Father of Madness, Lord of Nightmares, The Grinning Lord
Divine Symbol: A grinning mask
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Portfolio: Nightmares, Insanity, Perversity
Domains: Chaos, Darkness, Evil, Madness, Trickery
Favored Weapon: Dagger
Jonarian was once a mere trickster, a sorcerer trained in the Alsforth Academy. Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, persecuted even by his allies for his unusual and erratic behavior, Jonarian slowly went insane, giving further and further into the dark nightmarish source of his powers.
The Grinning Lord has no dogma per say. Give in to your darkest desires. Become a terror of the night, less the terrors of the night prey on you.
Temples and Priests
There are no temples to Jonarian. At least not in the permanent sense. Abandoned warehouses, and occasional upperclass ballrooms play host to the dark revels of his priesthood. Often unsuspecting victims are lured to “play” with the congregation. Those that survive are usually welcomed to join.
Priests preside over these revelries, anonymous behind grinning masks. The rest of the time, they hide their rolls behind their every day life. The priest knows the names of his congregation, but never the other way around.