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Haagenti
The demonic rune of Haagenti
(Deity)
Titles The Whispers Within,
Lord of Transformation
Home Cerebulim, Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Alchemy
Invention
Transformation
Worshipers Alchemists, drow, non-werewolf lycanthropes, shapechangers
Cleric Alignments
Domains Artifice,[1] Chaos, Evil, Strength
Subdomains Construct, Demon, Resolve, Toil
Favored Weapon Battle axe
Symbol Philosopher's stone
Sacred Animal Bull
Sacred Colors Gold, lead gray
Images of Haagenti

Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 16

Haagenti (pronounced hah-GEN-tie)[2] is the demon lord of alchemy and change and is actually one of the more subtle demon lords, or so he is often perceived.[3]

History

Amongst some there is a theory that Haagenti is the most reasonable and least destructive of the demon lords due to his numerous helpful creations, the most famous being the Philosopher's Stone which transmutes lead into gold; this wondrous item is used as his unholy symbol. This perception of his urbanity is, in fact, a deliberate ruse: Haagenti is just as evil and destructive as any other demon. That he creates seemingly useful wondrous alchemic devices is just how he influences society.[3] Haagenti is responsible for the creation of powerfully destructive items, such as the demonic Retriever and the secrets of the drow's fleshwarping magic.[4][5] Lesser creations, like alchemist's fire, are potent destructive weapons.

He raised one of his servants, a blue dragon named Arantaros, to undeath in order to continue his studies into alchemy and necromancy.[6]

Home

Haagenti is makes his home in the Abyssal realm called Cerebulim, a clockwork labyrinth of endless laboratories.[3][7]

Appearance

Haagenti's form is much like his favoured practice of alchemy, a mutable and ever changing thing. On the rare occasions when Haagenti actually interacts with his worshippers he appears as a member of their race, and as such has a huge number of favoured forms. Rumour has it that his true form is that of a demonic winged bull but there is no real proof of this.[3][8]

Cult and worshippers

Cultist of Haagenti tend to be magic users or alchemists and he serves as the patron of the drow noble house of Parastric.[9]

References

  1. James Jacobs. (March 10, 2011). Comment on Ask James Jacobs ALL your Questions Here, Paizo messageboards. Inferred here from Jacobs's statement on Apsu: "The reference to a creation domain is a holdover from 3.5. It's been replaced by the Artifice domain. Apsu should thus grant the Artifice domain instead of the "Creation" domain."
  2. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
  4. Jeff Grubb. (2008). Drow of Golarion. The Armageddon Echo, p. 58. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-128-2
  5. J.D. Wiker & Darrin Drader. (2008). Abominations of the Drow. Endless Night, p. 58. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-129-9
  6. Todd Stewart, Brandon Hodge, and Steve Kenson. (2011). Undead Revisited, p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-303-3
  7. Todd Stewart. (2009). The Great Beyond: A Guide to the Multiverse, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-167-1
  8. James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 58. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  9. F. Wesley Schneider. (2008). Zirnakaynin. Endless Night, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-129-9

External links

  • Haagenti (real-world demon) on Wikipedia