats) are usually hidden, due to necessity. [17], A forgotten temple of Tharizdun exists in the Yatil Mountains on the world of Oerth. the Author of Wickedness,[7] the Father of Elder Evils,[7] If he has holy days, they are unknown to all but perhaps some of his followers. Recently freed, Shothragot hopes to collect the 333 gems of Tharizdun and set its master free. The Dark God,[1] The Ebon God, He of Eternal Darkness,[2] the Lost God[3] Some of his clerics also use a two-tiered inverted ziggurat, known as the Obex. Lord of Decay,[6] Rao created the two moons of Oerth to create light for those who repented, and sent his servant Incarum with the Crook of Rao to cast out the forces of Tharizdun from the world. Humans in ancient times turned to Tharizdun for magical power, and brought upon an era of despair and eternal night. No entrance to the ziggurat has been found. Many cults are unaware that the entity that they worship is Tharizdun. Tharizdun, the Chained Oblivion, is the mad deity of death and trickery. It is rumored that a temple of Tharizdun exists in the Gull Cliffs. It's not certain, but it suspects these items are … Tharzidun was imprisoned ages ago by a coalition of deities to prevent the destruction of existence itself. Tharizdun is a evil god of eternal darkness, decay, destruction, entropy, malign knowledge, and insanity.[1]. Followers place great importance on the number three. Tharizdun's clerics cannot draw power from him unless they are in contact with an artifact such as these. Rank Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. [19], The frozen ruins of a temple to Tharizdun exist in a vast cavern in the underground waterways beneath the town of Narwell. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. Recently freed, Shothragot hopes to collect the 333 gems of Tharizdun and set its master free. Shothragot. Unlike most deities of Oerth, who take humanoid shape, Tharizdun appears as a dark, amorphous form reminiscent of a sentient sphere of annihilation. Shothragot. “One” that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. Realm Historically, he has been considered Neutral Evil[1]. Tharizdun has been imprisoned in some unknown demiplane ever since.[23]. In 581 CY, a paladin of Heironeous broke the ring into three pieces. Realm Edit Tharizdun's holy symbol is a jagged counterclockwise dark spiral rune known as the Spiral of Decay. The party have found substantially larger gems in the elemental shrines within the Temple of Boccob, the gem that was fashioned into part of the water shrine fell into the pool of water below after the party defeated its Wastrilith occupant before being salvaged by Richard Dickens and Einrik Stürmkarst. Lament for Lost Tharizdun is a book bound in black scaly hide, written in silver ink on black paper. Tharizdun's clerics cannot draw power from him unless they are in contact with an artifact such as these. Tharizdun's clerics cannot draw power from him unless they are in contact with an artifact such as these. Recently freed, Shothragot hopes to collect the 333 gems of Tharizdun and set its master free. When Tharizdun was chained in his prison, sealed away for eternity, his last act was to contain fragments of his essence in 333 gemstones that would enable his scions and servitors to unlock the shackles that bind him. Tharizdun's greatest servant is Shothragot, the Herald of Tharizdun[27], a disconnected avatar of the Dark God. Recently freed, Shothragot hopes to collect the 333 gems of Tharizdun and set its master free. Tharizdun’s temples (often in the shape of black ziggurats) are usually hidden, due to necessity. Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the horn known as the Wailer of Tharizdun, the sword Druniazth and the Spear of Sorrow. Reality warps in its wake. Clergy Clerics of Tharizdun cannot gain spells from him in the normal way, … [23], The Book of Incarum, holy text of the church of Rao, tells that Rao is the creator of mankind. The ancient Flan people knew of Tharizdun. All the gems have displayed an ability to pull themselves in the direction of other nearby gems and seem to want to be brought together. His clerics traditionally wear black or purple robes. Tharizdun’s avatar takes the same form he does: a pitch-black, roiling amorphous form. Clerics of his aspect, the Elder Elemental Eye, typical… He of Eternal Darkness,[1] [1] Contact with the imprisoned Dark God is only possible in proximity to one of his remaining artifacts or forgotten unholy sites, and even then his blessings come at the cost of madness. Tharizdun's followers are united by a single ancient creed, found inscribed within one of his dark pyramids: The rest of his religion consists of a sporadic collection of terrible holy texts, secretly guarded even from other sects and detailing terrible rituals and extraplanar horrors. The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982). In Gar… Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the horn known as the Wailer of Tharizdun, the