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The demonic rune of Dagon
Titles The Shadow in the Sea,
Shadow Lord of the Sea,
Demon Lord of the Sea and Sea Monsters[1]
Home Ugothanok city, in Ishiar, in the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Deformity
Sea monsters
The Sea
Worshipers Desperate or insane coastal dwellers, boggards, heretical sahuagin and skum, krakens, marsh giants
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Water
Subdomains Catastrophe, Demon, Oceans, Rage
Favored Weapon Trident
Symbol Gold disk inscribed with sinister runes around an open octopus eye
Sacred Animal Fish
Sacred Colors Blue, gold
Images of Dagon

Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 46
Type Outsider
(chaotic, demon, evil, extraplanar, water)
CR 28
Environment Any oceans (Abyss)

Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 46

Dagon (pronounced DAY-gon)[2] is the Demon Lord of the Sea and Sea Monsters[1] that dwell in its darkest depths. His unholy symbol is an octopus eye surrounded by a gold disk inscribed with ancient looking runes.[3]


Dagon is believed to be the largest of all the known demon lords. Dagon's appearance is hideously monstrous and somewhat alien, being neither fully fish, eel, or octopus; he is some foul amalgamation of all three.[1] His spawn often take after him, similarly disgusting combinations of deep sea creatures.[3]


Dagon is one of the oldest beings in the Abyss being one of the ancient qlippoth, the creatures that dwelt in the abyss before demons. Dagon dwells in the depths of the Abyssal sea of Ishiar,[1] in a sunken city known as Ugothanok a city with architecture so ancient as to be almost alien.[3][4] Dagon is said to have slain the great kraken Kaktora, thereby creating the devilfish now haunting Golarion's oceans.[5]

Cult and worshippers

Dagon is quite active on the Material Plane, regularly sending his demonic minions to the deep oceans of the world to become high priests for evil aquatic monster races,[1] such as his gutaki or deep one followers. He is even worshiped by some of the more savage sahuagin tribes. Unfortunately, Dagon's foul influence is not limited to the ocean depths; he is also revered by some debased coastline societies. In these twisted communities, land dwellers mix with ichthyic beings from the depths, spawning horrible cross-breeds which have no place in the natural order of things. Marsh giants are normally the most fervent of Dagon's land-based followers, but his cult has been growing amongst humans in isolated villages, who secretly turn to his worship, sometimes on the promise of bountiful fishing or alien golden jewellery.[3][4][1]

Dagon is one of the three demon lords primarily worshiped by the Bekyar people of the Mwangi Expanse.[6]


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