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Orgesh

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Orgesh
(Deity)
Titles The Faceless God
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Alchemy
Caverns
Hunger
Subterranean waterways
Worshipers Charda
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Earth, Evil, Water
Subdomains Caves, Entropy, Fear, Ice, Metal, Oceans[1]
Favored Weapon Spear
Symbol Open maw surrounding rune
Sacred Animal None
Sacred Colors Black, blue

Source: Descent into Midnight, pg(s). 85

Orgesh[2] is part of the Elder Mythos, and one of the strange and obscure deities of the charda. It is arguably the best known of these inscrutable beings, and the charda view it as an endlessly hungry being that requires constant sacrifices of food to placate.

The charda have an unusual immunity to the dangerous substance known as black blood, which in their mythology is the blood of Orgesh's mother, spilled when their god ate his way out of her womb.[3]

Relics

There are a number of relics of Orgesh in the Land of Black Blood, one of the vaults of the Darklands region of Orv. The Faceless Idol of the Hungering God is considered by the charda to be a depiction of Orgesh. The ancient city of Orgeshta, not far from the idol, also has numerous icons of the god.[4]

References

  1. Metals and Oceans were added in In Search of Sanity replacing Entropy and Fear
  2. Original Source: Wolfgang Baur, "The Land of Black Blood", in Descent into Midnight, 2009; James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  3. James Jacobs, Jason Nelson & F. Wesley Schneider. (2009). Bestiary. Descent into Midnight, p. 85. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  4. Brian Cortijo. (2009). Descent Into Midnight. Descent into Midnight, p. 52-53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2