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Armadad Bog, God of Viridians, Water God of Death
Symbol: Merman with Scepter and Trident
Typical Worshippers: Fighters, aristocrats, and monks, mostly in Viridistan
Armadad Bog, water god of death, is believed to be the father of the original Viridians who are the descendants of the god’s interbreeding with merfolk. The religion centered on the worship of Armadad Bog is called Mer Shunna and followers of Armadad Bog are Mer Shunnans. Hautulin Seheitt, the “ Green Emperor” of Viridistan is the chief worshiper of Armadad Bog and has himself been made a God-Priest by Armadad Bog. Armadad Bog has come to reside in the magical grottoes beneath the Imperial Palace in Viridistan. Armadad Bog possesses the four Amulets of Power, including the Amulet of Khetren which enslaves the merfolk of the Trident Gulf to him.
Worshipers of all levels must follow the Armadad Law, which requires daily ritualized flogging with the tail of a fish symbolizing repentance for not being born a merman or mermaid as well as the weekly God-feast and the monthly Mer-Moon Sacrifice – a ritual that is at once beautiful and ghastly in which three maidens are sacrificed and all worshipers must drink of their blood performed by Murielle Eidn, wife of the Emperor who is also a high priestess of Armadad Bog. Although the Armadad Law attracts some due to its regiment, many of his followers are strong-armed into his worship due to the economic benefits of dealing with his temples, bribery, deceit, and sanguinary threats. Worship of Armadad Bog also includes the Dance of the Orkiss. Some sages claim this is a link to the demon-god Orcus, though this has not been confirmed.