PathfinderWiki
Log in

Deskari

From PathfinderWiki
Deskari
The demonic rune of Deskari
(Deity)
Titles Lord of the Locust Host
Demon Lord of Infestation and Locusts
Usher of the Apocalypse
Locust Lord
Locust
Adjective Deskaran
Home The Rasping Rifts, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Chasms
Infestation
Locusts
Worshipers Demons and denizens of the Worldwound,
Sarkoris Kellid cultists,
fallen crusaders
doomsayers, and worms that walk
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Destruction, Evil, War
Subdomains Blood, Catastrophe, Demon, Tactics
Favored Weapon Scythe
Symbol Bloody locust wings
Sacred Animal Locust
Sacred Colors Green, red
Images of Deskari

The demon lord Deskari (pronounced des-KAR-ee)[1]), Demon Lord of Infestation and Locusts, is said to be the Lord of the Locust Host and the Usher of the Apocalypse.[2]

Appearance

Deskari in his true form

Deskari appears as a horrible beast, human from the waist up, and locust-like below. Semi-solid wings—composed of clouds of locusts—protrude from his human back, and he carries the terrible scythe Riftcarver in his fleshy hands.[3]

Unholy symbol

Deskari's unholy symbol is a pair of crossed locust wings dripping with blood.[4]

History

Deskari is said to be son of Pazuzu;[2] he was born when Pazuzu breathed his first breath on the Material Plane.[3] Historically, his cult was active in the barbarian nation of Sarkoris until his avatar and his followers were driven into the Lake of Mists and Veils by the god Aroden in one of his many miraculous deeds in 4433 AR.[5][6][7] Aroden's death and the coming of the Age of Lost Omens has allowed Deskari's to reassert his influence in the region again in the much more obvious form of the Worldwound.[2][8][9] In fact, numerous reports coming out of the Worldwound indicate that Deskari is spending more time there.[10]

Relationships

Deskari in action wielding Riftcarver

Baphomet

Deskari is allied with his fellow demon lord Baphomet and, for instance, their followers have worked effectively together in the Worldwound on Golarion.[11]

Izyagna

Deskari maintains a rivalry with the Nascent demon lord Izyagna, presumably associated with their insect-oriented portfolios. As Izyagna serves Lamashtu, this rivalry has never escalated due to Deskari's reluctance to invoke the wrath of the Mother of Monsters.[11]

Pazuzu

The Abyssal mating of Pazuzu with a giant demon resembling an insect resulted in the 'hatching' of Deskari; Pazuzu is thus considered the 'father' of Deskari. Under the protection of his father, Deskari rose in power within the Abyss eventually attaining full demon lord status himself. Deskari still admires Pazuzu and they maintain cordial relations with each other. Although Deskari and Pazuzu are now similar in levels of power, Deskari maintains a modicum of subservience to his father and Deskari's success brings credit to Pazuzu. Deskari's mother's name is unknown and she clearly was destroyed at some point as Deskari has created his brutal scythe, Riftcarver, from her remains.[12]

Cult and worshipers

Deskari's cult is most powerful in the lands that once made up the realm of Sarkoris. This region is now the demonic wasteland of the Worldwound and as such no longer harbours many of Deskari's mortal worshipers. Instead his cult seems to have spread into other northern nations infecting the nearby lands of Mendev, Numeria and Brevoy.[3][13]

Religious text

Deskari's unholy text is One Thousand Voices in My Flesh.

This section is a stub. You can help us by expanding it.

References

There is a major article about Deskari in City of Locusts plus a Bestiary article.

  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 232. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  4. James Jacobs, Nicolas Logue, Jason Nelson, and Tyler Pomplon. (2014). Bestiary. City of Locusts, p. 89. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-587-7
  5. Adam Daigle. (2011). Liches of Golarion. Shadows of Gallowspire, p. 69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-313-2
  6. James Jacobs et al. (2013). The Worldwound, p. rear inside cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-532-7
  7. Erik Mona. (2015). Aroden, the Last Azlanti. A Song of Silver, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-795-6
  8. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 174. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  9. James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
  10. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 199. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  11. 11.0 11.1 Sean K. Reynolds. (2014). Deskari. City of Locusts, p. 75. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-587-7
  12. Sean K. Reynolds. (2014). Deskari. City of Locusts, p. 70–72, 75. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-587-7
  13. James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0