Cult of Gorlaz

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The Cult of Gorlaz the Golden is an increasingly influential Dwarf group in Skalf's Hold in Karak Azgal. [1]

Most Dwarfs who worship him believe he is a true god. [1]

History

An ambitious scholar, Hegakin Rokrison sought something more than the dogma of the Cult of Grungni leading to him eventually being exiled. He fled to Karak Azgul and whilst exploring its depths found a shrine to an unfamiliar god, its altar sticky with unspeakable fluids. When he touched the stone, he became a servant of Slaanesh. [1]

He returned above ground, suffering strange dreams and fantasies as taint spread through him. He fabricated the god Gorlaz and spread tales of its creed of glory, luxury and wealth whilst murdering adventurers by night for their loot. However, despite his efforts, other Dwarfs continued to mock and ignore him. [1]

Finally he managed to gain the attention of Elgrom Dragonslayer, a descendant of Skalf Dragonslayer whose support gave him the credibility the cult needed to spread. [1]

Twenty years later Elgrom and Hegakin had become the premier banking centre in Karak Azgal having purchased a building in the Temple Quarter. [1]

Locations

  • Temple of Gorlaz: A lavishly refurbished building with white marble, column, solid gold doors and ten-foot-high gold statue of the God. All night parties are held in the temple where a chosen cultist has a part of their body gilded. A number of thieves have sought to steal the treasure within the temple but none have ever returned. [1]

Tennants

It is preached by Elgrom and Hegakin that a member of the cult glorifies and honours their ancestors by going down into the ruined hold and retrieving gold and jewels to hoard and keep away from non-Dwarfs. [1]

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