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Jester Prince of the Cage
Areas of Concern
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Evil, Law, Madness, Trickery
Subdomains (1E)
Deception, Devil, Insanity, Thievery
Favored Weapon
Skull with jester cap
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Black, white
Source: Inner Sea Gods, pg(s). 326–327

Alichino is the malebranche responsible for preparing for the conquest of Golarion by Hell. He is known as the "Jester Prince of the Cage" and is a master of disguise as well as a trickster who seeks to befriend anyone with power by using a dozen voices and a hundred different faces.12 Alichino's true form may be that of a red-skinned devil with large wings. Two thin, wavy horns protrude from the top of his head, with two much thicker horns curving out to the sides and downwards. Another pair of horns originates from his cheeks. His arms are thin and end in four thick fingers, with several horn-like spikes on his elbows and two very long ones extending from his shoulders. He wears a tattered one-piece checkered outfit.3


According to ancient legend, the devil Alichino tasked the legendary hero Strada with the conquest of an invincible city. Strada sought the help of an oracle of Gorum and was given the thousand fangs of the dragon Kathalphas. When Strada sowed the teeth into the ground outside the city as instructed, all the heroes the dragon had devoured sprang up into battle. Having frustrated the devil, Strada ruled the city for 90 years with the skeletal army as guard. Magical spartoi seeds that temporarily summon the skeletal undead warriors known as spartoloi have been created since in memory of this legend.4


The Harlequin Society, a masked congregation of the elite in the Ustalavic city of Karcau whose members meet to indulge in forbidden debaucheries, is secretly a cult of Alichino.2


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  1. F. Wesley Schneider. “Hierarchy of Hell” in Princes of Darkness, Book of the Damned Volume 1, 51. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 F. Wesley Schneider. “Legends and Hauntings” in Rule of Fear, 56. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 123. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. F. Wesley Schneider & Hank Woon. “Bestiary” in The Infernal Syndrome, 89–90. Paizo Inc., 2010

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