- This article is about the late queen of Cheliax. For an article about the satirical play, see Abrogail I.
Chelish Civil War
In the chaos that engulfed much of Avistan and even Garund after the death of the god Aroden in 4606 AR, Cheliax was plunged into a decades-long civil war. After the death of King Gaspodar in 4622 AR, the country was left without a ruler. Various noble families attempted to seize the throne, but none succeeded. In desperation, Abrogail Thrune decided to appeal to the powers of Hell for support. It is not known what kind of bargain she struck with the devils, but with their help, she quickly beat back the other pretenders.3 What is known is that she sold her soul to Asmodeus in 4636 AR.2
The Treaty of Egorian was signed on the 19th day of Calistril, 4640 AR, and marked the commencement of the rule of House Thrune over Cheliax and its territories. Using bound devils, the forces and allies of House Thrune were able to subdue all other claimants to the throne, and restore a much sought-after peace to the country. Her early reign was marked by the relocation of that nation's capital from its traditional place in the port city of Westcrown, to the inland city of Egorian on the shores of Lake Sorrow. The powers of Hell sent a pit fiend named General Gorthoklek to act as a teacher and adviser. The devil cloaks himself in a human guise when at court, but his aura of evil is undeniable.4
Having served her house faithfully during the civil war, the Queen asked Lictor Jaisade of the Hellknight Order of the Scourge to relocate to Egorian to serve as her personal guard and police force. Jaisade declined, stating that although the Order will continue serving the empire and promoting its version of the law, it will not submit to outside rule and compromise its ethics.1
Being the first queen of Cheliax's new era, Abrogail is memorialized throughout the empire. An enormous bronze statue of her decorates Thrune Square in Egorian, showing her ascending to the throne on the backs of prostrate men and devils.6
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- Linda Zayas-Palmer. (2016). "Thrice-Damned House of Thrune". Wrath of Thrune, p. 72. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-824-3
- Jonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend, Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott. (2009). Cheliax, Empire of Devils, p. 2–4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-191-6
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 68–69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- Jonathan H. Keith, Colin McComb, Steven E. Schend, Leandra Christine Schneider, and Amber E. Scott. (2009). Cheliax, Empire of Devils, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-191-6
- Dave Gross. (2010). Blackrose Gardens (Hell's Pawns). Mother of Flies, p. 70. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-199-2