Belial (3.5e Deity)
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Belial; God of Death
Father of Darkness, Prince of Evil, The Vile Lord...
|Symbol:||(A evil-looking goat)|
|Home Plane:||The Abyss|
|Portfolio:||Tieflings, Devils, Demons, Assassins, Humans, Death, Assassination|
|Clergy Alignments:||LE, NE, CE|
|Domains:||Evil Domain, Death Domain, Darkness Domain, Madness Domain|
Belial was one of the first gods to appear after Adonai around 8,000,000 years ago and has watched (and caused) many a deity's downfall. The only reason he is still around is because he constantly plots and plans against the other deities.
Yet even with this plotting his goal is not the destruction of the last few remaining deities, for then he will have to spend eternity alone and the prospect of that seems greatly boring to the god.
His main temple in the The Abyss is a large volcano that has been hollowed out to facilitate narrow walkways and secret chambers. This temple is also the center of the only city on The Abyss: Gunnunap.
Gunnunap is a center of trade and commerce. Its stores boast the best illegal items (such as drugs, poisons, items, spells, etc.). Many a thief has tried to sell his wares here or find something very specific for his or her next mission.
Belial takes great pleasure in observing the lives of mortals and often burdens a thief or assassin with special missions that offer a great reward on completion or great doom if they should fail.
When a cleric of Belial turns away from his of her god the rest of the followers will try anything to kill the runaway follower, this process is know as: "Passing the Blade".'