Goddess of internal decay
Dhalavei is the goddess of unmaking and secrets. Her sole design seems to be the fragmenting of bonds, trust, and the destruction of the universe, though mediated by an obsession with planning and organization.1 Her three aspects as worshiped by her most important sect, the Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, are mysteries, deception, and black destruction.2
Dhalavei appears as beautiful three-headed woman with deep black skin and dark hair. She has two arms, but at the elbow they branch into three lower arms. In her hands she holds a temple sword, noose, an orb of darkness, and a scroll, still sealed.1
The cult of Dhalavei claims origins from the Age of Darkness. Despite the evil it works, all efforts to stamp it out have failed.3 Her believers have historically managed to seize power in several kingdoms which they once openly bent to her worship, and are strongest in Vudra.4
Church of Dhalavei
Worshippers of Dhalavei believe she protects her faithful even as she destroys all others.5 Her followers include spies, monks, and political figures.1 Vampires occasionally worship her as well.7 Many of her worshipers are of the lower castes.4 As part of their rites, her clergy conduct human sacrifices. The bodies of those slain are carefully hidden.4
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 6. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 18. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 25. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 5. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 15. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- Cult of the Ebon Destroyers, 20–21. Paizo Inc., 2011 .
- “Vampires of Golarion” in Blood of the Night, 25. Paizo Inc., 2012 .
- This symbol is illustrated next to the box describing Dhalavei in the text of Cult of the Ebon Destroyers and is assumed to be her unholy symbol; even though not explicitly stated as such within the book.