Mogis, God of Slaughter (Moh-Gis)
"Reneta launched a dozen arrows into the minotaur's hide, but he did not slow his charge. The fury of Mogis was upon him, and he made a promise to his god that there would be blood."
The god of brutality, blood, and beasts.
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Mogis, the dark twin of the god Iroas, is the horned god of wrath and pain. He is associated with slaughter, violence, bloodlust, war, and cannibalism. He is worshipped by mainly minotaurs and is known to take the form of a minotaur, as well. His "red eye" is used as a profanity in Meletis relating to violent death, while Akroan warriors are warned of the threat of giving in to his whims. Mogis can be best described as fury incarnate. Even the smallest of outbursts can be attributed to Mogis playing on the minds of mortals. He has been responsible for the darkest of betrayals and most brutal of wars. Those who seek to give their devotion to Mogis will be rewarded with strength beyond measure, but there is always a price for such power.
Mogis, God of Slaughter by Peter Mohrbacher
Mogis is one of the oldest gods on Ravnica. He and his twin were originally one being that was manifested as the savegery of war and bloodshed grew in the world. As decades passed, and wars came and went, the original being began having conflicting thoughts about the stature of war in Ravnica. This inner conflict eventually began to eat away at his mind, until he violently spit into two, forming Mogis and Iroas. The mind of a beast with the body to create war, and the mind of a man with a body made for it. Those who sought bloodlust and destruction followed Mogis, where those who upheld honor and tradition chose Iroas. This would eventually lead to one of the biggest wars fought on the planet even before the guilds were made.
THE WAR OF THE TWINS
Lines were drawn between the worshipers of war. One end sought that war should be honorable, and only made if necessary. The other desired plunder and death from battle. Skirmishes were fought across the forgotten lands of Ravnica, until all out war was finally realized. Each of the twin gods took command of thousands of their followers, and lead them into a grand battle across an ancient plane, long buried by the city built over it. Though the location of the battle was lost, the recorded history was kept with the priests and warriors who had it within their scriptures where it survives even today. It is written that Iroas and his warriors drew a pyrrhic victory, narrowly defeating his brother and his army.
Mogis, having been severely wounded from battle, was imprisoned for centuries. His twin as well was thought to be out of action for some time, recovering from his own devastating wounds. Mogis bid his time in prison to heal and to plot. He knew in his mind that the call for war would be every present as long as there existed life that could wage it. He watched as Ravnica evolved, seeing the guilds form and grow in power. As the guilds became the driving force for the world, Mogis, now nearly fully recovered, burst from his bindings and withdrew from Iroas' clutches, seeking to fan the flames of hate and the wicked nature of war and battle once again. With Jace, the Living Guildpack no longer present, the guilds have been growing tension between each other. Mogis will see to it that this war, The Guild Wars, will be his greatest creation.
Portent of Betrayal by Daarken
Mogis' fury can destroy even the closest of bonds.
Worshiped byCult of Rakdos
Holy WeaponGreat Axe
Divine SymbolBleeding Eye
Sacred AnimalWar Hound
Religious ColorsRed, Gold, Black
EdictsWar, Violence, Bloodlust, Wrath, Pain, Minotaurs, Hatred, Cannibalism
Standard SkillsBrawn, Evade, Combat Style (Cull the Weak)
Professional SkillsSkills that Priests may teach at major temples and gatherings
Clerics of Mogis are given access to the powers he offers. Some miracles are restricted to more trusted or higher ranking members of this religion. (WIP)
CommandmentsTrue worshipers of Mogis follow his commandments carefully, with those who ignore or are ignorant of such laws may find themselves praying to deaf ears, or worse.
- Offer a satisfying sacrifice to Mogis once a month.
- Slaughter your enemies with great prejudice. Let your brutality be a warning to others.
- Eat the heart of your worthy foes, it shall make you stronger.
- Do not associate with the weak.
- Kill. Kill for Mogis.