The Greatest Ape
|Worshipers||Druids, Awakened Animals, Barbarians|
|Domains||Animal, Strength, Destruction|
|Subdomains||Ferocity, Fist, Hatred, Rage|
Survival of the Fittest
Zohlo (pronounced zo-lo) is a chaotic neutral deity, commonly known as the Bloodbringer. Many residents of Edea attribute the savage and unrelenting nature of Aengor's wilderness to him. When appearing to his followers, he most often takes the shape of a Monstrous Ape, with bloodied fists, oversized canines, and a streak of golden fur down his back.
Zohlo's primary belief, held before all others in his doctrine, is that one's physical and mental might give them the right to rule over others. That any who are strong enough to take power, deserve to hold it. Zohlo doesn't encourage wanton violence, but has no problem when it is used for purpose. Asides from this, Zohlo demands a respect for the natural world and its inhabitants, but little else.
Much of his history throughout the lands of Aengor unknown. Not due to any malicious or malign intent to hide it, but rather due to the fact that most of Zohlo's devotees shrug off the norms associated with civilized society. They have a tendency to be somewhat hermit-like in their disposition, and rarely write down their doctrine, preferring instead an oral history. As a result, much of Zohlo's history is known only through the interactions he shares with other gods.
The Stone-Steel War
Servants and Emissaries:
Moreso than other deities, Zohlo has been reputed for his usage of avatars and divine emissaries on the material plane, particularly during the Stone-Steel war. While a great many of these beasts were killed during the conflict, an equally large number is presumed to have escaped death, or merely not been encountered by civilization's forces in the first place. Some unclassified examples follow:
Church of Zohlo:
Worshippers & Clergy
While the League knows little of any specific holy sites to Zohlo, in our expeditions to the deep jungles of Eastern Nazrus, we've found a greater concentration of his worshippers, and heard rumors of temples, hidden in the woods.
Texts and Writings
Few holy texts are made regarding Zohlo, and fewer still recovered by the League. The closest we've been able to find in our travels has been a single piece of birch bark, with some of Zohlo's tenets carved into it. This artifact was 'recovered' from a group of hostile natives in the eastern jungles of Nazrus.