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Bokrug
(Deity)
Titles The Water Lizard
Home Dimension of Dreams
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Areas of Concern Revenge
Storms
Water
Worshipers Beings of Ib, dreamers, Old Cults, lizardfolk, boggards, marsh giants
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Destruction, Water, Weather
Subdomains Catastrophe, Oceans, Rage, Storms
Favored Weapon Ranseur
Symbol Green lizard with a long, coiled tail
Sacred Animal None
Sacred Colors Blue, green

Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 136
Bokrug
(Creature)
Type Magical beast
(aquatic, chaotic, extraplanar, Great Old One)
CR 27
Environment Any water
Alignment

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]

Appearance

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

Home

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.[2][3]

Cults

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.[4][3]

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]

References

Original Source: H. P. Lovecraft, "The Doom That Came to Sarnath", 1919, published 1920.[1]

External links

  • Bokrug (fictional character) on Wikipedia