Iblis

Iblis

Alignment: Lawful Evil
Areas of Concern: Lies, fire, civilization, creation, domination
Domains: Evil, Fire, Law, Sun, Trickery
Subdomains: Deception, Fear, Light, Slavery, Smoke
Favored Weapon: Starknife or Scimitar
Symbol: A four-tongued flame encircled in black chains, or a pair of crossed gauntlets bound in ropes
Other Names: Father of the Ifrits, Jintana’s Prisoner, Tyrant of Smoke, Illuminator
Worshippers: Ifrits, tyrants, slavers, generals, djinni, illusionists

According to the Ifrit holy book The Tongue of Flame, Iblis long ago crafted the Ifrit in his own image from the sands of Jintana. He gave them life, knowledge, and power, then sought to shackle them as a race of slaves to his will. However, the Ifrit burned with a desire for freedom, and long ago great heroes of their race whose names are lost to time bound their wicked god. Their connection to the Father of Ifrits ensures that they still draw upon his power when tapping into the magic of their bloodlines, but nearly the entire race has turned against the one who awoke them from the sands. Now, Ifrit clerics and paladins often train to use only his powers of fire and light, leaving the tyranny and lies behind. These holy orders train relentlessly with the delicate starknife and the magic of the desert so that should their god rise again, they can fight back. Not all who draw on Iblis’s power are antithetical to his goals, as aspiring kings and those who trade slaves look to him as a patron worthy of emulation, and are more likely to draw upon the magic that imposes authority or provides the hazy protection of uncertainty and deception. Those who follow Iblis as a patron rather than an enemy don red-stained glass armors and wield the scimitar. They prefer to keep no holy symbol of their patron visible, or actively deceive those who would identify them. Near the north and south poles of Jintana, Ifrit cathedrals draped in chains promise the hope of liberation, while secret desert altars near the equator use the glass born from the boiling rage of the trapped god to offer blood sacrifices to sustain him in his cage.

Iblis

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