sword Druniazth and the Spear of Sorrow. With his goal of destruction, Tharizdun is Chaotic Evil. Tharizdun's colors are black and purple, if I recall, and these hues appear throughout the module itself. For a full article on the topic with citations, please see Tharizdun at Greyhawkonline.com. Kingsway Role Playing Group Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Assuming they've been scattered, those using their power now might not be well disposed toward giving them back, especially for the purpose the party has in mind. [2], A temple to Tharizdun exists in the Drachengrabs, a mountain range of Oerth. the Patient One,[7] He is called the Ebon God,[5] The power of magic is very gradually waning in the world of Oerth, and Boccob suspects that Tharizdun is responsible.[26]. However, the Brotherhood intentionally spreads rumors to the contrary, sowing fear and misinformation among their enemies. Mostly looted or sold off after Tharizdun's imprisonment, they have spread across the world by traders unaware of their connection to that evil deity. [5], At least one sage belives that Tharizdun himself wields the Spiral of Decay represented in his holy symbol, for which no equivalent weapon exists in human knowledge. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. For example, there are believed to be 333 Gems of Tharizdun, each an minor unholy artifact. Tharizdun is the god of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Malign Knowledge, Insanity, and Cold. It dreams the infinite Abyss and its demon hordes into being.3 1 Appearance 2 History 3 Worship 3.1 Commandments of the Chained Oblivion 3.2 Known Worshipers 4 References Tharizdun is depicted, if at all, as "a creature of rolling, hungry ink and darkness",3 a spreading cloud of lightless destruction. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. It is led by Damargath, a human cleric/fighter from the cult's Greyhawk chapter. [2], Numerous smaller cults have risen since then. Followers of Tharizdun conduct terrible rituals of sacrifice. In cold chamber deep underground, called the black cyst, a black mist squirms within a floating hemisphere of black needlerock. The gems existed in my campaign (although, originally as a different form but adjusted to fit the lore), the concept of Tharizdun already existed (I had orignally called him the World Eater which is also one of his actual aliases) and my cult was conveniently named very close to one of his. Shothragot. Legend has it that the clerics of Tharizdun began to pilfer his hoard of beautiful gems when all attempts to resurrect the God failed; 333 gems of utmost value, … Wielder gains one temporary HP, and a unknown curse. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. Enjoy. The clerics ofTharizdu nbega n to pilfer the hoard of beautiful gems sacri-ficed to him by earlier servant — 33s 3 gems of utmost value, There are believed to be 333 Gems of Tharizdun, each able to grant power to a cleric of Tharizdun in contact with minor unholy artifacts such as these. Alignment Many follow him in the optimistic belief that he will spare his loyal servants when he destroys the multiverse. 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]. Perhaps each gem contain a portion of Tharizdun's power, stolen from him in the act of imprisonment. Tharizdun is named in such second edition Greyhawk books as Player's Guide to Greyhawk (1998) and The Scarlet Brotherhood (1999). The clergy of Tharizdun preach that all things eventually crumble, and in time Tharizdun's victory over the gods will be complete.[9]. Clerics of his aspect, the Elder Elemental Eye, typically wear ochre-colored robes, sometimes altered to represent one of the four elements. For example, there are believed to be 333 Gems of Tharizdun, each an minor unholy artifact. Recently freed, Shothragot hopes to collect the 333 gems of Tharizdun and set its master free. [21], A false rumor claimed that an abandoned shrine to Tharizdun existed in Veluna City.[22]. 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. Tharizdun created an avatar called Shothragot at the time of the Twin Cataclysms. Most gems are a fist-sized rock resembling different shades of blood-red concentric banding in a circular pattern, with a combination of agates in a purplish rose gray and dark black brown obsidian. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. [18], In recent years, Tharizdun's cult built a new temple in an extinct volcanic crater in the Lortmil Mountains, known as the Temple of All-Consumption. They collect rare and esoteric knowledge, such as the names of demons. Tharizdun created an avatar called Shothragot at the time of the Twin Cataclysms. It is presumed to have been written by one of his followers after the deity's banishment. But purple? The albino gnomes beneath the hills here are said to dig caverns to steer visitors away from the temple. Unable to act upon the world directly, he dispenses his power from cover identities and aspects, such as the Elder Elemental Eye responsible for the infamous Temple of Elemental Evil. Mostly looted or sold off after Tharizdun's imprisonment, they have spread across the world by traders unaware of their connection to that evil deity. [30], Druniazth, the Claw of Tharizdun, is a sword made from black ruinite metal by cultists centuries after his banishment. In the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, Tharizdun is the god of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Malign Knowledge, Insanity, and Cold. [22], Tharizdun first appeared in Gary Gygax's adventure, The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982).