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Nhimbaloth

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Nhimbaloth
(Deity)
Titles The Empty Death
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Despair
Ghosts
Swamps
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Death, Evil, Plant, Void
Subdomains Dark Tapestry, Decay, Entropy, Fear, Isolation, Undead
Favored Weapon Flail
Symbol Dripping skull with jaw stuffed with wet moss

Source: In Search of Sanity, pg(s). 69

Nhimbaloth[1] is the Outer Goddess of despair, ghosts, and swamps. She hunts those who would prey upon souls on the way to the afterlife, digesting predator and prey as one. Souls consumed by Nhimbaloth are gone for good: no afterlife, nothing but the agony of death and oblivion.[2]

Appearance

Nhimbaloth has no form, but her passage leaves behind telltale marks. In areas she has previously visited, usually swamps and desolate shores, faceless undead haunt, and wildlife, both plants and animals, becomes strangely antagonistic. Clusters of seven perfectly spaced divots of crumbling earth on shores are said to be Nhimbaloth's fingerprints.[2]

Cults

Nhimbaloth's followers consider will-o'-wisps to be her eyes, and the fear felt by someone near death to be her breath.[2]

On Golarion

Nhimbaloth holds some influence over a section of the Mushfens in southern Varisia. In this blasted swamp, the very laws of nature start to break down and powerful will-o'-wisp oracles magically sap the sanity of lost travellers and feed on their despair.[3]

References

  1. Original Source: James Jacobs, "The Elder Mythos"; James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  3. James Jacobs. (2017). Continuing the Campaign. Black Stars Beckon, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-919-6