Intermediate Power of the Bleak Eternity of Gehenna
Symbol: A thin black obelisk
Home Plane: Gehenna (Thraotor)
Alignment: Neutral evil
Portfolio: Evil Cloud Giants, pride, honor, mental prowess and control
Core Worshipers: Giants
Worshipers: Evil Cloud Giants
Cleric Alignments: NE, LE, CE
Domains: Death, Domination* (CD), Evil, Mind* (CD), Sky* (RotW), Trickery.
Favored Weapon: +1 mighty cleaving morningstar
Description: Memnor appears as a kindly, golden-skinned giant with piercing eyes, wearing a deep blue robe. He is subtle, intelligent, charming, cultured, articulate, and cruel beyond words. Many giants consider him to be a loyal servant of Annam, but this is a lie. Memnor, in his arrogance, wishes to usurp Annam and Stronmaus and become the new leader of the giantish pantheon.
Dogma: Annam has grown old and weak, Memnor argues, and the fall of the ancient giant kingdoms was due to the creator god’s own ineptitude. The sharpest weapon ever forged is cunning; used with surprise and secrecy, cunning will win the day.
Relationships: Memnor is variously said to be the son, brother, or enemy of Annam, the giant god of creation. One myth says he was born from the severed head or ripped-out entrails of a titanic, sub-sentient, planet-eating monster slain by Annam or Stronmaus.
The giantish pantheon of gods consists of the leader Annam, as well as Diancastra, Grolantor, Hiatea, Iallanis, Karontor, Memnor, Skoraeus Stonebones, Stronmaus, Surtr, and Thrym. Other powers worshipped by giants or giant-type creatures include Baphomet, Cegilune, the Elder Elemental God, Kostchtchie, and Vaprak.
Memnor is allied with Grolantor. Of all the gods, Stronmaus is Memnor’s greatest and most implacable foe.
Clergy: Memnor’s clerics consider keeping their true ambitions a secret to be their highest duty. After sworn into the priesthood by the cleric of Amman, they are visited by senior clerics of Memnor and initiated in a secret ceremony, where they pledge to aid their master to overthrow the god of creation and put the god of pride, honor, and mental prowess on the throne. Even their followers do not know this, viewing their deity as an honest god of racial honor and pride. Memnor’s clerics also play the role of wise counselors and advocates for the underprivileged.
There is a special sign involving touching the left wrist with the index finger of the right hand that clerics of Memnor use to signal or warn one another, and several shades of meaning are possible through context and emphasis.
High-level clerics of Memnor receive wyvern servants from their god, which they summon by means of a fierce talon they wear in leather pouches around their necks.
Clerics of Memnor must be well-dressed and regal of manner. They proclaim the superiority of giants in general and cloud giants in particular.
Worshipers: Memnor is worshipped almost exclusively by evil cloud giants, his chosen instruments in his bid for power. He corrupted them by telling them of their natural superiority, that they were the first-born of giantkind and that all other breeds are inferior.
Memnor is worshipped rather perfunctorily by the cloud giant clan Azeil in the Barrier Peaks.
Rituals: Three times a year, Memnor’s cleric hold feasts in which other giants are invited to attend. Among themselves, the clerics meet with Memnor’s avatar and his wyvern servants on midnight every one hundred days. After these meetings, they gather their faithful cultists to discuss strategy and tactics.