[2]. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. Then, as time continued to pass, even this ritual grew stale and meaningless. His most dedicated followers are the Doomdreamers, a high-ranking caste of priests who receive visions from Tharizdun. Yesterday our bi-weekly game met, this time with a side trek from a different DM. Tharizdun's holy symbol is a jagged counterclockwise dark spiral rune known as the Spiral of Decay. Realm Assuming they've been scattered, those using their power now might not be well disposed toward giving them back, especially for the purpose the party has in mind. Tharizdun is the god of Eternal Darkness, Decay, Entropy, Malign Knowledge, Insanity, and Cold. Tharizdun created an avatar called Shothragot at the time of the Twin Cataclysms. I admire how you dissect Gygax’s adventures. Many items crafted more recently are etched with a vortex symbol.[29]. Gender Greyhawk pantheon, Dawn War pantheon Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. Tharizdun's cult is scattered across the world. 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. Although the cult's leaders are fully aware of this, many low-ranking members merely seek revenge against society, and are unaware with the full extent of the Dark God's destruction, should he be freed. Narrow pathways wind through the conflagration, passing near black iron cages hanging from thick chains set into the ceiling. A few operate more openly in remote wilderness areas where the locals are too few and too cowardly to challenge them. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. I have left the adventure as intact as I possibly could, while adhearing to DnD Wiki's accepted format. His clerics traditionally wear black or purple robes. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. [23], Under the aspect of the Elder Elemental Eye, his holy symbol is a downward-pointing black triangle with an inverted yellow Y within it. Tharizdun's followers seek to reclaim the 333 Gems of Tharizdun, a collection of gemstones sacred to the Dark One, sacrificed to him by cultists in ages past. Dungeons & Dragons Lore Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. This page may be a Stub or not include some information. The majority of the Scarlet Brotherhood do not worship him, and he is not considered a Suel deity, at least not by the current Brotherhood. During the Dawn War, Tharizdun felt he needed no help from the gods to battle the primordials, just more power.He found that power in a shard of evil at the edge of the universe. Their current location is unknown, but it … A quote from that author's work The Eldritch Dark appears in the introduction to Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (2001). Tharizdun has many known artifacts. Merely reading this text is damaging to the mind of any but the mad followers of Tharizdun. [33], In a time before surviving record, forgotten temples of Tharizdun were built by evil cultists of that dark god, who gathered in his name to undertake terrible deeds. Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the Sword Druniazth and the Spear of Sorrow. The Return to the Temple of Elemental module, Cult of Tharizdun: The Witnesses of Tharizdun, Shadow of Shothragot: The Price of Survival, https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Tharizdun?oldid=25370. the Chained God,[8] His first mention was in an adventure module titled, appropriately enough, WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun. Darkness, destruction, entropy, insanity Instead, his people mutated into scorpion-like monsters, and his realm decayed into a desert. [24], In as far as the enigmatic Tharizdun favors any one weapon, most concur that it is the dagger, and followers of the Dark God often carry sharp, curved daggers with which they conduct terrible rituals of sacrifice. It is a massive sphere of black tar, buried beneath the world for a thousand years. Shothragot is the in a sense the herald of Tharizdun. They must be in contact with one of his few holy artifacts, or one of his ancient holy sites. He has cults in Verbobonc and southern Furyondy.