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Sekolah (pronounced: /ˈsɛklɑːSEK-o-la[10]) was the shark god of the sahuagin.[8]

Before you leave, at least one of you will grace my stomach.
— Sekolah to new arrivals in Stygia.[11]


Sekolah's avatar was a huge great white shark.[7][8]


Sekolah cared little for his followers, instead encouraging them to be self-sufficient.[7]


Sekolah's avatar emitted an aura of fear and was able to swallow a man whole. It was immune to fear and other forms of pacification of itself.[7]

Divine Realm[]

Sekolah resided in Stygia in the realm of Sheyruushk in Baator.[7]


Sekolah rarely sent his avatar forth to assist his followers unless victory over their enemies seemed inevitable. He would do so to sate his own bloodlust on gargantuan creatures of the sea however.[7][8] The sahuagin believed Sekolah traveled all oceans, from Stygian's frozen depths to the Stormy Sea around Gloomwrought in the Shadowfell.[12]


Sekolah had an ongoing rivalry with Demogorgon, which carried over to his followers' rivalry with the ray-like race of ixitxachitl.[7]



A priestess of Sekolah.

Sekolah's relation to his priests, like all sahuagin, was uncaring and standoffish. Although he did grant them spells, he was not opposed to his priests having temporary pacts with other evil deities.[7]


One of Sekolah's most influential followers was Iakhovas, also known as "He Who Swims With Sekolah".

Rumors & Legends[]

Legend had it that Sekolah discovered the sahuagin race after he had defeated a great enemy in the sea. Sekolah was singing a victory song that echoed off a great rift in the sea floor. A seashell arose from the rift and Sekolah found it full of sahuagin. In his joy, he adopted the race as his own and scattered them throughout the seas to multiply on their own.[7]


Further Reading[]


  1. Faiths and Pantheons' page 221 gives the greataxe as Sekolah's favored weapon. This is a mistake made by Sean K. Reynolds as he explains and corrects here.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rich Redman, James Wyatt (May 2001). Defenders of the Faith. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 95. ISBN 0-7869-1840-3.
  2. BioWare (September 2000). Designed by James Ohlen, Kevin Martens. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. Black Isle Studios.
  3. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  4. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 296. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  5. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 153. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  6. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. Edited by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 221. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Skip Williams (July 1997). The Sea Devils. Edited by Keith Francis Strohm. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–43. ISBN 0-7869-0643-X.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Carl Sargent (May 1992). Monster Mythology. (TSR, Inc), p. 93. ISBN 1-5607-6362-0.
  9. Colin McComb (October 1996). On Hallowed Ground. Edited by Ray Vallese. (TSR, Inc.), p. 177. ISBN 0-7869-0430-5.
  10. Frank Mentzer (January 1985). “Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #93 (TSR, Inc.), p. 28.
  11. Gary L. Thomas ed. (May 1988). Tales of the Outer Planes. (TSR, Inc.), p. 74. ISBN 978-0880385442.
  12. Craig Campbell (August 2011). “Tavern Profile: The Beached Leviathan”. Dungeon #193 (Wizards of the Coast) (193)., p. 33.


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