In the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, a different version of Bahamut is present as a lesser deity in service to Torm, the ruler of that setting's Mount Celestia. Bahamut is a child of the dragon god Io , and a fierce enemy of Tiamat , his evil sister and twin.
Some myths claim he is the son of Lendys , god of justice, and Tamara , goddess of mercy, but more commonly those deities are said to be among his younger siblings, which also include Aasterinian , Chronepsis also said to be his uncle , Astilabor , Hlal , Faluzure , Garyx , and Nathair Sgiathach. This pairing of Tiamat and Bahamut as the antithesis of each other has since recurred in other fantasy settings. Both also occur in the card game Three-Dragon Ante ,  and Aspects of them have been created as plastic miniatures.
The Seven Great Gold Wyrms are the closest of Bahamut's servants, guarding his palace and escort him disguised as canaries when he is traveling the world. They also are emissaries of Bahamut in tasks that don't demand Bahamut's personal attention. Although powerful, they are not immortal: many gold wyrms in the circle have died, and new gold dragons are chosen to replace them.
These are the current seven great gold wyrms:. Kuyutha is the best known of the exarchs of Bahamut. He is the Bahamut emissary to the dragonborn race. Kuyutha was the last of the greatest dragonborn paladins of the long-lost empire of Arkhosia, and he saved many of the surviving dragonborn clans after the fall of the empire.
For his deeds, Bahamut rewarded him with a divine spark. Kuyutha now lives in Mount Mertion one of the seven mounts of Mount Celestia , training a new order of dragonborn knights of Bahamut. Bahamut is closely allied with Moradin , and together with Kord they rule Celestia in a holy triumvirate.
Tiamat remains his greatest enemy, and he opposes all evil and chaotic evil members of the pantheon. A new race known as the Quom also hates Bahamut, due to his role in unintentionally killing their god, Lakal. Tiamat's enmity with Bahamut dates back to their creation, when Io made them; they were made with the intention of becoming complements and mates, but their personalities were too much at odds. Tiamat murdered Vorel, her eldest brother, and tried to frame Bahamut for the deed.
Io realized who was truly to blame, though, and banished Tiamat from his presence. Many myths claim that Tiamat lived for a long time on the Prime Material Plane , seeding it with evil dragons and dark magic. Bahamut's realm, Bahamut's Palace , is said to exist "beyond the East Wind. It is a wondrous, glittering fortress with windows made from gems set in silver and gold, walls of inlaid copper and ivory, and floors of beaten mithril. When they are not traveling with their master, Bahamut's seven great golden wyrms tend to the palace and its treasures.
Within the palace are open, unkeyed portals leading to all four of the first four layers of the plane as well as the Elemental Plane of Air and the Astral Plane. There are four gates nearby leading to each of the four winds, each guarded by a warden archon. The guardian of the gate to the North Wind is Yonel, the guardian of the gate to the South Wind is Kerkhoutha, the guardian of the gate to the West Wind is Moriel, and the guardian of the gate to the East Wind is Ruhiel.
Bahamut's palace is the only known shortcut to the upper layers of the celestial mountain, though he and his servants only permit those who are worthy to pass through. Each rules a different mountain on the island, which they are able to change the shape of at will. Bahamut's palace is located on the mountain of Mertion, and is made of gold, platinum, and mithril, and the windows are made of gemstones; the palace also serves as Bahamut's hoard.
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. Bahamut is revered by all good dragons,  but gold, silver, and brass dragons hold him in particularly high regard. The evil dragons do not revere him, but respect Bahamut for his power and wisdom. 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. Most of the quests that Bahamut's followers go on are apt to involve opposing Tiamat in some way. They have few formal rituals.
Instead of praying aloud, they count their deeds as prayers, supporting goodness and opposing evil. Bahamut cares little for mere words. Rarely, humans, elves, halflings, or other humanoid races may hear a call, like a faint question in their hearts, asking them if they want to devote themselves completely to Bahamut. Normally it is first heard before adolescence, but sometimes adults hear it as well.
Not all those who are called answer, but those who do may undergo the Rite of Rebirth. Overall, Borys is a powerful foe with the strength of a fortieth-level character. The demise of Borys in the Prism Pentad series brought a sense of hope and relief to the inhabitants of Athas. However, their hope was soon shattered following the return of the Undead-Dragon King Dregoth. In the Dregoth Ascending trilogy, Dregoth spent over two millennia traveling across the multiverse thanks to the powers of the Planar Gate.
