I am taking part in the 2021 A-Z Blogging Challenge. Throughout the month of April 2021, I will be blogging about aspects of my homebrew Dungeons & Dragons campaign world called Mavweth.
Abraxas is a demon who once resided within the Abyss. When the Elven Coalition opened the portal to the Far Realm, Abraxas was able to enter Mawveth as the barriers between the planes weakened.
In this newly born world, Abraxas found the opportunity he needed to establish himself as a god. Those few who claim to have gazed upon his true form describe him as a fat-bellied man with the head of a lion or a chicken, sometimes crowned, with a dragon’s tail, and serpents instead of legs. He also carries a whip in his hand. Although his appearance may seem comical as described, this is just another ploy to trick mortals into worshipping him.
Abraxas grants his followers magic amulets and charms that ward off sickness. Many who decide to dedicate themselves to Abraxas start down the path due to being afflicted with some sort of disease, usually radiation poisoning or exposure to some other kind of harmful substance, mundane or magical.
Abraxas’s true desire is to capture and enslave the souls of children. He will go to great lengths to trick mortals into entrusting the souls of their children to him. Souls are the commence of Devils, and although Abraxas is a Demon, he seeks to step over the “party line” to form alliances with several Devils that have come to power in Mawveth.
Read more about The Mawveth Chronicles here.