The Machine-God (3.5e Deity)

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Greater Deity
Symbol: a bronze cog.
Home Plane: Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Portfolio: Knowledge, technology, progress, fate, mathematics.
Clergy Alignments: LN, LG
Domains: Knowledge, Law, Artifice, Creation
Favored Weapon: A longsword
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The Machine-God (for he has no other name) is a great deity, appearing as a man hidden under a bronze mask and grey robes. His domain is in the Clockwork Nirvana of Mechanus, and is a great forge, with technology unseen in the Prime Material Plane, so powerful as to appear to be magic. The Machine-God loathes to unveil it, for he fears that it would begin a war that would unravel the fabric of reality itself.

Regardless, the Machine-God has dominion over technology and progress, and with it is a mighty power indeed. Unlike Horanus, he dislikes magic, believing it to be chaotic, but grudgingly accepts it. His petitioners and servants are called Living Machines, creatures reforged by him at the moment of death.


The Machine-God encourages lawfulness, but not to the degree of Adhan. He also encourages progress amongst mortals, hoping that they will eventually reach his heights of knowledge and power. He has several commandments:

  • Knowledge is power. Guard it well.
  • Do not destroy knowledge, no matter how vile.
  • Always seek progress. Do not dwell on the past.

Clergy and Temples[edit]

The Machine-God has many clergy and temples, devoted to him and his goals. He also has a small group of paladins, known as the Knights of the Brazen Cog, that serve him.


The Machine-God has several divine servitors that dwell in his forge with him: Tzaranath, Allenia and Nieth.

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