|James Jacobs Creative Director|
8. Spawn of Rovagug are magical beasts. But shouldn't they be qlippoth? Their father is a qlippoth, anyway.
9. In this page you implied that Rovagug killed Ra with only two normal attacks. How can this be possible? Ra is not a random minor god. He is the supreme god of Osirian Pantheon! Even if Rovagug is the most powerful god, how can he kill Ra that easily?
10. And you said that "two of Rovagug's tentacles extended out of the Dead vault..." But in many illustrations, Rovagug is described as a big spider, which has no tentacles. Does he have tentacles?
11. In this page you said that Azathoth is more powerful than Rovagug. Really? I thought that in Golarion universe, Pharasma is definitely the most powerful, Rovagug is the second, the unnamed god of the Dominion of the Black is the third, and Azathoth would be the fourth. Is Azathoth really that powerful?
12. In this page you said that even the great evils cannot be a match for the outer horrors. Then what if a gate is opened at the center of Azathoth's court that connects to the Boneyard? Will Azathoth still win? Pharasma is the most powerful in the world, anyway.
13. It's surprising that Rovagug and Nethys have no access to Madness domain. An omnicidal Maniac? Definitely mad. Nethys has dual personality. Which menas he is insane. They seem to deserve Madness domain. In other words, if a deity can have six domains, would Rovagug's and Nethys' sixth domain naturally be Madness?
8) Nope. They're Material Plane creatures, not outsiders. A deity doesn't need to be the same "type" as the things it creates. They break rules.
9) That's part of my home campaign, first of all, and shouldn't be taken as "Golarion canon." But that said, it's possible because deities don't follow rules, and because in the story I was telling, I wanted to shock and surprise my players by having Rovagug murder a well-known mythological entity that the players knew about. When you have a deity take part in your game, you get to let them do ANYTHING you want them to do.
10) Yes, he has tentacles.
11) I've said many times that Pharasma is the most oldest deity in the campaign, but "oldest" doesn't mean "most powerful." And yes, Azathoth IS very powerful, in part because he was invented by Lovecraft and has existed in the real world as a creature for nearly a century now, and by elevating him to a position of such power in Golarion, I'm paying respect to my favorite author. And again... we don't have rules for what a deity can do, and as such don't have a way to rank them. AND I reserve the right to change my mind when it comes to saying which deity is more powerful than the next, especially when this information has never appeared in print.
12) Depends what story you, I, or whomever wanted to tell when and if Azathoth were to suddenly appear in the Boneyard. Again, deities don't follow rules, so the person telling the story gets to decide what happens.
13) Deities have 5 domains, but in many cases more than 5 domains are appropriate for the deity. That means that once whoever designs the deity picks the deity's 5 domains, some of the ones that would have been appropriate get left out. In this case, Madness. If Rovagug had six domains, I would likely choose one of the following as his sixth domain: Darkness, Death, Earth, Madness, Repose, or Strength. Of those six, I'd probably pick Earth. If he had seven, I'd pick Strength. Madness would be the 8th or 9th choice. For Nethys it might be the 6th or 7th.