Thanatotic titan

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Thanatotic titan

Thanatotic titans are traitorous titans who rebelled against the deities and were banished into the Outer Rifts as punishment.123 They are the creator of the fiendish race known as demodands.45


Titans are 70 feet tall and weigh 20 tons. Their hands end in claws, and their voices thunder with ruinous power.67[citation needed]


During the Age of Creation, the deities formed the titans from the raw substance of the planes to help them refine and develop the new, and still roughly formed, multiverse. For unknown reasons the titans rebelled against their progenitors and declared themselves the true lords of creation. The ensuing war destroyed entire planes, but in the end the deities emerged victorious and banished their rebellious children, the thanatotic titans, to the Outer Rifts.12 The Elysian titans, who had sought peace with the deities, were richly rewarded with realms of their own and free access to every corner of the Great Beyond.3

In the Outer Rifts, their festering hatred and arrogance led the thanatotic titans to create their own worshippers, beings of unquestionable beauty, skill and strength. They melded together the foul soil of the Outer Rifts and water of the River Styx to clay, sculpted it, and let their own blood flow into their creations, which fulfilled the titans' expectations for brief moments before oozing into grotesque forms and coming to life, becoming the first demodands. Despite this deformation, the demodands were still fiercely loyal to the titans, who in turn accepted them as their flawed creations.45


Thanatotic titans are universally bitter, cruel, and jealous of both the gods and the Elysian titans, who can wander the planes at will while they are only allowed to leave the Outer Rifts by stealth. Thanatotic titans are convinced that only they are truly worthy of adulation and worship.68[citation needed]


Thanatotic titans spend most of their time brooding, fighting among themselves or against the demon lords for control over the Outer Rifts. Some thanatotic titans work to found personal cults among mortals, while others wage unending crusades against worshippers of the gods. Many thanatotic titans live in Uligor, the realm of the demon lord Orcus, of whom an individual titan can be a worshipper, ally, or enemy. Great tracts of Uligor are scarred by the wars between Orcus and the thanatotic titans.9

Though horribly misshapen, the thanatotic titans' demodand servants are unfailingly loyal and assist them in their vain attempts to conquer the multiverse, which they now wage through subterfuge rather than open warfare. They and their servants alike see the fratricidal conflict between newborn demodand siblings as necessary to make the demodand race stronger.4


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Brookes, et al. “Chapter 3: The Great Beyond” in Planar Adventures, 204. Paizo Inc., 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Renie. “Ecology of the Gigas” in Shadow of the Storm Tyrant, 71. Paizo Inc., 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 4: Fiendish Bestiary” in Book of the Damned, 236. Paizo Inc., 2017
  5. 5.0 5.1 Amanda Hamon. “Ecology of the Demodand” in Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, 65. Paizo Inc., 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 267. Paizo Inc., 2010
  7. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 2, 266. Paizo Inc., 2010
  8. Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 3, 68. Paizo Inc., 2011
  9. Paizo Inc., et al. “Chapter 1: Fiendish Divinities” in Book of the Damned, 85. Paizo Inc., 2017