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Greyhawk Deity
Shargaas, the Night Lord, as depicted in Dragon #62 (1982).
Title(s) The Night Lord, the Blade in the Darkness, the Stalker Below
Home Plane Bleak Eternity of Gehenna
Power Level Intermediate
Gender Male
Alignment Neutral Evil
Portfolio Darkness, thieves, stealth, night, undead
Domains Chaos, Death, Evil, Mysticism, Pestilence, Trickery
Superior Gruumsh

Shargaas is the orc deity of darkness, night, stealth, thieves, and the undead. His symbol is a skull on a red crescent moon.


The orcish pantheon of gods consists of the leader Gruumsh, as well as Bahgtru, Ilneval, Luthic, Shargaas, and Yurtrus.


Shargaas the Night Lord lives in the Night Below, a tremendous cavern system below Krangath, the deepest layer of Gehenna. It is said that his caves extend infinitely, and are darker than the blackest night. There no creature has sight but Shargaas himself and his orcish spirit servants.




Shargaas' priests wear red and black leather armor and leather caps. His sacred animal is the bat. His holy days are on the new moons. Stolen items are sacrificed to him monthly.


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