Kinanjar (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||a blood red pentogram on a black background|
|Home Plane:||The Nine, Barrens of Evil|
|Portfolio:||The Nine, sin, power, tyranny, contracts; devils and other infernal beings|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, or Lawful Neutral|
|Domains:||Darkness, Destruction, Evil, Knowledge, Law, Nobility, War|
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Kinanjar, The Dark Lord
Kinanjar, the Dark Lord, is a greater diety in the Fortress Celestia setting, chairman of the infernal alliace headquartered in the Barrens of Evil. Kinanjar is one of the older planar lords; he ruled The Nine centuries before the end of the first alignment war. He is worshipped primarily by humans and devils.
Kinanjar encourages his followers to seek power, exploit other's kindness, and avoid showing kindness themselves, especially toward slaves. He favors strict rules and harsh punishments. He teaches hatred for all traitors, racism, swift justice, and covert action. His worshippers hate all non - infernal creatures and take pleasure in murdering enemies of the state and creatures different from themselves. Kinanjar demands only the finest for himself and his clergy.
Clergy and Temples
Temples to Kinanjar can be found throughout the Barrens of Evil. Many are very old, originally temples of other deities, but were abandoned and taken over. Most are of the most impressive size and quality, in keeping with Kinanjar's dogma. Kinanjar's clergy traditionally dress in black with red trim; outside areas allied to infernal forces they keep a low profile and meet in secret as they are not liked by most creatures that do not worship Kinanjar or his closest allies. The church of Kinanjar bullies other religions wherever it can. Kinanjar usually appears as as a tall, athletic, male humanoid in the prime of life, dressed in kingly regalia and holding a staff, with a perfectly manicured beard, claws, and horns.
Kinanjar was created for the Fortress Celestia setting, as the "evil overlord" of the pantheon, but DM's are welcome to "borrow" this deity or any elements of this description for their own purposes.
Kinanjar is cold, cunning, trusts no one, and is constantly scheming against his enemies and making contingency plans to elminate allies. He has a reputation amungst the other planar lords as having very refined tastes, only partaking in the finest food, clothing and other pleasures that can be found on the Barrens of Evil. To be selected to see or serve him directly is a great honor - and those who do tend to have a very short life expectancy.