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Raxivort (pronounced: /ˈrɑːksɪvɔːrtRAKS-ih-vort[6]) was a very low-power demigod and the originator of xvarts.[3]

DescriptionEdit

Raxivort resembled a xvart of great hideousness (even for a xvart). His skin was bright blue and his eyes glowed with orange light. He wore silken garments over blue mail, all of which shimmered as if aflame. He carried small, bladed weapons such as knives and daggers, as well as his falchion, the Azure Razor. Raxivort could also take the form of a rat or a giant bat.[1]

HistoryEdit

Before his demigod status, Raxivort was a treasurer for Graz'zt. He eventually betrayed him by stealing some of this treasure and fleeing to the material plane. One of the items he stole was the Infinity Spindle, a crystal shard from the early times of the multiverse that could transform creatures into gods.[3]

In order to hide his whereabouts while on the prime plane, Raxivort spawned creatures that were his exact physical duplicate. This was the creation of the beings known as xvarts.[3]

One of his more direct actions against Graz'zt included causing a massive rat infestation in Fogtown, Zelatar's neighborhood on the 45th layer of the Abyss, and the Queen's Causeway, the undermarket connecting Fogtown to Gallenghast, Zelatar's neighbourhood on the 46th layer of the Abyss. This infestation made life there difficult and extended to practically every building and was hard to combat. The Night Flutterer had the rats under his control and could direct them as he wished.[7]

RealmEdit

After leaving the Abyss, Raxivort forged a realm known as the Black Sewers in Pandesmos, the top layer of Pandemonium.[3][5]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Gary Gygax (August 1982). “Greyhawk's World: Redefining deities of the Flanaess”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #64 (TSR, Inc.), p. 13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Steven Conforti ed. (March 2, 2005). Living Greyhawk Official Listing of Deities for Use in the Campaign. (Wizards of the Coast), loc. 141.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Wizards RPG Team (2016). Volo's Guide to Monsters. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 199. ISBN 978-0786966011.
  4. Wesley Schneider (September 2007). “Class Acts: Forgotten Faiths”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #359 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 121.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Andy Miller (October 1999). “The Oeridian Lesser Gods, Part 2: Raxivort and Sotillon”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #264 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 47–48.
  6. Gary Holian, Erik Mona, Sean K. Reynolds, Frederick Weining (November 2000). Living Greyhawk Gazetteer. Edited by Roger E. Moore. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 182. ISBN 0-7869-1743-1.
  7. Ed Stark, James Jacobs, Erik Mona (June 13, 2006). Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 121. ISBN 0-7869-3919-2.
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