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The '''Azghat''', according to [[Shoanti]] lore, are the ancient gods from prehistory that carried the Shoanti to the [[Storval Plateau|Storval Plain]]. The "pantheon" originally brought order and peace and, in particular, ordered the Shoanti into seven tribes. Under duress from external enemies, the Azghat turned evil and the Shoanti reluctantly turned against them. Soon thereafter, the kingdom of the Azghat pantheon ended. Modern Shoanti still look forward to the honour of the Azghat being restored.<ref>{{Cite book/A History of Ashes|67}}</ref>
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The '''Azghat''', according to [[Shoanti]] lore, are the ancient [[god]]s from prehistory that carried the Shoanti to the [[Storval Plateau|Storval Plain]]. The "pantheon" originally brought order and peace and, in particular, ordered the Shoanti into seven tribes.<ref name="PF10-67">{{Cite book/A History of Ashes|67}}</ref><ref name="ISR-43">{{Cite book/Inner Sea Races|43}}</ref> based on [[Lissala]]n tenets.<ref name="PFS4-6-15-16">{{Cite book/The Green Market|15&ndash;16}} Based on in-character dialogue from [[Telmayne Fire-Eyes]], who might not be an authoritative source.</ref> Under duress from external enemies, the Azghat turned evil and the Shoanti reluctantly turned against them. Soon thereafter, the kingdom of the Azghat pantheon ended. Modern Shoanti still look forward to the honour of the Azghat being restored.<ref name="PF10-67"/><ref name="ISR-43"/> The Shoanti consider the [[sihedron|seven-pointed star]] a symbol of their unity against the Azghat, and tales of the Azghat are unique among the Shoanti for being recounted identically across all seven quahs by their lore-keepers.<ref name="ISR-43"/>
  
In reality, the Azghat were simply the names given by the Shoanti to the [[runelord]]s of ancient [[Thassilon]], passed down in oral history, under whom they served as warriors for many generations.<ref>{{cite book/Burnt Offerings|74}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Lost Kingdoms|59}}</ref>
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In reality, "Azghat" is simply the name given by the Shoanti to the [[runelord]]s of ancient [[Thassilon]], passed down in oral history, under whom they served as warriors for many generations.<ref>{{Cite book/Burnt Offerings|74}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book/Lost Kingdoms|59}}</ref><ref name="LoR">{{Cite book/Lord of Runes}}. Chapter 11: The Bottoms.</ref> For example, the Thassilonian deity Lissala is referred to by some Shoanti as "the goddess of the Azghat".<ref name="PF10-67"/>
  
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Revision as of 03:52, 13 January 2019

The Azghat, according to Shoanti lore, are the ancient gods from prehistory that carried the Shoanti to the Storval Plain. The "pantheon" originally brought order and peace and, in particular, ordered the Shoanti into seven tribes.[1][2] based on Lissalan tenets.[3] Under duress from external enemies, the Azghat turned evil and the Shoanti reluctantly turned against them. Soon thereafter, the kingdom of the Azghat pantheon ended. Modern Shoanti still look forward to the honour of the Azghat being restored.[1][2] The Shoanti consider the seven-pointed star a symbol of their unity against the Azghat, and tales of the Azghat are unique among the Shoanti for being recounted identically across all seven quahs by their lore-keepers.[2]

In reality, "Azghat" is simply the name given by the Shoanti to the runelords of ancient Thassilon, passed down in oral history, under whom they served as warriors for many generations.[4][5][6] For example, the Thassilonian deity Lissala is referred to by some Shoanti as "the goddess of the Azghat".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eric Boyd & Michael Kortes. (2008). People of the Storval Plateau. A History of Ashes, p. 67. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-093-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Benjamin Bruck, et al. (2015). Inner Sea Races, p. 43. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-722-2
  3. Jim Groves. (2012). The Green Market, p. 15–16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. Based on in-character dialogue from Telmayne Fire-Eyes, who might not be an authoritative source.
  4. Wolfgang Baur. (2007). The History of Thassilon. Burnt Offerings, p. 74. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-035-3
  5. Wolfgang Baur, Adam Daigle, Jeff Erwin, and F. Wesley Schneider. (2012). Lost Kingdoms, p. 59. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-415-3
  6. Dave Gross. (2015). Lord of Runes, Tor Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-7451-6. Chapter 11: The Bottoms.