Ubtao

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Ubtao
Game background
Title(s) Creator of Chult
Founder of Mezro
Father of the Dinosaurs
Home plane The House of Nature (3rd edition)[1]
The Outlands and the Beastlands (1st and 2nd edition)[2]
Power level Greater
Alignment Neutral
Portfolio Creation, jungles, Chult, the Chultans, dinosaurs
Domains Planning, Plant, Protection, Scalykind[1]
Design details

Ubtao (pronounced oob-TAY-oh [1]) is a fictional god in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)[edit]

Ubtao first appears in the 2nd edition book Jungles of Chult (1993).[3] He is further detailed in Powers & Pantheons (1997).[2]

His relationships with the nonhuman deities in the Forgotten Realms was covered in Demihuman Deities (1998).[4]

Ubtao is described as one of the good deities that celestials can serve in the supplement Warriors of Heaven (1999).[5]

Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2007)[edit]

Ubtao appears in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (2001),[6] and is further detailed in Faiths and Pantheons (2002).[1]

Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)[edit]

In the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (2008), Ubtao is described as a primordial.[7]

Description[edit]

Ubtao is the chief human god worshipped on the peninsula of Chult. He is described as a passive, unemotional deity, and his symbol is the maze.[who?]

Clerics of Ubtao are known as the Mazewalkers. In addition, the deity's faith also includes rangers and jungle-dwelling druids. Aside from humans, Ubtao also counts the catlike tabaxi among his worshippers. He is allied to the wild dwarf god Thard Harr and is the mortal enemy of Eshowdow the Shadow Giant and the serpent deity Sseth.

It is Ubtao's duty to stand guard at the Peaks of Flame to keep vigil against the day when Dendar the Night Serpent emerges to doom the world by eating the sun. In exchange for this sacrifice, the other gods of Faerûn promised to leave Ubtao's domain alone from competing deities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona,. Faiths and Pantheons (Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms, Campaign Accessory). Renton, Wash: Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3. 
  2. ^ a b Eric L. Boyd, Julia Martin (Editor). Powers & Pantheons (Lorebooks Accessory). Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, Inc. ISBN 0-7869-0657-X. 
  3. ^ Lowder, James and Jean Rabe. Jungles of Chult (TSR, 1993) ISBN 978-0-88038-593-0
  4. ^ Boyd, Eric L. Demihuman Deities (TSR, 1998)
  5. ^ Perkins, Christopher. Warriors of Heaven (TSR, 1999)
  6. ^ Ed Greenwood et al. (2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. Wizard of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5. 
  7. ^ Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, p. 42. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3