Tiamat

Tiamat
CategoryHigher Powers
PowerLesser
WorldAvernus
TypeArchdevil
Racechromatic dragon
Genderfemale
TitleOverlord of Avernus
Alignmentlawful evil
Symbolfive headed dragon
DomainDomination, Dragon, Greed, Tyranny
EnemiesBahamut
Born10 Bloom 78 DE
Godhood19 Lunar 1109 HE

Of the Wahliik bloodline, Tiamat began as silver dragon. In the Dawn Era, she fought alongside angels and gods in the Creation War.

In the God Era, Tiamat was a mighty dragon general of the Demon Spawn War. Up until the middle of this war, she was one of the top dragon generals serving under Bahamut. In the final battle of the Hoof Front, Tiamat battled a powerful demon lord. The wounds she suffered in this epic fight were chaos infused. Over the next few weeks, her body became monstrous in size and warped into something akin to a great primordial hydra with dragon heads. The greatest healing spells of Bahaumut could not cure the festering wounds of Tiamat or revert the changes to her body and unknown to him, her mind. Nobody knowns why he did not seek aid from much more powerful angels of healing or even the gods. Over the following months Tiamat grew jealous of Bahamut's power and sick of his pride. She abandoned the side of the angels, and turned to building her own force to combat the demons and any angelic forces that got in her way. Nearly two centuries later, Tiamat and Bahaumut faced off in the Aerie of Dragons in the First Dragon Wake (9251 GE - 9269 GE).

When Tiamat was driven from Bal-Kriav, she fled to the Hells system. There she was greeted by the ruler of the Hells, and offered the title - Overlord of Avernus; making her one of the Dark Eight that begrudgingly serve Asmodeus.

In 1109 HE, with scattered cells across the Aerie of Dragons and other lands, Tiamat became a Cult power.

The spread of Tiamat worship on Bal-Kriav began with the dragonborn of the Aerie of Dragons. In the Horgon Era, some dragonborn of Arkhosia began to pay homage to Tiamat in secret. After several hundred years, the dragonborn that worshiped Tiamat became a serious threat to Arkhosia. As a result, the Platinum Inquisition began. Many dragonborn followers of Tiamat were driven out, while others were hunted down by fanatical sects of Bahamut. Those that escaped Arkhosia went east and settled in the remote icy vale of Sotiisk Lumnaar. These settlements would grow and become the evil dragonborn empire Galirkrad. One of the most effective groups to spread the influence of Tiamat is the dragon cult Vith Alok.

Tiamat's descendants, a tainted Wahliik branch, are of the Gral Wahliik bloodline.

Sources of Divine Power
Core WorshipProselytizers
FebirmaneTîra-Phâth
AebilchunusVith Alok
Ag Envok
Forermarg
Hazarâph
Jothvauk
Lahvirn Piiv
Lum Trumgol Mir
Neben-Skerah
Orchish Empire
Thashangriel
Tormoran Federation
Zandûl-Khâl
Known Powers
TraitDescription
Divine Toughness+4,000 hit points as Lesser Power
Modulating Energy+20 modulating energy damage for all attacks
Overcome With Greed Tiamat can buy off an attacker with a promise of treasure, if they fail the save they leave with all the copper they can carry and have no more hostile intent towards her