Bahamut

The Platinum Dragon, King of the Good Dragons, Lord of the North Wind

Synopsis

Home Plane: Celestia
Alignment: Lawful Good
Portfolio: Good dragons, wind, wisdom
Domains: Air, Dragon, Good, Luck, Protection (Nobility, Storm)

Appearance

In his natural form, Bahamut is a long, sinuous dragon covered in silver-white scales that sparkle and gleam even in the dimmest light. Bahamut’s catlike eyes are deep blue, as azure as a midsummer sky, some say. Others insist that Bahamut’s eyes are a frosty indigo, like the heart of a glacier. Perhaps the two merely reflect the Platinum Dragon’s shifting moods.

Dogma

Bahamut is stern and very disapproving of evil. He brooks no excuses for evil acts. In spite of this, he is among the most compassionate beings in the multiverse. He has limitless empathy for the downtrodden, the dispossessed, and the helpless. He urges his followers to promote the cause of good, but prefers to let beings fight their own battles when they can. To Bahamut, it is better to offer information, healing, or a (temporary) safe refuge rather than to take others’ burdens upon oneself.

Background

Bahamut is revered in many locales. Though all good dragons pay homage to him, gold, silver, and brass dragons hold him in particularly high regard. Other dragons, even evil ones (except perhaps his archrival Tiamat) respect Bahamut for his wisdom and power.

Vassals
In addition to the seven great gold wyrms that often accompany him, Bahamut is served by several non-divine vassals and advisors made up of dragons and dragon-like beings:


Medrinia is a blue-green aquatic dragon said to have been born from the first tear that Bahamut shed after witnessing the desolation left after the first battle between Tiamat and the dragons of good. She dwells in the undersea palace of Sea Reach on the Prime Material Plane, allying with dolphins, sea-horses, and other aquatic dragons to defeat evil and protect good.


Xathanon is a burst of golden energy with draconic shape, said to be a physical embodiment of the Positive Energy Plane. It was created by Bahamut from positive energy long ago, and it serves Draco Paladin unswervingly. It has a special hatred for Dhrakoth the Corruptor, a negative energy being created by Tiamat.


Vanathor, the Golden Harpist, is Bahamut's advisor, appearing as a gold dragon with a swirl of rainbow colors on his breast. The Some myths say he was actually a dead god from an ancient pantheon, given new life by Bahamut's magic.

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