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Bark Breaker
Areas of Concern
Dog killing
Mounted combat
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Animal, Evil, Fire, Travel
Subdomains (1E)
Arson, Daemon, Fur, Smoke
Favored Weapon
Severed dog's paw
Sacred Animal
Sacred Colors
Orange, yellow
Source: Inner Sea Gods, pg(s). 189

Zarongel is a barghest demigod that is numbered among the four goblin hero-gods that are believed to have created the goblin race. Some goblin tribes hold him in greater reverence than the other hero-gods or even Lamashtu.12


He appears to be the most wolf-like of the four, and has hair composed of magical fire,1 a gift of of the goddess Lamashtu for being the first of the four to pledge himself to her; the others still envy him for this. Hadregash in particular still wishes to steal the magical gift.3


Lamashtu is said to have freed Zarongel and the other three barghests from captivity by Asmodeus.1 He is believed to have taught goblins how to kill dogs and use goblin dogs as pets and mounts, which has garnered him the title "Bar Breaker".3


All goblin hero-gods reside in Basalfeyst in the Abyss.4


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sean K Reynolds. (2008). "Other Gods". Gods and Magic, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-139-8
  2. James Jacobs. (2008). Goblin. Classic Monsters Revisited, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-079-7
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sean K Reynolds et al. (2014). "Other Deities". Inner Sea Gods, p. 189. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-597-6
  4. Amber Stewart. (2009). The Great Beyond: A Guide to the Multiverse, p. 28, 49. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-167-1