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Maglubiyet, known as The Mighty One or The High Chieftain was the chief deity of goblins and hobgoblins as well as an exarch of Bane. He was a god of war and leadership who ruled over the goblin pantheon with an iron fist. As a god of war and a great general he was also known as The Battle Lord. Another of his aliases might be The Iron One, an aspect worshiped by the Grodd goblins.
Maglubiyet appeared as a 11 feet (3.4m) tall, black-skinned goblin with flaming eyes, powerfully-muscled arms and sharp talons. He wielded a mighty coal-black battleaxe that constantly dripped blood.
Maglubiyet's divine realm was Clangor, located on the plane of Acheron. His capital was a fortress city called Grashmog, which translated from the goblin tongue meant the "Heart of Battle." The mightiest goblin city in Clangor was Shetring, a fortification with five bridges spanning the River Lorfang. Maglubiyet lived at the bottom of a waterfall of the river in a cavern of magnificently carved steel dripping with moisture.
From his throne of flaming iron, Maglubiyet commanded the souls of goblins, hobgoblins, and worgs to wage eternal war against the orcish petitioners of Gruumsh. He also employed baatezu, barghests, and yugoloths as mercenaries and commanders to bolster his armies.
The priests and shamans of Maglubiyet were his mouthpieces on the Material Plane. They fulfilled his demands for blood sacrifices by dispatching victims with an axe. They believed that these sacrifices strengthened Maglubiyet. His clergy was almost always drawn from the goblin and hobgoblin races. The tasloi also worshiped an aspect of Maglubiyet.
Maglubiyet communed with his priests through omens. Blood flowing from the edge of an axe, abnormal behavior in worgs and wolves, and speaking directly through shamans in a trance were all ways he makes his will known.
Maglubiyet was served by Khurgorbaeyag, goblin god of slavery, oppression, and morale, and Bargrivyek, the god of co-operation and territory among the goblins. Nomog-Geaya, patron deity of the hobgoblins, also paid fealty to Maglubiyet.
Maglubiyet was an unpopular deity with many gods, including those of the elves, dwarves, orcs, and others. Maglubiyet coveted the fertility portfolio of Kikanuti, the good-aligned goblinoid goddess of the desert goblins.
Myths and legendsEdit
In times past, Maglubiyet had two sons who served as his lieutenants. However, in true goblin fashion, he decided that they were a threat. To get rid of them he sent them on suicide missions against the orcs and dwarves until they were slain.
|“||Maglubiyet revels in conflict and destruction and constantly pushes his followers to wage war, particularly against dwarves and gnomes. He encourages goblins to increase their numbers in order to overrun their enemies. As a paranoid god he is prone to destroy lesser goblin deities when he suspects treachery or he thinks they are becoming too powerful.||”|
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