Graz'zt

Graz'zt & Iggwilv
CategoryHigher Powers
PowerDemi
WorldAzzagrat
TypeDemon Lord
Racedemon
Gendermale
Alignmentchaotic evil
Symboldemoniac hand with six fingers
DomainDarkness, Demonic
EnemiesAperoq, Baphomet, Orcus
Born9 Bloom 7801 DE
Godhood26 Dreamer 1121

Graz'zt was born during the Abyssal Release. This was a great war waged between the primordials and the demons, the latter covering Piranoths Steps for their own. Graz'zt became a Demon Lord in this war, staking claim over large swathes of land on Azzagrat. Much later, he would come to be master of three abyssal worlds.

In the Demon Spawn War, 3 War March 9095 GE, demon legions under Graz'zt invaded Bal-Kriav. His goal was to seize the Karterus continent as new world real estate. In the Yandôr Conflict, Graz'zt's forces attacked the Hive region. This southern part of Karterus was the domain of Chronos, then a planetar. Chronos, independent of the Quara'tun Covenant, proved no match with his region occupied by demon forces.

In the Tha'lith Conflict, another of the mini-wars that made up the Demon Spawn War, Graz'zt battled the Covenant armies of Silvanus and Loki. One of the lasting effects of this conflict was a unit that went into hiding after the demon's defeat. This was the Vauquix, a group that would go on to establish the Vareley Empire, a demon empire on a mortal world. Oddly enough, Graz'zt did not take advantage of their position on Bal-Kriav, creating proselytizers to spread his influence. Historical records from the Abyss are often full of lies, back-stabbing, or talking oneself up for history, yet in them are grains of truth. Those that have looked into the Tha'lith Conflict say that Graz'zt had problems back home. On the world Azzagrat, historians write that Graz'zt departure was the only reason for the Covenant victory. As for the matter of not using Varelay to establish his own following, with the end result of becoming a Higher Power, it is said Graz'zt then had no such aspirations. Those on Thantos say something different. They say Orcus had Graz'zt against the wall, giving his foe little time to nurture a priesthood or waste days on end, drunk in brothel.

Before abandoning his forces on Bal-Kriav, Graz'zt said to his favorite prisoner, one he lusted for deeply, yet failed to charm:

Your kind has won this battle, but at what cost. The entire general staff of Asmodeus has been cast out, driven to some place they are calling Hells, a fitting name for Fallen Angels. The seeds of your destruction have been planted on this world and many others. We are leaving, and you will soon give it all up to your petty mortals. Some of these will become our agents of destruction and in time bring about subjugation.

Consider yourself blessed by Loki, for you are the only angel that I have ever let go free. Now go tell my words to Phalgas and Athena and whoever else you cross. Don't bother with Ares, for he is so bent on war that I'm certain he will be the one that lights the fuse to our next great conflict.

- Graz'zt, to the then sword archon Apoxlin - "Graz'zt's Farewell"

On Bal-Kriav, Graz'zt's influence and divine power gained traction under Mordkon Bluefang. Over hundreds of years, he established cults from the Aerie of Dragons to the Northern Hordelands. Some of cells worked out of brothels with succubus whispering to their lovers, the word of Graz'zt, promising wealth, success, or anything else the customer desired. These brothels turned out to be very effective, leading to shrines and temples in Suf Sungaar, Vrak-Tror, Hezvix, and other cities across middle Brucrumus. The largest gain for Graz'zt came with the Dark Prince Civil War. When the dust settled, Ogre Union became an area of core worship for Graz'zt.

Graz'zt is a sensual, lustful god, a heavy drinker of wine. He has a grand palace on the world Azzagrat, aptly named "The Brothel", and for as far as the eye can see are vineyards said to produce some of the best wines in all the known universe.

Sources of Divine Power
Core WorshipProselytizers
Ag Envok
Ogre Union
Tormoran Federation
Umahanbad
Known Powers
TraitDescription
Divine Toughness+1,000 hit points as Demi Power
Modulating Energy+10 modulating energy damage for all attacks
Seductionany female that attacks him, must make a Will save or refuse to attack him that round