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Spawn of Rovagug
The Tarrasque, a Spawn of Rovagug, emerges from the Pit of Gormuz.
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
CR Varies
Environment Any
Alignment
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Source: The Final Wish, pg(s). 48–55

The terrible monsters known as the Spawn of Rovagug are the most feared children of Rovagug, god of destruction. These nigh-invincible creatures wreak destruction across Golarion, and only some of the world's most legendary heroes—including the god Aroden, first majarajah of Vudra Khiben-Sald, and the Legion of Wands—have been able to slow or halt their rampages.[1][2]

Most rise from the Pit of Gormuz in Casmaron, where Rovagug was initially captured.[3] The first known emergence of a Spawn from the pit was in -3923 AR.[4][2]

On the day of Burning Blades across lands that worship Sarenrae, temples ring seven bells to commemorate their deity's defeat of Rovagug and its spawn.[5]

Great Spawn

Six of the recorded Spawn of Rovagug are collectively known as the Great Spawn. These infamous creatures have laid waste to entire nations and cut festering swaths of destruction across continents, the wounds of which remain visible thousands of years later.[2]

Name Alias First sighting Description
Chemnosit Great Doom Chemnosit, the Monarch Worm (Year unknown; after Ulunat) Feared throughout the Darklands. Reportedly defeated multiple times, but always returns.[6][7]
Kothogaz Unyielding Kothogaz, The Dance of Disharmony (Year unknown) A Spawn in Casmaron that reportedly slew a million Vudrani before being defeated by Khiben-Sald.[8][9]
Ulunat Festering Ulunat, the Unholy First -3470ca. -3470 AR; possibly -3923 AR A colossal beetle, around whose shed carapace the Osirian capital of Sothis has grown.[10][11]
Tarrasque The Armageddon Engine -632 AR The most terrible of the Spawn. Sealed in a hidden cavern beneath Avistan.[4][12]
Volnagur The End-Singer 909 AR A winged beast seen across Garund, Casmaron, and Arcadia.[6][13]
Xotani Wrath-Blazing Xotani, the Firebleeder (Year unknown) Slain by the Legion of Wands. Its grave lies in Katapesh.[14][15]

Lesser Spawn and unknown entities

An unnamed creature terrorized the Vudran realm of Ninshabur in -3923 AR. Some believe this was Ulunat, though this has not been confirmed.[11]

Some massive, rampaging creatures known as Lesser Spawn also appear in Golarion's history. While they are not conclusively spawn of Rovagug, their similarities in size and destructive nature lend themselves an association with the six greater spawn.[5]

These include:

References

  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 48–49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  3. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 167. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  4. 4.0 4.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 201. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  6. 6.0 6.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 153. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  7. Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  8. Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, et al. (2012). Inner Sea Bestiary, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-468-9
  9. Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  10. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 119. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  11. 11.0 11.1 Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  12. Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 52. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  13. Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 55. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
  14. Pathfinder Staff. (2009). Legacy of Fire Outline. Howl of the Carrion King, p. 88. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-159-6
  15. Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 54. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5