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The demonic rune of Aldinach.

She of the Six Venoms,
Lord of Scorpions
Areas of Concern
Evil humans, gharros demons, desert nomads, slavers, raiders
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Animal1, Chaos, Evil, Sun
Subdomains (1E)
Demon, Feather, Fur, Light
Favored Weapon
Sandy gold scorpion
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Gold, orange
Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 14f.

Aldinach (pronounced ALL-di-nach)2 is the demon lord of sand, thirst and scorpions. Her unholy symbol is an image of a gold scorpion with sand dripping from its claws.3


Aldinach's primary form is that of an enormous, golden scorpion as large as a house, with crimson, crystalline, razor-sharp claws and a hideous human face with an unwholesome complexion. Her towering carapace is covered with members of her endless brood: countless smaller scorpions she can control by thought.45 Her sting is particularly deadly, injecting six venoms reputed to be lethal even to those immune to toxins.3

History and relationships

Aldinach is one of Lamashtu's daughters from the time before the Mother of Monsters became a goddess, but there has been little contact between them since their mother's ascension. Aldinach's sphinx-like half-sister Areshkagal has been at constant war with Aldinach since the Lord of Scorpions stole the Abyssal realm known as the Sea of Whispering Sands several thousand years ago. Areshkagal, desperate to regain her lost home, has sent waves of armies from the Blood Clefts where she rules in exile.453

Abyssal realm

Aldinach rules over the Sea of Whispering Sands, a near-endless desert landscape dotted with abandoned cities.6

Worshipers and followers

Aldinach has few followers on the Material Plane, but since she is the demon lord of sand and scorpions, she has cults in Osirion's and Rahadoum's desert areas, as well as in the deserts of central Casmaron.4 Her followers prefer to congregate in the temples of abandoned cities, while in more civilized regions, they congregate underground in burrows and caves.4 Some violent half-scorpion girtablilu tribes in eastern Osirion syncretically worship Aldinach and Rovagug, often led by half-fiend clerics. She has no organized worship outside of Garund's desert regions.3

Monsters associated with her include the scorpion-like gharros demon, and the "double scorpion" sandwalkers.4


Some of her faithful are granted special power after lying prone in sand and eating scorpions.3


  1. Effects that target animals can also target scorpions
  2. Erik Mona, et al. “Appendices” in Campaign Setting, 246. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 14–15. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 James Jacobs. Demon Lords of Golarion” in Descent into Midnight, 56. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 James Jacobs. “Lords of the Abyss” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 10. Paizo Inc., 2010
  6. James Jacobs. “The Realms” in Lords of Chaos, Book of the Damned Volume 2, 41. Paizo Inc., 2010

External links

  • Aldinach (Dungeons & Dragons character) on Wikipedia