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Rakdos, the Defiler

Big as a dragon, with arms and legs muscled and proportioned like a gigantic wrestler. Two sets of horns, one arcing upward, outward, and backward like a steer's, the other arcing down and curving up like those of a humongous ram. Burning yellow eyes. Razor teeth, locked together in a rictus grin. A beard of bone spurs emerging from a wide jaw. Bat wings. Cloven hooves. Blood-red hide clothed in chains and skulls. And his brow, a wreath of flame,
      Rakdos embodies hedonism and is known for his capricious cruelty and megalomania. Older than the Guildpact itself, as well as Morden.  Rakdos is an ancient, powerful, and evil demon who personifies the chaotic fury of demonic beings.  He is also a consummate entertainer, whose mere appearance is an act of grisly performance art. A monstrous figure standing thirty feet tall, spreading enormous wings, crowned with fire and swinging a flaming scythe, Rakdos demands the spotlight. His every entrance is a showstopper. Rakdos' armour resembles the signet of the Rakdos guild.   Sometimes, after his grand entrance, Rakdos crouches to witness the performances of those who adore him. To them, his opinion is the only one that matters, but he is a demanding spectator. He has seen thousands of years of circus tricks and has no patience for performers who don't give their all. His flaming sword has brought more than one tepid show to a sudden and spectacular close.   Jaded as he is, Rakdos attends his cult's performances only rarely. He often retreats to one of his many lairs, be it below Rix Maadi in Ravnica, or even in the South Pole, where his main base of operations at the moment, The Palace of Insanity , for months or years at a time, but his followers know that he might emerge at any time to witness the latest spectacle. Getting him to show approval of a performance, or even actual interest, is regarded as the ultimate test of a Cultist of Rakdos.

Artifacts

Rakdos Keyrune (Uncommon).
 This dark granite keyrune is marbled with scarlet veins and carved with the leering visage of a mischievous demon. When activated, it transforms into a cackler.   Rakdos' Riteknife (Legendary). 
 Its blade is cruelly serrated, and its hilt resembles a demonic head and wings. Whenever you slay a creature with an attack using the dagger, the creature's soul is imprisoned inside the dagger, and that creature can be restored to life only by a wish spell. For each soul imprisoned in the dagger, your attacks with it deal an extra 1d4 necrotic damage on a hit. While the dagger is within 5 feet of you, your dreams are haunted by whispers from the trapped souls.  

Relationships

Rakdos, the Defiler

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Towards Rallaster

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Divine Classification
Demon Lord
Previously Held Ranks & Titles
Age
16,000
Spouses
Siblings
Children
Presented Sex
Male
Eyes
Red, Glowing Eyes of Flames
Weight
2000 KG
Founded Settlements
As a perfect representation of Evil, Chaos, and magic, Rakdos is unspeakably powerful. One of the most, if not thee most powerful Demon in all the planes, Rakdos has the infernal rage and chaotic destruction of a bull, and the darkest magics of abyss. A literal giant who towers over normal people, he is almost virtually unstoppable to the point where, even if he somehow suffers grievous injuries, he always returns to continue unleashing chaos. He is one of the most powerful beings in all of Ravnica, arguably the most powerful guildmaster, who's destruction was so unparralled that the powers that be of the plane invited him to become a Deity in the hopes that, by binding him to a greater purpose, his rampages would lessen, and Rakdos would possibly help serve a higher purpose in life. He wields a colossal flaming scythe that can decimate entire armies with a single swing, can create, and control any and all kinds of fires, is nigh impervious to damage, as well as unleash devastating black magic. He was able to fight and kill one of the Nephilim, eldritch Old Gods of the plane, and immediately after fought Project Kraj, an extremely powerful bioweapon. While it eventually absorbed Rakdos, putting him in a coma, this ultimately proved to be fatal for the ooze, as the demon's power proved to be too much to contain. Rakdos is one of the very few beings to not only directly assault Nicol Bolas, but survive doing so.

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