Bahamut

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Constellation of Bahamut, by Anne Stokes

Overview

Name(s): The Platinum Dragon, King of the Good Dragons, Lord of the North Wind, Wyrmking
Status: Intermediate deity
Symbol:
Home Plane: Seven Mounting Heavens of Celestia
Alignment: Lawful Good
Portfolio: Good dragons, wisdom, justice
Worshipers: Good Dragons, anyone seeking protection from evil dragons
Clerical alignments: LG and NG
Domains: Air, Cold, Dragon, Good, Law, Luck, Nobility, Protection, Storm
Favored Weapon: Heavy Pick

History/Relationships

Dogma

Bahamut is very stern and disapproving of evil. He accepts no excuses for foul deeds. On the other hand, he is very compassionate, and has boundless empathy for the weak and downtrodden. He urges his followers to promote good, but to let people fight their own battles when they can, providing healing, information, or temporary safe refuge rather than fighting alongside those who can fight for themselves.

Bahamut's own greatest priority is his endless war with his sister Tiamat. He opposes all her schemes, answering them move for move. He values wisdom, knowledge, prophecies, and song. For a dragon, he is neither vain nor greedy.

Clergy and Temples

Bahamut only accepts good-aligned priests. They may be dragons, half-dragons, or other beings. They strive to constantly yet subtly act on behalf of good. They oppose evil, but their first mandate is to ensure they do no harm in the process.

Temples to the Platinum Dragon are very rare. Those few that exist are beautiful, elegant edifices characterized by clean, simple architecture and furnishings. Within them will be public rooms in which the faithful can gather and private rooms for meditation and recuperation.

Dragons will not normally build temples, contenting themselves with simple symbols on the wall that they treat as shrines. Bahamut prefers his followers to worship him with deeds, not objects.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamut_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)
http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut