For my nineteenth entry in the A-Z Challenge, I would like to introduce the eleventh of the thirteen core gods of my consolidated pantheon, the god of demons. S is for Sandamos, the Demon King:
Sandamos, the Demon King
Sandamos is the god of demons, darkness, shadows and vengeance. It was Sandamos that created the demons, and is also honored by assassins, cabalists, and those who seek justice through revenge. Sandamos is typically worshiped by hidden cults, slavers and slaveholders, and the most oppressive of tyrannical overlords. His priests observe the darkest of secret rites, often on the night of the new moon or the winter solstice, which is the longest night of the year. The commandments of the Demon King include the following:
Sandamos’s favored weapon is the barbed whip, and the Demon King’s symbol is a black spiraled whip.
- The devout must use manipulation and subjugation to exert control over others, when possible, or must seek stealth and vengeance when subjugation is not immediately possible.
- Chaos leads to a lack of control, and control must be maintained at all costs. Cruelty is, therefore, a sacred responsibility. The illusion of peace is a failure’s false solace.
- It is always better to do unto others than to have it done unto you. When you suffer at the hands of another, then it becomes paramount that you seek vengeance for the injustice done to you at their hand.