Droskar

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Droskar
(Deity)
Titles The Dark Smith
Master of the Dark Furnace
Adjective Droskari
Home Ashen Forge, the Abyss
Alignment Neutral evil
Areas of Concern Cheating
Slavery
Toil
Worshipers Dwarves, duergar
Cleric Alignments
Domains Artifice, Charm, Darkness, Evil, Trickery
Subdomains Construct, Daemon, Deception, Loss, Thievery, Toil
Favored Weapon Light hammer
Symbol Fire under stone arch
Sacred Animal Beetle
Sacred Colors Gray, orange

Droskar (pronounced DROH-skar)[1] is a minor dwarven deity with a very limited following among the surface-dwelling races.[2] He believes that sufficient toil leads to eventual success, and that those who fail simply weren't trying hard enough. In the pursuit of this goal, Droskar believes that one should be free to do whatever is necessary to accomplish one's goal, even if that includes lying, cheating, the exploitation of others, or even worse crimes.[3] His symbol is a stone arch with a fire burning beneath it.[2]

History

Originally one of the greatest student smiths of Torag, it was discovered that he had been copying his work from another whom he had enslaved. For this he was cursed by the Father of Creation to never be able to create an original work and cast from the pantheon. Rejected, he searched for followers of his own, promising them salvation in return for ceaseless work or simply enslaving them. None of these helped him, however, or inspired any originality within the god.[2]

Realm

Droskar resides in the Abyss where he has a purgatory of a realm called the Ashen Forge.[4]

Church of Droskar

The god's followers have declined on the surface of Golarion over the millennia,[2] but it is below its surface that his teachings have spread. Droskar is the dominant religion of the Darklands-dwelling race of dwarves known as the duergar.[3] The rise of this new religion also saw the first appearance of a new undead monster associated with such endless toil: the forge spurned.[5]

Artifacts

It is thought by many dwarves that followers of Droskar have hidden away the powerful dwarven major artifact called the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords as Droskar's church see this artifact as a great threat to their god's mission.[6]

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