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Iyachtu Xvim, also known as Godson, was the half-demonic son of Bane and for a time, the lawful evil lesser deity of Fear, Hatred, and Tyranny. Iyachtu Xvim was consumed in 1372 DR when his father used his body to re-emerge from death, taking Xvim's portfolios as his own.[4]

DescriptionEdit

A bone-thin man with scaly brown skin, unclothed and wielding a scimitar.[citation needed]

WorshipersEdit

The Legion of the ChimeraEdit

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The legion, led by Isair and Madae, held Iyachtu Xvim in high regard, and often gave his statue gifts in the hope that he would come in avatar form. Isair even forged The Sword of the Soulless, a replica of Iyactu's Sword of Souls.

RelationshipsEdit

Iyachtu does not hold many relationships with other gods, but his relationship with The Legion of the Chimera made him form a relationship with the church of his father, Bane. At the time, Bane was alive, and Xvim held little godly power.

HistoryEdit

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The tyrantflame and the rise of a Chosen of Xvim.

In 710 DR Iyachtu Xvim emereged from a portal above the city of Westgate and backed by a large army of tiefling warriors and demons, siezes the Westgate throne.[9] Xvim's tyrannical rule is ended in 734 DR when he is driven out by Farnath Ilistar the rightful heir to the throne.[10]

During the Time of Troubles, the then-demigod Xvim was imprisoned within the depths of Zhentil Keep. Shortly after his father's demise and the end of the Time of Troubles, Iyachtu Xvim was able to make contact with several former banite priests who had fled underground following the events of the Banedeath of 1361 DR. After a few years of deliberation, the banites decide to recognize Xvim as the rightful heir to Bane and tapping into their faith, he began working to free himself from his prison.[11]

In Ches 1369 DR, with the aid of his new acolytes, Xvim breaks free of his prison beneath the ruins of Zhentil Keep and is granted his father's portfolios of Hatred, Strife, and Tyranny, elevating him to the status of a Lesser deity.[12][13]

For little over a decade, Xvim reigned as a minor god, a feeble successor to his fearsome sire. During his existence, Xvim was petty, power-hungry, and ruthless, in some ways like his father. However, he was not nearly as strong, especially in comparison with the other "new" deity in the Faerûnian pantheon, Cyric.[citation needed]

On Midwinter night of 1372 DR, the young god was consumed by a blazing green fire, from which emerged a resurrected Bane.[4] Nearly all former clerics of Xvim (who in turn shifted to his allegiance after the death of his father) re-pledged themselves to the Church of Bane.[14] Xvim is now considered a dead god, and for as long as his father holds on to divinity, he will probably remain as such.[citation needed]

ArtifactsEdit

DogmaEdit

Obey or die in pain and utter destruction. Enslave or slay the weak, and be sure that they know their suffering is in Xvim's name and by his will. Cause pain and fearful obedience in others whenever prudent. Be a cruel, heartless tyrant, and Xvim shall be pleased. Slay the priests of other gods whenever you can do so without being identified by others. Capture tyrants and take them to senior clergy members to be delivered unto Xvim. Capture all wizards and bring their magic to the church-or bring them to Xvim's most senior servants so that they can be transformed into creatures who will do service to Xvim as guardians. Spread fear of Xvim over all the lands. Destroy whatever and whoever bars his will and see that word of his power spreads but that no one survives to describe your deeds in detail except mortals who worship him. Destroy all witnesses to secret acts, but leave alive survivors to tell of Xvim's power when spreading casual destruction. There is a delight in destruction-feel it, and indulge in it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), p. 82. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  3. Julia Martin, Eric L. Boyd (March 1996). Faiths & Avatars. (TSR, Inc), pp. 82, 83. ISBN 978-0786903849.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 152. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  7. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  9. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  10. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  11. Warning: book within boxed set not specified for Ruins of Zhentil Keep
  12. Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
  13. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 149. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  14. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.



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