Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Myrkul, Bane,& Bhaal...The Dark Triad

Jergal (pronounced JER-gull ), also referred to as The Lord of the End of Everything, was the seneschal of the Lord of the Dead who keeps records on the final disposition of all the spirits of the dead. Jergal is unfeeling and excessively formal, he never angers and always speaks in a disembodied, chilling voice. He cares little for anything besides an orderly accounting of the fate of the world as it slowly sinks into death, he now serves Myrkul.

In ethos, Jergal is colder and more inhumane than his master, sanctioning the use and creation of undead by his followers, provided they serve the cause of advancing death in the world. He is not evil or malicious, but impassively records the death of all things.

Myrkul was a powerful adventuring necromancer in his youth, traveling with Bane and Bhaal when the three of them were mortals. Dedicated each to a quest to attain divinity for themselves, they travelled to the citadel of Jergal who, luckily for them was tiring of his existence as lord of the end of everything. Breaking off his skeletal knucklebones after an argument over which of the three would rule over the other two, they were each thrown by the mortals to determine which of Jergal's portfolios they would recieve. Malar tried and failed to interrupt this game. The end result was Myrkul gaining the portfolio of the Dead. Jergal served Myrkul as an aide for a time until Myrkul had settled into his new role.

1 comment:

James said...

Bhaal became lord of murder and Bane the god of strife.