|Tittler|| The Rough Beast|
Enemy of the Gods
the Great Destroyer
|Portfolio|| Wrath |
|Tilbedere||Orcs, gnolls, savage tribes|
|Domains||Chaos, Evil, Destruction, Weather, War|
|Subdomains||Blood, Catastrophe, Demon, Protean, Rage, Storms|
|Roller har kunnskap om Rovagug ut i fra ranks i Knowledge (Religion). Troende av Rovagug har ett nivå mer kunnskap om Rovagug en de som følger andre guder/religioner. Prester, Paladiner og andre geistlige har to nivå mer kunnskap en andre. for eksempel en prest av Rovagug med 3 ranks i Knowledge(Religion) har kunnskap til rank 7.|
Rank 0 - Nivå 1
Imprisoned since the dawn of time, Rovagug (pronounced ROH-vah-gug) seeks only to destroy creation and the gods. His increasingly restless stirrings are taken by many to be the cause of volcanic activity and earthquakes.
Rank 1 - Nivå 2
In the dawn of prehistory, Rovagug was born to destroy the world, but all the other gods stood against him, side by side. Many died in the struggle, but in the end, Sarenrae sliced open the world to imprison him within, and Asmodeus bound him there, keeping the sole key.
Rank 3 - Nivå 3
Utseende til Guden
The only images of Rovagug show him as a terrible monster of unimaginable size and power.
Rovagug’s avatar is something resembling his own monstrous form, a wormlike thing with multiple jaws, limbs, eyes, strange teeth, limb-like tongues, and other incomprehensible parts.
His herald is the Tarrasque, though other Spawn have served as his herald in the past.
Relasjoner til andre Guder
Rovagug has long railed against the other gods, but his hatred for Sarenrae eclipses all others. Even before the Dawnf lower cast him down, their wars were legendary, and it is said that Sarenrae placed the fire of the sun in the core of the world to constantly burn him in his prison. If he is ever freed, he will destroy everything between himself and her, then destroy her, then go back and destroy everything else. Asmodeus likes to taunt the Rough Beast with his prison’s key, and other deities check on him occasionally to make sure he is not working himself free, but none are so foolish as to try to bargain with him.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 3
Of all the religions, few are more despised by civilized people than Rovagug’s, and only mad, self-destructive, apocalypse-obsessed “civilized” people pray to him. In the wild lands, various monsters pay homage to him, including driders, orcs, ropers, and troglodytes, hating themselves and the world and glorying in the thought of wiping it all away in a tide of flesh, teeth, and fire.
Rovagug welcomes all who promise to destroy in his name, and his “priesthood” is a disorganized mix of clerics, adepts, classless monsters, a few thaumaturges, and even some non-spellcasters. They rarely have treasure that cannot be used to destroy things, or even items that they cannot use; a lyre of building or scroll of disguise self is better utilized to stoke a fire than left sitting in a corner.
Rites are simple and primitive, usually involving shouting, foot-stomping, sacrificing prisoners, and breaking items.
Kirken av Rovagug, Rank 3
Rivalries between tribes are common but don’t last long, as they battle until one is eliminated or enslaved. Within a tribe, there is a clear chain of command based on obvious power, though challenges are common.
Tegn i fra Guden
Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are held to be indications of him twisting in his sleep, and storms are the evidence of his breath coursing up from the dark places of the world. If these disasters inconvenience or harm his worshipers, they take it as a sign of his disfavor, likewise with the appearance of rampaging monsters.
There are no church-wide holidays, though a tribe might celebrate a great victory over a foe, and they do not track such things from year to year.
Rank 5 - Nivå 4
Many of his faithful believe that the Earthfall awoke their god, and that the time of his freedom is fast approaching. Foremost among his stirrings are the so-called Spawn of Rovagug, immense beasts who periodically surge from the Pit of Gormuz in central Casmaron, site of the Rough Beast’s imprisonment long millennia ago. The legendary Tarrasque is merely the most powerful and terrifying of the Spawn, although several others have left their mark upon history over the years.
Known abominations serving him in his earthen prison are Crawling Hunger (a barely-sentient, clawed purple worm), Galulab’daa (a berserk gibbering mouther), and Yigachek (a corpse-gray bebilith).
Kirken av Rovagug, Rank 5
Priests rarely have any productive skills, even leaving things such as blacksmithing, farming, and carpentry to slaves they can exploit or enemies they can raid. They would rather see something destroyed than in the hands of a heathen, and outnumbered or suicidal priests have been known to break an enemy’s weapons and armor as a last act of defiance.
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 5
A typical follower of Rovagug believes that there is glory and honor in destruction, that building things is for those too weak to destroy, and that bloodletting and breaking loosens Rovagug’s chains. Some accept this philosophy because without it their lives would be miserable and without purpose, some do so out of self-loathing and believe others must suffer because of their own pain. Beyond these basic beliefs, anything goes. Of course, anyone who praises a god that wants to destroy everything is at least a tiny bit mad.
On a typical day, a priest hunts in the name of his crazed lord, destroying life and created things with every opportunity, saving only that which they can use to bring about greater destruction. If part of a tribe, priests try to whip the faithful into a destructive frenzy and are always looking for strangers in their territory that they may kill.
Rovagug’s priests wear shaggy coats dyed in strange colors and hideous masks depicting horrid beasts.
Rovagug literally wants to destroy everything. He is the antithesis of creation, a sentient primal force of destruction intent on breaking, burning, and consuming everything that exists. He cannot be reasoned with, bribed, or bargained with; should someone free him, they will get no reward save a quick death and not having to witness the eradication of the world. He cares not if mortals love, hate, or fear him, but their whispered words let him know he is not forgotten, and he rewards them with power that they might free him or at least perform a small echo of the holocaust he would wreak. He promises no honored place at his side or immunity from his destruction, just the exhilaration of being part of it for a time.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 5
Rovagug has no holy text, but his monstrous, primitive thoughts press themselves upon his worshipers, flooding them with a desire to break, destroy, and rend, as well as find a means to end his imprisonment and bring about the end of the world.
Templer og Helligdommer
His temples are banned in nearly every major city, driving his followers to erect secret shrines, often no more than a fanged mouth or clawed hand surrounded by a spiraling line. The very rare temples are built in caves or dungeons and usually have some monster as the focus of worship, hand-fed by the priesthood. The central feature of these temples is a great pit, representing Rovagug’s lair, containing a bonfire, filth, vermin, and used sacrifices.
Rank 7 - Nivå 5
Troende og Geistlige, Rank 7
Rovagug’s priests make no useful contribution to normal society; at best they are mercenaries, though most act more like raiders or bandits, attacking those weaker than them and taking what they want. They care little for acquiring gold, as they know it is valueless once the world is rent, though they have been known to trade it to others for better weapons and armor (often using these things to later murder their trade partners).
Rank 10 - Nivå 6
Kirken av Rank 10
Within a tribe, there is a clear chain of command based on obvious power, though challenges are common. The victor in a challenge might kill his opponent outright or spare him to humiliate him or because he believes the loser has some value to the tribe. A more monstrous guest of a tribe (such as a roper) might challenge the priest for supremacy or accept a role outside the hierarchy.
Hellige Tekster, Rank 10