Rovagug

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Rovagug
Rovagug symbol.jpg
Aliases The Rough Beast,, Enemy of the Gods, The Great Destroyer, The Unmaker, The Worldbreaker
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Divine Rank God
Pantheon Golarion
Portfolio Destruction, Disaster, Wrath
Domains Chaos, Evil, Destruction, Weather, War
Home Plane The Dead Vault
Worshippers Assorted monsters, savages and nihilists
Favoured Weapon Greataxe


Rovagug is the one deity who is at the heart of the Pathfinder campaign setting in the most literal sense. Originally said to be a qlippoth who ascended to godhood and was so pissed off that he chewed his way clean through the Abyss and, once he was free, decided he was going to fuck up the Material Planes next. Needless to say, his coming-out party was not well received by the other gods. In fact virtually every other god put aside the shit they were doing at the time and joined forces to attempt to stop this new rampaging, all-consuming threat to all of their hard work. Over a dozen gods took part in the operation to stop Rovagug, including some unlikely suspects, but not all of them survived. Ultimately, because he was such a bad dude, the Rough Beast was not defeated, but was eternally imprisoned inside of the planet Golarion itself in a cozy little demiplane jail known as the Dead Vault. It is because of this that the name Golarion is said to translate to "The Cage." That Golarion is missing in Starfinder has a lot of implications.

However, like everything else in Pathfinder -where shit's fucked and pretty much only gettin' worse- the prison itself seems to be an imperfect one and is likely weakening, since spells and favors are once more being granted to those mad enough to consider themselves an adherent of the Great Destroyer. Although it's holding (for now) it occasionally weakens long enough every few hundred years for Rovagug to release a powerful spawn out onto the world to roflstomp as much of creation as possible. This is said to be the origin of Pathfinder's Tarrasque.

Needless to say, Rovagug has a strained relationship with every other god. But he especially hates that bitch Sarenrae, blaming her chiefly for his current predicament, and the feeling is mutual. The one exception is Shelyn, who is literally loved by all beings... and even then, he expresses that love through a desire to put her in his eye, and let her watch as he devours and despoils all things.

Rovagug's followers are likewise cast out and despised by any civil society, so most who would worship the Unmaker are either monsters -especially ropers- or tribes of violent monstrous humanoids, chiefly orcs and some troglodytes and gnolls. Any humans that would follow the way of the Rough Beast would surely be anarchists or have a chip on their shoulder about civilization and seek to see it unmade through violence instead of slow decay or subversion.

Gallery[edit]

The deities of Golarion
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Adanye - Apsu - Chohar - Erastil
Gruhastha - Ihys - Iomedae - Myr - Osiris
Shizuru - Torag - Tsukiyo - Wadjet
Aesocar - Arundhat - Bes - Cihua Couatl
Isis - Jaidi - Kazutal - Khepri
Kurgess - Lady Jingxi - Neith - Qi Zhong
Sarenrae - Shelyn - Tlehar - Yuelral
Cayden Cailean - Desna - Elion
Findeladlara - Hathor - Ketephys - Kofusachi
Milani - Selket - Uvuko
Neutral Abadar - Amaznen - Anubis - Aroden
Horus - Irori - Luhar - Ma'at - Ra
Ravithra - Thoth
Balumbdar - Chamidu - Daikitsu - Fandarra
Gozreh - Grandmother Spider - Likha
Nalinivati - Nethys - Onos
Pharasma - Ptah - Ragdya - Sivanah
Yamatsumi
Abhoth - Acavna - Azathoth - Bastet - Besmara
Calistria - Gorum - Groetus - Hei Feng
Kalekot - Lubaiko - Nephthys - Nocticula
Sekhmet - Sobek - Speakers of the Depths
Sun Wukong - Yog-Sothoth
Evil Achaekek - Asmodeus - Dhalavei
Diomazul - General Susumu - Lissala
Minderhal - Sicva - Yaezhing
Zon-Kuthon - Zursvaater
Ah Pook - Bound Prince - Droskar
Fumeiyoshi - Lao Shu Po - Norgorber
Raumya - Scal - Set - Ulon
Urgathoa - Zyphus
Apep - Camazotz - Dahak - Ghlaunder
Lahkgya - Lady Nanbyo - Lamashtu
Nhimbaloth - Nyarlathotep - Rovagug
Shub-Niggurath - Urazra - Ydersius