Tsathoggua

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Tsathoggua
(Deity)

Titles
Father of Night
Saint Toad
the Sleeper in the Deep
Adjective
Tsathogguan
Realm
Possibly K'n-Yan or N'kai
Alignment
Areas of Concern
Magic
Outcasts
the Underworld
Worshipers
Loners or outcasts
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Chaos, Evil, Knowledge, Magic
Subdomains (1E)
Arcane, Divine, Thought, Whimsy
Favored Weapon
Symbol
Crouching eyeless toad
Source: In Search of Sanity, pg(s). 72
Tsathoggua
(Creature)

Type
Aberration
(chaotic, evil, Great Old One)
CR
29
Environment
Any (Darklands)
Alignment
Adjective
Tsathogguan
Source: Dreams of the Yellow King, pg(s). 84–85

Tsathoggua1 is the Great Old One of magic, outcasts, and the underworld. Despite his evil nature, he can sometimes be jovial or friendly toward supplicants, but Tsathoggua is unpredictable and likely to eat those he had been aiding only moments ago as he tires of their company.23

Home

Tsathoggua dwells in a vast cavern network. Some say that he rules over blue-lit K'n-Yan, while others maintain that he was driven by K'n-Yan's residents down to dark N'kai, where light dares not go.2

Appearance

Tsathoggua resembles a bloated, furred toad-like humanoid with a bat face, sleepy eyes, and a toothy grin.3

Servants

Tsathoggua was the creator of the original formless spawn, and most of them still serve him, giving rise to their longer name: formless spawn of Tsathoggua. Formless spawn who become clerics of Tsathoggua can use their own bodies in place of an unholy symbol to cast spells.4

Cults

Tsathoggua is most often worshipped as a god of magic. Most of his followers are lone outcasts and rarely gather in groups or work together; however, the presence of well-preserved temples on numerous planets suggest that this might have not been always the case. Such temples are now only inhabited by monsters, Tsathoggua's spawn, or a small group of (or just one single) clerics.3

References

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  1. Original Source: Clark Ashton Smith, "The Tale of Satampra Zeiros", 1929; James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 72. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs. (2016). The Elder Mythos. In Search of Sanity, p. 72. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-882-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 James Jacobs and Amber Stewart. (2016). Bestiary. Dreams of the Yellow King, p. 85. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-899-1
  4. James Jacobs and Amber Stewart. (2016). Bestiary. Dreams of the Yellow King, p. 83. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-899-1