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{{Deity
 
{{Deity
| image           = [[File:Aldinach.png|150px|The demonic rune of Aldinach]]
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| image             = [[File:Aldinach.png|150px|The demonic rune of Aldinach.]]
|name              = Aldinach
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| name              = Aldinach
|titles            = She of the Six Venoms,<br>Lord of Scorpions
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| titles            = She of the Six Venoms,<br>Lord of Scorpions
| home             = [[Aioganthus]], [[Sea of Whispering Sands]], the [[Abyss]]
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| adjective        =
|alignment        = [[Chaotic evil]]
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| home             = [[Aioganthus]], [[Sea of Whispering Sands]], the [[Abyss]]
|domains          = Animal (effects that target animals can also target scorpions), Chaos, Evil, Sun
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| alignment        = [[Chaotic evil]]
|subdomains        = Demon, Feather, Fur, Light
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| portfolio        = Sand<br>[[Scorpion]]s<br>Thirst
|portfolio        = Sand<br>Scorpions<br>Thirst
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| worshipers        = [[Evil]] [[human]]s, [[gharros demon]]s, desert nomads, [[slaver]]s, raiders
|worshipers        = Evil [[Human|humans]], [[gharros demons]], desert nomads, slavers, raiders
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| cleric alignments = {{Alignment grid/ClericCE}}
|cleric alignments = {{Alignment grid/ClericCE}}
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| domains          = Animal<ref>Effects that target animals can also target scorpions</ref>, Chaos, Evil, Sun
|weapon            = [[Kukri]]
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| subdomains        = Demon, Feather, Fur, Light
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| weapon            = [[Kukri]]
 
| symbol            = Sandy gold scorpion
 
| symbol            = Sandy gold scorpion
| sacred animal    = [[Scorpion]]
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| sacred animal    = Scorpion
 
| sacred colors    = Gold, orange
 
| sacred colors    = Gold, orange
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| imagesof          = Aldinach
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| source            = [[Book of the Damned (sourcebook)|Book of the Damned]]
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| page              = 14''f.''
 
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[[Aldinach]] (pronounced ALL-di-nach)<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|246}}</ref> is the [[demon lord]] of sand, thirst and [[scorpion]]s. Her unholy symbol is an image of a gold scorpion with sand dripping from its claws.
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'''Aldinach''' (pronounced ALL-di-nach)<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|246}}</ref> is the [[demon lord]] of sand, thirst and [[scorpion]]s. Her [[unholy symbol]] is an image of a gold [[scorpion]] with sand dripping from its claws.<ref name="BotD-14+">{{Cite book/Book of the Damned|14&ndash;15}}</ref>
  
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
  
Aldinach's primary form is that of an enormous, golden scorpion as large as a house, with crimson, crystalline, razor-sharp claws and a hideous human face with an unwholesome complexion. Her towering carapace is covered with members of her endless brood: countless smaller scorpions she can control by thought.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight">{{Cite book/Descent into Midnight|56}}</ref><ref name="LoC10">{{Cite book/Lords of Chaos|10}}</ref> Her sting is particularly deadly, injecting six venoms reputed to be lethal even to those immune to toxins.<ref name="BotD-14+">{{Cite book/Book of the Damned|14-15}}</ref>
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Aldinach's primary form is that of an enormous, golden scorpion as large as a house, with crimson, crystalline, razor-sharp claws and a hideous [[human]] face with an unwholesome complexion. Her towering carapace is covered with members of her endless brood: countless smaller scorpions she can control by thought.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight">{{Cite book/Descent into Midnight|56}}</ref><ref name="LoC10">{{Cite book/Lords of Chaos|10}}</ref> Her sting is particularly deadly, injecting six [[venom]]s reputed to be lethal even to those immune to toxins.<ref name="BotD-14+"/>
  
 
== History and relationships ==
 
== History and relationships ==
Aldinach is one of [[Lamashtu|Lamashtu's]] daughters from the time before the Mother of Monsters became a goddess, but there is little contact between them. On the other hand, Aldinach's sphinx-like half-sister, [[Areshkagal]], is at constant war with her. Since stealing the [[Abyssal realm]] known as the [[Sea of Whispering Sands]] from Areshkagal, Aldinach has been on guard against armies from the [[Blood Clefts]], the realm to where her sister was exiled. Areshkagal is desperate to regain her lost realm.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight" /><ref name="LoC10"/>
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Aldinach is one of [[Lamashtu|Lamashtu's]] daughters from the time before the Mother of Monsters became a [[god]]dess, but there has been little contact between them since the mother's ascension. On the other hand, Aldinach's [[sphinx]]-like half-sister, [[Areshkagal]], has been at constant war with Aldinach since the Lord of Scorpions stole the [[Abyssal realm]] known as the [[Sea of Whispering Sands]], several thousand years ago. Areshkagal, desperate to regain her lost home, has sent waves of armies from the [[Blood Clefts]], where she rules in exile.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight"/><ref name="LoC10"/><ref name="BotD-14+"/>
  
