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The demonic rune of Angazhan.
Titles The Ravener King
The Ravenous King
Demon Lord of Apes and Jungles
Demon Lord of Beasts
Realm Ahvoth-Kor, the Abyss
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Apes
Worshipers Charau-ka, Mwangi cults, high girallons, jungle warlords
Edicts Commit acts of brutal violence, test yourself against nature, make animals more dangerous
Anathema Cower from fights, allow yourself to be resurrected instead of reincarnated
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Animal, Chaos, Evil, Plant
Subdomains (1E) Decay, Demon, Fur, Growth
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E) Destruction, might, nature, tyranny
Favored Weapon Spear or fist
Symbol Demonic ape face
Sacred Animal Ape
Sacred Colors Black, red
Images of Angazhan

Source: Book of the Damned, pg(s). 18-19 (1E)
The Mwangi Expanse, pg(s). 133 (2E)

Angazhan (pronounced ANG-uh-zan)[1] rules over the Abyssal realm of Ahvoth-Kor and is the demon lord of savage strength and destruction.[2]


A common depiction of Angazhan.

Angazhan appears as an enormous, muscular, and savage red-furred ape with six long fingers on each hand, capable of complex manipulation or tearing a human limb from limb. Angazhan's ape-like demonic visage is completed by his fanged maw, twisted horns, and tiny bloodshot eyes; this gives him a unique appearance amongst his simian followers.[3][4][5][6]

In combat, Angazhan favors to bite, crush, impale, or sting his opponents with his fangs, fists, horns, or long, reptilian tail, respectively. Those slain by him personally are sometimes cursed to return to life again and again as a Gorilla King bound to his service.[6]


Angazhan's domain of Ahvoth-Kor is a seemingly-endless jungle that runs along both sides of a long Abyssal rift. The two jungles meet ten thousand miles down, at the base of the rift, where Angazhan's black stone ziggurat palace sits atop yet more rifts leading deeper into the trackless Abyss.[6]


In Ahvoth-Kor, Angazhan is served by thousands of powerful nalfeshnees, though few of the fiercely independent demons would care to admit that Angazhan is their lord and master.[2][4]

Angazhan is served by his created baregara minions in Ahvoth-Kor as well as in Material Plane jungles important to him, such as the Mwangi Expanse.[7]

Cult and worshipers

Cults dedicated to the Ravener King on Golarion are concentrated in the Mwangi Expanse, where he is venerated by both the human Bekyar tribe and the simian charau-ka—or ape-men—who feast on humans like livestock.[5][8][9]

The Expanse is also home to Angazhan's most favored mortal servant, Ruthazek the Gorilla King, who leads the Spawn of Angazhan from his seat of power in the city of Usaro. It is not clear why the Mwangi Expanse has drawn the demon lord's attention to the region for so long, but Ruthazek is merely the latest of a long line of Gorilla Kings ruling Usaro, dating back to before humans began to dominate the continent of Garund.[4][10][11] Each successive Gorilla King has been a brutal mortal reincarnated into the form of an awakened dire gorilla by one of Angazhan's totems after the death of their predecessor.[6]


Certain devotees of the Ravener King gain special powers by ingesting jungle hallucinogens, chanting, and beating a complex rhythm on drums made of human skin and bones.[6]


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  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs. (2009). Demon Lords of Golarion. Descent into Midnight, p. 56. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-131-2
  3. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 174. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 11. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0
  5. 5.0 5.1 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 231. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 John Compton, Adam Daigle, Amanda Hamon Kunz, et al. (2017). Book of the Damned, p. 18–19. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-970-7
  7. Jesse Benner, Rob McCreary, and Neil Spicer. (2011). Bestiary. Sanctum of the Serpent God, p. 80. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-307-1
  8. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  9. Gareth Hanrahan. (2010). Ecology of the Charau-Ka. Vaults of Madness, p. 60. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-275-3
  10. Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 45–47. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  11. James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0