|Images of Ulunat|
Source: Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh, pg(s). 64
Festering Ulunat, the Unholy First is one of the Spawn of Rovagug—many believe it was the first of the Spawn, a nameless beast which devastated Ninshabur in -3923 AR. It is the spawn best known in Avistan and Garund—the golden, four-winged beetle emblem of Osirion is a stylized (and greatly toned down) version of Ulunat, and its colossal carapace is the centerpoint of the Osirian capital city of Sothis.
In life, Ulunat was said to be a hulking, three-eyed monstrosity with four wings, ten limbs tipped with blades, and a black mirrored carapace. Its single great horn was said to absorb arcane energy and reflect it back on the caster in the form of horrific, literally heart-stopping terror.
Whatever may have happened in -3923 AR, it is accepted that Ulunat ravaged Garund in -3729 AR. It destroyed six legions of the Jistka Imperium. Its activities continued until -3470 AR, when it is said that Azghaad, the man who would eventually found Osirion, killed Ulunat by channeling the full power of Nethys, but this is untrue: spawn of Rovagug are unkillable, and Ulunat was merely banished to a pocket realm beneath its physical carcass, where it still sleeps. Many cultists have tried to free Ulunat throughout the years; all such attempts have failed and been erased from Osirion's official history so as not to encourage subsequent ones.
The carapace in Sothis is remarkably intact, showing no signs of being involved in a titanic battle, and has not weathered at all in the eighty-five centuries it has lain in the sun. There is a folktale in Sothis that states that the beast is not dead: its conquerors only managed to put it into a deep sleep. One day it will awaken, and the 100,000 citizens of Sothis will be the world's first line of defense.
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