Mekrii (3.5e Deity)
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|Symbol:||a black circle dripping black blood.|
|Home Plane:||The Dark World, the wastelands|
|Portfolio:||hunger, vileness, mercilessness|
|Clergy Alignments:||Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil|
|Domains:||Evil, Law, Magic, Scalykind|
|Favored Weapon:||Simple Melee Weapons.|
- Mekrii (mehk-ree):
Born of Lord Shodral, celestial ruler of all shadow dragons in the Dark World, she grew quickly and took to the ruthless nature of slaying lowly mortals. Exaka tried to extend his power into the Dark World, and seeing the delicious army he brought, decided to feast upon the devils. Binding their wicked energy together, she created a divine spark which allowed her to become a Sosha Ixa, and later, after gaining much arcane knowledge, she transformed into a Sosha Orsa. Since the Fall of Shodral, she has retreated into the vast and dark sandy wastelands, gathering power in secret and building a new kingdom. She prides Herself on knowledge of arcane secrets and even keeps a few spells that even the other Gods cannot fathom. She is also known as The Black Blood and prefers her followers use simple melee weapons in combat if they lack their own natural weapons.
- Incarnation: Mekrii is a dark scaled dragon with a sleek serpentine body, able to burrow in the wastelands sands and prey upon wandering victims who confuse her for a black dragon. She breaths dust that turns mortals to stone. Her razor claws carve into flesh and stone alike.
- Special Ability: Impromptu Spell: Mekrii can channel arcane force with a thought to create new spells, or combine the effects of several different spells.
If knowledge is power, then secrets offer control over those around you. If arcane power is secret power, then may the world fear you.
Clergy and Temples
Most of Mekrii's temples are in the Dark World. As such, many of her worshipers are darkkin, humans from the Dark World with tar black skin and see in the pure blackness of the realm. The worshipers travel through permanent gates in huge blocks of obsidian built ages ago. From there they spread out into the material plane, converting followers and smiting infidels. Those followers on the material plane tend to be evil Lizardfolk and other scaled races. Clerics of Mekrii are cruel and hold others to their word, taking lies as a sign of great disrespect, which is often punishable by death in their eyes.