Apsu

Apsu
Apsu's Holy Symbol
(Deity)
Titles Waybringer
The Exiled Wyrm
Maker of All
Home Immortal Ambulatory (travelling demiplane)
Alignment Lawful good
Portfolio Good Dragons
Glory
Leadership
Peace
Worshipers Dragons
Cleric Alignments
Domains Artifice, Good, Law, Scalykind, Travel
Subdomains Archon, Construct, Dragon, Exploration, Judgment, Toil, Trade
Favored Weapon Bite or quarterstaff
Symbol Silver dragon above mirror or pool
Sacred Animal None
Sacred Colors Metallic colors

Apsu is the patron deity of all good and metallic dragons, and one of the oldest gods of the Great Beyond. Along with Tiamat, he is (at least according to draconic lore) believed to be one of the two original creator beings of the multiverse.[1]

History

It is said that Apsu and Tiamat created the original gods. One of the first was Dahak, the destroyer. Apsu entered the Material Plane to battle Dahak, but was betrayed by Tiamat. This created a rift between metallic dragons and chromatic dragons. The battle between Apsu and Dahak still rages upon Golarion today. Apsu is also numbered among the divine creatures which fought in the battle to defend all of creation against Rovagug. [2][3][4]

Church of Apsu

Unsurprisingly, most of Apsu's worshipers are metallic dragons, although some non-aligned draconic creatures such as primal dragons and wyverns worship him as well.[5] Few dragons practice divine magic, preferring to leave that to their humanoid allies.[6] As Apsu's prime purpose is the destruction of Dahak, few non-dragons take up his cause, although honourable humanoids with an interest in draconic lore have taken up his faith from time to time. They typically wear a gold dragon’s foot brooch, or have other custom-made equipment in the shape of a dragon's foot.[7] Apsu is more widely worshiped by humanoids on the planet Triaxus, where he is the patron deity of the Dragon Legion.[8]

Brass dragons, gregarious in the extreme, generally fill the role as Apsu's servants and diplomats, although few of them could be considered particularly devout. Nevertheless, they always come when they are needed.[9]

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