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Mazmezz

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Mazmezz
The demonic rune of Mazmezz
(Deity)
Titles The Creeping Queen,
Lord of Vermin,
Demon Lord of Vermin and Bindings
Home Khavak-Vog, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Bindings
Driders
Vermin
Worshipers Drow, driders, insane ettercaps
Cleric Alignments
Domains Animal (affects vermin), Chaos, Destruction, Evil
Subdomains Catastrophe, Demon, Rage, Venom
Favored Weapon Net
Symbol Skull in spiderweb
Sacred Animal Spider
Sacred Colors Black, white
Images of Mazmezz

Mazmezz (pronounced MAZ-mez)[1] is the demon lord of all the world's foul and scuttling vermin and holds court in her abyssal realm of Khavak-Vog.

History

A portrait of Mazmezz.

Mazmezz began life as a qlippoth lord and spawned the first bebiliths. When she found herself worshipped by mortals (particularly drow), she began to enjoy the attention and became interested in their lives. As she found out that her fellow qlippoth sought to destroy them to eradicate sin and starve the demons, she turned traitor and became a demon lord. She does not care that her bebilith children continue to hunt demons, as she only values mortal worship, unconcerned with the fate of her followers once they become demons.[2]

Appearance

Mazmezz appearance is monstrously alien. Being one of the ancient qlippoth that roamed the Abyss before the creation of the Material Plane, there is no trace of sanity in her form.[3] Mazmezz appears as a horrid tangle of insectoid legs, claws, pincers, and spinnerets, all coming from one horrible, writhing hairy mass at her centre. Mazmezz's only other real feature is her mouth, a pit of thrashing spider-like fangs that devour all who venture too close.[4] Mazmezz can wrap herself in special webbing to make her appear as anything she wants.[5]

Cult and worshippers

Mazmezz has no organised cult, just isolated madmen, among humans, behaving more as a vermin-like force of destruction than a deity. Her largest humanoid following is among the depraved drow of the Darklands, in particular the vermin lords of House Moivas. Mazmezz finds an ardent group of worshippers among the most famous of the drow's fleshwarped monstrosities, the arachnid driders. Mazmezz is also often worshipped by the more natural but no less disturbing surface-dwelling spider creatures known as ettercaps.[4]

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