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by Marco Dalmonte

(Hui Da-Zhi, The Roaring Demon)
Patron of Hatred, Lord of Oppression, Bane of Alphatia

Level, Alignment, Sphere: 20th (Empyreal), CE, Entropy
Symbol: a white horned skull on a fire background shaped like a phoenix
Portfolio: destroy Alphatia and all Alphatians, hatred, vendetta, massacre
Worshipped in: Alphatia, Bellissaria, Esterhold, Isle of Dawn (Dunadale, East Portage), Alatian Isles, Known World (Thyatis), Norwold, Ochalea
Appearance: a 10' tall horned roaring demon with huge black bat wings, holding a greatsword in his right hand and a barbed whip in his left one.
History: last emperor of Old Alphatia under the name of Alphas IV, his senseless thirst for power and over inflated ego led him to create a schism in the philosophical debates of his people, decreeing the superiority of the Followers of Fire over those of Air. From ensuing civil war the world of the Alphatians was completely destroyed, forcing them to the exodus. Alphas IV was cursed and banned by his subjects, and he was presumed dead in the destruction of Old Alphatia around 1000 BC. However, he managed to flee before it was too late and wandered for decades through the outer planes, until he fell into Thanatos's clutches and began to undertake the path towards immortality. After centuries passed under the cruel fist of Thanatos (who had turned him into a roaring demon to serve him best), during which his resentment and power-hungry ego grew immensely, he was finally able to become a true immortal when he created the Mist Censer, a deadly artifact he used to kill all the inhabitants of a small outer plane and to collect all the souls he needed for his final upgrade. Two centuries after in BC 800, he discovered that descendants of the survivors escaped from Old Alphatia were living on a small planet of the Prime and from that moment his primary goal has become the annihilation of all the Alphatians, soaking the world in a bloodbath of terror and brutality.
Personality: Alphaks is an intelligent and cultured creature but he is extremely egocentric and prone to maniacal fits of rage. He considers himself a disciple of Thanatos, but he lacks his patron's patience and corruptive charisma, so he often tries to corrupt mortals using brute force, violence and threat. When he becomes extremely furious, he expresses his frustration with open acts of mass destruction and massacres. He is a merciless enemy of all Alphatian immortals (Alphatia, Razud, Koryis and Palartarkan) and a bitter rival of Orcus, with whom he competes for the crown of Prince of Destruction. He has no stable alliances (even Thanatos alienated him), even if he sometimes likes to cooperate with Talitha to torment and destroy the Alphatians.
Patron: Thanatos (who later abandoned him)
Allies: none stable, occasional alliances with Talitha
Enemies: Alphatia, Razud, Koryis, Palartarkan, Orcus
Classic D&D Stats:
Followers' Alignment: Chaotic
Favoured Weapon: broadsword or whip (also allowed all bludgeoning weapons and daggers)
Clerics' skills and powers: they can Backstab like a thief of same level, bonus Terrorise general skill
Avengers' skills and powers: they can backstab like a thief of same level
D&D 3E Stats:
Domains: Entropy, Chaos, Evil, Destruction, Vengeance
Preferred weapon: two-handed sword
Sources: M1, M2, DotE, WotI, HW