Iuz

Iuz

(The Evil, the Old One), CE demigod of Deceit, Pain, Oppression, and Evil

History:
Iuz (EYE-ooze) is thought to be the half-fiend son of the demon lord Graz’zt and the powerful wizard Iggwilv. Appearing on Oearth as a shriveled old man or as a huge, demonic-looking being, Iuz have many fiendish allies and impersonates other gods to fool mortals and increase his territory. He remains a great threat to the balance despite setbacks since the Greyhawk Wars. His symbol is a grinning skull, and he holds a particular hatred for Zagyg, Vecna, St. Cuthbert, and Greyhawk.
Philosophy:
The weak must be exploited, tortured, and stripped of hope. The strong must be constantly wary of betrayal by their underlings. Pain is power, and inflicting pain demonstrates power best. Crush those beneath you. Iuz must be obeyed, and those clerics who defy him will know absolute pain.
Beliefs:
Iuz tolerates no less than fanaticism and complete obedience. His clerics constantly try to outdo each other in their acts of cruelty and evil. They show their superiority over all other beings by hunting for trophies; rare finds such as unicorns or paladins are truly prized. The clerics create spells and magic items of terrible power and evil nature, an travel the world to commit acts of evil and search out Iuz’s enemies. Iuz is served directly by the Boneheart – two tiers (Greater and Lesser) of six advisors each (clerics and wizards), and by the Boneshadow, six spies and evil doers who roam the world.
Domains:
Chaos, Evil, Trickery
Weapon:
Greatsword
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