|Type||Religious and political|
|Goals||Guidance of duergar race|
Source: Into the Darklands, pg(s). 27
The Seven Patriarchs are the legendary and secretive rulers of the duergar race. They issue their decrees from the secluded fortress of Diepkamer in the Darklands region of Nar-Voth, and duergar leaders occasionally travel there to consult with them.
They are said to be the first duergar to worship Droskar, who granted them immortality as a reward. The duergar believe they commune with the god and their proclamations amount to divine law.
However, five of the seven Patriarchs have died within the past few years in mysterious circumstances, much to the consternation of the folk of Diepkamer. So far the remaining two have kept this a secret from the duergar of the wider world, and they are frantically seeking a reason for the deaths.