|Symbol||Playing Card with the Merging of the Number 7 and the Joker|
|Domain||Illusion, Luck, Mind, Trickery|
|Born||6 Lunar 720 DE|
|Creationist||2 Witchrite 8972 GE|
|Godhood||13 Bliss 9485 GE|
Lukoon, a consummate trickster at a young age, continued into deception then infiltration and the path of the what is generally defined as the rogue. A brilliant mathematician, his skills with games of chance made him one not to bet against. In his teen years, he got into considerable trouble, pick-pocketing, swindling the less wise, and creating bawls while watching from the sidelines. He was known for his ability to escape surveillance and like a sixth sense, know if he was in imminent danger. Still young at the time, not wise to be manipulated by someone even more cunning, he was assigned to making complex locks, vault doors, and then after mastering these he moved into trap design and then to the art of manipulating others. His trickster nature got him in a lot of trouble during this time, something that even those trained in psychic encouragement as they once called it, failed to weed out things that the Covenant did not like in their up and coming stars - the best of the best that would hopefully rise to the rank of Archangel. Lukoon's knack for mischief got him into units focused on gathering intelligence, then into those pulling off heists deep behind enemy lines, or planting false evidence to stir up discontent.
In the Creation War (1486 DE - 8777 DE), Lukoon joined the Covenant's armies, battling the primordials attacking worlds across the Nawirrûs System; that is everything outside of the Sea of Entropy. He was unmatched in clandestine work, foiling enemy plans as well as those he worked for, even once capturing a primordial lord deep behind enemy lines. He was perhaps too good, with jealous rivals saying he was one of Bruh Kreniik's special creations, one that got undo attention like the Lith-Crillion.
In addition to doing spying and subterfuge work for the Covenant, Lukoon was very good at getting information from prisoners. His methods of getting such information were often looked down upon by the Covenant's goodly elements, particularly with Athena and Danzar-Khâl. Yet, a few times, necessity overruled morale virtue.
In the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE), Lukoon and his large intelligence apparatus were tasked with stirring up conflict between the demon lords. His ways of dealing with the demons were much harsher than against the primordials. Some say he was influenced by Asmodeus, others say just the opposite, with Lukoon having a secret desire to knock Asmodeus down a few notches. Later in the war, when Asmodeus became the Covenant's supreme commander, Lukoon was promoted to head of the Covenant Intelligence Beureau, or CIB. In this role, his methods became more devious, bent on mischief. Lukoon and Asmodeus were usually in agreement about doing whatever was needed, including torture, against captured demons. Asmodean apologists claim that Lukoon had some doings in the Asmodeus's fall from grace, becoming a Fallen Angel.
On 2 Witchrite 8972 GE, the same year as the starting of the war with the demons, Bruh Kreniik gave Lukoon the power to become a Tier 3 Creationist. One of Lukoon's most notable creations is the Tragaran race. They were to help in the war effort, though mostly they served as Lukoon's own personal army. They were called the Krotoan, put to battling the demons invading Bal-Kriav.
After roughly three centuries of loyalty to Lukoon, who was now an archangel, the Krotoan were duped by a demon agent. This deception led to what would become known as the Great Betrayal. Late in 9343 GE, for falling to ruse, Lukoon abandoned his people to the wilds of Gurutharni.
One ancient Tragaran legend of the Lith-Crillion Era, was that Lukoon would redeem the descendants of the Great Betrayal, but only if they defeated the demons of Varelay. The Varelay Upheaval (2608 LE - 16 HE) made fulfillment of this redemption difficult. This is because the people of Tilnangau were dealing with a cataclysm that made some join the ranks of Blibdoolpoolp as their capital city sank or seeking safety in lands less wracked by volcanic eruptions and pursuit by Varelay's demons. As a result of Lukoon turning his back on the Tragarans he has never gained much hold among them as a religion.
Lukoon was born in an unknown system. He was part of the first batch of a new race, Species 32; a group of bipedal humanoids created by the Arch-Creationist Bruh Kreniik. Thousands of years later, he had the resources to look into the matter. In Operation Birthplace, he learned that the survivalist phase that he went through for two decades was a test. Those that survived the natural dangers of the world around them were deemed candidates for becoming a trunk of a new human sub-race. When he got the gift of creation, he became the trunk of the Tragarans.
The symbol or imagery of Lukoon is a common theme in gambling halls and in thieves guilds. Many rogues, even if they don't worship him, say a few words to him when they feel his blessing is needed before undertaking a task requiring stealth or sheer luck.
Lukoon is such a master of stealth and deception, that he once waylaid Aredhel, and then impersonated her in one of the meetings of The Balance. Since then, The Balance takes extra precautions on those who enter their meetings.
|Orchish Empire||Realm Stalkers|
|Divine Toughness||+4,000 hit points as Lesser Power|
|Lukoon's Chance||on any skill check or save, Lukoon can re-roll the check, taking whatever happens as fate|
|Army of Lukoon||Lukoon's blink and mirror image spells are three times more effective|
|Modulating Energy||+20 modulating energy damage for all attacks|
|Convincing Words||+1 Bluff||none|
|Skullduggery||+2 on trip attempts||worshipper, at least level six|
|Trained Mind||+1 on saves versus mind attacks||priest|
- Braid of Rhynihx
- Scion Stump of Lukoon
- Treatise on Door and Jail Design
- Treatise on Trap and Lock Design