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The Water Lizard
Areas of Concern
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Chaos, Destruction, Water, Weather
Subdomains (1E)
Catastrophe, Oceans, Rage, Storms
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Favored Weapon
Green lizard with a long, coiled tail
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Blue, green
Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 136

Magical beast
(aquatic, chaotic, extraplanar, Great Old One)
Any water
Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 136

Bokrug, also referred to as the Water Lizard, is the Great Old One of revenge, storms, and water. A relatively benign Great Old One, Bokrug prefers to enjoy being worshipped and has little desire to destroy others, except when he is angered or needs to avenge himself or his worshippers.1


Bokrug resembles an immense, spiny, sickly green iguana whose exceptionally long tail ends in three spines.2


Bokrug slumbers under a nameless lake, to and from which no waterway flows, in the remote land of Mnar in the Dreamlands. However, the water in the lake is not stagnant, suggesting that they connect underground to the lakes and rivers of the Dreamlands.23


Bokrug's original worshippers were a hideous race of amphibians known only as beings of Ib. They built the city of Ib on the shore of the lake where Bokrug dwells, and lived there for ages until being slaughtered by the humans from the city of Sarnath. One thousand years later, their shades rose from the lake, descended upon and brought doom to Sarnath, exterminated its inhabitants, and wiped the metropolis from existence. Now, in isolated regions of dream, the Water Lizard is appeased through sacrifice.43

Dreamers who encounter Bokrug's cult in the Dimension of Dreams will often carry the seeds of the faith into the waking world. In this way, the Great Old One's cult can be found in many rural regions, bringing blessings of wealth and fine weather in exchange for blood sacrifices. Although the Water Lizard does not seem to care if its offerings are sentient, many cults have taken to sacrificing criminals, captives, and other unwanted humanoids.4

In addition to humans, Bokrug is also worshipped by various swamp-dwelling races, especially those that suffered at the hands of intruders. Very few good followers of Bokrug exist: they try to keep him calmly slumbering, and are considered heretics by his traditional devotees.2

Great shrines to Bokrug usually feature realistic statues of Bokrug's form. According to cultists, their patron can see through and animate from such statues.2

Holy symbol

Bokrug's holy symbol is a green lizard with a long, coiling tail.4


Original Source: H. P. Lovecraft, "The Doom That Came to Sarnath", 1919, published 1920.1

For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. 1.0 1.1 James Jacobs. “The Elder Mythos” in In Search of Sanity, 65. Paizo Inc., 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Paizo Inc., et al. Bestiary 4, 137. Paizo Inc., 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 James Jacobs & Amber Stewart. “Bestiary” in Dreams of the Yellow King, 86. Paizo Inc., 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 James Jacobs. “Cults of the Dark Tapestry” in Wake of the Watcher, 64. Paizo Inc., 2011

External links

  • Bokrug (fictional character) on Wikipedia