Jergal

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Jergal
Jergal Symbol-5e.png
3E: Jawless skull and quill on a scroll
5E: Skull biting a scroll
Aliases Nakasr, The Bleak Seneschal, the Final Scribe, the Forgotten One, Lord of the End of Everything, the Pitiless One, Scribe of the Doomed, Seneschal of the Crystal Spire
Alignment Lawful Neutral (formerly Neutral Evil)
Divine Rank Demigod
Formerly: Greater God
Pantheon Faerûn
Portfolio 3E: Fatalism, guardian of tombs, proper burial
5E: Records of the dead
Domains 3E: Death, Fate, Law, Repose, Rune, Suffering
5E: Death, Knowledge
Home Plane Great Wheel: Crystal Spire (Hades)
World Tree: Fugue Plane
Worshippers Bureaucrats, monks, necromancers, paladins
Favoured Weapon White Glove (Scythe)

Jergal is one of the oldest gods in the Forgotten Realms. Once the god of strife, death, and the dead, he's now the seneschal and mentor of the current god of the dead, Kelemvor, having mentored Myrkul and Cyric as well.

History[edit]

Jergal was born from the first battles between Selûne and Shar alongside Garagos and Moander. He was worshipped as the god of strife, death, and the dead for many years, but he eventually became bored with his position (or felt remorse for having created Kezef the Chaos Hound), and so secretly guided three mortals Bane, Bhaal, and Myrkul on their journey to become gods. At the end of their journey, he revealed his hand in helping them and divided most of his portfolios among the three, and taking the position as the mentor and seneschal to the god of the dead.

Dogma[edit]

Each being has an eternal resting place that is chosen for him or her at the moment of creation. Life is a process of seeking that place and eternal rest. Existence is but a brief aberration in an eternity of death. Power, success, and joy are as transitory as weakness, failure, and misery. Only death is absolute, and then only at its appointed hour. Seek to bring order to the chaos of life, for in death there is finalty and a fixedness of state. Be ready for death for it is at hand and uncompromising. Life should be prolonged only when it serves the greater cause of the death of the world.

The Deities of Forgotten Realms
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Ilmater - Nobanion
Torm - Tyr
Chauntea - Deneir - Eldath - Enlil
Gwaeron Windstrom - Lathander
Mielikki - Milil - Mystra - Shiallia
Lliira - Lurue - Selûne - Sharess
Sune - Tymora - Valkur
Neutral Azuth - Helm - Hoar
Jergal - Kelemvor
Red Knight - Savras
Siamorphe - Ulutiu
Akadi - Ao - Auppenser - Gond
Grumbar - Istishia - Karsus
Kossuth - Oghma - Silvanus
Tempus - Ubtao - Waukeen
Finder Wyvernspur - Ibrandul - Leira
Mask - Shaundakul - Uthgar
Evil Asmodeus - Bane
Gargauth - Gilgeam
Iyachtu Xvim - Loviatar
Auril - Bhaal - Myrkul
Shar - Velsharoon
Beshaba - Cyric - Garagos
Malar - Moander - Talona
Talos - Umberlee