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The unholy symbol of Kelizandri.

The Brackish Emperor
Areas of Concern
Instill fear of water, drown your foes, sacrifice treasures to the ocean's depths
Destroy a body of water, calm water using magic
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Destruction, Evil, Travel, Water
Subdomains (1E)
Catastrophe, Exploration, Fear, Oceans
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Destruction, Nightmares, Travel, Water
Favored Weapon
Notched shark's fin
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Blue, green
Source: Planes of Power, pg(s). 45 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 81, 126
f. (2E)

Kelizandri is said to be the semi-divine offspring of a brine dragon and a minor demigod, and is one of the four powerful beings collectively known as the elemental lords.12 He rules over his realm of Kelizandrika, located on the Elemental Plane of Water where it borders the dark Plane of Earth. He generally takes the form of an immense dragon-like creature made of earth, metal, and crystal, and vacillates between periods of intense, violent activity and apparent torpor.23


Kelizandri has existed since the earliest days of the Elemental Planes, during which he shared control of the Plane of Water with his rival Lysianassa, one of four good elemental lords. Initially, Lysianassa and her three allies had the upper hand, while their evil rivals were disorganised. However, as life evolved on the Material Plane and started using the elements for evil purposes, the situation reversed. While the good elemental lords started bickering, Kelizandri gathered his fellow evil elemental lords Ayrzul, Hshurha, and Ymeri, and together they defeated their good rivals one by one and sealed them away.45

Kelizandri is said to have destroyed the last faydhaan6 Saline Padishah Niloufar the Great, and destroyed her capital city Arzanib, during the early years of the Age of Darkness. Since that time the native genie race has been fractured and without a strong leader.27


Kelizandri is said to reside in his Palace of Salt and Bones, within the ruins of an ancient faydhaan city made of coral that he dragged into the depths of Kelizandrika thousands of years ago.23 He frequently roams the waters around his palace to feast on krakens or fight brine dragons he considers to be disrespectful. The palace is known for its opulence as the wealthiest location on the plane, as well as for its warped pale servants that resemble sedacthys.83

Relations with others

His realm is adjacent to the divided kingdoms of sedacthys, and he is in frequent conflict with them. His presence is one of the only capable of uniting the otherwise fractured sedacthys behind a common goal.2


Kelizandri is not a frequent object of veneration in the Universe, but is occasionally worshiped by coastal communities who make their living from the ocean. One of these is the seaside city of Shogokabe in the nation of Minkai.9


Though no direct evidence exists, many inhabitants of the Plane of Water believe that the poisonous, red-coloured algae that drifts on the tides within the plane called the Carmine Scourge blooms at locations through which Kelizandri has passed.10


For additional as-yet unincorporated sources about this subject, see the Meta page.

  1. James Jacobs, et al. The Inner Sea World Guide, 233. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Amber Stewart. “The Inner Sphere” in The Great Beyond, A Guide to the Multiverse, 21. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 John Compton, et al. Plane of Water” in Planes of Power, 45. Paizo Inc., 2016
  4. John Compton, et al. “Unveiling the Elemental Planes” in Planes of Power, 5–6. Paizo Inc., 2016
  5. Jason Evans. Caught in the Eclipse, 3. Paizo Inc., 2017
  6. Paizo referred to faydhaans as marids until the publication of Rage of Elements. See Rage of Elements pg. 3 and Pathfinder Core Preview pg. 2.
  7. John Compton, et al. Plane of Water” in Planes of Power, 42. Paizo Inc., 2016
  8. Paizo referred to sedachtys as sahuagins and sea devils until the publication of Monster Core.
  9. Tito Leati. Minkai” in Tide of Honor, 66. Paizo Inc., 2012
  10. Eleanor Ferron. Treacherous Waves, 4. Paizo Inc., 2017