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Titles The Pirate Queen (her most common title)
the Black Lady
the Sea Banshee
Sailor's Doom
Adjective Besmaran
Home On board her ship Seawraith
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Portfolio Piracy
Sea Monsters
Worshipers Pirates
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Trickery, War, Water, Weather
Subdomains Deception, Oceans, Protean, Tactics, Thievery, Storms
Favored Weapon Rapier
Symbol Skull and crossbones
Sacred Animal Parrot
Sacred Colors Black, white
Besmaran priestess

Besmara (pronounced bes-MAR-uh)[1], also known as the Pirate Queen, is a goddess most commonly worshiped by the sailor-folk of the Shackles or Ilizmagorti. She is said to captain her legendary ship Seawraith throughout the seas and waterways of the Great Beyond (especially the Maelstrom), making raids on places such as Hell, Elysium, Axis, and Heaven. Pirates don't tend to be a very religious lot, and generally only call on her on their death bed or if in extreme danger. Those few priests who do devote themselves to her generally also are captains of their own raiding ships and have a fierce reputation. Her symbol is the jolly roger, a universal emblem of piracy, normally a white skull and crossbones on a black field.[2]


Besmara's herald is the haunted ship called Kelpie's Wrath.[3]

Among her more well-known planar allies are:[3]

Holy Text

Besmara's holy text is called Besmara's Code.[4]