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Apollyon


Apollyon
(Deity)
Titles Horseman of Pestilence,
Prince of Locusts
Prince of Plagues
Home Throne of Flies, Abaddon
Alignment Neutral evil
Portfolio Pestilence
Worshipers Evil druids, lepers, plague carriers, sufferers of pandemics, urdefhans, wererats
Cleric Alignments
Domains Air, Darkness, Destruction, Evil
Subdomains Catastrophe, Daemon, Loss, Night
Favored Weapon Scythe
Symbol Diseased yellow scythe
Sacred Animal Horse, rat
Sacred Colors White

Apollyon (pronounced uh-POL-yuhn)[1] is the ram-headed Horseman of Pestilence and one of the most powerful archdaemons in Abaddon.[2] Sometimes referred to as the Prince of Locusts, Apollyon sends forth plagues and diseases throughout the planes in an effort to increase his power above his fellow archdaemons. He rules from the Throne of Flies, a palace and throne thought to be the body of a dead godling, located in the festering pits and shriveled forests of the Plaguemere. Among the creatures under his control are his deacons: the sinister leukodaemons, whom he sends into the world to collect souls on his behalf.[3][4] He also occasionally allies himself with a race of disease-loving div known as the pairaka.[5] His unholy symbol is a diseased-looking yellow scythe, covered in boils, polyps, and fleshy tendrils.[6]

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