Rioch Tetrax

Rioch Tetrax
CategoryHigher Powers
PowerMinor
SystemTartarus
TypeWraith
RaceDurkoth
Gendermale
Alignmentchaotic evil
Symbolmaggot
DomainChaos, Decay, Pestilence
Enemiesunknown
Born30 Kindle 2821 LE
Godhood9 Kindle 1301 HE

In 862 HE, the Helas Vessels came to Bal-Kriav. On board one of these vessels was the then mortal Rioch Tetrax. He was one of three Saints of Maen that came to Bal-Kriav in the Horgon Era. Rioch Tetrax's voidship came down in Chen'gom. The vessel that brought this alien and his minions to Bal-Kriav would come to be called the Spire of Rioch Tetrax.

Rioch Tetrax and his minions established a new civilization in an area called Tûnin-Gil. The inhospitable terrain around these alien arrivals resulted in a rather slow population growth. Dromite slaves and a few Durkoth masters remained on the surface to guard the work being done underground. Rioch Tetrax's people fared much better in the Underdark. Their technology, organization, and military might honed from centuries of warfare on their home world overwhelmed most resistance. Gal'palos's kuo-toans, Mîmêk, and other peoples would come to serve Durkoth masters. In less than a century, Rioch Tetrax had a great following of people praying to him as if he were a god. He ruled over these minions from a Lith-Crillion structure called the Swamp Pyramid of Power, with most of his subjects living in the Underdark city Nagdúrzol.

On 9 Kindle 1301 HE, the Primordial Splinter, sent Rioch Tetrax's soul energy through the Temple of Ascension, making him a Cult Power. One of the members of the Primordial Splinter was Mephirouth, who at Crulock taught Rioch Tetrax much about disease and pestilence. Upon becoming a Higher Power, Rioch Tetrax took Pestilence as his first Divine Domain.

Rioch Tetrax's influence waned after the Durkoth Descent. In the 1300s, the Borurthane started a revival of Rioch Tetrax worship when they spread his religion into Ningizzida. Since then his influence has spread wide because of the cultists and the clergy of Ningizzida.

One of the more nastier powers of Rioch Tetrax is his decaying touch. This causes things to age 10-100 years, which for a mortal could be death in one blow.

Sources of Divine Power
Core WorshipProselytizers
Mîmig-KhâlaBorurthane
NingizzidaSanagar-Umlâs
SakullêthSanusanâchâr
Known Powers
TraitDescription
Divine Toughness+2,000 hit points as Minor Power
Modulating Energy+15 modulating energy damage for all attacks