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Garyx (pronounced GAIR-iks)[3] was the chaotic evil dragon god of fire, destruction, and renewal. He symbolized the sheer power and destructive force of dragonkind,[1] as well as the destructive and cleansing influence of fire.[3] Some believed Garyx was insane as a result of his long residence in the plane of Pandemonium.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Garyx usually manifested as a huge fire dragon, sometimes red, sometimes gold.[3]

RealmEdit

Garyx was reputed to have a lair in the Abyss,[3] and other in Pandemonium.[1]

HistoryEdit

In -26000 DR, Garyx led red dragons, and then all dragonkind, in a war against the giant empire of Ostoria that lasted one thousand years.[4] Giant traditions had that the god of giantkind, Annam All-Father, made a truce with Garyx by agreeing with him to settle the war with a game of wah-ree. So skilled were the two opponents, that game ended in a stalemate, and the war came to an end.[5]

WorshipersEdit

Wah-ree

Annam All-Father playing a game of wah-ree with Garyx.

Garyx was worshiped by red dragons and by few rogue gold dragons. Red dragons revered him in his aspect of the All-Destroyer, while gold dragons revered his aspect of the Cleanser of Worlds, as those dragons believed that only by sterilizing the world with fire they could destroy evil.[3] However, Garyx paid little or no attention to his worshipers.[1]

Some druids revered the renewal aspect of Garyx, knowing that devastation was necessary for rejuvenation.[1]

ClergyEdit

Garyx didn't care about his clergy, but neither did his devotees worry about that fact. They believed he granted them the power to perform acts of destruction, and that was enough for them.[1]

TemplesEdit

Garyx had so few temples, that people knew only a handful of them. His worshipers usually revered him by carving his symbol near their handiwork.[1]

DogmaEdit

Garyx taught by example, traveling to the Material Plane to wreak unholy swaths of destruction across the landscape. Those who revered him followed his example, using their power to wreak havoc and devastation.[1]

RitesEdit

Garyx's clerics conducted two important rites. At winter solstice, they celebrated the All-Consuming Night, when they keep large bonfires lit and destroyed flammable objects. At spring equinox, they held the Sanctification of Renewal, in which they examined the ashes of the All-Consuming Night bonfires for any useful remains they could reuse to made new objects.[1]

RelationshipsEdit

Garyx had no interest in alliances with other gods.[1]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. While Cult of the Dragon (1998) lists him as an intermediate deity, Draconomicon (1990) states that he is a greater deity.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, Kolja Raven Liquette (2006). Races of the Dragon. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-3913-3.
  2. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 25–26. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  4. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  5. Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-0163-2.

ConnectionsEdit

The Draconic Pantheon
Greater Deities
AsgorathNullTask
Intermediate Deities
KereskaZorquan
Lesser Deities
AstilaborBahamutGaryxHlalLendysSardiorTamaraTiamat
Dead powers
AzharulKalzareinad
Unknown
Zotha


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