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'''Mahathallah''' is a [[whore queen]], one of the female powers who followed [[Asmodeus]] into [[Hell]] eons ago during the exodus. She was once a [[psychopomp usher]]: a handmaiden of the [[god]]dess [[Pharasma]],<ref>{{Cite book/Chronicle of the Righteous|55}}</ref> who was granted the double-edged vision of her own death. She fled Pharasma's side in terrible fear, wishing to avoid her fate.<ref name="PD-33">{{Cite book/Princes of Darkness|33}}</ref> Her [[unholy symbol]] is a single eye surrounded by mystic [[rune]]s and a two-toned haze.<ref>{{Cite book/Princes of Darkness|front inside cover}}</ref><ref name="PF99-70-75">{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|70|70-75}}</ref>
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'''Mahathallah''' is a [[Queen of the Night]], one of the female powers who followed [[Asmodeus]] into [[Hell]] eons ago during the exodus. She was once a [[psychopomp usher]]: a handmaiden of the [[god]]dess [[Pharasma]],<ref>{{Cite book/Chronicle of the Righteous|55}}</ref> who was granted the double-edged vision of her own death. She fled Pharasma's side in terrible fear, wishing to avoid her fate.<ref name="PD-33">{{Cite book/Princes of Darkness|33}}</ref> Her [[unholy symbol]] is a single eye surrounded by mystic [[rune]]s and a two-toned haze.<ref>{{Cite book/Princes of Darkness|front inside cover}}</ref><ref name="PF99-70-75">{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|70|70-75}}</ref>
  
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
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Mahathallah begins each morning in her original [[angel]]ic form, but deteriorates during the day, until she is nothing but a skeleton at evening time. To disguise this transformation, she covers herself with numerous [[illusion]]s, wishing not to be reminded of the fate that supposedly awaits her.<ref name="PD-33" /><ref name="PF99-70-75" />
 
Mahathallah begins each morning in her original [[angel]]ic form, but deteriorates during the day, until she is nothing but a skeleton at evening time. To disguise this transformation, she covers herself with numerous [[illusion]]s, wishing not to be reminded of the fate that supposedly awaits her.<ref name="PD-33" /><ref name="PF99-70-75" />
  
 
== Realm ==
 
== Realm ==
 
{{Main|Voiporl}}
 
{{Main|Voiporl}}
 
 
Mahathallah rules over '''Voiporl''', a desert of violet sand located between the infernal layers of [[Phlegethon]] and [[Stygia]] and contained entirely within a vast system of caverns. The deserts of Voiporl are home to giant [[serpent]]s and [[dragonfly|dragonflies]], in addition to [[witch]]es, [[medusa]]s and [[undead]] who come there in search of wisdom.<ref>{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|71}}</ref>
 
Mahathallah rules over '''Voiporl''', a desert of violet sand located between the infernal layers of [[Phlegethon]] and [[Stygia]] and contained entirely within a vast system of caverns. The deserts of Voiporl are home to giant [[serpent]]s and [[dragonfly|dragonflies]], in addition to [[witch]]es, [[medusa]]s and [[undead]] who come there in search of wisdom.<ref>{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|71}}</ref>
  
 
== Followers ==
 
== Followers ==
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Mahathallah's followers meditate on [[metaphysical]] subjects and consider themselves above others in the [[multiverse]]. They use a perception-altering [[drug]] called [[adyton (drug)|adyton]] to commune with Mahathallah in her [[mindscape]] of the same name, and followers of great faith can harness their control over their body's blood and [[toxin]]s.<ref name="PF99-75">{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|75}}</ref>  
 
Mahathallah's followers meditate on [[metaphysical]] subjects and consider themselves above others in the [[multiverse]]. They use a perception-altering [[drug]] called [[adyton (drug)|adyton]] to commune with Mahathallah in her [[mindscape]] of the same name, and followers of great faith can harness their control over their body's blood and [[toxin]]s.<ref name="PF99-75">{{Cite book/Dance of the Damned|75}}</ref>  
  
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=== Holidays === <!-- [[Fateless Day]] redirects here. -->
 
=== Holidays === <!-- [[Fateless Day]] redirects here. -->
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Followers of Mahathallah mark [[astronomy|astronomical]] events as holidays, and celebrates the [[Absalom Reckoning]] calendar's leap day as '''Fateless Day'''&mdash;a day that they claim stops the [[River of Souls|River of Souls']] flow and opens a secret path in the afterlife that bypasses Pharasma's judgment.<ref name="PF99-73" />
 
Followers of Mahathallah mark [[astronomy|astronomical]] events as holidays, and celebrates the [[Absalom Reckoning]] calendar's leap day as '''Fateless Day'''&mdash;a day that they claim stops the [[River of Souls|River of Souls']] flow and opens a secret path in the afterlife that bypasses Pharasma's judgment.<ref name="PF99-73" />
  