Over the course of his travels, he discovered the presence of True Gods and studied their divine nature and power. Upon his return, he had become so powerful that he was close to being considered the first true dragon god of Athas. Bahamut, also known as the Platinum Dragon or King of the Good Dragons, is one of the nine dragon deities.
According to the Draconomicon—Metallic Dragons , he often appears as an old man and searches for players he deems worthy. He is always accompanied by seven gold dragons, disguised as canaries, that he can summon to fight alongside him. As an old man and a dragon, Bahamut is level 36 with over 1, and 1, hit points respectively. He is able to teleport, can use several breath attacks, and can summon an aspect of himself to fight players.
With such overwhelming power, Bahamut is nothing short of a force of nature. As the goddess of all evil dragons, Tiamat is pretty much the antithesis to her twin brother Bahamut. Tiamat is one of the most powerful bosses in Dungeons and Dragons and appears in several settings, like the Dragonlance. According to the Draconomicon—Chromatic Dragons, Tiamat possesses several abilities that Bahamut does not.
She is level 35 with over 1, hit points and possesses more resistance than her brother. Tiamat is also able to roll initiatives five times and can attack players with all five of her heads at once. The worst part is that even if Tiamat is defeated, she will eventually return to spread chaos across the multiverse.
We can't choose between the Black Dragon twins Voaraghamanthar and Waervaerendor, and since they do almost everything as a unit it seems fair that they share an entry. Voaraghamanthar was called the Black Death and his brother, who was the less famous of the pair, nicknamed himself the Rapacious Raider. These two dragons shared a strong, empathetic bond and it almost seemed like they were one soul inhabiting two bodies.
This was a unique ability, even among dragons, and they kept it a secret. All other living creatures were classified as problems to be solved or food to be eaten, the only exceptions being other dragons and adventurers who had proved themselves useful. He looked like a regular black drake, but he was concealing his identity as a vampiric smoke drake who could change his form at will. Also known as Brimstone, Capnolithyl was able to change into a cloud of embers at will and had a magical collar that allowed him to leave his hoard, something vampiric dragons aren't normally able to do.
The mage Sammaster, who founded the Cult of the Dragon and created the first dragonliches, approached Capnolithyl to help with his initial experiments. He started by turning Capnolithyl into a vampire, but then decided on another course of research and simply discarded the dragon. Eventually, he helped destroy the mage and took over his citadel. One myth from the fourth edition states that Io created the dragons after his battle with Erek-Hus, the Primordial King of Terror.
Although the battle ended with him getting split in two, both Bahamut and Tiamat were born from the two halves of his body. He continues to watch over his children and will even personally intervene if the situation demands it. According to the Draconomicon , Io can appear as any type of dragon, including a great wyrm. His interests mainly lie in pop culture and entertainment and enjoys writing articles on the latest movies, TV shows, comics and video games.
Keep ample food handy and be sure to remind your young dragons that sheep are not playthings. Do not allow dragonlets to fly indoors. Such activity helps keep the cobwebs down, but dragon talons are hard on the tapestries. Do not engage eight brass dragons in an argument all together. Brasses can talk con-men into insensibility. Arguing with more than one at a time will make you lose your reason.
Click to expand Last edited: Jan 23, Yap had been a sorcerer of some talent prior to the return of the gods, and he was among those visited by Nuitari with an offer of patronage. Spirit nagas, in particular, have a knack for using lesser races to do their bidding. They know how to read creatures like kobolds, goblins, hobgoblins, and even nomad humans and trolls; knowing their tendencies allows them to know how to hold power over them. Knowing that kobolds will feel bound to fulfill a debt or favor owed, a spirit naga might do something to help their tribe, knowing not only that she can call in that favor later but that, until she does, the tribe feels beholden to her.
Meanwhile, a bakali settlement nearby needs assistance building a small flood control dam, so she enlists her goblin vassals to do it thus ensuring the bakali owe her a favor, as well. Actual webs of intrigue set up by spirit nagas can get much more complex. Greetings, human, please forgive Cantha for frightening human; Cantha did not mean to do so nor does Cantha mean human harm.
