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Socothbenoth
The demonic rune of Socothbenoth
(Deity)
Titles The Silken Sin,
Demon Lord of Perversion and Tattoos
Home Cathedral Thelemic, Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Portfolio Perversion
Pride
Taboos
Worshipers Perverts, sexual criminals, debauched cultists, deviant rulers, drow, half-fiends, hedonists
Cleric Alignments
Domains Chaos, Charm, Evil, Travel
Subdomains Demon, Exploration, Love, Lust
Favored Weapon Quarterstaff
Symbol Eyeless snake and staff
Sacred Animal Snake
Sacred Colors Pink, red

The demon lord Socothbenoth (pronounced so-KOTH-beh-noth)[1] is the patron of sexual and other hedonistic gratification, seeing the world as his plaything for providing the violence and destruction of which he is especially fond. He is the brother of Nocticula.[2]

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Home

He is known to lair within his Abyssal realm, called the Cathedral Thelemic, a hidden city devoted to deviant pursuits.[3]

Appearance

Socothbenoth can shift his form to satisfy any particular desire, although his true form seems to be that of a slender, attractive man with ebony eyes, long brown hair, elongated ears, and countless piercings of metal or bone throughout his flesh.[4][5][2]

Relations with Others

More than any other demon lord, Socothbenoth works on keeping good relations with other demon lords; he is particularly allied (politically and as lovers) with Nocticula, his sister; Pazuzu; Andirifkhu; and Baphomet. Sometimes, his alliances flare up into war but his greatest ire is for his most hated enemy: Nurgal.[5] As a demon lord of perverse desires it is no surprise that Socothbenoth has bedded countless lovers (some would say victims) during his existence, what is surprising is the calibre of some of his conquests. He is a frequent and incestuous lover of Noticula, his own sister.[4] He has even been lover to a god supposedly having several dalliances with Lamashtu herself and even fathering (doubtlessly monstrous) children with her.[6]

Cults and Worshipers

Socothbenoth appeals to deviants of all kinds, although his own tastes run toward the most violent or debauched varieties as do many of his followers.[4][5] Those who wholly devote themselves as initiates to the Silken Sin, are rumored to be able to easily change their form, like their master, and cast enchantment spells which prove hard to resist.[7]

In Golarion

His cults are popular among the drow of the Darklands, his most powerful drow worshippers being those of House Sardavic[8].

He is also worshipped by the degenerate race of lamyros who revere both him and his sister Nocticula.[9].

He also has a strong human following in Versex, a county of Ustalav. There he is held in high esteem by the depraved nobles of the city of Karcau.[4][5]

There is a temple to Socothbenoth in the Duskport district of the ruined underground city of Ilvarandin.[10]

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