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Title(s) The Mad God
Home plane Infinite Layers of the Abyss
Power level Demigod
Alignment Chaotic Evil
Portfolio Vengeance
Design details

In many campaign settings for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, Diinkarazan is the derro deity of vengeance.

Publication history[edit]

Diinkarazan was first detailed in the book Monster Mythology (1992), including details about his priesthood.[1] His role in the cosmology of the Planescape campaign setting was described in On Hallowed Ground (1996).[2]


Diinkarazan is tall and gaunt; his blankly staring face is dominated by huge red eyes with black pin-point pupils. His long streaming hair changes texture, color, and appearance randomly. He is bound to a stone throne, and cannot move, though every 50 years or so he manages to create an avatar to stalk derro communities and slay everything that moves.


He is the brother of Diirinka, who betrayed him while they were fleeing from Ilsensine's caverns.


Diinkarazan is kept in the Prison of the Mad God on the 586th layer of the Abyss, a whirling vortex of air and gas with rings of stones flying randomly about while he is constantly tormented by illusions of the things he most fears.


Diinkarazan cares for nothing but vengeance against his brother and his brother's creations.


Diinkarazan was driven completely mad by Ilsensine and has no actual worshipers.


Diinkarazan was the second derro created by the ancient Suloise, nearly as powerful a spellcaster as his brother Diirinka. They achieved apotheosis together, and together they explored the caverns of Ilsensine for the magical lore they would need to "perfect" their race. When Diirinka betrayed him, Diinkarazan was imprisoned by the god of the illithids in the Abyss, where he thinks of nothing but vengeance, blaming the derro for his suffering.


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