|Titles|| The Dark Smith |
Master of the Dark Furnace
|Home||Ashen Forge, the Abyss|
|Portfolio|| Toil |
|Domains||Artifice, Charm, Darkness, Evil, Trickery|
|Favored Weapon||Light hammer|
Droskar (pronounced DROH-skar) is a minor dwarven deity with a very limited following among the surface-dwelling races. He believes that sufficient toil leads to eventual success, and that those who fail simply weren't trying hard enough. In the pursuit of this goal, Droskar believes that one should be free to do whatever is necessary to accomplish one's goal, even if that includes lying, cheating, the exploitation of others, or even worse crimes. His symbol is a stone arch with a fire burning beneath it.
Originally one of the greatest student smiths of Torag, it was discovered that he had been copying his work from others whom he had enslaved. For this he was cursed by the Father of Creation to never be able to create an original work and cast from the pantheon. Rejected, he searched for followers of his own, promising them salvation in return for ceaseless work or simply enslaving them. None of these helped him, however, or inspired any originality within the god.
The god's followers have declined on the surface of Golarion over the millennia, but it is below its surface that his teachings have spread. Droskar is the dominant religion of the Darklands-dwelling race of dwarves known as the duergar. The rise of this new religion also saw the first appearance of a new undead monster associated with such endless toil: the forge spurned.
It is thought by many dwarves that followers of Droskar have hidden away the powerful dwarven major artifact called the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords as Droskar's church see this artifact as a great threat to their god's mission.
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- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
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