Set (pronounced: /sɛt/ set) was the greatest evil power of the Mulhorandi pantheon. Known as Typhon in the lands of Thay and Unther, he was a jealous and loathsome being that did all he can to meddle in the plans of his fellow deities. He was also known as Zehir to the yuan-ti race.
It was believed, but unproven, that following his defeat at the hands of Gruumsh, the wounds of the weakened Re were poisoned by Set, and that he may have survived if not for this act. Set killed Osiris in an attempt to obtain the power of Re, but his plans were thwarted by Horus-Re, and Osiris was resurrected by Isis and Nephthys.
During the Second Sundering, Re and other deities from the pantheon returned in the form of demigods and led the Mulhorandi uprising against the Imaskari, in a manner similar to how the Chosen manifested in other regions. As of 1489 DR, Mulhorand was led by the returned pantheon, who temporarily set their differences aside for the good of the Mulhorandi people.
Set had negotiated alliances with Tiamat, as well as with the dragon Maldraedior. However, his actions outside Mulhorand drew unwanted attention, and the deities Bane, Cyric, and Talos all wanted to claim Set's power for themselves.
Powers and abilities
Set's bite was poisonous, and he had the power to create poison at will. His touch could bend others to his power or kill them instantly, as he chose, and even the purest heart turned evil upon looking into his eyes.
- The beast
- Set sometimes appeared to his faithful in the form of a predatory beast or scavenger, a reminder of his anger if they failed him.
- The sound of a rattlesnake or jackal warned his followers to danger.
- Exploding skull
- The faithful of other Mulhorandi deities may have encountered the vision of a skull that exploded before their eyes, releasing a shower of blood upon them.
Church of Set
The clergy of Set was composed of evil beings from any ethnicity, a practice which came about only after the Godswar. These individuals spend much of their time overseeing the actions of criminals and grave robbers, as well as planning the overthrow of the government of Mulhorand.
Worship of Set was uncommon in Mulhorand, but his influence continually grow in the neighboring nation of Unther.
Clerics and other clergy in service to Set wore linen skirts, sandals, and collar. These individuals don headdresses over shaved heads. When preparing for battle they dressed appropriately for the situation, but preferred equipment that featured a prominent snake motif.
Clerics of Set prayed for spells at night.
The clergy of Set sponsored numerous bands of thieves and other criminals.
- The Fangs of Set
- This organization sought to rule Mulhorand from the shadows, leading the nation along a path of Set's design.
Celebrations and festivals
The church of Set recognized no specific holy days.
- Test of Venom
- This ceremony was performed by any follower of Set wishing to become a member of the clergy, and involved walking among poisonous vipers or scorpions.
- The Reconsecration was a ceremony that perverted an existing tomb or crypt, transforming it into a shrine dedicated to the Defiler of the Dead.
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