 
=== Holy texts ===
 
=== Holy texts ===
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While Mahathallah does not have a universal holy text, her followers share a vast repository of knowledge in the Adyton and contribute to it in journals known as "mysteries". Her most faithful followers spend much of their time there to study or teach distant visitors.<ref name="PF99-73" />
 
While Mahathallah does not have a universal holy text, her followers share a vast repository of knowledge in the Adyton and contribute to it in journals known as "mysteries". Her most faithful followers spend much of their time there to study or teach distant visitors.<ref name="PF99-73" />
  
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Mahathallah's worshipers can corrupt the River of Souls to create ''[[soul anchor]]s'', which are items that preserve [[mortal]] memories in the afterlife.<ref name="IHBS-5">{{Cite book/In Hell's Bright Shadow|5}}</ref>
 
Mahathallah's worshipers can corrupt the River of Souls to create ''[[soul anchor]]s'', which are items that preserve [[mortal]] memories in the afterlife.<ref name="IHBS-5">{{Cite book/In Hell's Bright Shadow|5}}</ref>
  
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== References ==
* {{W|Agrat bat Mahlat}} (real-world demon) on Wikipedia
 
  
== References ==
 
 
[[Paizo]] published a major article about Mahathallah in ''[[Dance of the Damned]]'', p70&ndash;75.
 
[[Paizo]] published a major article about Mahathallah in ''[[Dance of the Damned]]'', p70&ndash;75.
 
{{Refs}}
 
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== External links ==
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* {{W|Agrat bat Mahlat}} (real-world demon) on Wikipedia
  
 
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Revision as of 07:10, 28 October 2018

Mahathallah
(Deity)
Titles Dowager of Illusions;
formerly Maiden of Mists
Home Voiporl, Hell
Alignment Lawful evil
Areas of Concern Death
Fate
Vanity
Cleric Alignments
Domains Death, Evil, Law, Trickery
Subdomains Deception, Devil, Thievery, Undead
Favored Weapon Net
Symbol Bejeweled skeletal hand and
Eye surrounded by occult sigils
Sacred Animal Dragonfly
Sacred Colors Gold, ivory

Source: Dance of the Damned, pg(s). 70-75

Mahathallah is a Queen of the Night, one of the female powers who followed Asmodeus into Hell eons ago during the exodus. She was once a psychopomp usher: a handmaiden of the goddess Pharasma,[1] who was granted the double-edged vision of her own death. She fled Pharasma's side in terrible fear, wishing to avoid her fate.[2] Her unholy symbol is a single eye surrounded by mystic runes and a two-toned haze.[3][4]

Appearance

Mahathallah begins each morning in her original angelic form, but deteriorates during the day, until she is nothing but a skeleton at evening time. To disguise this transformation, she covers herself with numerous illusions, wishing not to be reminded of the fate that supposedly awaits her.[2][4]

Realm

Mahathallah rules over Voiporl, a desert of violet sand located between the infernal layers of Phlegethon and Stygia and contained entirely within a vast system of caverns. The deserts of Voiporl are home to giant serpents and dragonflies, in addition to witches, medusas and undead who come there in search of wisdom.[5]

Followers

Mahathallah's followers meditate on metaphysical subjects and consider themselves above others in the multiverse. They use a perception-altering drug called adyton to commune with Mahathallah in her mindscape of the same name, and followers of great faith can harness their control over their body's blood and toxins.[6]

Her faithful have no clergy, congregations, monuments, or ceremonies, finding all such practices to be wasteful distractions. Their only pursuits are of fate-changing knowledge and powers through psychic journeys and closely held secrets. At other times, they tend to gardens, tell fortunes, and counsel others.[7]

Holidays

Followers of Mahathallah mark astronomical events as holidays, and celebrates the Absalom Reckoning calendar's leap day as Fateless Day—a day that they claim stops the River of Souls' flow and opens a secret path in the afterlife that bypasses Pharasma's judgment.[7]

Holy texts

While Mahathallah does not have a universal holy text, her followers share a vast repository of knowledge in the Adyton and contribute to it in journals known as "mysteries". Her most faithful followers spend much of their time there to study or teach distant visitors.[7]

The Mysteries of Salaur, a popular mystery of Mahathallah in Qadira, documents several hallucinogenic drugs and rites to Mahathallah, including an encoded formula for adyton. Its Keleshite author, Salaur, is said to have entered a perpetual state of near-death in order to explore the realm of Adyton.[7]

Soul anchors

Mahathallah's worshipers can corrupt the River of Souls to create soul anchors, which are items that preserve mortal memories in the afterlife.[8]

References

Paizo published a major article about Mahathallah in Dance of the Damned, p70–75.

For additional resources, see the Meta page.

External links