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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.[1] 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.

DescriptionEdit

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.[citation needed]

RealmEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Maglubiyet allowed the gods Khurgorbaeyag and Nomog-Geaya to live in his realm, if only just to keep an eye on them.[citation needed]

WorshippersEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Maglubiyet's holy day was the new moon and his holy weapon was the battleaxe. His goblin worshipers were sometimes referred to as the "sons of Maglubiyet."[citation needed]

RelationshipsEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

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.[citation needed]

DogmaEdit

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.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.

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