Source: Inner Sea Bestiary, pg(s). 46
Surviving parts of the acid-sourged Ezida Scrolls provide a most detailed known description of it: a shell like a horned beetle's: veined wings of broken glass; a torso resembling a humanoid with a slug-like abdomen and moist, chitinous armor; four arms, two tipped in pinscers; a drooling maw that forms most of its head; and dozens of eyes arrayed above its mouth.
Kothogaz was first spotted near old Ezida, then a city of Ninshabur. Hathga-Tah the Ninshaburite also described Kothogaz as "pus of raw and bursted wounds" in their list of the Spawn of Rovagug.
In the mid-4th century AR, Kothogaz came upon Vudra, then disunited, and wrought much destruction in it. The legendary hero Khiben-Said, whom the current maharajah claims as an ancestor, led the defense of this land. In a battle that tales claim cost a million Vudrani lives, the hero-priests cast it into the ocean and boiled the ocean, weakening it to the point where the creature's heart could be extracted.
Kothogaz is not well-known in Avistan. Its tales are retold primarily in Nex, and (amongst the reactionaries who revived it) Ezida. In Vudra, where it is best known, it is a crime to speak of it, nor is it recommended for visitors to inquire after it in Vudra's outpost of Jalmeray.
- Jim Groves, James Jacobs, Rob McCreary, et al. (2012). Inner Sea Bestiary, p. 46. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-468-9
- Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 153. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1 "The Tarrasque... was but one of a dozen titanic monsters disgorged by the Pit of Gormuz in the last 5,000 years. Other spawn include the great beetle Ulunat...; ... Volnagur; and Chemnosit". Sothis was founded around Ulunat's shell: Mona, 119; has always been the capital of Osirion: Mona, 117; which was founded -3470: Mona, 201. "In the last 5,000 years" cannot span the time from -3470 AR to the Campaign Setting book's "current year" of 4708 AR. This is most likely an error: Todd Stewart. (2009). The Great Beyond: A Guide to the Multiverse, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-167-1 "Other the next 5,000 years (after -3923 AR) the cyclic eruption of horrors continued to issue forth from the lip of the Pit (of Gormuz)".
- Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
- Clinton Boomer. (2009). Spawn of Rovagug. The Final Wish, p. 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-185-5
- Judy Bauer et al. (2014). Lost Treasures, p. 22. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-703-1