[13]. Pantheon Realm Purple is a royal color … I really like the idea that there are 333 gems forming the gate to Tharizdun's prison, and that even a single one of them is such bad news that it can wreck an entire world. Spiral of Decay, Obex [17] Wielders of a dark blade called Druniazth find themselves drawn here. Tharizdun and his servants grew ever more powerful, until the other gods set aside their differences and colluded to banish his presence from the world. When a gem is held to the light the stones have been observed to become queerly translucent. It was 3 linked encounters and the first encounter had the only "cool" dungeon dressing, that of the spiral associated with Tharizdun, carved into the floor of a pyramid. [18], There is a temple to Tharizdun hidden in the Free City of Greyhawk. Tharizdun is the evil god of madness and annihilation, and once ruled the Astral Domain Pandemonium in the Astral Sea. [31], Over a thousand years ago, Tharizdun gifted the Scorpion Crown to Shattados, king of the empire of Sulm.[6]. According to His worshipers, the Chained God was the Nothingness which preceded Creation, and He aches to return the multiverse to that prior state of Absolute Tranquility. His followers under that identity also use a symbol of a golden flaming eye. Legend has it that when all attempts to free the God from his banishment failed, believing him gone from the world the worshippers of Tharizdun pilfered his entire hoard of beautiful gems, radiating evil and each ranging in size, shape and worth from roughly 5,000 to 50,000 gold pieces each. Tharizdun, the Dark God, He of Eternal Darkness, is an evil deity of decay, insanity and darkness. There are believed to be 333 Gems of Tharizdun, each able to grant power to a cleric of Tharizdun in contact with minor unholy artifacts such as these. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. On Oerth, Tharizdun is particularly opposed by Pelor and Boccob. [15], Those forgotten temples which survive are in dark, undergound places, kept freezingly cold by ancient magic placed by the fanatics who built them. Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the sword Druniazth and the Spear of Sorrow. The clerics of Tharizdun began to pilfer the hoard of beautiful gems sacrificed to him by earlier servants — 333 gems of utmost value, ranging in worth from 5,000 to 50,000 gold pieces each. [9][10] The leaders of the cult at the Temple of Elemental Evil are known as the Doomdreamers.[12]. Tharizdun’s avatar takes the same form he does: a pitch-black, roiling amorphous form. Its purpose is to locate and restore that god's ancient and forgotten temples and awaken his sleeping guardians. https://kingsway-role-playing-group.fandom.com/wiki/Gems_of_Tharizdun?oldid=3042, Fire Shrine Priest's Flame Tongue Longsword. Tharizdun was introduced all the way back in AD&D 1st Edition, and was a creation of none other than Gary Gygax; Gygax derived the name Tharizdun from his friend Rob Kuntz's Tharzdu'un (which was probably influenced by Thasaidon, the "ruler of the Seven Hells" mentioned in Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique Cycle of short stories). [1][5]. Another exists in the sewers below Verbobonc, whose membership numbers 55. Avatars. These creatures grow as cultists perform ritual sacrifice to it. It dreams the infinite Abyss and its demon hordes into being.3 1 Appearance 2 History 3 Worship 3.1 Commandments of the Chained Oblivion 3.2 Known Worshipers 4 References Tharizdun is depicted, if at all, as "a creature of rolling, hungry ink and darkness",3 a spreading cloud of lightless destruction. Its entranceway is in a massive demonic face, sixty feet tall, and permanently frozen over with ice. [7], The black cysts are amorphous spheres of pure blackness, formed from the coagulated nightmares of sleeping Tharizdun. Rao's followers believe that the Crook of Rao was originally crafted by that god for the purpose of banishing Tharizdun's dark forces. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Its purpose is to spread a prophecy of Tharizdun's return, and ultimately to unleash him upon the world. The followers at his temple beneath the Yatil mountains gradually embezzled the sacred 333 Gems of Tharizdun by replacing them with less valuable gemstones, and the last of his high priests there died over a hundred years ago. Contact with the deity brings insanity and death, and no accurate surviving descriptions or depictions of him remain. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. Now, black as an "evil" color is somewhat cliched, so much so that it doesn't really have any effect upon me anymore. the Ender,[7] Its location in the multiverse is a closely guarded secret, even among gods. “One” that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. Perhaps each gem contain a portion of Tharizdun's power, stolen from him in the act of imprisonment. Aliases Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. I read an article from a few years ago that detailed Tharizdun. Clerics of Tharizdun cannot gain spells from him in the normal way, due to his imprisonment on some unknown plane. Chaotic Evil Tharizdun has been imprisoned in a distant demiplane for longer than anyone can remember. Their current location is unknown, but it is certain that the collection was split up long ago. 