Sithrak the Blind Gibberer

Little is known about Sithrak the Blind Gibberer.

This was an ancient God, created and worshiped a great deal of time ago, long before the earliest presently available records can show. Estimates place his worship perhaps even before some of the oldest presently available Dragons in this world, but such notions are, of course, hard to verify.

What is known today about him is that he is a Dead God, believed to have been killed in an ancient clash between other deities.

His appearance is unknown for certain, though his typical representation is that of a skull, on fire, with wooden stakes driven through the eye sockets.

It is highly likely he earned the title Blind through something that drove such wooden stakes through his eyes, but this is only conjecture, there are no official documents that catalog such an event.

Bilateral communication with Sithrak directly has never been accomplished, he appears to refuse or reject all questions, all inquiries, and frequently anyone foolish enough to attempt such efforts ends up irrevocably cursed with some horrific affliction.

Those that have succeeded in communicating with him are typically driven mad by the experience, making their firsthand witness accounts difficult to verify. One recurrent pattern is that those that He has chosen to speak to end up hearing incessant voices, spewing nonsensical words that have never been successfully translated into any language.

Those that appear chosen as his listeners eventually go mad from the constant onslaught of gibbering, desperately attempting to make sense of anything being told to them, and ultimately failing. They are also very frequently cursed with some terrible, and completely random affliction.

No proper mechanism of worship of Sithrak has ever succeeded in yielding a different result than horrific curses. It appears he either hates, or his simple exposure causes evil, to absolutely anything and anyone that tries to get his attention.

For this reason, he is known as the God that Hates Unconditionally.

Sithrak is known to have at least one of his forms present in the Outer Planes of the Afterlife, but does not seem to have a static place of power. There are no known temples, fortresses, or any landmarks or constructions that serve as his otherworldly domain.

All those that have met him in the Outer Planes have been driven insane from the experience, and only a lucky few of them were somehow spared his wrath.

For, while Sithrak does not seem actively accept any of his worshipers in the afterlife, it appears he scours all of the Outer Planes of the Afterlife, snatching souls from every one of them, and dragging them, seemingly at random, in one or another of the Evil aligned planes.

No extraplanar entity has survived an encounter with Sithrak. They have all either been driven insane, brutally slaughtered, or more often, both.

For some reason which is unclear, none of the other Gods of the pantheon have ever committed any noticeable effort to bring a stop to Sithrak. There have been no holy wars declared against him personally, no visible effort to retrieve the souls of the righteous and pure spirited to bring them back into the Good aligned planes, no efforts to curtail or cage or stop his activities.

Any inquiries on the topic made to the other Gods results in an immediate loss of favor with such Gods, as well as a refusal for any workable answers. The rest of the pantheon Does Not Speak of Sithrak.

Having no archives to work with, no divine intelligence to ask, religious scholars are at a complete loss at explaining his behavior, his history, his power, his influence, his agenda, and even his appearance.

Those that worship Sithrak typically fall within one stereotype. The Mad, which are sometimes those that hear his voice, sometimes simply madmen that seem to have discovered they have something in common with the insane deity. Such worshipers are usually extremely obviously insane, often violently so, and any effective law enforcement quickly catches up with them. Rarely are they offered a chance for a peaceful capture, the Mad rarely make it to jail, and almost invariably end up dead, either by their own hand, or by one assault too many against the law.

Because of this, worship of Sithrak is typically illegal, but enforcing such laws is akin to trying to prevent suicide. The punishment is often meaningless in front of the damage already caused.

Sithrak the Blind Gibberer

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