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The demonic rune of Haagenti.

The Whispers Within,
Lord of Transformation
Areas of Concern
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Artifice,2 Chaos, Evil, Strength
Subdomains (1E)
Construct, Demon, Resolve, Toil, Alchemy3, Self-Realization4
Favored Weapon
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Gold, lead gray
Source: Lords of Chaos, pg(s). 16

Haagenti (pronounced hah-GEN-tie)5 is the demon lord of alchemy and change. He is seen by some as the most reasonable and least destructive of the demon lords due to his numerous helpful creations, the most famous being the philosopher's stone which transmutes lead into gold, and this wondrous item is used as his unholy symbol. This perception of his urbanity is, in fact, a deliberate ruse: Haagenti is just as evil and destructive as any other demon, but more subtle than most. His wondrous alchemical devices, although seemingly beneficial, are only granted to those who would employ them for evil and destruction.67 Haagenti's other creations include alchemist's fire, the demonic retriever, and the secrets of fleshwarping magic.8910


Haagenti makes his home in the Abyssal realm called Cerebulim, a clockwork labyrinth of endless laboratories.611


Haagenti's form is much like his favoured practice of alchemy: a mutable and ever changing thing. His true form is that of a demonic, winged, bull-like monster, but he appears in this form only in battle. In this form, Haagenti's breath transforms victims into fleshwarps that live in constant pain except when they obey his demands. His axe-like horns can bypass all defences, transmuting into any substance able to bypass his enemy's resistances as needed.10

On the rare occasions when Haagenti actually interacts with his worshippers, he appears as a particularly attractive member of their race, and as such has a huge number of favoured forms. Regardless, he always has a sense of humour and irony, and incorporates unsettling demonic features to mock the form he takes. These features might be obvious or hidden, only revealed after the victim has profited from Haagenti's secrets.61210


Haagenti despises Yamasoth, both claiming to be the inventor of fleshwarping and viewing the other as a thief. Despite their fierce rivalry, their cults rarely come into conflict, as Haagenti's followers tend to live in the Darklands and Yamasoth's on the surface.13

Cult and worshippers

Through telepathic whispers, Haagenti plants secrets into inventors' minds and inspires good ones to create cruel devices. His secrets are only revealed to evil thinkers, who might then employ them to bring about destruction. Scholars believe that Haagenti was the muse behind many great minds when they invented novel ways of inflicting pain and devastation.10

Cultists of Haagenti tend to be magic users or alchemists, and Haagenti is the patron of the drow1 noble house of Parastric.14

Another of Haagenti's servants is the blue dragon Arantaros, whom he transformed into a ravener in order to continue his studies into alchemy and necromancy.15


  1. 1.0 1.1 Paizo retroactively removed drow from the Pathfinder campaign setting as part of the Pathfinder Second Edition Remaster Project. A canon replacement for drow in this context might not exist. See Meta:Drow.
  2. James Jacobs. (March 10, 2011). Comment on Ask James Jacobs ALL your Questions Here, Paizo messageboards. Inferred here from Jacobs's statement on Apsu: "The reference to a creation domain is a holdover from 3.5. It's been replaced by the Artifice domain. Apsu should thus grant the Artifice domain instead of the "Creation" domain."
  3. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Acolytes of Apocrypha” in Divine Anthology, 22. Paizo Inc., 2016
  4. Alexander Augunas, et al. “Acolytes of Apocrypha” in Divine Anthology, 26. Paizo Inc., 2016
  5. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 246. Paizo Inc., 2008
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 16. Paizo Inc., 2010
  7. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 56. Paizo Inc., 2017
  8. Jeff Grubb. Drow of Golarion” in The Armageddon Echo, 58. Paizo Inc., 2008
  9. JD Wiker & Darrin Drader. “Abominations of the Drow” in Endless Night, 58. Paizo Inc., 2008
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 57. Paizo Inc., 2017
  11. Amber Stewart. “The Outer Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 29. Paizo Inc., 2009
  12. James Jacobs. Demon Lords of Golarion” in Descent into Midnight, 58. Paizo Inc., 2009
  13. Jason Keeley. “Yamasoth, the Polymorph Plague” in Runeplague, 74. Paizo Inc., 2018
  14. F. Wesley Schneider. Zirnakaynin” in Endless Night, 51. Paizo Inc., 2008
  15. Amber Stewart, et al. Ravener” in Undead Revisited, 44. Paizo Inc., 2011

External links

  • Haagenti (real-world demon) on Wikipedia