Jergal Character in The Deluge | World Anvil
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Lord of the End of Everything, The Final Scribe, The Bleak Seneschal

Jergal is the fatalistic seneschal of the Lord of the Dead who keeps records on the final disposition of all the spirits of the dead. Both bland and excessively formal, he never angers and always speaks with a disembodied, chilling voice that echoes with the dry whisper of a long forsaken crypt. The Lord of the End of Everything strives only for an orderly accounting of the fate of the world as it slowly sinks into death. He is not evil or malicious, but impassively records the death of all things.

Divine Domains

  • Knowledge (Date of Birth, Time of Death)
  • Death (The end of all things)
  • Order (Fate, Law)


The Book of the Dead is an artifact that contains the name of everyone who has died and who shall die in the future. It is rumored that striking a name from the list would make that person immortal, and that writing a name and method of death into the book will make that fate come true.

Divine Symbols & Sigils

A skull biting a scroll

Tenets of Faith

Each being has an eternal resting place that is chosen for him or her at the moment of creation. Life is a process of seeking that place and eternal rest. Existence is but a brief aberration in an eternity of death. Power, success, and joy are as transitory as weakness, failure, and misery. Only death is absolute, and then only at its appointed hour. Seek to bring order to the chaos of life, for in death there is finality and a fixedness of state. Be ready for death for it is at hand and uncompromising. Life should be prolonged only when it serves the greater cause of the death of the world.


On the last night of the year, Jergal's clergy cease their endless toil for a full night. On this holy night, known as the Night of Another Year, the clerics read every name whose death they have recorded from the scrolls they have carefully inscribed over the past year. With a cry of "One Year Closer!", all the scrolls are then filed, and work begins the next day.

Divine Goals & Aspirations

To see the end of all things so that his work may be complete.
Divine Classification
Honorary & Occupational Titles
  • Lord of the End of Everything
  • The Final Scribe
  • The Bleak Seneschal
Alignment: Neutral   Portfolio: Fatalism, Burials   Worshippers: Undertakers, Monks, Grave Clerics


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