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Task (pronounced TASK)[1] was the chaotic evil dragon god of greed and selfishness.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Task usually manifested as a huge dragon whose hide was so studded with coins and gems from snout to tail that it was impossible to determine the color of his scales.[1]

RealmEdit

Task's realm in the Dragon Eyrie was located in a region known as the Furnace because of it's volcanic activity. He dwelt in a rocky cave filled with a massive hoard, said to be the largest one of all, although followers of Astilabor disputed this.[1][4] Red, gold and bronze dragon petitioners lived on his realm.[4]

It was also believed he had a lair in Pandemonium.[1]

DogmaEdit

While Astilabor was the deity of acquisition with no stigma of greed attached, Task was greed personified. He wanted it all, and it didn't mattered to him what he had to do or what it cost to others to obtain what he wanted. His worshipers shared the same attitude.[1]

Task revered greed and selfishness, and sometimes rewarded followers who showed these traits in excess.[1] One such gift he granted to his followers was to turn them into hoarder dragons on death so they could guard their treasure from opportunistic looters.[5] While it was thought that his rewards were never material, since Task was believed to be unable to gave up anything he owned,[1] truly faithful, meaning greedy, dragons were rewarded with material goods created by Task himself, such as the case of the blue dragon Amilektrevitrioelis who was granted the Shackles of Amilek. The same item was believed to have been granted to at least two other exceedingly greedy dragons.[5]

WorshipersEdit

Task was revered primarily by evil dragons, especially reds, although he counted a few brass dragons among his faithful.[1]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. While Cult of the Dragon (1998) lists him as a lesser 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 Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.
  3. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 150. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eytan Bernstein (2003-03-07). Dragons of Faerun, Part 2. Dragons of Faerûn Web Enhancement. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2017-01-16.

ConnectionsEdit

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


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