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Titles The Charnel God
Alignment Chaotic evil
Areas of Concern Darkness
the Voices of the dead
Worshipers Leng ghouls
Ghoulish humans
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Chaos, Darkness, Death, Evil
Subdomains (1E) Entropy, Loss, Night, Undead
Favored Weapon Scimitar
Symbol Bloody fangs surrounded by darkness

Source: In Search of Sanity, pg(s). 69
Type Aberration
(chaotic, evil, Great Old One, incorporeal)
CR 30
Environment Any

Source: The Thrushmoor Terror, pg(s). 86f.

Mordiggian[1] is the Great Old One of darkness, ghouls, and the voices of the dead.[2]


Mordiggian's age cannot be reliably tracked, as he can move back and forth in time. As far as one can look into the past or future, his cult can be found.[3]


Mordiggian appears as a mobile cloud of darkness with no fixed shape. His favoured corporeal form is that of an immense graveworm or a limbless giant made of darkness with solid tentacles, in which he manifests to eat or punish those who trespass in his temples.[2][3]

Church of Mordiggian

Mordiggian was once the patron of all ghouls, but most of them have since forgotten him and converted to the worship of other death gods. Only pockets of Leng ghouls continue to maintain their ancient rites. Most of Mordiggian's modern followers are humans who deformed themselves to resemble ghouls, and hide these features under silver masks and heavy cloaks.[2]

Mordiggian's temples are either hidden vaults under graveyards, or great mausoleums in positions of prominence in cities. Priests of Mordiggian collect the dead in such cities for free and feed them to Mordiggian in their sacred vaults. Sometimes they are too eager to gather the 'dead', and also take the comatose, despite their potential of recovery.[2][3]


Mordiggian's cult considers ghouls who have converted to the worship of other deities, like Kabriri, heretics and seeks to exterminate them everywhere they can be found.[3]


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  1. Original Source: Clark Ashton Smith, "The Charnel God", 1934; James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 James Jacobs, Michelle Jones, and Tito Leati. (2016). Bestiary. The Thrushmoor Terror, p. 87. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-892-2