PathfinderWiki
Log in

Angazhan

From PathfinderWiki
Angazhan
The demonic rune of Angazhan.
(Deity)
Titles The Ravener King
The Ravenous King
Demon Lord of Apes and Jungles
Demon Lord of Beasts
Home Ahvoth-Kor, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Apes
Jungles
Tyrants
Worshipers Charau-ka, Mwangi cults, high girallons, jungle warlords
Cleric Alignments
Domains Animal, Chaos, Evil, Plant
Subdomains Decay, Demon, Fur, Growth
Favored Weapon Spear
Symbol Demonic ape face
Sacred Animal Ape
Sacred Colors Black, red
Images of Angazhan

Source: Descent into Midnight, pg(s). 56

Angazhan (pronounced ANG-uh-zan)[1] rules over the Abyssal realm of Ahvoth-Kor and is the demon lord of savage strength and destruction.[2]

Appearance

A common depiction of Angazhan.

Angazhan appears as an enormous, muscular, and savage red-furred ape with six long fingers on each hand, capable of complex manipulation or tearing a human limb from limb. Angazhan's ape-like demonic visage is completed by his fanged maw, twisted horns, and tiny bloodshot eyes; this gives him a unique appearance amongst his simian followers.[3][4][5][6]

In combat, Angazhan favors to bite, crush, impale, or sting his opponents with his fangs, fists, horns, or long, reptilian tail, respectively. Those slain by him personally are sometimes cursed to return to life again and again as a Gorilla King bound to his service.[6]

Home

Angazhan's domain of Ahvoth-Kor is a seemingly-endless jungle that runs along both sides of a long Abyssal rift. The two jungles meet ten thousand miles down, at the base of the rift, where Angazhan's black stone ziggurat palace sits atop yet more rifts leading deeper into the trackless Abyss.[6]

Servants

In Ahvoth-Kor, Angazhan is served by thousands of powerful nalfeshnees, though few of the fiercely independent demons would care to admit that Angazhan is their lord and master.[2][4]

Angazhan is served by his created baregara minions in Ahvoth-Kor as well as in Material Plane jungles important to him, such as the Mwangi Expanse.[7]

Cult and worshipers

Cults dedicated to the Ravener King on Golarion are concentrated in the Mwangi Expanse, where he is venerated by both the human Bekyar tribe and the simian charau-ka—or ape-men—who feast on humans like livestock.[5][8][9]

The Expanse is also home to Angazhan's most favored mortal servant, Ruthazek the Gorilla King, who leads the Spawn of Angazhan from his seat of power in the city of Usaro. It is not clear why the Mwangi Expanse has drawn the demon lord's attention to the region for so long, but Ruthazek is merely the latest of a long line of Gorilla Kings ruling Usaro, dating back to before humans began to dominate the continent of Garund.[4][10][11] Each successive Gorilla King has been a brutal mortal reincarnated into the form of an awakened dire gorilla by one of Angazhan's totems after the death of their predecessor.[6]

Obedience

Certain devotees of the Ravener King gain special powers by ingesting jungle hallucinogens, chanting, and beating a complex rhythm on drums made of human skin and bones.[6]

References