King of Biting Ants

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Jatembe and the Ten Magic Warriors fight the King of Biting Ants' army.

King of Biting Ants
(Person)
Unique
Medium
Swarm

Alignment
Ancestry/Species
Variant worm that walks (formerly human)
Level
19
Class
Gender
Male
Homeland
Source: Mythic Realms, pg(s). 9 (1E)
Doorway to the Red Star, pg(s). 90–91 (2E)

The King of Biting Ants is a strange sorcerer whose body consisted of a swarm of ants.1 He set up a stronghold at the Doorway to the Red Star in the Mwangi Expanse. The sorcerer was defeated on Golarion long ago by the legendary Old-Mage Jatembe.234

Background

In -3505 AR, when trying to use the Doorway to the Red Star's powers to dominate the surrounding region, the King of Biting Ants was defeated by Old-Mage Jatembe and the warriors who would subsequently be known as the Ten Magic Warriors. Although some legends state that the King of Biting Ants was destroyed by Jatembe, who then sealed up the ruins of the Doorway to the Red Star,56 in truth he was only driven to Akiton through the Doorway alongside his acolytes. When his defeat was imminent, he hid a few component ants in the ruins around the Doorway to the Red Star, which eventually came together to create the Vesicant Egg, an artifact that would allow him to return.2

References

Paizo published a major article on the King of Biting Ants in Doorway to the Red Star.

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

  1. Alexandria Bustion, et al. Kindled Magic, 3. Paizo Inc., 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alexandria Bustion, et al. Kindled Magic, 5. Paizo Inc., 2021
  3. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 2: The Inner Sea” in Campaign Setting, 106. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. Amanda Hamon. “Ecology of the Worm That Walks” in Demon's Heresy, 71. Paizo Inc.,
  5. Benjamin Bruck, et al. “Chapter 1: Founts of Mythic Power” in Mythic Realms, 9. Paizo Inc.,
  6. Kyle Baird. The Technic Siege, 6. Paizo Inc.,