 
== Abyssal realm ==
 
== Abyssal realm ==
The demon lord rules over the Sea of Whispering Sands, a near-endless desert landscape, dotted with abandoned cities.<ref>{{cite book/Lords of Chaos|41}}</ref>
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Aldinach rules over the Sea of Whispering Sands, a near-endless desert landscape, dotted with abandoned cities.<ref>{{Cite book/Lords of Chaos|41}}</ref>
  
 
==Worshipers and followers==
 
==Worshipers and followers==
Aldinach has few followers on the [[Material Plane]], but since she is the demon lord of sand and scorpions, she has cults in [[Osirion]]'s and [[Rahadoum]]'s desert areas, as well as in the deserts of central [[Casmaron]].<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight" /> Her followers prefer to congregate in the temples of abandoned cities, while in more civilized regions, they congregate underground in burrows and caves.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight" />
 
  
Monsters associated with her include the scorpion-like [[gharros demon]], and the "double scorpion" [[sandwalker]]s.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight" />
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Aldinach has few followers on the [[Material Plane]], but since she is the demon lord of sand and scorpions, she has cults in [[Osirion|Osirion's]] and [[Rahadoum|Rahadoum's]] desert areas, as well as in the deserts of central [[Casmaron]].<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight"/> Her followers prefer to congregate in the temples of abandoned cities, while in more civilized regions, they congregate underground in burrows and caves.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight"/> Some violent half-scorpion [[girtablilu]] tribes in eastern Osirion syncretically worship Aldinach and [[Rovagug]], often led by half-fiend clerics. She has no organized worship outside of [[Garund|Garund's]] desert regions.<ref name="BotD-14+"/>
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Monsters associated with her include the scorpion-like [[gharros demon]], and the "double scorpion" [[sandwalker]]s.<ref name="p. 56 Descent into Midnight"/>
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===Obedience===
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Some of her faithful are granted special power after lying prone in sand and eating scorpions.<ref name="BotD-14+"/>
  
 
==External links==
 
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==References==
 
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[[Category:Animal domain deities]]
 
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[[Category:Demon subdomain deities]]
[[Category:Abyss/Inhabitants]]
 
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[[Category:Feather subdomain deities]]
 
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[[Category:Light subdomain deities]]
 
[[Category:Light subdomain deities]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:05, 26 October 2019

Aldinach
The demonic rune of Aldinach.
(Deity)
Titles She of the Six Venoms,
Lord of Scorpions
Realm Aioganthus, Sea of Whispering Sands, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Sand
Scorpions
Thirst
Worshipers Evil humans, gharros demons, desert nomads, slavers, raiders
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Animal[1], Chaos, Evil, Sun
Subdomains (1E) Demon, Feather, Fur, Light
Favored Weapon Kukri
Symbol Sandy gold scorpion
Sacred Animal Scorpion
Sacred Colors Gold, orange
Images of Aldinach

Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 14f.

Aldinach (pronounced ALL-di-nach)[2] is the demon lord of sand, thirst and scorpions. Her unholy symbol is an image of a gold scorpion with sand dripping from its claws.[3]

Appearance

Aldinach's primary form is that of an enormous, golden scorpion as large as a house, with crimson, crystalline, razor-sharp claws and a hideous human face with an unwholesome complexion. Her towering carapace is covered with members of her endless brood: countless smaller scorpions she can control by thought.[4][5] Her sting is particularly deadly, injecting six venoms reputed to be lethal even to those immune to toxins.[3]

History and relationships

Aldinach is one of Lamashtu's daughters from the time before the Mother of Monsters became a goddess, but there has been little contact between them since the mother's ascension. On the other hand, Aldinach's sphinx-like half-sister, Areshkagal, has been at constant war with Aldinach since the Lord of Scorpions stole the Abyssal realm known as the Sea of Whispering Sands, several thousand years ago. Areshkagal, desperate to regain her lost home, has sent waves of armies from the Blood Clefts, where she rules in exile.[4][5][3]

Abyssal realm

Aldinach rules over the Sea of Whispering Sands, a near-endless desert landscape, dotted with abandoned cities.[6]

Worshipers and followers

Aldinach has few followers on the Material Plane, but since she is the demon lord of sand and scorpions, she has cults in Osirion's and Rahadoum's desert areas, as well as in the deserts of central Casmaron.[4] Her followers prefer to congregate in the temples of abandoned cities, while in more civilized regions, they congregate underground in burrows and caves.[4] Some violent half-scorpion girtablilu tribes in eastern Osirion syncretically worship Aldinach and Rovagug, often led by half-fiend clerics. She has no organized worship outside of Garund's desert regions.[3]

Monsters associated with her include the scorpion-like gharros demon, and the "double scorpion" sandwalkers.[4]

Obedience

Some of her faithful are granted special power after lying prone in sand and eating scorpions.[3]

External links

  • Aldinach (Dungeons & Dragons character) on Wikipedia

References