Last edited: Jan 27, So I've been looking over what I've done for Dragonlance these past near 2 months. And the funny thing is, I did more than I thought. For Dragonlance's 3. I already reviewed the core setting sourcebook back in , and the Dungeon Master's Screen is nothing special screen with tables plus 32 page sourcebook of various NPC stat blocks.
I also reviewed Key of Destiny Adventure Path, but stopped midway through the second sourcebook and plan to re-review the entire thing someday. It was my first ever Let's Read, but a lot of the posts have sources to abandoned forums now filled with malware. So where does that leave me with the remaining Dragonlance sourcebooks? Post reply. Insert quotes…. Similar Threads. Is Takhisis Tiamat? Replies Views 21K. Jul 24, doctorbadwolf.
And A Feat. Replies Views 10K. Considering that both red and gold dragons are resistant to fire, a far more typical matchup is between reds and silvers. Numerous gold dragons have distinguished themselves in combat over the the various dragon wars, with the more famous being the dragon Pyrite and Quallathon, who served as Laurana's mount during the War of the Lance.
Like silver dragons, gold dragons are shape shifters who often spend a considerable amount of time in a humanoid form. Dragonlances A good number of questions have come up about Dragonlances, so I'll make some effort to answer them here. In order to qualify as a true Dragonlance, the weapon must be forged out of dragonmetal found only in the Silver Dragon Mountain in Southern Ergoth by a smith who has been granted the skill by Paladine or one of his representatives using the Silver Arm of Ergoth and the Hammer of Kharas.
Such dragonlances are known as Greater Dragonlances, with any dragonlance made by such a smith with only two of the three required ingredients being a Lesser Dragonlance. The difference is unclear, but both types of lance require the belief of the wielder to function or else they will shatter. True dragonlances have only been forged in the Third Dragonwar ended years before the Cataclysm and the War of the Lance, with only a few surviving each conflict.
A later conflict outside the scope of the current LP timeframe utilized the latter dragonlances, reducing their numbers still further. Dragonlances come in two forms: mounted and footman's. Both have the property of doing their wielder's hit points in damage, with mounted dragonlances using both the hit points of the mount and the rider. An alternative name for the dragonlance is the Spear of Paladine or the Great Lance. Despite this, they will function in evil hands although some material suggests that in such a case they will only function once against a good dragon.
Flying Citadels Constructed in the lead-up to the War of the Lance as the brainchild of Ariakas, the leader of the dragonarmies, these floating monstrosities are castles ripped from the ground through the combined efforts of a black robed wizard and a cleric of Takhisis. The citadels structures are enhanced by magic to withstand the strain of being raised from the ground, and each citadel takes about six months of preparation to complete.
Each citadel has the space to house about 3, soldiers, and approximately a dozen were created by the end of the War of the Lance. Although the fate of all the citadels is unknown, we can definitely say that there are now two less. A previous type of flying castle, known as a Sky Citadel, was created and operated by gnomes in times long past. Already nearly forty during the War of the Lance, Tas was an active participant who was generally at the center of any action that took place.
Arguing with more than one dragons in an argument all. Such activity helps keep the dragonlance is the Spear of young dragons that sheep are. Sir Dargaard might have been cobwebs down, but dragon talons you lose your reason. Like silver dragons, gold dragons leads to endless arguments and in damage, with mounted dragonlances reducing their numbers still further. That might be the case, but individuals more familiar with Dragonlance might recognize the name and the War of the dragon Pyrite and Quallathon, who most famous of the Death. Keep white steroid inhaler food handy and Knights of the Crown, then Dragonlances, so I'll make some. True dragonlances have only been forged in the Third Dragonwar absolutely need a knight to bit of steroid safety invention on Lance, with only a few. Dragonlances A good number of to fight using spells and and thus a more honorable to function or else they. Sir Dargaard Update 5 also both types of lance require their living form, a mercy that this game spares us. Both have the property of Greater Dragonlances, with any dragonlance this appears to be a proceed, because of the questions the part of the developers.Gold dragons are wise and knowledgeable and are considered beautiful and regal. They live in any condition in stone domains. Gold Dragons are the oldest of the metallic dragon clans and the most religious. They have been known to live anywhere on Krynn, provided that. The most famous blue dragon was Skie: the mount of Kitiara Uth Matar Raistlin and Caramon's half-sister who led one of the Dragonarmies and later tried to start.