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Ragadahn

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Ragadahn
(Deity)
Titles The Water Lord
Serpent King
The World Serpent
The Father of Dragons
Home Karaphas, First World
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Linnorms
Oceans
Spirals
Worshipers Linnorms
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Evil, Scalykind, Water
Subdomains Ancestors, Dragon, Oceans, Venom
Favored Weapon Whip
Symbol Blue ouroboros
Sacred Animal Sea snake
Sacred Colors Blue

Source: The First World, Realm of the Fey, pg(s). 32

Ragadahn the Water Lord is one of the Eldest, a divine fey creature of tremendous power said to be able to reshape the very fabric of the First World on a whim. He appears as a linnorm and maintains that he is the father of all linnorms in the First World and, one suspects, the Material Plane too. In making this claim, he also counts himself the Father of Dragons and this title may be considered heretical by other dragon deities. Arrogant and wise at the same time, Ragadahn believes that the oceans are home to the first life and the secrets of eternity, and knows a great deal about extinct aquatic cultures in the Great Beyond. He is fond of symbolism, especially the limitless ouroboros and spiral.[1][2]

Appearance

Ragadahn is an enormous, streamlined blue-green linnorm with flippers in place of legs.[2]

Home

Ragadahn resides in the city of Karaphas, but claims all bodies of water in the First World (and the Material Plane, to an extent) as his own realm and all creatures dwelling there as his subjects. In truth, he cares little about them, and few ever see him, though few dragons would enter the deep waters of the First World without his permission, and those seeking to speak to Ragadahn are advised to call his name from land so he would not accuse them of trespassing.[2]

Ragadahn is the Eldest that most often leaves the First World to travel and sire children in the Material Plane, or visit the libraries in Axis.[2]

Relationships

Ragadahn is intrigued by Magdh, and shares an interest in the esoteric with Shyka and Ng. He considers the Green Mother petty, the Lantern King irreverent, and the Lost Prince pouty. It is believed that Ragadahn is the individual most knowledgeable about Imbrex's goals (outside of Imbrex themselves), but he rarely talks about the Twins.[2]

Cults

Many linnorms bow before Ragadahn as their progenitor, while chromatic and metallic dragons view his claimed title 'Father of Dragons' as heretical.[2]

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