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Jezelda
The demonic rune of Jezelda
(Deity)
Titles Mistress of the Hungry Moon,
Lord of Werewolves,
Demon Lord of The Moon and Werewolves
Adjective Jezeldan
Home Moonbog, Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Desolation
The Moon
Werewolves
Worshipers Debased rural folk, lunatics, werewolves
Cleric Alignments
Domains Animal, Chaos, Evil, Trickery
Subdomains Deception, Demon, Fur, Moon
Favored Weapon Scimitar
Symbol Full moon above moor
Sacred Animal Wolf
Sacred Colors Black, silver
Images of Jezelda

Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 17

Jezelda (pronounced jeh-ZEL-dah)[1] is the shape-shifting demon lord of werewolves and mistress of the moon.[2]

Appearance

Jezelda, like the werewolf, can assume three forms. The first is a human form, that of a beautiful, pale Varisian women with long, flowing ebony hair. The second is that of an enormous, slavering wolf with huge fangs dripping saliva and horrible yellow eyes. Jezelda's third and favourite form is a horrible hybrid of the two, half wolf and half woman; in this form she looks starved and skinny, hungry for fresh meat.[2][3]

History

Jezelda plays an important role in the history of Golarion, because she is believed by many to be the first lycanthrope who spread the disease to all who now suffer from it. If this is true, then she has placed a huge blight upon the people of the world, but strangely her cultists do not boast of this, instead staying ominously silent on the rumours of their patroness' origins.[3][2]

Home

Jezelda dwells in the Abyssal realm known as the Moonbog, a terrifying land of moors and bogs under a constant, ever-present moon. Jezelda's minions stock the Moonbog with humanoid inhabitants from throughout the Material Plane for their mistress, lycanthropes, and her antipaladins to hunt.[2][3][4]

Cult and worshipers

Jezelda is worshiped almost exclusively by werewolves, for she sees all other humanoids as just prey, although occasionally lunatics or deranged rural folk prey to her as well. Her worship is most prevalent in areas with large werewolf populations, in particular the Darkmoon Vale in northern Andoran and the haunted forests of Ustalav, particular the county of Lozeri.[2][3] Within the dark Shudderwood in Ustalav, there is a tribe of werewolves who worship Jezelda called the Jezeldans.[5]

Her followers do not build temples to the demon lord, preferring to worship her in forest glades, remote farmhouses, or among ancient standing stones. They conduct their rituals at nighttime, offering up their prayers to the moon. On nights when there is a new moon, Jezeldans sacrifice intelligent creatures (preferably of their own race or parent race), tearing out their throats with the claws and teeth and feasting upon their still-convulsing bodies.[2]

Non-werewolf lycanthropes are despised by Jezelda and her cultists are charged with hunting and killing them. Lycanthropes with more benevolent outlooks are considered an abomination by Jezeldans, and are therefore a particularly favoured sacrifice.[2][3]

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