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 has no allies among the gods. His followers hoped to set him free. - btw, thanks Erik for the great work! [7], Cultists of Tharizdun made ritualized attempts to contact their imprisoned deity, but over centuries they became disillusioned and complacent. Portfolio [7], The elhoriads are blackened, undead skeletons with a deadly entropic touch. Realm Firstappearance Tharizdun has many known artifacts. Published in 1982, this module tells us that our villain was evil, built a cult to worship him, was vanquished, and disappeared from the face of the earth. Tharizdun appears in the Player's Handbook (5e) (2014) as a warlock patron, appearing as a Great Old One alongside such entities as Great Cthulhu. Tharizdun created an avatar called Shothragot at the time of the Twin Cataclysms. In 591 CY a cult to the Elder Elemental Eye, an alias of Tharizdun, captured the Temple of All-Consumption. If he actually manages to complete his task in collecting all of the 333 gems of Tharizdun the multiverse would basically cease to be. Some of his clerics also use a two-tiered inverted ziggurat, known as the Obex. Cloak of shadows Tharizdun (pronounced: / θ ɑːr ˈ ɪ z d ʌ n / thar-IZ-dun) was a long-forgotten interloper god originating from Oerth who sought to destroy all that is. Newer temples to Tharizdun exist in the abandoned buildings of cities, disused sewer chambers, and the cellars of converts. On Oerth, Tharizdun is particularly opposed by Pelor and Boccob. It is speculated that this was in turn inspired by the deity Thasaidon, from the works of Clark Ashton Smith. The Scorpion Crown was gifted by him to the last king of Sulm. [14], Midnight Darkness, a cult of assassins dedicated to Nerull, god of death, is secretly led by Karniquaza, a follower of Tharizdun and member of the Scarlet Brotherhood. Around -700 CY, the ruler of Sulm invoked the Dark One in hopes of uniting his feuding subjects. It is speculated that the Dark God floats powerlessly through the Astral Plane, all but dead due to lack of followers. Each gem is a fist-sized rock resembling obsidian, but queerly translucent if … In recent times, the forces of Tharizdun built a new temple on this most profane site, known as the Temple of Elemental Evil. [1] Yet another (almost certainly insane) source claims his weapon to be something called a "Check Toee".[25]. This is Tharizdun, the lord of entropy, the force of decay and destruction in the multiverse. Clerics of Tharizdun cannot gain spells from him in the normal way, due to his imprisonment on some unknown plane. Realm During the Dawn War, he created the Abyss, an act for which he was imprisoned by the gods. Rao, god of light, is particularly opposed to Tharizdun. I created it. I claim no credit for the Cult ot Tharizdun. This was just an example of a Tharizdun-inspired nasty final boss monster. “One” that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. Of late, Shothragot has become aware of a number of black jewels, 333 to be exact, known as the Gems of Tharizdun. Other artifacts associated with Tharizdun include the horn known as the Wailer of Tharizdun, the sword Druniazth and the Spear of Sorrow. Demiplane of Imprisonment "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. Tharizdun's followers are highly secretive, and his temples are well hidden. During the Dawn War, he created the Abyss, an act for which he was imprisoned by the gods. It is located in the Ghetto of Foreigners, and resembles a black ziggurat. Under the aspect of the Elder Elemental Eye, his holy symbol is a downward-pointing black triangle This was just an example of a Tharizdun-inspired nasty final boss monster. The avatar was thought to have been destroyed, but in reality it only went into dormancy. [18], The Weeping Hexgram, discovered near the Ziggurat of Black in the year 576 CY, is a ten foot diameter black iron ring inset with a bowed hexagram, which seeps blood when exposed to sunlight. Forged by an unknown source, these gems are said to be the key to freeing the Dark God from his prison. [10], Tharizdun is followed by the Black Brotherhood, a dangerous sect of the Suloise Scarlet Brotherhood.[11]. I really like the idea that there are 333 gems forming the gate to Tharizdun's prison, and that even a single one of them is such bad news that it can wreck an entire world. "One" that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. The Ziggurat of Black is an ancient tower in the Tilvanot Pensinsula, constructed of flat black metal. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. Tharizdun has many known artifacts. [16] They make heavy use of black stone and an archaic trapezoidal building pattern. 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. “One” that is known is actually many: a collection of gems known as the 333 Gems of Tharizdun. 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